According to Ian Rapoport on Twitter, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury.
Fantasy managers are certainly hoping that the hamstring injury led to Julio's Week 2 stinker. However, we have seen Matt Ryan look away from Julio for quarters at a time when he had inferior weapons, so the occasional valleys should come as no surprise. Julio is our fifth ranked receiver for Week 3 but may become a game-time decision if he cannot get in a limited practice session on Friday. Julio does not need to practice to play.
According to Dale Lolley on Twitter, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster missed Thursday's practice with a knee injury.
The hope here is that the Steelers are just choosing to manage their star receivers reps ahead of their matchup with the Houston Texans in Week 3. Missing practice on a Thursday is always a cause for concern for players who played on Sunday, but we will not know the Steelers plans for JuJu until the final injury reports are released on Friday. Owners should prepare contingency plans. JuJu is our 16th ranked receiver for Week 3.
According to Ian Rapoport on Twitter, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas missed Thursday's practice.
Thomas' Week 3 status is in doubt due to a high ankle sprain. The short week will do him no favors, and while Thomas himself is chomping at the bit to play, the Saints are wisely choosing to protect their superstar wide receiver from himself. The Saints passing game looked anemic outside of Alvin Kamara, with both Emmanuel Sanders and Tre'Quan Smith failing to seize the moment. Deonte Harris saw just over 50% of the snaps in Week 3.