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Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

Burfict is still in the concussion protocol and isn't going to play this week. Vincent Rey will replace him in the lineup against Tennessee.
Sep 20 - 3:17 PM

Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) is active for Week 3.

McFadden was an every-down back last week, and will remain Oakland's starter. He's going to get the majority of carries over Jones-Drew and Latavius Murray, but isn't more than a low-end RB3/FLEX against the Jets' run defense. McFadden had just 37 yards on 12 carries in Week 2.
Sep 20 - 3:07 PM

Eric Decker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Bears.

Decker was able to get in a limited practice on Saturday, and coach Rex Ryan is confident he'll be available this week. His status is shaping up as a game-time decision, and may not be known until Monday night. Decker should be considered a high-risk WR3. Jeremy Kerley would likely lead the Jets in targets if Decker is held out.
Sep 20 - 2:48 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes its "time to unleash" TE Jace Amaro.

With Eric Decker's (questionable, hamstring) status up in the air, Amaro could be forced into an expanded role this week. He's played on just 30 percent of offensive snaps to this point, but would be the best candidate for red-zone looks if Decker sits out. Amaro has two catches on five targets through two games.
Sep 20 - 2:38 PM

Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3.

Jeffery practiced on a limited basis throughout the week. He's expected to play despite being listed as questionable, but will likely be at less than 100 percent health. Jeffery is Rotoworld's No. 9 receiver against the Jets.
Sep 20 - 2:20 PM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets.

Marshall returned to a limited practice on Saturday, putting him on track to play. Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is also listed as questionable, but is expected to start. Both are top-ten receivers against a Jets secondary that allowed 346 yards and three touchdowns to Aaron Rodgers last week. With CB Dee Milliner (quad) likely out, Marshall should match up with Darrin Walls, with Jeffery drawing Antonio Allen in coverage.
Sep 20 - 2:14 PM

Panthers signed RB Darrin Reaves off their practice squad.

Reaves will provide insurance for DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hamstring). Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) is doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.
Sep 20 - 1:37 PM

Vikings signed WR Charles Johnson off the Browns practice squad.

Johnson played under OC Norv Turner in Cleveland last season and knows his system. It's a nice landing spot, but Johnson is no higher than the No. 5 receiver on the depth chart. With WR Rodney Smith (hamstring) questionable, Johnson could be active this week.
Sep 20 - 1:18 PM

Jaguars waived S Craig Loston.

The move opens a spot for WR Kerry Taylor on the active roster. Loston should be re-signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Sep 20 - 1:16 PM

Jason McCourty (groin) is questionable for the Titans Week 3 matchup against the Bengals.

Coty Sensabaugh would get the start opposite Blidi Wreh-Wilson if McCourty is unable to go. This is shaping up as a good matchup for A.J. Green, though his toe injury makes him something of a risky start.
Sep 20 - 12:39 PM

Cowboys signed LB Keith Smith off their practice squad.

DE Lavar Edwards was waived in a corresponding move. A UFDA out of San Jose State, Smith will add another body to a beaten up linebacking corps.
Sep 20 - 12:23 PM

Raiders OC Greg Olson said he will "continue to find ways" to use RB Marcel Reece.

"Continue" is an interesting choice of words considering Reece only has four touches through the first two games of the season. Olson at least recognizes Reece needs to get the ball more, but he is unlikely to ever become a fantasy option as the Raiders' Swiss-army knife. Oakland ranks in the bottom of five of points scored, total yards and rushing yards this season.
Sep 20 - 12:14 PM

Greg Olsen (calf) is listed as probable for Week 3 against the Steelers.

Olsen was limited in practice Wednesday before getting in two full sessions to end the week. He's ready to roll as a high-end TE1 against a Pittsburgh defense that surrendered two touchdowns to Owen Daniels two Thursdays ago.
Sep 20 - 11:54 AM

Jaguars signed WR Kerry Taylor off their practice squad.

The Jaguars waived S Craig Loston in a corresponding move. Taylor will serve as insurance in case Cecil Shorts (hamstring) or Allen Hurns (ankle) suffer a setback.
Sep 20 - 11:49 AM

The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud said QB Josh McCown "has a significant sprain" to his right (throwing) thumb.

McCown is scheduled to see a hand specialist on Monday, and "all options remain open." One of those options is presumably surgery, which may be required if McCown suffered ligament damage. McCown is expected to miss "several weeks." Mike Glennon will start in his absence.
Sep 20 - 11:42 AM



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