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It's an eventful Sunday morning in Week 7, as an early kickoff for a London tilt between the Chargers and Titans brought us some earlier-than-usual injury news concerning Melvin Gordon and his rather surprising inactive status. Additionally, we have a pair of quarterbacks that are already confirmed to be sidelined Sunday, along with several other prominent absences at various positions. With an extensive medical report that carries plenty of Fantasy relevance, let's dive in without further ado:
The Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is one of two AFC East quarterbacks that will be sidelined this week. Tannehill will miss a second straight contest with the AC joint sprain that unexpectedly made him a late scratch versus the Bears in Week 6, a development that enabled Brock Osweiler to start and rack up 380 yards and three touchdowns. Given the spotty body of work he's generated over his six-plus NFL seasons, however, Osweiler will be hard-pressed to come close to repeating the feat against a Lions team that's allowed the sixth-fewest passing yards per game (222.0) and that's racked up the fifth-most sacks (17).