Antonio Brown’s suspension is eligible to end after Week 8 and Adam Schefter reported that the Seahawks are "positioned to make a push to sign" Brown.
There are no official contract talks yet, but it sounds like they are the leader in the clubhouse to sign the man who—*big inhale*—showed up to Raiders training camp last year with frostbite, missed practices while protesting not being able to wear his old helmet, had a heated confrontation with GM Mike Mayock, got suspended by the Raiders for conduct detrimental to the team, subsequently was released by the team, signed with the New England Patriots, played one game, and then was ultimately released by the Patriots after multiple sexual allegations publicly surfaced.
By the time you finished reading that sentence, he probably got picked up in your league.
I get the enthusiasm, but I’m not sure Seattle is the perfect fit. For fantasy, I think you’d rather him end up somewhere he could soak up a ton of targets, like Philadelphia. As good as Brown looked in his one game with the Patriots, it’s been a year since he last played and he’d have to compete for targets with Grown Ass Man D.K. Metcalf and all-around baller Tyler Lockett.
Kick the tires if you have the bench spots to play with-—the risk/reward proposition isn’t bad for a guy you can grab off waivers—but just be realistic with your expectations and the amount of things that need to go perfectly before you feel comfortable placing him in your starting lineup.
Thursday Night Football. Before you groan about getting two one-win teams in the Eagles-Giants tonight (PHI -4.5, 45 O/U), just remember how fragile this entire operation is in a COVID year and how wonderful it is just to have football whatsoever. Darius Slayton is good to go and Sterling Shepard will be a GTD for the Giants. On the other side, it sounds like DeSean Jackson will return to the Eagles tonight, Travis Fulgham will continue to see a ton of snaps, and Boston Scott will get the start at RB in place of Miles Sanders. Also, with Zach Ertz’s new injury timeline (4-6 weeks), Richard Rodgers is an intriguing, spot-start TE play tonight if you’re hurting at the position.
Week 7 Love/Hate. Matthew’s Week 7 column is up now. Lots to love about the Chargers this week.
I try not to read too much into Wednesday injury reports because there are lots of veteran maintenance days, but there are some interesting notes here...Michael Thomas popping up with a hamstring and ankle is worth monitoring. Marvin Jones also missed his first practice of the year. Here’s the full rundown, though. We’ll check in on these again tomorrow and Sunday morning...
Didn’t practice Wednesday: DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Jordan Akins (ankle/concussion), Joe Mixon (foot), Julio Jones (hamstring), John Brown (knee), Raheem Mostert (ankle), JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee)
Limited at practice Wednesday: Justin Jackson (knee), Keenan Allen (back), DJ Chark (ankle), Noah Fant (ankle), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Mike Evans (ankle), Jamison Crowder (groin), Baker Mayfield (chest), Kareem Hunt (ribs), Calvin Ridley (elbow), Sam Darnold (shoulder)
Practicing fully: Melvin Gordon (illness), Leonard Fournette (ankle), Mike Davis (ankle), Diontae Johnson (back),
Long term: Nick Chubb’s recovery is progressing well...Austin Ekeler will be back “later rather than sooner” according to coach Anthony Lynn.