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We have another busy week on the injury front, with the running back and receiver positions particularly getting hit hard by a poor run of health for many key Fantasy players. There are multiple stars at each position already ruled out, but several others still have their status in limbo as of early Sunday morning. Without further ado, let's examine the latest a few hours before the first wave of inactives are released:
The Dolphins activated Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) from injured reserve Saturday, and as per reports, the second-year quarterback is expected to start against the Jaguars in London on Sunday. The 1-4 Dolphins will hope the 2020 first-round pick's return can turn around their fortunes after the team went 0-3 without him.
The Seahawks placed Russell Wilson (finger) on injured reserve on Friday, sidelining him for the next three games at minimum. Geno Smith, who went 10-for-17 for 131 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Week 5 loss to the Rams after Wilson went down, will start Sunday night against the Steelers.
The Panthers' Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, sidelining him for at least the next three games. Chuba Hubbard, who's compiled 284 total yards on 58 touches since taking