Jesse James - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is not in the injury report for Week 3.
Huddle Up: James likely will receive a few targets against the Chicago Bears this week and will be a weapon if the team is close to the end zone. Owners probably can find more consistent options to use in their lineups and can keep James on the bench.
Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is not in the injury report for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has struggled on the road over the last few seasons but has a chance to play better since all of his pass catchers will be available. He will be facing a Chicago Bears defense that has allowed 502 passing yards in the first two games. Owners in deeper leagues can consider Roethlisberger as a low-end No. 1 quarterback.
DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, but is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Parker appears to be on track to play in Week 3 and will have a solid role in the passing game. He will have a favorable matchup against the New York Jets this week and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver for owners.
Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, but is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Landry was able to play with the injury last week and should be active again in Week 3. He was targeted often in Week 2 and should be used as a possession receiver again against the New York Jets. He should be considered a No. 3 receiver in point-per-reception leagues and can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in standard leagues.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 22, but is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Ajayi may not be fully healthy but likely will be in uniform against the New York Jets. He is coming off a terrific Week 2 performance and should receive a lot of carries this week. He can be considered a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee, concussion) proclaimed himself 'good to go' for Week 3 versus the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: While an in-game injury is always a risk for someone like Amendola, the primary slot option in the New England offense is always a good bet for a huge PPR day. Even though the Patriots figure to limit his snaps, he should remain a solid WR3 option in most leagues.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (chest, toe, shoulder) participated in practice for the second straight day Friday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: Reed has more injuries through two weeks than he usually does, but two straight days of practice after sitting out Wednesday is a good sign for his Week 3 availability. While the Redskins' Sunday night game on Week 3 doesn't help owners worried about a surprise inactive, the matchup against the Oakland Raiders is too good to not take the chance. Owners they want to add Vernon Davis just in case to protect themselves.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) was able to practice Friday, Sept. 22, after not participating the previous two days. He will be listed as questionable on the Week 3 injury report, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.
Huddle Up: For the most part, Murray has not looked himself this season after leading the AFC in rushing last year. Owners who have some depth at running back should consider sitting Murray until he is able to produce something of note. That is unlikely to come this week against the Seattle Seahawks. At least for this week, Derrick Henry figures to lead the backfield in touches and figures to be the superior player.
Jimmy Graham - TE - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) was able to practice Friday, Sept. 22, but will be a game-time decision for Week 3 versus the Tennessee Titans, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks' offense has been mostly dysfunctional through two games, and the combination of Russell Wilson leading him into big hits and Graham not being able to come up with a few of the good throws that have come his way have led to a frustrating start (four catches for nine yards). For at least this week, owners should consider other options.
Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, knee) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: It's an expected outcome after missing practice all week, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating for his fantasy owners. Already one of the league's most injury-prone players, Eifert produced only four catches for 46 scoreless yards in his first two games. Owners should not hesitate moving on from him if they need the room on their roster or, at the very least, add a player like Benjamin Watson or Zach Miller to help them through Eifert's absence. Cincinnati will use C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft to replace him.
Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (back, knee) is out of practice Friday, Sept. 22, and unlikely to play in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Tyler Kroft figures to take over, but the entire offense has been a mess this season. Look elsewhere for a tight end in fantasy.
Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quadriceps) made it through the week OK, and he's good to go for Week 3, barring a setback, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Huddle Up: Nelson only has a 7-79-1 line on the year. He's a risky WR2 play this week, and Davante Adams could be poised for a big week against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (chest) will be a game-time decision in Week 3.
Huddle Up: If you own Cobb, it's likely he's a WR3 or a WR4. He hasn't performed well in the past through injuries, and it sounds like Jordy Nelson (quadriceps) will go. It's probably best to sit Cobb against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
New York Giants TE Evan Engram (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: If he's a full participant in practice today, Engram would make a decent injury fill-in against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) is in the concussion protocol Friday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: Watkins is coming off a 6-106-2 game in Week 3 but has a couple of extra days to recover. He'd be a WR3 option against the Dallas Cowboys if he's fit to go.
John Ross - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (knee) 'tweaked' his knee during the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 21, and he'll likely require an MRI.
Huddle Up: Ross, who missed Week 1 with a knee injury and sat out Wednesday's practice due to illness, apparently walked off under his own power without a noticeable limp. Ross had 'lottery ticket' potential given Green Bay's secondary troubles in Atlanta, but this certainly throws his Week 3 status into serious doubt.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins (concussion) left the team's Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers with about eight minutes remaining after being evaluated on the sidelines for a head injury. Watkins went to the locker room and was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: This isn't the news fantasy owners wanted to hear after Watkins enjoyed his best game of the season by far. The silver lining is that the team doesn't take the field again until Oct. 1, giving Watkins 10 days to recover. If he does, he has WR2 potential against the Cowboys. If he doesn't, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp become interesting options.
Tavon Austin - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin (concussion) was placed in the concussion protocol during the fourth quarter of the team's Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: It was another quiet night for Austin, who managed three carries for 14 yards (let's call it Austin 3:14, not nearly as cool as Austin 3:16) and was not targeted in the passing game. He'll have a few extra days to get cleared before Week 4, but with a combined 40 yards of offense through three weeks he's of no value to fantasy owners.
Brian Hoyer - QB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer completed 23 of 37 passes for 332 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Coming off a terrible game, Hoyer started Week 3 with a brutal pick before rebounding for his best performance since leaving the Bears. Hoyer is capable of these kinds of showings, but he's also capable of what went down four days ago in Seattle. Still, if the matchup is juicy, Hoyer could offer short-term value.
Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods registered six receptions for 108 yards in the team's Week 3 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: This is what the Rams were hoping for when they inked Woods to a five-year, $39 million deal in the offseason. Woods caught six of the seven balls thrown his way and looked like a nice complement to Sammy Watkins. One game does not a season make, but this shows Woods is capable of contributing at a fantasy-relevant level. For now he's a decent depth option.