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Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Monday that the team is “concerned” about rookie WR Henry Ruggs III’s hamstring and knee injuries. (Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ruggs missed Week 3 and now it sounds like he may miss more time as he nurses multiple injuries. Gruden also said the team is concerned with fellow rookie WR Bryan Edwards and his ankle injury.

Category: Injury Updates

Chargers' HC Anthony Lynn is not in position to rule out QB Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Buccaneers. (Source: Gilbert Manzano on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Taylor continues to recover from a punctured lung he sustained in pre-game warm ups during Week 2. He was already declared out for Week 4 last Sunday, but Lynn is not ready to rule Taylor out yet. The 31-year-old could reclaim the starting QB job from Justin Herbert when fully healthy. Taylor will need to practice this week in order to have any shot of playing Week 4. Look for Herbert to draw at least one more start this Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Ricky Seals-Jones is inactive for Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: Matt McMullen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This marks the third straight inactive for the tight end, who has yet to make his debut for the Chiefs. Seals-Jones does not project to have much of a role if healthy, but he is crucial injury depth.

Category: Injury Updates

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor has been ruled out for Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: Matt McMullen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Okafor played just 10 snaps this season before going down with a hamstring injury. The presumptive starter across from Frank Clark when Chris Jones is in the middle, Okafor being absent is a plus for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens passing game.

Category: Injury Updates

Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill is inactive for Monday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs. (Source: Jonas Shaffer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill will miss his third consecutive contest for the Ravens. Hill is fourth on the running back depth chart and may have been a healthy inactive if he was not dealing with the thigh injury. Hill is expected to have a future role in the Ravens backfield behind J.K. Dobbins, but it may take an injury or a Gus Edwards trade for him to emerge with any sort of 2020 redraft value.

Category: Injury Updates

The 49ers placed TE Jordan Reed (knee) on the injured reserve Monday. He reportedly could be out six-to-eight weeks. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reed was placed on the injured reserve Monday and could be out of action for six-to-eight weeks. “Reed’s knee sprain is serious enough it could keep him out six-to-eight weeks,” said 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan. The veteran TE exited Sunday’s Week 3 contest against the Giants early with a knee injury. With Reed out and star TE George Kittle banged up, look Ross Dwelley to see an expanded role.

Category: Injury Updates

Earl Thomas, who is visiting with the Texans after being released by the Ravens on August 23rd, is likely to sign with the Texans this week. Thomas would need to pass COVID-19 testing protocols before he can sign. This situation is developing quickly. Look for more updates before the Texans' game this week. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas would be an immediate improvement for a Texans defense that ranks dead last in rushing yards allowed per game and fourth to last in points allowed per game. The Texans rank third in total passing yards allowed per game but only because teams would rather run against them than pass. Thomas played 942 snaps for the Ravens last season and ranked fifth with 0.17 yards allowed per coverage snap. Even with Thomas, owners can fade the Texans defense in standard redraft leagues for now.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

WR Michael Pittman had compartment leg syndrome in his calf and underwent surgery on Sunday. He is expected to return after the Colts bye around Week 8. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pittman sustained a lower leg injury In Sunday’s Week 3 game against the Jets, which worsened overnight. He was diagnosed with compartment leg syndrome in his calf and underwent surgery. Pittman reportedly is expected back around Week 8. Look for Zach Pascal to start opposite TY Hilton as the Colts WR2.

Category: Injury Updates

Jurrell Casey suffered a torn biceps on Sunday versus Tampa Bay and is out for the remainder of the season. (Source: Troy Renck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Another blow to a Broncos team that has already seen Von Miller and Courland Sutton's seasons lost to injury. The Broncos are still looking for their first win as they travel to Metlife Stadium to take on the New York Jets Thursday night.

Category: Injury Updates

According to Broncos HC Vic Fangio, Phillip Lindsay (toe) is trending in the right direction and might be able to play on Thursday night versus the New York Jets. (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay missed the past two games as he recovers from a turf toe injury he sustained in Week 1. Coach Fangio also noted that should Lindsay return, he would be on a play count, which would limit his upside as a flex play in 12-team leagues. Still, this is seemingly good news for the Broncos as they could use another weapon on offense after losing WR Courtland Sutton. The return of Lindsay will also cut into Melvin Gordon's playing time and send Royce Freeman back to the bench.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

The Chicago Bears are placing RB Tarik Cohen on season-ending IR with a torn ACL. (Source: Chicago Bears on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy managers may want to keep an eye on how RB (former WR) Cordarrelle Patterson is used in the offense moving forward. The recently named starting QB Nick Foles isn't a runner, and Patterson may benefit from the loss of Cohen and his vacated targets.

Category: Injury Updates

The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing veteran kicker Stephen Hauschka on Monday. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The signing comes in the wake of K Josh Lambo being placed on short-term IR with a hip injury. Hauschka is a 12-year veteran who spent the last two seasons with the Bills.

Category: Transactions

Atlanta Falcons K Younghoe Koo is expected to miss some time due to a groin strain and placing him on short-term IR is a possibility. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Koo is the #1 ranked kicker in standard formats through Sunday of Week 3, and unfortunately for fantasy owners, he'll be out indefinitely with a groin strain. The Falcons will now be in the market for a new kicker in one of the most explosive offenses this season. Hopefully, Koo can avoid IR and rehab quickly, but in the meantime, he is likely a drop candidate in 10-12 team formats until he is healthy.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

WR Darnell Mooney caught two of his five targets for 19 yards in Chicago's 30-26 victory over the Falcons on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Mooney saw a season-high five targets in Sunday's Week 3 win, but he logged his lowest receiving yard total of the season. The 22-year-old wideout has now hauled in eight catches for 93 yards and one touchdown over the first three weeks. Mooney is worth adding in deep-league formats.

Category: Game Recaps

The Chicago Bears DST allowed 26 points on 371 total yards while recording two sacks and one interception in the team's Week 3 win over the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: The Bears allowed a season-high 26 points in Sunday's Week 3 win. It was another solid performance from Chicago's defense. The Bears will look to keep things rolling in Sunday's Week 4 contest against the Colts.

Category: Game Recaps

Chicago Bears HC Matt Nagy announced that Nick Foles is now their starting QB. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In addition to being named the starting QB, Nagy went one step further in calling Foles the "QB going forward," and added, "this is not a week to week situation." Foles completed 16 of 29 pass attempts for 188 yards, 3 TDs, and an INT in the Bears' 30-26 win over the Falcons in Week 3, so this comes as no surprise. The Bears offense was horrendous before Foles entered the game, and his late-game heroics brought the Bears to 3-0 on the season. Foles should be considered a matchup dependent back-end QB1 and is an option for those streaming QB in 12-team formats.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Cordarrelle Patterson carried four times for 13 yards in Sunday's Chicago's 30-26 win over the Falcons in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson was mainly used out of the backfield and logged four carries for 13 yards in Sunday's 30-26 win over the Falcons. RB Tarik Cohen tore his ACL and has been ruled out for the season. Patterson is the backup RB behind starter David Montgomery and worth adding in deep-league formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson has a first-degree knee sprain which is considered a 1-2 week injury. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Carson appears to have avoided a serious injury to his knee and his progress will be closely monitored. HC Pete Carroll said, "We just have to see how it goes". Fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief as even if Carson does miss time, it doesn't look like he'll be out for very long.

Category: Injury Updates

Buccaneers' HC Bruce Arians said WR Chris Godwin is scheduled to receive an MRI Monday. (Source: Scott Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Godwin sustained a hamstring injury in Sunday's Week 3 contest against the Broncos. He will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. Look for Scotty Miller to handle the slot if Godwin is forced to miss an extended period of time.

Category: Injury Updates

Dan Arnold caught one pass for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Arnold only has six receptions this season and shouldn't be rostered at this time.

Category: Game Recaps