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Torrey Smith (knee) still out for Panthers Tuesday

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee) did not practice Tuesday.

What It Means:

Smith has been sidelined since Week 7. D.J. Moore has taken over as the Panthers' second wideout since Smith went down. They visit the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Smith is averaging 6.5 FanDuel points per game this season, with 16 receptions for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns on 27 targets. He is currently the WR66 in numberFire's season-long fantasy rankings.

Steelers' Jaylen Samuels 'arrow pointing up'

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Samuels' arrow is "continually pointing up," head coach Mike Tomlin said.

What It Means:

Samuels picked up 29 yards and a touchdown on 8 touches last Thursday in a game James Conner (concussion) left early. Conner is expected to play in Week 11 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, so Samuels will likely remain in a limited role.

The fifth-round pick has 10 carries for 26 yards and 3 catches (4 targets) for 22 yards and 1 touchdown in seven games this season, although he has only appeared in the box score three times.

James Conner (concussion) expected to practice for Steelers Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (concussion) is expected to practice Wednesday, said head coach Mike Tomlin.

What It Means:

If Conner makes it through practice without any issues, he should be good to go for Week 11 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Le'Veon Bell remains a holdout as of Tuesday afternoon.

Conner is a top-10 running back option in numberFire's Week 11 fantasy rankings. Our models expect him to finish with 19.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,200.

Caris LeVert dislocates foot, could return for Nets this season

Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Caris LeVert has been diagnosed with a dislocated right foot that will not require surgery, and he is expected to return this season.

What It Means:

"(LeVert) is expected to return to full strength and resume all basketball activities without any limitations this season." LeVert appeared to suffer a season-ender on Monday before being stretchered off the court, so this is encouraging news. The 24-year-old has taken a huge leap forward in his third year in the league.

LeVert was averaging 31.6 FanDuel points through 14 games, with 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.4 3-pointers per contest.

Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) threw Sunday without pain

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) threw without pain on Sunday, according to head coach Adam Gase.

What It Means:

"It seemed like it went well," Gase said. "It’s not like he’s out there throwing 60-yard throws. They have a progression of how they want to do it. They said it was a good first step and he felt good. So that’s a positive." There is some hope that Tannehill will be able to return in Week 12 after the Dolphins' bye. Brock Osweiler started the past five games for Miami.

Tannehill is averaging 13.8 FanDuel points in five games this season, with 972 passing yards (7.5 yards per attempt), 8 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. He's also rushed for 91 yards and lost 3 fumbles.

Evan Engram earns 46 yards on 4 catches in Giants' victory

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram caught 4 passes for 46 yards on 5 targets in a 27-23, Week 10 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.

What It Means:

Engram was held to 1 catch for no gain in the first half but managed to get involved after the break, finishing second on the team in targets. The yards are Engram's second-highest output of the season and he will look to carry that momentum into a plus Week 11 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Engram scored 6.6 FanDuel points in the win. He's currently numberFire's TE7 in our Week 11 fantasy rankings and comes with a $5,800 price tag.

Sterling Shepard scores in Giants' win

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard caught 2 passes on 3 targets for 9 yards and 1 touchdown and added a 27-yard rush in a 27-23, Week 10 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

What It Means:

Shepard set season-lows in receiving across the board but managed to somewhat salvage things by snagging a game-winning 3-yard touchdown with less than a minute remaining. The rush attempt was Shepard's first of the season. He should be able to produce more in Week 11 at home versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Shep scored 10.6 FanDuel points in the win. He's currently numberFire's WR30 in our Week 11 fantasy rankings and priced at $6,300 on FanDuel.

Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson posts 14 points, 6 boards, 5 dimes, 3 steals

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 14 points (5-of-10 field goals, 4-of-6 free throws) with 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, and 1 turnover in 26.7 minutes of a 120-113 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.

What It Means:

Hollis-Jefferson was averaging only 5.0 points over the previous three games, but with Jarrett Allen (illness) sidelined, he drew the start and capitalized on the opportunity. Caris LeVert injured his leg and might be done for the year, so Hollis-Jefferson could stick around in the first unit moving forward. The Nets host the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

RHJ scored a season-high 39.7 FanDuel points on Monday. He was averaging just 13.2 FanDuel points over the previous three games, compared to 21.3 FanDuel points per game overall (11 games).

D'Angelo Russell drains career-high 9 treys in Nets' loss

Brooklyn Nets point guard D'Angelo Russell scored 31 points (10-of-22 field goals, 9-of-15 3-pointers, 2-of-5 free throws) with 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 3 turnovers in 32.7 minutes of a 120-113 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.

What It Means:

The made triples are a career-best and the points are a season-high. Caris LeVert suffered a devastating leg injury in the loss, so Russell will likely be leading the way on offense for the Nets moving forward. They host the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

Russell scored a season-high 45.4 FanDuel points on Monday. He's averaging 30.6 FanDuel points through 14 contests.

Clippers' Montrezl Harrell has 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks in defeat of Warriors

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Montrezl Harrell scored 23 points (10-of-13 field goals, 3-of-5 free throws) with 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 4 blocks, and 2 turnovers in 32.5 minutes of a 121-116 overtime win against the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Harrell had no problems against any of the Warriors' bigs, as he set a new season-high in made field goals. It's also the first time he's scored 20 points in back-to-back games. Over the last three, Harrell has put up 22.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals, and 2.7 blocks on a 79.4 field goal percentage (27-of-34). The Clippers host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.

Harrell scored 47.1 FanDuel points on Monday. He's averaging 41.9 FanDuel points over the past three games, which has raised his overall average to 31.0 FanDuel points.

Dennis Schroder's 9 dimes, 4 steals set season-highs in Thunder win

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder scored 20 points (6-of-19 field goals, 2-of-2 3-pointers, 6-of-6 free throws) with 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 steals, and 1 turnover in 35.6 minutes of a 118-101 win over the Phoenix Suns.

What It Means:

The assists and steals are new season-highs for Schroder, who has recorded at least 1 swipe in seven straight games. He will likely draw another start in place of Russell Westbrook (ankle) on Wednesday versus the New York Knicks.

Schroder scored a season-high 50.5 FanDuel points on Monday. He is averaging 31.5 FanDuel points through 13 games.

Jrue Holiday matches season-highs with 29 points, 14 assists in Pelicans' win

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday scored 29 points (12-of-19 field goals, 3-of-7 3-pointers, 3-of-4 free throws) with 3 rebounds, 14 assists, 1 steal, and 1 turnover in 38.7 minutes of a 126-110 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

What It Means:

The points and assists tie Holiday's season-highs. He also has four double-doubles in the past six games and five overall through 13 contests. Elfrid Payton's (ankle) eight-game absence has led to a spike in Holiday's production, so expect more of the same if Payton remains sidelined for Wednesday's matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Holiday finished with a season-high 55.6 FanDuel points on Monday. He's topped 50.0 FanDuel points twice this season, with both coming in the past three games.

Harrison Barnes scores season-high 23 in Mavericks' win

Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes scored 23 points (7-of-16 field goals, 1-of-6 3-pointers, 8-of-9 free throws) with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals, and 2 turnovers in 32.7 minutes of a 103-98 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

What It Means:

The points and steals are both season-bests for Barnes, who was averaging only 12.5 points and recorded 0 steals over the previous two games. Dallas hosts the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

Barnes scored 40.5 FanDuel points on Monday. He's averaging 25.3 FanDuel points through nine games overall.

Jeff Teague scores 24 with season-high 11 assists for Timberwolves in return

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague scored 24 points (8-of-14 field goals, 8-of-9 free throws) with 11 assists, 1 rebound, 3 steals, and 4 turnovers in 34.6 minutes of a 120-113 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.

What It Means:

Teague recorded season-highs in assists and steals after missing the previous six games with a knee injury. Assuming he avoided a setback, the 30-year-old veteran should be fine for Wednesday's game versus the New Orleans Pelicans.

Teague scored a season-high 46.7 FanDuel points on Monday. He's averaging 29.5 FanDuel points through eight games overall.

Nick Mullens not able to pull it off again for 49ers versus Giants

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens completed 27-of-39 passes for 250 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions in a 27-23, Week 10 loss to the New York Giants.

What It Means:

The interceptions were both the result of tipped balls, so the line is somewhat misleading, as Mullens moved the ball fairly well. That said, the second-year undrafted free agent was unable to replicate the success he had against the Oakland Raiders in his NFL debut last Thursday. The 49ers visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12 after their bye.

Mullens scored 12.1 FanDuel points in Week 10. He's averaging 256.0 passing yards on a 70.5 completion percentage through two games with 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Eli Manning tosses 3 scores in Giants' comeback over San Francisco

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed 19-of-31 passes for 188 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 27-23, Week 10 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.

What It Means:

The 6.1 yards per attempt match Manning's season-low, but he did throw a pair of touchdown passes in the second half to help the Giants overcome a 10-point third quarter deficit. They draw a favorable matchup at home versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11.

Eli finished with 19.5 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $6,700 for Week 11 and is the QB18 in numberFire's weekly fantasy rankings.

Matt Breida racks up 132 yards, 2 touchdowns for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida rushed 17 times for 101 yards and 1 touchdown and caught 3 passes (4 targets) for 31 yards and 1 touchdown in a 27-23, Week 10 loss to the New York Giants on Monday night.

What It Means:

The 20 touches are a new season-high for Breida and it was his first 100-yard performance since Week 3, as the second-year back appeared healthy and refreshed after playing through knee and ankle issues over the previous six games. The 49ers are now on their bye before a Week 12 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Breida scored a season-high 26.7 FanDuel points in Week 10. He has 113 rushes for 632 yards and 3 touchdowns and 15 catches (18 targets) for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns through 10 games. Looking ahead, Breida is currently the RB23 in numberFire's season-long fantasy rankings.

Saquon Barkley totals 100 yards again in Giants' victory

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley rushed 20 times for 67 yards and caught 4 passes (5 targets) for 33 yards in a 27-23, Week 10 win over the 49ers.

What It Means:

Barkley has now totaled at least 100 yards in eight of nine career games. He also tied for the team lead in receptions and was only out-targeted by Odell Beckham (11). The Giants should be able to move the ball with ease in Week 11 at home versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Saquon scored 12.0 FanDuel points on Monday. He's currently the RB7 in numberFire's Week 11 fantasy rankings and is priced at $8,800 on FanDuel.

George Kittle has 9 catches for 83 yards in 49ers' loss

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle caught 9 passes (10 targets) for 83 yards in a 27-23, Week 10 loss to the New York Giants on Monday night.

What It Means:

Kittle led the team in targets and caught more than twice as many passes as anyone else in the contest. He also set season-highs in both categories. The 49ers visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after their Week 11 bye.

Kittle scored 12.8 FanDuel points in Week 10. He has 50 catches on 71 targets for 775 yards and 3 touchdowns through 10 games. He is the TE6 in numberFire's season-long fantasy rankings.

Kevin Durant's 33-point triple-double not enough for Warriors

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored 33 points (10-of-24 field goals, 2-of-4 3-pointers, 11-of-13 free throws) with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, and 4 turnovers in 39.0 minutes of a 121-116 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

What It Means:

The triple-double is Durant's first of the season and likely would have been an even bigger line if he didn't foul out with 3:46 remaining in overtime. Stephen Curry (groin) has already been ruled out for the second half of the back-to-back, so Durant should be busy again on Tuesday versus the Atlanta Hawks.

KD scored 66.2 FanDuel points in the loss. numberFire's models expect him to turn in 50.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $11,800 on Tuesday.

Odell Beckham catches 2 touchdowns as Giants outlast 49ers

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham caught 4 passes (11 targets) for 73 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-23, Week 10 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.

What It Means:

It was Beckham's first game with multiple scores this season. He's up to 65 receptions on 102 targets for 858 yards and 4 touchdowns heading into a superb Week 11 home matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their porous defense.

OBJ scored 21.3 FanDuel points in Week 10. He's currently the top overall wide receiver in numberFire's Week 11 fantasy rankings and is priced at $8,500 on FanDuel.

Bills release quarterback Nathan Peterman on Monday

The Buffalo Bills have released quarterback Nathan Peterman.

What It Means:

With Josh Allen healthy and Matt Barkley having a good game on Sunday, Peterman was deemed expendable. The quarterback is most known for his disastrous first NFL start where he threw 5 interceptions in 14 pass attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017. He did not show much improvement in his second season tossing 7 more picks in 4 games (2 starts). Peterman will be considered a long shot ever to start another NFL game.

Peterman completed 44-of-81 passes (54.3%) for 296 yards, 1 touchdown and 7 interceptions in 2018.

Jonas Jerebko will return to the Warriors' bench on Monday

Golden State Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko will come off the bench on Monday.

What It Means:

Jerebko got the start in place of Draymond Green on Saturday, but heads to the bench with Green back in the starting five.

Our models project Jerebko for 10.7 Fanduel points in 12.3 minutes on Monday.

Nets' Caris LeVert stretchered off the court with an ankle injury on Monday

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert was stretchered off the court on Monday with a gruesome-looking ankle injury.

What It Means:

LeVert's injury was not for the squeamish as his ankle turned completely sideways. He obviously won't return and is looking at an extended absence. LeVert is being taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. More details to come.

LeVert finished the day with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists in 17 minutes for 21.0 FanDuel points on Monday.

Dewayne Dedmon (personal) will not play on Tuesday for Atlanta

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon (personal) will not play on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Dedmon will miss his second straight game, leaving Alex Len to start and soak up the bulk of the minutes at center on Tuesday. Miles Plumlee will see decent run as well.

Dedmon has averaged 8.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per game this season.

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