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We are 10 weeks into the longest season in NFL history! We’ll start this morning’s article with the usual disclaimer: Tuesday isn’t the most eventful day for football purposes, but that doesn’t mean yesterday was completely void of all fantasy-relevant news. With that in mind, let’s break down the most notable news and tidbits from around the league with an eye on fantasy football.
Cordarrelle Patterson Limited at Practice on Tuesday
Cordarrelle Patterson got in a limited practice on Tuesday – which is actually good news considering he reportedly suffered a mild high ankle sprain in the Falcons’ Week 10 matchup with the Cowboys. Because of this, it’s too early to rule out Patterson for Atlanta’s Week 11 bout against the Patriots on Thursday Night Football, but it would still be an upset if he plays due to the nature of this type of injury. With that in mind, fantasy managers are left to analyze what the split will look like between Mike Davis and Wayne Gallman.
Davis has ceded work to Patterson all season long – with the latter having a significantly more efficient season – but it was still a surprise when Gallman came out of nowhere to out-snap Davis 23-20 in Week 10. Gallman also recorded 15 carries to Davis’ four. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that the Falcons got blown out of the water, so some of that could be due to game script. In fact, only four of Gallman’s 15 carries came in the first half, so the Falcons may have just been using him to grind down the clock in a game that was already over by halftime. Davis ran 12 routes to Gallman’s seven, so his role as the primary pass-catching back seems secure if Patterson can’t play.
For Thursday, expect a split on early downs with Davis as the guy on third downs and in…