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.
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin did not practice on Wednesday and the injury is not disclosed.
Insight: Our best guess is the injury stems from a big hit Benjamin took from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the tie last Sunday. Benjamin exited the game after the hit but returned to score a touchdown. He is a high-upside WR2 for Week 7 against the Packers.
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson told Bleacher Report he will be back when he feels he can do everything he has to to play at a high level.
Insight: Bleacher Report also reported Johnson is not there yet. He is going to try and play this week, but coach Jim Caldwell has put out the idea of shutting down Johnson through the Lions' Week 9 bye. In the long-run, that is Detroit's best option.
Description: Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton has failed to become the big-time receiver oppostire Antonio Brown that fantasy owners had hoped for.
Insight: It is a very friendly matchup, so in bigger leagues, fantasy owners should start Wheaton. Since a six-catch, 97-yard season opener, he's failed to crack the 60-yard mark in any game. Like the rest of the Steelers offense of late, he's let fantasy owners down.
Description: Carolina wideout Jason Avant should not be on any fantasy rosters at this time.
Insight: Avant is the fourth option ... at best behind Kevin Benjamin, Greg Olsen and Jerricho Cotchery and even Cotchery isn't fantasy worthy. In the last four games, Avant hasn't cracked the 50-yard mark.
Description: Wideout Jerricho Cotchery was inactive for Week 3 against the Steelers and might as well have been inactive for the other five weeks to far this season..
Insight: Cotchery has yet to score and his best performance was a five-catch, 80 yard day against Baltimore. Fantasy owners should avoid him as Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen are doing all the heavy lifting for the Panthers passing game.
Description: Saints receiver Kenny Stills has become a non-factor this season.
Insight: Rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks is the third receiver with Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham. Stills might see increased usage while Graham is sidelined, but its not likely to be enough to make him fantasy worthy.
Description: Saints rookie wideout Brandin Cooks hasn't turned his targets into much fantasy production.
Insight: After an opening day seven-catch, 77-yard, one touchdown performance, Cooks has failed to return to the end zone. He did have nine catches against Tampa Bay in Week 5, but for just 56 yards. He's seeing a lot of short passes and has yet to break out with a big run after catch.
Description: Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree signed with the New York Giants.
Insight: New York needs wide receiver help after Victor Cruz tore his patellar tendon on Sunday night. Ogletree caught 13 passes in 12 games last season with Detroit. He doesn't have any fantasy value at the moment.
Description: The Giants officially placed wide receiver Victor Cruz on injured reserve to end his season.
Insight: Cruz tore his right patellar tendon on Sunday night against the Eagles. He should be ready for training camp next year, but there is a high chance that Cruz will never be the same since the injury is going to affect his cutting ability. Rookie Odell Beckham Jr. will start in place of Cruz.
Description: Bengals receiver Marvin Jones was thought to be close to returning a few weeks ago, but hasn't gotten better and will see a specialist this week.
Insight: Jones suffered a setback to his ankle a week and a half ago. He has not played yet this season. The receiver who caught 10 touchdowns last season may end up not playing at all this season if surgery is required.
Description: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree saw eight targets, but caught just three for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Crabtree owners have been losing their trust in him, but he looked healthy tonight. It's just the 49ers have more targets than ever to throw to and Crabtree doesn't dominate Colin Kaepernick's view anymore.
Description: Titans receiver Justin Hunter led the team with 77 receiving yards in Week 6 against the Jaguars.
Insight: Hunter seems to have some chemistry with backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst. The pair hit a big touchdown against the Browns in Week 5 and Hunter led the Titans in Week 6. Hunter is a viable WR3 in deep leagues with Whitehurst at quarterback.
Description: Raiders receiving Brice Butler had three catches for 64 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Chargers.
Insight: It was a coming out party for the Raiders' passing game. Butler was one of three Raiders receivers with at least 50 yards and a touchdown. Oakland will have to continue to throw to win a game this season, but Butler is still not a viable fantasy option.
Description: Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell caught four passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns against the Bills in Week 6.
Insight: Tom Brady is back, so the Patriots recieving game is relevant again, but Brady is spreading the ball around so much, it is hard to predict who will score big when. Rob Gronkowski is the only viable fantasy option in the New England receiving core.
Description: Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry led the team with six receptions, 75 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Packers.
Insight: Mike Wallace had more targets, but Landry surprisingly caught more passes and went for more yards. Each receiver had one touchdown. Wallace is still the better fantasy receiver going forward, but keep an eye on Landry.
Description: Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson finished second on the team with nine targets in Week 6 against the Titans.
Insight: Robinson caught eight of those targets for 68 yards. The Jaguars were much more effective throwing than running on Sunday, so expect Robinson to continue to be a decent FLEX play in deep leagues.
Description: Receiver Emmanuel Sanders was the forgotten man in the Broncos receiving game on Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: Unless it is a close game, it is hard for Peyton Manning to share the ball enough with all his weapons. Demaryius Thomas had 10 catches, 124 yards and a touchdown, Julius Thomas caught two touchdowns and Ronnie Hillman ran 24 times for 100 yards. Sanders was third on the team with three receptions and 38 yards.
Description: Browns wide receiver Miles Austin had two catches for 29 yards against the Steelers in Week 6.
Insight: Brian Hoyer completed just eight passes, so that isn't exactly surprising Austin had two catches. With so few completions and three of them going to Jordan Cameron, Austin and the rest of the receiving core did not do much.
Description: Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins caught just two passes for 27 yards in Week 6.
Insight: After seven catches in Kyle Orton's first start, Watkins was pretty disappointing as he failed to score three fantasy points. Who knows which receiver Kyle Orton will favor next week. On a positive note, Watkins could have struggled having to face Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis. Next week's matchup with the Vikings should be easier.
Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith had four catches for 51 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6 against the Buccaneers.
Insight: Finally, the other Smith did something in the Ravens offense. Smith had a season-high in catches and was three yards shy of a season-high in yards per game this season. Smith only had one touchdown catch in the first five games, so it was great to see him score twice as well. This, however, is likely an aberration as opposed to a trend setter. Joe Flacco is not going to pass for five touchdowns again.
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had only two catches for 16 yards Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: Everyone's favorite breakout candidate has failed to deliver. Patterson has zero receiving touchdowns on the season, and with so much uncertainty in Minnesota, owners need to consider benching him, until we see production.
Description: Lions receiver Golden Tate caught seven passes in Sunday's win over the Vikings.
Insight: Owners were hoping for more than the 44 yards he produced, with Calvin Johnson sidelined. Tate did manage 12 targets, and with the potential for Johnson to miss even more time, Tate is a fine WR2 option.
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had four catches Sunday night against the Giants.
Insight: He totaled 50 yards on six targets, and has become a reliable option for Nick Foles. Matthews' impact on the field does not necessarily translate over to fantasy production, but he should be considered a low-end WR3. With bye weeks continuing through Week 12, there are far worse options out there.
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle led the Giants in receiving on Sunday night against the Eagles.
Insight: It was nothing to cry home about, as he totaled five catches for 58 yards. Randle did accumulate nine targets, and with Victor Cruz out for the season, he will be an important piece for New York, moving forward.
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green is doubtful for Week 7 as we hear conflicting views from player and coach.
Insight: Green said he expected to miss Week 7, but coach Marvin Lewis said he "has a shot" to suit up. Sounds like coach-speak to try and confuse the opponents. His absence l,ast Sunday turned Mohamed Sanu into a fantasy stud.
Description: Raiders receiver Andre Holmes busted out with a four-catch, 121-yard, two touchdown effort.
Insight: The 6-4, 210-pound Holmes had 74 yards and a score in Week 4, so we like the direction he's headed. In his three seasons we haven't seen much consistency from Holmes, but we like the performance over the past two games. He worth watching.
Description: Giants receiver Victor Cruz went down in a heap after attempting to catch a pass from Eli Manning in the end zone and the early indications are that he has a torn patella tendon, per Michelle Tafoya.
Insight: The Giants will need for rookie Odell Beckham Jr. to step up to replace him opposite Rueben Randle.
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson continued his dominant play on Sunday.
Insight: He racked up nine catches for 107 yards and a touchdown, on 16 targets. Randall Cobb chipped in five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown. However, Nelson is clearly Aaron Rodgers' favorite target, and there is no reason for owners to feel his monster season will not continue.
Description: Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas had another big day on Sunday.
Insight: After totaling 226 last week, Thomas was back at it, with 10 receptions for 124 yards, and a touchdown. He now has 18 catches, 350 yards, and two touchdowns over the pass two weeks. Julius Thomas added two touchdowns for Denver, as well.
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts had a nice game in his return to action.
Insight: He has been in and out of the lineup with a hamstring injury, through the first five weeks. However, Shorts seemed to be healthy on Sunday, as he produced 10 catches for 103 yards, on 16 targets.
Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu should be the Bengals No. 1 receiver in Week 6 with A.J. green sidelined.
Insight: Sanu has been involed this season even with Green around. He's caught 17 balls for 234 yards and a pair of scores. he's also 2-for-2 as a passer for 68 yards and a touchdown (158.3 passer rating).
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker is active for Week 6 against his old teammates the Broncos.
Insight: After sitting out Week 5, Decker has been targeting this game and will be on the field. Whether he can play the entire 60 minutes is another question as is whether he can be effective versus a top-10 passing defense.
Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton exploded for the first time this season, posted nine catches for 223 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: It was Hilton's first touchdown reception of the season, though he's caught at least five balls in all six games. The yardage total was one short of the franchise record held by Raymond Berry.
Description: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree insists his foot is not the issue according to CSN Bay Area.
Insight: Fantasy owners would rather his foot be the issue because the alternative would be the 49ers are just not using him. Crabtree only played on 42-of-71 snaps on Sunday, so that is a bit unusual. He played in nearly 87 percent of his team's snaps in Weeks 2 and 3. Crabtree will be active for Monday's game against the Rams, but owners are losing their trust in him.
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said he is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and missed another practice.
Insight: He added that he "hopes" to play in Week 6's contest against the Minnesota Vikings. We have heard this before. Even if he plays will he be a decoy again. Better to sit an not tempt fantasy owners to start him.
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green was was carted off the practice field Wednesday, after appearing to aggravate his pre-existing toe injury and according to Ian Rapoport is not expected to play Sunday.
Insight: He is now doubtful for Week 6 and fantasy owners should make alternate plans. His absence would boost Mohamed Sanu's fantasy value and Marvin Jones if he makes it onto the field.
Description: Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano said receiver Denarius Moore has a "clean slate" after he was scratched in the Raiders' last game according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Moore has had a brutal start to 2014 with 60 receiving yards and no touchdowns on 20 targets. Moore also dropped a pass that Vince Wilfork intercepted to seal a victory in Week 3. Even though he might play this week, Moore doesn't appear to be fantasy worthy.
Description: Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans returned to practice on Wednesday.
Insight: He was limited to individual drills, but this is good news nonetheless. Evans was not expected back until after Tampa Bay's Week 7 bye, but now will have a great chance to play this week against the Ravens.
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green was was carted off the practice field Wednesday, after appearing to aggravate his preexisting toe injury.
Insight: It seems he did it while stretching, and according to Coley Harvey, Green threw off his shoe in disgust, and hopped onto the cart. He is now extremely questionable for Week 6. We will update Green's status once we know more.
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said he is dealing with a high-ankle sprain.
Insight: He added that he hopes to play in Week 6's contest against the Minnesota Vikings. However, it may be smart for him to take a week off. Johnson has acted as a decoy the past two weeks, and it would be worthwhile for owners to deal with one week of him being inactive, if it means he will be completely healthy, after.