Fantasy Football Daily Notes: Latavius Murray breakout, Dak and Tua returning, Anderson traded

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The news: Broncos RB Latavius Murray rushed for 66 yards on 15 carries.

What it means in fantasy: Murray led the Broncos committee against the Chargers on Monday night. Denver RB Melvin Gordon started the game despite ankle and rib injuries and had three carries compared to Murray's one in the first half. But a stunned Gordon was phased out of the offense after halftime in favor of Murray in the second half. There were no injuries reported during the game. It's hard to have confidence in any Broncos running back at this point, but Murray is worth adding in all formats. Gordon should be kept on fantasy rosters for another week in case something happened that we weren't privy to, but he can be dropped if this split continues.

The news: Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is expected to return to practice on Wednesday and to return under center against the Lions in Week 7.

What it means in fantasy: With Cooper Rush filling in for Prescott, the Cowboys' offense has been limited. In Rush's five starts, Dallas didn't top 25 points. The past two games have made it even more apparent; Rush amassed only 283 passing yards and 9.2 fantasy points. Prescott can be viewed as a QB1 against a Lions defense that has allowed the seventh-most passing yards per game.

The news: Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is expected to start in Week 7 against the Steelers.

What it means in fantasy: Tagovailoa cleared concussion protocol on Saturday and will have a full week to prepare for the Steelers. Tagovailoa last played in Week 4 against the Bengals. At the time he was sidelined, Tagovailoa was playing the best football of his young career, and he currently leads the league in passer rating (109.9). He can be viewed as a low-end QB1 against a Steelers defense that allows 308.3 passing yards per game.

The news: Cardinals WR Marquise Brown will miss about six weeks, while DeAndre Hopkins returns and team trades for Robbie Anderson

What it means in fantasy: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Monday that Brown suffered a "potentially season-ending foot injury" in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, but Brown could potentially return after the Cardinals' bye in Week 13. Hopkins returns from suspension this week and is set to reclaim the No. 1 receiver job. Rondale Moore will be the No. 2 receiver. Former Panthers receiver Anderson was traded to the Cardinals on Monday, one day after he was sent to the locker room after multiple verbal confrontations with his coaches during Carolina's loss to the Rams. He'll provide Arizona with a vertical receiving threat and could share the No. 3 role with A.J. Green.

The news: Cardinals RBs James Conner (ribs) and Darrel Williams (knee) were listed as not practicing on Monday's estimated practice report.

What it means in fantasy: The Cardinals will host the Saints on Thursday Night Football in Week 7. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday he doesn't expect Williams to play. Considering the injury, Conner appears unlikely to play as well. For a second consecutive week, Eno Benjamin will have the backfield to himself after getting 87% of the snaps in Week 6 against the Seahawks. Benjamin can be viewed as a low-end RB2.

The news: Saints WRs Michael Thomas (foot) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) were listed as not practicing on Monday's estimated practice report.

What it means in fantasy: Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune reported Monday that the Saints don't expect to have Thomas or Landry back in time for Thursday night's game. Chris Olave was not listed on Monday's estimated practice report, a strong indication that the rookie will play Thursday night against the Cardinals after missing Week 6 because of a concussion. Olave is set up to see all the targets he can handle. He averaged 8.6 targets and 18.6 fantasy points in Weeks 3 through 5.

The news: Packers WR Randall Cobb is expected to miss multiple weeks with an ankle injury.

What it means in fantasy: Cobb injured an ankle in the Packers' loss to the Jets on Sunday. He may end up on injured reserve, which would mean missing at least four games. Against the Jets, Cobb caught one pass for 8 yards. Amari Rodgers played 24 snaps in Cobb's place Sunday. There is a chance he will see more targets, making him a speculative add in deep leagues. Sammy Watkins, who missed the past four games with a hamstring injury, could practice as soon as Wednesday.

Going deeper: Cobb ranks second on the team in receiving yards (257) and fourth in targets (26) and receptions (18).

The news: Commanders QB Carson Wentz will be out four to six weeks after surgery on his finger.

What it means in fantasy: Wentz fractured the ring finger on his throwing hand against the Bears on Thursday night. In three of the past four games, he has scored 8.6 or fewer fantasy points. With Wentz out, Taylor Heinicke will once again be the Commanders' signal-caller. As a starter last season, he averaged 15.09 fantasy points per game, and he can also create fantasy points with his arm and legs. Hopefully, the Commanders' offense will rally around someone more comfortable under center. Heinicke is on the streaming radar for fantasy managers in 2QB and superflex formats.

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