Tre’Quan Smith (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Week 3.
Consider Smith week-to-week with his ankle injury. Outside of Michael Thomas, none of New Orleans’ wide receivers are highly recommended fantasy options with Drew Brees out of the lineup.
Jordan Reed (concussion) officially did not practice today.
Unfortunately for Reed, it’s difficult to see him playing on Monday night at this point. But we’ll see how he’s listed on the final injury report when it’s released tomorrow.
The Browns have placed David Njoku (wrist) on IR.
Njoku will miss at least the next eight games, but Cleveland will likely designate him as a player to return in a couple months. Ideally, fantasy owners will be able to stash him on an IR spot, but Njoku can be dropped if you need the roster space. Demetrius Harris will fill in as the starter and is a touchdown-dependent TE2.
The Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown.
On Twitter, Brown tweeted: “Thank you for the opportunity @Patriots #GoWinIt”, signaling his release from the team. That was quick, and the Patriots today hinted at this potentially happening—Bill Belichick hinted something might be coming, while Tom Brady did not mention Brown’s name despite being asked multiple questions about him. The Patriots have clearly decided they don’t want to deal with Brown’s off-field issues that have become magnified in the past week, and now it’s difficult to see where the former All-Pro receiver lands, at least until his legal situation is sorted out. We would still hold Brown if he’s on your roster considering the draft pick it took to get him, but it’s understandable if you want to cut bait. AB played one game and had 56 yards and a touchdown for New England
Marlon Mack (calf) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3.
Mack missed the previous two days of practice, but he was able to get out there today on a limited basis, giving him a shot to play on Sunday. The third-year running back might be a legitimate gametime call, but the good news is the Colts kickoff in the early games at 1:00 PM ET. Mack’s status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday. If Mack is out, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines would work in a split backfield.
Dwayne Harris (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3.
Harris toughed it out in Week 2 and continued playing, but he’s now out for Week 3. New addition Trevor Davis is set to contribute on special teams for the Raiders against the Vikings.
Josh Jacobs (hip) is not on the Week 3 injury report.
Jacobs was a full participant in today’s practice and is ready to face the Vikings in Minnesota this Sunday. Despite the difficult matchup, Jacobs should get a nice workload and should be in most fantasy lineups.
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