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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (hip) is officially active for Week 3. (Source: 49ers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kittle will play in Thursday night's tough matchup against the Rams despite dealing with a hip injury at practice this week. Although he's only caught seven targets for 40 years through two games in 2017, Kittle is beginning to emerge as one of the 49ers' top receiving options. For Week 3, however, he is not a reliable fantasy option.

Category: Injury Updates

Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett (thigh) is officially active for Week 3. (Source: Rams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite being a limited participant in practice for the past two days, Everett will play Thursday night against the 49ers. As the Rams' primary pass-catching tight end, Everett is a boom or bust fantasy option for Week 3. However, since he doesn't garner ample opportunities, he is not a trustworthy fantasy option in redraft.

Category: Injury Updates

Eric Reid out for Week 3

Thu, Sep 21st 7:30pm EDT
By Jacob Bridges


Eric Reid (knee) has officially been ruled out for Week 3 against Los Angeles. (Source: San Francisco 49ers via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is exactly what we expected, that he would miss Week 3, a short week, and hopefully the extended layoff following a Thursday game will be enough to get him healthy for Week 4. Expect Jaquiski Tartt (neck) to slide over to strong and Jimmie Ward (hamstring) to start at free safety. Both had a questionable tag going in but are both active.

Category: Injury Updates

Barring any setback, receiver Markus Wheaton is due to make his season debut on Sunday against his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has been held out due to a finger injury. (Source: ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: Wheaton should step in as a primary receiving option for quarterback Mike Glennon. However, given he has not played a game snap yet, be careful plugging him in fantasy lineups, not sure what to expect against a pretty good Steelers defense.

Tashaun Gipson has an injured ankle and did not practice this Wednesday before Week 3's game against the Seattle Seahawks. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Gipson's absence will be felt if he misses the game. Backup safety Calvin Pryor was just sent to the IR in Week 1. Hopefully this is precautionary, because the entire Jaguars secondary would be downgraded if Gipson misses time.

Category: Injury Updates

Malik Jackson was tagged with a groin injury before Week 3's game against the Seattle Seahawks. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Jackson had a limited practice this Wednesday. His injury will need to be monitored going into Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates

Jalen Ramsey had a limited practice on Wednesday in preparation of Week 3's game against the Seattle Seahawks. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey did not practice the entire week prior to Week 2 but he ended up playing all game. The limited practice is an attempt get Ramsey's ankle back to full strength.

Category: Injury Updates

Garrett Bolles was back at practice on Thursday in pads and helmet. Bolles went from possible season-ending injury to missing four to six weeks to potentially playing in Week 3 against the Bills. (Source: Mike Klis via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for the Broncos' O-Line as they don't have much depth behind Bolles. He's still likely to miss Week 3, but getting him back sooner than later is good news for your Denver fantasy players.

Category: Injury Updates

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is starting to show signs of getting over an ankle injury that has held him out of the first two games of the season. Garrett was spotted at Wednesday's practice riding a stationary bike without his walking boot.

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Hue Jackson told reporters that Garrett has made "huge progress" of late. That being said, don't expect to see Garrett make his NFL debut this weekend against the Colts. There's an outside chance he's able to return in Week 4 if his ankle sprain keeps improving.

Category: Injury Updates

The Cleveland Browns are expected to be without outside linebacker Jamie Collins in Week 3. Collins suffered a concussion during Week 2's action against the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Collins is still in the concussion protocol and it appears unlikely he will be cleared in time to play. Look for James Burgess to take Collins' spot in the starting lineup. Collins has made 11 combined tackles for the Browns this season.

Category: Injury Updates

Jordan Reed returned to practice on Thursday after being held out on Wednesday. He was running routes with WRs while TE's worked on blocking drills. (Source: Mike Jones)

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Reed made his return to the practice field is a positive sign as he tries to work through a chest contusion injury suffered in Week 2. He may see a reduced role, at least as a blocker, if he is indeed active for the Week 3 matchup with Oakland.

Category: Injury Updates

Receiver Tanner Gentry has cleared waivers and resigned on the Chicago Bears' practice squad. (Source: Chicago Bears via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gentry was moved to active roster for Week 2, but had an underwhelming performance, dropping some passes from quarterback Mike Glennon. Gentry has been moved back down, hopefully to make room for teammate Markus Wheaton, who is looking to make a return. Gentry is not worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues at this time.

Rex Burkhead (ribs) was not at Patriots practice on Wednesday after leaving Sunday's game with an injury. (Source: Zach Cox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's unclear how serious the injury is, but Burkhead is only worth starting in the deepest of leagues right now. Through two games he has 18 rushing yards, 49 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.

Receiver Kendall Wright was limited with a shoulder injury during Wednesday's practice. (Source: Brad Biggs via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Wright cannot play, it is a another blow to the already-depleted Bears receiving depth. Luckily teammate Markus Wheaton might be ready to play if Wright cannot. Follow Wright's status closely this week.

Given teammate Nick Kwiatkoski did not practice on Wednesday due to a believed torn pec, Christian Jones should be next man up to replace the injured linebacker. (Source: Brad Biggs via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones filled in during last Sunday's game against the Buccaneers when Kwiatkoski left the game and finished with six total tackles. Consider Jones a LB4 with much upside, in IDP leagues, as the Bears figure to be on defense a lot again.

According to Bears reporter Brad Biggs, linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski did not practice on Wednesday due to a pec injury. Although unconfirmed, it is believed he tore his pec in last Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Source: Brad Biggs via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Given Kwiatkoski was already playing for teammate Jerrel Freeman due to his season ending injury, the Bears linebacker depth is getting pretty thin. The next man up should be Christian Jones, who has proven to be a viable replacement, should Kwiatkoski miss the next game.

The Patriots listed Rob Gronkowski (groin) as a non-participant at Wednesday's practice. That said, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the Patriots' star tight end was spotted Wednesday working on his blocking technique with teammate Dwayne Allen. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Gronkowski was on the field is a good sign for fantasy owners. Keep posted on updates coming from Thursday and Friday practices to see if Gronk is ramping up his work on the field. Owners should have a backup plan just in case Gronkowski can't go on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates

Danny Amendola (concussion/knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Amendola was cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol earlier in the day. And his return to the practice field bodes well for Amendola's status for Sunday's game against the Texans. This is good news for fantasy owners.

Category: Injury Updates

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Tennessee Titans have ruled out wide receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) for Week 3. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis, who left Week 2 due to his lingering hamstring injury, is already ruled out for Sunday's Week 3 matchup against the Seahawks. Rishard Matthews, Eric Decker and Delanie Walker will continue to eat up Marcus Mariota's targets will Davis out.

Category: Injury Updates

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said to the media Wednesday that Texans wide receiver Will Fuller will not be available to play Week 3 against the Patriots. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Texans got some encouraging news this week with Fuller returning to practice, but unfortunately he will not be able to suit up against the Patriots. The Texans desperately need some help on offense with their wide receivers and tight ends dropping like flies. It would be a quick recovery if Fuller came back this week as he was slated to miss 2-3 months from the beginning of August. Fuller is an interesting stash as he had a very promising beginning to his season just a year ago, before succumbing to the Texans inconsistent quarterback play. When he returns healthy he should be considered an upside WR4/5 with a very low floor.

Category: Injury Updates