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Knee — John Brown, WR, BUF: OUT Impact: Gabriel Davis will fill in for Brown and could deliver some value.
Calf — Dawson Knox , TE, BUF: OUT/IR Impact: Tyler Kroft can play, but Lee Smith must also sit as a result of Knox’s positive COVID-19 test.
Knee — Curtis Samuel, WR, CAR: Active Impact: Keith Kirkwood could still see some action.
Foot — Joe Mixon, RB, CIN: OUT Impact: Giovani Bernard could return huge value as he takes over the majority of Mixon’s workload.
Illness — John Ross III, WR, CIN: Inactive Impact: There’s just no value here, as Tee Higgins has stepped up big time.
Appendix — Austin Hooper, TE, CLE: OUT Impact: David Njoku and Harrison Bryant will split time in an effort to replace the ill tight end.
Calf — Aaron Jones, RB, GB: Inactive Impact: Jamaal Williams is ready to have a huge day.
Ankle — Robert Tonyan, TE, GB: Active Impact: Marcedes Lewis/ Jace Sternberger fade into the background.
Hamstring — Michael Thomas, WR, NO: OUT Impact: Tre’Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris are all the WRs that Drew Brees has to throw to this week.
Shoulder — Sam Darnold, QB, NYJ: Active Impact: Still a lot to be desired in the WR department, though.
Groin — Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ: Inactive Impact: Denzel Mims was activated from IR and could see some extra targets.
Groin — Sam Ficken, K, NYJ: Inactive Impact: Sergio Castillo, recently signed to the practice squad, is the team’s emergency option.
Hamstring — Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, WSH: OUT/IR Impact: Dontrelle Inman should see a significant bump in value.
Shoulder — Isaiah Wright, WR, WSH: OUT Impact: Cam Sims and Robert Foster might enter the WR mix. Defense
Groin — Takkarist McKinley, DE, ATL: Active
Pectoral — Matt Milano, LB, BUF: Active
Hamstring — Josh Norman, CB, BUF: OUT
Back — Tre’Davious White, CB, BUF: Active
Hamstring — Eli Apple, CB, CAR: Active
Toe — Donte Jackson, CB, CAR: Active
… William Jackson III, CB, CIN: