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Weekly Rankings: Week 8 Value Meter
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The ugliest bye week of the season yet is upon us, leading us to make some tough choices in our lineups. You might have to play good players in bad matchups out of necessity, such as Alshon Jeffery against the Vikings.

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Anderson (knee) had his torn meniscus repaired rather than trimmed, which suggests his recovery time will be measured in months instead of weeks,'s Ian Rapoport reports.
McCoy (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against New England.
Head coach Jay Gruden announced Friday that Jones (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
While Murray is undergoing an MRI, coach Mike Mularkey suggested Friday that the Titans don't think the running back's foot issue is too serious.
Moncrief (shoulder) will play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Kevin Bowen of reports.
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Favors (knee) went through shootaround and is expected to play Friday against the Lakers, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.
Frye has been excused indefinitely from the Cavaliers after his mother, who had been battling cancer, passed away Thursday, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
Griffin compiled 27 points (9-22 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 13 rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block across 37 minutes in Thursday's 114-106 win over the Trail Blazers.
Favors (knee) took part in full practice Thursday and is questionable to play Friday against the Lakers, Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Coach Tyronn Lue said Shumpert (concussion) has a "great chance" of playing in Friday's tilt with the Raptors, Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Fantasy Hockey News
Kreider (neck) is making progress in his injury rehab, though he has been ruled out for a pair of weekend games, including a contest against the Lightning on Sunday, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Stone is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.
Pastrnak has been suspended for two games for delivering an illegal check to the head of Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi on Wednesday.
Ward will start in goal Friday night against the visiting Rangers.
Backes (elbow) did not travel with the Bruins for a three-game road trip that begins in Detroit on Saturday, though he could be available "at some point later on the trip."
Fantasy Baseball News
Schwarber has not been medically cleared to play in the field yet and will only be used as a pinch hitter during the World Series games in Chicago, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Cespedes will likely opt out of the two years and $47.5 million remaining on his contract with the Mets, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.
Kluber will start Game 4 of the World Series on short rest, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports.
Schwarber is batting fifth and acting as the designated hitter for the Cubs in their matchup with the Indians in Game 1 of the World Series.
Schwarber (knee) is expected to serve as the Cubs' designated hitter for Game 1 of the World Series against the Indians, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Fantasy Golf News
Willett (back) will be in the field for this week's WGC-HSBC Champions event.
Fantasy College Football News
Thompson (suspension) will not travel with the team for Saturday's game against Georgia.
Fantasy College Basketball News
LeDay was injured in practice on Wednesday, Mike Barber of the Richmond Time-Dispatch reports.
Fantasy NASCAR News
Logano won the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday afternoon.
Fantasy Soccer News
De Bruyne (calf) will face a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against West Brom.

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