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Josh Gordon is in full pads for Sunday's practice. (Source: Phil Perry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This likely means Gordon has been taken off the active/NFI list. He now has two full weeks to practice and get ready for Week 1 versus the Steelers. Gordon has a frightening fantasy floor, but his upside is that of a true WR2.

The Arizona Cardinals placed Hakeem Butler on the injured reserve with a broken finger. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Butler was dealing with an avulsion fracture and won't return this season. The rookie likely wasn't going to have much value in re-draft leagues this season, though playing in Arizona helps his dynasty outlook.

Category: Injury Updates

The Arizona Cardinals signed WR Michael Crabtree to a 1-year deal worth $3.25M, as reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Crabtree's salary can increase to a maximum value of $5.5M this season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This comes in the wake of an injury that will likely land fourth-round rookie Hakeem Butler on IR. Crabtree steps into a decently deep WR corps, featuring Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk as established options, and likely rookie Andy Isabella as a gadget and field stretcher option in three-wide sets. This move could bump Isabella out of a starting role, but Crabtree will find it tough to see reliable volume. He should be viewed as a dart throw at best, with some red zone upside.

Category: Transactions

Lamar Miller has a torn ACL, as feared by the Texans, and will miss the 2019 season. Miller suffered the injury during the Texans' preseason Week 3 game. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller, who will miss the entirety of the 2019 season, is of course off of the fantasy radar. However, since the Texans just traded for Duke Johnson, he is likely in line for a career-high in carries and total usage. An underrated all-purpose back, Johnson could return RB1 value if things break right, given the high-octane offense he will be playing in. Miller is unlikely to deliver the fantasy value of years past once he returns from injury in 2020.

Category: Injury Updates

Updating an earlier report, Doug Martin (shoulder) was placed on the injured reserve. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Earlier reports came out stating Doug Martin was released, but the most recent news has Martin placed on the injured reserve. Coach Gruden had said Sunday Martin was dealing with a shoulder injury. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington will compete for the top backup job behind Josh Jacobs.

Category: Injury Updates

Antonio Brown lost another grievance with the NFL over his helmet controversy regarding whether he can wear his preferred helmet this season. The NFL has said that his helmet is too old to be used and that he needs to wear a league-approved helmet.

Fantasy Impact: Brown has indicated repeatedly that the league-approved helmets he has available obscure his vision and he wants to wear his old helmet, the one he has been wearing for his whole career. The Raiders recently made him an ultimatum saying they need to know if he's all in or all out. Reports are that he showed up to practice in a league-approved helmet after that. However, it's hard to draft Brown with much confidence given the off-season drama. He should fall in the WR2 range and is a risky pick at this point. Brown would be a WR1 if he's guaranteed to play the full season, but even if he's in camp with a helmet that's hard to be 100% sure of.

Category: Rumors

Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that Case Keenum has officially been named Washington's starting quarterback by head coach Jay Gruden. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Keenum is a journeyman with little upside for fantasy football purposes. He definitely falls outside of the QB1 range for fantasy football. There's not a significant difference between Keenan and rookie Dwayne haskens for the skill players. Regardless, the Redskins offense will not be one producing many fantasy points in 2019. Keenum is only viable in Superflex and has little job security.

Category: Rumors

Darrell Henderson rushed 11 times for 28 yards and caught one pass for four yards in the Rams' third preseason game on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Henderson likely finishes the preseason with 23 carries for 57 yards (2.48 YPC). It wasn't the kind of electric performance that many expected when Henderson's ADP was spiking throughout the summer. His standalone fantasy value is tied to Todd Gurley's health, and Gurley has reportedly looked good throughout camp. Still, Henderson has immense upside should anything happen to Gurley.

Category: Game Recaps

Dante Pettis caught three passes for 36 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game versus the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: There were reports of Pettis struggling throughout training camp, but he remains a starter for the 49ers. There are plenty of targets available if Pettis can prove himself early in the season. The 23-year-old will look to build on some big games he had down the stretch last year.

Category: Game Recaps

Deebo Samuel hauled in two catches for 27 yards on Saturday against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Samuel likely finishes the preseason with four catches for 88 yards. He also received two carries for 59 yards. Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis are projected to open the year as starters, but Samuel will undoubtedly get an opportunity to prove himself early on.

Category: Game Recaps

Marquise Goodwin caught one pass for nine yards in the 49ers' third preseason game versus the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Despite reports that Goodwin could get cut this summer, he worked as a starter last night. However, the 28-year-old isn't a very interesting fantasy option despite the opportunity among San Francisco pass catchers.

Category: Game Recaps

Matt Breida rushed seven times for 44 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game on Saturday versus the Chiefs, adding two catches for 31 yards and a score.

Fantasy Impact: The 24-year-old outplayed Tevin Coleman in this one, and it is looking as if the San Francisco backfield could open the year in an even 50-50 split. Breida is probably going too late in fantasy drafts right now. There could be a lot of opportunity for him to begin the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Jimmy Garoppolo looked much better on Saturday versus the Chiefs, completing 14-of-20 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' third preseason game.

Fantasy Impact: Garoppolo looked real shaky in the second week of the preseason, so this was a much needed performance. "Jimmy G" is probably going overlooked in fantasy drafts and should open the season as an interesting streaming option.

Category: Game Recaps

Tyler Locket caught two passes for 50 yards in Seattle's third preseason game on Saturday versus the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: He also ran once for six yards. Lockett should see a big increase in volume this year with Seattle currently running out of pass catchers. Doug Baldwin retired this off-season and now both D.K. Metcalf and David Moore are dealing with injuries. Lockett will be a strong fantasy option come Week 1 versus the Bengals.

Category: Game Recaps

Russell Wilson completed 6-of-9 passes for 73 scoreless yards in the Seahawks' third preseason game versus the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson added 31 yards on the ground as well, which has always been a big part of his fantasy production. He might need some rushing production to remain an every-week QB1. Wilson has lost some pass catchers over the past week and Seattle is expected to remain run-heavy. Still, he'll easily be worth starting come Week 1 versus the Bengals at home.

Category: Game Recaps

Rashaad Penny rushed eight times for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawk's third preseason game on Saturday night, adding three receptions for an additional 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Penny once again worked behind Chris Carson, though he still saw some first-team snaps. The second-year back is expected to flirt with FLEX status early on this year, particularly in Week 1 versus the Bengals.

Category: Game Recaps

Chris Carson rushed three times for 23 yards in the Seahawks' third preseason game on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Carson saw more first-team snaps than Rashaad Penny, though that shouldn't come as a surprise anymore. The 24-year-old is expected to serve as the lead back for Seattle, which makes him a fantastic RB2 for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps

Ross Travis caught one pass on two targets for six yards as the Colts lost to the Bears in preseason action on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Travis missed the entire 2018 season after suffering a torn ACL in the final week of the preseason but is healthy this year and is fighting for a roster spot. He is currently behind Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle, and Mo Alie-Cox on the depth chart and will need a strong showing in the final preseason game.

Category: Game Recaps

Krishawn Hogan catches four passes on five targets for 35 yards on Saturday as the Colts lost to the Bears by a 27-17 score.

Fantasy Impact: Hogan appeared in two games for the Colts in 2017, but he spent most of the 2018 campaign on either injured reserve or the practice squad. He has had a solid preseason but may get caught in a numbers game as he tries to make the final roster and may end up back on the practice squad.

Category: Game Recaps

Phillip Walker was 6-of-13 passing for 65 yards with an interception and also lost a fumble in Saturday's preseason loss to Chicago.

Fantasy Impact: Walker has a chance to win the backup QB job with Andrew Luck retiring and Jacoby Brissett moving into the starting role. But the 24-year-old has struggled this preseason and looks like he has fallen behind Chad Kelley on the depth chart. Walker will need a big game in the last preseason matchup to have a chance to make the final roster.

Category: Game Recaps