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Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Kirk Cousins' teammate, Colt McCoy, will handle Washington's starter's reps at quarterback this week.

Impact

The team hasn't completely ruled out the possible return of Robert Griffin (ankle) this weekend, but at this stage, it's clear that if he remains out – which is the likely outcome – then McCoy will draw the team's Week 8 starting QB nod over Cousins.

Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Colt McCoy will handle Washington's starter's reps at quarterback this week.

Impact

At this stage, fellow QB Robert Griffin (ankle) isn't totally ruled out for action this weekend, but per Gruden, Griffin has "a long way to go" on that front. As a result, Washington is proceeding as though McCoy will draw the start at QB for the team in next Monday's contest against Dallas.

While coach Jay Gruden said Monday that he can't yet rule Robert Griffin (ankle) out for Week 8, he noted on that front that the QB "has a long way to go. He has a lot to show," Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

Impact

Moreover, Gruden relayed that if Griffin doesn't start next Monday's game against Dallas – which seems like a plausible outcome at this stage – then Colt McCoy would draw the nod at QB over Kirk Cousins.

Adam Vinatieri made both field goal attempts, including a 50-yard field goal, in Sunday's win over the Bengals. He also had three extra points.

Impact

Vinatieri has had an amazing improvement in his long range field goal attempts late his career, as he's 9-of-14 from 50-plus yards the last three seasons, after converting only 12-of-25 during the first 16 years of his career.

Cory Redding had a sack and four total tackles in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Impact

Redding is on pace for a career high in sacks with three in seven games. He only has 15 tackles but has been a key component in a better-than-expected Indy pass rush without Robert Mathis (Achilles).

Bjoern Werner had a sack - his fourth in three games - in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Impact

Werner is on a roll in rushing the passer. However, he only has 19 total tackles, which limits his value in most IDP formats.

Coach Marvin Lewis relayed Monday that A.J. Green (toe) has made significant progress, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Impact

At this stage, the Bengals remain hopeful with regard to Green's chances of playing Sunday against the Ravens, a potential outcome that would be supported by the wideout returning to practice in some capacity as the week progresses.

Erik Walden was ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's win over the Bengals for touching an official, ESPN reports.

Impact

Walden, who pushed head linesman Bruce Stritesky's arm off his body during an argument, could face an additional fine from the league office. However, a suspension seems unlikely.

Aqib Talib had two tackles and an interception during Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Impact

Talib has now picked off a pass in back-to-back games, matching his total from 2011 and doubling his 2012 and 2013 output. Quarterbacks just don't throw at him very often, thereby limiting his opportunity to pick off passes, which is really his greatest fantasy asset, as he's not a high-volume tackler.

Jack Doyle had one reception for 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Impact

Doyle has receptions in five of seven games this year, which is remarkable with Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener healthy. However, Doyle's upside is limited by the duo as he hasn't had more than three targets in any game.

Malik Jackson picked up his second sack of the season in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Impact

The sack was Jackson's only tackle, as he continues to be a fairly limited fantasy IDP option given his inability to accumulate a lot of sacks or tackles.

Donte Moncrief had one reception for nine yards and one carry for no gain in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Impact

Moncrief continues to get consistent playing time each week, but he's only getting a few touches per game and likely needs an injury or two ahead of him on the depth chart for viable fantasy value in most formats.

Dan Herron had five carries for 37 yards in Sunday's blowout win over the Bengals.

Impact

It was just the third game this season in which Herron has received a carry, and it came in a blowout. He isn't likely to be a factor unless Trent Richardson (hamstring) or Ahmad Bradshaw are hurt.

Von Miller had two sacks Sunday against the 49ers and now leads the league with eight through the first seven weeks of the season.

Impact

Miller has recorded at least one sack in five straight games, while grabbing two of them in each of the last three games. He has been a beast this season coupled with DeMarcus Ware, who is tied for second in the NFL with seven sacks.

DeMarcus Ware had a season-high three sacks during Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Impact

Ware was an absolute beast Sunday, increasing his season sack total to seven in six games, which places him in a tie for second in the league behind teammate Von Miller, who had two sacks Sunday to bring his total to eight.

Brandon McManus didn't receive a single field goal opportunity but went 6-for-6 on PATs during Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Impact

The Denver offense has been absolutely unstoppable this season, and McManus has attempted multiple field goals just once this season. While his 23-for-23 success on PATs is nice, he needs to start kicking more field goals to be more valuable in fantasy leagues.

Robert Blanton had six total tackles and an interception in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.

Impact

Blanton has gone from surprise starter to impact fantasy IDP option by averaging 7.6 tackles per game.

Linval Joseph had a sack in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.

Impact

Joseph has 1.5 sacks the past two games as the Minnesota defensive line is developing as a strong unit. However, he doesn't get enough tackles for viable fantasy value in most formats.

Sharrif Floyd had five tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss, and two quarterback hurries in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.

Impact

Floyd is improving in his second season, as he provides the Vikings with a defensive tackle who adds to the pass rush and also defends the run.

Blair Walsh made all three field goal attempts, including a 55-yard attempt, in Sunday's loss to the Bills. He also made his only extra point attempt.

Impact

Walsh continues to be a weapon from long range as he's made all three 50-yard field goal attempts this season and is 15-of-18 from 50 yards or more in his career.