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Markus Golden was a full participant at practice this week, and is expected to suit up for their Week 3 matchup against the Chicago Bears. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Golden isn't likely to play all or even most of his first game back since he tore his ACL in Week 4 of 2017, but he's a smart preemptive add. Golden was third in the NFL in sacks in 2016, and will receive far less attention from offensive blocking schemes than his teammate Chandler Jones.

Category: Injury Updates

Christian Kirk (back) was removed from Arizona's injury report on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Kirk had gotten into a car accident earlier in the week and missed some practice time. He's fine for Week 3, however, he won't carry much fantasy value until Josh Rosen takes over for Sam Bradford.

Category: Injury Updates

Josh Weinfuss of ESPN wouldn't be surprised if Josh Rosen received some playing time in Week 3 versus the Bears. (Source: Josh Weinfuss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cardinals coach Steve Wilks has said it's "hard to determine" when the right time to play Rosen will be. One has to assume, however, that Sam Bradford is on a very short leash. Bradford has a tough test versus Khalil Mack and the Chicago defense this Sunday.

Category: Rumors

Baker Mayfield is expected to become the official starter for the Cleveland Browns on Monday after Hue Jackson has had a chance to talk with both quarterbacks. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After an energized crowd watched the rookie QB lead the Browns to their first win since Christmas Eve of 2016, the future of the team was almost assuredly set. Mayfield looked confident in his debut and should give a boost to Jarvis Landry's targets. It's still too early to tell if Mayfield will be a useful fantasy quarterback, but a decent matchup in Week 4 against the Raiders should be a good test.

Marvin Jones was added to the Week 3 injury report with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact: The injury limited Jones in practice Friday. The extent of the injury isn't known, but it happened at some point during practice this week. He was a surprise addition to the injury report, an unpleasant one for fantasy owners. If Jones were to miss this game, Kenny Golladay could see even more targets as the team's deep threat.

Category: Injury Updates

Chris Godwin is expected to play through a toe injury Monday night against the Steelers. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Godwin has been limited this week due to the injury, and Auman believes he could see a questionable tag as a result. Still, Auman feels Godwin looked good through the week, noting that the toe injury didn't seem to impact him. While Godwin is the third WR on the Bucs, the team could make him relevant given the prolific play of the offense combined with the awfulness of the defense.

Category: Injury Updates

Washington has parted ways with recently-signed WR Breshad Perriman. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perriman was signed on Monday, but his stay was short with Washington. He'll likely get another shot, potentially with Washington again in the future, given his pedigree as a former first-round draft pick. Injuries have largely derailed his career.

Category: Transactions

Cole Beasley enters the weekend questionable due to an ankle injury suffered during practice this week.

Fantasy Impact: Beasley suffered the ankle injury on Wednesday and it limited him the rest of the week. At this point, there's no indication that he'll be sidelined for Week 3's matchup with the Seahawks. Still, owners who are considering him should monitor his status leading up to kickoff. Beasley has been inconsistent so far this season, coming out of the gate strong in Week 1 before being a non-factor Week 2.

Category: Injury Updates

Aaron Rodgers is listed as questionable to play Week 3 against Washington.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers has yet to practice this week, but he's expected to get in a workout and test the knee Saturday. As long as all goes well, he's expected to suit up against Washington. He'll continue to play through the injury, and he admitted earlier this week that it could worsen as the season continues. While this could limit his DFS usage, Rodgers will continue to be started in season-long leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Josh Gordon is questionable to play Week 3 against the Lions due to his hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon has returned to practice and would likely suit up under normal circumstances, but with a new playbook to learn following a mid-week trade, it's unclear if he'll make his Patriots' debut against the Lions. Given the game is Sunday night, owners considering Gordon should have a backup plan in place.

Category: Injury Updates

Larry Fitzgerald is listed as questionable for Week 3 due to a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: Fitzgerald suffered the injury in Week 2. He missed practice Wednesday but returned in a limited capacity to end the week. Given the Cardinals' struggles to start the season, Fitzgerald isn't the same strong play he was expected to be entering the season. Arizona will face a tough defense in the Bears Week 3, further limiting Fitzgerald's upside.

Category: Injury Updates

Erik Swoope was added from the team's practice squad for this weekend's game against the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Swoope will take the roster spot of the injured Jack Doyle. While the Colts have supported two tight ends at times over the years, Eric Ebron still figures to be the primary beneficiary of Doyle's absence this weekend, making Ebron a strong streaming option against the Eagles.

Category: Transactions

San Francisco 49ers' LB Reuben Foster has served his two-game suspension for offseason misconduct and will return to the field for their Week 3 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. He will likely start at weak-side linebacker. (Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

Fantasy Impact: Foster returns just in time to help an overmatched defense against KC's steamroller of an offense. He is an absolute star when he's on the field. If Foster is available in your league somehow, pick him up now. You won't get another chance.

Seahawks' FS Earl Thomas was present at practice Friday but did not participate for "personal reasons." His status for Sunday's Week 3 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys is unknown. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas went to the University of Texas, and after last year's matchup with the Cowboys chased down Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to tell him to "come get me" in a trade. The Seahawks and Cowboys did discuss a trade, but ultimately it didn't happen. It's probably nothing, but check on him Sunday morning when the inactives list is released just to be safe.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Dolphins WR Devante Parker (finger) has been removed from the Week 3 injury report. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Per Rapoport, Parker was removed from the Week 3 injury report and should be "ready to go" for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders. However, per Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel, Dolphins HC Adam Gase remains "noncommittal" about the bust wideout's Week 3 playing status, telling reporters "we'll see." Even if Parker is active, I don't think he is a trustworthy fantasy asset. The Dolphins have yet to allow Ryan Tannehill to drop back more than 28 times this season, which means targets are hard to come by amongst a crowded wide receiver depth chart.

Category: Injury Updates

Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst (foot) has been ruled out for the team's Week 3 matchup with the Denver Broncos has he continues to recover from a stress fracture in his foot. (Source: Baltimore Ravens)

Fantasy Impact: Hurst has yet to debut for the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft after suffering a stress fracture in his foot in late August. His original timeline for return was three-to-four weeks, which would make a return against the Steelers in Week 4 possible. Monitor his status next week to see if he is able to practice.

Category: Injury Updates

Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (heart) is officially ruled out for Week 3. (Source: Panthers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Samuel will miss his second straight game on Sunday against the Bengals. However, since he is out due to a medical related illness (heart), there is no timetable for his return. Jarius Wright and D.J. Moore should continue to see an uptick in targets in Samuel's absence.

Category: Injury Updates

Bengals beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. is reporting RB Giovani Bernard (knee) was removed from the Week 3 injury report. (Source: Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After practicing in a limited capacity on Wednesday, Bernard practiced in full on Thursday. Removed from the Week 3 injury report, Bernard is good to go for Sunday's tilt versus Panthers. With Joe Mixon out, Bernard is expected to garner the lion's share of the Bengals running back touches this week. He is an upside RB2 for Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates

Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins (illness) was not listed on the team's official injury report on Friday and is set to play in the team's Week 3 matchup with the Denver Broncos. (Source: Baltimore Ravens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Collins missed Wednesday's practice with an illness but returned on Thursday and was expected to be fine. Friday's injury report confirms his status, although he will be going up against a tough Denver Broncos defense after two subpar performances. For the season, Collins has rushed 16 times for just 48 yards and a touchdown while catching four passes for 61 yards.

Category: Injury Updates

Broncos quarterback Case Keenum, who had been limited in practice earlier in the week with a knee injury, was not listed on the team's official injury report on Friday and is good to go for Sunday's matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: Denver Broncos)

Fantasy Impact: It was expected all along that Keenum would be able to play, but his removal from the injury report altogether is a great sign. For the season, he has completed 44 of 74 pass attempts for 551 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions while also rushing for 16 yards and a touchdown.

Category: Injury Updates