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|10/20/2014||Kirk Cousins, QB|
|Unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy, not Cousins, will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week.
Analysis: Griffin has been sidelined since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2 against Jacksonville. Cousins took over as the starter, but he was benched at halftime Sunday, when McCoy came in and led Washington to a come-from-behind 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
|10/20/2014||Colt McCoy, QB|
|Unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, McCoy will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week.
Analysis: Griffin has been sidelined since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2 against Jacksonville. Kirk Cousins took over as the starter, but he was benched at halftime Sunday, when McCoy came in and led Washington to a come-from-behind 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
|10/20/2014||C.J. Spiller, RB|
|Spiller has had surgery to repair a collarbone injury, and it's uncertain if his season is over.
Analysis: Marrone noted "all options are on the table," including placing Spiller on the injured reserve/designated to return list. Under that designation, Spiller wouldn't be eligible to return until Week 16.
|10/20/2014||Peter Konz, C|
|The Atlanta Falcons have placed center Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury.
Analysis: Konz is Atlanta's fourth starting offensive lineman to suffer a season-ending injury. Konz replaced Joe Hawley after Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes suffered season-ending injuries in a loss at Minnesota on Sept. 28. Left tackle Sam Baker was lost for the year in a preseason game.
|10/20/2014||Jonathan Dwyer, RB|
|A Phoenix court has lowered the bond used to release Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer from jail after he was arrested on charges that he assaulted his wife during arguments at their apartment.
Analysis: Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Jeffrey Rueter on Monday reduced Dwyer's bond from $25,000 to $10,000 and removed a requirement that he wear an ankle monitoring bracelet. Dwyer has been out of jail since posting bail hours after his Sept. 17 arrest. Investigators say Dwyer broke his wife's nose with a head-butt during a July 21 argument, and the next day punched her and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who wasn't injured.
|10/20/2014||Andre Branch, DE|
|Branch is expected to miss six weeks with a groin injury.
Analysis: Losing Paul Posluszny for the season and Branch could be a significant setback for a defense that has played its best the last three weeks. The Jaguars have allowed two touchdowns in the last three games.
|10/20/2014||Paul Posluszny, LB|
|The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without Posluszny for the rest of the season.
Analysis: Posluszny tore a pectoral muscle in his chest during Sunday's 24-6 win against Cleveland and will be placed on injured reserve. Posluszny sustained the injury early in the second half, but stayed in the game. He finished with 12 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. The eighth-year pro leads the team with 69 tackles.
|10/20/2014||Brandon Marshall, WR|
|Marshall called out himself and his teammates, especially quarterback and friend Jay Cutler, after Sunday's lackluster effort against Miami.
Analysis: Marshall is frustrated, and when that's the case he has no problem lashing out on others no matter how mellow he says he's become. This is obviously not a good situation for the Bears.
|10/20/2014||Ronnie Hillman, RB|
|Hillman rushed for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's victory over San Francisco.
Analysis: Hillman has filled in nicely for injured Broncos RB Montee Ball. He found the end zone for the first time Sunday, one week after rushing for 100 yards on 24 carries.
|10/20/2014||Demaryius Thomas, WR|
|Thomas caught Peyton Manning's record-breaking 509th career touchdown pass in the second quarter as part of another huge night.
Analysis: Thomas caught eight passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns Sunday night.
|10/20/2014||Peyton Manning, QB|
|Manning's record breaking night included 318 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Analysis: Manning posted a 157.2 passer rating Sunday night, his highest mark since joining Denver in 2012. The all-time touchdown record now sits at 510.
|10/20/2014||Michael Floyd, WR|
|Floyd caught three passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Oakland.
Analysis: Floyd has scored in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
|10/20/2014||Andre Ellington, RB|
|Ellington tallied 160 yards from scrimmage in Arizona's 24-13 victory over Oakland.
Analysis: Ellington is fast becoming a fantasy must-play. He rushed for 88 yards Sunday and added 72 yards receiving. He now has 653 total yards in six games this season.
|10/20/2014||Carson Palmer, QB|
|Palmer threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against Oakland.
Analysis: It was Palmer's first game against the Raiders since being traded following the 2012 season. Palmer has four touchdowns and one interception in two games since returning from injury.
|10/20/2014||Ahmad Bradshaw, RB|
|Bradshaw found the end zone twice Sunday in Indianapolis' rout of Cincinnati.
Analysis: Bradshaw rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. He leads the Colts with seven total touchdowns this season.
|10/20/2014||Andrew Luck, QB|
|Luck passed for 344 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Indianapolis' fifth straight win.
Analysis: Luck's MVP-caliber season continued Sunday against Cincinnati. He leads the NFL with 19 touchdowns and 333 passing yards per game.
|10/20/2014||T.Y. Hilton, WR|
|Hilton went over 100 yards again on Sunday.
Analysis: Andrew Luck's favorite target followed his 223-yard performance with seven receptions and 107 yards in Indianapolis' victory over Cincinnati.
|10/20/2014||Andy Dalton, QB|
|Dalton completed 18 of 38 passes for 126 yards in Cincinnati's loss to Indianapolis.
Analysis: Dalton struggled mightily against Indianapolis. His 3.32 yards per attempt Sunday marks the worst of his career.
|10/20/2014||Greg Olsen, TE|
|Olsen had eight catches for 105 yards against the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: Olsen has 20 receptions for 239 yards in the last three games.
|10/20/2014||James Starks, RB|
|Starks left the game Sunday with a left ankle injury.
Analysis: Starks rushed for 36 yards and a TD on seven carries before he was hurt. His immediate status is uncertain.
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