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Baker Mayfield ruled out for Week 7 vs Broncos

The Cleveland Browns have ruled out quarterback Baker Mayfield for their Week 7 game vs the Denver Broncos (per Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: The Browns are in a tough situation Thursday night without Mayfield, Nick Chubb, or Kareem Hunt. Case Keenum will start in Mayfield’s stead. Keenum isn’t a bad quarterback but he’ll have it doubly hard with Odell Beckham Jr also dealing with a nagging injury. Fantasy managers should be hesitant to start anyone in this game not named D’Ernest Johnson.

Parris Campbell placed on Colts’ IR with foot injury

The Indianapolis Colts are placing wide receiver Parris Campbell on their injured reserve list with a foot injury (per Colts)

Fantasy Impact: Campbell caught a 51 yard touchdown for the Colts Sunday against the Texans and then left the game with a foot injury. He will be out at least the next three weeks. In Campbell’s place, T.Y. Hilton came in and saw 4 targets, catching all 4 for 80 yards. Fantasy managers who just lost Campbell should consider adding Hilton. The veteran might continue to see increased work with Campbell on IR.

Nick Chubb ruled out for Week 7 vs Broncos

The Cleveland Browns have ruled out running back Nick Chubb for their Week 7 game vs the Denver Broncos (per Ari Meirov)

Fantasy Impact: With Chubb now being officially ruled out, D’Ernest Johnson becomes a top waiver priority to stream this week. Johnson played 20% of the Browns’ snaps Sunday against the Cardinals. He’ll be the Browns’ top back heading into the Thursday night game.

Dawson Knox “won’t miss much time” after breaking a bone in his hand

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox hopes he “won’t miss much time” after breaking a bone in his hand Monday night against the Tennessee Titans (per Mike Garafolo)

Fantasy Impact: Knox somehow managed to throw the 2-pt conversion to Josh Allen even with the broken hand. The Bills have their bye Week 7 so the hope seems that Knox could play Week 8 against the Dolphins. If Knox misses time, Tommy Sweeney is the Bills’ backup tight end. He caught a touchdown Monday vs the Titans.

Kareem Hunt out “multiple weeks” with calf injury

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt is expected to miss “multiple weeks” with a calf injury he sustained vs the Arizona Cardinals (per Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: With Hunt out and Nick Chubb nursing an injury of his own, D’Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton could be the Browns’ top two backs for their Thursday night game against the Broncos. Both should be targeted on the waiver wire. Given Felton’s success in the passing game already, he likely will fill the Hunt role in Cleveland’s offense. He should be the top target of the two backs given Chubb could return in time for the team’s Week 7 matchup.

Christian McCaffrey ruled out for Week 6 vs Vikings

The Carolina Panthers have ruled out running back Christian McCaffrey for their Week 6 game vs the Minnesota Vikings (per Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: CMC wasn’t at practice Thursday so this result isn’t all that surprising. With McCaffrey out, Chuba Hubbard will continue to be the No. 1 back in Carolina. Fantasy managers should start Hubbard confidently as a RB2 vs the Vikings.

DeVante Parker ruled out for Week 6 vs Jaguars

The Miami Dolphins have ruled out wide receiver DeVante Parker for their Week 6 game vs the Jacksonville Jaguars (per Joe Schad)

Fantasy Impact: Parker missed Week 5 as well with a hamstring injury. Myles Gaskin saw 10 targets that week, Mike Gesicki saw 7, and Jaylen Waddle led the receivers with 6. Tua Tagovailoa is back starting which raises the floor of Miami’s pass catchers, especially in a great matchup against the Jaguars. Waddle is a mid-flex option while Gesicki is locked-in as a TE1.

Nick Chubb ruled out for Week 6 vs Cardinals

The Cleveland Browns have ruled out running back Nick Chubb for their Week 6 game vs the Arizona Cardinals (per Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: With Chubb out, Kareem Hunt jumps into elite RB1 territory. With Chubb sidelined for four games in 2020, Hunt averaged over 16 carries and 3 targets per game. Demetric Felton is a sneaky play in deep leagues has he’s likely to see passing work as the Browns’ No. 2 RB with Hunt taking over No. 1 duties.

Zach Ertz traded to the Arizona Cardinals

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded tight end Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals for cornerback Tay Gowan and a 5th-round pick (per Ari Meirov)

Fantasy Impact: This trade has huge implications for both offenses. For the Eagles, Dallas Goedert is now the clear No. 1 TE in Philly and becomes a weekly TE1. Ertz joins a loaded Cardinals’ passing game, one which made Maxx Williams a valid fantasy football starter before he went down with injury. Ertz should also be a weekly TE1 in Arizona.

Tua Tagovailoa set to start for Dolphins Week 6 vs Jaguars

The Miami Dolphins plan to start quarterback Tua Tagovailoa Week 6 vs the Jacksonville Jaguars “barring any setbacks” (per Marcel Louis-Jacques)

Fantasy Impact: Tua has missed the last three weeks for the Dolphins with a rib injury. The Dolphins passing game becomes a lot more exciting for fantasy football with Tua under center. And it’s a terrific matchup for him to go against in the Jaguars. Tua is a low-end QB2 as he makes his way back from injury.