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Bears Beat: RB Jordan Howard 'had a good week of practice' could 'pry some carries' from Jeremy Langford

Friday, September 23, 2016, 2:13pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

It's understandable that the offensive line is going to take some time to come together with the late addition of left guard Josh Sitton and switch of rookie Cody Whitehair to center. But that shouldn't bottle up the ground game when they want to run to the right side. They need to remain committed to the run, and Bears OC Dowell Loggains indicated Jordan Howard has had a good week of practice, perhaps a sign the rookie is ready to pry some carries away from Jeremy Langford.

Fantasy Impact:

Howard looked good in limited work last week and is the likely RB2 heading into Week 3. Langford has been unimpressive (3.0 YPC), so there's a chance Howard can grab the job in the next month or so, despite HC John Fox's reluctance to give heavy snaps to rookies.

Drew Brees 'confident' that TE Coby Fleener will be 'an even bigger part of the offense'

Friday, September 23, 2016, 2:10pm

New Orleans Advocate - [Full Article]

Coach Sean Payton said earlier this week that he’d like to see more consistency from his tight end, Coby Fleener. But no one is ringing an alarm or throwing their hands up at this early juncture.

“Listen, I’ve had more time with guys like Brandin Cooks, Willie (Snead), Brandon Coleman, even Michael Thomas at this point because Coby was banged up a little in the offseason,” quarterback Drew Brees said. “The more time that we get together, the more the confidence builds, the more you find everyone’s role in all of this. I’m confident as we progress here that he’s going to be an even bigger part of the offense.”

Fantasy Impact:

It hasn't been a good start for Fleener, but the story notes that Ben Watson only had five catches for 31 yards at this point last season (on nine targets) and he finished with 74 catches for 825 yards. If possible, Fleener should be benched until he starts to produce, but it's too early to send him packing.

Rex: Chances are 'probably not real good' that Sammy Watkins (foot) plays in Week 3

Friday, September 23, 2016, 1:10pm

Mike Rodak, ESPN - [Full Article]

Rex Ryan says likelihood is "probably not real good" Sammy Watkins will play Sunday, but Bills still holding out hope he can suit up. Ryan says Bills will still play him despite him not practicing this week.

Related players: Marquise Goodwin, Robert Woods, Greg Salas

Fantasy Impact:

We were told it was an issue with pain tolerance, not an injury, but Watkins did not look good in Week 2. The Bills will likely turn to Marquise Goodwin and Robert Woods to replace Watkins, though Greg Salas will also be heavily involved.

Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins arrested for DUI

Friday, September 23, 2016, 10:04am

Tampa Bay Times - [Full Article]

Two days before the Bucs' home opener, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early Friday morning and remains in jail, charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.

Seferian-Jenkins was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol at 3:42 a.m. Friday and was booked at the Orient Road Jail at 6 a.m., charged with DUI. He remained in jail at 9:30 Friday morning. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of violating a court-ordered Ignition Interlock Device restriction from a previous arrest for DUI in Washington in 2013.

According to the FHP, Seferian-Jenkins was driving at 75-80 mph in a 55 mph zone as he entered southbound I-275 near State Road 60. He made an improper lane change, cutting off an FHP trooper and "weaving back and forth."

Fantasy Impact:

It remains to be seen how the Buccaneers handle this situation, but this is the latest in a series of missteps by the talented yet boneheaded tight end. Cameron Brate would likely handle the bulk of the snaps if Seferian-Jenkins does not play on Sunday.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:08pm

Texans PR - [Full Article]

Texans Inactives

QB Brandon Weeden
WR Braxton Miller
DB Eddie Pleasant
LB Brian Cushing
OT Duane Brown
OG Oday Aboushi
DL Devon Still

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski ACTIVE for TNF

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:07pm

Mark Daniels - [Full Article]

Patriots Inactives

QB Jimmy Garoppolo
G Jonathan Cooper
RB DJ Foster
OL LaAdrian Waddle
DB Eric Rowe
TE AJ Derby
LB Dont'a Hightower

Fantasy Impact:

Gronkowski may be on a snap count tonight, but he wouldn't be active if the team didn't plan to use him in high yield situations.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb) missed practice again Thursday. Cutler is expected to miss 2-3 weeks, though there are reports that he’s pushing to play in Week 3. Brian Hoyer will very likely start. He’s not much of a downgrade from Cutler at this point, so the Bears’ skill position players shouldn’t lose much value with Hoyer under center.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (hip) took full practice reps again Thursday. Dalton should be fine for Sunday.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Bills QB Cardale Jones (right shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers QB Landry Jones (back) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Luck should be fine to play in a good matchup with the Chargers.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Browns QB Josh McCown (left shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. McCown is expected to miss multiple games. Cody Kessler will start in the meantime.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Jets QB Bryce Petty (right shoulder) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) missed practice again Thursday. Dak Prescott will continue to start.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Wilson said he’s “definitely feeling better” this week in practice.

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