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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


Broncos' WR Bennie Fowler missed practice Wednesday after sustaining a concussion in the Broncos' Week 2 game against the Cowboys. (Source: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler looked extremely disoriented after getting the concussion in the game, so this is not a huge surprise. Fowler scored twice in Week 1 and was third on the team in snaps and targets prior to going down in Week 2. The Broncos have not had a clear-cut #3 WR in at least a couple seasons, and this year is likely to be no different. Fantasy owners waiting for Fowler to duplicate his Week 1 performance may be waiting a long time.

Category: Injury Updates


Alfred Blue back at practice

Wed, Sep 20th 3:06pm EDT
By Pat Lenihan

HOU

Alfred Blue returned to Texans’ practice Wednesday. Blue has been sidelined since late August with a high-ankle sprain that he suffered at the end of training camp. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Having missed the past couple weeks, it is unlikely that Blue will see many opportunities in Houston’s upcoming matchup at New England in Week3. Due to the injury, Blue is nothing more than the third RB in the Houston backfield behind starter Lamar Miller and rookie D’Onta Foreman.

Category: Injury Updates


Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor said Wednesday that his chemistry with his wide receivers is "a work in progress" and that they're working hard to get there. (Source: Joe Buscaglia)

Fantasy Impact: Buffalo's top three wide receivers -- Jordan Matthews, Zay Jones and Andre Holmes -- have a combined 21 targets, 11 catches, 149 yards and one touchdown (by Holmes) in the first two weeks. All are new to the team this year. Even if Taylor develops better chemistry with them, none of them has the speed to form a threatening downfield passing game, and that severely hinders Taylor's passing productivity and the scoring potential of the entire offense. Taylor is a low-end fantasy backup who does not need to be rostered, especially this week against Denver.


The Atlanta Falcons DST conceded 23 points to the Packers on Sunday Night Football, 14 of which came in what was effectively garbage time. Aaron Rodgers threw for 343 yards, but the run game was held in check, only conceding 59 yards on 15 attempts (3.9 avg). The Falcons sacked Rodgers in the third quarter resulting in 21-yard scoop-and-score. Rodgers was sacked on two other occasions and intercepted once.

Fantasy Impact: Owners brave enough to start the Falcons' defense against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers were rewarded with 13 points (in standard DST scoring leagues). All in all, a very good showing by this young, fast and talented defense. The Falcons DST will have a challenging match this week on the road against an upstart Detroit Lions squad.

Category: Game Recaps


George Kittle was a limited participant in practice on Tuesday. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury doesn't sound serious and he should be able to suit up for the game on Thursday.

Category: Injury Updates


Garrett Celek caught one pass for six yards in the loss to the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: Celek will need an injury to Kittle to get a few more catches, but even Kittle isn't lighting the fantasy world on fire.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is suggesting he doesn't want to overwork running back Chris Thomspon. "He's so important to us on third down we just have to be careful," Gruden said via ESPN. "He's not the biggest guy in the world. We don't want him to get 20-25 carries a game and get a lot of pounding on that body. He's definitely needed in pass protection and the routes and all that stuff on third down and red zone. So we'll try to expand his role a little bit, but we don't want to go too crazy with him." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Despite the fact that Rob Kelley is dealing with fractured ribs, Gruden is suggesting that Thompson's workload will not overly increase moving forward. He is intending to preserve the elusive rusher's longevity for the remainder of the year. From a fantasy perspective, Thomspons has been productive thus far on limited touches, and I'd expect that to continue. However, in the wake of Gruden's remarks, I wouldn't blow my FAAB budget on him. Still, he is worth an add, especially in PPR scoring formats.

Category: Rumors


Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the press quarterback Dak Prescott (ankle) will play in Week 3. (Source: Patrik Walker on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Prescott suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Broncos, he should be a full-go for Monday night's Week 3 matchup with the Cardinals. Prescott, who has been a solid fantasy play thus far in this short season, could be in line for his best game of 2017 facing a questionable Cardinals defense.

Category: Injury Updates


Corey Coleman placed on IR

Wed, Sep 20th 7:50am EDT
By Anthony Cervino

CLE

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman (hand) was placed on the injured reserve list. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Coleman, who underwent a procedure Monday to repair a broken bone in his hand, was placed on IR Tuesday. Although he will more than likely return in 2017, his stint on the short-term injured reserve list will cost him the next eight games at least. Rashard Higgins and Kenny Britt are the Browns' top WRs until Coleman's presumed return.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Brady Henderson thinks that Thomas Rawls, who only played 16 snaps in Week 2, will see an increased workload going forward. Henderson thinks Rawls was being eased back in from his high-ankle sprain that caused him to miss Week 1. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The problem is that Rawls averaged 0.8 yards per carry on his five carries, including his seven yard long. On top of that, Chris Carson ran for 93 yards on 20 carries. Rawls might see more snaps, but he has an uphill battle ahead of him not only to take his job back from Carson, but battling Eddie Lacy for the opportunity to even play.

Category: Rumors


After being released by the Houston Texans on Monday, Jaelen Strong has officially been claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars are a wide receiver needy team after losing Allen Robinson to a season ending injury in Week 1. Strong wasn't able to make an impact in Houston, but could be forced into an immediate role with his new team. He is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.

Category: Transactions


TJ Yeldon did not suit up Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Yeldon can be dropped at this point in fantasy leagues. Yeldon does not seem to be in the Jaguars running plans and I wouldn't be surprised is Yeldon was traded or waived in the coming weeks.

Category: Game Recaps


AJ Bouye had six solo tackles and one pass deflected in the Week 2 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Bouye was another Jaguars defensive standouts. The defensive line wasn't able to get a ton of pressure on Marcus Mariota, which put a ton of pressure on the Jaguars secondary. Bouye needs be owned in IDP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Barry Church had six solo tackles in the Week 2 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Church was one of the defensive standouts for the Jaguars. He made some good open field tackles and is a player keep an eye out for in IDP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Myles Jack recorded five solo tackles, one combined tackle and the only sack for the Jaguars in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: The entire defense struggled due to bad field position. The offense turned the ball over three times and struggled to keep possession. Jack and the Jaguars defense, will have better games in the future but will be at the mercy of the offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Corey Grant rushes one time for 13 yards in the Week 2 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Grant has seemed to take over the change of pace back for the Jaguars. The role has been severely limited behind the two-headed monster in Chris Ivory and Leonard Fournette. Grant is a player to watch if Ivory or Fournette were to miss time.

Category: Game Recaps


The Dolphins have announced that they have suspended LB Lawrence Timmons indefinitely after a strange occurrence leading up to the game against the Chargers, which Timmons missed. (Source: Miami Dolphins via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins already had holes at LB and this does not help. Rookie LB Chase Allen got the start for him against the Chargers and likely will fill in for him again.


Chris Ivory had six rush attempts for 17 yards and three receptions for 31 yards in Week 2 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: After two weeks, the Jaguars have been focusing Leonard Fournette and Chris Ivory. TJ Yeldon has been the odd man out. Ivory has been productive with his touches and needs to be handcuffed by Fournette owners.

Category: Game Recaps