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  • Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/16/14 12:23am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles had seven receptions for a career-high 152 yards in Week 2 against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 15. He also had four carries for 26 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Philly wanted to get Sproles the ball in space against the Indy LBs, and the plan worked to perfection with the RB averaging 21.7 yards per catch with a long gain of 57. He wound up easily outgaining starter LeSean McCoy (178-101) and will continue to have fantasy value as a RB2 or flex option, especially in PPR leagues, although this likely will turn out to be his best total-yardage game of the season.

  • Ahmad Bradshaw - RB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 9/16/14 12:23am ET

    Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 13 times for 70 yards and caught 5 passes for 26 yards and 2 TDs Monday, Sept. 15 in a 30-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Starter Trent Richardson had more touches (22-18) than Bradshaw but the latter continues to get more done with less, averaging 5.4 yards per rush (13-70) to Richardson's 3.8 (21-79) and had 4 more catches and 10 more receiving yards. He also scored the pair of TDs while Richardson fumbled twice, losing one. The bottom line is that Bradshaw is the Indy back you want, even if he continues getting slightly less work.

  • Roddy White - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/15/14 11:11pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White was listed as missing practice Monday, Sept. 15, due to a hamstring injury.

    Huddle Up: It's new issue for White, who has been dealing with a knee injury, and a short week for the Falcons, who host the Bucs on Thursday. See if White can get on the field Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/15/14 11:11pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) is dealing with a back issue, and head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Sept. 15, that the issue is 'ongoing.' Lynch will be monitored. His back tightened up in the Week 2 game against the San Diego Chargers.

    Huddle Up: This might help explain why Lynch only had 10 touches Sunday, and it's certainly something to monitor throughout the week.

  • Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/15/14 9:08pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) continues to seek treatment for a nerve injury in his right shoulder Monday, Sept. 15, and head coach Bruce Arians is concerned that Palmer's injury could lead to long-term damage. Palmer's status for Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers is undecided. Arians said Palmer could suit up against the Niners even if he doesn't practice all week.

    Huddle Up: The Cards and their pass-catchers could certainly use Palmer. Drew Stanton started but struggled in Week 2, completing less than 50 percent of his passes (14-of-29) and throwing for 167 yards in the 25-14 win over the Giants. Palmer's status doesn't sound overly promising, but see what develops this week.

  • Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/15/14 9:08pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has not been hit once on 63 dropbacks so far this season.

    Huddle Up: Pressure, as it is with most QBs, has been especially bothersome to Dalton. Still he's been kept clean and Dalton's responded with a 40-of-61 performance, 553 yards and a pair of TDs without a turnover against the Ravens and Falcons. Tougher tests loom, though, against the Patriots and Panthers after the team's Week 4 bye.

  • Tavon Austin - WR - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 9/15/14 9:08pm ET

    St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) is dealing with a mild knee sprain but has a chance to play Week 3, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

    Huddle Up: The second-year wideout is off to a slow pass-catching start with only 4 targets, 3 catches and 34 yards through 2 games, and is going to have to get healthy and show something before he belongs on the fantasy radar.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/15/14 8:53pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron's (shoulder) status for Week 3 is uncertain at this point, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The team will know more about his status Wednesday, Sept. 17.

    Huddle Up: Gary Barnidge filled in and caught all 4 of his targets for 41 yards in the win over the Saints, but Brian Hoyer and the Browns clearly could benefit from Cameron's athleticism. See what he's able to do in practice this week.

  • Ben Tate - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/15/14 8:53pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) likely will not be able to play Week 3, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

    Huddle Up: Rookies Terrance West (90 total yards, TD) and Isaiah Crowell (57 yards) stepped in ably Sunday, and their fantasy owners will again have them as starting options Week 3 against the Ravens.

  • A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/15/14 8:53pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) underwent an MRI on his injury, which came back negative. If he is not able to play Week 3, he should be ready after the team's Week 4 bye.

    Huddle Up: Reason says the looming bye likely will lead to the Bengals giving the standout WR an extra week of rest and recovery, but see what the tone coming out of Cincy is during the week.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/15/14 8:53pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), who is day-to-day with a shoulder sprain, said he plans to play in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source that has talked with Jackson. Head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson's playing status will be determined based on pain throughout the week.

    Huddle Up: It's no secret Jackson would love to square off against his former team, but he's going to have to demonstrate he's ready in the next 6 days. Stay tuned ...

  • Donald Brown - RB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/15/14 3:20pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown is likely to fill the void as the team's every-down running back with RB Ryan Mathews (knee) sidelined.

    Huddle Up: Brown will see 15-20 carries a game, depending on the flow. When the Chargers are behind and have to pass, Woodhead will be on the field more, just as he is when Mathews is healthy. Either way, Brown is going to have a big role while Mathews is out and deserves to be added in all leagues.

  • Chad Henne - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/15/14 3:20pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne is still the starting quarterback for now, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

    Huddle Up: No Jaguar offensive player has much fantasy value as long as Henne is the starting quarterback and the offensive line is in shambles. It's that simple.

  • Lamar Miller - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/15/14 3:20pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (ankle) left the Week 2 game against the Buffalo Bills in a walking boot Sunday, Sept. 14, and his status for Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs isn't known.

    Huddle Up: Knowshon Moreno is already out, so Miller would be the main back on Sunday. If he can't can't go, Damien Williams is next in line.

  • Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 9/15/14 1:30pm ET

    New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) is expected to miss roughly a month after injuring his hand in Week 2, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: It's a big blow to Ingram and the Saints. Ingram was finally starting to play well. Khiry Robinson will now see an expanded role in the Saints offense. He will be a hot waiver wire addition.

  • Ryan Mathews - RB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/15/14 1:27pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source. Mathews could miss four to five weeks, although he's hoping to return before that.

    Huddle Up: Donald Brown will replace Mathews and he should see roughly 15 touches a game. Brown is a high-priority waiver wire addition this week.

  • Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/15/14 1:27pm ET

    Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) isn't dealing with a fractured ankle, according to an MRI exam, and he doesn't think surgery is necessary. The best-case scenario for Griffin to recover from the injury is six to eight weeks, according to several surgeons.

    Huddle Up: Kirk Cousins will start for Washington in the meantime and could retain the job even when RG3 returns if he plays well. Cousin is a high-end QB2 with upside.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/15/14 1:27pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to play in Week 3 following his deactivation in Week 2, the team announced Monday, Sept. 15. He will participate in practice fully this week.

    Huddle Up: Peterson was activated on Monday and he'll start Sunday against the Saints. He obviously resumes his place as a Top 5 fantasy RB.

  • Matt Cassel - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/15/14 10:48am ET

    Despite throwing four interceptions in a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 14, Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel will remain the starter. "As I've said before, I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. "And I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook. Matt needs to play better. It's pretty obvious he needs to play better."

    Huddle Up: Cassel wasn't the only issue for the Vikings in the Week 2 loss, but if they are to be without Adrian Peterson for any length of time it would likely expedite the rebuilding process--in which case no reason for Teddy Bridgewater not to get some on the job experience.

  • Marques Colston - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 9/15/14 10:22am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston was held without a reception Sunday, Sept. 14. It was the first time he didn't record a catch in a game since 2008.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't all Joe Haden, who spent plenty of time trying to man up with Jimmy Graham. You know the Saints like to spread the ball around, but for Colston to go without a catch is highly disturbing.

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