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LB Kwon Alexander (hamstring) has been officially ruled out for Week 3 vs. Minnesota. (Source: pewterreport.com)

Fantasy Impact: Rookie LB Kendell Beckwith will likely fill in for Alexander in the middle and LB Adarius Glanton for Beckwith at the strongside. Beckwith should be in for a good game for fantasy owners.

Category: Injury Updates


The New Orleans Saints have ruled out rookie starting cornerback Marshon Lattimore (concussion) and veteran backup cornerback Sterling Moore (chest) for Sunday's game at the Carolina Panthers. (Source: espn.com)

Fantasy Impact: With both CB Latimore and CB Sterling out the Panthers can make this interesting if they decide to go pass heavy Sunday. FS Marcus Williams and CB P.J. Williams might be strong plays this weekend for fantasy owners.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has set their hearing date for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for October 2. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Now that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has set their hearing date for Oct. 2, Elliott will be able to play for at least the next two games. However, if the court rules in the league's favor, his suspension could begin as soon as Week 5. If Elliott is ultimately suspended, Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris will handle the Cowboys' RB duties in his absence.

Category: Rumors


Rex Burkhead (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Even though Burkhead is ruled out for Week 3 the injury does not look to be one that will keep him out for an extended period of time. Expect Dion Lewis to see an increase in touches on Sunday with Burkhead sitting the game out.

Category: Injury Updates


Alfred Blue (high-ankle sprain) returned to Texans’ practice Wednesday, but according to head coach Bill O’Brien, he is doubtful to suit up in Week3. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blue has yet to dress for a regular season game this year after injuring his ankle in late August and is behind both Lamar Miller and rookie D’Onta Forman on the Texans’ depth chart. Miller and Foreman will be the main RBs in the Houston backfield in Week 3 at New England.

Category: Injury Updates


New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) was removed from the Week 3 injury report. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Now that Beckham has been removed from the Week 3 injury report, the elite wideout is fully on track to play Sunday against the Eagles, which is outstanding news for his fantasy owners. In six career games versus the NFC East division rival Eagles, Beckham has shown up to play. He's compiled 41 receptions for 524 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 12.8 YPC. Despite a struggling Giants offense thus far in 2017, Beckham remains a must-start Fantasy option for Week 3. This could be his coming out party for the year.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told the media tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle) is a game-time decision for Week 3. (Source: Arond the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Even if Graham, who is a game-time call for Sunday's matchup against Tennessee, plays, the veteran TE could be limited, which doesn't bode well for his already grim fantasy value. Facing a Titans defense that is ranked 28th in fantasy production surrendered to TEs through two games in 2017 yielding a meager 2.8 FPPG, Graham is a risky fantasy option for Week 3.

Category: Injury Updates


Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has officially ruled out quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) for Week 3. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Bradford is out for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers. He felt pain in his knee at practice this week and will seek a second opinion on the injury from Dr. James Andrews. With Case Keenum under center for the Vikings once again in Week 3, temper expectations for Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and company.

Category: Injury Updates


Indianapolis Colts beat writer Zak Keefer is reporting running back Matt Jones was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Friday. (Source: Zak Keefer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Marlon Mack already ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Browns, the Colts had a void at running back in which they filled with Jones. While not appearing in a game as of yet in 2017, he'll more than likely be active for Week 3 in a limited role behind Frank Gore and Robert Turbin.

Category: Transactions


Danny Amendola, who missed Week 2's win over the Saints with a concussion, said he's "good to go" for Sunday's game against the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. "I feel really good. I had a strong week," Amendola said Friday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Amendola will definitely be playing on Sunday. With the injuries to the Patriots wide receiver corp, he could be in line for a good amount of targets. Fantasy owners may want to have a backup plan in case Amendola does end up inactive.

Category: Injury Updates


John Ross (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. (Source: Paul Dehner Jr on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ross tweaked his knee on Thursday and is scheduled to receive an MRI. Fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on updates on the status of his injury. Tyler Boyd should see an increase in targets with Ross out.

Category: Injury Updates


Evan Engram is listed as questionable for New York's Week 3 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles because of a concussion he suffered in Week 2's Monday night loss to the Detroit Lions. (Source: Jordan Raanan, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It does not sound like Engram's concussion is of the severe variety that could sideline him for an extended period of time, but with the NFL placing an emphasis on head injuries and the Giants having a short week after a Monday night game, it would not be surprising to see the young tight end sit out this week. Monitor his status leading up to kickoff on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Rob Gronkowski (groin) told reporters Friday that he is good to go for Sunday's contest against the Texans, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. "I'm ready," Gronkowski noted with reference to the Patriots' Week 3 home game against Houston. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ultimately Bill Belichick has the final say on whether or not Gronkowski goes on Sunday. But all signs point to the 28-year-old tight end being able to play. Fantasy owners may want to have a backup plan just in case.

Category: Injury Updates


Kamar Aiken (hip) has been a limited participant in practice all week, leading to the expected questionable tag.

Fantasy Impact: If able to play, Aiken is in line to be the number three wide receiver with Chester Rogers being inactive. If Aiken is unable to go, Quan Bray would most likely assume his role.


Randall Cobb (chest) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is a chance that Cobb does play on Sunday but fantasy owners may want to have a backup plan if the 27-year-old wide receiver is inactive. If Cobb can't go expect fellow receiver Geronimo Allison to get an increase in targets.

Category: Injury Updates


Chester Rogers (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Impact: Rogers has not seen much of the practice field since the second week of the preseason. In his absence, Kamar Aiken has taken over the number three wide receiver duties.


Jordy Nelson (quad) logged another full practice Friday but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Nelson has been practicing is a positive sign that the 32-year-old wide receiver will be playing on Sunday. Fantasy owners may want to have a backup plan just in case he does not play.

Category: Injury Updates


John Brown does not look likely to play in Week 3, with head coach Bruce Arians saying Friday, "I have to see him run before I can get encouraged," according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. (Source: Josh Weinfuss, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It is sounding like Brown will need at least another week to recover from a lingering quad injury, and he could very well need longer than that. With Week 3 being a Monday night game for the Cardinals, even if Brown does play it will likely be too late for fantasy owners to get him in their lineups. Expect to be without Brown for at least one more week.

Category: Injury Updates


Tyler Eifert (knee/back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. (Source: Geoff Hobson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It does not look like the knee issue with Eifert will be long-term and he could be back in action as early as next week. Tyler Kroft is next in line on the Bengals' depth chart, but C.J. Uzomah seems like the best bet among Bengals tight ends to make a fantasy impact in Eifert's absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Marlon Mack out for Week 3

Fri, Sep 22nd 2:52pm EDT
By Mike Tagliere

IND

Fox reporter Dave Griffiths is reporting that Marlon Mack will be inactive for the game against the Browns in Week 3. (Source: Dave Griffiths on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a promising start to his career where he scored two touchdowns, Mack took a step back in Week 2 where he actually lost three yards on six carries. His shoulder is what's limiting him from practicing and ultimately forcing him to miss this game. Mack is simply a handcuff to Frank Gore at this point, who could have more value if Andrew Luck ever comes back. Considering we have no idea when that will be, Mack belongs on waivers in standard leagues.

Category: Injury Updates