| Lynch expected to be gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 2 2015, 12:45 pm
|Reiterating much of what he said during his Thursday press conference on the status of Marshawn Lynch (hamstring), Carroll said the decision on whether or not to play the Seattle running back against the Lions is "probably going to go to game-time." "He’s got a slight hamstring pull, but for a running back that runs as crazy as he does it’s really important and crucial to him. But we’ll see how he goes, he’s working hard for us.” (Seahawks.com)|
FFToday's Take: The Seahawks don't play until Monday night so Lynch owners having to make a decision on Sunday should play it safe and look for other options. If Lynch sits, Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson would see increased action.
| Andrew Luck limited in practice Friday|
Shoulder injury to Luck may give Hasselbeck the start
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 2 2015, 12:05 pm
|Via Mike Chappell of IndySportsCentral.com, Andrew Luck was not out with the other quarterbacks at the start of practice Friday. He was limited both Wednesday and Thursday with a shoulder injury. If he can’t go, the Colts would start veteran Matt Hasselbeck, who hasn’t started a game since Nov. 4, 2012. They signed journeyman Josh Johnson today since they were carrying only two on the active roster going into the week. (ProFootballTalk)|
FFToday's Take: The signing of Johnson tells is the Colts are concerned about Luck's availability for Sunday against the Jaguars. He's officially listed as Questionable. If Luck doesn't play, it would be difficult for fantasy owners to trust Hasselbeck who hasn't played in a regular season game since 2012. The Colts passing game as would also be devalued but RB Frank Gore would get a slight boost.
| Alshon Jeffery expected to miss Week 4|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 2 2015, 11:01 am
|Filed to ESPN: Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) expected to miss Sunday's game vs. #Raiders, per source. Team hopes he returns next week. (Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It was reported earlier this week that Jeffery had a good chance of playing against the Raiders but that won't happen. The Bears will have Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson at the starting wideout positions but neither are intriguing fantasy options.
| DeSean Jackson out for Week 4|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 2 2015, 7:30 am
|Redskins source tells me DeSean Jackson is out Sunday and possibly longer. Said "not even close." (Britt McHenry on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson will miss his grudge game against the Eagles leaving Pierre Garcon and TE Jordan Reed to be the top targets in the passing game for Kirk Cousins. Garcon is a WR3 consideration while Reed is a mid-range TE1.
| McCoy, Watkins likely out for Bills in Week 4|
RB could rest until hamstring is 100 percent
By: Doug Orth | Oct 1 2015, 7:15 pm
|The Bills won’t officially rule out either player, but there appears to be little chance that running back LeSean McCoy or wide receiver Sammy Watkins is in the lineup against the Giants this weekend. McCoy has been dealing with a hamstring injury for several weeks and said earlier this week that he thought there would be some benefit to sitting out this week’s game in hopes of getting himself closer to 100 percent for Week Five and beyond. Watkins suffered a calf injury last Sunday and, like McCoy, hasn’t practiced this week.
“We won’t say out. But yeah, you guys can figure it out,” Ryan said, via Joe Buscaglia of WKBW. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: The Bills are taking the approach with McCoy they probably should have used in Week 1, but at least they sound committed to getting "Shady" healthy. Karlos Williams should be considered a must-start, even against a Giants' defense that has been pretty stout so far. Robert Woods and Percy Harvin should see extensive action in Watkins' absence, although Charles Clay is likely to be the best fantasy play of the pass-catching options.
| Stewart, Tolbert miss practice Thursday|
Leg injury for Stewart
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 1 2015, 12:30 pm
|Mike Tolbert (groin), Jonathan Stewart (tibia), Josh Norman (personal day) and Charles Tillman (vet day) did not practice today. #CAR (Carolina Panters on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Stewart missed Wednesday's practice as well and while there was some belief that he would be available for Sunday's game against the Bucs, his status is now in question. Rookie Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker would likely form a committee if both Stewart and Tolbert aren't able to go. Neither would be worth your fantasy lineup.
| Kenny Britt misses practice again|
Shoulder injury has Week 4 status uncertain
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 30 2015, 7:30 pm
|Wide receiver Kenny Britt missed his second day of practice with a shoulder issue. "He banged his shoulder a little bit in the (Pittsburgh) game," Fisher said on Tuesday.
FFToday's Take: Kenny Britt has struggled to sustain any fantasy value over the past few seasons. He appeared to have taken a step a week ago seeing double-digit targets for just the second time in his career to lead the Rams' wide receiving corps. His shoulder injury puts his week 4 status in doubt but he retains value in deeper formats.
| Cutler and Jeffery return to practice for Bears |
Both limited in practice Wednesday
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 30 2015, 6:16 pm
|The down-and-out Chicago Bears saw a pair of offensive starters return to the field on Wednesday. Quarterback Jay Cutler and wideout Alshon Jeffery both practiced on a limited basis after missing time with hamstring injuries, per Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times.
FFToday's Take: The Oakland Raiders are one of three teams yielding over 300 passing yards per game so getting either player back this week would be a huge lift for Chicago's offense. Jeffery seems a little closer to returning than Cutler but fantasy owners will want to keep a close eye on the practice reports this week.
| Marshawn Lynch '50-50' to play MNF|
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 30 2015, 5:15 pm
|Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is dealing with a hamstring injury that, according to a source, makes him "50-50" to play Monday night against the Detroit Lions.
The Seahawks might not have clarity on whether Lynch will be able to play until this weekend. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Lynch would undergo an MRI this week.
FFToday's Take: Unless more information following the MRI becomes available prior to Sunday, fantasy owners may have to play it safe with Marshawn Lynch this week. Thomas Rawls and Fred Jackson would filled the void last week and a similar role would be in store for them if Lynch is limited or unable to play entirely.
| Andrew Luck day-to-day|
Colts' QB lands on injury report with shoulder injury
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 30 2015, 4:44 pm
|INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is day-to-day with a right shoulder injury, coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday.
Pagano said he has "supreme confidence" that Luck will play in Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
FFToday's Take: This injury doesn't seem serious enough to keep Andrew Luck from suiting up in Week 4. Expect Indianapolis to give their quarterback a lighter practice week and update his status on Friday.
| Arian Foster will be a game-time decision |
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 30 2015, 2:43 pm
|Arian Foster Watch has begun in earnest this week.
Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday the running back practiced and will be a game-time decision Sunday when his team faces the Atlanta Falcons. "The night before, or 90 minutes before," O'Brien said of when he'd know Foster's status.
FFToday's Take: The Texans have been adamant about waiting until Foster is completely past his groin injury. After being limited in practice for a couple of weeks, fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate getting Foster into the lineup if he is given the green light Sunday. Nothing is certain however, so Alfred Blue could also be given another shot to lead the running attack. Whoever gets the starting nod will be worth plugging into fantasy lineups for Week 4 playing against a Falcons defense that has given up six rushing touchdowns in three weeks.
| Tevin Coleman sits Wednesday|
Rib injury could keep ATL RB out Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2015, 1:00 pm
|It seems as though round two of Devonta Freeman's run as the full-time running back for the Atlanta Falcons is upon us. While many were curious when Tevin Coleman could return from his rib injury, it's seeming unlikely to happen this week.
According to the Falcons' official Twitter account, Coleman once again sat out practice on Wednesday. (Fox Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Coleman's rib injury allowed Freeman to take over the starting running back job in Week 3. Freeman responded with 193 total yards and 3 TDs against the Cowboys. He'll be a RB2 with RB1 upside against the Texans if Coleman sits.
| Victor Cruz has setback with calf injury|
Leaves practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2015, 12:52 pm
|TC on Victor Cruz: "Victor came out and tried to do individuals. He felt the calf again and that's all he did." (New York Giants on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: There was optimism that Cruz (calf) would play this week but the chances of that happening are slim to none after Cruz left practice today. Cruz owners should make other plans for Week 4.
| DeSean Jackson "day to day", hamstring injury|
Misses practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2015, 12:13 pm
|Gruden says WR DeSean Jackson is "day to day" with a hamstring injury. He did not take part in practice today. (Redskins on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson would certainly like to play against his former team but needs to get in at least limited practices this week to have a chance. Jackson suffered his hamstring injury in Week 1.
| Rex on McCoy: "doesn't look good" for Week 4|
Bills RB won't practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2015, 11:13 am
|Rex Ryan admitted Wednesday it "doesn't look good" for LeSean McCoy's availability this week against the New York Giants. "He's certainly not 100 percent. We're holding him out from practice. (There is) a real possibility he won't play," Ryan said, via WGR Radio's Sal Capaccio. "Is it worth the time to get him near or 100 percent? We're weighing that right now."
The running back won't practice on Wednesday.
FFToday's Take: It sounds like the Bills may leave McCoy on the sidelines this week in hopes of getting him healthy for Week 5 and beyond. Rookie Karlos Williams would likely get the start if McCoy sits and would be a nice RB2 option against the Giants this week.
| Ryan Mathews earning more carries|
Eagles RB committee breakdown is shifting
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 29 2015, 9:47 am
|The Eagles' game plan for the Jets similarly had a different flavor than the vanilla one used in the opener in Atlanta. The outside zone run became the go-to play for an offense that relied on the inside zone in Chip Kelly's first two seasons.
Ryan Mathews thrived on the outside zone plays. He motored around the corner for 27 yards on his first carry - breaking two tackles along the way - and later picked up an additional 40 yards on eight outside zone runs. (Philadelphia Enquirer)|
FFToday's Take: With DeMarco Murray sidelined with a hamstring injury, Mathews looked sharp as the lead runner, with Darren Sproles contributing plenty of output in the passing game and on special teams. Murray's lingering injury issues could slide more work to Mathews in the coming weeks.
|Calvin Johnson not getting deep looks in offense|
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 29 2015, 9:40 am
|After an opening week where Calvin Johnson saw four targets, the Lions used him heavily the past two weeks. But it has been on primarily short and intermediate routes instead of the downfield patterns he used to be targeted on. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Teams have been double teaming Johnson for years, bringing cornerbacks inside and safeties over the top. Yet with coaching staffs past, the Lions had no problems tossing the ball to the 6-foot-5 receiver in jump ball situations. It helped lead him to the single-season NFL receiving record in 2012. Megatron turns 30 on Tuesday and the "mismatch" wide receiver is being prevented from making as many game-changing plays.
| Drew Brees to test shoulder today|
Saints QB will throw for first time since Friday
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 29 2015, 9:35 am
|Ed Werder reports on Twitter that Drew Brees plans to test his injured shoulder today, the first time since Friday he's thrown a football. (Ed Werder (Twitter))|
FFToday's Take: As of right now, Brees isn't a great fantasy option for a team that's struggling to get its passing game clicking. Mark Ingram remains a solid RB2 and Khiry Robinson/C.J. Spiller are deep flex options, but most of the receivers will need Brees to be healthy to realize their full potential.
|HC: "I've got to find opportunities for Spiller"|
Health, offseason knee surgery no longer an issue
By: Doug Orth | Sep 28 2015, 6:00 pm
|Sean Payton said New Orleans Saints RB C.J. Spiller is “100 percent healthy” and that he needs to find ways to get him more touches. Payton said Spiller’s snap count was not limited by his recovery from a recent minor knee surgery. That was the case when Spiller returned to the field in Week 2 and played just seven snaps. But it wasn’t an issue in Week 3.
"I’ve got to keep finding opportunities for his touches,” Payton said. “I've got to get him more opportunities. He's healthy and, shoot, he needs more than anything to stay actively warm as opposed to play every 12 or 14 plays.” (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: In an offense that appears to lack playmakers in the passing game after Brandin Cooks, it would be wise for Payton to manufacture touches for a big-play threat such as Spiller. When coaches call themselves out in regards to usage of a certain player, it usually bodes well for that player the following week. Expect that to be the case next week when New Orleans hosts Dallas on Sunday Night Football.
| LeSean McCoy still dealing with hamstring injury|
Appears unsure if he'll play in Week 4
By: Doug Orth | Sep 28 2015, 5:50 pm
|The hamstring LeSean McCoy injured in training camp is still bothering him. He can’t shift from third to fourth gear - let alone fifth. “I can’t get that acceleration,” he said, “that burst.”
So even McCoy isn’t sure if he’ll play next week. As he said, “We’re going to find out.” Whether McCoy takes a full week or two to rest or is put on a more disciplined pitch count, expect to see much more of rookie Karlos Williams. As McCoy gritted through his injury - averaging 1.5 yards per carry - Williams continued to burst onto the scene in Buffalo’s 41-14 win Sunday with 110 yards on 12 attempts. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: This is yet another reminder that if a back is having trouble staying healthy before the start of the season, he is a poor bet to get healthy once it starts. It would be best for all parties involved to let McCoy heal up because Williams has proven himself more than capable of holding the fort down.
| Alshon Jeffery hopeful for Week 4 return|
By: Doug Orth | Sep 28 2015, 5:00 pm
|Bears WR Alshon Jeffery expects to return from his hamstring injury for Sunday’s game against Raiders, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery tweaked his hamstring in practice leading up to Week 2 and has been sidelined since. The Bears have to hope that his return coincides with Jay Cutler's since Jimmy Clausen showed next to nothing against Seattle in Week 3. Jeffery has a good matchup next week versus the Raiders, but expectations need to be tempered if Cutler is not back by then.
| Vernon Davis sustained knee injury in Week 3|
Does not appear to be long-term issue
By: Doug Orth | Sep 28 2015, 4:40 pm
|Vernon Davis suffered a knee injury in the second half and left the game. He said it was not a long-term issue. Davis was targeted twice but finished without a catch. (Sacramento Bee)|
FFToday's Take: Davis was the target on the first of Colin Kaepernick's two pick-sixes as well as another interception that was overturned later in the game. Both throws were symbolic of the terrible throws Kaepernick made all game long. Davis is a high-end TE2 that could make for a serviceable bye-week replacement for owners of Rob Gronkowski or Delanie Walker next week versus Green Bay if he is able to suit up.
| Sammy Watkins diagnosed with mild calf strain|
Could miss Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 28 2015, 11:45 am
|NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that after tests Monday morning, Sammy Watkins was diagnosed with a mild calf strain and will be day-to-day, per a source informed of the injury.
Bills coach Rex Ryan said it is a possibility that Watkins won't be able to play in Week 4 versus the Giants.
FFToday's Take: Watkins left in the first quarter never to return. Watkins has only 99 total yards through three weeks, ranking 52nd among fantasy wide receivers, far below his pre-season high-end WR3 value.
| Sprained MCL for Big Ben, out 4-6 weeks|
MRI confirmed no ACL tear
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 28 2015, 1:00 am
|Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee Sunday and will miss four to six weeks as he recovers, a team source has told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: It's the best-case scenario for Roethlisberger who avoided a more serious ACL injury that would've cost more time. Michael Vick will start in Roethlisberger's place and Vick's presence under center will put a damper on Antonio Brown's fantasy value and the offense in general.
| DeMarco Murray inactive|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 27 2015, 11:30 am
|DeMarco Murray is inactive. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Murray inactive, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles should handle the bulk of the running back work for the Eagles.
| Todd Gurley set to make NFL debut|
Rookie RB split reps with Mason at practice
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 27 2015, 7:15 am
|The Rams plan for rookie RB Todd Gurley (ACL) to make his debut today against the Steelers. He’ll work out pregame just to be sure. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gurley and Tre Mason split first team reps at practice this week and it's likely we'll see the same on the field today with Benny Cunningham playing a third-down role. The Rams rank 27th in rushing yardage through two games.
| Marshawn Lynch expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 27 2015, 7:00 am
|Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, who popped up on the injury report with a calf injury, is playing against the #Bears, sources say. #BeastMode (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Lynch was labeled a gametime decision by his head coach earlier in the week. Rapoport's report should give Lynch owners confidence to keep the stud running back in their lineups. The Seahwaks play a late-afternoon game.
| Arian Foster ruled out for week 3|
Jonathan Grimes may sit as well
By: John Canario | Sep 25 2015, 6:55 pm
|Arian Foster will have to wait at least one more week before he returns to the football field. The All-Pro was ruled out for Sunday’s game by head coach Bill O’Brien, but is progressing well in his recovery from an Aug. 3 groin injury. “He won’t play this week, but he’s doing well,” O’Brien said Friday. Running backs may be down one more if Jonathan Grimes can't play Sunday. Grimes, now in his third season with the Texans, will be a game-time decision. He practiced on Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday with a knee issue. (HoustonTexans.com)|
FFToday's Take: Alfred Blue and Chris Polk will carry the load this weekend against Tampa Bay, and though neither have been especially productive thus far, they could post some decent numbers Sunday. The Buccaneers have allowed an average of 114 yards on the ground per game this season, and have surrendered three rushing touchdowns.
|Brady still to serve suspension this season?|
A "source" says Pats' QB will serve suspension following appeal
By: John Canario | Sep 25 2015, 6:50 pm
|Just when you thought it was safe... An NFL source tells New York radio station WFAN that there's "no doubt" Tom Brady will serve a Deflategate suspension this season after the NFL's appeal is expedited. “Boomer and Carton” show co-host Craig Carton said a “very influential person in the NFL” told him “there’s no doubt in his mind” that Brady will serve a four-game suspension this season after the NFL’s appeal is heard. Carton said the league is attempting to get the appeal of Judge Richard Berman's decision that overturned Brady's suspension expedited. (CSN NE)|
FFToday's Take: Whatever the case is, it's too early to tell as no appeal has yet been heard. Should there be any truth to this rumor, Brady owners would be wise to stockpile another decent arm for later in the season. Stay tuned.
| Cutler, Jeffery ruled out Sunday |
Bears will be without two key offensive pieces against Seahawks
By: John Canario | Sep 25 2015, 6:45 pm
|The Chicago Bears are officially Jimmy Clausen's team this week. Coach John Fox announced that quarterback Jay Cutler is out Sunday with a hamstring injury, giving Clausen the start against the Seattle Seahawks. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier this week Cutler would miss at least two weeks. In Week 2 versus the Arizona Cardinals, Clausen went 14-of-23 passing for 121 yards, one interception and a 56.6 passer rating in relief of Cutler. Clausen is 1-10 as an NFL starter. His only win came over John Skelton and the Cardinals in Week 15, 2010. Fox also announced receiver Alshon Jeffery would miss Sunday's contest as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. Jeffery missed last week's tilt with the injury. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Steer clear of Jimmy Clausen and Eddie Royal this week if you have any other options. Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett are the only Bears' players worth starting this week.
| DeMarco Murray to play week 3|
RB dealing with strained hamstring
By: John Canario | Sep 25 2015, 6:20 pm
|The Philadelphia Eagles will have DeMarco Murray in the backfield for a Week 3 game against the New York Jets despite a hamstring limiting him in practice earlier in the week. According to ESPN's Ashley Fox, Murray's hamstring is feeling good enough to play on after it ended his practice on Wednesday. An MRI showed that it was just a minor tweak, but the running back still sat out of practice on Thursday. (SB Nation)|
FFToday's Take: Murray hasn't been much of a fantasy factor thus far, and a sore hamstring isn't likely to help his case this weekend. It's hard to believe, but another poor showing this week combined with a nagging hamstring could put last year's top fantasy RB in flex territory going forward.
| Stafford on track to play Sunday|
Lions' QB recovering from a rib injury
By: John Canario | Sep 25 2015, 6:00 pm
|Less than a week after giving some in the Detroit Lions organization a scare with his rib injury, Matthew Stafford is on track to play in Sunday's home opener against the Denver Broncos (8:30 p.m., NBC). Stafford has practiced in full the last two days, and Lions coach Jim Caldwell said his quarterback has gone about the week in normal fashion. "I think, on a daily basis, he demonstrates his desire to be out there and rolling along," Caldwell said. "He's an unusual guy in that respect, but just in terms of how he's gone about the week, in terms of his preparation and things of that nature, it's been on par with the way in which he prepares. But every week's a little different challenge and, certainly, this week is challenging for him." Stafford took eight hits and was sacked once in the Lions' 26-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings last weekend and was so beaten up, he needed X rays on his ribs and chest after the game. (Detroit Free Press)|
FFToday's Take: Despite putting up a decent stat line last week, Stafford player fairly conservatively, opting for short passes to pick up yards. It lead some to speculate that his rib and chest injuries were preventing him from throwing the long ball. Things don't get any easier for Stafford this week, facing the top-ranked pass defense thus far in 2015 in the Denver Broncos.
| Drew Brees out, Luke McCown will start|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2015, 1:00 pm
|New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been declared out for Sunday's game against the host Carolina Panthers, according to Saints coach Sean Payton. Luke McCown will start in his place. (New Orleans Times Picayune)|
FFToday's Take: The 0-2 Saints are in a rough spot traveling to Carolina without their starting quarterback. Brees (shoulder) reportedly didn't have enough zip on his passes in practice this week. Downgrade the Saints' skill position players and upgrade the Carolina-D.
| Colts TE Dwyane Allen out with ankle injury|
Fleener become sneaky Week 3 fantasy play
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2015, 12:45 pm
|HC Chuck Pagano: TE Dwayne Allen (ankle), CB Greg Toler (neck), CB Darius Butler (hip) out for Titans. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Allen's absence creates a nice situation for Coby Fleener who has a grand total of 1 catch for 5 yards after two games. Fleener and the rest of the Colts passing game should get a boost facing the Titans this week.
| Tevin Coleman out for Week 3|
Rib injury may cost RB a couple weeks
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2015, 12:40 pm
|Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn officially ruled out rookie running back Tevin Coleman and wide receiver/return specialist Devin Hester for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Coleman will likely miss a couple games after breaking a rib in last week's game against the Giants. Devonta Freeman now has a volume opportunity this week against an improved Dallas defense. He's a viable RB2 consideration.
| Decker, Ivory will be gametime decisions|
Both listed as Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2015, 12:23 pm
|Jets RB Chris Ivory (quad), WR Eric Decker (knee) & CB Darrelle Revis will be game-time decisions vs Eagles. All are questionable. (Manish Mehta on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Both Ivory and Decker missed practice time this week. If Decker sits Brandon Marshall will move into top ten consideration at the WR position and should be a target magnet against the Eagles. Ivory owners should be looking for other options even if he's active on Sunday. Bilal Powell would get a boost if Ivory sits.
| Ladarius Green takes part in limited practice|
Chargers added TE Kyle Miller for Week 3 insurance
By: Doug Orth | Sep 24 2015, 5:55 pm
|Ladarius Green (concussion) was among the notable (injured) Chargers to practice Thursday.
Green was a limited participant Wednesday due to a concussion, which he suffered Sunday versus the Bengals and was diagnosed with on Tuesday after he reported symptoms, the team said. It's his second such diagnosis this month. He was determined to have a concussion Sept. 9 following a practice. The Chargers signed tight end Kyle Miller on Thursday for some insurance at the position. Green notably was concussed last December, losing consciousness on a hit by a Patriots cornerback. (San Diego Union-Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: It's more than a bit surprising Green is even allowed to run at this point, much less practice in a limited fashion, and may even be irresponsible on the Chargers' part. Given how little time has passed in between Green's last two concussions, it seems highly unlikely he will be allowed to play at Minnesota this weekend. With Antonio Gates still serving the final two games of his suspension, John Phillips will almost certainly the start but is well off the fantasy map.
| C.J. Anderson feels toe injury no longer an issue|
Will continue receiving treatment
By: Doug Orth | Sep 24 2015, 5:00 pm
|C.J. Anderson has not missed a practice, but he continues to be listed on the injury report because of the toe injury he suffered late in the Week 1 win over Baltimore. He practiced again Thursday and said this week that the off-days after last Thursday's win over Kansas City helped him heal. Anderson said Wednesday that he continues to receive treatment on the toe.
"I'm fine now," Anderson said. "I don't think it affected me. ... I'm impatient, but it's going to be one of those nagging things for the season that I take care of."
FFToday's Take: The Denver Post's Troy Renck has suggested Anderson has one more game as the starter before the Broncos' backfield turns into a full-blown committee or Ronnie Hillman passes him on the depth chart. Whether that's likely not the case, what we do know is that Denver's run-blocking has been atrocious (second-worst score per Pro football Focus). The healing on the field should begin this Sunday night against the Lions'struggling run defense.
| Eddie Lacy, Davante Adams miss practice Thu.|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 24 2015, 12:45 pm
|Eddie Lacy and Davante Adams sat out of Thursday’s practice with the sprained ankles they suffered in the Green Bay Packers’ 27-17 win over Seattle, leaving their availability for Monday night’s game against Kansas City uncertain. (Green Bay Press Gazette)|
FFToday's Take: James Starks and rookie Ty Montgomery would likely see increased playing time the two Packer starters aren't available Monday night against the Chiefs.
| DeMarco Murray won't practice Thursday|
Status for Sunday uncertain
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 24 2015, 12:15 pm
|DeMarco Murray remains a mystery for Sunday.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly told reporters on Thursday that his starting running back is still being evaluated for a hamstring injury ahead of this weekend's matchup with the New York Jets. Murray won't practice Thursday and the team isn't sure if he'll suit up for Week 3.
FFToday's Take: We'll monitor practice reports Friday and Saturday but it sounds like Murray is shaping up to be a gametime decision. Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles would see increased touches if Murray sits. The Eagles and Jets play early Sunday.