Marqise Lee (ankle) is considered week-to-week, according to Ian Rapoport.
Lee left Sunday’s game with the injury, but it’s “minor to moderate,” which is good news. The USC product will likely slide back in as the No. 4 receiver behind D.J. Chark, Dede Westbrook, and Chris Conley when he returns.
The Eagles are signing De’Angelo Henderson to the practice squad, according to Mike Garafolo.
Philly currently has Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, and Boston Scott as the healthy backs on the roster, but Henderson could potentially get a chance to shine in practice and eventually get called up. Still, he’d be unlikely to see more than a handful of snaps per game if eventually added to the active roster, and Howard/Sanders will continue dominating touches if both guys remain healthy.
The Patriots are re-signing Benjamin Watson, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Watson was just released a week ago after the Patriots chose not to activate him after his four-game suspension, but the veteran tight end is back in the mix and will continue his playing career as he planned when he signed with New England in the offseason. Watson is not a highly recommended fantasy pickup, but perhaps he can help make the tight end position more of a receiving threat for the Patriots offense.
The Giants re-signed Bennie Fowler.
Fowler was recently released to create roster space, but he’s back with the Giants and can immediately step back into a role on offense. The veteran receiver is not a recommended fantasy pickup at the moment.
JuJu Smith-Schuster gets held to one catch in Week 6.
Smith-Schuster gained seven yards on his lone reception against the Chargers, and it came late in the game on a quick slant. On the first play for the Steelers, they had a shot at Smith-Schuster for a big play on a deep ball, but it was underthrown and he could not come up with it—and the team did not want to open up their passing attack much with undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges making his first career start. Pittsburgh’s offense ran through James Conner and the rushing attack, with Smith-Schuster doing little damage. It’s refreshing to see JuJu be a huge team player that won’t make noise and complain about a lack of passes going his way, especially with his team getting a big win—but he of course won’t get fantasy points for that. The Steelers now have their bye week before facing the Dolphins in Week 8, and it’d be a plus for Smith-Schuster if Mason Rudolph (concussion) is back in the lineup. From a statistical and fantasy perspective, there probably isn’t a player that’s had worse luck than JuJu so far this season after Ben Roethlisberger’s season-ending elbow injury.
Sam Darnold plays well in return from mono.
In his first game back after missing the last three games, Darnold led the Jets to an upset home win over the Cowboys. Darnold was 23/32 for 338 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, as the New York offense looked a lot different with their franchise player at quarterback. There were guys running wide open at times against a Dallas defense that struggled, but Darnold looked comfortable and sharp in Adam Gase’s offense. Darnold isn’t immediately a strong QB1 fantasy option (especially in Week 7 against the Patriots), but his presence is clearly a boost for the entire Jets offense.
Darrell Henderson gets first extensive NFL action in Week 6.
With Todd Gurley (quadricep) out for the Rams against the 49ers, Henderson got a nice amount of work behind Malcolm Brown. Henderson carried six times for 39 yards and added one reception for nine yards, flashing his dynamic ability on his touches; he did have a lost fumble on a dropped toss, but aside from the turnover it was a solid game from the rookie. Meanwhile, Brown carried 11 times for 40 yards, as he had an effective first drive running the ball inside with power before LA went away from it a bit. If Gurley misses more time, it looks like Henderson could be at least a big-play dependent FLEX option in an offense that needs to do something to get going and bounce back from this 3-3 start to the season.
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