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  • Lamar Jackson Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes after the Thanksgiving matchup against the Steelers was moved to Sunday due to J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram II (among others) also testing positive for the virus. With Jackson now out of the mix for the next few weeks, the team will likely roll with Robert Griffin III as the starting signal-caller. With Griffin not as mobile as he used to be, the door may be open for Marquise Brown, Mark Andrews, and Gus Edwards to become more involved.

    Nov 26 · Source via Ravens Lamar Jackson Coronavirus
  • Jeff Driskel Being Put On COVID-19 List

    Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said that backup quarterback Jeff Driskel will be put on the team's Reserve/COVID-19 list. It's unclear if Driskel actually tested positive for the virus, but either way, he's unlikely to be active as a backup in Week 12 against the Saints. Even if Driskel were active on Sunday, he'd likely be the third QB behind starter Drew Lock and Brett Rypien. Driskel made one start for the injured Lock earlier this year in Week 3 against the Buccaneers, going just 17-for-30 for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception. If Lock were to miss any more time in 2020 with an injury, it would likely be Rypien getting the start over Driskel under center for Denver. The good news is that Lock wasn't considered a close contact of Driskel and can continue to practice in the lead up to Week 12 against the Saints.

    Nov 26 · Source via Broncos Jeff Driskel Coronavirus
  • Larry Fitzgerald Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Week 12 against the Patriots, according to sources. It's a bad time for this to happen, since Fitzgerald had at least 54 yards in three of his last four games and led the Cardinals with 10 targets in Week 11's loss to the Seahawks. DeAndre Hopkins will still have a tough test against All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore on Sunday, but Fitz's absence should open up more targets for Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella and others. Kirk should see the biggest boost from Fitzgerald's absence against a Patriots Defense that hasn't been nearly as strong as in years past. Kirk will have WR2 upside this weekend.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald Coronavirus
  • Calais Campbell, Two Offensive Lineman Go On COVID-19 List

    The Baltimore Ravens placed defensive end Calais Campbell and offensive linemen Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. Because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Ravens organization this week, the NFL moved the Ravens-Steelers Thursday night Thanksgiving matchup to Sunday afternoon. It's unclear if these three players actually tested positive for the virus, but if they did, they will be out for Week 12 against Pittsburgh. Campbell, a five-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher, has been out since Week 9 due to an injury. Baltimore's defense could really use the veteran to slow down the undefeated Steelers offense. The Ravens Defense is still a fringe starting unit in fantasy, but this would surely be the week to fade them if you have better options.

    Nov 25 · Source via Ravens Calais Campbell Matt Skura Coronavirus
  • Colts Place DeForest Buckner On COVID-19 List

    The Indianapolis Colts placed standout defensive tackle DeForest Buckner on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. It's unclear if Buckner tested positive for the virus himself or if he was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else who tested positive. Either way, his status is in question for Week 12 against the division-rival Titans. If you've been using Buckner as your defensive lineman in IDP leagues, you need to have a backup plan ready to go. The 26-year-old ranks as the No. 16 defensive lineman in terms of IDP points so far in 2020. Losing him this weekend would be a huge blow to Indy's defensive line while they hope to slow down Titans running back Derrick Henry. Buckner, a 2019 second-team All-Pro with the 49ers, has 2.5 sacks and four tackles for loss this season.

    Nov 25 · Source via Colts DeForest Buckner Coronavirus
  • Ravens-Steelers Game Moved To Sunday

    The Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game previously scheduled for Thursday night on Thanksgiving this week is being postponed to Sunday afternoon. The move was made out of an abundance of caution after the Ravens experienced a COVID-19 outbreak among several players and staff members this week. Running backs Mark Ingram II and rookie J.K. Dobbins both tested positive for the virus at the start of the week and have already been ruled out for Week 12. Gus Edwards should see most of the backfield work, albeit in a tough matchup, making him a low-end RB2/high-end RB3/flex for fantasy managers. There will now only be two Thanksgiving games this Thursday -- the Lions-Texans and Cowboys-Washington.

    Nov 25 · Source via Steelers Ravens Coronavirus
  • Auden Tate Put On COVID-19 List

    The Cincinnati Bengals placed wide receiver Auden Tate and offensive guard/center B.J. Finney on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. The Bengals reported that they had someone test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, but they haven't disclosed exactly who that player was. Either way, both players availability for Week 12 against the Giants is in jeopardy this weekend. Tate has only 14 receptions on 20 targets for 150 yards in eight games in his third season with Cincinnati. The 23-year-old is not a fantasy option while behind wideouts Tyler Boyd, rookie Tee Higgins and veteran A.J. Green on the receiving depth chart, especially now that rookie quarterback Joe Burrow (knee) is out for the season.

    Nov 25 · Source via Bengals Auden Tate Coronavirus
  • Cleveland Adds Joe Jackson To COVID-19 List

    Cleveland Browns defensive end Joe Jackson landed on the COVID-19 list on Tuesday, thereby putting his status for Sunday's game against Jacksonville in question. Players do not have to test positive for the virus to be placed on the list. Jackson has been a lightly utilized defensive end for the Browns Defense this season, not having taken the field since Week 4. Even without Defensive Player of the Year candidate Myles Garrett last week, Cleveland turned in one of its best defensive outings of 2020, which bodes well for the group's upside against a Jaguars offense that failed to score a touchdown last week. Jackson's inclusion on the COVID-19 list does not appear to be affecting the status of Sunday's game at this stage. Cleveland's D has taken a slight hit with Garrett out and Denzel Ward hurt, but they're still worth starting this weekend in an excellent matchup.

    Nov 24 · Source via Browns Joe Jackson Coronavirus
  • Arizona Places Deionte Thompson On COVID-19

    Arizona Cardinals safety Deionte Thompson was placed on the COVID-19 list on Tuesday, putting his status up in the air for Sunday's contest against New England. Players do not have to test positive for the virus to be placed on the list. Thompson has started four games for Arizona this year but has been limited lately due to injury. Having racked up 24 tackles and two passes defended across eight games, the Cardinals Defense could be looking at having an extremely thin secondary when facing the Patriots in Week 12. At this stage, there's little indication that Thompson's status on the COVID-19 list is putting the game in jeopardy of taking place at its designated time. Check back throughout the week to see if he is cleared in time to take the field. Arizona's defense is a fringe fantasy unit this weekend in 12- and 14-team leagues.

    Nov 24 · Source via Cardinals Deionte Thompson Coronavirus
  • Ravens Place Pernell McPhee On COVID-19 List

    The Baltimore Ravens placed outside linebacker Pernell McPhee on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. It's unclear if McPhee actually tested positive for COVID-19, but either way, he will not be available for the Thanksgiving night matchup against the undefeated Steelers on Thursday. The 31-year-old has 25 tackles (20 solo), 11 QB hits and two sacks in 2020 in 10 games. Defensive lineman Brandon Williams will also be unavailable for the Ravens Defense this week against a strong Pittsburgh offense. Baltimore's D has been one of the better fantasy units for the majority of the season, but this would be a week to fade them.

    Nov 24 · Source via Ravens Pernell McPhee Coronavirus
  • Bears Place Eddie Jackson On Reserve/COVID-19 List

    Nov 24 · Pro Football Rumors Bears Eddie Jackson Coronavirus
  • Ravens Dealing With COVID-19 Outbreak

    The Baltimore Ravens have had five players and four staffers test positive for COVID-19 this week, according to sources. The game on Thanksgiving on Thursday night against the division-rival Steelers is still on, but a source warned that more positives could mean postponing it. It's unclear if the game would be pushed back to the weekend or Monday night or if it would be postponed entirely for Week 12. Either way, fantasy managers need to keep an eye out for more updates, especially if you plan on starting any players from that game. Ravens running backs Mark Ingram II and rookie J.K. Dobbins are two of the players that tested positive, and they will be out against Pittsburgh. If the game is played this week, Gus Edwards has RB2 upside, even in the tough matchup.

    Nov 24 · Source via Ravens J.K. Dobbins Gus Edwards Mark Ingram Coronavirus
  • Bills' Tommy Sweeney Done For The Year Due To COVID-19 Complications

    Nov 24 · Pro Football Rumors Bills Tommy Sweeney Coronavirus
  • Trent Williams Tests Positive For COVID-19

    San Francisco 49ers left tackle Trent Williams tested positive for COVID-19 last week and has landed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list along with eight of his teammates. Williams, who is considered a high-risk individual after a fight with cancer, said he was feeling OK and expects to recover. It's unknown if the blind-side protector for quarterback Nick Mullens will be available in Week 12 against the division-rival Rams. It's Williams' second stint on the COVID-19 list after he was previously deemed a high-risk close contact. If Williams doesn't clear the league's protocol in time, it'll make Mullens more vulnerable against a good Rams pass rush next Sunday.

    Nov 23 · Source via 49ers Trent Williams Coronavirus
  • Brandon Williams Lands On COVID-19 List

    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that defensive lineman Brandon Williams was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday after he was considered a close contact of running backs Mark Ingram II and J.K. Dobbins, who tested positive for coronavirus. Williams will have to quarantine for five days and will miss the Thanksgiving tilt on Thursday against the undefeated Steelers. As of now, the contest remains on schedule for Thursday night. Williams, a third-round pick in 2013, has just 20 tackles (13 solo) in eight games for Baltimore this season. The Ravens Defense has basically been a must-start fantasy unit all year long, but they'll face a tough Steelers offense on Thursday and should be faded in DFS.

    Nov 23 · Source via Ravens Brandon Williams Coronavirus
  • Miami Adds Jesse Davis To COVID-19 List

    Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jesse Davis has been placed on the COVID-19 list on Monday and will reportedly not be available for Sunday's game versus the Jets. Players do not have to test positive to be added to the list. Davis' absence likely means that Rob Hunt will slide over to man the right tackle spot, blocking for rookie quarterbackTua Tagovailoa, who is expected to start after being removed late in Week 11 in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The loss of Davis means that Tagovailoa will have a new blind-side protector, while rookie running backSalvon Ahmed is expected to lead the backfield once again, albeit with a shifting offensive line in front of him. At this time, it appears as if Sunday's matchup between Miami and New York is in no danger of being moved due to COVID-19, although the situation will remain fluid throughout the week.

    Nov 23 · Source via Dolphins Jesse Davis Coronavirus
  • 49ers Add Two Defensive Linemen To COVID-19 List

    The San Francisco 49ers placed defensive linemen D.J. Jones and Jordan Willis on the COVID-19 list Sunday, with the move becoming official on Monday. With San Francisco having been on its bye week, the duo did not have to worry about missing game action, although their status for next Sunday's matchup against the Rams remains in question. Players do not have to test positive to be placed on the list. Jones has started all 10 games for the 49ers Defense this season, having compiled 14 tackles (six of which have come for a loss) in addition to two quarterback hits and two sacks. Willis has been utilized with less frequency, but the loss of either player against Los Angeles would be a hit to the team's defensive line depth. Check back to see how San Francisco moves forward throughout the week as they continue to combat roster moves within the organization.

    Nov 23 · Source via 49ers D.J. Jones Jordan Willis Coronavirus
  • Vikings Put Adam Thielen On COVID-19 List

    The Minnesota Vikings placed wide receiver Adam Thielen on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. It's not immediately clear whether Thielen actually tested positive for the virus or if he's just a high-risk close contact of another individual on the team or otherwise that tested positive for COVID-19. If Thielen is just a high-risk close contact, he has a shot at playing in Week 12 against the Panthers if he continues to test negative while quarantining all week. But this news will put his availability in question for this weekend. Thielen has 123 yards receiving in Week 11 and has four touchdowns in the last two weeks, so losing him would be big for fantasy managers and the Vikings. Rookie Justin Jefferson would become the team's top wideout, with OlaBisi Johnson and Tajae Sharpe or Chad Beebe likely joining him in three-wide sets.

    Nov 23 · Source via Vikings Adam Thielen Coronavirus
  • Bears Place Eddie Jackson On COVID-19 List

    The Chicago Bears placed star safety Eddie Jackson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. If Jackson was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else that tested positive for the virus, he'll have a good chance of playing in Week 12 against the division-rival Packers if he continues to test negative. Losing him against Green Bay, though, could become a big issue for one of the stronger defensive units in the NFL. Jackson has also been IDP relevant as a playmaker in the secondary in 2020, ranking 14th in fantasy points at his position. The former fourth-round pick in 2017 has 58 tackles (46 solo), three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown this year.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bears Eddie Jackson Coronavirus
  • Mark Ingram II, J.K. Dobbins Test Positive For COVID-19

    Baltimore Ravens running backs Mark Ingram II and rookie J.K. Dobbins have tested positive for COVID-19 and will go on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, according to sources. With Baltimore playing on Thursday night against the undefeated Steelers in Week 12, both Ingram and Dobbins will be inactive. That means that Gus Edwards and Justice Hill will be the two primary backs in the Ravens backfield for the important divisional matchup this week. Edwards had just three carries for six yards in the Week 11 loss to the Titans in overtime, but he figures to be the featured back against Pittsburgh. The Steelers allow the second-fewest fantasy points per game to the running back position, but Edwards will have RB2 upside with both Ingram and Dobbins sidelined.

    Nov 23 · Source via Ravens Mark Ingram J.K. Dobbins Coronavirus
  • Lamarcus Joyner Back On Reserve/COVID-List

    Nov 22 · Pro Football Rumors Raiders Clelin Ferrell Lamarcus Joyner Coronavirus
  • Raiders Defense Gets Seven Players Off COVID-19/Reserve List

    The Las Vegas Raiders defense is in for a challenging matchup in Week 11 for reasons beyond facing Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. With 10 players having gone on the COVID-19/reserve list due to defensive end Clelin Ferrell's positive test, seven were added back to the active roster Saturday, paving the way for them to take the field so long as they test negative for the virus Sunday. The group consists of: defensive tackles Maliek Collins, Johnathan Hankins, Kendal Vickers; defensive end Arden Key; and defensive backs LaMarcus Joyner, Johnathan Abram, and Isaiah Johnson, all of whom should contribute against the high-octane Chiefs. Irrespective of how many players are ultimately added back to the roster in time for kickoff, the Raiders defense can be firmly avoided in all season-long scenarios.

    Nov 21 · Source via Raiders Johnathan Abram Maliek Collins Clelin Ferrell Johnathan Hankins Isaiah Johnson Lamarcus Joyner Arden Key Kendal Vickers Coronavirus
  • Minnesota Activates C.J. Ham From COVID-19/Reserve List

    Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham (COVID-19 list) has been given the green light to return for Sunday's game versus Dallas, having been placed on the COVID-19/reserve list earlier in the week. While Ham holds little fantasy intrigue in his own right, he serves as the primary backfield blocker for Dalvin Cook, who has a golden fantasy matchup against the Cowboys Defense in Week 11. Ham has just five touches in 2020, but his activation bodes well for those fantasy managers relying on a massive performance from Cook. Additionally, his removal from the COVID-19 list is a positive step that the game between Dallas-Minnesota has not hit a snag and should go on as planned.

    Nov 21 · Source via Vikings C.J. Ham Coronavirus
  • Kyzir White Lands On COVID-19/Reserve List

    Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kyzir White (COVID-19 list) was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list Saturday, although it was not revealed whether he tested positive or was merely in contact with someone who had. Due to the ambiguity around the move, it's unclear whether Sunday's contest between the Chargers and Jets is in jeopardy, but the lack of fervor around the transaction indicates that things are moving forward as planned. White has compiled a career-high 68 tackles through the first nine games of the 2020 season, adding three passes defended, three quarterback hits, and half a sack to his stat sheet. Even without White, the Chargers Defense is in a golden fantasy spot Sunday, facing Joe Flacco and the Jets, who have struggled mightily to score this year.

    Nov 21 · Source via Chargers Kyzir White Coronavirus
  • Myles Garrett Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Nov 21 · Pro Football Rumors Browns Myles Garrett Coronavirus
  • Brandon Aiyuk Placed On COVID List

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk has been placed on the team's COVID list. He'll need to test negative for the virus time days in a row to be cleared to return to the field. With San Fran on a bye this week, there's still plenty of time for Aiyuk to be back for a Week 12 meeting with the Rams, so it's probably too early to start thinking about contingency plans if you have the talented rookie on your roster.

    Nov 21 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk Coronavirus
  • C.J. Ham Lands On COVID-19 Reserve List

    Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Hamhas been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, although that does not necessarily mean that Ham has tested positive for the virus. Having touched the ball just five times this season, Ham has essentially no fantasy intrigue, but sharing a backfield room with Dalvin Cook potentially could throw Sunday's plans versus Dallas into flux. It appears as if Cook is in the clear from a virus standpoint, but he could be facing the possibility of playing Sunday against the Cowboys without his stalwart blocker ahead of him. Check back for updates on Ham's status as it gets closer to kickoff, although there's no reason to believe that the game is in jeopardy of not being played as of Thursday night.

    Nov 19 · Source via Vikings C.J. Ham Coronavirus
  • Corey Clement, Vinny Curry Placed On COVID-19 List

    The Philadelphia Eagles placed running back Corey Clement and defensive end Vinny Curry on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday as close contacts of an individual that tested positive for coronavirus. Wide receivers J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower and Deontay Burnett were also put on the COVID-19 list on Thursday. Miles Sanders is the team's lead running back heading into Week 11 against the Browns, with Boston Scott backing him up. The team also has rookie Jason Huntley as a depth option if Clement isn't active this weekend. The Eagles Defense will still be a fringe top-12 fantasy unit against Cleveland if Curry isn't able to play.

    Nov 19 · Source via Eagles Corey Clement Coronavirus
  • J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower Put On COVID-19 List

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He will miss the team's Week 11 game against the Browns. Rookie receiver John Hightower and wideout Deontay Burnett are also going on the COVID-19 list as high-risk close contacts. It's a big blow to Philly's offense, although Arcega-Whiteside was a healthy scratch last week and has just two catches on five targets in seven games this season. Hightower has nine receptions for 166 yards in nine games as an occasional deep threat. Rookie Jalen Reagor and Travis Fulgham should remain Philly's top pass-catchers, with Greg Ward Jr. and Alshon Jeffery working behind them.

    Nov 19 · Source via Eagles J.J. Arcega-Whiteside John Hightower Coronavirus
  • Javon Kinlaw Placed On COVID-19 List

    The San Francisco 49ers placed rookie defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. The first-round has recorded 22 tackles (10 solo), three quarterback hits, three passes defensed and 1.5 sacks in 10 games (eight starts) to begin his NFL career. Even if Kinlaw actually tested positive for COVID-19, he should have plenty of time to clear the league's protocols and play in Week 12 against the division-rival Rams. The 49ers are currently on their bye in Week 11, so the timing is good for Kinlaw and San Francisco's defensive line. The Niners defense was an attractive fantasy unit coming into the season, but they've been decimated by injuries and won't be a strong consideration against LA.

    Nov 18 · Source via 49ers Javon Kinlaw Coronavirus
  • Raiders Defense Hit Hard By COVID-19

    Nearly the entire Las Vegas Raiders starting defense is going on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday because of high-risk close contacts with defensive end Clelin Ferrell, who tested positive for coronavirus. However, because they are just close contacts, they will be eligible to play against the division-rival Chiefs on Sunday night in Week 11 if they continue to test negative, according to sources. The Raiders have been one of the teams hit the hardest by positive COVID-19 tests in 2020, and it continues in the lead-up to Week 11. They came into the week ranked 29th in the league in overall fantasy points for a defense and they should absolutely be ignored against the Super Bowl champions this weekend.

    Nov 18 · Source via Raiders Clelin Ferrell Coronavirus
  • Clelin Ferrell Likely Out For Raiders Defense

    Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell tested positive for COVID-19 and is likely to miss the Week 11 game against the division-rival Chiefs. Ferrell was placed on the COVID-19 list on Tuesday. Safety Lamarcus Joyner, who was also put on the list, was deemed a high-risk close contact. If Joyner tests negative, he could play on Sunday against Kansas City. Former LSU edge rusher Arden Key is listed as Ferrell's backup on the depth chart. The Raiders will need all the help they can get if they hope to slow down the Chiefs high-flying offense and beat them for the second time this season. Despite already beating KC once, the Raiders defense should be avoided as a fantasy option this weekend.

    Nov 18 · Source via Raiders Clelin Ferrell Coronavirus
  • Cody Parkey, Jack Conklin Placed On COVID-19 List

    The Cleveland Browns are placing kicker Cody Parkey, offensive tackle Jack Conklin and long snapper Charley Hughlett on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. All three players were deemed as high-risk close contacts, so their status for Week 11 against the Eagles is to be determined. The Browns have kicker Matthew McCrane on their practice squad if Parkey is forced to miss this weekend's game, but fantasy managers will be better off avoiding Cleveland's kicking situation entirely. Parkey currently ranks 27th in football at his position in overall fantasy points in his eight games played.

    Nov 18 · Source via Browns Cody Parkey Jack Conklin Coronavirus
  • Clelin Ferrell, Lamarcus Joyner Going On COVID-19 List

    The Las Vegas Raiders placed defensive end Clelin Ferrell and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. If both Ferrell and Joyner were deemed high-risk close contacts of someone that tested positive for the virus, they'll have a chance to play in Week 12 against the division-rival Chiefs. But if both players tested positive for COVID-19, they will likely be forced to sit out this weekend. Either way, Las Vegas' defense is a poor choice for fantasy lineups on Sunday against the high-flying offensive attack of the Chiefs led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

    Nov 17 · Source via Raiders Clelin Ferrell Lamarcus Joyner Coronavirus
  • Falcons Place Laquon Treadwell On COVID-19 List

    The Atlanta Falcons placed wide receiver Laquon Treadwell on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. Treadwell failed to make the team's 53-man roster out of training camp and was signed to the practice squad instead. It's unclear if the 25-year-old tested positive for coronavirus or if he was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else that tested positive. Treadwell was a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2016 and has failed to live up to expectations, catching 65 passes for 701 yards and two touchdowns in his four seasons in the NFL. He hasn't played a down for Atlanta this year and is strictly receiver depth for the Falcons.

    Nov 17 · Source via Falcons Laquon Treadwell Coronavirus
  • Giants Putting Graham Gano On COVID-19 List

    New York Giants kicker Graham Gano will be placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Two staff members were identified as high-risk close contacts. Gano is expected to miss some practice but play in the team's Week 12 game against the Bengals. They have their bye in Week 11. Gano just signed a three-year extension with the team on Sunday. The 33-year-old has been really solid for the G-Men this year and ranks ninth in football at his position in overall fantasy points through 10 weeks. He's made a league-high 21 of his 22 field-goal attempts and has been perfect in his 16 extra-point tries this season. Gano will be firmly in starting consideration when the team returns from their bye, as long as he's officially cleared from COVID-19 protocols.

    Nov 17 · Source via Giants Graham Gano Coronavirus
  • Andy Janovich Going On COVID-19 List

    The Cleveland Browns are placing fullback Andy Janovich on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, according to a source. The Browns shut down their facility on Monday after a player tested positive for COVID-19, so we're assuming that Janovich was that player. There's still a chance that he could be cleared from the league's protocols in time to play in Week 11 against the Eagles, but it's not guaranteed. In nine games in his first season in Cleveland, Janovich has just two carries for four yards and has caught two of his three targets for 13 yards in the passing game. He's mainly been a lead blocker for both running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt and has no fantasy appeal. Be on the lookout for any high-risk close contacts that Cleveland may have this week.

    Nov 16 · Source via Browns Andy Janovich Coronavirus
  • 49ers Put Arik Armstead On COVID-19 List

    The San Francisco 49ers placed defensive lineman Arik Armstead on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. It's unclear if Armstead tested positive for COVID-19 or if he was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else who did. Either way, he'll have plenty of time to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols with their bye coming in Week 11. San Francisco will not play again until Nov. 29 when they face the division-rival Rams in Los Angeles. Armstead hasn't been fantasy relevant in IDP leagues with just 25 tackles (15 solo), nine QB hits, two passes defensed and 1.5 sacks in 10 games after recording a career-high 10 sacks in 2019. Fantasy managers should also continue avoiding a banged-up Niners defense when they return from their bye.

    Nov 16 · Source via 49ers Arik Armstead Coronavirus
  • Vikings OL Dru Samia Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Nov 15 · Pro Football Rumors Vikings Dru Samia Coronavirus
  • Saints To Face Discipline For Postgame Celebrations

    The New Orleans Saints could face discipline from the NFL for violating the COVID-19 protocols during their Week 9 postgame celebrations. Multiple videos surfaced of head coach Sean Payton dancing with his players after a drubbing of the division-rival Buccaneers, though there were no masks donned during the celebration. We've seen the NFL come down hard on teams who fail to adhere to the policies put in place- and they're expected to do it again, with a possible stiff fine and loss of draft pick on the table as punishment for the Saints, who are repeat offenders of the protocol. Stay tuned.

    Nov 15 · Source via Saints Coronavirus
  • Falcons Place Dante Fowler On COVID-19 List

    The Atlanta Falcons placed defensive end Dante Fowler on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Fowler has 17 combined tackles, six quarterback hits and two sacks in eight games so far this season. He was inactive for the team's most recent game in Week 9 against the Broncos due to a hamstring issue. It's unknown if Fowler himself tested positive for COVID-19 or if he was deemed a high-risk close contact of someone else that tested positive. The good news is that the Falcons are on their bye this week, so there's a chance that Fowler will be cleared from the league's COVID-19 protocols in time for their Week 11 game against the division-rival Saints.

    Nov 14 · Source via Falcons Dante Fowler Coronavirus
  • Jaydon Mickens, Cyril Grayson Put On COVID-19 List

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed wide receivers Jaydon Mickens and Cyril Grayson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday. Mickens has served as the team's primary punt and kickoff returner this year, while Grayson was on the team's practice squad. Mickens will not travel with the team to play against Carolina in Week 10. Wide receiver Scotty Miller, cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. are all options as kick returners with Mickens out, as are receivers Antonio Brown and Justin Watson. It's unclear if Mickens and Grayson actually tested positive for COVID-19 or if they were deemed high-risk close contacts of someone else who was positive.

    Nov 14 · Source via Buccaneers Jaydon Mickens Cyril Grayson Coronavirus
  • Tyler Kroft, Josh Norman Among Those Out Due To COVID-19

    The Buffalo Bills placed four players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday, including cornerback Josh Norman, after he tested positive for the coronavirus. Norman and the others players placed on the COVID-19 list will not be able to play in Week 10 against the Cardinals. Tight end Tyler Kroft, cornerback Levi Wallace and safety Dean Marlow have been deemed high-risk close contacts. Defensive assistant coach Leonard Johnson will also not travel with the team to Arizona. Norman also missed Week 9 with a hamstring injury. With Kroft inactive on Sunday, tight end Dawson Knox could see some more targets against the Cardinals, but he's still nothing more than a desperation TE2. Buffalo's defense has a tall task against Arizona's offense and will now be missing some secondary pieces. There are better fantasy units to utilize this weekend.

    Nov 14 · Source via Bills Tyler Kroft Coronavirus
  • Browns Placing Chris Hubbard On COVID-19 List

    The Cleveland Browns are placing offensive lineman Chris Hubbard on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. The Browns shut down their facility on Friday out of an abundance of caution due to Hubbard's positive coronavirus test, but thankfully he did not have any high-risk close contacts. That's excellent news if you own any of the team's fantasy skill players on offense that you planned to start this weekend against the Texans. The game should go on as scheduled this Sunday. Running back Nick Chubb (knee) has been practicing this week and is hopeful of making his return after being out since Week 4. He's a must-start RB1 if he's active.

    Nov 13 · Source via Browns Chris Hubbard Coronavirus
  • Browns Close Facility Friday After Positive COVID-19 Test

    The Cleveland Browns have closed their practice facility on Friday after the organization was informed that one of its players tested positive for COVID-19. The individual who tested positive has yet to be identified but he has reportedly been self-isolated following the positive test. The Browns are scheduled to host the Houston Texans on Sunday. There's been no indication as of yet that the status of that game is in jeopardy, but make sure to stay tuned for further updates.

    Nov 13 · Source via Browns Coronavirus