Steven Jackson - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Jackson sat out all preseason but he should be ready to go for Week 1. However, he'll be nothing more than a flex option against the Saints.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (thumb) is dealing with a sprained thumb but should be ready to play Week 1, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: The injury isn't ideal and is something for fantasy owners to monitor but it shouldn't keep Reed out of the lineup. Reed is primed for a big season as long as he can stay healthy.
Dee Milliner - CB - New York Jets
New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (ankle) cannot sprint on his injured ankle but head coach Rex Ryan is still hopeful the cornerback will be ready for the regular season opener.
Huddle Up: The Jets secondary is a mess right now, so they could certainly use Milliner. He struggled at times as a rookie but Milliner's presence would be a big boast to New York's defense, although the Raiders may not be able to take advantage either way.
Jordan Cameron - TE - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 25, because of an undisclosed reason.
Huddle Up: Cameron has been banged up all summer and the Browns' offense has struggled to move the ball during the preseason. It may be time to worry a little if you own Cameron, although he should still easily lead Cleveland in targets and receptions this season as long as he stays healthy.
Dimitri Patterson - CB - New York Jets
The New York Jets have suspended CB Dimitri Patterson indefinitely until they gather more information about his absence from the team for a few days, according to general manager John Idzik.
Huddle Up: Patterson didn't show up for the Jets preseason game with the Giants. He's a potential starter, so the Jets will cut him a little slack but Patterson's bizarre behavior over the last few days could put his future with the team in doubt.
Stevan Ridley - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley may not make the team out of the preseason.
Huddle Up: Between the fumbling and the fact that Ridley is in the final year of his contract and the presence of James White, this is hardly surprising news. Still, with Ridley going off of most fantasy draft boards as a key member of the New England backfield committee it's a situation worth monitoring.
Matt Cassel - QB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel was named the team's starting quarterback over QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Huddle Up: This is how the Vikings preferred things to play out, and Cassel has looked solid through the preseason. While Bridgewater is most definitely the Vikings' future at the position, Cassel is more than capable of keeping Cordarrelle Patterson, Kyle Rudolph, and even Greg Jennings fantasy relevant.
Matt Schaub - QB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) had an MRI reveal no major structural damage in his right elbow.
Huddle Up: With Schaub dinged up the Raiders may be forced to accelerate their timetable on rookie Derek Carr; assuming they can protect him better than the expansion Texans did his brother, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Shonn Greene - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene lost five to 10 pounds to meet the team's weight goal after he missed most of camp due to knee surgery.
Huddle Up: Greene remains ensconced as the Titans' first-team running back, at least until Bishop Sankey masters enough of the nuances of the position to bump him aside. There's a modicum of fantasy value here to start the season, but not much in the way of long-term value.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (thumb, toe) said he will be fine for Week 1 after suffering a thumb injury in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21. McCoy also said that a toe injury that kept him out of a practice last week was 'feeling good.'
Huddle Up: No reason for the Eagles to trot McCoy out this week, so he'll have ample time to rest his sore toe and thumb and be ready for the regular season opener.
Wes Welker - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has a good chance to play in Week 1, according to Mike Klis of The Denver Post. Welker suffered a concussion in the team's third preseason game, but his 'concussion helmet' helped absorb the blow.
Huddle Up: Some optimistic news for Welker owners, but the overriding concern is that the WR is simply prone to too many hard hits and possible concussions given his size and fearless play in the midst of midfield traffic.
Matt Schaub - QB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is dealing with a sore elbow, and QB Derek Carr worked with the first-team Sunday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: There's no indication it's anything more than general soreness at this point, and in any case, Schaub has 2 weeks to heal up and get ready before the Silver & Black open the season against the Jets.
Vontaze Burfict - LB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict left the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 24, with a hamstring injury and will not return.
Huddle Up: Last season's league total-tackles leader and beneficiary of a shiny new contract left early in the opening quarter Sunday, but coach Marvin Lewis doesn't sound overly concerned, telling NBC sideline reporter Michele Tafoya the injury is "no big deal."
Jimmy Clausen - QB - Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears released QB Jordan Palmer on Sunday, Aug. 24. QB Jimmy Clausen has won the backup quarterback spot.
Huddle Up: The 2010 second-round pick of the Panthers is the new "Josh McCown" in the Windy City, backing up Jay Cutler, who's missed at least 5 games in two of the last three seasons.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers C JC Tretter (knee) will miss up to six weeks with a left knee injury.
Huddle Up: It's never good when a team's starting center goes down, and for the Pack, it continues a string of recent seasons featuring offensive-line injuries. Rodgers, however, still belongs in the top tier of fantasy QBs in almost any type of league.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in one of his ribs and will not play in the final preseason game later this week. Head coach Ron Rivera said he thinks Newton will be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Far from a debilitating injury, but definitely not good news for the fourth-year QB who already is coming off ankle surgery. Add in this rib issue, and Newton is likely be more conservative with his running -- a major component of his fantasy game since entering the league.
Shaun Hill - QB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford is out for the season after an MRI revealed a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. Barring a trade, Shaun Hill is expected to open the season as the Rams' starting QB.
Huddle Up: The 34-year-old Hill has played in 37 career games, compiling a 13-13 record as a starter and throwing for 41 TDs and 23 interceptions. His last start, however, came back in 2010 with the Lions. Hill is a step down from Bradford, but is an upgrade over Kellen Clemens, who started 9 games for the Rams last season, and the team will likely rely on Zac Stacy and the running game more than originally thought.
Sam Bradford - QB - St. Louis Rams
There was growing concern early Sunday afternoon that St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford has in fact torn an ACL and will be lost for the season. Further information is expected at coach Jeff Fisher's press conference later this afternoon.
Huddle Up: This latest turn sounds anything but good, and the fantasy focus is shifting to backup Shaun Hill or speculation that the Rams could trade for the likes of Kirk Cousins, Mike Glennon or Mark Sanchez. Definitely stay tuned ...
Benny Cunningham - RB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy did not start in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, because the team wanted to see what RB Benny Cunningham would do with the first-team offense, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said the team knows what Stacy can do with the starting offense.
Huddle Up: Cunningham, a 2013 undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee, had 5 carries for 32 yards in the contest to continue his solid preseason (15-80, TD) and he looks to have the edge over third-round pick Tre Mason (37-110) for the No. 2 job behind Stacy.
Tiquan Underwood - WR - Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers cut WR Tiquan Underwood Sunday, Aug. 24, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: Even with the Panthers completely starting over at WR, the sixth-year journeyman needed to impress this preseason and didn't, and the Panthers are more intrigued with the upside of young wideouts Brenton Bersin and Tavarres King to round out the bottom of the depth chart.
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