John Brown - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Head coach Bruce Arians said Brown probably will not play in Week 3, so owners can keep him on the bench. JJ Nelson and Jaron Brown should continue to see bigger roles in the passing game and could be at least flex options this week against a banged-up Dallas Cowboys secondary.
Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Thomas was limited on Wednesday as a result of his hamstring ailment, but it doesn't look like it'll mess with his status come Sunday. Although he has a tough matchup on tap in Buffalo, Thomas should still maintain his WR2 value. Through two games, the 29-year-old has recorded 11 catches for 138 yards. As long as Trevor Siemian continues to play well, the touchdowns should come soon.
Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (non-injury related) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 21, one day after he was held out.
Huddle Up: Charles is just fine and has been rested on Wednesdays due to his age. Although he's the clear backup to C.J. Anderson, the former Kansas City Chief has managed to post some modest numbers thus far, logging 86 yards on 19 rushes. However, his services should be reserved for the deepest formats.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: The Titans may consider keeping Murray out for at least one game so he can rest his injured hamstring, so owners should look for an update later in the week. Derrick Henry would receive a majority of the carries if Murray is ruled out and could be a starter for fantasy owners even though he will be facing a solid Seattle Seahawks defense.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Hurns has become one of the starting receivers because of the injury to Allen Robinson and is coming off a solid Week 2 performance when he posted 82 yards and one touchdown. He will have a tough matchup in Week 3 and could be benched if owners have better options available.
Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (wrist) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Bortles increased his passing yards from Week 1 to Week 2 but threw two interceptions in the last game. He will be facing a tough Baltimore Ravens defense in Week 3 and should be avoided in all leagues.
Kendall Wright - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Kendall Wright (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Wright is off to somewhat of a slow start even with both Cameron Meredith and Kevin White sidelined for the year. He did catch seven passes for 69 yards last week, though, so don't completely disregard him as a flex consideration.
Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Howard has struggled through the first two games of his sophomore campaign. You can't really sit him, but expectations need to be tempered due to his struggles and the emergence of rookie Tarik Cohen.
Zach Miller - TE - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (non-injury related) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: This was probably simply a rest day for the Bears' tight end. He'll be on the field and is worth a look as a low-end TE1 to high-end TE2 after seeing 15 targets through the season's first couple outings.
Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Gore has been receiving days off during practice but will receive his usual workload this week against the Cleveland Browns. He has rushed for 88 yards and one touchdown in the first two games this season. Gore could be flex option in some leagues or could be on the bench if owners have better options.
Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger is off to a solid start to the season with 506 yards and four touchdowns but will be a risky option for owners because he struggles on the road. He will have a favorable matchup in Week 3 and could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Jesse James - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: James was able to return to the Week 2 game after suffering the injury, so he should have a good chance to play this week. He has been targeted 13 times in two games and is a red-zone target for the Steelers, but owners may be able to find better options for their lineups.
Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Bradford is shaping up to be a legitimate game-time decision. It would behoove Bradford owners to have a backup plan in place in case Bradford is sidelined again. That backup plan should not be Case Keenum.
Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Hogan should be active for the team's Week 3 game and likely will be in the starting lineup. He will be facing a banged-up Houston Texans secondary this week and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in most fantasy leagues.
Phillip Dorsett - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Dorsett has been limited over the last two days and may have a chance to play in Week 3. Dorsett posted solid numbers in the last game before he left with the injury. He could be a flex option if he plays this week, but owners could look for healthier options to use in their lineups.
Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Amendola will need to pass all of his concussion tests before he is cleared, so he may be a game-time decision. Amendola will have a solid role in the passing game when he returns, but owners may want to use other options this week.
Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: It appears Gronkowski is on track to play in Week 3, but owners should check on his status later in the week. Gronkowski is one of the best tight ends in the NFL when he is healthy and can be a starting option for owners but he does come with some risk.
Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quadriceps) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Nelson looks good to go for Week 3 after leaving early in Week 2. Randall Cobb's status if iffy right now, which make Nelson an even more attractive play. That being said, Nelson faces a Cincinnati Bengals defense that has been stingy against the pass so far in 2017. You don't want to sit Nelson, just lower expectations somewhat.
Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Forte will be part of a committee at running back this week, but he did receive most of the touches among the backs in Week 2. He will be facing a solid Miami Dolphins defense but could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues since he could have a role in the passing game.
Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Landry appears to be on track to play in Week 3 and should receive his regular workload against the New York Jets. He caught 13 passes for 78 yards in Week 2 and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.