Dennis Pitta - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) suffered a dislocated hip in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns. He will have tests Monday, Sept. 22, to check for a possible fracture.
Huddle Up: Owen Daniels will be the Ravens starting tight end if Pitta misses time. Daniels is nothing more than a TE2 but he has more value in TD heavy leagues.
Danny Woodhead - RB - San Diego Chargers
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle, leg) suffered a severe high ankle sprain and fractured fibula in the Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills. A source said Sunday, Sept. 21, that season-ending surgery is likely.
Huddle Up: The Chargers will likely sign another RB this week but Donald Brown is in line for a heavy workload until Ryan Mathews returns. Brown is a strong RB2, then he'll take over Woodhead's pass catching role in San Diego's offense.
Jake Locker - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker remains the starting quarterback, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sunday, Sept. 21, that he never considered benching Locker despite a lopsided loss in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He said Locker is his quarterback, and the coach will be patient with him.
Huddle Up: Locker has been awful the last two weeks. If Tennessee's backup wasn't Charlie Whitehurst, Locker would be on a much shorter leash. He hasn't shown much so far in his NFL career.
Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) is questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Decker will be a game-time decision but the fact he plays Monday night makes him a risky start for fantasy owners this week. Decker would be a WR3 if he plays but owners need to have someone like Jeremy Kerley waiting in the wings if they roll the dice.
Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Marshall is expected to play but will be less than 100 percent against the Jets. However, he was less than 100 percent last week and still caught three touchdowns. Marshall is a WR1 as long as he's in the lineup.
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Jeffery is expected to play but will be less than 100 percent. He's still a WR1 against a suspect Jets secondary.
Darren McFadden - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active for Week 3.
Huddle Up: It's a good news, bad news scenario. It's great that McFadden will get most of the work but he's nothing more than a low-end flex option right now for fantasy owners in the Raiders struggling offense.
Vernon Davis - TE - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) could be a game-time decision for Week 3. Davis said he was encouraged with how he felt after some light running and catching drills Friday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: The 49ers play Arizona in the late game Sunday, so fantasy owners will need to have another option ready if Davis can't play. Derek Carrier would get the start in his place with Vance McDonald unlikely to suit up against Arizona.
Harry Douglas - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) had his MRI come back negative on the injured foot he suffered Thursday, Sept. 18. The team will not update his status until sometime next week.
Huddle Up: Looks like Douglas may avoid a serious foot injury and has extra time to recover from the Thursday night injury.
DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) is expected to be ready to play in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. His injury had been called a thigh injury, but he said Friday, Sept. 19, that he has been battling a hamstring issue. He took reps with the first-team offense Friday, and appears ready to go barring a setback.
Huddle Up: Officially a game-time decision, but the signs are positive. DeAngelo is a player you need to track during Sunday morning inactive announcements.
Knile Davis - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles (ankle) and Knile Davis split first-team reps in practice Friday, Sept. 19. Davis was the running back for the first snap of practice, and then Charles took the next two snaps. Officially, Charles was listed as a limited participant. He spent time running some light pass patterns and caugh passes with the rest of the team's receivers and backs.
Huddle Up: This is a dicey situation given the late afternoon game kickoff. It seems unlikely Charles would bounce back this quickly from what was called a high ankle sprain. And with a solid replacement like Knile Davis, why push him. Hopefully fantasy owners will get some clear signals Sunday morning on whether Davis will be the workhorse or not. In DFS play, Knile's status this week of a good value play is slipping.
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.
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