Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Howard had a disastrous Week 2, posting just seven yards on nine carries and he was unable to record a catch on his only target. The good news is that rookie Tarik Cohen ran for just 13 yards on seven rushes and he lost a fumble, although he did grab eight balls for 55 yards. Howard is dinged up, not doing a lot and he has Cohen to contend with. His fantasy star isn't as bright as it was in 2016. Suddenly he is a questionable fantasy play heading into Week 3 against the Steelers.
Odell Beckham - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Beckham was able to play in Week 2 despite the injury but was limited to only 36 yards on four catches. He probably will be active again this week and will be facing a banged up Philadelphia Eagles secondary. Fantasy owners should have him in their lineup, but he probably will not a No. 1 receiver for owners.
Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Thompson appears to be on track to play in Week 3 and could receive a bigger role if Rob Kelley is not able to play. He recorded 106 total yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 and should be a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Kelley's availability may be determined by how he can handle the pain, so owners should keep an eye on the situation during the week. He played well before leaving the Week 2 game because of the injury and could be a flex option in leagues if he is able to handle his normal workload.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (rib, sternum) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Reed's status is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to check on his status later in the week. He has dealt with injuries in the past which makes him a risky fantasy option. Owners will need to have a backup plan in case Reed is not able to play in Week 3.
Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Forte and the Jets' running attack have been nearly non-existent over the season's first two games. We anticipated the Jets falling behind and having to throw a lot this season, though. Forte should remain on fantasy benches for now even when he's healthy.
Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (knee) was not able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Anderson has played second fiddle to Jermaine Kearse in New York's passing game through the first two games of the season. If Anderson can't play or is limited at all then Kearse would provide WR3 or flex appeal.
DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Parker has a ton of potential, but he always seems to be dealing with some type of an injury. If he is healthy enough to play in Week 3 he faces an ultra-favorable matchup against the defensively challenged Jets.
Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20, as he rested his knee.
Huddle Up: Landry is a great fantasy play in Week 3 against the Jets, a team which has allowed five passing touchdowns through two games. However, he needs to get healthy first.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) was unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 20, due to a knee ailment.
Huddle Up: This is an injury fantasy owners will be watching closely, as Ajayi faces a very favorable matchup against the Jets in Week 3 on the road. The Jets rank last in the NFL in rushing defense with 185.0 yards per game allowed on the ground.
Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Thomas has practiced and played with more than his fair share of injuries throughout his career. This shouldn't keep him from taking the field this weekend unless is worsens over the next few days. View Thomas as a low-end WR1 in a solid matchup versus the Buffalo Bills.
Jesse James - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Jesse James (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: James opened with two touchdowns in Cleveland, and he has racked up 10 receptions through two games. Ben Roethlisberger loves to employ his tight end, and as such James is a decent option in most PPR formats when healthy. He has lesser value in standard formats due to his lack of yardage.
Sam Bradford - QB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Bradford could be a game-time decision again this week, so have a backup plan in place in case. Case Keenum is not a good backup plan. Pick up someone like Josh McCown, Jacoby Brissett or DeShone Kizer if you're really desperate.
Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (rest) was given the day off to rest at practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Big Ben was getting the typical veteran's day to rest, and he'll likely be back at it as a full participant on Thursday as the team ramps up for its Week 3 game in Chicago. He remains a reliable fantasy option, even in what is his final season in the NFL.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (rest) was given the day off to rest on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: It's typical for veterans get a mid-week practice off, preserving them for game day. Hopefully he studied up on game film while resting, as he was bottled up for just nine yards on 12 carries. He faces another tough matchup with the Broncos strolling into town in Week 3.
Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Clay was listed last week with a shoulder injury early in the week and he was able to play. So far he has seven grabs for 76 yards and a touchdown on the season. When healthy he can be a low-end TE1 when the fantasy matchup is favorable.
Jimmy Graham - TE - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday, Sept. 20, with a sprained ankle.
Huddle Up: Graham's status for Week 3 doesn't look promising. If he is able to play he will be a risky start. If he doesn't play then Luke Willson would make for a serviceable fill-in if there are no better options on your roster.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Hurns should be picked up in leagues where he's still available on the waiver wire. That being said, he's not a recommended start in Week 3 facing a Baltimore Ravens defense that has been a stalwart this season.
Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (wrist) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Bortles is a risky start even in a good matchup, but he's up against one of the best defenses in the NFL so far this year in the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore has already picked off eight passes and recovered two fumbles in two games. Stay away from Bortles.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: As long as Newton is healthy enough to play then he'll be in QB1 territory. Newton and the Panthers face a New Orleans Saints defense that has allowed 32.5 points per game in its first two games.