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
The move to the Los Angeles Rams has not been easy for receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins has sputtered through the last two games, catching only one pass for 17 yards since his breakout game in Week 3. Set aside his 106 yard Week 3 performance against the San Francisco 49ers, and Watkins has eight catches for 105 yards total and no touchdowns in four games. He scored both of his touchdowns this season in Week 3. Sunday, Watkins will face the ferocious Jacksonville Jaguars corners. The Jaguars secondary has given up just one touchdown to an opposing wide receiver this season. Jacksonville’s defense has allowed only three receiving touchdowns all season. Fantasy impact: Watkins is kind of a fantasy
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette left in the fourth quarter with a right ankle injury. The Jaguars listed him as questionable to return, but he did not re-enter the game. Fournette scared the Jaguars and their fans when he was injured on a run for no yards. He went to the medical tent and began jogging on the sideline to test it out. Fox announced he could have returned, but the Jaguars trailed by 10 points with time running down. They lost 27-17. Chris Ivory replaced Fournette, who finished with 21 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown. Fournette joined former Patriots running back Robert Edwards as the only rookies to score a touchdown in each of his team’s first six games.
How did the VFL's fare in week 6 of the NFL season? We have the latest in our VFL in the NFL report. Robert Ayers, de, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – One tackle in the Bucs 38-33 loss to the Cardinals Derrek Barnett, de, Philadelphia Eagles – Two tackles including a half sack and a tackle for loss in the Eagles 28-23 win over the Panthers Eric Berry, s, Kansas City Chiefs – Berry is out for the year with an Achilles injury Tyler Bray, qb, Kansas City Chiefs – Bray was inactive Justin Coleman, s, Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks had a bye Britton Colquitt, p, Cleveland Browns – Seven punts for an average of 51 yards in the Browns 33-17 loss to the Texans Dustin Colquitt, p, Kansas City Chiefs – Four punts
CHARGERS (1-4) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (2-3) When Chargers have the ball The Chargers haven’t been able to consistently run the ball, a problem that could lead to a frustrated, red-faced and hurried Philip Rivers. Oakland rush end Khalil Mack is one of the NFL’s best, and though the Chargers’ pass blocking has been admirable, it could use some relief on Sunday in the form of a run game. The Raiders are allowing more than 124 yards rushing per game this season, giving Melvin Gordon an opportunity to build on his first 100-yard game this season. If Gordon can run the ball consistently, Rivers can take advantage of a struggling Oakland secondary. Hunter Henry needs to keep his place as the Chargers’
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
It’s been a tale of two teams for the Cincinnati Bengals. The first one looked like a disaster that couldn’t reach the end zone amid an 0-2 start. Then came a much-needed change in replacing Ken Zampese with Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator. That’s led to a much different team over the last three weeks, one that is an overtime loss in Green Bay away from being 3-0. All told, the Bengals will come out of the bye week with a 2-3 record and plenty of reason to think they’ll have a good showing the rest of the season. Will that translate into a winning season? Could it even result in a playoff berth? There’s plenty of reasons to think at least a winning season is possible with games versus the
Top story lines | Protest news | Injury news Fantasy football | ATS betting tips/Picks [Looking for Redskins coverage? Click here.] Top story lines It has come to this. One of the most highly anticipated matchups of Week 6 will take place in MetLife Stadium on Sunday and it involves the tenants not named the New York Giants. There’s a ton on the line for the New York Jets — yes, those New York Jets — as they play the New England Patriots in a big AFC East battle. The division wasn’t supposed to look like this, but the Patriots have been hobbled by injury, leaving room for the Jets and the Buffalo Bills, who have a bye this week, to fight it out in a division that usually belongs to the Pats.
The NFL's sixth weekend will attract bets from average Joes to professional bettors. The Kansas City Chiefs are 3.5-point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers , the rested New Orleans Saints are favored by four against the Detroit Lions , and the Jacksonville Jaguars are 2.5-point favorites over the Los Angeles Rams in a game that opened as a pick'em. With so many eye-popping games and so many NFL odds on the move, you'll want to know to what SportsLine's advanced computer model is picking. SportsLine's Projection Model went an amazing 174-80-2 on straight-up NFL picks last season -- better than all 98 experts tracked by NFLPickWatch. Every single one. SportsLine computer picks also would have
Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer Close Runs day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com's gambling section Joined ESPN in 2010 Follow on Twitter Here are the lines for Week 7 of the NFL season from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Lines updated as of Sunday evening. Thursday, Oct. 19 Kansas City Chiefs (-3) at Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 22 1 p.m. ET Tennessee Titans (-6.5) at Cleveland Browns Jacksonville Jaguars (-3) at Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-6) Baltimore Ravens at Minnesota Vikings (-4.5) New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (-3.5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills (no line) Carolina Panthers (-3.5) at Chicago Bears New Orleans Saints (-4) at Green
The week leading up to the Week 6 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs had to feel like a million years after Pittsburgh’s Week 5 dud against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and when the day finally came for the Steelers and Chiefs to kick off, the Steelers won the toss and wanted the ball. They wanted to make a statement. Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell were able to move the football on the Chiefs’ defense, but a sack on 3rd and 3 pushed Pittsburgh out of field goal range, instead requiring Jordan Berry to make an early appearance on the team’s first drive. On the Chiefs’ first drive, the Steelers were first to score when an errant snap sailed over Alex Smith’s head and
ESPN.com Here are the most significant NFL injuries in Week 6: Sunday Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers: Landing awkwardly after taking a hit from Anthony Barr, Rodgers walked off the field under his own power, but he was replaced by Brett Hundley for the next play. Rodgers then headed to the medical evaluation tent on the sideline before being carted back to the locker room for further evaluation. He was declared questionable to return with a shoulder/collarbone injury but was downgraded to out near the start of the second half. Shortly after downgrading him to out, the Packers announced that Rodgers has a broken collarbone and that there's a chance he could miss the rest of the season. ESPN