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NEWS: Jamaal Charles still a game-time decision for Week 3; Knile Davis and Charles sharing first-team reps?

SMITTY: Knile Davis received the first rep during Friday’s practice, and Jamaal Charles (ankle) received the next two. This is very little info to go off of, but at least it tells us that Charles has a shot at playing. If you own both runners, you almost want Charles to sit and get healthy, as Davis would perform well if getting all the carries. If they share carries, it could hurt both their stat lines in Week 3. Stay tuned, as this could be the definition of a ‘game-time decision’. If you haven’t already, sign up for Smart Alerts, which will give you real-time alerts on situations like this.

NEWS: Lamar Miller to Start Week 3; uptick in production on the way?

SMITTY: Is it finally Miller time, or will that Dolphins coaching staff still underutilize the ultra-talented rusher? We have been waiting for Miller to consistently get starter carries since this time last year, but Miami has refused to invest in their Frank Gore-like talent. With Moreno (elbow) on the shelf through at least Week 5-6 (some suggest longer), Miller has a real opportunity to produce like a fantasy RB2. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS :: Injuries :: Week 3

NEWS: A.J. Green (toe) is listed as probable for Week 3 against the Titans.
TAKE: Great news. Unless he suffers a setback, he appears ready to rumble in Week 3. This is great news for Gio Bernard owners, as now defenses can’t just worry about shutting him down.

NEWS: Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) was limited in Friday’s practice; Brandon Marshall (ankle) missed practice again Friday.
TAKE: Both receivers should be ready for Monday night against the Jets. Check back with us, though, and be certain to sign up for Smart Alerts to get real-time updates on both players.

NEWS: Cordarrelle Patterson (chest) is listed as probable for Week 3.
TAKE: A WR2/3 that can drop higher numbers than that.

NEWS: Andre Ellington (foot) is probable for Week 3 against the 49ers.
TAKE: Tough match-up, but with Dwyer deactivated, Ellington could get more work than expected, plus goal line work.

NEWS: Dez Bryant (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Rams.
TAKE: He is expected to play.

NEWS: Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
TAKE: A true game-time decision. Stay on our news and be sure to sign up for Smart Alerts.

NEWS: Rob Gronkowski (knee) is listed as probable for Week 3; Shane Vereen (shoulder) is questionable.
TAKE: Both should play, but check back on Vereen and be sure to sign up for Smart Alerts for real-time game day updates.

NEWS: Marshawn Lynch (back) is listed as probable for Week 3.
TAKE: This was expected; Beast Mode is a top 4-7RB whenever on the field. All Lynch owners should own his handcuffs, though.

NEWS: Joique Bell (knee) is listed as probable for Week 3.
TAKE: After being limited much of this week, he looks like a go!

NEWS: DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is questionable for Week 3.
TAKE: This is a game-time decision here, or at least a Sunday call. Check back and be sure to sign up for Smart Alerts.

NEWS: Drew Stanton will start at quarterback for the Cardinals against the 49ers.
TAKE: Not great news for Floyd and Fitz owners.

NEWS: Arian Foster (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Giants.
TAKE: Everything we hear suggests that he should be a go, but of course check back with us all weekend and on game day.

NEWS: Jamaal Charles (ankle) was limited in Chiefs practice Friday and remains questionable for Week 3.
TAKE: Not a good sign – check back on Sunday morning. If Knile Davis is starting, he is a strong play.

NEWS: Keenan Allen (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
TAKE: Most expect him to play, but check back all weekend with us, and on game day.

NEWS: Jordan Reed (hamstring) ruled out for Week 3; Niles Paul a strong Week 3 play?

SMITTY: This has Niles Paul looking like a top 6-10TE option in Week 3. If in need at the tight end position, make sure Paul isn’t on waivers in your league. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Andre Ellington (foot) returned to practice Thursday; Carson Palmer (shoulder) was limited.

SMITTY: The values of both Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald are directly tied to whether or not Carson Palmer can go, and as of now, Palmer is not looking like a strong bet to play Week 3. While anything can happen on any game day, both receivers almost lose an entire tier of value without their gunslinger under center. As for Ellington, he is expected to play as of now, but of course keep checking back with us on this one, and of course sign up for Smart Alerts so that you can get real-time updates. If good to go, and he’d need to suffer a setback not to go, Ellington should see a heavy workload with Jonathan Dwyer deactivated. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Marshawn Lynch was back practicing in full on Thursday.

SMITTY: Marshawn Lynch appears in no danger of missing Week 3 — He is a top 4-7RB play in Week 3. All Beast Mode owners should own his back-ups (Robert Turbin and Christine Michael, or at least one if in a smaller league), as Lynch is one of the most aggressive rushers in the league, and he has a ton of milage. He could make it through the entire season, sure, but planning ahead is smart given the mileage and aggressive style (mixed with the back issues). Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Roddy White and Doug Martin both inactive for Week 3; Bobby Rainey a RB1 this week and Harry Douglas a sneaky fantasy WR3?

SMITTY: Bobby Rainey is a fantasy RB1 against a Falcons rushing defense that gives up over 150 rushing yards per game and has surrendered 5TDs through the first two weeks. Get Roddy White out of your line-up, and consider Harry Douglas as a spot play this week if you’re in need. Even if you don’t own White, Douglas is a sneaky start if desperate at your fantasy WR3. Julio Jones owners better get ready for a big Week 3! Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?

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?