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news: Cowboys RB Tony Pollard missed Tuesday’s practice with a thigh injury.
Meaning in fantasy: Pollard has missed two straight practices as the Cowboys prepare to face the Titans’ stingy run defense in Nashville Thursday night. there is. The Cowboys’ third-string RB is Malik Davis, but if Pollard leaves out, Ezekiel Elliot will be the primary beneficiary of the fantasy.
Further details: Pollard currently ranks ninth in the league in rushing yards with 988, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. He also made his first Pro Bowl. Pollard has scored 10 or more points for his fantasy in 11 games this season, of which six he has scored 20 or more.
news: Titans RB Derrick Henry practiced on Tuesday.
Meaning in fantasy: Henry was listed as a DNP on Monday’s estimated practice report due to a hip injury. However, this news should be treated with caution by Fantasy his manager. Losing to the Cowboys doesn’t affect the Titans’ playoff chances. Week 18 will unofficially make him the AFC South’s championship game, regardless of whether the Titans enter the final week one game behind the Jaguars, tied, or one game ahead. Therefore, it is plausible that the Titans would rest or restrict Henry to prevent more serious injuries.
Further details: Henry is the league’s second-leading rusher with 1,429 yards. He has 8 games with his 20+ fantasy points including games with over 30 points.
news: Commanders RB Antonio Gibson is dealing with a sprain.
Meaning in fantasy: The specific body part Gibson sprained was not revealed by head coach Ron Rivera, but the injury appears serious. Scored five touches for yards. Bryan Robinson Jr. looks like he’s going to get his share of big chances against the Browns’ defense as he’s allowed 134.3 rushing yards per game.
news: The Packers signed WR Beau Melton.
Meaning in fantasy: Melton was selected in the seventh round of last year’s NFL Draft and has yet to appear in a game this season. The signing could indicate that Christian Watson won’t be playing the Vikings in Week 17. The rookie is getting on with his day after suffering a hip injury in the first half of the Week 16 game against the Dolphins. Romeo Doubs, Michael Gallup, and DJ Chark are other receivers that fantasy managers should acquire as a contingency.
news: The Seahawks placed TE Will Disley on the disabled list due to a contused knee.
Meaning in fantasy: Disley was injured Saturday against the Chiefs. He finished the season with career highs in receptions (34), yards received (349), touchdowns received (3) and games played (15). Noah Fant and Colby Parkinson are another of his tight ends on the Seahawks roster. Tyler Mabrey is also on the team’s practice squad. Phanto, who averages 1.19 fantasy points per target this season, may have additional targets.
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