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Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) leaves game

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 5:35pm

Patrick Smyth on Twitter - [Full Article]

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian is questionable to return with a left shoulder injury.

Fantasy Impact:

It's Siemian's non-throwing shoulder. Rookie Paxton Lynch has come on for Siemian at QB for Denver.

Panthers QB Cam Newton gets evaluated for concussion

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 4:42pm

Yahoo Sports - [Full Article]

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton was being evaluated for concussion symptoms in the fourth quarter and did not return to the game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Impact:

Newton's day ended after he scored a 2-point conversion run that cut Atlanta's lead to 34-18 early in the fourth quarter. Falcons linebacker Deion Jones laid a clean hit on Newton near the goal line. Derek Anderson took Newton's place and Newton never returned to the game. If he does have a concussion, he'll need to go through the league's protocol before returning to action. The Panthers play on Monday night in Week 5 so owners will certainly need to have a backup plan.

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:19pm

Cardinals Inactives
DT Frostee Rucker
P Drew Butler
DT Robert Nkemdiche
DT Olsen Pierre
G Cole Toner
CB Brandon Williams
NT Xavier Williams

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:17pm

Rams Inactives
QB Sean Mannion
OL Jamon Brown
WR Pharoh Cooper
DE William Hayes
OT Pace Murphy
CB Coty Sensabaugh
WR Nelson Spruce

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) OUT vs. 49ers

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:15pm

Cowboys Inactives
WR Dez Bryant
CB Orlando Scandrick
LT Tyron Smith
RB Darius Jackson
QB Tony Romo
LG La'El Collins
LB Mark Nzeocha

Fantasy Impact:

Bryant made the trip with the team, but there seemed to be little chance he'd be able to play today. It's possible he can give it another shot for Week 5. The injury is reportedly a bone bruise to his knee.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates OUT vs. Saints

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:11pm

Chargers Inactives
LT King Dunlap
TE Antonio Gates
SS Jahleel Addae
DE Joey Bosa
CB Brandon Flowers
C Max Tuerk
NT Ryan Carrethers

Related players: Hunter Henry

Fantasy Impact:

Hunter Henry will get the start at TE for the Bolts. Henry played pretty well last week getting the bulk of the work at the position but did have a fumble which ended any Charger hopes of a comeback. He's a usable option as a low-end TE1, but the Saints are fourth in allowing fantasy points to TEs.

49ers TE Vance McDonald OUT vs. Cowboys

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:07pm

49ers Inactives
TE Vance McDonald
QB Christian Ponder
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie
CB Jimmie Ward
WR Keshawn Martin
OT John Theus
DL Taylor Hart

Related players: Garrett Celek

Fantasy Impact:

McDonald (hip) and Garrett Celek (back) were both questionable coming into this contest, but Celek is active and would appear to get the start today.

Saints WR Willie Snead ACTIVE vs. Chargers

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:03pm

Saints Inactives
LB James Laurinaitis
LT Terron Armstead
CB Delvin Breaux
TE Josh Hill
OG Senio Kelemete
RB Marcus Murphy
LB Dannell Ellerbe

Fantasy Impact:

Willie Snead (toe) will play in Week 4 and should put a dent in Michael Thomas' targets. But as we pointed out, WRs with toe injuries often have a tough time playing at a high level so start with caution.

Lions RB Dwayne Washington leaves with ankle injury

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:53pm

Dave Birkett on Twitter - [Full Article]

Lions RB Dwayne Washington questionable to return with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Washington had two carries for 6 yards and a reception for 8 yards. Theo Riddick should see a bulk of the work if Washington can't get back in the game.

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:45pm

Broncos Inactives
TE Virgil Green
OLB DeMarcus Ware
OT Donald Stephenson
QB Austin Davis
S Shiloh Keo
OG Connor McGovern
CB Lorenzo Doss

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:42pm

Buccaneers Inactives
RB Doug Martin
QB Ryan Griffin
TE Luke Stocker
DE Robert Ayers
WR Cecil Shorts
OT Leonard Wester
OG Caleb Benenoch

Fantasy Impact:

Martin is inactive as expected. He's considered week-to-week. Charles Sims should see a big share of the workload with Martin out.

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 12:01am

See Important Last Minute News from 9:00 AM to 12:55 PM (EST) for all the latest Game Day Inactives, Lineup Changes and other insights.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown targeted on 53.3 percent of passes to WRs

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:08pm

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

Antonio Brown is catching Ben Roethlisberger's eye at an incredibly high rate relative to other Steelers wide receivers.

Through three weeks, Brown led the NFL in targets with 40. Roethlisberger has thrown just 35 passes combined to the team's other wide receivers.

That means 53.3 percent of Steelers passes going to wide receivers have gone to Brown.

For comparison's sake, Mike Evans, No. 2 in the NFL in targets, has been targeted on 42.9 percent of Tampa Bay's throws to wide receivers.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say in the past three seasons, when Brown had more catches than any player over a three-year span in NFL history, he accounted for 44.4 percent, 48.1 percent and 47.8 percent, respectively, of Steelers wideouts targets. But those teams had dynamic receivers like Martavis Bryant and Emmanuel Sanders.

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4:28pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

The 49ers on Saturday promoted tight end Je’Ron Hamm from the practice squad to be available for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

To make room for Hamm on the roster, the 49ers released running back DuJuan Harris for the third time this season.

The 49ers’ top two tight ends, Vance McDonald and Garrett Celek, are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game due to injuries sustained in last week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact:

McDonald (hip) left the game in the first half. His status against the Cowboys will likely be a game-time decision. McDonald and Celek (back) returned to limited practice this week.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant makes trip to San Francisco

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4:26pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant isn’t expected to play tomorrow, but he’s not ruled out yet.

Bryant made the trip to San Francisco for tomorrow’s game against the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

It still seems extremely unlikely that Bryant will play after suffering a hairline fracture near his knee last week against the Bears. Reports have indicated Bryant will probably have to miss at least a couple games.

Fantasy Impact:

But the Cowboys aren’t ready to make that official just yet, the story said. Bryant at least be in the stadium, and we’ll have to wait until 90 minutes before kickoff to see whether the Cowboys make him active.

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