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  • 10/21, 4:58 pm
    • LB Derrick Morgan (abdomen) was limited...

      LB Derrick Morgan (abdomen) was limited at practice Friday and is not guaranteed to play against the Browns on Sunday.

      Analysis: The Titans currently feature the second-worst scoring defense in the NFL with 27.3 points per game allowed, but that's a bit inflated with the 57 points given up to Houston in Week 4. Tennessee is middle of the pack in yardage, against both the run and the pass, but have an incredibly favorable matchup against the Browns this week. Rookie DeShone Kizer is back as the Browns' starting quarterback and has thrown nine interceptions in five games while averaging only 5.35 yards per pass attempt, essentially making the Titans defense a marquee fantasy option in Week 7.

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  • 10/21, 4:36 pm
    • CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) did not...

      CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) did not practice this week and will not play against the Falcons on Sunday.

      Analysis: The Patriots secondary is in bad shape without Gilmore as CB Eric Rowe (groin) has also been ruled out, and CB Johnson Bademosi (abdomen) is listed as questionable. Even at full strength the Falcons are an unfavorable matchup for the Patriots, who are third-worst in the NFL allowing 26.5 points per game. Atlanta's offense has hardly shown to be the offensive juggernaut they were in 2016, but Matt Ryan and Julio Jones could be due for huge performances against a defense that is currently giving up 440.7 yards per game. The Patriots at least forced some turnovers in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets, but this week's matchup with the Falcons is not worth consideration in most formats.

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  • 10/21, 4:24 pm
    • DE Stephon Tuitt (back) did not...

      DE Stephon Tuitt (back) did not practice this week and will not play against the Bengals on Sunday.

      Analysis: The good news is that the rest of the Steelers' defense looks to be healthy, but Tyson Alualu will likely need to fill in at defensive end. Pittsburgh is allowing only 17 points per game this season and is coming off a fantastic performance in which they held one of the hottest offenses in football (Kansas City Chiefs) to only 13 points. Meanwhile the Bengals feature the third-worst offense in the NFL, averaging only 16.8 points per game. Cincinnati mainly struggles in the run game but they have also turned the ball over 11 times in five games. This is a solid matchup for the Steelers defense, although the Bengals offense has performed a bit better of late compared to the start of the season.

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  • 10/21, 4:00 pm
    • DE Corey Liuget (back) did not...

      DE Corey Liuget (back) did not practice Thursday and Friday and may not be available against the Broncos on Sunday.

      Analysis: The Chargers will face a Broncos offense that will be without wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and Cody Latimer (knee). Denver turned the ball over three times in Week 6's 23-10 loss to the Giants, and QB Trevor Siemian was sacked four times. The Broncos have struggled with their running game in recent weeks, but the Chargers give up a whopping 5.0 yards per carry and over 150 rushing yards per game. If Denver is able to take advantage with running backs C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles in the run game it should open things up on the outside for receiver Demaryius Thomas. The Chargers forced a pair of turnovers, had four sacks, and held to Broncos to 321 yards of offense in Denver's 24-21 season opening victory, and will look to improve on those numbers against a struggling Broncos offense, making this a decent matchup for the Los Angeles defense.

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  • 10/21, 3:40 pm
    • DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, foot) did...

      DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, foot) did not practice this week and may be rested for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

      Analysis: The Jets defense is coming off an admirable performance against the Patriots in Week 6, which was also the first time they allowed more than 20 points since their 45-20 loss to the Raiders back in Week 2. The Jets travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins in Week 7, and will face the NFL's worst offense which averages a paltry 12.2 points per game. The Dolphins are near the bottom of the league in the majority of offensive categories, but have taken decent care of the football with six turnovers in five games. The Jets have second-fewest sacks (7) in the NFL, but if they can apply pressure on Dolphins' QB Jay Cutler, they could in line for a big day.

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