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  • Geno Smith - QB - New York Jets
    Posted 9/23/14 12:44am ET

    New York Jets QB Geno Smith was 26-of-43 for 316 yards, a TD and two interceptions Monday, Sept 22 in a 27-18 loss to the visiting Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Smith had his second career 300-yard game, but turnovers continue to dog the second-year QB as he was victimized for an ugly pick-six on the opening possession of game and later was intercepted in the end zone. He now has thrown four picks and lost a fumble in 3 games -- not exactly promising stats with veteran Michael Vick looming behind him on the depth chart.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/23/14 12:44am ET

    Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett caught 5 passes for 54 yards and 2 TDs Monday, Sept. 22 in the team's 27-19 win over the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Bennett, who already had 15 catches for 107 yards and two TDs entering the contest, doubled his TD total on a night he was targeted eight times. He's now scored in all 3 games and has been getting extra looks with starting WRs Bandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery banged up. Lock him into your starting lineup and ride him while he's hot.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/22/14 10:51pm ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker left the team's Week 3 game Monday, Sept. 22, after re-aggravating a hamstring injury and is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Decker gave it a go but didn't last a half, re-aggravating the injury in the second quarter and hadn't returned as of late in the third quarter. He caught his only target for 19 yards, while Jeremy Kerley took over as Geno Smith's top target, hauling in a 19-yard scoring pass in the second quarter.

  • James Harrison - LB - Free Agent
    Posted 9/22/14 10:44pm ET

    The Pittsburgh Steelers will sign free-agent LB James Harrison (Bengals) in the next few days, according to multiple reports.

    Huddle Up: A blast from the IDP past here as the 36-year-old LB will put his retirement on hold and return to the Steel City with Pittsburgh having lost LBs Jarvis Jones (wrist) and Ryan Shazier (MCL sprain) to injuries in Sunday night's win in Carolina. It's hard to envision much more than spot duty, however, for the vet who played last season in Cincy.

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/22/14 10:36pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall went to the locker room after injuring his ankle in the second quarter of the team's Week 3 game Monday, Sept. 22, but returned to open the second half.

    Huddle Up: Marshall, who already was playing with a sore ankle, appeared take a blow to his lower leg after being caught up in traffic on a running play. He was targeted three times in the opening half but did not catch a pass.

  • EJ Manuel - QB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 9/22/14 10:36pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel struggled with deeper passes in Week 3, completing just three of his 12 attempts. He didn't have a completion for more than 16 yards. Prior to Week 3, just 17 percent of Manuel's pass attempts had traveled more than 10 yards.

    Huddle Up: Despite his struggles, Manuel had his best passing-yards outing (238) of the season Sunday and still ranks as a high-end QB2 (13th with 54 fantasy points) coming out of the weekend. The bottom line is that Manuel might be a better fantasy QB than real-life one at this point.

  • Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/22/14 7:55pm ET

    Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (ankle) are both active for the Week 3 game against the New York Jets. Both were questionable for the game.

    Huddle Up: It's a juicy matchup against a depleted Jets secondary tonight, and Marshall is hoping to follow up his three-TD Week 2 outing in San Fran while Jeffery is looking for his first scoring grab of the season after being limited in a 3-47 outing against the Niners.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/22/14 7:55pm ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Go ahead and roll with Decker who leads the Jets in all major receiving categories and provides a major boost for those starting QB Geno Smith.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/22/14 7:20pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 22. The team participated in a jog-through Monday.

    Huddle Up: Jackson was targeted a healthy 11 times Sunday and had a 5-117-1 outing vs. old team in Philly and seemed to emerge from the contest no worse for wear so expect him to be a full-go Thursday night.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/22/14 7:20pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 22. The team participated in a jog-though Monday.

    Huddle Up: Reed has missed the last 2 games, and it might be tough for him to get ready on a short week. In short, it looks to be another week of Niles Paul unless we hear otherwise.

  • Danny Woodhead - RB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/22/14 7:06pm ET

    San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (leg) will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list after he suffered a broken fibula during the team's Week 3 game.

    Huddle Up: Donald Brown will now be the bell cow until Ryan Mathews returns. Once Mathews is back, Brown will take over Woodhead's pass catching role in San Diego's backfield.

  • Dennis Pitta - TE - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) also has a fracture in his right hip, according to a source. Pitta will likely undergo surgery for the dislocated and fractured hip.

    Huddle Up: Pitta will miss the rest of the 2014 season. Owen Daniels is now the Ravens starting tight end. He's nothing more than a middling TE2, although his value increases in TD heavy leagues.

  • Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 22. He did not play Week 3 with a knee injury.

    Huddle Up: Martin should return this week against Pittsburgh. Although, if the Bucaneers offensive line doesn't start playing any better, it's going to be hard to trust Martin as a RB2 every week.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) could very well miss Week 4 with a severely sprained right knee. Stewart will not practice until Friday, Sept. 26 this week, which usually means a player isn't expected to play the following game.

    Huddle Up: It looks like Stewart has suffered another multi-week injury. The days of Stewart being a trusted fantasy player have passed. He simply can't stay on the field anymore.

  • Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/22/14 7:03pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) will undergo surgery for a sports hernia. He is expected to miss about six weeks.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph owners are in a bind with bye weeks coming up. The Vikings will roll with Rhett Ellison and MarQueis Gray but neither is a viable fantasy option right now. If you lost Rudolph, Niles Paul, Travis Kelce or Dwayne Allen are possible replacement options.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 9/22/14 6:54pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) will 'most likely' return to practice this week after sitting out in Week 3, according to head coach Andy Reid. Kansas City has an extra day off this week while preparing for their Week 4 matchup against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: Charles looks like he'll return to the lineup this week against New England, meaning Knile Davis is once again relegated to high-priced handcuff. Charles is a Top 3 fantasy play if healthy.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 9/22/14 6:51pm ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) said he felt good while working out before the game and expects to play in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Those owners holding out hope for Decker should wait to make sure he's active but it looks like he'll play. Decker will be a WR2 tonight against the Bears if he's in the lineup.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has underthrown his target 11 times in the last two games, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

    Huddle Up: Could be that Rodgers is unable to step into throws because of oncoming pressure, could just be coincidence; either way, Rodgers has thus far been a fantasy disappointment. He's also faced a couple defenses that have traditionally given him trouble, so there's no reason to think things won't turn around going forward--and that makes Rodgers an attractive buy-low candidate.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy had five of 11 carries Sunday, Sept. 21, go for no gain or negative yardage. Lacy acknowledged defenses may know how to contain him with a year's worth of tape on him now. 'That could be it,' Lacy said. 'But no matter what it is, it's still my job. I'm still supposed to be able to run the ball in and make sure - not every run is going to be 10 yards - but make sure we get something positive.'

    Huddle Up: Lacy has faced three of the better run defenses in the league, and while his schedule doesn't get a whole lot easier the toughest part is behind him. Expect Lacy's fantasy prospects to improve going forward

  • Rod Streater - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (foot) suffered a fractured foot during his team's 16-9 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 21. Streater was wearing a walking boot and was on crutches following the game.

    Huddle Up: Streater's expected absence opens the door for James Jones and Andre Holmes to get more looks in Oakland.

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