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  • Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 9/24/16 6:30pm ET

    New York Jets RB Bilal Powell has five carries and three catches through two games this season, but he said he will be ready to handle a bigger load whenever he is needed.

    Huddle Up: Veteran Matt Forte is off to an excellent start, and as long as he remains healthy and productive, Powell is simply a handcuff.

  • LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/24/16 6:05pm ET

    New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount ran 15 times for 92 yards and a touchdown in the second half against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 and 17 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns in the second half against the Houston Texans in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: As injuries force New England to play quarterback roulette, Blount has been a workhorse. He will be a borderline RB1 in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, but he might be a nice sell-high candidate before Tom Brady returns from suspension to revitalize the passing attack.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 9/24/16 5:32pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley said he feels like there are 12 men on the field when he runs because of the way opposing defenses are stacking the line of scrimmage.

    Huddle Up: Until the Rams can make opponents pay for stacking the line, it is going to remain tough sledding for Gurley. He is still a must-start in standard formats, but look elsewhere in DFS games.

  • Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/24/16 5:11pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR Dorial Green-Beckham will be a 'little more involved' in the offense and should see more targets moving forward, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

    Huddle Up: Green-Beckham's physical gifts are undeniable, and if he can start to realize his potential, he could be Philadelphia's No. 2 receiver by the end of the year. He is too risky to start at this point, but he should be stashed in all formats.

  • Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/24/16 3:50pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) has told people in and around the organization that he believes he can be ready to play when he is eligible to be activated from the Reserve/Injured list in eight weeks, according to sources. It is believed that it will take at least one month before doctors will be able to tell whether an expedited return for Peterson is possible.

    Huddle Up: Peterson will miss at least half of the season because of the injury, but owners should monitor the situation to see if he will be able to play in the last few games. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will share work while Peterson is out. McKinnon can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues, while Asiata can be a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 9/24/16 2:44pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is still considered questionable for Week 3, but the Bills are holding out hope that he will be able to play. His status will depend on how he feels during pregame warmups.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Watkins will be able to play. He would be a risky option if he is active because he may be limited by the injury. Owners in most leagues may want to consider other options for their starting lineup.

  • Willie Snead - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 9/24/16 1:27pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) was limited during practice Saturday, Sept. 24, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Snead will be a risky option for owners this week since he will be a game-time decision and plays on Monday Night Football. Owners may want to consider other options because there will not be many other options available Monday, Sept. 26, if he is ruled out.

  • Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 9/24/16 1:04pm ET

    Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said QB Trevor Siemian is still adjusting to the speed of the NFL but needs to make better decisions with the ball.

    Huddle Up: Siemian played better in Week 2 but still has only one touchdown and three interceptions in the first two games. Siemian should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most leagues and likely will remain on the bench for most of the season.

  • Willie Snead - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 9/24/16 12:26pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) said he will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 3 game. He hopes to play but indicated that head coach Sean Payton will decide on his status.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Snead will be able to play. He has started the season strong but will be a risky option in fantasy leagues since he plays on Monday Night Football. Owners may want to use other options in their lineups instead of hoping that Snead plays.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/24/16 12:06pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) fully participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 24, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Sanu likely will be one of the starting receivers for the Falcons this week and should see a decent amount of targets. He could be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in leagues because of the favorable matchup.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/24/16 12:05pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (calf) was limited during practice Saturday, Sept. 24, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Jones has said he will play against the New Orleans Saints this week, but owners will need to continue to monitor the situation. Jones will come with some risk but should be a starting candidate in all leagues if he is active.

  • Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/24/16 11:09am ET

    Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 and may be limited at best if he does play against the Oakland Raiders. 'We?ll see how I feel (Sunday) and go from there. It is getting better, it is just a nag. ? I have done this before, where I haven?t practiced all week and still went out there and had a great game. So I don?t think that will be an issue,' Walker said.

    Huddle Up: Owners should plan on being without Walker in Week 3 despite his mildly optimistic remarks, while the injury should take him off the DFS radar even if he does play. Anthony Fasano and Phillip Supernaw would see a bump in snaps if he sits out, but neither are worth a look in fantasy. It is much more likely Tajae Sharpe will benefit the most statistically, making him a high-upside WR3 this weekend.

  • Jacob Tamme - TE - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/24/16 10:04am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones only has 13 targets through two games this season after recording 204 last year, and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan doesn't appear interested in changing that approach anytime soon. Six Falcons have four or more receptions through the first two games, while TE Jacob Tamme has two more catches and three more targets than Jones. 'You really hope (Jones) is one-on-one, but it?s nice when he?s not and he?s got some bad looks, there?s a lot of other opportunities out there (for the other players). ? You don?t have to force it into tough looks. You can go where the coverage tells you. ? You might not have the same numbers for (Jones) and stuff, but I think the result ends up improving the offense,' Shanahan said.

    Huddle Up: Shanahan has a long history of feeding his top receiver, so this is quite the departure from the norm for him. As nice as he makes it sound, however, defenses are going to be content with the Falcons trying to beat them with Mohamed Sanu and Tamme as opposed to Jones, Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Even with a slightly reduced target share this season, Jones is still a weekly WR1.

  • Isaiah Crowell - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/24/16 9:47am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell 'looked more explosive than ever last week', according to ESPN's Pat McManamon, who went on to say he believes Crowell will remain 'the main guy' with Duke Johnson serving as the change-of-pace back.

    Huddle Up: Although Crowell ranks fifth in the league with 195 yards rushing, it's been well-documented how fluky most of those yards have been, as 40 of them came on three draw plays at the end of a blowout loss in Week 1 and 85 more came on a complete defensive bust last week. With Cody Kessler expected to lead the offense for the next two months, the entire offense is most likely doomed. Since he provides very little in the passing game, it is highly unlikely Crowell will be anything more than a middling flex in a few weeks.

  • Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 9/24/16 9:32am ET

    New York Jets RB Matt Forte is on pace for 472 touches this season, but head coach Todd Bowles is not among those worried about his 30-year-old holding up for the entire season. 'I don?t worry about who plays a lot and who doesn?t play a lot. Whoever?s got the hot hand plays. If we can ride somebody, we?ll ride him, whether it be a receiver, quarterback or running back. It really doesn?t matter,' Bowles said.

    Huddle Up: The Jets played last Thursday, affording Forte a few more days of rest than he would typically have following a 30-carry effort in Week 2. It should go without saying that Forte will not continue logging carries at this pace, but his contributions in the passing game should keep him in the RB1 discussion anyway. His owners should use this time to buy low on his handcuff, Bilal Powell.

  • Rashad Jennings - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/24/16 9:18am ET

    New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (hand) is continuing to work through his sprained left thumb and done enough to make offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan believe he'll be able to play through the injury in Week 3 versus the Washington Redskins. 'It?s something that?s not natural. He?s used to doing that without the cast. ? It?s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he?ll be able to make,' Sullivan said.

    Huddle Up: Sullivan did not reveal whether the injury played a role in Jennings' meager workload in Week 3 (13 carries for 27 yards). Shane Vereen (14 carries, 42 yards) was marginally better and even saw some work at the goal line, but he isn't the answer. Neither Jennings nor Vereen can considered anything better than flex plays in Week 3.

  • Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
    Posted 9/24/16 7:59am ET

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will play in Week 3's game against the San Diego Chargers, even though he is listed as questionable on the injury report, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. He was a full participant in practice Friday, Sept. 23, after practicing on a limited basis Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Luck has a very favorable matchup versus San Diego and should be viewed as a solid QB1 option in all formats. The Chargers have allowed 649 passing yards and four touchdowns through their first two contests.

  • Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 9/24/16 7:52am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (rib) will return to action Oct. 9, during Week 5's game against the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Doug Pederson. He has already been ruled out for Week 3's game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers and the club has a bye in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Brent Celek and Trey Burton will once again split time at tight end for the Eagles against Pittsburgh, with Burton possessing more upside and worth considering as a low-cost option in daily fantasy contests.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/24/16 7:22am ET

    Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said WR Julio Jones (calf) is expected to be available for Week 3's game against the New Orleans Saints, even though he missed practice Friday, Sept. 23.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons have a Monday night game versus New Orleans and owners should check to see if Jones practices Saturday, Sept. 24, to have a better idea of his status. DFS players should look for safer options this week due to the uncertainty surrounding the number of snaps he will see.

  • Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/23/16 9:46pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has been making the most of his carries, according to offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen, but Christensen said Ajayi will be part of a committee against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Ajayi has yet to prove he can produce as a lead back, but he should see plenty of action against a weak Cleveland defense. He is worth using as a flex option in Week 3, and a strong showing would boost his long-term value.

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