2012 W3 Injury Report & Notes - Fri

Saints QB Drew Brees (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. No worries here.

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (glute, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. Gabbert made an appearance in our Sneaky Starts for Week 3 given his nice matchup with the Colts.

Jets QB Mark Sanchez (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. Sanchez made an appearance in our Sneaky Starts for Week 3 given his nice matchup with the Dolphins.

Cardinals QB John Skelton (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 3. Kevin Kolb is expected to start against the Eagles.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. Michael Bush is a nice start in Forte’s place.

Rams RB Steven Jackson (groin, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 3. Jackson may very well play in Week 3, but if he can't go, look for Daryl Richardson to carry the load as he did in Week 2. He can be plugged in as a low-end RB2/flex.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) took limited practice reps Thursday. Lynch should be fine for Week 3.

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3. Mathews is fully expected to make his return in Week 3. He looks like a solid RB2 at this point, though he may lose some third-down work as a team eases him back into action.

Browns RB Trent Richardson (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. Wells made our Week 3 Sneaky Starts due to his nice matchup with an Eagles rush defense that has yielded 4.9 YPC so far this season.

Cardinals RB Ryan Williams (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3.

Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer (toe, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3.

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee, out) took full practice reps all week and is out for week three. He is expected to return in week five after the team’s bye.

Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings (knee, doubtful) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is doubtful for week three. With Jennings likely out, look for Maurice Jones-Drew to handle a very big workload against the Colts. No other RBs carried the ball against the Texans in week two.

Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for week three. He should resume his role as Reggie Bush’ s primary backup.

Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for week three.

Patriots RB Shane Vereen (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for week three. At this point, Vereen is not much of a threat to Stevan Ridley, but that could change with a fumble.

Bengals RB Bernard Scott (hand, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. Scott could potentially eat into the workload of BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Jets RB John Conner (knee, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for week three.

Raiders RB Mike Goodson (hamstring, questionable) missed practice Friday and is questionable for Week 3.

49ers RB Brandon Jacobs (knee, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 3.

Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3.

Rams RB Brit Miller (thigh, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 3.

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Titans RB Javon Ringer (elbow, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3.

Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3.

Packers RB James Starks (toe) took limited practice reps again Friday.

Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd (thigh, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3. The injury is considered to be minor, so this is probably just the Patriots playing games with the injury report, as usual.

Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (hip, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 3. With Maclin out, expect Damaris Johnson to be the main beneficiary among the WRs. Some may point to Jason Avant (wrist, probable), but in the four games that either DeSean Jackson or Jeremy Maclin missed in 2011, Avant was entirely unpredictable. He posted 1-2, 1-13, 8-110-1 and 1-10 in those four games, and his average targets (4.8) over that span actually decreased from his average targets in the other 12 games that season (5.2). Instead, it was Riley Cooper who saw 27 targets in Weeks 11-13, posting 13-240-1 in three games, though he failed to catch a pass in Week 10. Johnson will fill Cooper's role in Week 3. The other player who should benefit is Brent Celek, who saw 11 targets with Maclin knocked out of Week 2. DeSean Jackson (hamstring, probable) becomes a safer start as well.

Saints WR Marques Colston (foot, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3. Colston looks iffy. Look for Lance Moore, Darren Sproles and Devery Henderson (concussion, probable) to pick up the slack if Colston can't play.

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot, doubtful) took limited practice reps all week and is doubtful for Week 3. The doubtful tag means that Garcon is virtually certain to miss Week 3. In Week 2, Aldrick Robinson had a deep pass go off his helmet, while Leonard Hankerson hauled in a long TD and Josh Morgan had the boneheaded penalty towards the end of the game. It's not clear who will fill in for Garcon, though Hankerson seems to have the inside track with his good play against the Rams.

Packers WR Greg Jennings (groin) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Jennings looks iffy for Monday night, though it is a good sign that he was able to participate at all. James Jones would start opposite of Jordy Nelson, with Randall Cobb likely seeing increased snaps in the slot. Donald Driver would also be in the mix.

Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3.

Falcons WRs Julio Jones (thigh, probable) and Roddy White (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3.

Colts WR Austin Collie (head, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. If Collie is cleared, it will put a dent in the value of Donnie Avery, who would otherwise be a very sneaky start in Week 3. The Colts could choose to ease Collie in as a WR3 given Avery's fine play.

Steelers WR Mike Wallace (groin, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3.

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3. Given the injury, McCluster looks shaky for a nice matchup with the Saints.

Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Friday. If Jennings can't play, Cobb would be worth a desperation start.

Browns WR Greg Little (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3.

Dolphins WR Anthony Armstrong (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (shoulder) took limited practice reps Thursday.

Chiefs WR Steve Breaston (wrist, probable) took limited practice reps Friday and is probable for Week 3.

Broncos WR Brandon Stokley (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Buccaneers WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) was removed from the injury report Friday. He was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

Eagles WR Riley Cooper (collarbone, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 3.

Browns WR Josh Cribbs (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3.

Raiders WR Juron Criner (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

49ers WR Ted Ginn (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3.

Cowboys WR Andre Holmes (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Seahawks WR Charly Martin (chest) took full practice reps Thursday.

Bills WR Ruvell Martin (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3.

Dolphins WR Marlon Moore (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice again Friday and is doubtful for Week 3.

Chargers WR Eddie Royal (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Jets WR Chaz Schilens (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Vikings WR Jarius Wright (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Chiefs WR Devon Wylie (hamstring, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 3.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3. Gates expects to play against the Falcons. He says his ribs feel better than they did last week.

Cowboys TE Jason Witten (abdomen, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Steelers TE Heath Miller (abdomen, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3. Miller will gut it out.

Chiefs TE Kevin Boss (head, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. Tony Moeaki may get a few extra targets this week.

Lions TE Tony Scheffler (calf, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 3. Brandon Pettigrew could have an increased role in a great matchup with the Titans.

Raiders TE David Ausberry (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3.

Packers TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder) missed practice again Friday.

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen (ribs, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3.

Vikings TE Rhett Ellison (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Patriots TE Daniel Fells (shin, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3.

Cardinals TE Todd Heap (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 3.

Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 3. Keller is not a fantasy option right now.

Cardinals TE Jeff King (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3.

Bengals TE Donald Lee (thigh, doubtful) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is doubtful for Week 3.

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (foot) took limited practice reps Thursday.

Chiefs TE Jake O'Connell (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 3.

Chargers TE Dante Rosario (calf, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3.

Browns TE Alexander Smith (head, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3.

Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski (left groin, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3. The Raiders have not signed another kicker, so Jankowski should be out there to kick against the Steelers.