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Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is "more than likely" to play against the Seahawks today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Murray only put in a limited practice on Friday after exiting last weekend's game. This hamstring has been bothering him for over a month now. Don't be surprised if his snaps are limited today considering RB Derrick Henry has out-played him so far this year anyway. We'd try not to use Murray in Week 3 fantasy lineups. Consider Henry a RB3 with lots of upside.

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (ankle) is active for today's game against the Ravens. He carried a "questionable" tag for the 3rd straight week but has been active each time.

Ravens RB Terrance West (thigh) is active for this morning's game against the Jaguars. Between the injury and the tough matchup, he's a risky Week 3 fantasy play without much upside. Buck Allen remains the best bet in Baltimore's backfield.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Washington TE Jordan Reed will be a "game-time call ... but is more unlikely to play" Sunday night against the Raiders. Schefter calls it a rib injury, though various reports have also said shoulder and sternum this week. Bottom line: Reed looks very iffy. If you don't have a better option than waiting on him, then you need to at least grab Vernon Davis as insurance.

Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is out for Monday night's game against the Cowboys. He didn't practice all week and remains without a timetable for return. Brown is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues.

Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham is questionable for Monday night's game with a rib injury. Gresham missed Week 2 with the ailment but put in limited practices all week. He's not worth waiting for in any but the deepest of fantasy football leagues this time around.

Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson is questionable for Monday night's game against the Cowboys. He put in limited practices all week while dealing with a hamstring injury. We'd bet on him playing, but you'll need to secure insurance if you plan to wait for him. The issue obviously adds risk to an already risk/reward speedster.

Cardinals ILB Deone Bucannon is expected to make his season debut Monday against the Cowboys. According to Mike Jurecki of 98.7 FM in Arizona, Bucannon will be on a snap count in his return game. The veteran put in limited practices all week and missed the full offseason, training camp and preseason following ankle surgery. Karlos Dansby remains the only usable Cardinals ILB in IDP leagues.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Friday that S Lamarcus Joyner will be day-to-day next week after he suffered a hamstring strain in Thursday night's win over the Niners. Joyner left in the 2nd quarter and did not return. He had gotten off to a nice start for IDP owners but will be droppable for a replacement in most leagues if he's set to miss Week 4 (or more).

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero hears that Vikings QB Sam Bradford does not have any structural damage in his left knee. "Bradford did not have a setback this week," Pelissero reports. "The knee just did not improve all that much ... the knee remains painful." We still don't know exactly what the issue is -- or when Bradford will be able to return to game action. The good news is that it sounds like more of a week-to-week deal than a season-ender.

Giants TE Evan Engram has cleared the concussion protocol and will play against the Eagles on Sunday. The rookie has opened his NFL career with 4-44 and 4-49-1 lines. But he's a low-end fantasy option for Week 3 against a usually tough Philly TE defense.

Washington LB Mason Foster is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Raiders with the shoulder injury he suffered in Week 2. Foster managed limited practices all week and should be on track to play. If you plan to wait for him Sunday night, though, roster Will Compton as insurance in case Foster turns up inactive. If your decision is close between Foster and another defender, though, go ahead and lean toward the other guy.

Eagles S Rodney McLeod is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants with a hamstring injury. He put in a limited workout Friday after missing the week's 1st 2 practices. Even if McLeod is active for the game, the hamstring issue makes him risky for IDP lineups.

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a shoulder injury. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but returned to a limited workout Friday. Wilkerson also played some portion of last week's loss to the Raiders with the shoulder issue. We'd bet on him playing, but the injury could limit his effectiveness -- on top of an already slow start to this season. Wilkerson carries risk for your IDP lineup in Week 3. We'll confirm his game status Sunday morning.

The Buccaneers deemed DT Gerald McCoy questionable for Sunday's game at Minnesota. But the veteran progressed from not practicing Wednesday to limited participation Thursday and then full participation Friday. We'd bet on him playing. And after he registered 4 QB hits in the Week 2 win over the Bears, McCoy should be in many IDP lineups. The Bucs D carries attractive upside as well against a Case Keenum piloted Vikings offense. We'll confirm McCoy's status Sunday morning.

Steelers DE Stephon Tuitt (biceps) is officially questionable for Sunday's game in Chicago. But after a limited workout Wednesday, he returned to full participation Thursday and Friday. We'd bet on Tuitt playing after missing Week 2 (and all but the 1st series in the opener) but will confirm his status Sunday morning.

The Bills have ruled DT Marcell Dareus out for Sunday's game against the Broncos with an ankle injury. That hurts the Buffalo D-line, but the unit remains an upside play for DFS tournaments.

The Jaguars have deemed CB Jalen Ramsey (ankle) questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He has played through "questionable" tags each of the 1st 2 weeks and did put in limited practices Wednesday and Friday (sat out Thursday). We're betting Ramsey will play, but we'll confirm his status Sunday before the 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff.

The Ravens have ruled out DT Brandon Williams (foot) for Sunday's game against the Jaguars in London.

The Buccaneers have ruled MLB Kwon Alexander (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Rookie LB Kendell Beckwith slid over from the strong side to fill in when Alexander left last week's game and figures to garner extra playing time with Alexander down in Week 3.

 
 
 

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