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Fantasy Update: Seahawks vs. Giants

11.07.10 at 5:12 pm ET
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Seattle will have a tough time against a tough Giants defense this week, especially with the loss of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck suffered a concussion in last week’€™s 33-3 loss to Oakland where he was sacked eight times. Charlie Whitehurst will make his first NFL start in his place, with questionable value for Seattle’€™s receivers this week including resurgent wide out Mike Williams. The Giants rank 2nd in passing defense, allowing only 177.9 yards per game, while they also host a ferocious pass rush that has knocked five opposing quarterbacks out of games this season, including 24 sacks.

Seattle offensive guard Ben Hamilton was also placed on injured reserve after suffering a serious concussion against Oakland. Hamilton has had a history of concussion issues, causing doctors to advise the season-ending decision.

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Fantasy Update: Chiefs vs. Raiders

11.07.10 at 5:12 pm ET
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The Raiders (4-4) and Chiefs (5-2) face off in a suddenly relevant AFC West showdown this Sunday. Oakland Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is doubtful against the Chiefs with a sprained right ankle. Asmougha has led the Oakland secondary to 5th in the league against the pass this season. Zach Miller, who leads the Raiders in receiving, is also doubtful with a foot injury. Coach Tom Cable said both players will be game-time decisions.

Brandon Myers would start in place of Miller at tight end. Myers has three receptions for 21 yards on the season, his second year removed from Iowa.

Jason Campbell is also set to start against the Chiefs after going 27-for-47 attempts with four touchdowns in his last two games. The Chiefs have been soft against the pass, ranking 23rd in the NFL while giving up 236.3 yards passing per game.

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Lions’ Ndamukong Suh attempts PAT against Jets

11.07.10 at 5:12 pm ET
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Detroit rookie defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has been a versatile threat for the Lions this year, but few expected it would extend beyond the defense. The 307-pound rookie was called on to attempt an extra point for the Lions after starter Jason Hanson suffered an injury earlier in the drive. Hanson was injured by New York’€™s Trevor Pryce on a field goal attempt. Pryce was penalized and the Lions scored soon after on a Matthew Stafford run.

Suh missed the kick slightly off the right upright, leaving the Lions with a 13-10 lead over the Jets. Suh grew up playing soccer but was unable to succeed in his first attempt as Detroit’€™s emergency kicker. Last year, Cincinnati receiver Chad Ochocinco converted a PAT against the Patriots in a preseason game last season.

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DeAngelo Williams out for Sunday

11.07.10 at 1:46 pm ET
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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will miss Sunday’s game vs. New Orleans. Williams continues to struggle with a sprained left foot that he suffered two weeks ago in a win over San Francisco. This will be Williams’ second consecutive game on the inactive list, after he sat out last week’s loss to St. Louis.

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Owen Daniels out for Sunday

11.07.10 at 12:52 pm ET
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Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (hamstring) will miss Sunday’s game vs. San Diego. Daniels aggravated the injury last Monday vs. the Colts. This means both high-profile tight ends in this game will be out, as Antonio Gates is also inactive for the contest.

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Antonio Gates inactive for Sunday

11.07.10 at 12:42 pm ET
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San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (foot) is not active for Sunday’s game at Houston. Gates had traveled with the team to Houston and hoped to play, but instead will miss a game that the Chargers (3-5) need to win to stay in the AFC West race.

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Report: Percy Harvin to dress Sunday

11.07.10 at 12:32 pm ET
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Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network reported that Percy Harvin (ankle) will be active for the Vikings vs. the Cardinals on Sunday. After suffering a sprained ankle at New England last Sunday, Harvin did not practice until Friday, where he had a heated confrontation with head coach Brad Childress.

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Report: Percy Harvin, Brad Childress nearly fight in practice

11.07.10 at 12:26 pm ET
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According to a report on ESPN, Minnesota head coach Brad Childress and wide receiver Percy Harvin had a confrontation at practice on Friday that grew so heated players and coaches needed to separate them in order to stop a physical exchange.

This was Harvin’s first practice of the week following his ankle sprain at New England last Sunday. Childress was not happy with Harvin’s and the wideout took exception to the criticism, and the argument “was as close to physical as you can get,” according to a source.

Harvin is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Arizona.

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Eagles’ WR DeSean Jackson, QB Michael Vick to start vs. Colts

11.05.10 at 8:07 pm ET
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Philadelphia wide out DeSean Jackson is expected to return to the field this week for the first time since Oct. 17. Jackson sustained a significant concussion when Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson delivered a hard hit that left both players injured. The collision was one of the many that prompted the NFL to raise their awareness of helmet-to-helmet contact.

The speedy Pro Bowl receiver is expected to start against the Colts (5-2) this Sunday. He will bring a new helmet on the field with him, one that designed to prevent concussions. The Oct. 17 hit was the second concussion Jackson suffered in 11 months.

Jackson will also have Michael Vick throwing to him after Vick recovered from suffering damage to his rib cartilage earlier in the season. Vick will be replacing Kevin Kolb, who started in Vick’€™s absence. Jackson fared better in games started by Vick, compiling 13 receptions for 318 yards and two touchdowns in the first three games of the season. Jackson has 19 receptions for 395 yards and three touchdowns on the season.

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Cowboys DE Igor Olshansky criticizes offense

11.05.10 at 1:10 pm ET
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As if Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett needed any more criticism: In one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory, the turmoil continues to grow as defensive end Igor Olshansky called out the Cowboys offense while appearing on linebacker Bradie James‘ weekly show on ESPN 103.3 FM.

“Don’t give the ball away,” Olshansky said while on the air. “I mean, there’s a lot of things that can go wrong when you pass the ball. You can get sacked, the ball can get tipped, you can get an interception. If you run the ball, you can get tackled and get a forced fumble. See, there’s a lot more things [that can go wrong on pass plays]. … You’ve got to run the ball.”

Olshansky’s points hold water. In going 1-6, the Cowboys have committed 15 turnovers, the 11th most in the NFL. They also rank 31st in the NFL in rushing offense, averaging only 80.9 yards per game and ranking second to last in rushing attempts at 155.

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