Thursday, September 21, 2017


Another day full of injury news in fantasy football and it is only Week 3.  Here is what you should know:


Danny Amendola:  For the second straight day Amendola practiced for the New England Patriots which means he is likely a go for Week 3.  The only thing up for debate is whether or not the Pats will give Amendola a full allotment of snaps or instead limits his usage so he does not get injured again.

Jordan Reed:  While he was listed a "limited," Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed got some work in during practice on Thursday.  Head coach Jay Gruden doubled down on his notion that Reed is in quite a bit of pain which could limit his snaps if he does suit up and that could make him a risky play.  Also there is a high probability that Reed could also be forced out of the game early like he was in Week 2 with more aches and pains.

Jarvis Landry:  Landry successfully returned to practice Thursday which means he is likely good to go for Week 3.  Coming off a huge Week 2 debut with Jay Cutler at QB, Landry is a near WR 1 in PPR formats and a firm WR 2 in standard leagues.

Odell Beckham Jr.:  It looks like the New York Giants will give more snaps to Odell Beckham Jr. in Week 3 as he has pronounced himself as being in much better shape after his Week 2 debut.  Great news here as Beckham's owners have been let down by his production thus far.


DeMarco Murray:  It is starting to look like it will be Derrick Henry getting the start for the Tennessee Titans Sunday as DeMarco Murray missed practice again on Thursday with a sore hamstring.  Always a slow healer and with a ton of mileage on his body, Murray was a sizable bust candidate coming into the season for all those reasons and the Tennessee front office has always been wed to Henry who they drafted.  With Henry showing RB 1 ability in spurts going back to last season, this could be the start of at least a strict timeshare of even Henry taking over the top spot.

Tyler Eifert:  You can rule Eifert out for Week 3 as expected as he battles both back and knee injuries.  Eifert has been beyond frustrating to own over the years and so even cutting him loose is not a bad idea.

John Brown:  It looks like John Brown will not be able to answer the bell for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, which is great  news for those who own J.J. Nelson who had a big Week 2.  This is a prime chance for Nelson to cement his status as the new big-play wideout for the Cards and so his stock is pointing upward.

Matt Forte/Bilal Powell:  This is not injury related but we already have reached the point where both Forte and Powell can be released.  The New York Jets want to take a long look at Elijiah McGuire and so there will be a three-headed committee in the backfield.  No thank you.

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