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Browns QB Cody Kessler (leg) feeling better, still sore

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:57pm - [Full Article]

Browns QB Cody Kessler, who will start Sunday against the Redskins, was hit hard six times during the game and came up grabbing his left after a fourth-quarter hit. He limped to the sidelines, and had the leg wrapped in the locker room after the game. He also had a sleeve on it Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Kessler said he he feels a lot better after treatment on Monday. Once Kessler calmed down, he played much better in what was his first game last week.

Tomlin: Going to see 'a lot' of RB Le'Veon Bell

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:44pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

The Steelers don't plan on putting RB LeVeon Bell on a pitch count.

HC Mike Tomlin said according to a tweet from the team's account, "You're going to see LeVeon Bell on Sunday, and a lot of him."

Related players: DeAngelo Williams

Fantasy Impact:

The Steelers could use the boost. They entered the season expecting to score 30 points per game. But through three games, they're putting up 21.7 points per contest. Against the Eagles on Sunday, they failed to reach the end zone, scoring just three points.

Pats QBs Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett at practice

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:39pm - [Full Article]

According to the New England Sports Network, the Patriots two injured quarterbacks were both at practice on Tuesday.

The report said that both Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Jacoby Brissett were at practice. Coming off a Thursday night game the Patriots are getting a one day head start on their practice week. Garoppolo, who is dealing with a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder and Brissett, who sustained a thumb injury starting in place of Garoppolo last week, both were on the practice field.

Fantasy Impact:

Brissett had his injured thumb wrapped in tape as well as his wrist according to NESN. It said that Garoppolo was also on the practice field, but during the media viewing portion of practice neither quarterback attempted a pass. ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported that when seen in the locker room that Garoppolo did not have his injured shoulder in a sling of any kind.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hamstring) could return Week 4

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:35pm - [Full Article]

Kendall Wright is tired of answering the questions, and tired of watching from the sideline.

The Titans receiver is ready to return to action.

It sounds like this could be the week.

“I think there's no limitations on (Kendall) come Wednesday,’’ Titans coach Mike Mularkey said on Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Wright hasn't played because of a hamstring injury from early in camp. The story said he was a star of the offseason. He's expected to work out of the slot which should give a boost to the struggling passing game.

Tomlin: WR Eli Rogers (foot) 'very questionable' for Week 4

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:31pm

The Times - [Full Article]

Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers (foot) is “very questionable,” according to HC Mike Tomlin.

Related players: Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey

Fantasy Impact:

If Rogers can’t go, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey will likely play the slot receiver position while Antonio Brown will handle punts, the story said. That would also leave Sammie Coates on the outside. The Steelers also get RB LeVeon Bell back from suspension this week.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert a game-time call for TNF

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:22pm - [Full Article]

In such a short week prepping for the Dolphins Thursday night, the Bengals are limited to a couple of walk-throughs instead of all-out practices, so it’s tough to get a gauge on where they stand with injuries.

What we do know is that head coach Marvin Lewis said after Tuesday’s walk-through that Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle) is a game-time decision.

Fantasy Impact:

Eifert would be a risky fantasy play, because we do know HC Marvin Lewis said he will limit Eifert's snaps if he does play. That should at least mean he would see time in the red zone. Perhaps a wait-and-see approach is the best one, knowing Eifert is getting closer.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) will be limited in practice

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:15pm

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - [Full Article]

Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who left game against the Saints with a shoulder injury, will start the week limited in practice.

Fantasy Impact:

HC Dan Quinn said the team will take it day-to-day with Sanu and anticipate he will make progress by the end of the week.

49ers sign WR Keshawn Martin

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:12pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The San Francisco 49ers made an attempt to reinforce their receiving corps by signing free-agent wideout and return man Keshawn Martin to a two-year deal, per a report. The move fills up the vacant roster spot left by the retirement of offensive tackle Anthony Davis.

The San Francisco 49ers need all the help they can get, and they hope wide receiver Keshawn Martin can help provide a spark.

San Francisco signed Martin to a two-year deal on Tuesday, per NFL insider Rand Getlin.

Fantasy Impact:

He has 62 receptions for 685 yards and five touchdowns over his four-year NFL career. San Francisco’s offense currently ranks 29th in the league with just 876 yards gained. The Niners passing game has also generated a lowly 526 yards, which stands at No. 30 overall. Martin got a lot of attention last year when he was rumored to take over Julian Edelman's spot when he went down last year with a foot injury. Another note is Martin has broken a 70-plus yard kick or punt return in three of his four NFL seasons.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:06pm - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions announced today that they have re-signed WR Aaron Dobson. Contract terms were not disclosed.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:33pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Last Sunday, Bills RB Reggie Bush was active and healthy but never entered the Bills' 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Instead, the Bills turned to Mike Gillislee and rookie fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams to take a total of six carries behind LeSean McCoy.

Bush's disappearance from the offense is a development that would seemingly put the veteran's job in jeopardy when the Bills must clear two 53-man roster spots when defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson return from four-game substance-abuse suspensions next week.

Bears sign RB Joique Bell

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:31pm - [Full Article]

RB Joique Bell has signed with the Bears heading into Sunday's game against Detroit at Soldier Field, according to NFL Network.

Related players: Jordan Howard, KaDeem Carey

Fantasy Impact:

This comes mere days after the Lions hosted him for a workout last week. Detroit was trying to figure out how to replace Ameer Abdullah, whom the club reportedly fears could be lost for the season with a torn ligament in his foot, and kicked the tires on Bell with a workout. Now Bell will help replace Jeremy Langford who is expected to miss 4-6 week with a bad ankle. The Bears aren't sure of KaDeem Carey's status heading into this week and perhaps didn't want Jordan Howard to carry a large workload. Raheem Mostert was Chicago's only other back.

Bears RB Jeremy Langford (ankle) expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1:37pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

Chicago Bears running back Jeremy Langford is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained ankle, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bears coach John Fox confirmed earlier Monday that Langford had a sprained ankle in the Bears' 31-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but did not provide a timetable for his return.

Langford wore a walking boot in the AT&T Stadium visitors' locker room after the game.

Related players: Jordan Howard, KaDeem Carey, Raheem Mosert

Fantasy Impact:

Rookie fifth-round pick Jordan Howard replaced Langford and rushed for 45 yards on nine carries, plus he caught four balls for 47 yards. He seems the logical choice to replace Langford and was already getting a lot of interest from fantasy owners as Langford struggled at times this year. However, Fox was quick to point out Monday that Howard is just a rookie. The story added the Bears, on Wednesday, will re-evaluate running back KaDeem Carey, who sat out Week 3 with a hamstring injury. Chicago also recently signed tailback/returner Raheem Mostert after Carey got hurt. Carey, especially, could cut into Howard's workload if he's active.

Source: Bengals TE Tyler Eifert won't play Thursday

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1:08pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert, who has not played yet this season because of an ankle injury, is not expected to play in Thursday night's game against the Miami Dolphins, a team source told ESPN's Bob Holtzman.

Eifert returned to practice last week and was listed as limited in Monday's workout. He has hinted on multiple occasions that he could return as early as Thursday, but the source told Holtzman that a Week 5 return is possible for Eifert.

Fantasy Impact:

Eifert has not completed a full practice yet this season and has not participated in any 11-on-11 drills during his limited work. He had offseason surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left ankle and missed all of training camp and the preseason. Coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday that when Eifert does come back, he'll be limited to a small number of snaps to ease him back into shape. Sounds like we're at least a few weeks away from Eifert being a full-go in a game.

No MRI for Cowboys WR Dez Bryant

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1:05pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

WR Dez Bryant tweaked his knee during the first series of Sunday night's game against the Bears. The Cowboys' wideout returned after missing a few plays and ended the evening with three receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown.

After the game, owner and general manager Jerry Jones suggested that Bryant would have an MRI on Monday. On Tuesday, during an interview with CBS Radio's 105.3, Jones said the MRI never happened.

Fantasy Impact:

The MRI could still take place, but Jones added, "I'm assuming he's a go," when talking about Bryant's status for Sunday.

Packers TE Jared Cook has high ankle sprain

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:27am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Packers tight end Jared Cook is expected to miss some time with a high ankle sprain.

Although there’s been no official word from the team and the Packers are on their bye this week, a high ankle sprain usually takes several weeks to heal, so it’s unlikely that he’d be on the field when they return in Week 5 against the Giants.

Cook was seen in the Packers’ locker room on crutches and wearing a protective boot.

Fantasy Impact:

Through three games, Cook is fourth on the team with six catches. While Cook is out, Richard Rodgers and Justin Perillo will get more playing time at tight end. Devon Cajuste could be called up from the practice squad if the Packers think they need a third healthy tight end on the roster, the story said.

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