It’s time for our weekly look at the top fantasy football adds and drops to be making on your waiver wire entering Week 7. ADD Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson AP is officially back. After being traded from the Saints to the Cardinals, it took all of one game for Peterson to show he’s still got it. On Sunday, Peterson rushed for 134 yards on 26 carries in the team's 38-33 victory over the Buccaneers. He looked like the old AP that was an RB1 every week, no matter the matchup. It remains to be seen if that will be the case in Arizona, but he’s at least the No. 1 pickup to make on your league’s waiver wire this week. Washington RB Samaje Perine Washington is finally making Samaje Perine the
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The NFL season has been filled with critical calls from players, coaches, front offices and broadcasters. In Week 6, the officials joined the fray. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins' touchdown-turned-touchback sparked a debate about whether it was a good call, a bad rule — or even if it was too close for the suits in New York to overturn no matter what the officiating crew ruled on the football field. Al Riveron, the NFL's senior vice president of officiating, insisted Monday that no matter what viewers think, it wasn't a difficult decision to overturn the TD. "No doubt about it. It was clear and obvious," Riveron said. "We use that for every replay. Unless it is clear and obvious to us, we will
Many Jets were still scratching their heads after Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Patriots, confused about the Austin Seferian-Jenkins would-be touchdown that became a fumble and touchback upon further review. Referee Tony Corrente spoke with a pool reporter after the game and explained the ruling that was made by NFL vice president of officiating Al Riveron in New York. Here are a few things he explained: 1. The dispute was not about whether Seferian-Jenkins caught the ball. They ruled he did catch it and was a runner. Then the ball came loose, and they were trying to determine whether he regained control before going out of bounds. This is why the ruling was a fumble and not an incomplete pass.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (2014-15), Indianapolis Colts: The Colts play at the Tennessee Titans at 8:30 p.m. on Monday Night Football. He has connected on 77 of 127 throws for 997 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions, and has rushed 22 times for 83 yards and three scores for the 2-3 Colts. Cornerback Juston Burris (2012-15), New York Jets: Came off the bench in his return from injury, but didn’t record any statistics in a 24-17 home loss to the New England Patriots. He has eight tackles, an interception and one pass defended for the 3-3 Jets. Running back Matthew Dayes (2013-16), Cleveland Browns: The rookie seventh-rounder played in the Browns’ 33-17 road loss at the Houston Texans,
Six weeks of success, some of it relative, do not provide a harbinger for the rest of the NFL season. Nonetheless, it's necessary to praise the work of the Eagles, Panthers, Rams, Texans, Saints and Jets. For now, they are for real. Who expected that? In the case of the Jets (3-3), that doesn't mean they are contenders for a playoff berth, possibly not even for a winning season. A look at their roster and offseason moves made folks wonder if Gang Green was about to tank the season to get a high enough draft choice to find their franchise quarterback. Instead, after opening with two defeats they won three in a row and, perhaps most impressively, might have been a strange officiating reversal away
NFL Week 6 is underway. To keep tabs on some of the choicest highlights and other big news throughout Sunday, keep it here for updates. But first the schedule. Eagles 28, Panthers 23 (Takeaways) Bears at Ravens, 1 p.m. ET on FOX (Gametracker) Browns at Texans, 1 p.m. ET on CBS (Gametracker) Lions at Saints, 1 p.m. ET on FOX (Gametracker) Packers at Vikings, 1 p.m. ET on FOX (Gametracker) Dolphins at Falcons, 1 p.m. ET on CBS (Gametracker) Patriots at Jets, 1 p.m. ET on CBS (Gametracker) 49ers at Redskins, 1 p.m. ET on FOX (Gametracker) L.A. Rams at Jaguars, 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX (Gametracker) Buccaneers at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX (Gametracker) L.A. Chargers at Raiders, 4:25 p.m.
New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who underwent season-ending surgery after injuring his ankle last week, said he has no plans to retire. Marshall was injured during last Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers when he landed awkwardly out of bounds while attempting to make a catch. "I'm a competitor, and I don't want to go out like that," Marshall told ESPN this weekend. "I'm definitely not going out like that." Marshall, who will be 34 years old in March, said he is focused on getting healthy and wants to play a 13th NFL season. "That's my mindset right now," said Marshall, who signed a two-year contract with the Giants in the offseason. Marshall had 18 catches for 154
NFL player protests during the national anthem continued this week, defying pleas by Commissioner Roger Goodell and some team owners to have everyone stand for the song. While fewer teams had mass protests this week than in the early games, some players still kneeled, while others stayed in the locker room for the pre-game national anthem. The prior protests have sparked fan outrage and might have hurt television ratings, with some angry observers and at least one sponsor vowing to boycott the league in a counter-protest. A meeting is set this coming week between NFL management, ownership, and the NFL Players Association to discuss ways to curtail the demonstrations and channel the player passions.
Let’s enjoy another NFL Sunday, shall we? Unfortunately, a major injury dominated the news again. Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and could be out the rest of the season. Where do the Packers go from here? The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home and lost to the Dolphins. Deshaun Watson led the Texans to another big offensive performance against the Browns, who fell to 0-6. Another rookie quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, got his first win for the Bears — and might have helped saved John Fox’s job. In the afternoon, the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten team finally lost. The Steelers beat the Chiefs, in part because they finally let Le'Veon Bell run wild. Adrian Peterson made his debut for the
Several notable names are slated for a return to action in Week 6, although a couple of quarterbacks face dimmer prognoses. Meanwhile, a couple of receivers are finally set to make their season debuts Sunday as well. Without further ado, here's the health outlook for prominent fantasy assets heading into Sunday morning: Quarterbacks The Detroit Lions ' Matthew Stafford (ankle) turned in full practices throughout the week but is still listed as questionable on the final Week 6 injury report. However, he's expected to play in what should be a favorable matchup against a New Orleans Saints defense giving up 265.3 yards per game. The Oakland Raiders ' Derek Carr (back) returned to full participation
SCOREBOARD Monday, Oct. 16 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m. EDT. The Colts (2-3) have won 11 straight in the series and 16 of the past 17. Colts coach Chuck Pagano is 10-0 against the Titans (2-3). Colts RB Frank Gore ranks seventh in NFL history
• Richard Ash (Played at U-M from 2010-13), DT, Dallas Cowboys: On the 2-3 Cowboys’ practice squad after getting cut before week one. • Ben Braden (2013-16), OG, New York Jets: Made New York’s practice squad as an undrafted free agent. • Tom Brady (1996-99), QB, New England Patriots: Completed 20 of 38 passes for 257 yards with two touchdowns and an interception … Has connected on 153 of 233 attempts fro 1,959 yards with 13 touchdowns and two picks for the 4-2 Patriots … Leads the NFL in passing yardage, is tied for second in touchdowns and ranks second in passer rating (106.9). • Alan Branch (2004-06), DT, New England Patriots: Notched one tackle in a 24-17 win over the New York Jets … Has played