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  • Duke Johnson - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/20/18 9:50pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson had 33 total yards on four combined touches against the New York Jets in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: After averaging 65 yards per game and scoring seven times in 2017, Johnson has managed fewer than 23 yards per content through three weeks and hasn't sniffed pay dirt. It's a disappointing performance for one of the NFL's better receiving backs, but perhaps the likely move to Baker Mayfield will result in more action. If you can keep Johnson stashed on your bench, do so, as his PPR upside is real.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/20/18 9:24pm ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde carried the ball 23 times for 98 yards (4.3 YPC) and two touchdowns during the team's win over the New York Jets in Week 3. Hyde added a pair of receptions for five yards.

    Huddle Up: Remember all that talk of a three-headed monster in the backfield or "riding the hot hand"? Yeah, not so much. Through three games, Hyde has 65 touches, Duke Johnson has 15, and Nick Chubb has seven. Hyde's 3.3 yards per carry are underwhelming, but he has four touchdowns and is the current bell cow. While there are questions about his ability to sustain this kind of workload, Hyde is currently the back to own in Cleveland and a solid RB3.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/20/18 9:13pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) went 4-for-14 for 19 yards in just under a half of action on Thursday, Sept. 20, against the New York Jets. Taylor did carry the ball four times for 22 yards prior to suffering a concussion.

    Huddle Up: You have to think that, barring injury to Baker Mayfield, this is the end of Taylor's abbreviated stint as Cleveland's starter. While he made some plays with his legs, Taylor was pretty bad as a passer in Weeks 1 and 3, making it tough to sell starting him ahead of Mayfield to the fan base. If you're carrying Taylor on your roster as a backup you should start checking the waiver wire for a potential replacement.

  • Baker Mayfield - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/20/18 9:02pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield completed 17 of 23 passes (73.9 percent) for 201 yards against the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 20. Mayfield entered the game late in the second quarter after QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) suffered a concussion.

    Huddle Up: There are a few cliches that spring to mind, but with apologies to Mike Tyson's "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth," we're going to go with you can't put the genie back in the bottle again. Yes, Cleveland's "plan" was to sit Mayfield and let Taylor start this season, but after Thursday night it's hard to imagine the job isn't Mayfield's going forward. While there's little doubt Hue Jackson will slow-play the formal announcement, Mayfield simply looked much better under center (Taylor was 4-for-14 before exiting, and the team was down 14 points). Whether he'll produce fantasy-relevant numbers remains to be seen, but if you have a strong starter Mayfield could hold some appeal due to his upside.

  • Tyrod Taylor - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 9/20/18 7:09pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Tyrod Taylor (head) was diagnosed with a concussion and will not return to the game in Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: Taylor was not sharp before departing, going 4-of-14 for 19 yards while adding 22 yards on four carries. No. 1 overall draft pick Baker Mayfield came on after Taylor got hurt and will lead the Browns for the remainder of the game.

  • Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/20/18 5:36pm ET

    Seattle Seahawk QB Russell Wilson (hamstring) was a full participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Wilson should undoubtedly be out there for Seattle's Sunday tilt at home opposite the Cowboys. With a tough defense on tap, Wilson is a lower-end QB1 to deploy for Week 3.

  • Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 9/20/18 5:34pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Baldwin missed the club's Week 2 affair on Monday night and it looks like he's most likely going to miss another one when the Cowboys come to town. If he remains sidelined, Brandon Marshall and Tyler Lockett will benefit considerably.

  • Travis Benjamin - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 9/20/18 5:01pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) was absent from practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Not a good sign for Benjamin's prospects of playing Sunday in Los Angeles, as he was actually downgraded from his limited session on Wednesday. If he doesn't play, Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams would each get a boost.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 9/20/18 4:54pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (neck) was a full participant at practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Gordon should have no issues starting in the team's Week 3 game in Los Angeles against the Rams. It could be a high-scoring affair, too, which would point to a productive day at the office for Gordon. Either way, he's an RB1 to plug in.

  • Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 9/20/18 4:36pm ET

    Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Fuller was able to play last week and likely will be back on the field in Week 3. He will have a favorable matchup this week and be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver if he is active for the game.

  • Marquise Goodwin - WR - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 9/20/18 4:34pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (quadriceps) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Goodwin didn't suit up last week after having to depart the season-opening contest due to injury, but it looks like the 27-year-old is getting closer to returning. If he plays versus the Chiefs, Goodwin can be a fine WR3 option.

  • DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 9/20/18 4:22pm ET

    Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle, hamstring, thumb) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Hopkins should be able to play in Week 3 despite the multiple injuries he is dealing with at this time. He should be a weekly No. 1 receiver in all leagues as long as he is healthy.

  • Case Keenum - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 9/20/18 4:14pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Keenum should be ready to play in the Week 3 game but will be facing a solid Baltimore Ravens defense. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options and can bench Keenum.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 9/20/18 4:10pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Although Lynch has been limited in back-to-back days now, this shouldn't mess with his status when the Raiders take on the Dolphins on Sunday in Miami. He'll be taking on a defense that has fared well against the run thus far but he still remains a volume-based RB2.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. - WR - New Orleans Saints
    Posted 9/20/18 3:48pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Ginn probably will be able to play this week as long as he does not suffer any setbacks. He has been targeted 13 times in the first two games and has posted 123 yards and one touchdown. He can be a decent flex option for owners in deeper leagues.

  • Cole Beasley - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 9/20/18 3:34pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Beasley probably should be able to play in Week 3, but owners should check on his status later in the week. He has only 86 total yards in the first two games and probably can be avoided in most leagues this week.

  • Sam Bradford - QB - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/20/18 3:24pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Bradford has really struggled during the first two games of the season, and he said that the team will be simplifying the offense. Bradford probably remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.

  • Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/20/18 3:19pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Fitzgerald appears to be on track to play in Week 3, but owners should monitor the situation. He is coming off a disappointing Week 2 performance but can still be a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.

  • Christian Kirk - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 9/20/18 3:10pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: It is not a good sign that Kirk was added to the injury report Thursday. He has been limited to only 31 yards over the first two games of the season and should be avoided even if he plays.

  • Paul Richardson - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 9/20/18 2:55pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Paul Richardson (knee, shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Richardson appears to have a good chance to play this week, but owners will know more about his status in the new few days. He has caught eight passes for 85 yards in the first two weeks and probably can stay on most benches this week.

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