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Andrew Quarless - TE - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless (knee) suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a source. He will be out four to six weeks.
Huddle Up: While it's another tough break for Quarless, it fully cements the No. 1 TE role for Richard Rodgers, who's caught eight passes for 65 yards and a TD so far and remains a solid TE2 option.
Colin Kaepernick - QB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick still has the support of head coach Jim Tomsula. Tomsula said he believes in Kaepernick and that he has the tools to be a good quarterback in the NFL. Tomsula added that he hasn't thought of Kaepernick as not being their starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick had a strong Week 2, throwing for 335 yards and two TDs, but his other two outings have netted 232 passing yards, no aerial TDs and four interceptions. If you're relying on him as your starter, hopefully you've already been exploring other options.
Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf, knee) finally feels like himself again and is 'convinced' that he will make his season debut against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4. Cruz has no pain in his left calf or right knee, although he hasn't taken part in a full practice yet. Head coach Tom Coughlin said the return of Cruz will open up the team's playbook and make them more dynamic. 'I think the training staff kind of wants me to pace it, to not just go from 0 to 100,' Cruz said. 'Just kind of take it and kind of go incremental throughout the week and get myself ready to play.'
Huddle Up: If you have Cruz, definitely monitor his practice week and wait a week or two to start him after he comes back if you can as the Giants are sure to have him on a snap count early on.
Travaris Cadet - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Travaris Cadet was released Tuesday, Sept. 29, to make room for newly acquired LB Jonathan Bostic.
Huddle Up: Cadet, an offseason free-agent signing, was supposed to be the Pats' pass-catching back, but in stepped Dion Lewis and Cadet wound up with a single 2-yard reception to show for his time in New England.
Nick Novak - PK - Houston Texans
Free-agent PK Nick Novak (Chargers) will sign with the Houston Texans Tuesday, Sept. 29. PK Randy Bullock was released.
Huddle Up: ... just in case you were starting Bullock in a super-deep league.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is unlikely to play in Week 4 against the New York Giants as he deals with his hamstring injury, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Even if you're not a McCoy owner, make sure to put in a waiver claim this week for rookie Karlos Williams, who has shown a big-play ability in leading the Bills' in rushing (24-186) and finding the end zone in all three games so far.
Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) is expected to miss some time after aggravating his high ankle sprain in the Week 3 game Monday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: Injury or otherwise, the second-year Adams has failed to take advantage of his starting opportunity following Jordy Nelson's injury, catching only nine passes for 92 yards. Meanwhile, this only further boosts the stock of fellow Pack WRs Randall Cobb, James Jones and Ty Montgomery who combined for 16 catches, 244 yards and five TDs Monday after Adams departed.
Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham will continue to be eased into the offense, according to head coach Ken Wisenhunt. 'I think the one thing you have to be careful about is overloading him, because right now he is on a good track. He is making progress and we are excited about seeing him make these plays, Wisenhunt said. “But if you think you can just put him in for 82 snaps, it is going to be a problem, so you just don’t want to see him take a step back.”
Huddle Up: Right now DGB's role appears to be as the designated jump ball guy in the end zone, which has plenty of fantasy value in TD-heavy scoring systems. Eventually, the hope is that Green-Beckham takes over as Marcus Mariota's go-to guy in more places than just the end zone.
Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) plans to test his shoulder by throwing Tuesday, Sept. 29. It will be the first time Brees has thrown a football since Friday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: This test should give us an idea about Brees' availability for the Saints' Week 4 game. He has expressed optimism, but he was "pretty confident" last week and came nowhere near the field, so take Brees' self-diagnosis with a grain of salt.
Nick Novak - PK - Free Agent
Free-agent PKs Nick Novak (Chargers), Kai Forbath (Redskins), Chris Boswell (Giants), Connor Barth (Buccaneers) and Giorgio Tavecchio (Raiders) are auditioning for the Houston Texans Tuesday, Sept. 29, according to sources. Texans PK Randy Bullock missed a 43-yard field goal and an extra point during the Week 3 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: The Texans and Bucs could have saved time and money by just holding an open audition after Sunday's horrendous display of kicking. After Kyle Brindza missed multiple kicks this weekend, don't be surprised if all of the above-named kickers (except the one Houston signs) head east to Tampa for another round of tryouts.
Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Packers WR Randall Cobb caught seven passes for 91 yards and three of Aaron Rodgers' five touchdown passes Monday, Sept. 28 in a 38-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Cobb was targeted a team-high 12 times and demonstrated he's past any shoulder issues that might be lingering from his preseason injury. Fellow WRs James Jones and Ty Montgomery also had scoring receptions Monday night and will continue to be involved, but there's nothing like owning the top target of the league's hottest QB so Cobb owners, enjoy the fantasy spoils.
Jeremy Maclin - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin posted eight receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Sept. 28. He is the first wide receiver to score a touchdown for the Chiefs since 2013.
Huddle Up: Sadly, it took the Packers pulling ahead 31-7 early in the third quarter before Maclin had his first reception and his 5-yard scoring catch with 56 seconds remaining in the third quarter snapped the Chiefs' confounding streak. Maclin finished with a team-high 11 targets, but Andy Reid and K.C. are going to have to open things up more in the passing game for Maclin to continue to have fantasy-starting value.
Crockett Gillmore - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) did not practice Monday, Sept. 28, due to a calf injury.
Huddle Up: Gillmore suffered the injury in Sunday's game which sent him to the sideline following a three-catch-for-40-yard start. Playing in Week 4 also is going to be tough with the Ravens travelling on a short week to play Thursday night in Pittsburgh, so look for rookies Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle to handle the TE targets if Gillmore is out.
Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles is non-committal on whether WR Eric Decker (knee) will play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Decker reportedly felt better as last week went on, but it's going to be all about monitoring Jets' practice reports this week for Decker's fantasy owners.
Matt Jones - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones needs to improve his ball security of he wants to continue to be part of the offense, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'Definitely you're concerned,' Gruden said. 'The two biggest traits in a back are durability and ball security, and he's proved to be pretty durable so far, but the ball security thing is an issue. We've got to get it corrected.' Jones has lost two fumbles in his last two games.
Huddle Up: The first-year back appears to have had a slight edge for the team's No. 1 role -- out-touching vet Alfred Morris -- over the last two games, but the fumbles certainly have slowed the rookie's roll. Another one could banish him to the bench for a bit.
Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams started the Week 3 game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Sept. 28 but departed after the first series and was immediately seen on the bench with his shoe off and an ice pack on his left ankle. He will not return.
Huddle Up: The second-year wideout was targeted twice on the Packers' first series, but it looks as if he re-aggravated his ankle injury from Week 2 that had him listed as probable coming into the contest. Rookie WR Ty Montgomery capped the drive with a TD reception and likely will be the biggest playing-time beneficiary.
DeSean Jackson - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 28. Head coach Jay Gruden has said Jackson has a chance to play in the Week 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Sure there's a chance, but the more realistic expectation is that the speedy wideout, injured early in the season opener, will miss a couple more games. In the meantime, fellow WR Pierre Garcon (27 targets-17 receptions) and TE Jordan Reed (26-17) will remain Kirk Cousins' top targets.
Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick returned to practice last week after suffering a right-knee sprain on the first day of training camp, but reportedly aggravated the injury in pre-game warmups Sunday. Definitely don't expect to see him on the short week leading into Thursday's game at Pittsburgh, and after that the Perriman watch will drag on.
Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is close to returning, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: The upcoming Week 4 game is the first solid opportunity Foster has of returning from his preseason groin/hernia surgery, but the Oct. 8 divisional home game against the Colts likely is more realistic.
Vernon Davis - TE - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) has been diagnosed with a knee sprain, but injury does not appear to be very serious, according to head coach Jim Tomsula.
Huddle Up: Davis is second on the team with 15 targets and is looking like he'll have a significant bounce back following his deeply disappointing 2014 season. Let's monitor how Davis' week of practice goes, and see if his participation trends upward as Sunday approaches.
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