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With Pierre Thomas potentially sidelined for the next two or three weeks with a shoulder injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Lions, Travaris Cadet could see a boost in playing time.

Impact

Though Mark Ingram re-entered the backfield mix against Detroit, Cadet still saw 20 snaps and pulled down six of nine targets for 51 yards receiving. The Saints actually called a pass play on all 20 of those snaps, reports ESPN.com, and it was Cadet, not Ingram, who was on the field during the Saints' final drive, when Thomas was sidelined. Considering that Ingram is more of a between-the-tackles runner, Cadet is the most likely back on roster to inherit Thomas' pass-catcher role, putting him firmly on the PPR radar as long as Thomas is sidelined.

Charles Godfrey will be released by the Panthers on Tuesday, ESPN reports.

Impact

Godfrey has spent his entire seven-year career with the Panthers, but upon tearing his Achilles in Week 2 of last season, the veteran has been reduced to a reserve role. In fact, Godfrey was moved from free safety to the Panthers' nickel cornerback position this offseason, only to have rookie fifth-rounder Bene Benwikere displace him on the depth chart in advance of Week 1. With his time in Carolina now over, the 28-year-old Godfrey should garner a decent amount of interest on the free-agent market.

Cameron Jordan recorded three tackles (two solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Impact

Jordan now sits on a pedestrian 15 tackles for the year, but arguably more troubling for fantasy owners is the fact that he has only a single sack. It doesn't appear that Jordan is nursing any sort of injury, as he played on 64 of 70 defensive snaps. He just simply has not been productive after last season's Pro Bowl campaign. If there's any chance of turning it around it's over the next two weeks, when the Saints face the porous offensive lines of Green Bay and Carolina.

Jeremy Kerley signed a four-year, $16 million contract extension with the Jets on Tuesday, ESPN reports.

Impact

Kerley is currently playing on the final year of his rookie contract, but with over 1,500 receiving yards since 2012, the wideout has done enough to spark the Jets' interest in retaining him long term. Upon recently acquiring Percy Harvin to go with the offseason signing of top wideout Eric Decker, New York inking Kerley to a new deal solidifies their top three spots at wide receiver for the coming seasons.

Chandler Catanzaro remained perfect on the season, nailing three extra points and a game-clinching, 41-yard field goal during Sunday's victory in Oakland.

Impact

Until the waning seconds – 29 to be exact – Catanzaro's chances of matching the rookie record of successful field goal attempts to begin a season appeared as if it would be delayed until Week 8 against the Eagles. After Sunday's sole make, though, he sits two shy of the NFL record set by Kai Forbath in 2012. Because the Eagles have yielded two field goal attempts per game this season – but zero since Week 4 – Catanzaro has a decent shot to join the league's annals on Sunday afternoon.

Ray Rice's appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL will be heard Nov. 5 and 6, ESPN reports.

Impact

The NFLPA is appealing Rice's suspension for violating the league's personal-conduct policy following his involvement in a domestic abuse incident with his then-fiancee. If Rice's appeal is approved, he could be eligible to sign with a team and potentially return this season.

Head coach Ron Rivera said he received word from the NFL that Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected from last Sunday's game against the Packers for inadvertent contact with an official, and he will not be fined, ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Kuechly was tossed with 1:39 left in the third quarter after pushing away a referee who was holding him back from a scuffle. It appeared pretty clearly that Kuechly thought it was another player and was trying to get his arm away, but he was ejected nonetheless. Kuechly should be available for this Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Shayne Graham was perfect on all three of his field goal attempts, including a long of 48-yards, in Sunday's loss to the Lions. He also converted two extra point attempts.

Impact

After missing an extra point and field goal in back-to-back weeks, Graham has nailed three field goals each of the last two games for the Saints, putting to rest any concerns regarding his job security for the time being. Still, the Saints' offense has uncharacteristically struggled this season - though it still ranks tenth in the league in points per game - but things could continue looking up for Graham's prospects, as four of the team's next five games are at home, where the Saints have historically performed better.

John Carlson took the field for 70 of the Cardinals' 76 offensive snaps during Sunday's victory at Oakland, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Overall, he gathered in two passes (on four targets) for 20 yards.

Impact

Carlson put up his typical mundane line, but the Cardinals' 22-game sample size under the direction of coach Bruce Arians reveals scant usage of tight ends in the passing attack. The offense in fact lacks a fullback, meaning tight ends more often than not remain in protection, which doesn't allow for a substantial target count (20 in six games for Carlson). As a result, owners are advised to search elsewhere if in need of TE production.

Larry Fitzgerald corralled four passes (on five targets) for 21 yards during Sunday's win in Oakland.

Impact

Of the five passes directed at Fitzgerald, not one went beyond 10 yards, as he achieved his long of seven yards on two occasions. Because Carson Palmer threw deep on eight of 31 pass attempts, with five receivers getting in on the action, it's a bit surprising that Fitzgerald didn't garner any looks beyond the line the line of scrimmage. Fitzgerald's high usage (73 of the team's 76 offensive snaps Sunday) still warrants attention in fantasy circles, but Michael Floyd (groin) has easily surpassed the veteran in terms of relevance within the Cardinals' corps of wideouts.

Charles Clay (knee) is not practicing Tuesday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Impact

Clay was limited some during recent weeks of practice due to a knee ailment, but hasn't missed a game to date. With no report of a setback during Sunday's win over the Bears, it's likely Clay is simply being rested Tuesday.

John Brown (hamstring) took the field for 43 of the Cardinals' 76 offensive snaps during Sunday's win at Oakland, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. On the day, he caught two balls for 41 yards, but his second carry of the season resulted in a five-yard loss.

Impact

Brown was once again the third wheel at wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd (groin), who received 73 and 72 snaps, respectively. Nevertheless, the usage didn't stop Brown from matching Fitzgerald's five targets, which ranked behind only Andre Ellington's (foot/ribs) nine. With 5.5 targets per game on the season, Brown represents a WR option to consider as bye weeks continue to pile up. On the other hand, he's hauled in just 51.5 percent of his passes (17 of 33), which is in the bottom tier of wide receivers with at least 24 looks in 2014.

C.J. Spiller (collarbone) was placed on the Bills' injured reserve/designated-to-return list Tuesday.

Impact

Spiller underwent surgery Monday for a broken clavicle that could keep him out until next season. However, given his placement on the designated-to-return list, he'd be eligible to return in Week 16. With Fred Jackson (groin) also injured for the coming weeks, a combination of Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown is expected to fuel the Bills' running game, and Phillip Tanner was brought in Tuesday to add another backfield option as well.

Dion Jordan (suspension) will return to practice Tuesday, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Impact

Jordan was reinstated Monday from his six-game suspension, which will allow him to practice Tuesday. However, since the Dolphins have a week to activate Jordan to their roster, his playing status for this Sunday's game against the Jaguars is yet to be determined.

Phillip Tanner will sign with the Bills, USA Today reports.

Impact

Tanner joins Buffalo amid injuries that will keep running backs Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (collarbone) sidelined. While Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown are expected to see most of the Bills' backfield work, Tanner will provide depth at the position. The running back spent the previous three seasons with the Cowboys.

Mychal Kendricks (calf) returned to practice Tuesday.

Impact

Kendricks has been sidelined since Week 2 due to a calf injury, but made his long-anticipated return to practice Tuesday. A key contributor on Philadelphia's defense, Kendricks' involvement throughout this week should provide an indication of his status leading up to Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.

Chris Polk (hamstring) is practicing Tuesday.

Impact

Polk was banged-up in Philadelphia's Week 6 game, but as he expected following their recent bye week, Polk is back practicing in advance of Sunday's contest versus the Cardinals.

Darren Sproles (knee) returned to practice Tuesday.

Impact

Sproles suffered a slight MCL tear heading into the Eagles' bye week, which apparently offered him ample treatment time to begin practice this week. While Tuesday's sessions are typically on the lighter side, it will still be interesting to monitor Sproles' participation level throughout the week. In any event, it's certainly encouraging to hear of Sproles being back on the field in advance of Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.

Ryan Shazier (knee) is expected to be "really close" to returning for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Impact

Shazier has been sidelined with a sprained MCL since Week 3, but apparently is edging close to a return. The rookie linebacker has been limited in practice recently, so if he's able to increase his workload throughout this week, that would certainly be an encouraging development toward his availability this weekend.

Aldon Smith's current suspension could be reduced by a game or two based on the good behavior he's exhibited since agreeing to the punishment, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Smith's union/league-negotiated settlement reportedly included an agreement that his original nine-game suspension could be shortened if Smith displayed good behavior during his punishment. If Smith's behavior indeed results in an early return, he could be available after the 49ers' current bye week. At the moment, it's unclear if the league will allow Smith early reinstatement from his personal-conduct and substance-abuse violations, so until further notice, the dynamic outside linebacker will remain sidelined until Week 11.