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Aaron Jones may experienced a decreased workload, according to coach Matt LaFleur. (Source: Ryan Wood on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: LaFleur said that the team "would like to even out those touches a little bit" between Jones and Jamaal Williams. His comments come at the heels of a career day for Jones last weekend, where he torched the Vikings for 150 yards and a touchdown. Jones averages 4.3 YPC to Williams's 2.0, so LaFleur's doesn't have much statistical backing in this change. That said, the Packers may be trying to keep Jones fresh and healthy for the entire season and a potential playoff push.

Category: Rumors


Keenan Allen (knee) was a limited participant in the Chargers' practice on Wednesday. (Source: Eric Williams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen was on the field for 59 of the Chargers' 65 offensive snaps in Week 2, so it's safe to assume that his limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related.

Category: Injury Updates


DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. (Source: Aaron Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins was on the field for 94 percent of the Texans' snaps in Week 2, so it's safe to assume Hopkins's limited participation is just the team monitoring his practice reps for maintenance.

Category: Injury Updates


Kyle Allen is trending towards being the starter Sunday against Arizona with Cam Newton (foot) still working to recover. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although the UDFA has a softer opponent in Arizona this upcoming weekend, this still has to be considered a downgrade for any piece of this Carolina offense. Christian McCaffrey should get all the touches he can handle in this one.

Category: Rumors


Updating a previous item, David Njoku suffered a broken wrist during Monday Night Football against the New York Jets. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The broken wrist is expected to keep him sidelined for at least a month. He is still seeking additional opinions to ascertain whether or not surgery is necessary. We will have a more complete picture of the length of his absence once he receives the medical advice.

Category: Injury Updates


Jameis Winston was listed as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and is expected to play this Sunday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Listed with a foot injury, Jameis Winston is still expected to play this weekend. It is never positive news when a struggling quarterback pops up on the injury report, but owners who were prepared to start him once again in Week 3 can now do so without trepidation.

Category: Injury Updates


Devin Singletary missed Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. (Source: Buffalo Bills PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Devin Singletary has been sparingly used by the Buffalo Bills. He has 127 rushing yards on just 10 carries (12.7 yards per carry). Veteran Frank Gore has recorded 30 carries for 88 rushing yards (2.9 ypc). If he is forced to miss time Frank Gore will continue to handle the bulk of the touches in the Bills backfield.

Category: Injury Updates


Vance McDonald was limited in Wednesday practice with a back injury. (Source: Steelers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Vance McDonald was limited, but unlike with the James Conner situation where there is genuine concern about his Week 3 availability or workload, Vance should be good to go. McDonald caught four of his seven receptions from Mason Rudolph in Week 2. Two of them were touchdown receptions. While his yardage upside will be limited to what he can create after the catch with Rudolph under center, he could see an increase in target share going forward.

Category: Injury Updates


New Orleans Saints receiver Keith Kirkwood was placed on IR after suffering an injury in pre-game warmups for the Saints Week 2 meeting with the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: NOLA.com)

Fantasy Impact: With Tre'Quan Smith also limited the Saints have promoted Lil'Jordan Humphrey from the practice squad. Kirkwood's absence will not have much of an impact as the receiver logged just 12 Week 1 snaps (18.2 percent). That void could be filled by Lil'Jordan Humphrey, an impressive on tape, big-bodied receiver who struggled mightily at the NFL combine. He is a name to monitor in deeper leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Philadelphia Eagles star receiver Alshon Jeffery did not participate in Wednesday's walkthrough. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeffery is in danger of missing this weekends contest against the the Detroit Lions. The Eagles decided to skip putting on pads on Wednesday due to the sheer amount of injures the team is currently dealing with. Alshon is considered day-to-day, but owners should be making other plans for this weekend. Nelson Agholor and JJ Arcega-Whiteside will soak up the snaps if Alshon joins DeSean Jackson on the sidelines this Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Tom Brady was listed as limited in Wednesday practice with a minor calf injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is surprising news, but a limited participation tag should be viewed as good news. If the injury were of the severe variety it is likely Brady would have been held out completely. Regardless this is a situation to closely monitor as the week progresses. Any missed game action would result in a severe downgrade for the entire Patriots offense.

Category: Injury Updates


Josh Jacobs popped up on the injury report with a groin injury on Monday and has indeed been limited by the ailment in Wednesday's practice. (Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: All eyes will be trained here as fantasy owners and Raiders fans hold their breath as they await further updates as the week progresses. Josh Jacobs has been impressive as a rookie and currently ranks fourth in the league with 184 rushing yards. Barring any further updates Jacobs should be expected to play in Week 3. If he cannot suit up Jalen Richard and Dwayne Washington would be called upon to see expanded roles.

Category: Injury Updates


T.Y. Hilton gets in limited practice on Wednesday due to a quad issue. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: T.Y. Hilton has been better than expected with Jacoby Brissett under center. A limited designation suggests that he may just be dealing with a minor ailment that will not prevent him from playing the Falcons on Sunday. This is a situation to monitor as Hilton's absence could spell disaster for the Colts running game and the rest of the offense. No other Colts receiver has more than five total targets on the season. Of the Colts healthy receivers Zach Pascal and Chester Rogers have seen the most snaps behind Hilton.

Category: Injury Updates


Marlon Mack did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to a calf injury. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is no news on the severity of the injury, but Mack seeing any DNP's is concerning for both fantasy owners and Colts fans. Mack is third in the league with 225 rushing yards. Jordan Wilkins (86 yards on six touches in Week 2) and Nyheim Hines (eight touches in Week 1) are worth a speculative add in the event the calf injury forces Mack to miss game action.

Category: Injury Updates


LeSean McCoy who was set to give it a go Wednesday missed the start of practice. (Source: Adam Teicher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Damien Williams nursing an injury of his own, LeSean McCoy is set for a big role this weekend if he can suit up. He is expected to play, but if he misses more practice time this week it could mean both Darwin Thompson and Darrell Williams see expanded roles this weekend. Both players are talented backs who should be added if McCoy continues to miss practice as the week progresses.

Category: Injury Updates


Baltimore Ravens stud tight end Mark Andrews missed Wednesday's practice with a foot injury. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While there are no specific details regarding the foot injury that has kept Andrews sidelined through Wednesday's practice, this is still concerning news. Andrews has been on fire to open the season and leads all tight ends with 110 receiving yards per game and a 27 percent target share. If he were to miss Sunday's game against the Chiefs it would open up a massive opportunity for number two receiving tight end Hayden Hurst.

Category: Injury Updates


Damien Williams did not practice Wednesday after injuring his knee in Sunday’s matchup with the Oakland Raiders, BJ Kissel reports. (Source: BJ Kissel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams exited Sunday’s contest early and did not return. His outlook is trending down for a Week 3 matchup with Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. With LeSean McCoy (ankle) dealing with injuries of his own, rookie Darwin Thompson could be in for an expanded role and needs to be rostered in all formats.

Category: Injury Updates


The Saints will not place Drew Brees on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport reports. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The move indicates Brees will most likely be good to go within eight weeks while rehabbing from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his thumb. Teddy Bridgewater will hold down quarterback duties in the interim with jack-of-all-trades Taysom Hill backing him up.

Category: Injury Updates


James Conner stated today that he is going to play this week as the Steelers take on the 49ers. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners should look to see if Conner practices on Friday. It is believed that Conner will sit out of today’s practice session. If Jaylen Samuels is available on waivers make sure he is owned. Even if Conner plays, San Francisco has not allowed a running back to rack up more than 100 yards through the first two games this year. Proceed with caution as the Steelers could see more defenders pressuring Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh backfield.


Cam Newton was still seen a walking boot as of this morning. Expect an update from the team on Newton’s status soon. His mid-foot sprain may keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Newton has gotten off to a slow start and been fairly disappointing for fantasy owners. If he is unable to practice on Friday owners should brace for Kyle Allen to be under center this Sunday. Allen starting would be a downgrade for both Curtis Samuel and DJ Moore. Greg Olsen and Christian McCaffrey would still be great starting options in most leagues.