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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the New England Patriots have re-signed WR Corey Coleman to their practice squad. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A day following his release by the Patriots to make room for Josh Gordon, the Patriots have brought back Coleman as a practice squad asset. A former first-round pick, Coleman will avoid playing for his third team in two months and settle back in with New England. He'll have zero immediate fantasy value but is worth monitoring as the year progresses, especially if their wide receiver corps suffers any setbacks or injuries.


Robert Kelley has been placed on injured reserve after injuring his toe on Sunday against the Colts. He must stay on the IR for at least eight games. (Source: John Keim on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The loss of Kelley moves Samaje Perine into the backup role for early-down work behind Adrian Peterson with Chris Thompson working as a change of pace and passing down back. Kelley can be dropped if he was lurking at the end of your bench.


The Bengals have signed RB Thomas Rawls and waived Tra Carson. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rawls could be in the mix for a few carries right away as a backup to Giovani Bernard while Joe Mixon (knee) is out for 2-4 weeks. Rawls will battle for backup carries with rookie Mark Walton. Rawls averaged just 2.7 YPC in 12 games with the Seahawks last season. He can remain on the waiver wire except in the deepest of leagues.


Free agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews is signing with the Philadelphia Eagles and should play in the team's Week 3 matchup against the Colts, Jordan Shultz of Yahoo Sports reports. In a corresponding move, the team placed wide receiver Mike Wallace on injured reserve. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Matthews met with the Eagles yesterday, and the match made sense for both sides as long as the receiver's injured hamstring was healthy enough to pass a physical. The Eagles are the team that drafted Matthews, and he knows their offensive system and has a great relationship with quarterback Carson Wentz. How he fits into their offense remains to be seen. During his time in Philadelphia, Matthews operated primarily out of the slot, which is also where Nelso Agholor usually lines up. He is too risky to start in fantasy this week, but he is worth a stash in deeper leagues.


Wide receiver DeAndre Carter was waived by the Eagles on Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the team promoted running back Josh Adams from the practice squad. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles are already very thin at wide receiver, so waiving Carter seems like an odd move. That being said, running back Darren Sproles is out with a hamstring injury and Jay Ajayi left last week's game with a back injury, so they are also banged up at the running back position. Carter caught one pass for 10 yards in two games with the Eagles this season.


Eagles practice squad running back Josh Adams is being promoted to the active roster, according to Jeff McLane of Philly.com. No corresponding roster move has been announced. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles are banged up at running back, with Darren Sproles missing Week 2's matchup against the Buccaneers with a hamstring injury and Jay Ajayi leaving the game with a back injury. The promotion of Adams could mean that one or both could also be out for Week 3, leaving Adams, Corey Clement, and Wendell Smallwood as the only healthy options in the backfield.


Sam Ficken signs with Rams

Tue, Sep 18th 9:18am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

The Rams have signed Sam Ficken to replace the injured Greg Zuerlein. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zuerlein will miss at least a couple of weeks according to the team, so Ficken will again be called upon to fill in for the ailing kicker. Los Angeles added Ficken to end the season last year while Zuerlein was dealing with injury. He is an interesting add given the Rams' high-powered offense, though there are likely streaming options with more of a track record available.


Breshad Perriman has signed with Washington. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perriman was the first of two former first-round pick signed by Washington Monday, as they also inked Michael Floyd to a new deal. Neither Perriman or Floyd are likely to be much of a factor in Washington, but it would indicate that the team isn't happy with their current wide receiving corps. They were also tied to Josh Gordon before he was ultimately traded to the Patriots.


Michael Floyd has signed with Washington. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Floyd was cut by the Saints prior to the start of the season. The former first-round pick has made the rounds of late, but he's been unable to latch on with a team. Despite his pedigree, he's unlikely to make much of a difference for real or fantasy purposes. It is interesting to see that Washington isn't happy with their current group of wide receivers, as they've also recently added former first-round pick Breshad Perriman.


Josh Gordon has been traded to the New England Patriots. The Patriots will send the Browns a 2019 fifth-round pick and get back a 2019 seventh-round pick if he is not active for 10 games. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As rumored earlier today, the Patriots quickly became a frontrunner to acquire Gordon. The team was lacking a vertical threat with the departure of Brandin Cooks this offseason and Gordon will fill that role immediately. While it seems like a best case scenario, it still typically takes a little time for receivers to get acclimated to a new playbook and surroundings. Gordon clearly is talented and Brady would easily be the best quarterback he's ever played with. Expect offensive coordinate Josh McDaniels to make the most out of Gordon, but it may take some time. Both Gordon and Brady should see an uptick in fantasy production.


The Vikings have waived kicker Daniel Carlson. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just like that, Carlson has been replaced by Dan Bailey and loses fantasy relevance after his awful weekend for the Vikings. Such is the life of kickers, as Carlson can now be discarded by owners.


The Vikings are expected to sign Dan Bailey. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The team waived former kicker Dan Carlson after his disastrous weekend. Bailey was formerly the most accurate kicker in the game prior to struggling to return from a groin injury, which resulted in the Cowboys cutting him prior to the start of the season. He'll get another shot, and he immediately becomes fantasy relevant given his history and the team he'll be suiting up for.


Aldrick Robinson has signed with the Vikings. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport indicates that the move is merely to add depth in the passing game for Minnesota. There's is certainly a prolific offense, as showcased against the Packers Week 2, but he will be behind at least Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Laquon Treadwell.


Greg Joseph signed by Browns

Mon, Sep 17th 2:11pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Greg Joseph has been signed to take over as the Browns kicker. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Joseph is an unsigned free agent rookie out of Florida Atlantic. He's not relevant at this point in 10 or 12-team leagues that still carry kickers.


Zane Gonzalez cut by Browns

Mon, Sep 17th 2:09pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

The Browns have parted ways with kicker Zane Gonzalez following his rough start to the new season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez missed a field goal the opening weekend and then proceeded to miss a pair of field goals and extra points against the Saints Week 2. As a result, he was sent packing in favor of unsigned rookie free agent Greg Joseph.


This is one of the weirder stories from the NFL this season. Vontae Davis reportedly changed into street clothes at halftime and left the stadium. (Source: Chris Mortensen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is really no fantasy impact here. The Bills defense will continue to be one to target in fantasy football all season