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Injury Charles questionable, re-evaluated Saturday
Sprained ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 19 2014, 4:35 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who is on the injury report with a sprained ankle, practiced with the starters on Friday, but coach Andy Reid wasn’t certain how much, if any, Charles will be able to play on Sunday against Miami. Charles was listed as questionable for the game. "We’re going to see how he feels after this practice," Reid said. "He moved around and did a decent job. He looked a little sore, but he did OK." (Kansas City Star)

FFToday's Take: We'll get a better indication of Charles' availability if he makes the trip to Miami tomorrow. If so, and he becomes a gametime decision, fantasy owners may be in a bind since the Chiefs play at 4:25 Eastern. Knile Davis would get the start and be a borderline RB1 if Charles doesn't play.
Injury Jordan Reed out, DeSean Jackson questionable
Niles Paul on the TE1 radar
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 19 2014, 11:45 am

Washington Redskins
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson took part in some individual drills during Friday’s practice and will be listed as questionable for the Washington Redskins’ game on Sunday at Philadelphia. Tight end Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out. (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: A converted wide receiver, Niles Paul torched the Jaguars in Week 2 to the tune of 8 catches, 99 yards and 1 TD. If DeSean Jackson is limited or sits on Sunday, Paul would become the No.2 receiving option for Kirk Cousins. Jackson will test his shoulder in pregame warmups and be a gametime decision.
Injury Jordan Cameron limited Friday, Questionable
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 19 2014, 11:15 am

Cleveland Browns
Browns TE Jordan Cameron and LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulders) were limited today and they're questionable for ravens. (Mary Kay Cabot via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cameron was limited on Thursday as well and will be a gametime decision. It's hard to get excited about Cameron as a fantasy play given the risk of re-aggravating his shoulder injury. Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge would fill in for Cameron if he sits.
Injury A.J. Green expects to play Sunday
No soreness in foot
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 19 2014, 10:25 am

Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green told the Bengals' official team website he "feels good" and plans to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Green strained a ligament in his foot last weekend, forcing him out most of the contest. He missed practice Wednesday and caught a few passes Thursday, but was limited in practice. Friday morning the receiver said he has "no soreness" and if he feels similarly Sunday, he'll play. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: The Bengals have a bye in Week 4 and could easily hold him out giving him extra rest for Week 5 but it appears Green will be on the field this week against Tennessee. Owners should temper their expectations given the risk of aggravating the injury, plus the Bengals are likely to incorporate a run-heavy gameplan.
Injury Doug Martin officially Inactive
Bobby Rainey expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2014, 6:11 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
And Bucs have deactivated RB Doug Martin. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Bobby Rainey moves into RB2 territory with Martin watching on the sidelines. The Falcons have given up the most fantasy points to running backs over the first two weeks.
Injury Roddy White Inactive
Hamstring injury will cause Roddy to sit
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2014, 6:07 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Both Roddy White and Doug Martin deactivated tonight (Jay Glazer via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Falcons hinted throughout the week that Roddy's rest during practice this week was a precaution. Sounds like his hamstring injury is more serious. Harry Douglas and Devin Hester will get a boost in fantasy value with Douglas becoming a flex option.
McKinnon likely to see expanded role
OC Norv Turner suggests he could go with "hot hand"
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2014, 4:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
A stout, relatively durable back (5-11, 234), Matt Asiata is the best equipped of the Vikings' current backfield to take on the heavy dosage Peterson typically commanded. Although rookie Jerick McKinnon is also expected to see an expanded role. Running backs coach Kirby Wilson graded McKinnon well in his first extended time against the Patriots, McKinnon said, though there's certain areas he needs to work on that don't involve carrying the football. (ESPN 1500 Twin Cities)

FFToday's Take: St. Paul Pioneer Press beat writer Chris Tomasson tweeted earlier today that Turner will use both backs and could lean on one if he develops a "hot hand". McKinnon graded out well in Week 2, has reportedly picked up the playbook quickly and is the superior athlete, but it seems a bit much to ask of him to go from a jack-of-all-trades option quarterback at a FCS school to NFL lead back in less than one year. Nevertheless, he's a worthwhile stash as the situation sorts itself out.
Injury Bucs likely without Doug Martin in Week 3
Team also expects to be minus Gerald McCoy
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2014, 4:10 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers listed DT Gerald McCoy and RB Doug Martin as questionable for Thursday night’s game against the Falcons, but it doesn’t look like either one of them will be on the field. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that McCoy and Martin are both unlikely to be active for the NFC South matchup. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: Martin is expected to test his knee before the call is officially made to deactivate him, so there is still a glimmer of hope for his owners that he'll be able to play in what should be a juicy matchup. If he cannot go, then Bobby Rainey is a high-end RB2 play. McCoy's absence should allow Matt Ryan & Co. to feel a bit more comfortable in the pocket, meaning the Falcons have a shot to put up some stellar offensive numbers.
Injury Charles back at practice
Took part in warm-ups and cutting drills
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2014, 4:00 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
RB Jamaal Charles, who suffered a high ankle sprain in last week's game against Denver, was participating in the early portion of Kansas City Chiefs practice Thursday. His availability for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Miami is uncertain. Charles went through warm-ups with his teammates and was then tended to briefly by trainer Rick Burkholder before joining the running backs for position drills. One such drill involved cutting through cones to catch a pass. Charles did this several times and appeared to pass these tests without a problem. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Charles' quick return to practice is an interesting turn of events after he did not go on Wednesday. Kansas City desperately needs a win, but it would be foolish for the team to rush him back if he has anything close to the high ankle sprain that was initially reported. Although the surprise return bodes well for Charles' Week 4 status and beyond, Knile Davis is the heavy favorite to dominate touches this week.
Injury Jordan Cameron limited Thursday
Likely questionable at best for Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2014, 3:50 pm

Cleveland Browns
Browns OC Kyle Shanahan said TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) was "very limited" today. "It can go either way." (Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cameron sat last week after leaving early in Week 1. With the Browns on a bye in Week 4, it makes a ton of sense to give their talented tight end another two weeks to get his shoulder right. Cleveland doesn't have anything close to a Cameron clone on the roster, so Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin should continue to see their fair share of targets against the Ravens.
Injury Tony Romo misses practice with back injury
Back still a concern even after past surgeries
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 17 2014, 7:53 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Romo sat out Wednesday's practice with "back tightness" although coach Jason Garrett and Romo anticipate he'll return to practice on Thursday. Either way, it's a concern that Romo can't get fully healthy. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: This appears to be normal rest associated with continued back issues for Dallas' signal caller but should serve as a reminder that Tony Romo carries injury risk. As a result, fantasy owners would be wise to invest in a capable backup.
Injury Hamstring keeps Decker out of practice Wed.
Rex Ryan optimistic that Decker will play MNF
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 17 2014, 7:04 pm

New York Jets
FLORHAM PARK - Though Jets wide receiver Eric Decker did not practice Wednesday, because he tweaked his hamstring in Sunday’s loss at Green Bay, he said it was "a good sign" that he was able to do some jogging in the rehab area of the practice field, under the supervision of trainers. Moreover, Jets coach Rex Ryan sounded optimistic that both Decker and cornerback Dee Milliner will play Monday night against the Bears. (NJ.com)

FFToday's Take: Through two weeks of action the Jets are ranked 29th in offensive passing yards per game while the Bears defense is giving up under 200 yards through the air. Considering the fact that the Jets play on Monday night fantasy owners should play it safe by going with a different option for Week 3. Decker owners willing to roll the dice may want to consider picking up Jeremy Kerley or David Nelson in case the Jets keep their top receiving threat on the sideline.
RB Dwyer latest to be tied to domestic violence
Arizona running back arrested Wednesday
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 17 2014, 6:28 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals running back Jonathan Dywer was arrested in Arizona on Wednesday on charges related to domestic violence. Dwyer has been charged with aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, the CBS Evening News has reported. (CBSSports.com)

FFToday's Take: Here we go again. Given the way other players have been held out in recent weeks it is very likely that Jonathan Dwyer will receive similar treatment over the next few days. Stepfan Taylor is the next in line behind starter Andre Ellington.
Injury Vernon Davis still on crutches
Deep ankle bruise
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 17 2014, 4:46 pm

San Francisco
The 49ers began practice today with just one healthy tight end from their 53-man roster, Derek Carrier. The other two, Vernon Davis (ankle) and Vance McDonald (knee), were working out in the team’s weight room. Davis emerged using the same crutches he was seen using after Sunday’s loss to the Bears. Earlier in the day, Jim Harbaugh said the team “dodged a bullet” with Davis’ injury, which occurred when he was tackled awkwardly from behind in the fourth quarter. Still, it’s unknown whether the team’s top tight end will be ready in time for Sunday’s game against Arizona. He has a deep bruise on his ankle, a source said. (Sacremento Bee)

FFToday's Take: It's still possible that Davis plays this weekend so fantasy owners should keep a close eye on the final practice reports this week before making any changes to their lineup. Meanwhile, Davis' backup, Vance McDonald, is also dealing with a knee injury that may keep him out this week. Derek Carrier was inserted late in the game Sunday night and could be in line for considerable work if the 49ers' other options are unable to suit up for Week 3.
Injury RG3 will wear cast for 10 days
To be re-evaluated after cast is removed
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 17 2014, 4:30 pm

Washington Redskins
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will wear the cast on his dislocated left ankle for roughly 10 days and then will have it re-evaluated, with the hope of then proceeding to around a month and a half of rehabilitation, Coach Jay Gruden said. (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: Based on Jay Gruden's suggestions, the Redskins will be without Robert Griffin III for at least eight weeks in the best possible scenario. That would put his return at week 11 following the team's bye week. Kirk Cousins should be picked up in all formats as the clear starter for the next two months and possibly longer if he excels in Griffin III's absence.
Injury DeSean Jackson misses practice, expects to play
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 17 2014, 1:00 pm

Washington Redskins
DeSean Jackson on Wednesday did some work on a side field while his teammates practiced and then watched other portions of that session. Gruden speculated that the team wouldn’t know until Thursday or Friday if the wide receiver would play on Sunday. "It’s going to be a huge game for myself and I’ve looked forward to ever since everything went down the way it went down." (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: Jackson injured his shoulder last week and will do everything in his power to get on the field this week against his former team. Updates on D-Jax's practice participation coming later in the week.
Vikings reverse course on AP
Placed on Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list
By: Doug Orth | Sep 17 2014, 2:30 am

Minnesota Vikings
A statement from Vikings.com regarding the ongoing case regarding Adrian Peterson: In conversations with the NFL over the last two days, the Vikings advised the League of the team’s decision to revisit the situation regarding Adrian Peterson. In response, the League informed the team of the option to place Adrian on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list, which will require that Adrian remain away from all team activities while allowing him to take care of his personal situation until the legal proceedings are resolved. After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian. (Vikings.com)

FFToday's Take: There's no mandatory length of stay on the list, but the Vikings indicated that Peterson would remain there "until the legal proceedings are resolved." This is looking more and more like it will be an extended absence, especially since Peterson will be held out of team activities while the situation is resolved. Matt Asiata becomes a strong flex/low-end RB2 play for as long as AP is forced to sit out.
Injury Roddy White skips practice, expected to play
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 16 2014, 4:00 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White suffered a hamstring injury and did not practice on Tuesday, but is expected to play against Tampa Bay on Thursday night. "It’s not important for Roddy to practice," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "We’d like for Roddy to practice, but it’s all about getting Roddy on a short week … ready for Thursday. Our goal is to have Roddy as healthy as he can be for the ball game on Thursday night." (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

FFToday's Take: Sounds like White will be ready to go for Thursday night football. Tampa Bay ranks 18th in FPts Allowed to receivers but hasn't faced a passing attack like the Falcons over the first two weeks (CAR & STL). White is an WR2 in Week 3.
Adrian Peterson case "under review" by NFL
Former New York prosecutor Lisa Friel reviewing Hardy case too
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 16 2014, 10:54 am

Minnesota Vikings
The NFL says the Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy cases are under review, according to Ed Werder's Twitter post. The Vikings reinstated Peterson Monday, but deferred any questions about further discipline to the league office. The NFL's new hire, former New York prosecutor Lisa Friel, is examining both cases. (Twitter (@Edwerderespn))

FFToday's Take: Whether the NFL has the power to step in and suspend Peterson before the case goes to trial is hard to assess, but FOX's Jay Glazer reported Sunday it falls under the new domestic violence policy, in which first-time offenders get a six-game ban. Our advice is to hold Matt Asiata until a clearer picture emerges.
Injury Ryan Mathews likely out 4-6 weeks
Sprained MCL
By: Doug Orth | Sep 15 2014, 4:45 pm

San Diego Chargers
An MCL sprain can sideline a player anywhere from a minimal amount to eight weeks. For Ryan Mathews, the timetable appears to fall somewhere in between. A recent MRI has confirmed a sprained MCL for the Chargers running back, and he is expected to miss four to five weeks, according to the NFL Network. The team will take the news, knowing it could've been much worse after Mathews was carted off the field Sunday. His right knee injury came during the fourth quarter of a 30-21 win over Seattle. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Mathews' injury history was likely one of the main reasons the Chargers signed Donald Brown this offseason. The former first-round pick of the Colts didn't do a lot with his 10 touches on Sunday, but figures to pretty much absorb the role of Mathews in his absence while Danny Woodhead remains the passing-down/change-of-pace option. Along with Kansas City's Knile Davis, expect Brown to be one of the top waiver-wire additions in most leagues this week.
Injury A.J. Green likely out until Week 5
Turf toe
By: Doug Orth | Sep 15 2014, 4:35 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Although the Cincinnati Bengals' victory over the Atlanta Falcons was a pyrrhic one, the early signs on A.J. Green's toe injury are positive. If Green can't go against the Tennessee Titans this week, the Bengals' official website expects him to be ready after the Week 4 bye for the Oct. 5 game in New England. Green's ligament strain knocked him out of Sunday's bout on the opening series, but did not require crutches after the game. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: The Bengals' Week 4 bye couldn't come at a better time for Green, who was held without a catch for the first time in his career after playing only six snaps in Week 2. Expect Cincinnati to focus even more on its running game against the Titans and look for Mohamed Sanu to remain Andy Dalton's primary target again.
Injury RG3 out indefinitely with dislocated ankle
Team believes he will return at some point in 2014
By: Doug Orth | Sep 15 2014, 4:00 pm

Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III will have a cast put on his dislocated ankle but it remains unclear how long the quarterback will be sidelined, coach Jay Gruden said Monday. “We’ll know in a few more weeks how long he’ll be out,” Gruden said. Gruden said Griffin did not suffer any fractures or ligament damage and he would not be put on season-ending injured reserve, but the coach did not offer any timetable for a potential return. He said he does believe Griffin will be back this season. Kirk Cousins, who entered after Griffin left the game, will take over as the starting quarterback. (Washington Times)

FFToday's Take: Griffin and the team hopes he can make it back in 4-5 weeks, but that seems overly optimistic at this point. Furthermore, the team may be tempted to stretch it if Cousins can continue to perform well in the interim. It would be a surprise if Griffin can make it back before midseason, so owners in leagues with short benches may be forced to release him. Cousins should be a more-than-adequate replacement while he is recovering.
Injury Charles diagnosed with high ankle sprain
No timetable for return
By: Doug Orth | Sep 15 2014, 3:45 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles suffered a high ankle sprain, and S Eric Berry sprained an ankle in Sunday’s loss at Denver, HC Andy Reid said Monday. Reid provided no timetable for their returns. A high ankle sprain can often result in a multi-week injury, but Reid says Charles’ injury “doesn’t look to be a real severe one.” “It does have the component of a high ankle sprain. What does that mean? We’ll see,” Reid said. (Kansas City Star)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners know this drill pretty well by now. High-ankle sprains are often multi-week injuries and Charles would be doing himself and his team a disservice by trying to rush back. Knile Davis will step and replace him as the featured back in his absence. The second-year back should be considered a low-end RB1 in all leagues while Charles is out.
Injury Mark Ingram expected to miss a month
Hand injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2014, 12:30 pm

New Orleans
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is expected to miss about a month with a hand injury he suffered Sunday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Ingram was off to a good start this season rushing for 143 yards on 24 carries with 3 TDs over the first two weeks. Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas will likely see their roles increased.
Peterson expected to play in Week 3
Vikings to let legal system play out before imposing discipline
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2014, 11:50 am

Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that running back Adrian Peterson will return to practices and meetings this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Peterson was deactivated for the Vikings' Week 2 game against the New England Patriots after he was indicted by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: "At this time we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action." The Vikings will the Peterson case play out in the legal system before imposing any kind of punishment. Peterson owners can exhale for now and should be able to plug him into lineups for the foreseeable future.
Injury Vernon Davis on crutches, ankle injury
MRI expected today
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2014, 9:30 am

San Francisco
Tight end Vernon Davis sat out the final 10 minutes of the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night with an ankle injury. Afterward, Davis was seen on crutches in the 49ers’ locker room. The severity of his sprain is not known. (CSNBayArea.com)

FFToday's Take: Backup tight end Vance McDonald injured his knee in the first half and was limited the rest of the game. Derek Carrier filled in with 3 catches for 41 yards.
Injury Eric Decker re-injures hamstring
Jets wideout bothered by hamstring injury in preseason
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2014, 9:00 am

New York Jets
The New York Jets suffered a potentially costly injury Sunday, as wide receiver Eric Decker exited in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury. It's the same hamstring that nagged Decker throughout training camp, except this time the injury is believed to be more severe. He will have tests Monday, presumably an MRI. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Decker is the key receiver for the Jets so his loss would be a significant blow to the offense. Jeremy Kerley is operating as the No.2 wideout. David Nelson would likely slide into a starting role if Decker misses any time.
Injury Knowshon Moreno expected to miss 4-8 weeks
Dislocated elbow
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 14 2014, 8:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
Moreno was injured on his first touch of the game Sunday in a 29-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills and did not return. Moreno will miss four to eight weeks with a dislocated elbow and possible fracture. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: To make matters worse, Lamar Miller left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, but should be OK. Rookie Damien Williams is next in line behind Miller with Moreno out.
Injury Carson Palmer Out, Drew Stanton will start at QB
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 14 2014, 10:03 am

Arizona Cardinals
Source: Cardinals QB Carson Palmer will not play today. He tested his shoulder out and couldn’t go. It’s Drew Stanton. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Palmer was limited in practice this week due to a nerve issue in his shoulder. Pregame warmups didn't go so well so Stanton gets the call. This move is a downgrade to the fantasy values of Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
Injury Marshall, Jeffery 75% not to play
Both Bears' wide receivers are gametime decisions
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 14 2014, 9:38 am

Chicgao Bears
There are major questions about whether Chicago Bears starting wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery will play Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers. Both players were listed as questionable to play and one source said he was "75 percent" sure neither would play. In addition, receiver Josh Morgan is listed as doubtful on the injury report with a groin injury. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Both have been labeled as gametime decisions for Sunday night's contest against San Francisco. Marshall didn't practice all week while Jeffery worked on a limited basis Friday. If both sit, its likely Santonio Holmes would fill one starting role and perhaps Josh Bellamy the other. Holmes would be a worthwhile WR3 if you're able to adjust your roster at gametime.
Injury Jordan Cameron not expected to play
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 14 2014, 7:00 am

Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is not expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints due to a shoulder injury, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Cameron missed practice all week. Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray are likely to see more reps at the tight end position but neither is a recommended fantasy play.
Asiata set to make third career start
Will replace Adrian Peterson in starting lineup
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 13 2014, 7:00 am

Minnesota Vikings
Matt Asiata is expected to start in Peterson’s absence Sunday, with rookie Jerick McKinnon serving as the backup. Asiata, in his third season, will make his third career start. The previous two starts occurred in the final two games last season, when Peterson and Toby Gerhart were inactive with injuries. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Even with Peterson out of the lineup, the Vikings should focus on the running game against the Patriots who gave up 193 yards to Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller last week. Asiata should touch the ball 20 times with the rookie McKinnon playing a complementary role.
Welker unlikely to play this weekend
Expected to be reinstated soon
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2014, 8:00 pm

Denver Broncos
Wes Welker is hours away from becoming resinstated as a Bronco. The 32 team union representatives approved the league's revised drug policy Friday afternoon. It's possible that by late Friday night — but most likely Saturday — Welker will have his four-game suspension rescinded and he would be placed on the Broncos' 53-man roster. It's also possible final approval by the NFL could take until Monday. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: Since the league has decided to changes the rules of their drug policy and apply these rules to players already suspended... after the season has started... it appears certain players will their suspensions reduced or wiped out all together. Welker is likely to be ready for game action in Week 3.
Injury Doug Martin questionable, expected to start
Head coach calls Martin "lead guy"
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2014, 7:00 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin practiced last week and, although he is listed as questionable for Sunday's game, is expected back in the lineup against the St. Louis Rams. "I've talked about how important Doug is to us," (Lovie) Smith said. "Just our running game in general, we were trying to get it going with all of our guys. Doug is our lead guy. We weren't able to for whatever reason this first game, but we'll stay committed to it." (Tampa Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Martin was removed from last week's game due to a knee injury but should get the start when the Bucs host the Rams on Sunday. Bobby Rainey will serve as Martin's backup. Martin has RB2 upside but needs a solid performance this week to ease the minds of his fantasy owners.
Injury Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery iffy for Sunday
Marshall sits Friday, Jeffery limited
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2014, 3:10 pm

Chicgao Bears
Receivers Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Sunday. The Bears held out Marshall from Friday's practice, but he came out and participated during the walk-through portion. Jeffery practiced in a limited capacity and took part in some of the full team drills. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like both Bears' receivers will be true gametime decisions. Not want fantasy owners want to hear considering the Bears and 49ers don't play until Sunday night. If either sit, Santonio Holmes would be in line for more targets.
Injury Cameron misses practice, questionable
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2014, 12:05 pm

Cleveland Browns
Browns Jordan Cameron and Mingo are questionable for Saints with shoulder injuries. (Mary Kay Cabot via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cameron has missed practice all week but the fact the Browns have listed him as questionable means they believe there's an outside chance he will play. Still, you should be making other plans for your tight end position this weekend. Gary Barnidge would likely see increased opportunities but won't be on the fantasy radar.
Injury Cecil Shorts sits on Friday
Hamstring injury may cause Shorts to miss more than Week 2
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2014, 11:10 am

Jacksonville Jaguars
S Johnathan Cyprien not working Friday and WR Cecil Shorts III on side not practicing. (John Oehser via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Head coach Gus Bradley said yesterday "It’s not exactly good that he didn’t practice today, but we’ll see what happens." Shorts has been dealing with hamstring issues since early in the preseason. Fantasy owners need to be making plans to be without the receiver for the foreseeable future.
Injury DeAngelo Williams misses practice Friday
Thigh injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2014, 10:38 am

Carolina Panthers
Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams did not participate in portion open to media. Second day in a row. (Jonathan Jones)

FFToday's Take: Williams missed practice yesterday making his status for Sunday very much in question. Jonathan Stewart would get the start and move into flex consideration if Williams can't go. Mike Tolbert would likely see some additions additional work as well.
Injury McFadden expected to start for Raiders
Murray to see action as well
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2014, 9:00 am

Oakland Raiders
Maurice Jones-Drew said Thursday that he had a procedure performed on his right hand — not for a broken bone, he said — and the running back and the Raiders’ coaching staff are essentially ruling him out for Sunday’s game. "I would like to go out there (Sunday), but it’s a long season," said Jones-Drew, whose hand was very swollen. (SF Gate)

FFToday's Take: OC Greg Olson said Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray would be the running backs this week. "Last week we wanted to see Maurice Jones-Drew in a full-time role," Olson said. "This week, I don't know if we'll see that. We'll start with Darren, and it probably will be more series-wise with Latavius and Darren."
Adrian Peterson indicted, Week 2 status unclear
Charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2014, 5:15 am

Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to multiple media reports. Last October, Peterson's 2-year-old son died in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after being allegedly assaulted by a man who was dating the boy's mother. Peterson learned only two months earlier that he was the boy's father. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the NFL this week... this has been an on-going case and Peterson testified for the grand jury weeks ago. He hasn't been arrested but may need to turn himself in leaving his status for this week up in the air. There's been now official word from the Vikings as of yet. Matt Asiata would likely start if Peterson is unavailable.