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NEWS: Adrian Peterson could now looking questionable for Week 3?

SMITTY: ProFootballTalk is saying that the Vikes could “reverse course” on letting the runner play in Week 3. Fantasy owners should officially consider him as questionable for this week, meaning we put his playing around 50-50. What should you do if you own Adrian Peterson? Test the trade waters and see if another owner is willing to take on the risk that he gets suspended/deactivated/released. Also, if you own AP, and even if you don’t, be sure to check waivers for Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon. Asiata is the ‘now’ answer and McKinnon is the ‘later’ and ‘dynasty’ answer. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Vernon Davis (ankle) avoids serious injury; he remains questionable for Week 3.

SMITTY: This is another ‘questionable’ type situation, meaning we give Davis a 50/50 shot at playing Week 3. Derek Carrier would likely step-up if Davis sits. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings so that you can find a potential alternative?
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NEWS: Lamar Miller time now that Knowshon Moreno is out 4-8 Weeks?

SMITTY: This is a great opportunity for a runner that failed so many of us last season. Hopefully Lamar Miller stays healthy, as he has sneaky-good RB2 upside now that he is expected to see starter carries. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Carson Palmer could miss a day or an entire month?

SMITTY: This is a ‘nerve’ issue, and coach Bruce Arians is being extremely vague giving us the 1 day or 1 month timetable. Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald owners better hope Palmer gets back into that line-up soon, as each could drop a tier value-wise with Drew Stanton under center. As for Andre Ellington, it’s tough to predict if not having Palmer under center is going to lead to more fantasy scoring or not. He could be focused on more, or the Cards could be passing in 4th-quarters… or, they could lean on the guy. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Adrian Peteson has been placed on the Exempt/Commissioners Permission List.

SMITTY: And there you have it, the window for trading away Adrian Peterson is gone. AP is required to stay away from the team, and there is no mandatory amount of time one can or cannot stay on this list according to the rotoworld report, which also suggested that AP would remain on the list until the legal proceedings were resolved. Matt Asiata is the starter for Week 3 and maybe a lot longer, with Jerick McKinnon likely to get his shot in the coming weeks. Looking for how this shakes up our Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Josh Gordon pled guilty to DWI; Not likely to face increased suspension.

SMITTY: According to several sources, this occurred under the old policy, so Josh Gordon won’t see further discipline in terms of suspended games. The stud is fully expected to return to action in Week 12. Now, if he can just keep his head on straight, he has all of his legal matters behind him. Gordon maintains top 10WR upside for the future, and for Weeks 12-16. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Doug Martin would have practiced today had the Bucs held a practice?

According to reports, Bucs coach Lovie Smith suggested that if the Bucs held a practice on Monday, Doug Martin (knee) would have participated.

SMITTY: This is solid news for Martin owners, although, even if he can go on Thursday night, Martin might not be in for a full workload. It obviously hurts Bobby Rainey’s upside if Martin plays, so keep tabs on this one, as that Falcons match-up is gold for whomever starts (and if they get starter carries). Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Darren Sproles drops 178 yards and 1TD on Monday night; Foles and McCoy still studs?

Darren Sproles totaled 178 yards (152 rushing) and 1TD during his Week 2 Monday night outing against the Colts; LeSean McCoy ran the ball for 79 yards and 1TD on 20 carries and pulled in four passes for 23 yards. Nick Foles started off slow, but eventually pulled in 331 yards, 1TD and 1INT. On the Colts side of the ball, Andrew Luck threw for just 172 yards and was 20-of-34, but he threw 3TDs (and had 1INT).

SMITTY: Darren Sproles was a beast in this one, and should be considered high-powered RB2 the rest of the way in 2014. His role dips into McCoy’s receiving stats a touch, but it will balance out, as McCoy will get more rushing yardage. If drafting today, McCoy would still be a top 3 overall pick moving forward. What’s interesting to think about is where Sproles would be drafted if drafting for Weeks 3-16 only. As for those freaking out on Nick Foles… sure, he has 2INTs so far this year, but he is also averaging 326 passing yards per-game through two weeks, and has 3TDs… If he continued his pace, that would have him sitting at 5,216 passing yards. He won’t hit those totals, nor will he have just 24TDs, which is his current TD pace. The point is, it’s early, we have only seen two weeks of action, folks! Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Inactives for Week 2 Monday Night Game (Eagles-Colts)

The Colts declared WR Da’Rick Rogers, RB Dion Lewis, inactive for Week 2 versus the Eagles; The Eagles declared QB Matt Barkley, WR Josh Huff inactive for Week 2 against the Colts.

NEWS: Jamaal Charles has high ankle sprain, but not a real severe one?

BJ Kissel, on Twitter, writes this from Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle): “It doesn’t look to be a real severe one, but it does have the component of a high ankle sprain.”

SMITTY: These can be multiple week type injuries, regardless. Knile Davis is this week’s top waiver wire grab, as he could total 100 yards and a TD with ease if given starter carries. Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts, as we may have more real-time updates on Charles and his Week 3 status. As of now, it’s hard to imagine him playing in Week 3, let alone Weeks 3-5. With a Week 6 bye for the Chiefs, I could easily see the team holding him out through the bye. That could change in either direction, so stay tuned!