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  • 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.

  • Danny Woodhead - RB - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    With injuries to both RB Ryan Mathews (knee) and Danny Woodhead (ankle/leg), RB Branden Oliver could see more playing time going forward with the San Diego Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Donald Brown isn't a full-workload kind of back, so with Ryan down at least a couple more weeks and Woodhead likely done for the season the Chargers will need someone to step up--and Oliver will get first crack at the gig.

  • Marvin Jones - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (foot) is expected to be healthy enough to return in Week 5 after the team's bye.

    Huddle Up: You may remember Jones from his 10 touchdowns a year ago. He'll have to battle Mohamed Sanu for wingman duties opposite AJ Green, so don't expect an immediate fantasy impact. But with the Cincy offense rolling, there is certainly upside to Jones going forward.

  • Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) was diagnosed with a right knee contusion. He did not return to the game.

    Huddle Up: Shocking, really, that the ├╝ber-brittle Stewart would suffer yet another injury in a game where he didn't have to fight DeAngelo Williams for touches. No word on if this latest malady will sideline him for any significant length of time.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants his representation to accelerate his trial date for child-abuse charges, with the goal of getting it set for 2014, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The broader goal will be to resolve the charges in time for Peterson to return to action for the Vikings this year. He would need to resolve the charges in a way that doesn't expose him to a potential suspension without pay under the personal-conduct policy.

    Huddle Up: Plenty of scuttlebutt about Peterson's future, with many opining that he's played his last game as a Viking. There's also word that his legal team wants to force the Vikings' hand by getting Peterson reinstated this season. From a strictly fantasy football perspective, only those banking on Matt Asiata aren't hoping for a quick resolution as to the availability of one of the league's elite backs.

  • Keenan Allen - WR - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) was able to play in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, but he managed just two catches for 17 yards and he was targeted just the two times.

    Huddle Up: That's three straight dogs for Allen. The first two can be attributed to difficult matchups, and the third a combination of an underrated Bills defense and Allen's groin injury. Assuming the injury isn't significant, Allen is an intriguing buy low candidate--or, conversely, launching one of the more impressive sophomore slump seasons in recent memory.

  • Nick Novak - PK - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak made a pair of field goals and he had two extra points in the Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills. He has made 23 straight successful field goal attempts, passing former PK Nate Kaeding for the second-longest streak in franchise history.

    Huddle Up: Novak has just about everything you could ask for in your fantasy kicker: late bye, no weather concerns, and a prolific offense in addition to his consistency. If he's on your league's waiver wire grab him now and forget about the kicking position for the next two months.

  • Nate Freese - PK - Detroit Lions
    Posted 9/22/14 9:15am ET

    Detroit Lions PK Nate Freese misfired on a 41-yard field goal attempt in the Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he is 0-for-4 from beyond 40 yards this season. Overall, he has converted three of his seven field goal attempts.

    Huddle Up: The Lions have already auditioned several kickers and are sure to bring in a few more this week. As for Freese, you have to hope he's renting in Detroit as failing to connect from beyond 40 will expedite his entry into the free agent pool.

  • Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/22/14 8:51am ET

    Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will take over as the team's starting quarterback in Week 4 after QB Matt Cassel (foot) suffered fractured bones in his foot in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Bridgewater will get the rest of 2014 to show the Vikings what he can do. If nothing else, Bridgewater's mobility in the pocket should give the struggling Minnesota offense a boost.

  • Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
    Posted 9/22/14 8:51am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said Sunday, Sept. 21, that QB Blake Bortles will start in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Jacksonville has mercifully sent Chad Henne to the bench in favor of Bortles. The rookie still has a ways to go but Bortles offers QB2 upside and gives the rest of the Jacksonville offensive players a fantasy boost.

  • Dennis Pitta - TE - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 9/22/14 1:11am ET

    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
    Posted 9/22/14 1:11am ET

    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.

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