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|9/20/2017||Sam Bradford, Min, QB|
|Bradford (knee) practiced Wednesday and appears likely to start Sunday against the Bucs.
Analysis: There were fears that the knee problem which kept him out last weekend against the Steelers would lead to an extended absence. Bradford does have a history of knee trouble, but it looks like he will give it a go against Tampa Bay in hopes of duplicating his outstanding Week 1 performance. Bradford's return ups the value of Dalvin Cook and Stefon Diggs following poor Week 2 performances with Case Keenum under center.
|9/20/2017||John Brown, Ari, WR|
|Brown was unable to return to practice Wednesday.
Analysis: A quad injury and his sickle-cell trait which makes recovery difficult is likely to keep him sidelined for a second straight week, and possibly longer.
|9/20/2017||Jarvis Landry, Mia, WR|
|Landry (knee) did not practice Wednesday.
Analysis: It's possible this was just a precaution or a rest day for Landry after he was listed as questionable entering last weekend with the knee issue. He went out and made 13 catches for 78 yards, so it would seem Landry will still be safe to put in your lineup this week.
|9/20/2017||Philip Wheeler, Ari, LB|
|The Arizona Cardinals re-signed Wheeler on Wednesday after he was released again Friday.
Analysis: The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Wheeler spent the preseason with the Cardinals before being released on Sept. 8 and then re-signed on Sept. 11. The Cardinals originally signed Wheeler to a one-year contract on July 27. Wheeler, 32, is a nine-year NFL veteran who played in 133 games (66 starts) with the Indianapolis Colts (2008-11), Oakland Raiders (2012), Miami Dolphins (2013-14) and Atlanta Falcons (2015-16) with 513 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
|9/20/2017||Terrance West, Bal, RB|
|West did not practice Wednesday because of a thigh injury.
Analysis: It's unclear if this injury is serious enough to keep him from traveling to London for this weekend's matchup with the Jaguars. West's potential absence - along with Danny Woodhead being out - would make Buck Allen a possible RB1 against the Jaguars.
|9/20/2017||Tyler Eifert, Cin, TE|
|Eifert sat out practice Wednesday because of knee and back problems.
Analysis: Many projected Eifert to be one of fantasy's top tight ends this season. Instead, his ongoing injury problems and the Bengals' horrible start offensively make him someone to consider dropping altogether, or at least leave on the bench.
|9/20/2017||Rex Burkhead, NE, RB|
|Burkhead did not practice Wednesday due to a rib injury.
Analysis: Burkhead got hurt in the Week 2 win over the Saints, getting five touches on the eight snaps he played and catching a touchdown pass. If he's unable to go Sunday against the Texans, the value of James White jumps up and Dion Lewis becomes a potential fantasy play.
|9/20/2017||Danny Amendola, NE, WR|
|Amendola returned to practice Wednesday, seemingly putting him on track to play in Week 3 after missing Sunday's win over the Saints due to a concussion and a knee problem.
Analysis: Amendola could have his snaps limited if he does play against the Texans, but his potential return could hurt the value of Chris Hogan.
|9/20/2017||Rob Gronkowski, NE, TE|
|Gronkowski (groin) practiced Wednesday, a sign that he's fully expected to play Sunday.
Analysis: Gronkowski had called his groin injury minor, and this was further proof. Feel safe in sticking him in your lineup against the Texans.
|9/20/2017||Mason Foster, Was, LB|
|Foster is expected to miss Week 3's matchup with Raiders due to a separated shoulder.
Analysis: Foster, whose interception in Week 2 sealed Washington's win over the Rams, is second on the Redskins with 15 tackles after leading the team in that department last year.
|9/20/2017||Deandre Coleman, Buf, DT|
|The Bills signed Coleman.
Analysis: Coleman returns to Buffalo after being among the team's final cuts earlier this month.
|9/20/2017||Robert Blanton, Buf, S|
|The Buffalo Bills have reshuffled their defensive depth by signing safety Blanton and tackle Deandre Coleman in preparing to host the Denver Broncos this weekend.
Analysis: Blanton has five seasons of NFL experience and returns to Buffalo after spending last year with the Bills. He was a free agent after being released by the Dallas Cowboys before the start of this season.
|9/19/2017||Jaelen Strong, Jax, WR|
|The Jaguars have claimed Strong off waivers from the Texans, providing them some much-needed depth with Allen Robinson and rookie Dede Westbrook on injured reserve.
Analysis: A third-round draft pick in 2015, Strong has 28 receptions for 292 yards and three touchdowns in 19 games. The Texans waived him Monday. He was suspended for the season opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
|9/19/2017||Stephone Anthony, Mia, LB|
|Miami acquired Anthony from the Saints on Tuesday in a trade for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick.
Analysis: Anthony was the 31st overall pick in the 2015 draft, started all 16 games as a rookie and made three starts last season. He's totaled 82 tackles, one sack and one interception in 26 games.
|9/19/2017||Lawrence Timmons, Mia, LB|
|The Dolphins have suspended Timmons indefinitely after he failed to show up for the team's season opener.
Analysis: The Dolphins reportedly filed a missing person's report when they were unable to contact Timmons, who was found by police at the airport, according to TMZ. It certainly seems possible Timmons' days with the Dolphins are numbered.
|9/19/2017||Marshal Yanda, Bal, G|
|The Baltimore Ravens placed Yanda on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.
Analysis: Yanda sustained a fractured ankle during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. The 33-year-old Yanda missed parts of training camp as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. However, Yanda was dominant in both regular-season games and anchored an offensive line that had already suffered several key losses.
|9/19/2017||Jarrad Davis, Det, LB|
|Davis was placed in the league's concussion protocol following the team's 24-10 victory over the New York Giants on Monday.
Analysis: Selected with the 21st overall pick of the 2017 draft, Davis was injured while tackling Giants running back Paul Perkins in the fourth quarter. Davis immediately put both hands on his helmet and remained on the ground for a minute or two before slowly walking off the field. He has 15 tackles in two games this season.
|9/18/2017||Sam Bradford, Min, QB|
|Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Bradford's left knee is "feeling better" a day after the quarterback missed Minnesota's game against Pittsburgh. But Zimmer is unsure when Bradford will play again.
Analysis: Zimmer gave short and ornery answers Sunday when asked about Bradford following the loss to the Steelers. On Monday, he apologized for snapping and joked that there was no wine in the locker room after the difficult loss to help calm him.
|9/18/2017||Vic Beasley Jr., Atl, LB|
|The Falcons are expected to be without Beasley Jr. for at least a month because of a hamstring tear.
Analysis: The 6-foot-3, 246-pound Beasley, who led the NFL in sacks last season with 15.5, had to be helped off the field before heading to the locker room in Sunday night's win over Green Bay.
|9/18/2017||Corey Coleman, Cle, WR|
|Coleman has been placed on injured reserve after breaking his right hand during Sunday's loss in Baltimore. He will undergo surgery and be sidelined for at least eight weeks.
Analysis: It's the second straight season the 2016 first-round pick has broken the hand. Coleman got hurt trying to make a catch early in the fourth quarter. Coleman missed six games as a rookie after breaking his hand in practice. When he returned, he struggled to get up to speed and finished with 33 receptions for 413 yards and three touchdowns - hardly the numbers the Browns imagined when they selected him with the 15th overall pick.
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