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  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 9/28/16 7:11am ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is still in pain and doesn't have full mobility in his right shoulder, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: There's a good chance Jacoby Brissett (thumb) is under center against the Buffalo Bills this week. He'd be a low-end filler for a bye week quarterback.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/27/16 6:00pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell's conditioning isn't a concern to head coach Mike Tomlin. 'We have seen him every day, he has been a part of us, and he has been in the building,' Tomlin said. 'He is up to speed on what we are doing from a schematic standpoint and really in tune there.'

    Huddle Up: Tomlin had also stated earlier that Bell will play plenty in his first game back from a three-game suspension. With good health and in good physical condition, Bell immediately assumes his position as an RB1, even against a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense.

  • J.J. Watt - DE - Houston Texans
    Posted 9/27/16 5:53pm ET

    Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) has re-injured his back and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time, perhaps for the rest of the season.

    Huddle Up: Watt is an elite NFL player and an elite IDP option in fantasy leagues. The Texans will miss his presence, but perhaps it will open the door more for Jadeveon Clowney to get his career going. Clowney is worth a pickup in IDP leagues if he's available.

  • Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/27/16 5:46pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (concussion) could be cleared as early as Thursday, Sept. 29, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Floyd has already been cleared for non-contact activities.

    Huddle Up: Floyd is one of the bigger names to keep an eye on heading into Week 4. If he stays limited in practice throughout the week then it could lead up to a game-time decision. If Floyd can't take the field, then John Brown would assume the No. 2 wide receiver position behind Larry Fitzgerald. In that case, Fitz would be worthy of PPR1 status, while Brown would make for a borderline WR2.

  • Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 9/27/16 4:15pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will gauge his pain tolerance later in the week to see if he is able to play in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Watkins could end up as a legitimate game-time decision this weekend, so keep an eye on his status in the coming days. If he can't suit up again, then there will probably be another heavy dose of LeSean McCoy. If Watkins does play, though, he may still be limited. Proceed with caution.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/27/16 3:33pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: Eifert is already considered unlikely to play this week, especially since the Bengals are playing Thursday night. C.J. Uzomah has been a decent replacement, but he hasn't produced enough to warrant starter consideration. Wait at least another week before starting Eifert.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/27/16 3:18pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Sept. 27. Parker's status is an estimate as the Dolphins did not conduct a practice.

    Huddle Up: Parker will be good to go for Thursday night if he doesn't suffer any setbacks. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both saw great success in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and Parker is a nice start as a WR2 in Week 4 as Ryan Tannehill's second favorite target.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/27/16 3:04pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: It's an upgrade from yesterday when Landry didn't practice. The Denver Broncos thrashed the Cincinnati Bengals through the air in Week 3, which bodes well for Landry and the passing game on Thursday night if Landry does take the field. Assuming he's good to go, he's a PPR WR1.

  • Arian Foster - RB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/27/16 2:58pm ET

    Miami Dolphins RB Arian Foster (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 27. Foster's status is an estimate as the Dolphins did not conduct a practice.

    Huddle Up: Foster is doubtful in a short week for the Dolphins. Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams will comprise a committee backfield, but that backfield is too much of a crapshoot right now to seriously consider starting anyone. If push comes to shove, Ajayi is the better bet.

  • Jordan Cameron - TE - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 9/27/16 2:51pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 27. Cameron's status is an estimate as the Dolphins did not conduct a practice.

    Huddle Up: Cameron has already been declared out for Week 4. Dion Sims will take his place as the starter and is worth a look mainly in daily fantasy contests as a cheap investment after catching four passes for 46 yards in Week 3.

  • Jerick McKinnon - RB - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 9/27/16 2:34pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon played 35 offensive snaps in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: There's no question McKinnon is the lead back in Minnesota as Matt Asiata only received 19 offensive snaps, but McKinnon didn't do much in his first start after Adrian Peterson's injury. His next opponent, the New York Giants, has been a stalwart versus running backs, too, yielding just 222 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to running backs through the first three weeks of the season. McKinnon is still a flex option, but not much more than that for Week 4.

  • Shane Vereen - RB - New York Giants
    Posted 9/27/16 1:37pm ET

    New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: As has previously been stated, Bobby Rainey and Orleans Darkwa should see increased roles with Vereen sidelined, with Rashad Jennings maintaining his starting role as long as he's healthy. Paul Perkins could even start to manage a few touches per game, but his fantasy value is still minimal. Rainey is the better bet in PPR formats and should be claimed off waivers, especially by those who have Vereen on their roster.

  • Terrelle Pryor - WR - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/27/16 1:01pm ET

    Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor is seventh among wide receivers with 31 targets so far this season. He was targeted 14 times in Week 3 alone.

    Huddle Up: Last week's numbers definitely gave Pryor's stat line an influx, but those numbers can't be ignored, especially with Cody Kessler remaining the starter for now. Pryor's targets are bound to decrease when Josh Gordon returns, but there already seems to be a level of trust between Kessler and Pryor. If Pryor is available, he's a top waiver wire option and a nice start this week against a Washington Redskins defense that has allowed 682 yards and four touchdowns to receivers this year.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/27/16 10:55am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) is likely to play in Week 4 versus the Carolina Panthers after a shoulder injury kept him out of the second half in the team's Week 3 win over the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has performed at about the level most owners expected so far, recording 11 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown. With Atlanta's next three games against the Carolina Panthers, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, however, he'll be hard-pressed to be anything more than a low-end WR4.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 9/27/16 10:05am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell can expect to see a heavy workload in his season debut in Week 4 versus the Kansas City Chiefs, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. 'Rest assured, you're going to see Le'Veon Bell and a lot of him Sunday,' Tomlin said.

    Huddle Up: This comes as music to the ears of Bell's owners, most of whom invested a late-first or early-second round pick in him despite his three-game suspension. A bit of rust should be expected, but few backs bring the same kind of upside and consistency to the table that Bell does. As such, owners should plug him immediately into their lineups and begin the process of handcuffing him to DeAngelo Williams if they haven't done so already.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/27/16 9:16am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) has yet to make it through a full practice or participate in 11-on-11 drills, making it unlikely he will be ready to play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, Sept. 29, according to ESPN's Bob Holtzman. A team source told Holtman a Week 5 return versus the Dallas Cowboys 'is possible'.

    Huddle Up: Eifert has stated publicly he 'feels good' and would leave it up to the coaches whether or not he would see the field versus the Dolphins, but he's shaping up to be a game-time decision at best. Considering he'd have so little practice time under him and be on a snap count, he'd be very difficult to trust in fantasy. With athletic freak Byron Jones usually responsible for tight end coverage for the Cowboys in Week 5, Eifert may not be relevant in fantasy until Week 6 at the earliest.

  • Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 9/27/16 7:41am ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (thumb) said his injured left thumb is fine, and he put a glove on the hand in Week 3 to ensure his grip on the ball.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons have the Carolina Panthers in Week 4, which will present a difficult matchup for Ryan. He'll be a midrange QB1 in fantasy.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/27/16 7:31am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) said he had no soreness after running routes last week, and he said it's up to the coaches if he plays in Week 4 Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: The Bengals face off against the Miami Dolphins this week, but Eifert is a sketchy play in fantasy if he suits up. It's probably best to give him another week even if he makes his debut.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 9/27/16 6:40am ET

    Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) has yet to have the MRI on his knee, but the team is anticipating he'll play in Week 4, according to owner Jerry Jones.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has been an afterthought the first three weeks, but he'll have a ripe matchup against the San Francisco 49ers this week. He's a low-end WR2 if the knee checks out.

  • Dwayne Washington - RB - Detroit Lions
    Posted 9/27/16 6:29am ET

    Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington has emerged into a timeshare with RB Theo Riddick, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

    Huddle Up: Washington showed some flashes behind questionable line play, and his role is growing. He'll be a flex option against the Chicago Bears this week.

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