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Injury Russell Wilson diagnosed with MCL sprain
Also dealing with high ankle sprain
By: Doug Orth | Sep 26 2016, 5:35 pm

Seattle Seahawks
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.
Injury Thomas Rawls could be out a month
Hairline fracture in his fibula
By: Doug Orth | Sep 26 2016, 5:30 pm

Seattle Seahawks
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.
Injury Michael Floyd in concussion protocol
Cleared to return Sunday but experienced headache Monday
By: Doug Orth | Sep 26 2016, 5:10 pm

Arizona Cardinals
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

New York Jets
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.
Injury Shane Vereen out for the year, triceps injury
Giants lose leading rusher
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 26 2016, 1:15 pm

New York Giants
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.
Injury Willie Snead not expected to play
Toe injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 26 2016, 11:45 am

New Orleans
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.
Injury Jeremy Langford likely has ankle sprain
Team officials initially feared torn Achilles
By: Doug Orth | Sep 25 2016, 5:15 pm

Chicgao Bears
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.
Injury Delanie Walker inactive
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 11:30 am

Tennessee Titans
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.
Injury Rashad Jennings expected to be inactive
Shane Vereen expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 8:45 am

New York Giants
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
RBBC expected
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 8:30 am

Miami Dolphins
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.
Injury Brandon Marshall could be limited in Week 3
Expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 8:15 am

New York Jets
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.
Injury Sammy Watkins out with foot injury
Marquise Goodwin expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 25 2016, 8:00 am

Buffalo Bills
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.
Injury Rashad Jennings to play with cast on thumb
Flex consideration
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 24 2016, 10:00 am

New York Giants
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.
Injury Thomas Rawls gametime decision
Leg injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 4:10 pm

Seattle Seahawks
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.
Injury Vikings place Adrian Peterson on IR
Earliest return would be Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 3:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings
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.
Injury TE Virgil Green out for Week 3
Phillips, Heuerman will handle TE duties for Broncos
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 1:45 pm

Denver Broncos
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
RBBC expected
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 1:35 pm

Carolina Panthers
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.
Injury Brandon Marshall limited Friday
Gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 23 2016, 1:30 pm

New York Jets
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

Houston Texans
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.
Hunter Henry trending upward
HC: "I think he can do it all"
By: Doug Orth | Sep 22 2016, 5:45 pm

San Diego Chargers
Mike McCoy: Hunter Henry "had another great one-handed grab in practice today." Has impressed as blocker, but "I think Hunter can do it all." (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: And yet, the rookie has one catch for 20 yards on two targets despite playing 69 offensive snaps through two weeks. Henry may become a popular streamer selection if Antonio Gates is ruled out or limited in any way against the Colts, but he is a longshot to realize much fantasy value in Week 3 as he'll still have to fight Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, Melvin Gordon and possibly even Dexter McCluster for targets.
Injury Willie Snead sits out of practice Thursday
Toe injury
By: Doug Orth | Sep 22 2016, 5:35 pm

New Orleans
WR Willie Snead has a toe injury. DT Tyeler Davison has shoulder and foot injuries. Both were out today. (Josh Katzenstein on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's impossible to know how serious Snead's injury is based on this tweet alone, but toe injuries are always worth monitoring, especially for receivers who rely on planting and change-of-direction skills to get open. Snead is the WR3 in PPR leagues at the moment, so it would be a big deal if is limited in any way. A Friday practice - ahead of the Saints' MNF showdown with the Falcons - would be good news for Snead owners.
Injury Julio Jones held out of practice Thursday
Making "good progress" after suffering calf injury in Week 2
By: Doug Orth | Sep 22 2016, 5:25 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons All-Pro WR Julio Jones, who had a player fall on the back of his calf with 5:02 to play in the Oakland game, did not practice on Thursday. “He’s making good progress as we are going,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “He’s able to participate in some of the walk-throughs to get moving around.” Quinn expects Jones to play against the New Orleans Saints on Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

FFToday's Take: Jones is no stranger to playing hurt, but there doesn't appear to be much concern (yet) about his status for Week 3. He's a WR1 every week he hits the field, but it should be noted he has seen a total of 13 targets through two weeks - a number he hit or surpassed in a single game eight times last season and the same number Mohamed Sanu has. Unless he encounters some kind of setback, he is a must-start versus New Orleans on Monday Night Football.
Injury Gronkowski telling teammates he plans to play
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 22 2016, 9:00 am

New England Patriots
Tight end Rob Gronkowski has been telling teammates all week that he plans to make his 2016 season debut tonight. (Boston Globe)

FFToday's Take: Definitive information is hard to come by with the Patriots however it appears Gronk is going to suit up against the Texans Thursday night. How much he plays is anyone's guess, but if he's on the field, he should be in your lineup.
Injury Titans G Chance Warmack to have surgery
May miss remainder of the season
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 21 2016, 7:03 pm

Tennessee Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee right guard Chance Warmack will have surgery to repair a torn tendon in a finger on his right hand, and the Titans plan to place him on injured reserve. Coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday Warmack chose to have surgery and would have to play with his hand wrapped like a club if he returned. The coach says it's tough to play Warmack's position with a club on your hand, making it likely Warmack will miss the rest of the season. (AP)

FFToday's Take: Replacing three-year starter Chance Warmack on the offense line will be tough to do and could have a ripple effect on the Titans' rushing game. With 25 games as a starting center under his belt, Brian Schwenke will likely be chosen to cover for Warmack in the meantime.
Injury Corey Coleman suffers broken hand
Rookie receiver joins growing list of injured Browns
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 21 2016, 7:00 pm

Cleveland Browns
Rookie first-round pick Corey Coleman broke his hand during practice on Wednesday, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Cleveland.com first reported the development. Both Rapoport and Cleveland.com both noted that there was no recovery timetable yet available. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Yikes. Corey Coleman was just starting to make his mark on this offense but now will be put on shelf until further notice. This opens the door for Terrelle Pryor, Andrew Hawkins and Duke Johnson to get more targets in the short term. How effective any of them will be with the team depending on rookie quarterback Cody Kessler remains to be seen.
Injury Patriots list Jimmy Garappolo as doubtful
Jacoby Brissett likely to start
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 21 2016, 6:20 pm

New England Patriots
The New England Patriots listed starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on their Wednesday injury report as doubtful for their Thursday Night Football game against the Houston Texans. Garoppolo sprained the AC joint in his shoulder during the Pats' Week 2 win over the Miami Dolphins. In Garoppolo's likely absence, third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start. (CBSSportsline.com)

FFToday's Take: This was to be expected even though New England continues to leave the door open by not ruling Jimmy Garappolo out. New England will likely roll with Jacoby Brissett making his first career start in a shortened week against a premier defensive unit. This might be the week to keep your Patriots on the bench and wait for reinforcements coming off extended rest in Week 4.
Andrew Luck rests shoulder, expects to play
Should return to practice Thursday
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 21 2016, 4:53 pm

Indianapolis Colts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Three days after taking 16 hits, Andrew Luck missed Wednesday's practice with a sore throwing shoulder. Luck said it was just sore, downplaying the obvious concern his absence will raise among fans. He said he hopes to return to practice Thursday and plans to play Sunday as the Colts try to avoid their first 0-3 start in five years, when San Diego comes to town. (AP)

FFToday's Take: Andrew Luck isn't the first quarterback that needed an extra day of rest after playing the Denver defense. This doesn't appear to be anything other than soreness right now but it is worth monitoring as the season progresses. Scott Tolzien would get the start if Luck can't play against the Chargers.
Injury Seahawks' Tyler Lockett expects to play
Knee
By: Jake Gordon | Sep 21 2016, 2:30 pm

Seattle Seahawks
RENTON —Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett expects to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Lockett left last week’s game in Los Angeles with a knee injury but returned late in the game. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll also said he expects Lockett to play. Lockett injured his knee after jumping and landing on it against the Rams. He said it hurt when he cut, but he went to the locker room and had tests done and eventually the medical staff allowed him to go back in the game. (Seattle Times)

FFToday's Take: Tyler Lockett was one of the few players that had success against the Rams defense in Week 2, coming up a yard short of the century mark. We'll see if he can keep the momentum going against a 49ers defense that has allowed three passing touchdowns over the first two weeks of the season.
Injury Donte Moncrief out 4-6 weeks
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2016, 11:50 am

Indianapolis Colts
Colts receiver Donte Moncrief has a fractured scapula in his left shoulder and will be out four to six weeks, coach Chuck Pagano announced Wednesday. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Moncrief was a nice target in fantasy drafts this summer and was headed for a breakout season as the No.2 receiver in the Colts offense. Phillip Dorsett will move up into Moncrief's role with Quan Bray receiving more opportunities. Dorsett is on the WR2 radar against the Chargers in Week 2.
Injury Adrian Peterson to have surgery, out 3-4 months
Torn meniscus
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2016, 11:45 am

Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is planning to have surgery Thursday morning to repair his torn meniscus, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Peterson, who was injured Sunday, told ESPN that he has a "bucket handle tear" of the meniscus, which typically has a recovery time of three to four months. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Opting for surgery will cost Peterson most of the season. Peterson owners can hang on to the veteran running back for a couple days as more news surfaces but at best he could return late in the season. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon will form a committee in Peterson's absence, with both being FLEX considerations from week to week.
Injury Ameer Abdullah placed on injured reserve
Foot injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2016, 9:15 am

Detroit Lions
Ameer Abdullah today was placed on injured reserve, potentially ending his season. Theo Riddick should be the Lions' No. 1 running back for as long as Abdullah is sidelined. (Detroit Free Press)

FFToday's Take: Abdullah suffered a foot injury in Week 2 that will cost him at least 8 weeks. The Lions could bring him back this season if they designate him their player to return. In the meantime, Theo Riddick gets a bump in value along with rookie Dwayne Washington. These two should handle the majority of work in the backfield with Washington receiving short-yardage/goaline work.
Injury Doug Martin out three weeks
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2016, 8:00 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs will be without Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin for about three weeks as he recovers from his hamstring injury, the NFL Network reported Wednesday. (Tampa Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Martin was injured early in the second quarter last Sunday. Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers will handle the rushing duties while Martin recovers with Sims being the lead back. Expect Martin to return in Week 7 after the Bucs bye in Week 6.
Injury Cutler expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Sprained thumb
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2016, 4:47 am

Chicgao Bears
With his sprained thumb, #Bears QB Jay Cutler expected to miss 2-3 weeks, source said. Timeline depends on how he heals over the next 3 days (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Brian Hoyer will step in for Cutler and be a mid-range QB2. The Chicago offense should remain status quo despite the QB change. The Bears face the Cowboys on Sunday night football in Week 3.
Injury Arian Foster has "groin strain"
Dolphins RB will likely miss 1-2 games
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 20 2016, 12:48 pm

Miami Dolphins
NFL writer Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) on Twitter: "Early word on #Dolphins RB Arian Foster is it's just a groin strain. Iffy for Sunday but probably won't miss more than 1-2 games." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foster's status for Sunday is questionable, but would probably be considered doubtful if that designation was still available. He shouldn't miss more than a game or two and will see his carries consumed by a committee of Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake. Ajayi would likely draw the start if Foster has to sit out against the Browns.
Injury Brandon Marshall not ruled out for Sunday
Jets WR feels "stable" and might take on Chiefs
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 20 2016, 10:19 am

New York Jets
Brandon Marshall didn't practice Monday because of the knee injury he suffered in the Jets' win over the Bills on Thursday — one that looked much worse at first glance — but he remains optimistic he'll have a chance to play Sunday when the Jets take on the Chiefs in Kansas City. (New York Daily News)

FFToday's Take: "The school I come from is, don't rule me out until Sunday. I need all the way up until pregame warmup to see if I'm good to go," Marshall said Monday. "Right now, I feel stable. I feel good. And I'm going to work my tail off to get out there and be out there with the guys." This is worth monitoring, but with Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa (ribs) playing well, Marshall may not have to be forced back into action so quickly.
Injury Jimmy Garoppolo could still start Thursday night
Patriots not ruling out talented backup taking field vs. Texans
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 20 2016, 10:13 am

New England Patriots
Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) on Twitter: "#Patriots still believe there's a chance Jimmy Garoppolo can tolerate pain of AC joint sprain and start vs #Texans" (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's hard to believe that the Patriots would trust a lame Garoppolo to somehow evade J.J. Watt and be more effective than Jacoby Brissett, but I guess anything's possible when it comes to Bill Belichick and his evil genius. Neither Garoppolo nor Brissett makes a quality fantasy starter in Week 3.
Injury Jamaal Charles' Week 3 status uncertain
HC remains noncommittal on RB making season debut
By: Doug Orth | Sep 19 2016, 5:25 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
When asked if he could rule out Jamaal Charles playing this week, however, HC Andy Reid said he could not. “No, I wouldn’t rule it out,” Reid said. “I just don’t have enough information for you to put it out there.” Charles missed the entire preseason and the Chiefs’ first two games, but he has been practicing the last two weeks on the scout team and warmed up on the field before Sunday’s 19-12 loss to the Houston Texans. Reid said Charles told him directly last week that he wasn’t quite ready to play. “Last week he wasn’t ready, he wasn’t quite there — but he’s getting there,” Reid said. (Kansas City Star)

FFToday's Take: Reid added that Charles told him "he felt like he made a lot of improvement last week". Spencer Ware is making the decision easier for everyone by amassing going over 100 total yards in each of the team's first two games. Owners should expect a committee of sorts when Charles gets cleared, with the 29-year-old likely to take over the lead role around midseason. Even if/when that happens, expect Ware to be no worse than a strong RB3/flex option.
Injury Adrian Peterson has torn meniscus
HC Mike Zimmer declines to rule RB out for Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Sep 19 2016, 5:10 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Mike Zimmer did not dismiss idea that Adrian Peterson could play this week with torn meniscus. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: AP has shown himself to have amazing recuperative powers, but the notion anytime soon after not being able to put any weight on his right leg Sunday night borders on ridiculous. The odds are strong Peterson misses at least a month if the tear is substantial enough. Jerick McKinnon would be expected to handle the bulk of the workload in such a scenario, while Matt Asiata steals an occasional series and assume goal-line duties.
Injury Ameer Abdullah to get second opinion
Initial reports suggest RB has sprained foot
By: Doug Orth | Sep 19 2016, 5:00 pm

Detroit Lions
Lions RB Ameer Abdullah is scheduled to visit Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina to evaluate his left foot injury Tuesday. (Josina Anderson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The trip is likely being made in order to determine if Abdullah is dealing with a foot sprain or a Lisfranc injury. The fact he is visiting Anderson suggests he or the team thinks it could be the latter, which could sideline him for a considerable amount of time. Theo Riddick likely moves from a solid RB3 to low-end RB2 with this news, while Dwayne Washington can be expected to assume most of the early-down carries into the goal-line work he already had.
Injury Danny Woodhead out for year, torn ACL
Gordon an every-week RB2
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 19 2016, 2:25 pm

San Diego Chargers
Chargers RB Danny Woodhead has torn his ACL, source said. His MRI just came back. He's out for the season. Bad blow. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chargers have now lost two key pieces to their offense in back-to-back weeks. Melvin Gordon is now forced into a bigger role and should be the lead back and an every-week RB2 moving forward. Gordon had 24 carries in Week 2.