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The Denver Broncos are placing DE DeMarcus Walker on short-term IR with a calf injury. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Walker is eligible to return Week 6. With injuries to A.J. Bouye, Von Miller, and Mark Barron, this Denver defense is starting to get pretty thin. They have a tough matchup this week at home against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Fantasy managers might want to check the waiver wire for a streamer if Denver is your D/ST.

Category: Injury Updates


The Denver Broncos are placing LB Mark Barron on short-term IR with a hamstring injury. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barron signed with the team in August and has yet to play a snap for the Broncos. When healthy, he is an athletic and versatile player, but Denver's D/ST won't have him back until at the earliest their Week 6 matchup against the Dolphins.

Category: Injury Updates


Veteran DE Jabaal Sheard is visiting with the Detroit Lions on Thursday. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Lions are looking to add some veteran help to a defense that has been terrible so far this season. Sheard started 12 games for the Colts last season and had 25 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Category: Transactions


The Philadelphia Eagles have promoted CB Trevor Williams to the active roster. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trevor Williams saw a few defensive snaps on Sunday against the Rams and was promoted to the active roster Thursday. Williams was added for depth when a roster spot opened up after the Eagles placed G Isaac Seumalo on IR this week.

Category: Transactions


Chicago Bears veteran DT John Jenkins suffered a ligament tear in his thumb Sunday against the Giants and will miss several weeks. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jenkins is part of a defense that has been top 12 in fantasy so far, but this is a big blow to a Chicago team that has been stingy against the run. Jenkins is a likely candidate for short-term IR. Fantasy managers should still be starting the Bears D/ST in all formats.

Category: Injury Updates


Malcolm Brown (finger) was sidelined for the Rams' practice on Wednesday. (Source: Sal Capaccio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cam Akers didn't practice either. Brown suffered a fractured finger in Week 2 but Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier this week that he's still expected to play in Week 3. A return to practice on Thursday would be a great sign for his availability agains the Bills this Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Per source, Jaguars WR D.J. Chark Jr. (chest/back) is “trending upward” ahead of Thursday night’s showdown with the Dolphins, however a final decision on his playing status won’t be made until closer to kickoff. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chark has logged limited practices Tuesday and Wednesday, but it sounds like he’s on the right side of playing Thursday night against the Dolphins. If for some reason Chark can’t play, Keelan Cole, Chris Conley, and Laviska Shenault Jr. could all see a slight increase in targets.

Category: Injury Updates


Cam Akers (ribs) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice. (Source: Sal Capaccio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Akers left Sunday's game against the Eagles after just three rushing attempts. He was diagnosed with "separated cartilage in his ribs", which sounds painful. Originally deemed day-to-day, Akers will likely have to practice at some point this week in order to play against the Bills this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates


Duke Johnson Jr. (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. (Source: Houston Texans on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Johnson was inactive for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Ravens due to an ankle injury. He was limited in practice on Wednesday. The 27-year-old will look to log a full practice during the week. Johnson will serve as the Texans RB2 behind starter David Johnson in Sunday's Week 3 contest against the Steelers.

Category: Injury Updates


Christian Kirk didn't practice Wednesday due to a groin injury. (Source: Arizona Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kirk is dealing with a groin injury and didn't practice on Wednesday. He has hauled in three receptions on nine targets for 57 yards across two games in 2020. Kirk will look to log in at least a limited practice within the next couple of days. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor the situation throughout the week.

Category: Injury Updates


Cole Beasley was on the injury report today with a hip and thumb injury and was unable to practice. (Source: Buffalo Bills PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beasley was not on the injury report for the first two weeks so this was a bit of a surprise. With the signing of Stefon Diggs, he has been fully regulated to the third wide receiver in Buffalo, behind Diggs and John Brown. He has seen a drop in targets with 7.1 in 2019 and 6.5 through his first two games of 2020. If he's able to suit up for Sunday's game against the Rams he would likely fall into the WR4 category, not someone you should be starting except for in very deep leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy (ribs) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. (Source: Aric DiLalla on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeudy is expected to serve as the Broncos' No. 1 wideout with Courtland Sutton (knee) now done for the season. Jeudy has 118 scoreless yards through two games and is worth betting on as a talent. His upside is capped with Jeff Driskell currently filling in for an injured Drew Lock, however.

Category: Injury Updates


Zack Moss popped up on the injury report Wednesday with a toe injury and was unable to practice. (Source: Buffalo Bills PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a surprise DNP for the rookie running back. He and Devin Singletary have been splitting carries so far this season, but if Moss is unable to suit up that would elevate Singeltary into high-end RB2 status. Keep an eye on Moss's practices over the next few days to get an idea of his availability for Sunday's home game against the Rams.

Category: Injury Updates


DeVante Parker (hamstring) was not listed on the Dolphins' final injury report leading up to a Thursday night tilt with the Jaguars. (Source: Dolphins.com)

Fantasy Impact: Parker has been nursing a minor hamstring injury this season but he'll be a full-go for Week 3. He has nine catches for 100 yards and a touchdown through two weeks.

Category: Injury Updates


Michael Thomas (ankle) would've been sidelined had the Saints practiced on Wednesday. (Source: Dan Graziano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The team didn't actually practice (since they played on Monday night) but they're still obligated to provide an injury report as an estimate of what players would've been able to do. It would ultimately be a major surprise if Thomas is able to suit up on Sunday night against the Packers. Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook are really the only fantasy-viable plays from this offense for Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates


Falcons All-Pro WR Julio Jones (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday. (Source: Vaughn McClure on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones tweaked his hamstring during Week 2’s game vs. the Cowboys and now he’s missing practice to start the week. The extent of the injury isn’t entirely known at this point, so it’ll be important to keep an eye on the practice reports for Thursday and Friday.

Category: Injury Updates


A.J. Brown (knee) was absent from Wednesday's practice. (Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He'll need to return by the end of the week to have a chance to play in Week 3 against the Vikings. It's a shame that Brown might not suit up as this is a glorious matchup for him. Corey Davis should be rostered everywhere in the interim.

Category: Injury Updates


JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) didn't practice on Wednesday. (Source: Pittsburgh Steelers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Neither did Diontae Johnson (toe). There isn't any concern over Smith-Schuster's availability for a Week 3 tilt with the Texans. He didn't practice last Wednesday either.

Category: Injury Updates


Diontae Johnson was absent from Wednesday's practice with a toe injury. (Source: Pittsburgh Steelers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't a concern at all. Johnson didn't practice last Wednesday either but was a full-go on Thursday. He'll be out there for a Week 3 showdown with the Houston Texans.

Category: Injury Updates


Will Fuller was not listed on the Texans' injury report on Wednesday. (Source: Aaron Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Interesting. This likely means that Fuller will be out there for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers. He showed such promising usage in Week 1 against the Chiefs but was shown getting his hamstring worked on during a Week 2 matchup with the Ravens. An official injury update was never given, but Fuller was in and out of the game. Pittsburgh is a brutal matchup in Week 3, so fantasy managers might want to find an alternative. The good news is Houston's schedule really opens up beginning in Week 4. Hope for a big Fuller season is not fully lost just yet.

Category: Injury Updates