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Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles (knee, questionable) still saw some scout-team work this week.

"It’s been good," Reid said of his week of practice. "He’s done a little bit of team, a little bit of scout. He’s mixed it in and out and looks like he’s getting better all the time." Charles will reportedly make his debut this week, but it would be surprising if he saw more than a handful of touches with the bye week on the horizon. Spencer Ware should still operate as the lead back.
Oct 1 - 10:29 AM

Giants RB Bobby Rainey should have a role with Shane Vereen (triceps, injured reserve) sidelined.

Orleans Darkwa is expected to see the biggest spike in playing time with Vereen out and could start Monday night with Rashad Jennings' (thumb) unlikely to play, but Rainey will have a passing-game role even when Darkwa and Jennings are healthy. Rainey caught 33 passes for 315 yards and a touchdown with the Bucs in 2014, and he is a solid add in deeper PPR formats.
Source: ESPN
Oct 1 - 10:00 AM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley said it "wouldn't be surprising" if Terrance West took over as the starter this week.

Coach John Harbaugh talked about making changes in the backfield this week, and swapping out Justin Forsett for West is the most logical option. Forsett has just 98 yards on 31 carries this season and zero touchdowns. West has not been much better (33-for-119), but he has looked like a much better runner. Rookie Kenneth Dixon (knee) should also get a shot once he returns from injury.
Source: ESPN
Oct 1 - 9:52 AM

Colts owner Jim Irsay said there is no serious issue with Andrew Luck's shoulder.

No serious issue is not the same as no issue. Still, Irsay said Luck will not need surgery, and the shoulder will not cause him to miss a game this year. The Colts will continue to manage Luck's practice reps all season, but there is no reason to believe it will affect him on Sundays.
Oct 1 - 9:44 AM

When asked if Eric Decker's shoulder injury was potentially season-ending, Jets coach Todd Bowles said he is "not sure."

Decker has a partially torn right rotator cuff. "They have to monitor it," Bowles said. "[Doctors] said some people play with it over the course of time. We’ll see how it goes." Surgery is reportedly not an option right now, but it could be if the injury does not improve through rest and rehab. It looks like Decker will miss at least several weeks. Quincy Enunwa needs to be owned everywhere.
Oct 1 - 9:40 AM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects rookie RB Kenneth Dixon (knee, doubtful) to be "eased back into the mix."

Dixon will not play this week, and he will likely be limited even if he returns against Washington Week 5. Once he is healthy, Dixon should be in something of a timeshare with Terrance West and perhaps Justin Forsett. Dixon is a good bench stash in deeper formats, but he will likely spend most if not all of the season in a committee.
Source: ESPN
Oct 1 - 9:23 AM

ESPN Eagles reporter Tim McManus said fifth-round RB Wendell Smallwood should see "plenty of opportunities" this season.

McManus cautions Ryan Mathews should still be the lead back when healthy, but he correctly points out Mathews has struggled to stay on the field throughout his career. "There should be plenty of opportunities for Smallwood over the course of the season," McManus said, "and those opportunities will likely grow if he continues to produce like he did against the Steelers." Smallwood had 79 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh. He is a great speculative add in deeper leagues.
Source: ESPN
Oct 1 - 9:17 AM

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson said Jordan Howard will be "more of a committee guy" once Jeremy Langford (ankle) returns.

Langford will be out at least another month, so this is not an immediate concern to Howard's fantasy value. More importantly, Langford was terrible before going down, so Howard could certainly win the starting job outright with good performances the next several weeks. He should start on the right foot against a banged up Lions defense this week.
Source: ESPN
Oct 1 - 9:10 AM
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