Josh McCown - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is undergoing a second test on the thumb injury he suffered in Week 3. He is expected to miss several weeks.
Huddle Up: Mike Glennon will now be the Bucs starter. He showed some flashes last season as a rookie and Glennon does have a couple of weapons at receiver in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. However, he's nothing more than a low-end QB2 right now on a struggling Tampa Bay offense.
Lamar Miller - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller said earlier this week that he is ready for the lead tailback role in Week 3, and with RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) out, he will get his chance. Miller is averaging a career-best 4.8 yards per carry through the first two games.'I'm looking forward to it,' Miller said. 'Every running back wants the ball in their hands.'
Huddle Up: Miller finally gets his chance to be Miami's lead back and the Dolphins have very little depth behind him until Moreno returns. Miller is a RB2/ flex play for Week 3.
Bernard Pierce - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) practiced in full despite being listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns. Pierce should play in the game.
Huddle Up: Pierce is expected to play but might not be 100 percent. He's nothing more than a flex play this week if he's in the lineup, especially with Justin Forsett around to steal touches if Pierce isn't at full health.
Maurice Jones-Drew - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (calf) is questionable for Week 3 against the New England Patriots, but it sounds as though he'll play.
Huddle Up: We probably won't know Jones-Drew's status until Sunday but either way he's a risky start. Look elsewhere for a starting running back until MJD shows something.
Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Rudolph, tied for the team lead in targets (12) and receptions (7), should be able to play, but his fantasy owners are going to need to double check his status Sunday morning to make sure.
Robert Woods - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods (ankle) is listed as probable, and he'll be available for Week 3 against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Woods, the Bills' second-leading receiver, has shown late-week improvement and will be available for starting consideration in deeper leagues.
Chris Johnson - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Johnson was limited all week but still should play Monday, but the bigger concern for his fantasy owners has to be the higher level of production shown by backfield mate Chris Ivory.
Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) was limited in practice again Friday, Sept. 19, and he is questionable for Week 3 against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: There's been nothing to suggest that Foster is any real danger of missing the game, but beware that his heavy workload -- a league-high 55 rushes through the first 2 games -- might already be taking a toll on the RB.
Cecil Shorts - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Allen Hurns (ankle) are both listed as probable for Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts. It will be Shorts' season debut after missing the preseason with a right hamstring injury. 'I think that we'll see how he feels but it went pretty good out there,' head coach Gus Bradley said. 'If everything goes good and we get the report (that he hasn't had a setback), then he'll start.'
Huddle Up: The Jags needed this turn of good news with fellow WR Marqise Lee and TE Marcedes Lewis already out for Sunday's game, but neither Shorts or Hurns are worthy of a high fantasy ranking this week given their lingering injury concerns and the overall lack of production for the Jags' offense so far.
Drew Stanton - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton will be the starting quarterback in the team's Week 3 game, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: There was some hope for a Carson Palmer comeback but that's on hold for another week. In the meantime, Michael Floyd's fantasy owners are hoping for a better fantasy connection between the QB and WR this Sunday as Floyd only had 1 catch for 19 yards in the Week 2 win over the Giants.
Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension has officially been reduced from 16 games to 10 games, according to the NFL and NFL Players Association.Gordon avoided an additional two-game suspension by pleading guilty to a driving while intoxicated charge in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 16. Gordon's guilty plea will not be disciplined under the new drug policy.
Huddle Up: At last, confirmation here following some scattershot reports -- unless, of course, Gordon manages to find more trouble in the meantime.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick will try to bounce back from a down Week 2 in which he caught only 2 of his 8 targets for 46 yards
Keenan Allen - WR - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) was in full gear during the portion of practice open to the media Friday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Good sign after the WR added to the injury report Thursday. Stay on top of the situation, however, throughout the weekend.
Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was practicing with the team for the second straight day Friday, Sept. 19, after missing practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a high ankle sprain. Charles, who's listed as questionable for Sunday's game, ran light patterns and caught passes with the receivers and running backs after warming up Friday. RB Knile Davis took the first snap of practice with the starting offense, but Charles took the next two snaps.
Huddle Up: Charles' chances were all but written off earlier in the week, but it looks now as if he just might have a shot at playing Sunday in Miami. Not the best of news for those who were banking on a full workload for Knile Davis, but see what develops over the next 40 hours or so.
DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Williams was back after missing practices Wednesday and Thursday, and it's shaping up to be a game-time decision -- not exactly optimal for fantasy owners as the Panthers don't play until Sunday night.
A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) said he feels good Friday, Sept. 19, and is ready to play in Week 3.
Huddle Up: An in-game re-aggravation is certainly at risk again here, but as one of fantasy's top WRs, Green's clearly a must-start if he's playing.
Ben Tate - RB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Huddle Up: That of course means another week with rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell shouldering the load. Last week vs. the Saints, West had 21 touches, 90 total yards and a TD, while Crowell had 12 for 57 and no TDs. Neither lost a fumble.
Jordan Cameron - TE - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Cameron was limited all week in practice, and it likely will come down to a game-time decision Sunday. Check in with the Huddle's Game-Day, Inactives and Weather report before kickoff.
DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson made steps in a 'positive direction,' however. Jackson went through individual drills in practice Friday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Jackson is dealing with a painful AC joint sprain, and it will likely come down to a Sunday-morning decision. The guess here is that he'll play vs. his former team, but we're a little less than 48 hours from knowing for sure.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out of Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: That means another green light for the owners of Niles Paul, who leads the team with 12 catches, 185 yards and a TD on 15 targets.
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