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Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:48pm

Redskins on Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. has a quad strain; considered day to day.

Fantasy Impact:

Silas Redd would be next in line to back up Alfred Morris.

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Marcedes Lewis has high ankle sprain

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:44pm

John Oehser on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jags TE Marcedes Lewis sustained a high-ankle sprain.

Fantasy Impact:

Lewis had the team's only TD in the ugly loss to Washington. He finished with two catches for 71 yards after six catches for 35 yards in Week 1. Clay Harbor and Brandon Barden are next up on the depth chart, but the Jaguars offense is looking more and more like one to just stay away from.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:39pm

Jim Thomas on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams WR Tavon Austin says he wanted to play after lightning delay but knee stiffened up. Says he'll have MRI Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

The game went into a delay because of a thunderstorm but Austin was unable to return.

Jags WR Allen Hurns seen on crutches

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:35pm

Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns was on crutches after game with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Hurns was carried off the field and never returned to the game. He also dropped a pass where he was wide open in what ended up as an ugly loss to the Redskins. If Hurns can't go in Week 3, and Cecil Shorts remains out, the Jags WR duties fall on Marquis Lee and Allen Robinson, both rookies drafted back in May. Lee had just two catches in the game while Robinson was a lone bright spot catching four balls for 75 yards.

Jamaal Charles has sprained ankle

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:27pm

Terez A. Paylor on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chiefs HC Andy Reid says RB Jamaal Charles has sprained ankle.

Fantasy Impact:

Charles hurt the ankle, limped to the sideline, went to the locker room and never returned to the game. Reid apparently gave no other information on the severity, but one has to wonder just how bad it is as Charles was likely scheduled for a big workload against Denver. Knile Davis took over and had a huge game for the Chiefs and makes for a must pickup whether you're a Charles owner or simply in need of a RB. Cyrus Gray and DeAnthony Thomas are next up on the depth chart but Davis should see a bulk of the work if Charles is out. The Dolphins and Patriots are next up for the Chiefs and both are favorable matchups against the run.

Ryan Mathews to get MRI on knee

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:18pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews scheduled to undergo an MRI on injured knee, per source. Concern it could be sprained MCL.

Fantasy Impact:

Mathews was carted off the field in the team's victory over the Seahawks. If Mathews can't play, Donald Brown would likely see more touches with Danny Woodhead mixing in and remaining a presence in the passing game. Branden Oliver is next up on the depth chart and could figure in as well. The good news for the Bolts in their schedule eases up with favorable matchups against the run the next two weeks (Buffalo, Jacksonville).

Knowshon Moreno out 4-8 weeks

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:06pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno suffered a dislocated left shoulder and possible fracture that will keep him out of the lineup at least four weeks but up to eight weeks if there is a serious fracture, a source told The Herald Sunday.

Moreno, the Dolphins running back, injured himself on his first carry of the game. He gain four yards and did not play the rest of the game.

It is likely general manager Dennis Hickey will go hunting for a running back tonight or Monday morning.

Fantasy Impact:

It was a blow to the Miami running game because in Week 1 Moreno rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries in a win over the Pats. The Dolphins will have to rely on Lamar Miller now who finished with 11 carries for 46 yards against the Bills. The Dolphins also used Damien Williams on Sunday, giving him five carries. With a bye in Week 5, Miller has favorable matchups straight through Week 8: Chiefs (Week 3, 26th), Raiders (Week 4, 30th), Packers (Week 6, 27th), Bears (Week 7, 24th), Jaguars (Week 8, 23rd).

DeSean Jackson day-to-day with AC joint sprain

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:59pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson also left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. He was diagnosed with an AC joint sprain.

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson is considered day-to-day. If he's available Week 3, which happens to be against his former team, the Eagles, he'll have Kirk Cousins throwing him the ball as Robert Griffin III is out indefinitely with a dislocated ankle. If Jackson can't go, Andre Roberts likely gets the WR2 role and makes for a potentially sneaky start as the Eagles rank near the bottom in allowing fantasy points to WRs. Guys like Ryan Grant, Aldrick Robinson and Santana Moss now possibly pop up on the fantasy radar if Jackson can't go.

RGIII has dislocated ankle

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington QB Robert Griffin III has a dislocated left ankle, an injury that will sideline the Washington Redskins star quarterback indefinitely.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced the diagnosis following Washington's 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Griffin suffered the injury while rolling to his right toward the sideline in the first quarter. Although he was not touched on the play, Griffin fell awkwardly out of bounds and was carted to the locker room.

After his leg was placed in a splint, Griffin waved, saluted and gave a thumbs-up signal to the crowd as he was carted along the sideline and down the players' tunnel.

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins, who passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Griffin is less than two years removed from reconstructive knee surgery and visibly struggled in his recovery from the operation last season. Cousins immediately becomes an interesting story for the Skins. RGIII had mostly struggled to this point and there was some talk that Cousins was a much better fit for Gruden's offense. It looks like we'll get to find out... For those struggling at QB, Cousins makes for a potential solid pickup and a safe backup if that's what owners are in the market for. Cousins steps right in to a very favorable Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but it's followed up with tougher games against the Giants, Seahawks, Cardinals and Titans.

A.J. Green believed to have sprained ligament in foot

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:25pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

An initial league source told PFT that Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green suffered a turf toe injury Sunday.

He left the game early, and did not return.

An update later in the day said Green is now believed to have a sprained ligament in his foot.

Fantasy Impact:

Green's injury went from turf toe to sprained ligament so there's obviously still a lot of question marks out there. Mohamed Sanu had a big day in Green's absence and Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher are next up on the depth chart. With Marvin Jones already out, and if Green would miss time, it's a hit to QB Andy Dalton's value as well. The Bengals may end up leaning a little more on RB Giovani Bernard in the passing game with RB Jeremy Hill getting more carries. Both stood out vs. Atlanta in Week 2.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:11pm

49ers Inactives
Tramaine Brock CB
Anthony Davis T
Demarcus Dobbs TE
Josh Johnson QB
Brandon Lloyd WR
Marcus Martin C
Quinton Patton WR

Marshall, Jeffery both active for SNF

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:11pm

Bears Inactives
David Bass DE
Roberto Garza C
Khaseem Greene OLB
Charles Leno OT
Josh Morgan WR
Matt Slauson G
Cornelius Washington DE

Fantasy Impact:

In a bit of a surprise, both WRs Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are active for the Bears. Both come with significant risk as they were questionable and far from a lock to play tonight. Marshall appears to be the healthier of the two. Rankings have been updated to reflect their status.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:15pm

Broncos Inactives
David Bruton SS
Tony Carter CB
Ben Garland G
Cody Latimer WR
Michael Schofield OT
Danny Trevathan OLB

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:15pm

Chiefs Inactives
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT
Jamell Fleming DB
Joe McKnight RB
Aaron Murray QB
Damion Square DE
De'Anthony Thomas RB
Albert Wilson WR

Fantasy Impact:

Dwayne Bowe returns from suspension.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:14pm

Texans Inactives
Jeff Adams T
Jadeveon Clowney OLB
C.J. Fiedorowicz TE
Shiloh Keo FS
Louis Nix DT
DeVier Posey WR
Tom Savage QB