Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger is off to a solid start to the season with 506 yards and four touchdowns but will be a risky option for owners because he struggles on the road. He will have a favorable matchup in Week 3 and could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Jesse James - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: James was able to return to the Week 2 game after suffering the injury, so he should have a good chance to play this week. He has been targeted 13 times in two games and is a red-zone target for the Steelers, but owners may be able to find better options for their lineups.
Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Bradford is shaping up to be a legitimate game-time decision. It would behoove Bradford owners to have a backup plan in place in case Bradford is sidelined again. That backup plan should not be Case Keenum.
Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Hogan should be active for the team's Week 3 game and likely will be in the starting lineup. He will be facing a banged-up Houston Texans secondary this week and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in most fantasy leagues.
Phillip Dorsett - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Dorsett has been limited over the last two days and may have a chance to play in Week 3. Dorsett posted solid numbers in the last game before he left with the injury. He could be a flex option if he plays this week, but owners could look for healthier options to use in their lineups.
Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Amendola will need to pass all of his concussion tests before he is cleared, so he may be a game-time decision. Amendola will have a solid role in the passing game when he returns, but owners may want to use other options this week.
Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: It appears Gronkowski is on track to play in Week 3, but owners should check on his status later in the week. Gronkowski is one of the best tight ends in the NFL when he is healthy and can be a starting option for owners but he does come with some risk.
Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quadriceps) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Nelson looks good to go for Week 3 after leaving early in Week 2. Randall Cobb's status if iffy right now, which make Nelson an even more attractive play. That being said, Nelson faces a Cincinnati Bengals defense that has been stingy against the pass so far in 2017. You don't want to sit Nelson, just lower expectations somewhat.
Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Forte will be part of a committee at running back this week, but he did receive most of the touches among the backs in Week 2. He will be facing a solid Miami Dolphins defense but could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues since he could have a role in the passing game.
Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Landry appears to be on track to play in Week 3 and should receive his regular workload against the New York Jets. He caught 13 passes for 78 yards in Week 2 and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ribs, sternum) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Sept. 21. Head coach Jay Gruden said Reed's pain is becoming manageable.
Huddle Up: This is undeniably good news for Reed, but he's still a question mark for Week 3. As with any injured player heading into a game, how limited and how involved will he be? It will be difficult to bench him if he's active in what is expected to be a shootout with the Oakland Raiders.
Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Clay has been targeted 12 times over the first two games of the season and has recorded seven catches, 76 yards and one touchdown during that span. He has become a solid part of the passing game but may not be a great fantasy option this week against the Denver Broncos.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (wrist) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: McCoy likely will receive his normal workload against a terrific Denver Broncos defense this week. He should continue to be a starting running back in all fantasy leagues but may see lower stats than usual against a tough matchup.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: A rule of thumb in the fantasy community over the last few years has been to start your wide receivers, and really any players, if they are playing the New Orleans Saints. With Greg Olsen gone, Benjamin has a good chance for a field day this weekend.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder, ankle) remained limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: This is the game for Newton to break out in 2017. The New Orleans Saints are arguably the worst pass defense in the NFL. If Newton can't achieve a QB1 outing in Week 3 then it's time to start questioning his season-long value.
Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (rest) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Stewart will be good to go in a great matchup against the New Orleans Saints this week. While he does split playing time with Christian McCaffrey, Stewart deserves RB2 attention in both standard and PPR leagues.
Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (concussion) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Engram should be good to go as long as he passes the concussion protocol. Assuming he does, he makes for a low-end TE1 to high-end TE2 and would be a nice replacement if Tyler Eifert and or Jimmy Graham can't play.
Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) was limited in practice again Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Beckham played last week, so it would be a surprise not to see him suit up this week. The question is how involved in the game plan will he be? Either way, start him as long as he's active, especially against a hurting Philadelphia Eagles secondary.
Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Anderson appears to have a decent chance to play in Week 3 and will continue to see a solid amount of targets. He has caught six passes for 50 yards in the first two games of the season, but owners probably can find better options to use in their lineups.
Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RBs Bilal Powell, Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire will all receive playing time against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, according to offensive coordinator John Morton.
Huddle Up: Powell entered the season as the starting running back, but Forte leads the team in rushing yards with 69 yards. Powell and Forte can still be flex options in point-per-reception leagues because of their pass-catching abilities. Owners can avoid McGuire for the time being.