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LeSean McCoy (ankle) is "trending in the right direction" for Sunday's Week 3 game versus the Ravens. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCoy didn't practice on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday. However, he reportedly had a good practice today and is tentatively scheduled to suit up against Baltimore. Damien Williams (knee) has already been ruled out, which makes McCoy an RB2 for this week. It's worth noting, however, that he might not be in line for a workhorse role at less than 100 percent. Darwin Thompson could certainly steal some snaps.

Category: Injury Updates

Diontae Johnson will start opposite JuJu Smith-Schuster in Week 3, Curt Popejoy of Steelers Wire reports. (Source: Steelers Wire)

Fantasy Impact: With Mason Rudolph at the helm, it was time to make a change in the receiving corps to give Rudolph the support he needs to succeed. Donte Moncrief has dropped five passes over two games this season, rendering him replaceable by the more sure-handed Johnson. The rookie has a 4/42 receiving line on nine targets this season and will almost certainly see his opportunities rise in a starting role. James Washington may also get a boost, with Moncrief in the doghouse and given his past with Rudolph. Johnson is worth a pickup across most formats.

Category: Transactions

Cam Newton (foot) has been ruled out of Sunday’s matchup with the Cardinals, Adam Schefter reports. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It’s no surprise after Newton missed practice all week. Kyle Allen will get the start in Week 3 at Arizona.

Category: Injury Updates

Damien Williams did not participate in practice Friday. The running back is expected to miss Sunday's contest against the Ravens. (Source: Adam Teicher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams' Week 3 practice log shows no completed practices in any form. In addition, the Chiefs' beat writers are reporting that Williams will miss Week 3. Darwin Thompson is expected to be the biggest beneficiary in Williams' absence.

Category: Injury Updates

Marquise Brown (foot) didn't practice on Friday. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's just a routine day of rest for "Hollywood", who hasn't practiced on a Friday yet this year. He'll be a full-go for a potential Week 3 shootout with the Chiefs.

Category: Injury Updates

Tevin Coleman (ankle) is no longer wearing his walking boot. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's unclear how soon Coleman could return to game action but this is certainly good news. He has been cleared to do some light rehab work for now. Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert, and Jeff Wilson will continue to operate in a committee for Week 3 against the Steelers.

Category: Injury Updates

Titans coach Mike Vrabel says the team isn't looking to make a change at the quarterback position "right now". (Source: John Glennon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marcus Mariota is currently averaging the lowest completion percentage (61%) and QBR (38) of his career. The 25-year-old was particularly brutal for most of Thursday's loss to the Jaguars. Despite Vrabel's comments there is a real chance we could see Ryan Tannehill sooner rather than later unless Mariota's play improves.

Jimmy Graham (groin) is expected to be available for the Packers' Week 3 matchup versus the Broncos. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Graham returned to practice on Friday after sitting out the previous two days. It sounds like he will play barring a setback but there's a possibility that he'll be on a snap count. Fantasy players can likely do better when inserting a tight end into their lineups.

Category: Injury Updates

Devin Singletary (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday’s Week 3 contest against the Bengals. (Source: Matt Parrino on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: With Singletary ruled out, Frank Gore and TJ Yeldon (to a lesser degree) will lead the Bills rushing attack Week 3. Gore is the main beneficiary with Singletary out and figures to receive a heavy workload Sunday. Singletary will look to recover in time for Sunday’s Week 4 matchup against the Patriots.

Category: Injury Updates

Marlon Mack (calf) was spotted at Friday’s practice. (Source: Kevin Bowen on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Colts will announce Mack’s participation level and his status on the injury report for Sunday’s Week 3 contest against the Falcons. Mack’s presence on the field is a good indication that he could play Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates

DeSean Jackson (abdomen) will not suit up this week as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the news that Jackson is missing Sunday's contest and possibly the Week 4 game as well, Nelson Agholor and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside will get more looks at the wideout spot. In deeper leagues owners can also look to add Mack Hollins. Between the three, Agholor is worth adding now and Arcega-Whiteside would be more of a home run threat.

C.J. Board was a healthy scratch as he was inactive for Thursday's game against the Titans in which the Jaguars won by a 20-7 score.

Fantasy Impact: Board had a strong preseason for the Jaguars but has yet to see any action for the team this season as he has been inactive for all three games. Unless there are any injuries it will be hard for Board to see the field being so low on the depth chart.

Category: Game Recaps

The Titans defense gave up 20 points in the loss to the Jaguars in Week 3. The DST came away with six tackles and three passes defended.

Fantasy Impact: The Titans did not force any turnovers or sack rookie QB Gardner Minshew on Thursday. They will face a tougher test in Week 4 when they face Matt Ryan and the Falcons in Atlanta.

Category: Game Recaps

Tajae Sharpe brought in two of three targets for 70 yards in the Titans' 20-7 loss to the Jaguars on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Sharpe came away with a big 47-yard catch on Thursday showing his big play ability. Unfortunately, though, Sharpe plays in a ball-control offense and has only seen seven total targets over three games and can be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps

Cairo Santos made his one extra point attempt and did not attempt any field-goal tries as the Titans lost to the Jaguars on Thursday night by a 20-7 score.

Fantasy Impact: Santos had a quiet night as the Titans struggled to move the ball against the Jaguars defense. The veteran kicker is filling in while Ryan Succop is on the IR and is not worth owning in fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Jonnu Smith catches two passes on three targets for 20 yards on Thursday night as the Titans lost to the Jaguars by a 20-7 score.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is behind Delanie Walker on the tight end depth chart and Walker has been seeing the bulk of the work. Smith has seen just four targets over three games and can be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps

Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been sending harassing text messages to the unnamed source of a recent Sports Illustrated article that detailed his past unwanted sexual advances and nonpayment of services, according to a detailed report from Robert Klemko of In the report, Klemko adds that "On Thursday evening, Lisa J. Banks, a lawyer for the artist, sent a letter to the NFL seeking an end to what she termed conduct by Brown that is 'intimidating and threatening to our client, in violation of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.'" The NFL responded to the letter within the hour, arranging for a phone call between investigators and the attorneys for the woman, who is reportedly not seeking any financial compensation. Brown's attorney, Darren Heitner, was included in the group text but tells Klemko that he did not advise Brown to communicate with the woman. In the texts, Brown not only accuses the woman of making up her story to Sports Illustrated but posts pictures of her k (Source: Robert Klemko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk speculates that this could be the final straw that gets Brown suspended by either the Patriots or the NFL. The woman's attorney sees this is a clear violation of the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy that prohibits "stalking, harassment, or similar forms of intimidation." While Brown is already in hot water due to past allegations of sexual assault, those allegations are in the form of a civil lawsuit without much concrete evidence. This recent incident, while less damning that sexual assault allegations, comes with clear proof that it was Brown who sent the intimidating text messages. More information will undoubtedly become available on Friday, but it is entirely possible that Brown ends up with being placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List, suspended, or even released by the Patriots.

Adam Humphries brought in six of nine targets for 93 yards in the Titans' 20-7 loss to the Jaguars on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: After only seeing three targets over the first two games, Humphries was finally part of the offense on Thursday. If the 26-year-old receiver can consistently see this many targets he would be worth picking up by fantasy owners in PPR formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Dion Lewis rushed three times for 13 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in the Titans' Week 3 loss to the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Lewis has become an afterthought in the Titans offense with fellow back Derrick Henry getting most of the volume. Unless there is an injury, Lewis does not see the ball enough to be owned in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

A.J. Brown caught 1-of-5 targets for four yards in the Titans' Week 3 loss to the Jaguars by a 20-7 score.

Fantasy Impact: Brown did not look as good as he did in his first two games of the season. That could be contributed to the knee injury he suffered in Week 2 that caused him to be a limited participant in Monday's practice. Brown has plenty of talent and could break out at some point this season.

Category: Game Recaps