OUTOrlando Scandrick DB DAL (7) 2 hours ago
Scandrick (hamstring) will play Sunday against the Eagles, Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Scandrick has missed the Cowboys' past four games due to a hamstring problem, but with the help of Dallas' recent bye week, he's deemed himself ready to play this Sunday. While his practice participation should shape expectations of his Week 8 involvement level, Scandrick's anticipated return figures to provide a nice lift to Dallas' secondary.
Christine Michael RB SEA (5) 2 hours ago
Michael gained 52 yards on 16 carries and caught all three of his targets for another three yards in Sunday's 6-6 tie with the Cardinals.
Even with the extra period to accumulate stats, Michael was stymied by a tough Arizona defense in a game that didn't have any touchdowns. Seattle didn't have much more luck through the air, with Russell Wilson completing 24 of 37 passes for 225 yards. C.J. Prosise handled most of the passing-down work in his first appearance since Week 1, catching two of three targets for 17 yards while also taking a lone carry for no gain. Michael still accounted for 19 of the team's 23 running back touches, leaving minimal concern regarding his workload in the absence of Thomas Rawls (ankle). With Rawls expected to miss at least another game or two, Michael should stay busy in a favorable Week 8 matchup at New Orleans.
QRussell Okung DEN (11) 2 hours ago
Okung (concussion) is expected to play in Monday night's game against the Texans, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Okung was able to practice in a limited capacity both Friday and Saturday, so his expected active status Monday would complete his return from the concussion-like symptoms he experienced following Denver's Week 6 loss in San Diego.
Michael Floyd WR ARI (9) 2 hours ago
Floyd caught five of seven targets for 65 yards in Sunday's 6-6 tie with Seattle.
Previously demoted to a part-time role, Floyd got more playing time than usual Sunday, as John Brown (leg) was inactive and Jaron Brown (knee) made an early exit. The extra snaps, in combination with the overtime period, helped Floyd reach five receptions for the first time all year while also matching his season-high mark in yards. He still accounted for just 14.3 percent of his team's 49 targets, tied with J.J. Nelson for a distant third behind Larry Fitzgerald (14) and David Johnson (13). Should one of both of the Browns miss another game, Floyd could again take on extra snaps in Week 8 against Carolina.
OUTBrian Hoyer QB CHI (9) 3 hours ago
Hoyer underwent surgery on his broken left arm and will likely be placed on injured reserve, according to coach John Fox.
Hoyer's injury and subsequent surgery coincides with quarterback Jay Cutler (thumb) being cleared to return Monday. While that should keep the Bears in relatively good shape at the position, Hoyer will now face an extended period on the sidelines, although it remains to be seen whether he'll indeed be placed on injured reserve. Regardless, Matt Barkley figures to serve as Chicago's second-string quarterback while Hoyer is out.
QDarius Slay DB DET (10) 3 hours ago
Slay's (hamstring) status for Sunday's game against the Texans is uncertain at this point, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Slay exited Sunday's win over the Redskins after injuring his hamstring and is slated for further evaluation Monday. While coach Jim Caldwell didn't provide an update on his situation, the Lions' injury report should offer some clarity later in the week. With a matchup against star wideout DeAndre Hopkins looming, Detroit will certainly hope to have Slay available come Sunday.
OUTDez Bryant WR DAL (7) 3 hours ago
Bryant (knee) is expected to play Sunday night against the Eagles, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Bryant has been sidelined since Week 3 due to a fracture in his right knee, and although he also cut his right hand recently, he was back running and catching passes in practice Monday. After previously declaring he'd return following the Cowboys' Week 7 bye, Bryant is expected to fulfill that promise Sunday night, representing a huge boost to a Dallas offense that has already widely impressed in his absence.
OUTJay Cutler QB CHI (9) 3 hours ago
Cutler (thumb) has been cleared to play ahead of next Monday night's game against the Vikings.
Cutler has been sidelined since exiting Chicago's Week 2 loss to the Eagles with a sprained thumb. Although Brian Hoyer acquitted himself nicely in Cutler's absence, his broken arm suffered last Thursday versus the Packers opens the door for Cutler to reclaim the Bears' starting quarterback job without contention. While next Monday's matchup with the Vikings' defense hardly bodes well for Cutler's fantasy prospects, he represents a superior option to Matt Barkley, who figures to serve as the Bears' backup going forward.
OUTGeno Smith QB NYJ (11) 3 hours ago
Smith (knee) is believed to have suffered a torn ACL, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Smith was initially thought to have avoided a serious injury, but the initial results of Monday's MRI are believed to suggest otherwise. To pin down a definitive diagnosis, Smith will visit Dr. James Andrew on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. If his torn ACL is confirmed, Smith would miss the remainder of this season, paving the way for Ryan Fitzpatrick to reclaim the Jets' starting quarterback job.
Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI (9) 3 hours ago
Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 70 yards on 14 targets in Sunday's 6-6 tie with the Seahawks.
Fitzgerald led a depleted Arizona receiving corps, with John Brown (leg) inactive and Jaron Brown (knee) forced out after aggravating a pre-existing injury. The 33-year-old caught eight of nine targets for 51 yards in regulation, and then added a 19-yard gain on a last-ditch drive in the closing seconds of overtime. While he's yet to top 81 yards in any one contest this season, Fitzgerald has caught five or more passes every week, putting him on pace to top 100 receptions for the second year in a row. He'll take aim at a struggling Carolina secondary in Week 8.