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Jarvis Landry active for Week 3

Sun, Sep 24th 11:44am EDT
By Dan Harris

MIA

Jarvis Landry is active for the Dolphins' Week 3 matchup against the Jets. (Source: Miami Dolphins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Landry cropped up on the injury report with knee and ankle injuries, but said all week that he'd play. He showed an excellent connection with Jay Cutler last week against the Chargers, and makes an excellent play here against a porous Jets defense.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Jay Ajayi active for Week 3

Sun, Sep 24th 11:43am EDT
By Anthony Cervino

MIA

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi (knee) is officially active for Week 3. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Ajayi is dealing with a knee injury, he is a full-go for Sunday's matchup with the Jets. Facing one of the league's worst defensive units, Ajayi could end Week 3 as a top-five fantasy RB.

Category: Injury Updates


DeVante Parker active for Week 3

Sun, Sep 24th 11:42am EDT
By Dan Harris

MIA

DeVante Parker is active for the Dolphins' Week 3 game against the Jets. (Source: Miami Dolphins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parker had been battling an ankle injury but signs pointed to him playing in this one. He should be ready to go against a dismal Jets secondary, and makes a solid play in leagues of all sizes.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


New England Patriots beat writer Kevin Duffy is reporting tight end Rob Gronkowski (groin) is officially active for Week 3. (Source: Kevin Duffy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Gronkowski is active for Sunday's tilt with the Texans. Despite the tough matchup, start Gronkowski without hesitation. In four career regular-season games versus Houston, Gronk has put up a 10-214-2 stat line.

Category: Injury Updates


Chris Hogan active for Week 3

Sun, Sep 24th 11:37am EDT
By Dan Harris

NE

Chris Hogan is active for the Patriots' Week 3 game against the Texans. (Source: Kevin Duffy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hogan was battling a knee injury, but was never in any serious doubt of missing the game. Expect the Patriots to have a big offensive showing at home against the Texans, and owners can start Hogan with confidence.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Danny Amendola active for Week 3

Sun, Sep 24th 11:34am EDT
By Dan Harris

NE

Danny Amendola is active for the Patriots' Week 3 game against the Texans. (Source: Kevin Duffy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Hogan is also active, which takes away from Amendola's value just a bit, but it's great to see the latter make a return to the field. Amendola looked like he would be occupying Julian Edelman's role in Week 1 against Kansas City, which would make him a viable WR3 if he's healthy. It's fair to exercise caution in his first game back, but owners in a pinch can feel free to start Amendola this week.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (concussion) is cleared to return to Week 3. (Source: Ravens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Maclin has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will return to Sunday's Week 3 contest against the Jaguars. While getting blown out 30-0, expect the Ravens to pass the ball excessively for the remainder of the game, which benefits Maclin's fantasy owners.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is expected to begin practicing as early as next week. (Source: Chris Mortensen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mortensen is adding that "barring no setbacks, his [Luck] return to play is within sight." In translation, we could see Luck start a regular season game as soon as Week 6 against the Titans, which is his targeted return date, per reports. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief, who are both in fantasy purgatory without Luck, will be the greatest beneficiaries of his return.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance West (calf) is officially active for Week 3. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, West is a full-go for Sunday morning's matchup against the Jaguars in London. With Buck Allen the favorite to out-touch West in consecutive weeks, the latter is nothing more than a TD-dependent Flex option for Week 3 facing a bendable Jacksonville front seven.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Tom Pelissero is reporting Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) remains week-to-week with a bone bruise in his knee. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bradford, who is already ruled out for Sunday's meeting with Tampa Bay, remains up in the air for contests moving forward. Following a Friday visit with Dr. James Andrews, the ailing QB received good news. He remains week-to-week with a bone bruise in his knee. The visit with Andrews was to seek a second opinion on his injury. Bradford felt pain in his knee this week at practice. While the Vikings feared the worst, Bradford has no structural damage in his knee. Case Keenum will continue to start in his absence, making Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen's fantasy value plummet until his return.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith (illness) will play Week 3. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite dealing with an undisclosed illness, Smith will play Sunday against the Giants. Although he caught 4-of-8 targets last week for 66 yards, he is not expected to garner that much of Carson Wentz's attention on a weekly basis -- he only snagged one ball in Week 1. Smith should remain in fantasy obscurity as long as Nelson Agholor maintains his early 2017 success.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue (ankle) is not expected to play Week 3. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blue, who has yet to be active in 2017, is on track to miss his third consecutive game with an ankle injury. In his absence, D'Onta Foreman will continue to spell Lamar Miller. With Miller healthy, however, Foreman has no legit fantasy value for Week 3 or moving forward without an unexpected burst of production.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler (concussion) is expected to play Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler is on track to play Sunday at Buffalo despite dealing with the lingering symptoms of a concussion this week. However, facing a tough Bills defense that plays well at home, Fowler is not a reliable fantasy option for Week 3. When healthy and they are, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders garner too much of Trevor Siemian's attention, which translates to targets, for Fowler to be considered a safe fantasy play.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is "more than likely" to play in Week 3. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although he was sidelined for practice earlier in the week with a knee injury, Murray returned for a limited session Friday and appears on track to play Sunday's home matchup with Seattle. Murray, who has been out-produced by Derrick Henry thus far in 2017, will be a difficult fantasy asset to bench if he is active facing a Seahawks defense playing softer than usual against the run. They currently rank 15th in fantasy production allowed to opposing RBs yielding an average of 17.2 FPG. Despite the risk, I'd still start Murray in Week 3 for his upside.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (quad) is expected to play Week 3. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite missing the bulk of last Sunday night's loss to Atlanta with a quad injury, Nelson has practiced in full this week and is on track to play this afternoon versus Cincinnati. Although he is facing a Bengals defense that's allowed the second least fantasy points to WRs, Nelson should still be inserted in starting fantasy lineups with confidence in Week 3. While the Bengals contained Ravens and Texans wideouts through the first two games in 2017, it will be a lot more difficult to shut down Aaron Rodgers and company.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to play Week 3. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon, who is dealing with soreness in his injured knee, expects to play Sunday against Kansas City despite unexpectedly popping up on the injury report this week. Facing a Chiefs defense who he's had success against in his career -- in three games he's accumulated 129 yards rushing and two TDs on the ground while hauling in five targets for 40 yards as a receiver -- Gordon should be in all fantasy lineups, if he indeed plays, in Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (chest/ shoulder/ toe) is a game-time decision for Week 3. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Schefter is reporting that Reed is a game-time call for Sunday night's plus matchup against Oakland, the NFL Insider believes the ailing TE is more on the "unlikely" side of ultimately playing. Since this game falls as the Sunday night finale, Reed's playing status is not expected to be known until pregame warmups, making him a risky fantasy consideration. It is safe to say that barring an unforeseen turn of events, fantasy owners should roll with another option at TE for Week 3. Vernon Davis, whose had success filling in for Reed in his tenure in Washington, will start if Reed cant go.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Washingon Redskins running back Rob Kelley (ribs) is not expected to play Week 3. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kelly is dealing with fractured ribs suffered last week against the Rams. As a result, he practiced in a limited capacity this week and is unlikely to play Sunday night against the Raiders. Since this game is the Sunday night finale, Kelley's fantasy owners are left in a difficult spot with his playing status. However, with the slight emergence of Samaje Perine, there is a good chance a banged up Kelley would lose snaps to the rookie even if he is active. Kelley is not a startable fantasy asset for Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ankle/ shoulder) will start Week 3. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Newton practiced as a limited participant throughout the week, he is a full-go for Sunday's favorable matchup against New Orleans. Facing a defunct Saints defense, Newton could be in line for his breakout game of the young 2017 season. He could be started with confidence as a borderline QB1/ QB2 in Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates


Ryan Kalil has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Saints. Tyler Larson will take over at center in Week 3. (Source: panthers.com)

Fantasy Impact: It's never a good sign when Kalil is out but the Panthers are playing the Saints. Get Newton, McCaffrey, Stewart and Benjamin in fantasy lineups this week.

Category: Injury Updates