Johnson has now missed two straight practices and will likely need to practice in some fashion on Friday in order to be cleared to play on Sunday. The Steelers have one of their easier opponents of 2021 on deck for Week 3, so the team may opt to play it safe with their star receiver. This is a situation to monitor, and we will provide another update tomorrow when his practice participation is reported. Diontae is currently our 39th ranked receiver for Week 3.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs missed Thursday's practice with an ankle injury.
Jacobs missed Week 2 with the ailment and is in danger of missing Week 3 as well. The Raiders turned to Kenyan Drake and the newly signed Peyton Barber at running back in Jacobs' stead, to disastrous results. Drake averaged 1.7 yards per carry, while Barber was not better at 2.5 yards a pop. Barber saw 13 carries in the win, while Drake saw seven carries and five receptions. The two will continue to split time if Jacobs cannot go. Drake is currently our 32nd ranked running back for Week 3.
Brown missed Wednesday's practice with a knee injury, but it has become apparent that the Titans simply want to manage the load on Brown's knee and will give him a veteran/star rest day to start the week. This is a smart move by the Titans, especially with an extra game added to the schedule. Brown is our 15th ranked receiver for Week 3.