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Travis Fulgham heads to Miami
Travis Fulgham - WR, MIA

The Dolphins have signed wide receiver Travis Fulgham to their practice squad.

Dynasty Analysis

Fulgham was released by the Eagles and ends up with Miami the following day. A 2019 late round draft pick of the Lions, Fulgham became a true dynasty darling last season highlighted by a 10/152/1 game against Pittsburgh in week two before crashing back to earth in stunning fashion. After getting a whopping 37 targets the first four weeks, Fulgham only had 30 the rest of last year, resulting in a pedestrian 38/539/4 line for the season. After the Eagles addressed the position in the off-season, Fulgham was sent to the practice squad and subsequently released this week. The Dolphins hope one team's trash is another team's treasure and will at least take a look at him in the coming weeks. At this point, there's no need to grab Fulgham off the wire.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Dolphins.com
Oct 12: 3:59 PM EST
Elijah McGuire back with Kansas City
Elijah McGuire - RB, KCC

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back Elijah McGuire to their practice squad.

Dynasty Analysis

With Clyde Edwards-Helaire banged up and on IR, the Chiefs are currently left with Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon as their primary runners. McGuire is familiar with the Chiefs system after spending time there the past two seasons. The Chiefs are also reportedly interested in trading for Marlon Mack, but there's nothing imminent on that front. McGuire isn't worth a roster spot unless he's called up to the active roster, but this is at least a situation to monitor.

DLF Analyst:       Source: SB Nation
Oct 12: 1:52 PM EST
David Njoku rising
David Njoku - TE, CLE

Browns tight end David Njoku has seen a rise in snaps over the past two weeks and he broke out in week five.

Dynasty Analysis

Njoku is essentially splitting time with Austin Hooper, evidenced by his 98 snaps to Hooper's 108 over the past two games. In the team's week five loss vs. the Chargers, Njoku produced 149 yards and a touchdown on 7-of-7 receiving. Still largely forgotten in dynasty as DLF's TE35, it's time to see if the 25-year-old Njoku is available on your waiver wire. Keep in mind that he's also a free agent in 2022.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Fantasy Pros
Oct 12: 8:53 AM EST
Dan Arnold sees 52 snaps
Dan Arnold - TE, JAC

Jaguars tight end Dan Arnold played 52 (73%) snaps in the team's loss in week five

Dynasty Analysis

The team remains winless but it's a positive script for recent acquisition Dan Arnold who led the team in yardage on Sunday, producing 64 yards on 6-of-8 receiving. Arnold is clearly the tight end to own on in Jacksonville but is best utilized as an upside TE2 option for now. The 26 year old is listed as DLF's TE38 and could be considered an upside value at this ranking with the Jaguars playing from behind every week.

DLF Analyst:       Source: FootballGuys
Oct 12: 8:46 AM EST
Tommy Tremble sees 27 snaps
Tommy Tremble - TE, CAR

Panthers rookie tight end Tommy Tremble played 27 (38%) snaps in week five.

Dynasty Analysis

Meanwhile, Ian Thomas played 45 total snaps. Tremble produced 12 yards and his first touchdown on 2-of-4 receiving but played behind veteran Ian Thomas in the teams loss to the Eagles. With many analysts calling for an immediate rise in Tremble's value following the departure of Dan Arnold, it looks as if it's going to take some time before the tight end situation sorts itself out. Tremble is found as DLF's TE29 and should be rostered but is best served as a developmental TE3 until his role and snaps increase.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Fantasy Pros
Oct 12: 8:37 AM EST
C. Edwards-Helaire to miss multiple weeks

Updating our earlier report, Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire will miss "a few weeks" after suffering a sprained MCL in week five.

Dynasty Analysis

Strange as it is, it's arguably the best possible outcome and Chiefs will have their RB1 one back later this season. After a slow start to 2021, the sophomore back had produced two 100-yard games in weeks three and four before falling to the injury in week five. Now DLF's RB14, CEH continues to slip in the rankings due to production lagging expectation though he remains only 22 years of age.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter
Oct 11: 1:25 PM EST
Kyle Pitts breaks out
Kyle Pitts - TE, ATL

Falcons rookie tight end Kyle Pitts scored his first touchdown and produced 119 yards on 9-of-10 receiving in the team's win vs. the Jets in week five

Dynasty Analysis

It only took five weeks and a trip across the pond for the upside rookie to finally find the end zone. In actuality, the Falcons had no other top target to throw to but the Jets still couldn't contain the dynamic rookie and Matt Ryan looked at him as the first option on most every drop-back. On the season, Pitts now has 308 yards and one touchdown on 24-of-36 receiving and should be in line for an increasing role even following the returns of both top receiver targets, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage. As DLF's TE2, ultra-rich premium is already baked into Pitts' dynasty value and he'll need to continue to produce at a high level to maintain his ranking.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 11: 12:23 PM EST
Quintez Cephus breaks collarbone
Quintez Cephus - WR, DET

Lions receiver Quintez Cephus broke his collarbone in week five, an injury which may cost him the remainder of the 2021 season.

Dynasty Analysis

A bad season for the Lions only gets worse. The winless team is laden with youth at receiver and Cephus, 2020's fifth-round rookie selection, had shown signs of becoming the team's top wideout. On the season, the sophomore generated 15 receptions, 204 yards and two touchdowns and is now likely to miss at least the next 8-10 weeks with little incentive for the team to risk further injury in 2021. He's listed as DLF's WR85.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Tom Pelissero via Twitter
Oct 11: 12:15 PM EST
J. Smith-Schuster out for season

Confirming our earlier update, Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster will undergo shoulder surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2021 season.

Dynasty Analysis

From Earlier: On the season, the 24-year-old has reeled in 15 receptions for 129 yards and zero touchdowns. Looking for a bigger contract in 2022, the big receiver signed a one-year $8M contract and will hit free agency in 2022. With only a single 1,000 yard receiving year (2018) on record, Smith-Schuster may need to sign a one-year "prove it" deal in 2022 before trying to land a larger contract for 2023 and beyond, though in 2020, he did post a career high nine touchdowns on 97 receptions. He's found as DLF's WR30 and this latest injury is certain to cause further slide in value.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter
Oct 11: 12:10 PM EST
C. Edwards-Helaire injures knee

Chiefs second-year running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire injured his knee during the team's week five loss to Buffalo and did not return.

Dynasty Analysis

Information on CEH's injury has been sparse and there's no word yet on the severity though he was allowed to leave the field on his feet with aid. After a slow start to 2021, the sophomore back had produced two 100-yard games in weeks three and four before falling to the injury in week five. Now DLF's RB14, CEH continues to slip in the rankings due to production lagging expectation though he remains only 22 years of age. We'll update further when we learn more about his timetable for return.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Arrowhead Pride
Oct 11: 11:01 AM EST
Josh Gordon gets first reception
Josh Gordon - WR, KCC

Chiefs receiver Josh Gordon caught his lone target in the teams loss to the Bills in week five.

Dynasty Analysis

Gordon was active for the first time and is obviously still learning the offense though it's starting to appear the team may need him in the mix to change-up the depth chart following the team's disappointing performance in the loss. Gordon is a complete wildcard and will be difficult to count on for production going forward but that hasn't stopped him from being a hot addition in dynasty leagues on the hope he can develop chemistry with Patrick Mahomes. Gordon, DLF's sparsely ranked WR114, has only just begun to appear on our receiver rankings and his performance over the next few weeks will determine whether he remains there.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 11: 10:53 AM EST
Maxx Williams may miss season
Maxx Williams - TE, ARI

Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams may have suffered a season-ending knee injury in week five.

Dynasty Analysis

Those who saw the injury know that it had the look of a season-ending injury. Williams, who had recently been emerging as a target for Kyler Murray will fade back into anonymity once the news is confirmed. He's unranked on DLF's tight end rankings just as he was set to make an appearance following another week of production.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter
Oct 11: 10:47 AM EST
Kenny Golladay injures knee
Kenny Golladay - WR, NYG

Giants receiver Kenny Golladay injured his knee in week five against the Cowboys and did not return

Dynasty Analysis

The injury was said to be a hyperextended knee and while he attempted to play through it, the pain continued to get worse and he didn't return for the second half. Add this injury to the previous hip and groin injuries impacting the high-priced 2021 acquisition and it's par for the course for the G-men this year who have few healthy receivers remaining. The severity of Golladay's injury is not yet known and he should be considered week-to-week until we here more. He's found as DLF's WR36 but is certain to see a further decline in value over the near term.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NY Post
Oct 11: 10:44 AM EST
Saquon Barkley sprains ankle
Saquon Barkley - RB, NYG

Giants running back Saquon Barkley is week-to-week following a sprained left ankle suffered early in week five.

Dynasty Analysis

The silver lining in this story is in the belief that the injury-prone star has avoided the dreaded "high ankle" sprain. Mired on a poor team since coming into the league in 2018 as the second-overall selection, Barkley has only one (2018) 16-game slate on his resume' and has suffered a myriad of injuries, most notably a torn ACL early in 2020. Only recently given the green light for a full workload, prospects were looking up before Sunday's injury and while the timetable for his return should be limited to a week or two, it's fair to question just how productive the top back will remain once he returns. Thus far in 2021, Barkley has produced 195 yards and two touchdowns on 54 carries and 130 yards and a single touchdown on 14 receptions. He's listed as DLF's RB4 but expect to see this value decline as frustrated dynasty owners begin questioning the stud's future value.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter
Oct 11: 10:33 AM EST
Kadarius Toney explodes
Kadarius Toney - WR, NYG

Giants rookie receiver Kadarius Toney produced 189 yards on 10-of-13 receiving in a week five loss to the Cowboys

Dynasty Analysis

Toney was the lone bright spot for the G-men on Sunday in a game which saw them lose quarterback Daniel Jones, receiver Kenny Golladay and, yet again, running back Saquon Barkley, all to injury. Toney could not be controlled by the Dallas secondary and consistently found soft spots in zone coverage and created separation on crossing routes before being ejected late in the game for throwing a punch. Looking the part of a dynamic playmaker, Toney is a raw but his week five performance should keep him in focus for targets over the remainder of the season for a team with fading 2021 prospects. He's found as DLF's WR55 and is on the rise.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 11: 10:21 AM EST
J. Smith-Schuster injures shoulder

Steelers receiver Juju Smith-Schuster suffered a significant shoulder injury in week five and the team fears he may be lost for the season.

Dynasty Analysis

It's been a train-wreck of a season for Smith-Schuster who has yet to surpass 52 yards receiving in any game in 2021. On the season, the 24-year-old has reeled in 15 receptions for 129 yards and zero touchdowns. Looking for a bigger contract in 2022, the big receiver signed a one-year $8M contract and will hit free agency in 2022. With only a single 1,000 yard receiving year (2018) on record, Smith-Schuster may need to sign a one-year "prove it" deal in 2022 before trying to land a larger contract for 2023 and beyond, though in 2020, he did post a career high nine touchdowns on 97 receptions. He's found as DLF's WR30 and this latest injury is certain to cause further slide in value.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Gerry Dulac via Twitter
Oct 11: 10:13 AM EST
Anthony Miller signs with Jaguars
Anthony Miller - WR, PIT

The Jaguars have signed receiver Anthony Miller

Dynasty Analysis

Miller was signed to the team's practice squad and will likely be promoted after he's up to speed. Most recently released by Houston, the former second-rounder (CHI) never turned the corner to become a consistently productive player and has now begun making his NFL rounds. Fresh off losing D.J. Chark, Miller should fit right in with the team in between Laviska Shenault and veteran Marvin Jones. He's found as DLF's WR105.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter
Oct 11: 10:02 AM EST
Geno Smith now the starter
Geno Smith - QB, SEA

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is the new starter following the injury (finger) to Russell Wilson.

Dynasty Analysis

Smith entered the game shortly after Wilson's injury and looked good in relief, throwing for 131 yards on 10-of-17 passing with a touchdown and an interception. The interception was not his fault as the receiver fell on an out-breaking route and the timing pass sailed directly to a defender. With Wilson's recovery time expected to be 4-8 weeks, Smith will get a real chance to settle in as the starter and raise his future stock as a starter if he can perform.

Smith, unranked on DLF's quarterback rankings, was drafted in the second round by the Jets in 2013 and struggled for the next four years, kicking around the league before arriving in Seattle in 2020. As a 2022 free agent, he'll be auditioning for his next gig and with word that Wilson may be looking to get out of Seattle, expect Smith to take this audition very seriously. Geno Smith will be a hot addition in the coming week's FAAB process.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 9: 9:13 AM EST
Russell Wilson to miss 4-8 weeks
Russell Wilson - QB, SEA

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will miss 4-8 weeks after rupturing a tendon in his throwing hand and undergoing surgery.

Dynasty Analysis

To those watching the game, it became all too obvious the injury was something more than a simple finger dislocation. There's no questioning Wilson's toughness as he's played all 16 games since his 2012 rookie season and battled through past injury to stay on the field. No telling how long DLF's QB9 will sidelined but if any player can push the timetable for return to his benefit, it's Wilson. There will be no lasting impact to Wilson's dynasty ranking at this time.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Oct 9: 9:05 AM EST
Logan Thomas heads to IR
Logan Thomas - TE, WAS

The Washington Football Team has placed Logan Thomas on injured reserve.

Dynasty Analysis

Thomas is dealing with a hamstring issue and will reportedly miss around a month. It's the last thing a struggling Washington team needed as Thomas is clearly one of their best playmakers. Ricky Seals-Jones will likely take over as the starter but would be only a desperation play in dynasty leagues and not worthy of a great deal of FAAB dollars to acquire. Washington signed Jace Sternberger off the Seahawks practice squad in a subsequent move, indicating they don't expect to see Thomas for quite some time. Yikes.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Oct 6: 1:25 PM EST
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