Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) is not expected to play in Week 2 against Carolina Panthers, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Huddle Up: The injury is not believed to be serious, but Freeman hasn't practiced since getting hurt last Thursday. Tevin Coleman will get the start and should see at least 15 to 20 touches, enough to make him an RB2 even in a difficult matchup. Rookie Ito Smith will serve as his backup, although he is unlikely to see enough work to be relevant in fantasy.
Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (hamstring) is steadily improving, head coach Bill Belichick said Friday, Sept. 14. '(He) gets better every day,' Belichick said. He missed a lot of plays in training camp and training camp practices. He's gotten a chance to be more involved in those recently, and each time he runs through those, he sees something. ... (He's) reacting quicker, being a little more decisive.'
Huddle Up: The rookie first-round pick appears to be on track to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but given Michel's inexperience, the Patriots' always-unpredictable RB situation and the rugged matchup, Michel's fantasy owners are advised to use the game as an observation period -- even if the rookie is active -- to get a better feel for the situation.
Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) came of this week's practices 'good,' head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Most signs continue to point toward Fuller making his 2018 debut Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, and if so, treat him as a high-upside flex play.
Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is out of practice Friday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Fournette has been deemed a game-time decision. He has played while not practicing all week before, but it's really risky to push him this early in the season. He'd be a low-end RB1 or a high-end RB2 if he plays against the New England Patriots.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' availability for the Week 2 game against the Minnesota Vikings, could come down to a game-time decision when the inactive list is due 90 minutes prior to kickoff, head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday, Sept. 14. 'He can play with no reps,' McCarthy said of Rodgers. 'We've established that point some time ago in his career.'
Huddle Up: It has indeed been shaping up as a game-time decision since the end of the game last Sunday night, and Rodgers' fantasy owners should have lined up a backup option first thing this week. At least it's an early kickoff Sunday so there should be plenty of options available.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) is feeling better than he did earlier in the week, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. The practice Saturday, Sept. 15, will be a big indicator for his status for Week 2.
Huddle Up: There have been three times that Rodgers left a game and didn't come back the following week. Two were broken collarbones, and one was a concussion. He'll likely suit up, but the risk is he could be limited against a really good Minnesota Vikings defense. It might be a week to consider a one-week streamer.
Javorius Allen - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Javorius Allen played 42 snaps for 49 percent of the offense in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Allen and Collins played the same amount of snaps, but Collins had three more rushes and was more efficient in yardage. However, Allen reached the end zone. The duo looks to be in a 50-50 split as RB3s.
Alex Collins - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Alex Collins played 42 snaps in Week 2 for 49 percent of the offense.
Huddle Up: Javorius Allen played an identical amount of snaps. Allen had six rushes for just eight yards, but he reached the end zone. He caught five balls for 36 yards. Collins rushed nine times for 35 yards and caught three balls for 55 yards. Collins was slightly more efficient, but it looks like a 50-50 split for now. Both are RB3 possibilities.