Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) and RB Bobby Rainey are expected to split carries in Week 3 and in the near future.
Huddle Up: Rainey looked good last week in relief of Martin, who has struggled even when healthy thus far this season. It's likely to be a jobshare while Martin is nicked, with Rainey playing well enough to keep it a jobshare the rest of the season.
Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz had three drops in Week 2 after demanding to see the ball more before the game. He vowed to get better moving forward.
Huddle Up: Maybe the Giants should demand that Cruz catch the ball better? The new-look Giants offense is still a work in progress, as is Cruz's role in said offense.
Lamar Miller - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (ankle) was not on the team's injury report Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: This is notable, and good news, because Miller needs to pick up the slack left by Knowshon Moreno's absence. A healthy Miller likely means a heavily-loaded Miller this weekend.
Giovani Bernard - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is on pace for 328 carries, while rookie RB Jeremy Hill is ticketed for 152 for a total of 480. That would be the most by two Bengals backs in a single season, shattering the previous record of 405, set in 2000. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson isn't estimating how many carries each will get on a given day, and said Wednesday, Sept. 17, that is varies from series to series. He calls plays on the sidelines rather than up in the booth so he can sense the ebb and flow of the game. 'It's the way things unfold. But Gio is the starting tailback on this football team. So at the end of the day, he's going to get some chances that maybe everybody else doesn't get until he proves he can't or the other guy proves that he's better,' Jackson said.
Huddle Up: No surprises here, not even Jackson's backfield tandem being on pace to set records for usage. You knew Hue wanted to run the ball, you knew Gio would be the lead guy, and you hoped Hill would prove up to handling his share of the load; thus far all have proven true.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Palmer is dealing with a nerve issue that is expected to keep him out of action for an as-yet undetermined length of time. Drew Stanton will fill in while Palmer is out, which does nick the fantasy value of Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald going forward--more so Floyd than Fitz, at least based on last week's targets.
Andre Ellington - RB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Expect this to be the plan going forward for the Cardinals: resting Ellington's injured foot during the week and hoping he can continue to give them 20 or so touches on game day without losing the explosiveness that makes him so effective.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis - RB - Free Agent
Several clubs have reportedly reached out to free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Bengals), who is still in the process of rehab after suffering a hip injury in the preseason.
Huddle Up: BJGE is a veteran running back who could fit into a variety of systems, but it's unlikely he would land with a team where he would have significant fantasy value.
Jonathan Dwyer - RB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer has been deactivated from all team activities Wednesday, Sept. 17. The team was made aware of allegations by the Phoenix police and are cooperating fully with authorities. The team plans to closely monitor the situation as it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available.
Huddle Up: Stepfan Taylor will take over as Arizona's No. 2 back for now. He has some fantasy upside considering Andre Ellington is playing through a foot injury. Ellington owners in 12-14 team leagues should add Taylor as insurance.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton is in line to start his second straight game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 with QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) sidelined.
Huddle Up: Stanton played pretty well against the Giants. However, he doesn't possess the same arm strength as Palmer to get the ball down the field to his wide receivers. The 49ers secondary can be exploited but Stanton is no better than a low-end QB2 this week.
Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (back) was added to the injury report and was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: The injury isn't believed to be serious but check back on Thursday just to be safe. Edelman is a strong WR2 this week against the Raiders.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Huddle Up: The rookie will sit out a second straight game, leaving the bulk of the TE targets for Brandon Myers.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) is believed to be improving steadily, and the team likes the quarterbacks on their roster, so they will not be looking to add a QB from outside the organization.
Huddle Up: Good news in the sense that the Cards must feel Palmer's return isn't too far off, but nerve injuries can be tricky and slower in healing so have patience and a clear backup plan if you're waiting on the veteran QB.
A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) sat out practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but will try to practice Thursday, Sept. 18. He said he hopes to be able to play Week 3. He said his injury is like turf toe but not as bad. He is not worried about the injury lingering.
Huddle Up: Green's fantasy owners are certainly banking on the WR being right as the injury from last week did flare up early in the game last Sunday and resulted in a zero in the fantasy-points column. Definitely monitor how things go Thursday and Friday.
Vontaze Burfict - LB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict was diagnosed with a concussion Wednesday, Sept. 17, and did not participate in practice.
Huddle Up: This is really a lingering issue from Week 1, and even though the LB was able to play last Sunday, he's likely going to have sit out Week 3 to shake the symptoms. It even makes more sense considering Cincy has a bye in Week 4.
Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) did not undergo an MRI for a hamstring injury, and does not believe he tore his hamstring. Decker believes he suffered an aggravation of a training camp injury.
Huddle Up: Decker didn't practice Wednesday and his fantasy owners are going to have to hope he can get on field later in the week to have a decent shot at playing Monday night.
Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) underwent surgery to place two screws in his broken hand, according to head coach Sean Payton. Ingram will not play in Week 3, but the injury is not believed to be a long-term injury.
Huddle Up: A month's absence is what's generally being forecast for Ingram. In the meantime, of course, it means a bump in value for both Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson.
Odell Beckham Jr. - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and coach Tom Coughlin was non-committal about the rookie's status for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Sadly nothing new here for the first-round pick.
Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday Sept. 17, as he is dealing with a cold.
Huddle Up: Yeah, definitely nothing serious as reported earlier.
Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is dealing with tightness in his back, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Garrett said the team hopes Romo will be able to practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: There certainly will be minor bumps in the road for Romo coming off a pair of back procedures, but of bigger concern right now for Romo's owners is the suddenly run-heavy approach for the Cowboys, who have exactly as many rushing attempts as passing attempts (66) through the first 2 weeks of the season.
Jordan Cameron - TE - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: The stud TE missed Week 2 and will need to keep progressing in practice this week to make a Week 3 return. Stay tuned ...
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