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Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Cardinals TE Rob Housler (hip, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 3.

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Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

49ers TE Vance McDonald (knee, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 3. Derek Carrier might get the start if neither McDonald nor Vernon Davis can’t play.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (calf, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3. Olsen is having a TE1 season, as expected.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. With Reed out, Niles Paul is all systems go for Week 3. He is #2 in TE receiving yardage through two weeks.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. Rudolph should be fine to face the Saints.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Jaguars TE Mickey Shuler (heel, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3. He may start for the Jaguars with Marcedes Lewis sidelined.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins K Kai Forbath (right groin, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 3. Forbath should play, but owners may want to pick up a healthy kicker.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Broncos K Brandon McManus (right groin, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3.

NFL officially announces 10-game suspension for Browns WR Josh Gordon

Friday, September 19, 2014, 3:02pm

Joe Reedy, Twitter - [Full Article]

NFL officially announces that Josh Gordon is back after 10 games.

Fantasy Impact:

Well, it's official. We're still not clear why Gordon is getting a 10-game suspension based on his known violations/failed tests, or why the last (barely) positive test wasn't thrown out, but it appears that he will make his return in Week 12 against the Falcons. He's worth holding onto, though it may create some tough decisions as owners navigate through the bye weeks. Keep in mind that his value increases every week as we get closer to Week 12, so a trade is a possibility as well. He should be a difference maker for the stretch run, provided he can stay out of trouble until then.

Chiefs Beat: 'Something close to a miracle' for Jamaal Charles to play

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:53am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher: Jamaal Charles has a high ankle sprain, so it would be something close to a miracle if he played Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Charles's practice activity on Friday will serve as an indicator of his possibly being active for Sunday's game, but we're not counting on it. The Chiefs play in the late round of games on Sunday, which could cause some problems for owners who don't have both Charles and Knile Davis on the roster.

Colts Beat: Trent Richardson will continue to start to justify 2013 trade

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:40am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Colts beat writer Mike Wells: Not starting Trent Richardson would be admitting that the trade with Cleveland was a complete bust. Richardson will continue to be the starter, but Ahmad Bradshaw will get his fair amount of carries with his load continuing to increase if Richardson can’t hold onto the ball. Richardson was going to be one of the most talked-about players in the Philly game if the Colts had won because he had his best rushing game (79 yards) since coming to Indianapolis in September 2013. Richardson was talked about a lot after the game, but not in a good way. The Colts recovered his first fumble, but his second one led to an Eagles touchdown and played a significant factor in why they lost the game.

Fantasy Impact:

For Ahmad Bradshaw owners, it doesn't matter much if Richardson is the starter in name only. It just means that Richardson will get the first chance to shine, which he rarely does. Week 3 could be the exception, with a tasty matchup against the Jaguars.

Cowboys TE Jason Witten not worried about his numbers

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:28am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jason Witten received a game ball for Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans, along with the rest of the offensive line that paved the way for the Dallas Cowboys to pound away for 220 rushing yards.

Witten has only six catches for 46 yards in two games, but the franchise’s all-time leading receiver isn’t sweating his individual statistics.

“Our focus is trying to create that identity of a running football team,” Witten said.

Witten, whose 885 career receptions are the second most by a tight end in NFL history, is willing to sacrifice catches as part of the Cowboys’ newfound commitment to the run. He also recognizes defenses will pay less attention to the nine-time Pro Bowl tight end if DeMarco Murray continues to rack up rushing yards, and play-action, in particular, should lead to some big-play opportunities.

“I think for all of us our numbers will come and opportunities will come,” Witten said. “You have less opportunities because of the way you run the football. I think all of us are committed to that and understand it and do whatever we have to do to help out.”

Fantasy Impact:

Witten's owners weren't expecting the Cowboys to be so run-heavy when they drafted him in the 7th/8th round. With just six catches in two games, Witten's streak of seven straight seasons with 70-plus catches is in jeopardy. The Cowboys are unlikely to be able to control game flow the way they did against the Titans in Week 2. The defense isn't good enough, so the catches should come.

Vikings cut Jerome Simpson

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:24am

National Football Post - [Full Article]

The Minnesota Vikings cut ties with troubled receiver Jerome Simpson.

Simpson was arrested for possession of marijuana. He was already serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy.

Fantasy Impact:

Simpson has had his moments throughout his career, but hasn't been able to stay out of trouble off the field.