Welcome to game day.
You can check out NFL.com/inactives to see the full list of players sitting out Sunday's action. In addition to the inactive players, the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks enjoy a well-deserved bye week. For fantasy players in need of last-second player replacements, head over to our Week 7 player rankings page to find the best options.
As always, keep your internet machines tuned here for the latest fantasy news and developments throughout Sunday.
Note: All times listed as eastern.
6.02 p.m. - Another Gurley score
Again, Todd Gurley finds the end zone for his 14th touchdown of the season. Gurley now officially is on pace for 32 total, rarefied air indeed.
To the surprise of exactly no one, Todd Gurley got the ball on firth-and-goal from the 1, resulting in a touchdown. Gurley now has 13 touchdowns from scrimmage this year, the most by any player and putting him on track for roughly 30 total. The score also marks the 15th time the Rams have scored 30 or more points under Sean McVay, who has coached only 23 games with the team.
Drew Brees joined Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Tom Brady as the only quarterbacks with 500 or more passing touchdowns in NFL history, connecting with tight end Benjamin Watson from 1 yard out. Brees nearly notched his 500th touchdown two weeks ago in front of his home crowd, but Saints fans will hardly complain.
The Rams offense continues to feed Todd Gurley, and it has once again paid off for fantasy owners. Gurley scored his league-leading 12th touchdown of the season, this one a a 7-yard run early in the second quarter. The star running back has a legitimate chance to challenge some NFL records this season, including most touchdowns in a season (31, held by Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson).
After leaving the field with an ankle injury, Matt Breida has returned to action for the 49ers late in the first quarter. Breida has battled injuries all season, and the team might reduce his exposure the rest of the way in order to make sure he doesn't re-aggrivate his ankle. Still, Breida's return comes as welcome news for fantasy players.
The Panthers looked dead in the water after falling behind the Eagles 17-0, but Cam Newton put together a spectacular second-half performance to erase the deficit. The go-ahead score came on third-and-goal from the 1. Newton faked the run to Christian McCaffrey and found tight end Greg Olsen wide open in the corner of the end zone. Carolina now leads 21-17 following the extra point.
3:21 p.m. - Two touchdowns for T.Y.
Welcome back, T.Y. Hilton. The Colts wideout hadn't played since September, but he has made the most of his return to the field. He caught his first touchdown late in the first half and just hauled in his second early in the fourth. Indianapolis just needs to kill some clock now in order to secure their second win of the season.
Cordarrelle Patterson didn't endear himself to Bill Belichick with his fumble earlier in the day, but he redeemed himself with a kickoff score. Patterson didn't just benefit from good blocking either, shifting past a would-be tackle to open up the return.
1:55 p.m. - Shady ruled out for remainder of game
1:41 p.m. - Kerryon my wayward son
The Lions continue to divide their backfield work in strange ways, but that hasn't stopped Kerryon Johnson from leaving his mark. Johnson put his quick burst on display during a 71-yard run on the first play of the second quarter. The Lions didn't turn his big run into a touchdown, but they lead the Dolphins 10-0.
1:19 p.m. - Shady heads to locker room with head injury