| West out, Jamaal Charles expected to play|
Charles ot make season debut
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2016, 3:00 pm
|Despite being listed as questionable (knee), Chiefs' RB Jamaal Charles will make 2016 season debut Sunday night in Pitt, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Charcandrick West (ankle) out, Charles will get his first action of the season on Sunday night against the Steelers. There's no definitive word on Charles role, but its likely he will be limited and be in a backup role to Spencer Ware. Ware's value dips to RB2 level while the uncertainty makes Charles a FLEX dart throw.
| Eric Decker out with shoulder injury|
Tear in his rotator cuff
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2016, 1:00 pm
|Jets WR Eric Decker has a partial tear in his rotator cuff and won't play Sunday, the team announced. Todd Bowles said it's a week-to-week injury. He didn't rule out surgery down the road; it depends on healing and rehab. This a big blow to the Jets' struggling passing attack. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Decker has been a model of consistency since 2015 but his injury will put fantasy owners in a bind. Quincy Enunwa will move into a starting role and has immediate WR3 and Flex appeal.
| Marvin Jones back at practice Friday|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2016, 12:30 pm
|Detroit Lions receiver Marvin Jones was practicing with the team on Friday, just one day after he popped up on the team's injury report with a hamstring problem.
Jones was limited on Thursday by the injury, but seemed fine while working out with the other receivers during the 15 or so minutes of practice that were open to the media. (MLive.com)|
FFToday's Take: Jones inclusion on the injury report yesterday raised eyebrows of fantasy owners. It seems like he'll be good to go but check reports later this weekend for confirmation. He'll be a WR1 if he plays against Chicago.
| Sammy Watkins out with foot injury|
Missed practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2016, 12:10 pm
|Rex Ryan says Bills WR Sammy Watkins is out for Sunday's game. (Vic Carucci on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Ryan indicated that Watkins foot injury may keep him out beyond Week 4. This is not only based news for Watkins' owners but Tyrod Taylor owners as well. With Greg Salas also out, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, Walter Powell and Brandon Tate round out the WR depth chart.
| Julius Thomas a gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2016, 11:30 am
|Limited practice today and questionable for Sunday: Tight end Julius Thomas (elbow) and linebacker Dan Skuta (hip).
“Those guys will be game-time decisions,” coach Gus Bradley said. If Thomas is inactive, the Jaguars would have only two healthy tight ends: Marcedes Lewis and Neal Sterling (Florida Times Union)|
FFToday's Take: Thomas did make the trip to London so it's likely he is true gametime decision. He'll be a low-end TE1 option against the Colts defense if he's able to suit up.
| Marvin Jones shows up on injury report|
Limited practice; hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Sep 29 2016, 7:50 pm
|Marvin Jones is on Thursday’s injury report as a limited participant in practice after not being on the report at all after Wednesday’s practice. That suggests that Jones may have come down with the injury during practice and will make Friday’s practice one to watch for a better idea about how much the hamstring might affect him against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: The WR1 after three weeks, Jones will need to get a full practice in on Friday in order to quell fears of him missing time against the Bears in Week 4. If he is forced to sit out, Anquan Boldin and Golden Tate become much better fantasy options against Chicago's shell of a defense, while Eric Ebron could also be nearing must-start territory as well.
|Josh Gordon entering rehab|
Future with Browns in jeopardy
By: Doug Orth | Sep 29 2016, 7:30 pm
|Josh Gordon's Cleveland Browns comeback has hit another roadblock.
The wide receiver announced Thursday that he is entering an in-patient rehabilitation facility in an effort to "gain full control of my life." Gordon is eligible to play in the Browns' Week 5 contest against the New England Patriots as part of the terms of his NFL reinstatement for a substance abuse violation. Gordon's decision to enter rehab, however, puts his comeback on hold indefinitely. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Another setback for the surpremely talented wideout, although it shows progress he's confronting the problem personally this time around. There's simply no way of knowing how long Gordon will be away from the team and whether or not Cleveland will continue to stick with him. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport stated there is a "real chance" Gordon will never play another snap for the Browns. Given what we know at the moment, redraft owners should probably accept that possibility as well and move on.
|Dolphins making changes prior to Week 4|
Damien Williams named starter for TNF; Byron Maxwell benched
By: Doug Orth | Sep 29 2016, 7:20 pm
|Byron Maxwell, who has struggled in three games with the Dolphins, has been demoted, the Miami Herald first reported. Tony Lippett, who has not gotten a snap on defense this season, will start at corner against the Bengals. Maxwell will play off the bench.
Damien Williams will start for Arian Foster. Laremy Tunsil will slide from guard to left tackle; Billy Turner will start at left guard. Kraig Urbik will be the Dolphins’ center. (Miami Herald)|
FFToday's Take: Maxwell is one of seven starters who have either been demoted or are injured. He tends to struggle in off coverage and that is exactly what he has been asked to do too much in Miami. As for the running back situation, it has become clear new HC Adam Gase does not really care/trust any of his options. So while Williams will get the start, he may be sharing the backfield with three other players. He's worth an add in deep leagues, but he's a Hail Mary start at best.
| Eric Decker misses practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 29 2016, 11:35 am
|Jets WR Eric Decker (shoulder) is not practicing. He's at the field, but he didn't even participate in stretching. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Decker missed Wednesday as well and reportedly had an MRI on his shoulder injury that he aggravated last Sunday. If Decker ends up sitting this week, Quincy Enunwa becomes a viable WR3 even against a difficult Seattle defense.
| Jennings unlikely to play Monday night|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 29 2016, 8:00 am
|New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings is unlikely to play on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings, according to multiple sources. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Coaches are still worried about Jennings' ability to catch the ball and pass protect with a cast on his thumb. Expect a committee approach with Orleans Darkwa being the lead back. Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins could receive touches as well. Darkwa is a Flex option only against a difficult Vikings defense.
| C.J. Spiller latches on with Seattle|
C.J. Prosise expected to miss another three weeks
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 28 2016, 7:49 pm
|RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks have signed free-agent running back C.J. Spiller, coach Pete Carroll said in a conference call Wednesday. The deal will be for one year and has been made official by the team. To make room on the roster, the Seahawks waived running back Terrence Magee. Thomas Rawls (fibula) is expected to be out several weeks. Third-down back C.J. Prosise is dealing with a hand injury and won't be fully healed for three more weeks, Carroll said. (ESPN.com)|
FFToday's Take: The stars have aligned for Christine Michael to shoulder the workload in Seattle for the near future. He should dominate the workload in Week 4 but remains a low end RB2 against a Jets defense that has given up the fourth fewest fantasy points to running backs. With the cupboards barren of any competition, C.J. Spiller will likely be used in passing situations as soon as this weekend.
|DNP for Jimmy Graham on Thursday|
Knee and back ailments
By: Doug Orth | Sep 28 2016, 7:45 pm
|Jimmy Graham (knee/back) didn't practice. Earl Thomas was also out, but his absence is listed as non-injury-related. (710 ESPN Seattle)|
FFToday's Take: It's never a good sign for a player to show up as a surprise DNP for a Thursday practice leading into a Sunday game, but this is probably going to be par for the course for him as he tries to be one of the first athletes ever to come all the way back from a torn patellar tendon. Luke Willson would be the next man up if Graham can't go in Week 4, but he is a low-end TE2 option at best.
| Rashad Jennings expects to practice tomorrow|
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 28 2016, 5:04 pm
|Jennings missed Sunday's loss to the Redskins with a thumb injury, but he said his thumb feels much better, and he anticipates being a full participant in practice. He won't know for sure, though, until Thursday, and the final decision lies with the team's medical staff. But Jennings is approaching this week as he would any other.
FFToday's Take: This is encouraging news for a Giants backfield that has been hit hard by injuries. Rashad Jennings would get the starting nod if he can return to practice Thursday and not suffer any setbacks. Orleans Darkwa will still be mixed in and may be the favorite for goal line carries if the team wants to limit Jennings' exposure to hits on his injured thumb.
| J.J. Watt placed on IR|
Re-injures back, may miss rest of season
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 28 2016, 4:24 pm
|The league's dominant defensive force re-injured his back during Houston's Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation. There's a chance Watt could miss the rest of the season, per Rapoport. The Texans announced Wednesday they placed him on injured reserve. The hope is that he can return for a late-season playoff run. Texans coach Bill O'Brien told reporters he has no idea if Watt will need to undergo surgery. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: J.J. Watt has already had sports hernia surgery in January and back surgery in late July. He followed a rigorous rehab program to make it back in time for the start of the 2016 season but now looks like he will miss most if not all of Houston's remaining regular season games for 2016.
| Eric Decker to get MRI on shoulder|
Aggrevated injury against the Chiefs in Week 3
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 28 2016, 3:47 pm
|Three separate Jets suffered shoulder injuries in their 24-3 loss to the Chiefs, most notably wide receiver Eric Decker. Decker did not practice Wednesday and will likely get an MRI on his shoulder, coach Todd Bowles told reporters. Decker aggravated the injury on Sunday after practicing in a limited fashion last week. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Having an MRI done midweek after the head coach acknowledged that the injury was aggravated on Sunday leaves Eric Decker's playing status for Sunday up in the air. Fantasy owners should know more by the end of the week and have a backup plan ready to go. Quincy Enunwa and Jalin Marshall would see a few more targets if Decker was not able to suit up against the Seahawks.
| Dez Bryant has hairline fracture in knee|
Could play in Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 28 2016, 2:45 pm
|Jason Garrett says Cowboys' Dez Bryant has a hairline fracture in the bone of one of his knees, hopeful the WR will play on Sunday. (Mike Barrows on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Bryant injured his knee in Week 3 and while the injury looked bad he was able to return. He missed practice today but Garrett believes there is a chance he could practice tomorrow. It's hard to imagine Bryant playing with this injury be we'll have to wait for more concrete info on the injury. Bryant owners should have a Plan B in place for Week 4.
| DeSean Jackson sits Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 28 2016, 12:15 pm
|Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson is not practicing today. He sat out last Wednesday as well because of ankle and knee issues. We'll update his status after practice. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson has been bothered by an ankle injury and briefly left last Sunday's game as well. Barring a setback its likely he'll play Sunday against the Browns.
|Le'Veon Bell back in the saddle as No.1 RB|
Steelers RB coming off suspension
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 27 2016, 2:00 pm
|Mike Tomlin on return and workload of Le'V Bell: "Rest assured, you're going to see Le’Veon Bell and a lot of him Sunday." (Gerry Duclac on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It was fun while it lasted DeAngelo owners. It seems Tomlin will have no issues plugging Bell into a workhorse role Sunday night against the Chiefs. He's an RB1 with DeAngelo Williams returning to a pure handcuff role.
| Dez Bryant to have MRI, expected to play Week 4|
Cowboys WR will undergo test Tuesday
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 27 2016, 11:05 am
|Dallas Star-Telegram writer Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) on Twitter: "Per another source, Dez Bryant is expected to have MRI today." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Bryant will undergo an MRI on his right knee today. He was injured on the second play from scrimmage Sunday but played through the injury, and is tentatively expected to play in Week 4.
| Giants forced to look to Paul Perkins|
Rookie RB "ready to step up"
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 27 2016, 11:00 am
|Orleans Darkwa ran well against the Redskins, with 10 carries for 53 yards. Diminutive Bobby Rainey can duplicate some of Vereen’s skills as a pass-catcher — though he has had fumbling issues in his career — and rookie Paul Perkins, a fifth-round pick from UCLA, will have to be brought along.
HC Ben McAdoo said, "Perkins is ready to step up." Asked how he will replace Vereen, McAdoo said "by committee." (New York Post)|
FFToday's Take: With Shane Vereen down for most if not all of the season and Rashad Jennings dealing with a thumb injury, the Giants will likely activate Perkins in Week 4 and get him some touches. He's a RB4 with additional dynasty value.
| Jared Cook dealing with high ankle sprain|
Packers TE expected to miss multiple weeks
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 27 2016, 10:56 am
|Ian Rapoport on Twitter: "#Packers TE Jared Cook suffered a high-ankle sprain in the team's win, source said. It's pretty swollen & could cause him to miss time." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It looks as though Richard Rodgers will be the lone healthy Green Bay tight end, even after the team's Week 4 bye. Rodgers is a low-end TE2 with some matchup-specific upside.
| Russell Wilson diagnosed with MCL sprain|
Also dealing with high ankle sprain
By: Doug Orth | Sep 26 2016, 5:35 pm
|Pete Carroll said Russell Wilson has an MCL sprain. Says Wilson "feels great" and is recovering well. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Of all the adjectives Carroll could have used to describe how Wilson is feeling at the moment, "great" seems among the most unlikely. Expect the fifth-year quarterback to be labeled questionable at best when the injury report comes out. Wilson's lower-body injuries have limited him to 33 yards rushing through three games, making him a fringe QB1 at best. Rookie UDFA Trevone Boykin would get the odd if Wilson cannot go and be a high-upside QB2 in Week 4 against the New York Jets.
| Thomas Rawls could be out a month|
Hairline fracture in his fibula
By: Doug Orth | Sep 26 2016, 5:30 pm
|Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls has a hairline fracture in his fibula, per a source informed of the tailback's injury. Rawls has already missed a week and could be out for a month, Rapoport added.
Rawls sat out of Sunday's 37-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Christine Michael performed well in his place, rushing for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries as the Seahawks rolled to their second win of the season. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Michael has done absolutely nothing to give the Seahawks any reason to go away from him and earned the right to continue to start once Rawls returns. Until that happens, however, Michael should be treated as a low-end RB1, including next week versus the New York Jets.
| Michael Floyd in concussion protocol|
Cleared to return Sunday but experienced headache Monday
By: Doug Orth | Sep 26 2016, 5:10 pm
|Michael Floyd will be in concussion protocol. Cleared on sideline but had headache Monday. (Darren Urban on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Cardinals had a bad day in Week 3 and this is only makes it worse, although Floyd has long been unable to avoid the injury bug. John Brown, who has been dealing with his own concussion issues, enjoyed easily his best game of the season versus the Buffalo Bills and could be in line for more targets should Floyd miss time. Jaron Brown would stand to benefit as well, although Floyd's absence would likely lead to a heavier dose of targets for Larry Fitzgerald.
|Jets claim Austin Seferian-Jenkins|
Bucs waived TE last week after DUI arrest
By: Doug Orth | Sep 26 2016, 5:00 pm
|The New York Jets claimed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on waivers Monday, only three days after he was arrested on a DUI charge. Seferian-Jenkins was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday, the same day as the arrest. He also had a 2013 DUI arrest in Washington while in college.
The Jets have three tight ends on their roster, but none of them has a reception; they're the only team without a reception at the position. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: By rule, Seferian-Jenkins is subject to league discipline, so don't expect an immediate contribution. While New York isn't the greatest environment for a player with his history off-field issues, it is a worthwhile gamble for a team that really hasn't had much at tight end since Dustin Keller. If ASJ doesn't get hit too hard by the NFL for this latest arrest, there is a chance he could be a nice weapon for the Jets sometime in November.
| Shane Vereen out for the year, triceps injury|
Giants lose leading rusher
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 26 2016, 1:15 pm
|Giants running back Shane Vereen is out for the season with a triceps injury, the team announced today. (ProFootballTalk)|
FFToday's Take: Rashad Jennings missed Week 3 with a thumb injury and now Vereen is lost for the season. Orleans Darkwa isn't the receiving threat Vereen is and the Giants expressed concerns of Jennings' ability to catch with a cast on his thumb so it remains to be seen how the backfield duties will be split moving forward. Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins round out the depth chart.
| Willie Snead not expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 26 2016, 11:45 am
|Source confirms #Saints Willie Snead not expected to play as @BrittMcHenry reported. Small possibility that could change if he feels great. (Mike Triplett on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Snead called himself a "gametime decision" earlier in the week but it appears he will sit out tonight's game against the Falcons with a toe injury. Michael Thomas should see an increase in targets in a decent matchup against the Falcons secondary.
| Jeremy Langford likely has ankle sprain|
Team officials initially feared torn Achilles
By: Doug Orth | Sep 25 2016, 5:15 pm
|Jeremy Langford is believed have suffered just a sprained ankle, source said. Original fear was Achilles, but they ruled it out. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's been a rough three weeks for Langford, who has seen his role reduced significantly since starting Week 1 as the featured back. Rookie Jordan Howard now appears to be the flavor of the month in Chicago and could have a pretty good grip on the job by the time Langford can return. Then again, Ka'Deem Carey is just as likely to be the man by Week 6 given HC John Fox's history. The Bears' offense is going nowhere fast regardless, making all the backs flex plays at best for now.
| Delanie Walker inactive|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 11:30 am
|Titans Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker will not play in Sunday’s game vs. the Raiders.
Walker missed two days of practice this week with a hamstring injury, and the team was waiting until Sunday morning to make a final call after listing him as questionable. (ProFootballTalk)|
FFToday's Take: It will be hard to trust QB Marcus Mariota without one of his top weapons. Rookie WR Tajae Sharpe should see an increase in targets. Expect more usage out of running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry.
| Rashad Jennings expected to be inactive|
Shane Vereen expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 8:45 am
|Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) will be a surprise spectator today. After early optimism, he’s expected to be out vs. Redskins. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jennings has been dealing with a thumb injury and was previously reported he would wear a cast. However, with him on the sidelines Shane Vereen slides into the starting role and becomes a nice RB2 against the Redskins. Orleans Darkwa and perhaps rookie Paul Perkins could also see snaps.
|Dolphins to start Kenyan Drake at RB |
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 8:30 am
|The Dolphins plan to treat rookie running back Kenyan Drake as the starter this week, though they will mix in other runners against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, according to multiple sources.
It's been a revolving door for Miami, whose starter Arian Foster is out this week with a groin injury. Though he could return next week, it's no guarantee. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Jay Ajayi is the only other running back for fantasy owners to consider. Even though we expect a positive game script for the Dolphins, neither running back are trusted fantasy options against Cleveland. Flex value only.
| Brandon Marshall could be limited in Week 3|
Expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 8:15 am
|Even though Jets WR Brandon Marshall expected to be active today, he likely will be on snap count due to foot/knee injury. Weather also bad. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This sounds like a situation to avoid for fantasy owners. Marshall is more of a WR3 in a game he might see limited snaps. It's raining in Kansas City this morning, but expected to clear before the late-afternoon kickoff.
| Sammy Watkins out with foot injury|
Marquise Goodwin expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 8:00 am
|WR Sammy Watkins is out today vs. Cardinals due to his foot injury, per source. Marquise Goodwin expected to start in his place. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins has been questionable throughout the week and it appears will sit this week out. Goodwin and Robert Woods are expected to start at receiver for the Bills but neither are trustworthy fantasy options. Tyrod Taylor's value takes a hit as well in his matchup against Arizona.
| Rashad Jennings to play with cast on thumb|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 24 2016, 10:00 am
|All week, Rashad Jennings has been confident his injured left thumb wouldn’t prevent him from facing the Redskins, but the Giants are listing their starting running back as questionable to play Sunday. “He’s continuing to try to work around that,” Sullivan said of Jennings’ injury. “It’s something that’s not natural. He’s used to doing that without the cast. … It’s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he’ll be able to make.” (New York Post)|
FFToday's Take: Jennings is expected to play but given the fact Shane Vereen split carries with Jennings last week, its difficult to trust Jennings as an RB2. Both backs have Flex appeal in the matchup with Washington.
| Thomas Rawls gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 4:10 pm
|Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tells KIRO Radio 97.3 FM that running back Thomas Rawls’ status for Sunday’s game against San Francisco is uncertain due to the leg injury he sustained last week. “He wasn’t able to practice Wednesday, Thursday, so we’re just hoping by the weekend he’ll have a chance to play,” Carroll said during his weekly conversation with Dori Monson. “We won’t know until then.” (KIRO Radio 97.3 FM)|
FFToday's Take: Christine Michael is looking more and more like the starting running back for Seattle in Week 3 with solid RB2 value. The Seattle/San Francisco matchup is a late-afternoon kickoff on Sunday.
| Vikings place Adrian Peterson on IR|
Earliest return would be Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 3:00 pm
|The Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday.
Peterson underwent surgery Thursday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. It’s still possible Peterson returns this season as each NFL team is allowed to reinstate one player from injured reserve after eight weeks. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: The earliest Peterson could return would be Week 11 although it's likely he won't be back during the regular season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will form a committee for the Vikes moving forward.
| TE Virgil Green out for Week 3|
Phillips, Heuerman will handle TE duties for Broncos
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 1:45 pm
|Virgil Green is out. (Mike Klis on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: John Phillips will likely be the starting tight end with Jeff Heuerman seeing snaps as well. Virgil Green has 7 receptions in two games and is the only TE on the roster to catch a pass. Phillips and Heuerman won't be fantasy considerations for Week 3.
|Cameron Artis-Payne to start|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 1:35 pm
|RE Panthers' RB plans: Cameron Artis-Payne will start, but will be by committee. Rivera said CAP would not necessarily get bulk of carries. (Joe Person on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker should handle the majority of running back carries with a little Mike Tolbert mixed in. Artis-Payne has some FLEX appeal but is difficult to trust given the committee approach plus Cam Newton's rushing presence around the goaline.
| Brandon Marshall limited Friday|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 1:30 pm
|Speaking to the media Friday, Todd Bowles says Brandon Marshall is "probably a game-time" decision after limited practice, making it likely he'll play in Kansas City on Sunday.
"Hopefully. That's the plan," Marshall said when asked if he'll play. "I have to be smart. It's a long season."
Marshall continues to battle a knee and foot injury since being tackled by his facemask in a Week 2 win over the Buffalo Bills. (NY Daily News)|
FFToday's Take: Unfortunately for fantasy owners the Jets and Chiefs don't kick off until late Sunday afternoon. Hopefully we'll get a clearer picture on Marshall's status by Sunday morning. Quincy Enunwa would see an increased role if Marshall sits.
|Rob Gronkowski active for Week 3|
Cleared to play for first time since Aug. 15 hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Sep 22 2016, 7:20 pm
|While the New England Patriots are planning to enter Thursday night's game against the Houston Texans with rookie Jacoby Brissett as their only quarterback, they will be boosted by the return of tight end Rob Gronkowski, who will be active, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Gronkowski can immediately be inserted back into lineup, but expectations need to be kept a bit in check since Brissett is making his first start against a pretty stout defense in the Texans. Given the circumstances, Gronk should be considered a midrange TE1 in part because he could very well be on a snap count. The good news is that Gronkowski should return to the consensus top tight end in fantasy and be up to speed by the time Tom Brady returns in Week 5.