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NEWS: Jamaal Charles officially limited Thursday in practice; still reports say he moved around well.

SMITTY: An ESPN reporter tweeted earlier today that Charles was seen cutting through cones, and even though this report (BJ Kissel/Chiefs reporter) is suggesting that Charles is officially limited, we keep hearing he moved around well today. Still, we have to consider Charles questionable for Week 3, which means he is 50/50. Stay tuned, as this will clearly affect the Week 3 Jamaal Charles/Knile Davis Power Rankings.

NEWS: Roddy White (hamstring) is likely going to sit out his Week 3 Thursday night contest against Bucs.

SMITTY: This report is from PFT, and it’s suggesting he is likely out. Clearly check back, and sign up for our Smart Alerts in order to get real-time updates on this, but White owners should start getting an alternative plan in place right now. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Vernon Davis (ankle) still hobbling despite losing crutches.

SMITTY: Vernon Davis is a strong bet to be questionable for Week 3. If he doesn’t go, Derek Carrier would get a lot of extra run, however, we’re talking about a tough Cardinals defense. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jamaal Charles (ankle) returns to practice on Thursday.

SMITTY: According to ESPN reporter Adam Teicher on Twitter: “Jamaal Charles is practicing with chiefs today. An interesting turn of events. Looked OK to me”. This doesn’t sound like a high-ankle sprain at all, as Charles was reportedly seen cutting through cones. While it is looking more and more like Charles could suit up for Week 3, be sure to sign up for our Smart Alerts so that you have real-time updates on this. As soon as we get confirmation that Charles is in fact playing Week 3, we will immediately adjust our Week 3 Power Rankings.

NEWS: Bobby Rainey expected to start Week 3 tonight; Doug Martin (knee) unlikely to play?

SMITTY: This is huge news for Bobby Rainey owners, as that Falcons defense is giving 150+ rushing yards per game on the ground, and has surrendered 5TDs through the first two weeks. Be sure to check back last-minute to ensure that Martin is sitting, but all indications are that Rainey will hold low-end RB1-type value in Week 3. Make sure Rainey isn’t available on your waiver wire still! Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice on Wednesday.

SMITTY: We have said this a thousand different ways and will continue to say it… Marshawn Lynch is a top 5-10RB when he is on the field, and he might very well start all 16 games this season. That said, he is one of the most aggressive rushers in the league, abusing his body on every carry more so than any other runner in the league. If he goes down, Robert Turbin could be called upon first, that won’t be a huge surprise, but both he and Christine Michael (top 5-10RB-capable if starting) should be owned by even non-Lynch owners in all larger leagues. If you own Lynch, you have to own these guys, or at least one. As for Week 3, we haven’t heard anything that suggests that Lynch’s back is going to keep him out of Week 3, but keep an eye on this, and sign up for our Smart Alerts in case this situation changes. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Eric Decker looking likely to play in Week 3?

SMITTY: Despite the hamstring issue, it looks like Eric Decker is on pace to play during Monday night’s Week 1 battle against the Bears. The problem here is that the game is on Monday night, so you may have to make a decision on Sunday. This is when our Smart Alerts come in handy, as well as our Week 3 Power Rankings, as our rankings might have one of your bench guys scoring more than Decker anyway. The Bears are currently 10th against the pass through two weeks, so this isn’t a great match-up for Geno Smith and Decker, but as always, anything can happen on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, and really it boils down to your alternatives, which is why our Forums are so valuable! Get on there and talk about your lineup dilemmas!

NEWS: Jordan Cameron has good shot at playing in Week 3? Ben Tate to sit?

SMITTY: It looks like Jordan Cameron (shoulder) has a decent chance of playing in Week 3 according to Keep checking back with us on this one, as it could come down to a game-time decision. For that, you’re going to want to be signed up for our Smart Alerts. Ben Tate is not expected to play, meaning Terrance West is going to get starter carries. Will he do well against that 8th-ranked Ravens rushing defense that has yet to allow a rushing touchdown? Find out what we have dialed into our Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Adrian Peterson (out indefinitely); Vikings intended to bring him back once legal case is resolved?

SMITTY: While it’s entirely possible that never plays in the NFL again, keep in mind that he is a first-time offender and his court hearing is October 8th. We can only speculate at this point what will happen, but as we posted early this morning when we broke the news on Peterson being placed on the NFL’s exempt/commissioner’s permission list, the window for trading Peterson away is closed. That window was open for just a short period of time, as Peterson looked likely to play Week 3, and we were pushing for owners to test those trade waters fast. Looking for how this affects our Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested for domestic violence.

SMITTY: This is head-scratching if this just happened. Andre Ellington has a stronger shot at goal line touches with Dwyer potentially looking at a suspension, but when or if he does face a suspension is clearly up in the air at this moment. Stepfan Taylor could get some more run now as well. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?