Allen isn’t the only injury concern for Washington. Cornerback Bashaud Breeland sprained his left MCL, but Gruden said he could play Monday, Oct. 23, at Philadelphia. Corner Josh Norman did not play vs. San Francisco on Sunday because of a fractured rib, but Gruden said he’ll increase his exercise and running and will be re-evaluated midweek. Gruden said Norman could be ready for the Eagles game.

He does, or did on this one day, and who’s to say that at age 32 a player as freakishly dominant and resilient as Peterson can’t possibly resurrect his career and the Cardinals’ season at the same time? Arizona’s offensive line has had a rough year, but Peterson in his prime was one of those running backs the old coaches like to say brings his own blocking. This is no longer his prime, but what if he has enough motivation to muster three good months?

The concept is pretty simple: If players eat the right foods at work, then they’re OK to splurge a little on their personal time — and food extends beyond what they eat while at the facility. Teams prepare meals for players to take home, should they so choose — which takes any guess work out of healthy eating.

It’s a fascinating and oft-ignored piece of the puzzle in the NFL. So much focus is often on the external, hot-cold baths, physical therapy, and injury prevention that now teams are looking more and more at what fuels their stars. It turns out it’s a lot of food, and a whole lot of thought from those charged with preparing it for them.

Blocking matters in fantasy football, and in Week 6 we saw a pair of running backs stand out with big fantasy point totals. Are their performances sustainable? KC Joyner explores that and more in his review of the matchups along the line of scrimmage.

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