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Lauletta has been arrested on motor vehicle and related disorderly persons offenses while driving near a road construction site to practice.Weehawken police said the 22-year-old Lauletta was stopped Tuesday morning for failing to obey a police officer’s order to continue driving straight in his 2017 Jaguar.The report says Lauletta almost hit the officer while making an illegal turn. He was stopped by a second police officer and refused to produce a driver’s license or exit the car.Police say he was arrested and charged with eluding police Color Rush Riley Dixon Jersey , obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest. He was also charged with reckless driving, disregarding an officer’s directions, improper turn and failure to remain in a marked lane.Police said Lauletta’s car was involved in a similar incident Monday but summons were mailed because the vehicle did not stay at the scene.The incident happened close to renovations near the Lincoln Tunnel, which connects New Jersey with midtown Manhattan.Lauletta’s was released on his recognizance, police said. A court date was not listed on the police statement.Lauletta was not immediately available for comment.”We were made aware of the situation this morning, and we have been in contact with Kyle,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur said in a statement after talking to reporters after practice. “We are still in the process of gathering information. This is obviously very disappointing.”Shurmur initially told reporters that everyone on the team attended Tuesday practice, one of the last before the Giants (1-7) shutter for a bye week.While he has not been active for any game Color Rush Landon Collins Jersey , Lauletta has been mentioned speculatively as a potential replacement for two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, who is struggling. New York is nearly out of the playoff hunt for the second straight year.Lauletta was selected in the fourth round of the draft out of Richmond. Alex Tanney is the other backup.Halfback Saquon Barkley, who was the second overall pick in the draft, was surprised by the accusations.”Yeah. I know Kyle really well, and it definitely was shocking,” Barkley said. “I don’t know too much about it to speak on it to be honest, but yeah I know it’s really nothing. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s probably nothing crazy because of the kind of person he is.” It’s not always easy to find immediate waiver wire help at this point in the fantasy season. But there are still players who can be a big boost to your lineup within a few weeks. So this week’s waiver wire adds will have a focus more on some stash players that can make the biggest impact down the stretch for your fantasy roster.Tre’Quan Smith Youth Sterling Shepard Jersey , WR, New Orleans SaintsRostered – Yahoo: 30 percent | ESPN: 17.1 percentSince Ted Ginn was placed on injured reserve, Tre’Quan Smith has seen his playing time increase. It’s yet to lead to production on the field — he has just 10 targets, six receptions, and 62 yards over the past two games — but the potential is there. He’s playing over Cameron Meredith and the Saints have a meeting with the Los Angeles Rams next week — a game that could be a shootout with a defense that has struggled at corner this season. He only needs a little run to be productive, just look at his 111-yard day on three receptions in Week 5.Jamison Crowder, WR, WashingtonRostered – Yahoo: 38 percent | ESPN: 26.6 percentIt’s easy to forget about Jamison Crowder — and a lot of former owners already have. Because of injury Alec Ogletree Jersey , Crowder hasn’t played since Week 5, but when he returns, he should immediately be the focal point of the Washington passing game. If you watched what Washington did against the Giants on Sunday, it’s a slow burn offense built on taking small chunks of yards at a time. That fits Crowder’s role in the slot perfectly. In his four games to start the season, Crowder has four targets in the first three and eight in the fourth. He’s a good stash option for the stretch run in PPR leagues if you have the bench space and an owner in your league who didn’t.D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina PanthersRostered – Yahoo: 16 percent | ESPN: 10.4 percentThe Carolina Panthers finally gave their first-round pick extended run in the offense and it worked out pretty well. Against the best pass defense in the league, Moore had five receptions and 90 yards on six targets to go along with two rushing attempts for 39 yards. Moore’s six targets led the team and he was responsible for just over a third — 33.52 percent — of Carolina’s targeted air yards in Week 8. Without much success on the outside for the Panthers this season 4Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey , Moore should continue to get his workload increased each week and he’ll get a matchup against the wide open defense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9.Elijah McGuire, RB, New York JetsRostered – Yahoo: 6 percent : ESPN: 4.3 percentElijah McGuire hasn’t played a game yet this season, but he returned to practice last week and is eligible to return to games this week. Bilal Powell has a neck injury and the severity is unknown as well as how much time he’ll miss. The Jets elevated DeAngelo Henderson from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Bears, but it’s likely McGuire, the Jets’ 2016 seventh-round pick, would take on the bigger role in the offense behind Isaiah Crowell. Last year McGuire started two games, rushed for 315 yards on 88 attempts and caught 17 passes for 177 yards. Malcolm Brown Eli Manning Jersey , RB, Los Angeles RamsRostered – Yahoo: 3 percent | ESPN: 2.9 percentThis is going to be a true stash, especially for Todd Gurley owners and not just for an injury. There’s a chance the Rams clinch a playoff spot and a bye early enough that sitting star players over the past few weeks could be an option for Los Angeles. Instead of making that a fantasy disaster, you could hold on to Brown, who has seen playing time in all eight games this season. He has rushed 37 times for 189 yards and with how well Sean McVay creates open running lanes for his backs — Gurley has seen a box of 8-or-more defenders on fewer than 10 percent of his runs thanks to the wide open 11 personnel look of the offense — Brown would be a usable fantasy back even if most of the Rams’ other skill players were on the bench. It might feel like that scenario is still far down the road, but you can never be too prepared too early.
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