Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (rest) was given the day off to rest at practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Baldwin is off to a slow start, posting 10 grabs for 107 yards with no scores through two games. He obviously hasn't had that breakthrough game which made him an early-round fantasy pick. The Seattle offense has struggled through two games, but they'll get on track. No need to push the panic button on Baldwin just yet.
Mike Wallace - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace said Wednesday, Sept. 20, that he 'needs the rock' more, and he added that he is frustrated with his small role to date.
Huddle Up: Wallace had managed just two catches for 15 yards, so he's been mostly an afterthought in the offense. Conversely, newcomer Jeremy Maclin has a touchdown reception in each game so far, and the Ravens have used a run-heavy offense with Joe Flacco slow to get up to speed after a disc problem in his back. Wallace can mostly be avoided for fantasy purposes at this point.
Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Head coach Bill O'Brien made the announcement Wednesday, despite Fuller's return to the practice field, and added that the second-year receiver 'will be available soon.' Fuller had some glimpses of brilliance in 2016, and can be a fantasy asset when healthy.
Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (finger) is expected to be fine for Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans, head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Richardson suffered a dislocated finger in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was able to return to the game and ended up with the game-winning touchdown grab, so it appears he'll be good to go in Week 3.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Murray's status for Week 3 is uncertain at this point and could sit out since hamstring injuries can linger. Owners should know more about the situation later in the week. Murray could be limited if he does play this week and may not be the best option for owners. Derrick Henry would receive a majority of the work if Murray sits out and would be a decent No. 2 running back or flex option.
Markus Wheaton - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (finger) said Wednesday, Sept. 20, that he is hopeful of making his team debut in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Wheaton has been inactive for the first two games due to a broken pinkie, but he is likely to push hard to return to face his former team. The Bears have a mish-mash group of receivers, so Wheaton has opportunity in the Windy City. But for now his fantasy value is rather negligible.
Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Nelson appears to be on track to play in Week 3 as long as he does not suffer a setback over the next few days. He is one of the better receivers in the NFL when he is healthy and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all leagues.
Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Cobb is considered day-to-day and likely will need to practice at some point this week if he wants to play in Week 3. He has played well in the first two weeks of the season and could be a starting option for owners if he is active, but they will need other options ready to use if Cobb sits out.
Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WRs Eric Decker and Rishard Matthews are set to start in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks with rookie WR Corey Davis (hamstring) sidelined.
Huddle Up: Decker has just six grabs for 42 yards through two games and he faces a tough Seattle secondary, so his fantasy value remains rather limited. Matthews has six grabs for 114 yards to date, and he is the Tennessee wideout to target in deeper fantasy leagues in Week 3.
Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Engram will have to pass his concussion tests before he is cleared to play but appears to be on track to play. He has been targeted 12 times over the first two games and has posted eight receptions, 93 yards and one touchdown during that span. Engram probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end at this point but could a flex option in some keeper leagues.
Corey Davis - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20, and he has already been ruled out for the Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: The rookie posted seven grabs for 69 yards on an impressive 10 targets in Week 1, but he managed just one grab for four yards before leaving early. He was originally injured in early August and aggravated the injury in Week 2. The rookie out of Western Michigan has a ton of upside, but obviously reserve him in all fantasy leagues for now.
Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Howard had a disastrous Week 2, posting just seven yards on nine carries and he was unable to record a catch on his only target. The good news is that rookie Tarik Cohen ran for just 13 yards on seven rushes and he lost a fumble, although he did grab eight balls for 55 yards. Howard is dinged up, not doing a lot and he has Cohen to contend with. His fantasy star isn't as bright as it was in 2016. Suddenly he is a questionable fantasy play heading into Week 3 against the Steelers.
Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Beckham was able to play in Week 2 despite the injury but was limited to only 36 yards on four catches. He probably will be active again this week and will be facing a banged up Philadelphia Eagles secondary. Fantasy owners should have him in their lineup, but he probably will not a No. 1 receiver for owners.
Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Thompson appears to be on track to play in Week 3 and could receive a bigger role if Rob Kelley is not able to play. He recorded 106 total yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 and should be a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Kelley's availability may be determined by how he can handle the pain, so owners should keep an eye on the situation during the week. He played well before leaving the Week 2 game because of the injury and could be a flex option in leagues if he is able to handle his normal workload.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (rib, sternum) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Reed's status is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to check on his status later in the week. He has dealt with injuries in the past which makes him a risky fantasy option. Owners will need to have a backup plan in case Reed is not able to play in Week 3.
Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Forte and the Jets' running attack have been nearly non-existent over the season's first two games. We anticipated the Jets falling behind and having to throw a lot this season, though. Forte should remain on fantasy benches for now even when he's healthy.
Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (knee) was not able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Anderson has played second fiddle to Jermaine Kearse in New York's passing game through the first two games of the season. If Anderson can't play or is limited at all then Kearse would provide WR3 or flex appeal.
DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Parker has a ton of potential, but he always seems to be dealing with some type of an injury. If he is healthy enough to play in Week 3 he faces an ultra-favorable matchup against the defensively challenged Jets.
Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20, as he rested his knee.
Huddle Up: Landry is a great fantasy play in Week 3 against the Jets, a team which has allowed five passing touchdowns through two games. However, he needs to get healthy first.