Friday walkthrough: Week 3

Friday walkthrough: Week 3

Injury Analysis

Friday walkthrough: Week 3

Team-by-team review of any key fantasy player and their prospects for playing based on this week’s practice activity and team statements. Only those players missing practice time based on the Game Status Reports released by the teams will be addressed unless the situation warrants.

PLEASE NOTE: The NFL releases their official Game Status Reports (GSR) late on Friday (after 4:00pm ET) and teams on the west coast often report their injuries late.

This week’s key game-time decisions: RB Alfred Blue (HOU), RB DeMarco Murray (TEN), WR Randall Cobb (GBP), TE Jimmy Graham (SEA), TE Jordan Reed (WAS)

ARIZONA – Monday NightWR John Brown (quad) has not hit the practice field this week and is trending towards not playing Monday night. TE Jermaine Gresham (ribs) is practicing on a limited basis this week but expected to be out there Monday night.

ATLANTA
No injuries of fantasy note.

BALTIMORE
RB Terrence West (calf) didn’t practice until Friday this week but is expected to be ready to play in London Sunday. Backup TE Maxx Williams (ankle) has been ruled out.

BUFFALO
TE Charles Clay (knee) had his typical light practice schedule and was removed from the team’s final injury report.

CAROLINA
QB Cam Newton (right shoulder, ankle) took it easy in practice all week but is expected to play Sunday. WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) was rested in Wednesday’s practice but he was removed from the team’s final injury report.

CHICAGO
RB Jordan Howard
(shoulder) put in a couple of limited practices this week but returned to full on Friday and was removed from the team’s final injury report. Ditto for WR Kendall Wright (shoulder).

CINCINNATI
WR John Ross (knee) and TE Tyler Eifert (back) didn’t practice all week and neither will play Sunday.

CLEVELAND
WR Corey Coleman (broken hand) was placed on injured reserve this week. He underwent surgery and is expected to return from IR in eight weeks. WR Sammie Coates (hamstring) was unable to practice all week and is not expected to play.

DALLAS – Monday Night
WR Terrance Williams (ankle) sat out practice on Friday and is trending towards not playing Monday night.

DENVER
QB Paxton Lynch (right shoulder) is not practicing and expected to miss at least three more weeks. WR Bennie Fowler (concussion) snuck in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out all week but is not expected to play. WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and removed from the team’s final injury report.

DETROIT
RB Dwayne Washington (quad) sat out practice all week and is out, unavailable for his backup role behind Abdullah. 

GREEN BAY
WR Randall Cobb (chest) was unable to practice all week but is a game-time decision.

HOUSTON
RB Alfred Blue (ankle) was limited in practice and a game-time decision. WR Will Fuller (shoulder) also had a limited week of practice but has been ruled out for Week 3. Both TE Stephen Anderson (concussion) and TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) returned to full practices this week and are expected to play. Both were removed from the team’s final injury report.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) remains sidelined and out for Week 3. Rookie RB Marlon Mack (shoulder) is also out for Week 3 after missing practice all week.

JACKSONVILLE
No injuries of fantasy note.

KANSAS CITY
No injuries of fantasy note.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was added to the injury report Thursday after a limited practice. He remained limited Friday but is expected to play. Rookie WR Mike Williams (back) got in another limited week of practice but is still not ready to make his NFL debut. He’s out Sunday.

LOS ANGELES RAMS – Played Thursday Night
No injuries of fantasy note.

MIAMI
After sitting out most the week RB Jay Ajayi (knee) returned to full practice Friday and is expected to play. However, his knee is becoming a concern for the team. RB Damien Williams (rib) is his backup. Despite both logging some limited practices this week WR Jarvis Landry (knee) and WR DeVante Parker (ankle) should be good to go Sunday.

MINNESOTA
QB Sam Bradford (knee) put in limited reps again this week and has been ruled out for Week 3.

NEW ENGLAND
Basically the entire WR corps minus Cooks – WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee), WR Chris Hogan (knee), WR Matt Slater (hamstring) – were limited in practice all week and are questionable to play. Indications are however that they will all be on the field Sunday along with TE Rob Gronkowski (groin).

NEW ORLEANS
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW YORK GIANTS
Despite a limited week of practice WR Odell Beckham (ankle) was removed from the team’s final injury report and will play this weekend.

NEW YORK JETS
WR Robby Anderson (knee) started the week sitting out practice but went full on Friday and the team removed him from their final injury report. TE’s Jordan Leggett (knee) and Eric Tomlinson (elbow) didn’t practice all week and both are out for Week 3. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is eligible to return from suspension this week but is reportedly out of shape. With both Leggett and Tomlinson out the Jets may be forced to play him anyway.

OAKLAND
Both WR Amari Cooper (knee) and TE Jared Cook (shoulder) had limited practices early in the week but were removed from the team’s final injury report after logging full workouts on Friday.

PHILADELPHIA
No injuries of fantasy note.

PITTSBURGH
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness) was limited in practice this week but expected to be ready for action Sunday. TE Jesse James (ankle) was practicing fully by the end of the week and is expected to play. Both were removed from the team’s final injury report.

SAN FRANCISCO – Played Thursday Night
No injuries of fantasy note.

SEATTLE
TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) barely practiced this week and is a game-time decision.

TAMPA BAY
No injuries of fantasy note.

TENNESSEE
RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) only got in a single limited practice in this week and is shaping up as a game-time decision. WR Corey Davis (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 3.

WASHINGTON
RB Rob Kelley (rib) had a limited week of practice but should be ready to play Sunday. TE Jordan Reed (rib, sternum) also put in a limited practice week and is a game-time decision.

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