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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: Jaguars.com)

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: Jaguars.com)

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: Jaguars.com)

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: patriots.com)

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: patriots.com)

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


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.