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Washington's DeSean Jackson not at practice

Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Jackson also missed Wednesday's practice, and there are now some serious concerns about his availability for Sunday. If he doesn't play, Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon will likely see an up-tick in targets.

If Jackson does play, our models project him for 4 receptions, 57 yards and 0.46 touchdowns. He is our 28th-ranked fantasy wideout for Week 7.


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Jordan Reed (concussion) not practicing for Washington on Thursday

Washington tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) did not practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Reed got in some limited work on Wednesday, but this is a bad sign for his availability in Week 7. Vernon Davis would once again get the start if Reed is out.

Whichever tight end starts for Washington is a strong fantasy football option, as the Detroit Lions rank 32nd in Adjusted Passing Defensive Net Expected Points per play.


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Theo Riddick (ankle) misses Lions' practice again Thursday

Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick (ankle) missed another practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

After missing both Wednesday and Thursday practices, Riddick looks like a long shot to suit up against Washington in Week 7. Dwayne Washington, Justin Forsett and Zach Zenner will share running back duties if Riddick sits.

If Riddick does play, our models project him for 10 carries, 46 yards and 0.35 touchdowns on the ground, as well as 4 receptions for 35 yards through the air.


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Eddie Lacy (ankle) will undergo surgery, placed on Packers' injured reserve

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy will undergo ankle surgery, and has been placed on the injured reserve.

What It Means:

With James Starks out for four weeks, the Packers have no depth at running back and recent practice squad call-up Don Jackson will share time with Knile Davis and wide receiver Ty Montgomery in the backfield.

Lacy was turning in a solid season before the injury, and his 0.08 Rushing Net Expected Points per carry ranked sixth among the 29 backs with 50-plus carries through Week 6.


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Texans' Will Fuller (hamstring) gets in another practice on Thursday

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (hamstring) practiced on Thursday.

What It Means:

As expected, Fuller should be ready to go for Monday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Our models project Fuller for 3 receptions, 47 yards and 0.18 touchdowns. He is our 48th-ranked wideout of the week as he takes on a Denver defense that ranks second in Adjusted Defensive Passing Net Expected Points per play.


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Odell Beckham (hip) misses Giants' Thursday practice

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hip) did not practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Missing both Wednesday and Thursday's practice is a big red flag, and it's worth monitoring Beckham's status very closely. Fantasy owners should keep in mind that the Giants play in London on Sunday morning.

If Beckham does play, he is our third-ranked fantasy receiver on the week. Our models project him for 7 receptions, 89 yards and 0.53 touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams.


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Terrelle Pryor (hammy) sits again Thursday for Browns

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

What It Means:

Browns head coach Hue Jackson said on Wednesday that he was "very hopeful" Pryor would be available in Week 7, but did say the receiver would need to log at least one practice. A session on Friday would be enough to get the green light for Sunday, but there's no indication he'll be able to participate, even in a limited capacity. Pryor is arguably the only weapon Cleveland has available in their passing game. Gary Barnidge could see an uptick in targets.

numberFire's metrics currently project Pryor to catch 5 passes for 67 yards and 0.38 touchdowns in Week 7 if he's able to play.


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Bills' LeSean McCoy (hamstring) doesn't participate Thursday

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

What It Means:

Things don't sound good for McCoy's Week 7 status. Expect Mike Gillislee to start against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

On 17 attempts this season, Gillislee is averaging 0.42 Rushing Net Expected Points per play. That is the best mark in the league among all backs with at least 10 carries.


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Robert Woods on sidelines at Bills' practice

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (foot) did not practice Thursday.

What It Means:

This makes two consecutive missed practices for Woods, although head coach Rex Ryan said he isn't concerned. The receiver was seen wearing a walking boot in the Bills' locker room Wednesday. Woods' absence would leave Tyrod Taylor without much to throw to against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Charles Clay could be busy.

If available, our models expect Woods to catch 4 passes for 52 yards and 0.33 touchdowns.


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Tyler Eifert practices again on Thursday for Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (back) practiced on Thursday.

What It Means:

Eifert didn't need any support for his surgically-repaired ankle. He appears likely to play, as long as he can get in a full practice before the weekend. The tight end should be fine to be plugged into lineups for his first game back in a plus matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

Our models are tempering expectations, projecting Eifert to catch just 2 passes for 25 yards and 0.22 touchdowns in limited action.


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