Description: The handwriting is on the wall for Saints wide receiver Marques Colston's owners.
Insight: Colston just isn't a primary target anymore and his fantasy value, save for one big game in Week 7, has been minimal. Thursday night against Carolina he saw three targets, catching all of them, for 36 yards.
Description: Colts rookie WR Donte Moncrief stepped up and produced when called on last weekend and coach Chuck Pagano specifically called his name out when saying he'd like to get him "as many touches as possible."
Insight: Moncrief was way ahead veteran Hakeem Nicks as a No. 2 option. He caught seven balls for 113 yards and a touchdown and looked as fast as anyone on the field. Don't hurry back Reggie.
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green (toe) indicated that he is still unsure about his status for Week 9.
Insight: While he practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday, Green admitted that he does not want to make the toe injury any worse. As a result, it is looking likely that he will come down to a game-time decision on Sunday.
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green practiced on Wednesday according to ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey.
Insight: We don't normally care that much if a player practices or not on Wednesday, but this was Green's first Wednesday practice in about a month. He is going to try and play against the Jaguars on Sunday. If he does, we do not expect his snaps to be limited.
Description: Rams receiver Brian Quick's injury is a dislocated shoulder and torn rotator cuff, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Quick is likely done for the season, if that's true. he had taken a giant leap forward this season and in the seven games he played, he had already set career highs for receptions (25), yards (375) and touchdowns (3).
Description: Steelers rookie wideout Martavis Bryant has been active for two games and has three touchdown catches.
Insight: Against the Colts he caught five for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Bryant has shown elite speed in running by most cornerbacks and should become the guy opposite Antonio Brown. If he's available in your league he should be claimed.
Description: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown continued his streak of at least five catches, hauling in 10 of 13 targets for 133 yards and two scores.
Insight: Brown's fantasy owners were probable unhappy when Ben Roethlisberger's first two touchdown passes went to wideouts other than Brown, but "Big Ben" didn't forget his No. 1 guy and hit him for two scores in the second quarter.
Description: Colts wideout Hakeem Nicks caught just one of six targets for 27 yards.
Insight: Nicks should be able to see the handwriting on the wall. He's fallen well down the depth chart and isn't going to get many opportunities. Fantasy owners can safely drop him, if thay haven't already.
Description: With Colts starter Reggie Wayne (elbow) missing Week 8, rookie Donte Moncrief stepped up and produced.
Insight: Moncrief was way ahead veteran Hakeem Nicks as a No. 2 option. He caught seven balls for 113 yards and a touchdown and looked as fast as anyone on the field. By next season he'll be starting opposite Hilton on a regular basis.
Description: Saints receiver Kenny Stills caught all four targets for 57 yards Sunday night against Green Bay.
Insight: Rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks is the third receiver with Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham still get the bulk of the targets from Drew Brees which limits Stills' abilityt to produce on a consistent basis. We like his long-term outlook, but that might not become reailty until Colston retires.
Description: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston wasn't very active against Green Bay, catching four balls for 49 yards.
Insight: Colston had six catches for 111 yards on 10 targets in Week 7, but took a back seat to Brandin Cooks and even Kenny Stills in this one. As the young receivers grow, Colston's production is likely to be more and more inconsistent.
Description: Saints rookie wideout Brandin Cooks was clearly Brees' favorite target Sunday night against Green Bay.
Insight: Cooks caught six of seven targets for 94 yards and a touchdown, but the one he dropped would have been a big gainer as well. On a team with Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham, to be Brees' No. 1 target, says a lot.
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb put up a 70-yard touchdown catch and run on the first series.
Insight: Cobb finished the day with 126 yards and the score on five receptions. Jordy Nelson has been the better of the two receivers for most of the season, but the Saints made an effort to take Nelson out of this game. Cobb has scored in five straight and seven out of eight.
Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson had a day to forget on Sunday.
Insight: He had only one catch for 13 yards, as his inconsistent play continues. Playing on a team like Tampa Bay only hurts Jackson's value, as owners will hope he is dealt by Tuesday's trade deadline.
Description: Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins had a nice afternoon, but made a big rookie mistake on Sunday.
Insight: Watkins had three catches for 157 yards and one touchdown, but fantasy owners will be talking about his 84-yard reception in the second quarter, as he thought he had a walk-in score. However, Watkins was caught from behind, leading to a two-yard Frank Summers touchdown-run.
Description: Bills receiver Robert Woods left Sunday's game against the Jets with an apparent back injury.
Insight: He went into the locker room towards the end of the second quarter, and Buffalo is calling his return questionable. Before he went down, Woods had three receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White led his team in targets, but it was just six.
Insight: He caught five for a team-high 66 yards, but he couldn't find the end zone. The two touchdown passes were scored by Devonta Freeman and Bear Pascoe. That couldn't have helped many fantasy owners.
Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has been the subject of trade talks, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Insight: Rapoport reports that the Eagles, Patriots, and Seahawks are among the teams that have called Tampa Bay regarding Jackson. If he is traded to any of these three teams, his fantasy value will skyrocket.
Description: ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco has heard the coaches "still aren't sure if [Denard] Robinson is capable of handling a heavy workload each week."
Insight: Robinson had 22 carries for 127 yards against the Browns, but we do not expect Robinson to become a workhorse back and average 20 carries per week. At 197 pounds and behind a below average offensive line, Robinson's touches will be somewhat limited even if he is the featured back. Twenty carries is more like his ceiling than his average.
Description: Lions receiver Golden Tate is a must-start in Week 8.
Insight: It is unlikely Calvin Johnson suits up for the game in London on Sunday morning. That leaves Tate as Matthew Stafford's No. 1 target once again. Tate has 10 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown last week versus the Saints.
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is not likely going to play in Week 8 in London according to ESPN's Ed Werner.
Insight: Werder reports Lions coach Jim Caldwell is thinking big picture and with the Lions bye a week away, he will likely sit Megatron and Reggie Bush. We expect the Lions to continue to rely heavily on Joique Bell and Golden Tate. Those guys are must-starts.
Description: Colts receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) is out for Week 8's matchup against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Wayne has only posted fantasy-worthy numbers once this season and is more security blanket for Andrew Luck than fantasy asset. Donte Moncrief is likelt to see more of an increase than Hakeen Nicks.
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision.
Insight: Fortunately for fantasy owners, game-time is 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning so if he doesn't play you have plenty of time to make your alternate plans. Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons if Megatron sits.
Description: Broncos receiver Wes Welker's best contributions Thursday noght didn't include catching the ball.
Insight: He blocked well on flanker screens and recovered an Emmanuel Sanders fumble late in the game. Welker is the fourth option these days behind the "Thomas Brothers" and Emmanuel Sanders, so his fantasy value is limited.
Description: Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas' expectations were so high heading into the Thursday night game against San Diego that his eight receptions for 105 yards almost feels like he let fantasy owners down.
Insight: After 521 yards and five touchdowns in the three previous weeks, his night was still a solid points producer and fantasy owners should continue be on him every week.
Description: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Thursday Denard Robinson will remain the starting running back for Week 8 even though Toby Gerhart is back.
Insight: Robinson ran 22 times for 127 yards against the Browns, so Bradley is sticking with what works. Gerhart has been disappointing since joining Jacksonville. Gerhart will get some carries, but Robinson is the only Jaguars running back worth starting in fantasy.
Description: If Colts starter Reggie Wayne (elbow) misses Week 8, rookie Donte Moncrief could see additional work.
Insight: Moncrief actually saw more snaps than veteran Hakeem Nicks. Still, he's not likely going to be fantasy worthy. The Colts use tight ends like wideouts and it's more than likely that Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener would see increased targets than the rookie.
Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu was a big fantasy disappointment in Week 7 against the Colts, but he likely gets another chance to star with A.J. Green not expected to go in Week 8.
Insight: Sanu only had three catches for 54 yards last weekend, but he did see nine targets. Andy Dalton has looked his way often when Green has been sidelined as indicated by his 32 targets in the past three games.
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones was limited in Wednesday's practice, but was a full participant in Thursday's session and should be in all fantasy lineups Sunday morning.
Insight: Many players take Wednesday's practice off and it's not a real indicator of whether a player is ready for Sunday. Jones and the Falcons face a Lions defense which has stubbornly yielded a league-low seven touchdown passes this season (tied with Baltimore).
Description: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports teams have been calling the Titans about Nate Washington.
Insight: This likely just means the Titans would like to trade their wide receiver. Justin Hunter is the team's new No. 2 WR, and Washington is taking up cap and roster space. It is unlikely that Tennessee gets anyone to bite on his 4.8 million base salary since he can't even earn a starting role on the Titans.
Description: Jets receiver Percy Harvin is not expected to be a major factor for Week 8's matchup against Buffalo.
Insight: Coach Rex Ryan declared that it is "unrealistic" to expect Harvin to play 50 offensive snaps, without knowing the entire offense. He will likely handle kickoff and punt return duties, along with seeing around 20-to-25 snaps on the offensive side of the ball. Consider Harvin a WR4 until he is guarenteed more game action.
Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Tampa Bay is seemingly playing it safe with Jackson, as he should be back at practice tomorrow. He is expected to be a full-go for Week 8 against Minnesota, and should be cosidered a WR2 for the matchup.
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. UPDATE: Johnson was able to get in a limited practice session on Wednesday, but is still unlikely to play, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Johnson traveled with the team to London, but there is a slim chance that he plays. Detroit has their bye during Week 9, and owners should hope that he returns for Week 10. In the meantime Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle is expected to see more time in the slot, according to wide receiver coach Sean Ryan.
Insight: This is a good sign for fantasy owners, as Randle has seen close to 10 targets per game, over the past five weeks. Eli Manning loves to utilize his slot receiver, and if Randle does see more time there, his value could be as high as a WR2.
Description: Steelers rookie wideout Martavis Bryant is making his NFL debut on Monday night against the Texans.
Insight: The Steelers have grown impatient with Justin Brown, so Lance Moore moves up into 3-wide sets, and Bryant will be active. Moore and even WR2 Markus Wheaton have made costly mistakes too, so perhaps Bryant gets a chance to steal a few snaps in two-wide sets.
Description: Former Eagles and now Texans wide receiver and kick returner Damaris Johnson saw a season-high three catches for 62 yards against Indianapolis and might see action with the offense again Monday night.
Insight: He's a solid return man and if you can get him in open space he's tough to pull down. He might be useful for the Texans in three-receiver packages, but fantasy owners in non-return leagues should steer clear.
Description: Steelers receiver Lance Moore hasn't caught more than one pas in any game this season.
Insight: Moore's 26-yards reception last week was for a touchdown, but he's totaled just three catches for 64 yards this season. The Steelers may turn to youth Monday night and see if Martavis Bryant can help out Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton.
Description: Pittsburgh rookie wideout Martavis Bryant could actually see the field tonight, according to Lisa Salters.
Insight: Bryant has been battling injuries and been buried at the bottom of the Steelers depth chart, but Justin Brown and Lance Moore haven't exactly been producing so Bryant might get a target or two. He won't be fantasy worthy, however. That's only for Antonio Brown and once in a while Markus Wheaton.
Description: Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas had another big day on Sunday night.
Insight: That's three huge days in a row since Wes Welker came back to play the slot and Thomas moved back to the outside. Sunday he caught eight of nine targets for 171 yards and two scores. That's 521 yards and five touchdowns in three weeks.
Description: San Francisco wide receiver Stevie Johnson caught five for 79 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Johnson has now scored in three of the past four games and he's caught five balls in each of the past two contests. He's becoming more comfortable in this offense, though with Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Brandon Lloyd and Vernon Davis he's got to share with a lot of other guys and his upside is limited.
Description: San Francisco wideout Anquan Boldin caught seven of 10 targets for 50 yards, butdropped a sure touchdown.
Insight: When the 49ers need a big first-down catch they almost always look to wide receiver Anquan Boldin and he usually comes through, but with four quality receivers on this team, none is likely to break out and become an every game fantasy option.
Description: Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant caught nine balls for 151 yards, but did get into the end zone.
Insight: It was a great comeback for fantasy owners considering he had just two receptions for 15 yards at halftime. After scoring in four consecutive games, Bryant has now gone two games without a touchdown catch.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham has made an immediate impact since finally getting to play.
Insight: Beckham and Eli Manning have already become a red zone item. Sunday he caught just four balls for 34 yards, but two went for scores. He has three touchdown receptions in three games. Now if he can just start seeing the ball a little more he could become a solid WR2.
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen led the team with 10 targets, but ended up with a mediocre six receptions for 58 yards.
Insight: Allen has been a disappointment for all but one game this season and we're beginning to think last season was a fluke. With Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal along with Antonio Gates, Allen has become "just another receiver" in the stable versus last season when he was "the guy."
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe finished Week 7 as the team's top targeted receiver with seven.
Insight: He caught five for 84 yards. After a first half in which no receiver caught more than one ball, Bowe broke away from the pack. He's still not a great fantasy option with 19 receptions for 279 yards and zero touchdowns.
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin caught three passes for 61 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Packers.
Insight: Although it was a very disappointing day for the Panthers offense, Benjamin salvaged his fantasy day with a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Benjamin has five touchdowns through seven games in his rookie season.
Description: Lions receiver Golden Tate had another huge game with Calvin Johnson sidelined in Week 7.
Insight: Tate finished with 10 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown, but his big 73-yard touchdown grab did not come until there was four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Over half his fantasy points came on one play.
Description: Vikings wideout Greg Jennings led the team with six catches, seven targets and 77 yards on Sunday.
Insight: The Minnesota offense continues to frustrate fantasy owners. At least Norv Turner has figured out Jerick McKinnon is better than Mass Asiata, but he is still featuring Jennings more than Cordarrelle Patterson. That is fine with Jennings' owners, but for owners thinking about picking up Jennings, it is hard to start him with any confidence.
Description: Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught nine passes for 122 yards against the Vikings in Week 7.
Insight: Owners were likely frustrated with Watkins' poor performance against New England last week, but he was stuck on Revis Island. Back on the main land now, Watkins lit up the Vikings cornerbacks. Kyle Orton and Watkins seem to have great chemistry and it is getting better every week.
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson scored his first touchdown since Week 1.
Insight: That should be an encouraging sign, but since he still only received three touches and four targets, we are pretty much done with dealing with the headache that comes with Patterson. He is a tremendous talent, but the Vikings do not seem to care to feed him the ball.
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith caught a late touchdown in a blowout victory to avoid another fantasy dud.
Insight: Smith finished with three catches, 81 yards and a touchdown for a solid fantasy day, but 39 of the yards and the score came with under three minutes left and Baltimore ahead by three scores. The Ravens threw the deep pass to Smith on fourth down because the team's long snapper was injured. Smith still has quite a bit of risk involved going forward.
Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was rumored to be a target for Percy Harvin's anger.
Insight: With Harvin traded to the Jets, Baldwin excelled on the field as Seattle's No. 1 receiving target. He caught seven of 11 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Harvin had just 133 yards in receptions in five games.
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon caught a 70-yard touchdown against the Titans in Week 7.
Insight: Garcon finished with five catches and 87 yards, but a vast majority of the yards came on the big touchdown grab. Garcon remains a high-upside WR2 no matter who is playing quarterback for the Redskins.
Description: Titans receiver Kendall Wright caught six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins in Week 7.
Insight: Wright has frustrated fantasy owners this season, but if owners have remained patient with him, he put up a solid fantasy day in Week 7. With this performance, Wright, at the very least, has kept his bench spot on your roster.
Description: Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson had four catches for 60 yards and a touchdown against the Browns on Sunday.
Insight: Cecil Shorts still had more targets than Robinson, but the rookie had the more productive day, averaging 15 yards per catch versus Shorts' 4. Robinson is a FLEX possibility in deep leagues moving forward.
Description: Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins was the only worthy fantasy player for Cleveland on Sunday.
Insight: Hawkins had five catches for 112 yards against the Jaguars. He led the team with nine targets. Unfortunately, the rest of the offense struggled, so Hawkins did not have a shot at the end zone.
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been cleared to play in Week 7 against the Packers and is active. UPDATE: Benjamin is active on Sunday.
Insight: The Panthers receiver is pretty much a must-start against the Packers. He scored his fourth touchdown last week on the road against the tough Bengals defense, and Green Bay will be without top cornerback Sam Shields and could also be missing No. 2 corner Tramon Williams, who is a game-time decision.
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been cleared to play in Week 7 against the Packers according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: We will send out another update when the official inactive list comes out at about 12 ET, but all signs point to Benjamin suiting up. The Panthers receiver is pretty much a must-start against the Packers. He scored his fourth touchdown last week on the road against the tough Bengals defense, and Green Bay will be without top cornerback Sam Shields and could also be missing No. 2 corner Tramon Williams, who is a game-time decision.
Description: The Seahawks have traded Percy Harvin to the Jets for a conditional pick, according to Jay Glazer. UPDATE: The coniditional pick will be in the range from a second-to-fourth-round pick, according to John Clayton.
Insight: The timing is weird, as Harvin is dealing with a thigh injury, but it is a nice pickup for the Jets nonetheless. Harvin has not produced much from a fantasy standpoint, and his value takes even more of a hit with this move to New York.
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green did not practice again on Friday and fantasy owners must plan on being without him on Sunday.
Insight: Green and coach Marvin Lewis have contradicted each other with the player saying he is week-to-week and the coach trying to hide the fact that his star isn't an option for Week 7. Obviously the player knows his own health better than the coach.
Description: Coach Jim Caldwell Lions on receiver Calvin Johnson chances to play in Week 7 - "miracles can happen."
Insight: The translation for fantasy owners is get your backups in the lineup Megatron isn't playing. Yes, miracles can happen and you might hit the lottery tonight, but the odds are extemely tilted against you.
Description: Patriots receiver Danny Amendola has been a non-factor for most of the season and Thursday night was another example.
Insight: Amendola caught one pass for 19 yards and a score. He has just five catches for 42 yards this season and there is no indication that his workload is going to increase so fantasy owners can continue to ignore him unless Julian Edelman is injured.
Description: Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell caught just four balls for 55 yards Thursday night against the Jets.
Insight: The excitement of Week 6's huge game against Buffalo (4-97-2) has quickly faded, but at least he's still involved in the offense. It's just going to be hard to figure out when he's going to go big.
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