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Larry Fitzgerald scores Cardinals' lone touchdown in blowout loss

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-8 targets for 40 yards and 1 touchdown in Thursday's 10-45 loss to the Denver Broncos.

What It Means:

Fitzgerald was targeted 8 times for the 2nd week in row, but really the touchdown saved his fantasy-day, as he failed to top 40 receiving yards for the sixth-straight game.

numberFire's models projected Larry Fitzgerald for 8.1 FanDuel points and he finished with 12.0 on Thursday.

Phillip Lindsay finds the endzone in Broncos' dismantling of Cardinals

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay rushed 14 times for 90 yards and 1 touchdown in Thursday's 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

What It Means:

Lindsay saw 1 more carry than Royce Freeman, but out-gained him by 53 yards on the ground. The 14 carries are 1 shy of his season-high and he has now averaged at least 4.5 yards per carry in every game this season, for an average of 5.7 yards per carry on the season as a whole.

numberFire's models projected Lindsay for 10.5 FanDuel points and he topped that with 16.1 on Thursday.

Emmanuel Sanders catches and throws for touchdown passes in Broncos' win

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught 6-of-7 targets for 102 yards and 1 touchdown in Thursday's 45-10 blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals.

What It Means:

Sanders was actually on the other end of the Broncos first passing touchdown of the night, throwing a 28-yard bullet to Courtland Sutton in the endzone. He then racked up 81 of his 102 yards over the remainder of the first half, before the Broncos coasted to victory after halftime.

numberFire's models projected Sanders for 10.8 FanDuel points and he exploded for 24.3 on Thursday.

Dolphins' Frank Gore projected to be an RB3 in Week 7

numberFire projects Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore to be the RB28 in standard leagues in Week 7.

What It Means:

Gore's workload has been steadily growing throughout the season. He had 15 carries for 101 yards in Miami's Week 6 win over the Bears. He had just one fewer touch than Kenyan Drake despite being on the field for 19 fewer snaps.

We project him for 58.0 yards from scrimmage, 0.3 touchdowns, and 1.3 receptions this week.

Source: numberFire

Titans' Marcus Mariota projected to struggle again in Week 7

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is projected to finish as the QB27 in Sunday's game versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

What It Means:

Mariota has topped 130 passing yards just once in 5 appearances this season, while throwing just 2 touchdowns compared to 4 interceptions. He took a whopping 11 sacks last week and figures to be in for another tough day as the Titans have the 3rd-lowest implied total of any team this week as they take on the Chargers in London.

numberFire's models project Mariota to throw for 221.2 yards with 1.1 touchdowns and 1.1 interceptions, totaling 14.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,800.

Source: numberFire

Eli Manning projected to be a top-12 quarterback option in Week 7

numberFire.com projects New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning to be the QB12 in fantasy for Week 7.

What It Means:

Manning was dreadful in last Thursday's matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he has a couple of things working in his favor this week. One, will likely get tight end Evan Engram back. Two, he faces an Atlanta Falcons defense that has given up the second-most points per game to opposing quarterbacks.

We project Eli to finish with 254.6 passing yards, 2.0 touchdowns, 0.8 interceptions, and 13.4 rushing yards.

Source: numberFire

Cowboys' Tavon Austin (groin) will not play in Week 7

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavor Austin will not play against the Washington Redskins in Week 7.

What It Means:

Austin is dealing with a groin injury. Dallas won't "throw out their jet sweep runs", however, according to Cowboys beat writer Brandon George.

Austin has just 13 touches all season. We project him for just 12.1 catches, 163.8 receiving yards, and 1.1 receiving touchdowns over the rest of the season.

Adrian Peterson (ankle/shoulder) limited in Thursday's practice

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday.

What It Means:

Peterson missed Wednesday's practice, but returned to the field as a limited participant on Thursday, ahead of Sunday's divisional matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys. He has played in all 5 of Washington's games this season and does not appear to be in danger of missing Week 7.

numberFire's models project Peterson for a combined 84.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns, totaling 12.8 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,900.

Sam Bradford inactive for Cardinals on Thursday night

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford will once again be inactive for Thursday's game versus the Denver Broncos.

What It Means:

Bradford will not dress on game day for the fourth-straight week. He has not suited up for the Cardinals since losing the starting job to Josh Rosen, which is not surprising considering he is owed $312,000 for every game in which he is active. Josh Rosen will draw the start again, with Mike Glennon serving as his backup.

Through 3 starts this season, Bradford completed 62.5% of his passes for an average of 133.3 yards, 0.7 touchdowns and 1.3 interceptions per game.

Jamison Crowder (ankle) reportedly 'out a few weeks' for Washington

Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder is "out a few weeks" with an ankle sprain, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

What It Means:

Crowder hasn't officially been ruled out for Week 7 but the injury is apparently going to keep him out more games. Paul Richardson (knee) is questionable to play Sunday versus the Dallas Cowboys, so Washington's three-wide sets may consist of Josh Doctson, Maurice Harris, and either Michael Floyd or Jehu Chesson, who was promoted from the practice squad on Thursday.

Crowder is averaging 7.4 FanDuel points in four games this season, with 13 catches (20 targets) for 134 yards and 1 touchdown.

Bears' Allen Robinson (groin) did not practice on Thursday

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson missed Thursday's practice with a groin injury.

What It Means:

Robinson was downgraded from a limited participant in Wednesday's session to not taking part at all in Thursday's practice, ahead of Sunday's game versus the New England Patriots. He is currently second on the team in targets, behind Taylor Gabriel.

Pending his availability, numberFire's models project Robinson for 8.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,500 in Week 7.

T.J. Yeldon (foot, ankle) practices for Jaguars Thursday

Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (foot, ankle) returned to practice Thursday.

What It Means:

Yeldon was limited after sitting out Wednesday's session. He should be fine for Sunday's matchup against the Houston Texans after a quiet Week 6.

numberFire's models project Yeldon to score 9.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,800 in Week 7. He's currently the RB26 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

DeAndre Hopkins (foot) sits out Texans practice Thursday

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (foot) did not practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Hopkins was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, so his availability on Friday will be something to keep an eye on. The Texans visit Jalen Ramsey and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7.

Assuming he plays, numberFire's models project Hopkins to score 14.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,500 in Week 7. He's currently the WR11 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Sean Lee (hamstring) practices in full for Cowboys Thursday

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) was upgraded to a full participant on Thursday's injury report for Week 7 versus the Washington Redskins.

What It Means:

Lee missed the past three games. His likely return will be a slight downgrade for Adrian Peterson's Week 7 outlook.

The Cowboys D/ST is currently 14th in numberFire's weekly fantasy rankings.

T.Y. Hilton (chest, hamstring) downgraded at Colts practice Thursday

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) was downgraded to a limited participant on Thursday's injury report for Week 7 versus the Buffalo Bills.

What It Means:

Hilton turned in a full session on Wednesday but the Colts are likely just managing his reps as the wideout looks to return from a two-game absence. Hilton has 21 catches on 38 targets for 294 yards and 2 touchdowns in four outings this season.

numberFire's models project Hilton to score 13.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,300 in Week 7. He's currently the WR18 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Gerald McCoy (calf) not practicing for Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy (calf) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.

What It Means:

McCoy made an early exit from Week 6 with the calf injury and it sounds like the Buccaneers may be without him on Sunday. It's an upgrade for Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns in what was already an appealing Week 7 draw.

The Buccaneers D/ST is 13th in numberFire's Week 7 fantasy rankings.

Cowboys' Terrance Williams (foot, injured reserve) suspended 3 games for substance-abuse

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (foot, injured reserve) has been suspended 3 games by the National Football League for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

What It Means:

Williams was arrested in May for public intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident. He hasn't played since Week 3.

Williams averaged 1.4 FanDuel points in two games, with 2 receptions on 3 targets for 18 scoreless yards.

Mohamed Sanu (hip) does not practice for Falcons Thursday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (hip) did not practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Calvin Ridley (ankle) also sat out Thursday after Falcons head coach Dan Quinn indicated both were expected to practice. Atlanta faces the New York Giants on Monday, so the extra day off could allow Sanu to heal and suit up. He was held out of the second half of Week 6 due to a lingering hip problem.

numberFire's models currently expect Sanu to play and score 9.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,800 in Week 7. He's the WR31 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Calvin Ridley (ankle) held out for Falcons Thursday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (ankle) did not practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn indicated Ridley would practice on Thursday, so this is discouraging but there's still time for him to get in some reps before Monday's game against the New York Giants. Mohamed Sanu (hip) also sat out.

Operating under the assumption Ridley plays, numberFire's models project him to score 8.3 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,400 in Week 7. He's currently the WR35 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Saints' Ted Ginn (knee) reportedly placed on injured reserve

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, reports Field Yates of ESPN.

What It Means:

Ginn injured his knee in Week 4. There's a chance he could return after sitting out the minimum eight weeks. Third-round rookie Tre'Quan Smith (3 targets, 3 catches, 111 yards, 2 touchdowns in Week 5) will be the primary beneficiary and Cameron Meredith could also see an uptick in targets.

Ginn Jr. averaged 8.5 FanDuel points in four games, with 12 receptions (22 targets) for 135 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) did not practice for Minnesota on Thursday

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was not a participant in Thursday's practice ahead of the team's Week 7 game against the New York Jets.

What It Means:

Cook has been battling the injury all season long, and despite getting in a full practice session on Wednesday, he seems to have suffered a setback once again. If he's unable to go, Latavious Murray would continue in his starting role.

Should he find a way to play, our models project Cook for 45.4 rushing yards, 28.9 receiving yards, 0.3 touchdowns, and 10.5 FanDuel points.

Carson Wentz (back) practices in full for Eagles Thursday

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (back) practiced in full on Thursday.

What It Means:

Wentz was limited on Wednesday due to a minor back injury. He's averaging 298.0 yards per game and has thrown 8 touchdowns with 1 interception. The Eagles face the Carolina Panthers in Week 7.

numberFire's models project Wentz to score 19.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,600 in Week 7. He's currently the QB15 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Rhett Ellison (foot) a full participant in Thursday's practice for New York

New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison practiced in full on Thursday ahead of the team's Week 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

What It Means:

Ellison was ruled out last week with a foot injury but all signs point to the veteran pass-catcher to make his return on Monday Night Football.

Our models project Ellison for 0.7 catches, 7.5 yards, 0.1 touchdowns, and 1.5 FanDuel points.

Source: Dan Duggan

Evan Engram (knee) practicing in full for New York on Thursday

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram was a full participant at Thursday's practice ahead of the team's Week 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

What It Means:

Engram has been out since Week 3 after suffering an injury the sprained MCL against the Houston Texans, and since the game against Atlanta is on Monday night, the young pass-catcher will have an extra day to be ready to play. Expect him to be an option for the offense.

Our models project Engram for 2.2 catches, 22.0 yards, 0.2 touchdowns, and 4.3 FanDuel points.

Source: Dan Duggan

Terrelle Pryor (groin) absent from Thursday's practice

New York Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor was not a participant in Thursday's practice ahead of the team's Week 7 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

What It Means:

Pryor played very well last Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, catching five passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. However, he seems to be doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Should he find a way to suit up, our models project Pryor for 2.3 catches, 34.5 yards, 0.3 touchdowns, and 6.1 FanDuel points.

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