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  • Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 9/21/17 9:49am ET

    Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Benjamin has a good matchup against the New Orleans Saints this week, and the team is without TE Greg Olsen (foot) for an extended period. Benjamin should see more looks and is a good WR2 this week.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 9/21/17 8:45am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee, back) is out of practice Thursday, Sept. 21, and appears unlikely to play in Week 3, in the opinion of ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: The entire offense has sputtered, and Tyler Kroft looks like he'll be the starter against the Green Bay Packers. He's only a basement option in DFS formats.

  • Jason Witten - TE - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 9/20/17 9:45pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten leads all players at his position with 22 targets through the first two weeks, with the next-closest being Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz, having logged 18 targets. Witten has turned all those throws his way into 17 catches for 156 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: Without question, the future Hall-of-Fame tight end is one of the most underrated in the league, having not even missed a game since his rookie year -- way back in 2003! -- and he's accumulated more than 60 catches in each of his 13 seasons since. He's currently on pace to rack up 176 targets, which would be a career high, and while he probably won't come close to that, Witten is proving that he can still serve as a capable TE1 in any fantasy league.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/20/17 8:56pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quad) said his 'expectations are to play' in the team's Week 3 game Sunday, Sept. 24, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: As long as he is able to suit up, Nelson should have a delicious matchup on tap and be able to deliver his usual WR1 value opposite the reeling 0-2 Bengals. While Cincinnati has only yielded a combined 33 points in their first two games, Aaron Rodgers is typically at his best at Lambeau Field, and Nelson figures to be one of the usual beneficiaries of that performance.

  • Ty Montgomery - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/20/17 8:44pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Ty Montgomery figures to receive less work in the weeks ahead, according to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Montgomery has played more snaps (139) than any other running back in the NFL -- putting him on pace for 1,112 -- and there have been just four tailbacks who logged more than 900 snaps in a season over the last five years. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he's 'definitely aware of it' and added, 'That's what game plans are for.'

    Huddle Up: That last line is key, as the Packers have started out the season against two of the NFC's best teams (Seahawks and Falcons), which probably required such heavy usage of Montgomery. When the Packers play lesser opponents, it looks like Montgomery's work will be scaled back a bit to preserve his health, especially since this is his first full season as a running back. Either way, the former wide receiver has solidified himself as a legit RB1 in the early going.

  • Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/20/17 6:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) said he hopes to play in Week 3 even though he is dealing with a rib injury he suffered in Week 2. He said he will wear a pad over his ribs to protect them if he is active for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Kelley probably will be able to play if he is able to handle the pain, so owners will have a better idea of his status later in the week. Kelley may be limited because of the injury if he plays and may not be more than a flex option in fantasy leagues if he is limited.

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - New York Jets
    Posted 9/20/17 5:26pm ET

    New York Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has served his two-game suspension, but head coach Todd Bowles said it is too early to say if Seferian-Jenkins will play in Week 3. Bowles said Seferian-Jenkins needs to get into a little better shape before he is ready to play.

    Huddle Up: Seferian-Jenkins probably would have a limited role if he plays and probably can be avoided this week, but he has a chance to be at least a No. 2 tight end for owners later in the season.

  • Jared Cook - TE - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/20/17 4:48pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Cook has been a solid part of the passing game and has recorded nine catches and 81 yards in the first two weeks of the season. Cook should be on fantasy rosters but probably can stay on the bench this week.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/20/17 4:42pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (rest) was given the day off to rest at practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Baldwin is off to a slow start, posting 10 grabs for 107 yards with no scores through two games. He obviously hasn't had that breakthrough game which made him an early-round fantasy pick. The Seattle offense has struggled through two games, but they'll get on track. No need to push the panic button on Baldwin just yet.

  • Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/20/17 4:40pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Cooper has been on the injury report since the start of the season but has not missed any time and should be in uniform Week 3. He was held to 33 yards in Week 2 and will be facing a solid Washington Redskins secondary this week. Owners could consider him a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in their lineups.

  • Mike Wallace - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 9/20/17 4:33pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace said Wednesday, Sept. 20, that he 'needs the rock' more, and he added that he is frustrated with his small role to date.

    Huddle Up: Wallace had managed just two catches for 15 yards, so he's been mostly an afterthought in the offense. Conversely, newcomer Jeremy Maclin has a touchdown reception in each game so far, and the Ravens have used a run-heavy offense with Joe Flacco slow to get up to speed after a disc problem in his back. Wallace can mostly be avoided for fantasy purposes at this point.

  • Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 9/20/17 4:28pm ET

    Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Head coach Bill O'Brien made the announcement Wednesday, despite Fuller's return to the practice field, and added that the second-year receiver 'will be available soon.' Fuller had some glimpses of brilliance in 2016, and can be a fantasy asset when healthy.

  • Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/20/17 4:24pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (finger) is expected to be fine for Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans, head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Richardson suffered a dislocated finger in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was able to return to the game and ended up with the game-winning touchdown grab, so it appears he'll be good to go in Week 3.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/20/17 4:18pm ET

    Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Murray's status for Week 3 is uncertain at this point and could sit out since hamstring injuries can linger. Owners should know more about the situation later in the week. Murray could be limited if he does play this week and may not be the best option for owners. Derrick Henry would receive a majority of the work if Murray sits out and would be a decent No. 2 running back or flex option.

  • Markus Wheaton - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 9/20/17 4:15pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (finger) said Wednesday, Sept. 20, that he is hopeful of making his team debut in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Wheaton has been inactive for the first two games due to a broken pinkie, but he is likely to push hard to return to face his former team. The Bears have a mish-mash group of receivers, so Wheaton has opportunity in the Windy City. But for now his fantasy value is rather negligible.

  • Jordy Nelson - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/20/17 3:58pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Nelson appears to be on track to play in Week 3 as long as he does not suffer a setback over the next few days. He is one of the better receivers in the NFL when he is healthy and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all leagues.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 9/20/17 3:48pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Cobb is considered day-to-day and likely will need to practice at some point this week if he wants to play in Week 3. He has played well in the first two weeks of the season and could be a starting option for owners if he is active, but they will need other options ready to use if Cobb sits out.

  • Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/20/17 3:42pm ET

    Tennessee Titans WRs Eric Decker and Rishard Matthews are set to start in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks with rookie WR Corey Davis (hamstring) sidelined.

    Huddle Up: Decker has just six grabs for 42 yards through two games and he faces a tough Seattle secondary, so his fantasy value remains rather limited. Matthews has six grabs for 114 yards to date, and he is the Tennessee wideout to target in deeper fantasy leagues in Week 3.

  • Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 9/20/17 3:42pm ET

    New York Giants TE Evan Engram (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Engram will have to pass his concussion tests before he is cleared to play but appears to be on track to play. He has been targeted 12 times over the first two games and has posted eight receptions, 93 yards and one touchdown during that span. Engram probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end at this point but could a flex option in some keeper leagues.

  • Corey Davis - WR - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 9/20/17 3:38pm ET

    Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20, and he has already been ruled out for the Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: The rookie posted seven grabs for 69 yards on an impressive 10 targets in Week 1, but he managed just one grab for four yards before leaving early. He was originally injured in early August and aggravated the injury in Week 2. The rookie out of Western Michigan has a ton of upside, but obviously reserve him in all fantasy leagues for now.

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