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NaVorro Bowman signs with Raiders
Navorro Bowman - LB, SFO

Just days after being released by San Francisco, linebacker NaVorro Bowman has landed across the bay, signing a one-year, $3 million deal with the Raiders.

Dynasty Analysis

It's a nice stop gap fit for both sides. Bowman wants to play for a contender and the Raiders are desperate for help at the linebacker level. Odds are you didn't do anything foolish like dropping Bowman, so I would start him just I would any other week. If anything his number might improve slightly, but I anticipate them staying fairly steady.

In San Francisco, Ray Ray Armstrong is the immediate pickup. It also looks like rookie Reuben Foster should return this week to replace Bowman on the field and wearing the green dot.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NFL.com
Oct 16: 8:15 PM EST
Hill gets bottled up again
Tyreek Hill - WR, KCC

Tyreek Hill caught five of seven targets for 34 scoreless yards, "adding" one rush for -9 yards in Sunday's 19-13 loss to Pittsburgh.

Dynasty Analysis

Hill continues to alternate good games with quiet ones in his first season as a full-time wide receiver. Hill is seeing a consistent target share - he has yet to see fewer than six or more than eight targets in a single game this year, but his waning usage as a runner or as an all-purpose weapon limits his big play upside. Regardless, he continues to show improvement as a route runner and has a promising future. Hill is a high-end dynasty WR3, with plenty of room for growth.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 16: 3:32 PM EST
Kelce struggles to get going
Travis Kelce - TE, KCC

In his return from a concussion, Kelce caught four of seven targets for 37 scoreless yards in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Steelers.

Dynasty Analysis

Concussions are scary injuries due to their nature, but Kelce's history isn't particularly notable, and it was great to see him back on the field healthy after leaving last week's game early. Kelce's game-to-game production has always been a little less consistent than his dynasty coaches would hope for; however, he always has a safe floor in terms of production - and this game was probably it. Kelce is a locked-in top-two dynasty tight end.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 16: 1:46 PM EST
Hunt surpasses 100 scrimmage yards yet again
Kareem Hunt - RB, KCC

Kareem Hunt rushed nine times for 21 yards and caught five of six targets for 89 yards in Kansas City's 19-13 loss to the Steelers.

Dynasty Analysis

After beginning his career with six touchdowns in his first three games, Hunt failed to reach the end zone for the third consecutive week. However, despite being bottled up on the ground, Hunt continued to compile fantasy points in droves via his involvement in the passing game. Even in games where the Chiefs are trailing, Hunt is proving that he'll be heavily relied upon. He's reached 100 scrimmage yards in each game this season. Hunt is a dynasty RB1.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 16: 1:36 PM EST
Landry with another massive target game
Jarvis Landry - WR, MIA

Jarvis Landry sees 14 targets, hauling in 8 receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown

Dynasty Analysis

Landry continues to be Jay Cutlers safety valve especially with Parker out of the game. Jarvis is now 5th in targets in the league with 57 over these 5 games, while everyone else on the list has 6 games under their belts. While his yardage is good for 46th best, Landry is still PPR gold and added a touchdown for owners.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN.com
Oct 16: 7:58 AM EST
Ajayi Shines in Win over Falcons
Jay Ajayi - RB, MIA

Jay Ajayi explodes on Sunday, rushing 26 times for 130 yards, added three targets as well.

Dynasty Analysis

Ajayi managed a 5 yard per rush attempt pace in a miraculous win over the Atlanta Falcons. Ajayi continued to pay off for those that bought into his fantastic run last year. He failed to find the endzone, but seeing his share of carries is a great sign. Look for this to continue and Ajayi to continue to climb the top tier of running backs.

DLF Analyst:       Source: espn.com
Oct 16: 7:55 AM EST
Darkwa crashes Gallman's coming out party
Orleans Darkwa - RB, NYG

Orleans Darkwa impressed against a stout Broncos defense for 117 yards on 21 carries.

Dynasty Analysis

The past few weeks it has looked like Wayne Gallman who could take over the Giants backfield, but Darkwa put up a very impressive game against the Broncos in helping to lead the team to it's first victory of the season. It is worth noting that the Giants offensive playcaller has changed, and Darkwa may simply be the best fit for his calling. This is a situation to continue to monitor for longer term trends.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 16: 6:32 AM EST
Engram featured player for Giants
Evan Engram - TE, NYG

Evan Engram hauled in five of seven targets for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Dynasty Analysis

No other player was targeted more than three times. In terms of the passing offense in 2017, this team goes through Engram as the featured player after a bevy of injuries at receiver. The growth and development of erred as a result of this should make him one of the top tight ends in the league moving forward.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 16: 6:29 AM EST
Josh Doctson scores
Josh Doctson - WR, WAS

Josh Doctson secured one of three targets for 11 yards and a touchdown

Dynasty Analysis

It's a step in the right direction for Doctson as he scored for the second time this year. The three targets are uninspiring but dynasty coaches just want to see him stay on the field and away from injury. His role does seem to be increasing although his snap count has been inconsistent of late. Now following Washington's bye, Doctson's chance to shine could come next week against a porous Philadelphia secondary. Johs Doctson remains no more than a back-end WR4 at the moment, but it's the ceiling that keeps dynasty coaches intrigued.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 15: 11:19 PM EST
Elijah McGuire tallies 22 yards
Elijah McGuire - RB, NYJ

McGuire only recorded 10 rushes on the day for 22 yards and didn't factor in the passing game.

Dynasty Analysis

McGuire whiffed on a golden opportunity on Sunday vs. a hapless Patriot defense. That said, no Jet rusher found much running room and McGuire's 10 rushes did lead all New York players. With Bilal Powell sidelined by injury, Matt Forte' co-started and reeled in eight of eight targets for 59 yards to go with nine rushes for 22 yards. The Jets just couldn't move the ball on the ground. McGuire has the body of work to suggest that he could be productive in both running and receiving roles but the Jets have yet to trust him significantly in the passing game, likely due to pass protection concerns. With both Powell and Forte' under contract until 2019, it's anyone's guess as to what McGuire's prospects are in 2018. Until then, his carries have been consistent over the past three games and, as a rookie, it's what dynasty coaches need to see to keep him rostered.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 15: 11:13 PM EST
Leonard Fournette "fine" after scary injury

Following the game, Leonard Fournette exclaimed that he was "fine" and that he only has a mild ankle sprain.

Dynasty Analysis

Fournette's knee appeared to hyper-extend as he planted and he immediately fell to the turf. Owners held their collective breath as he hobbled off the field. As it turns out, it is said that Fournette was cleared to return to the game following increased taping of the ankle but the coaching staff elected to hold him out. On the day, Fournette amassed 130 rushing yards on 21 attempts and scored his sixth touchdown of the year. He also provided two receptions for eight yards in the 17-27 loss. 75 of his yards came on his first carry of the day and he was mostly bottled up following. Fournette is giving fellow rookie Kareem Hunt a run for the rookie of the year honor but don't count out Houston's rookie quarterback, Deshaun Watson. Through six games, Fournette has rushed for just shy of 600 yards and six touchdowns. He's a bonafide RB1 in dynasty.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 15: 11:02 PM EST
Will Fuller continues touchdown streak
Will Fuller - WR, HOU

Will Fuller scored his fifth touchdown in three games.

Dynasty Analysis

Fuller only caught two passes but he made them count. Against the Browns on Sunday, he produced two receptions, 62 yards and another touchdown on five targets. Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson seems to be the tonic that was needed to kick-start the slumping Texans and Fuller's return from injury adds a much-needed deep threat. It's safe to assume that Fuller will not be able to maintain his torrid pace of production, but either way, he's well outplaying his drafted position and should maintain his fantasy relevance as long as he steers clear of the trainer's table. He's best as an upside WR3 in fantasy and a perfect last-flex play that can produce like a low-end WR1 on occasion.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 15: 10:52 PM EST
Hogan, Browns inept again
Kevin Hogan - QB, CLE

The Browns have now lost 16 straight and Kevin Hogan was more of the same. Hogan was 20 of 37 passing for 140 yards with a garbage time touchdown to Seth Devalve and three interceptions. He also contributed an intentonal grounding penalty in the end zone resulting in a safety.

Dynasty Analysis

The Browns are a wasteland for fantasy football. The QB play is atrocious, only to be overshadowed by the equally or more atrocious wide receiver play. The running backs have been adequate in limited usage due to the lopsidedness of most games and are only desperation starts. The tight ends, Seth Devalve and David Njoku are the best healthy pass catchers on the team, but are just middle of the pack as NFL ability goes and are just desperation starts for 2017.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Fox Sports
Oct 15: 10:47 PM EST
Deshaun Watson continues his winning ways
Deshaun Watson - QB, HOU

Texans' rookie phenom remained phenomenal on Sunday, amassing 225 yards, three touchdowns and an interception against the Browns. He also chipped in with 23 yards rushing on six attempts.

Dynasty Analysis

With Sunday's performance, Watson now sits atop the quarterback rankings in most formats as he notched his fourth 25+ fantasy point performance in a row. It's all clicking right now for the rookie. Will Fuller's return has bolstered the deep passing game and DeAndre Hopkins continues to rack up targets and touchdowns. Houston's rushing game has been lackluster but Watson's continued success through the air will likely open up more yards on the ground. A popular late-second and, even early-third round, selection in rookie drafts, Watson is proving that the popular strategy of not selecting rookie quarterbacks inside the top-15 selections shouldn't be written in concrete for those with needs at the position. It's safe to move Watson within the top ten at the position.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 15: 8:00 PM EST
Alex Collins gets 15 carries
Alex Collins - RB, BAL

Alex Collins churned out 74 yards on 15 carries.

Dynasty Analysis

Better than his nearly 5.0 ypc. average was the fact that Collins didn't put a ball on the ground. Coach Harbaugh spelled it out plainly when he suggested that players who fumble don't have a role on offense. Collins has responded with two weeks of fumble-free football. It has been a nearly 50/50 split of touches with fellow back Buck Allen but Collins has shown to be the better inside runner. He doesn't factor in the passing game, having not recorded a reception in 2017, but his volume on the ground should keep him rostered in Dynasty. Terrance West remains injured and there's nothing but blue sky ahead of Collins in the near-term for further work. Still only 23 years of age, there's plenty of upside here.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 15: 7:48 PM EST
Breshad Perriman enters concussion protocol

Breshad Perriman exited week six early with a concussion

Dynasty Analysis

Finally healthy to begin the season, it was supposed to be a break-out year for the third-year receiver. Instead, he's garnered exactly 18 targets, turning them into four receptions and 26 yards. In a receiving corps. with little above him on the depth chart, there are few excuses for the under-performing Perriman. He can't stay off the training table and when he is on the field, lack of production and further injury seems to be the only result. It's finally time to move on from Perriman unless your league has extremely deep rosters.

DLF Analyst:      
Oct 15: 7:42 PM EST
Aaron Jones Tallies 42 yards in Loss to Vikings
Aaron Jones - RB, GBP

Jones ran for 41 yards on 13 carries and caught one pass for one yard against the Vikings in week six.

Dynasty Analysis

Splitting time almost evenly with starter Ty Montgomery, neither running back really got going after Aaron Rodgers was lost to injury early in the game. It's unclear at this point if the split was due to Montgomery being limited or if the Green Bay coaching staff sees the Packers' backfield as a timeshare so it will be interesting to see how they use the running backs in week seven against the Saints when they may choose to focus more on their rushing attack. Jones has RB2 upside but has a low floor as long as Montgomery is healthy.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NFL.com
Oct 15: 5:58 PM EST
Ty Montgomery Splits Carries in Return from Injury
Ty Montgomery - RB, GBP

Montgomery carried 10 times for 28 yards and caught one pass for three yards in the Packers' week six loss to the Vikings.

Dynasty Analysis

Montgomery split time, almost evenly with rookie Aaron Jones and dropped a wide open touchdown pass which would have saved his fantasy day. The two Green Bay tailbacks may continue to eat at each others' dynasty value although the Packers may lean on the running game more with Aaron Rodgers sidelined.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NFL.com
Oct 15: 5:51 PM EST
Brett Hundley Throws 3 INT in Relief, To Start
Brett Hundley - QB, GBP

After Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone early in Green Bay's week six loss to the Vikings Hundley took over, completing 18-of-33 passes for 157 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

Dynasty Analysis

Although Hundley looked shaky at best, he'll now take over as the Packers starter according to Mike McCarthy. With a full week to prepare as the starter and a supporting cast including Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, he should have a fighting chance to put up QB2 numbers going forward - despite the injuries along the offensive line.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Packers Twitter Account
Oct 15: 5:42 PM EST
Aaron Rodgers Breaks Collarbone in Week 6 Loss
Aaron Rodgers - QB, GBP

Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone early against the Vikings. The Packers official Twitter account suggested the quarterback may be out for the season.

Dynasty Analysis

It's interesting that somebody in public relations handling the Packers Twitter account would even bring up how long Rodgers could miss. This is the second time Rodgers has broken his collar bone and the first time (in 2013) he missed seven games. By that timeline, there is a chance Rodgers could return late in the season if Green Bay is still in the playoff hunt but dynasty owners should be looking for other long-term answers. Rodgers makes for an interesting trade target if he's on a contending roster in dynasty leagues.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Packers Twitter Account
Oct 15: 5:34 PM EST
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