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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert will make his second consecutive start in place of Tyrod Taylor. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Anthony Lynn held steadfast in his assertion that Tyrod Taylor was still the starter, but that was before it was revealed that he had his lung punctured by a team doctor, and will be out indefinitely. It will be intersting to monitor how the NFLPA handles this in the offseason, as this mistake by the doctor has likely spelled the end of Taylor's career as anything more than a backup. Herbert was excellent in his NFL debut and looked more like the player many were giddy about in 2018, as opposed to the player who failed to make noticeable leaps in 2019. Give all of the Chargers offense a value boost as long as Herbert is under center.

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Miami Dolphins linebacker Elandon Roberts will be active for Thursday Night Football against the Jacksonville Jagaurs. (Source: Safid Deen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Roberts looked good for the Dolphins in Week 1, logging 76 percent of the snaps and recording four total tackles and a tackle for loss. His return will give the Dolphins a boost against the run.

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Miami Dolphins star cornerback Byron Jones has been ruled out for Thursday Night Football against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Source: Safid Deen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Byron Jones being ruled spells good news for the Jaguars passing game. D.J. Chark is dealing with a chest injury, so it could be Keelan Cole, Chris Conley, and Laviska Shenault as the team's top three receivers. With Xavien Howard likely to spend time covering the teams hottest receiver in Cole, Conley and Shenault could be left to hog Gardner Minshew's targets.

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Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is dealing with an oblique injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game against the Bengals, according to a report from Paul Domowitch on Twitter. Cox did not practice Wednesday. (Source: Paul Domowitch on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cox missed practice on Wednesday, but he also missed practice last Wednesday in what was ultimately a rest day for the veteran, so eyebrows were not immediately raised. If Cox is unable to play on Sunday, Javon Hargrave, Malik Jackson, Hassan Ridgeway, and T.Y. McGill will likely rotate at defensive tackle for the Eagles.

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Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo has been ruled out for Thursday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins. (Source: John Shipley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Lambo ruled out the team is expected to turn to Brandon Wright for Week 3. Look elsewhere if you are looking for a streaming option.

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark is officially questionable for Thursday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins. (Source: John Shipley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chark was limited in practice this week with the injury, and it is fair to wonder if the Jaguars even feel that they will need their top receiver to beat Miami. Jacksonville is four deep at receiver, with Laviska Shenault set to see an expanded role if Chark misses time. We should receive word sometime tomorrow afternoon regarding the team's plans for Chark. Fantasy managers may want to get contingency options ready.

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The Broncos' have decided not to place QB Drew Lock after he sustained a shoulder injury in Week 2. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to James Palmer of NFL Network, the Broncos believe there is a chance Lock could return sooner than the three games that comes with IR. While it also wouldn't be surprising in he was forced to miss more than three games, they don't want to "eliminate the possibility" of him returning sooner. Jeff Driskel gets the start at QB in Week 3.

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