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Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman has been activated from the COVID list and will play against the Raiders on Sunday night. WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring, calf) has been ruled out for that one. Hardman and DeMarcus Robinson will continue to operate as the #2 and #3 WRs for Kansas City.

Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman has been placed on the COVID list. It's fortunate timing with the team on bye. We'll see if Hardman is cleared in time for Week 11.

Chiefs DE Frank Clark (knee) is active for today's game against the Panthers. The knee issue and lagging recent production make Clark a lower-level IDP play, though.

Chiefs DE Frank Clark (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Clark has seen his playing time dip the past 2 weeks vs. previous games. He sits well down our DL rankings this week, though, which makes Clark OK to use (at that level) if he's active.

Chiefs DT Chris Jones was away from the team Thursday because of close contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19. But NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Jones has been cleared and is set to practice Friday. So the star DT should be good to go for Week 9 IDP lineups.

The Bengals are trading DE Carlos Dunlap to the Seahawks, according to multiple reports. The move sends a disgruntled veteran whose playing time had fallen off to a defense badly in need of pass rush help. Dunlap remained a productive player last season. We'll see what kind of numbers in what should be greatly increased playing time with Seattle. COVID protocols will keep Dunlap from being available for Sunday's game against San Francisco, but he's worth stashing in IDP leagues for Week 9 and beyond. The Seahawks have already had their bye.

The forecast for today's Chiefs-Broncos game calls for temperatures in the teens with a wind chill near zero. Winds will be around 10 mph, and 2-3 inches of snow are expected. The wind and snow aren't real concerns, but temperatures this low do tend to impact passing production. It's something to keep in mind, although Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce remain must-starts. Note that the over/under in this game has sunk from 48.5 to 44.

Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) put in full practices on Thursday. It's confirmation that they'll both play against the Eagles this weekend and are safe to get into fantasy lineups.

The Buccaneers have ruled WR Justin Watson (chest) out for Thursday night's game against the Bears. His absence -- along with Chris Godwin's -- leaves playing time available for WRs Tyler Johnson and Jaydon Mickens. Neither looks like a fantasy option outside of DFS showdowns.

The Patriots-Chiefs game has been moved to 7:05 pm ET on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. (Falcons-Packers has been pushed back to 8:50 pm ET.) This is, of course, barring any more positive COVID tests from either team. Patrick Mahomes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce should be in fantasy lineups. There are no must-start Patriots with QB Cam Newton out -- but guys like Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry and the RBs are fine to get into lineups if they're your best options.

As of 8 am ET on Sunday morning, the Patriots-Chiefs game is still expected to be played in Week 4, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. COVID tests on all other Patriots players came back negative on Saturday night; the league is still waiting for the Chiefs' latest test results. It's still unclear if the game will be played on Monday or Tuesday -- and there's still a chance it's not even played this week if the Chiefs return more positive tests. We'd lean toward keeping your usual Chiefs and Patriots in fantasy lineups for now, but there is a risk that you'll end up taking a zero.

The NFL is postponing Sunday's Patriots-Chiefs game, though they still expect to play it either Monday or Tuesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that "Tuesday is more likely." That would keep players from those teams -- minus Cam Newton -- available for Week 4 fantasy football lineups, though all would obviously be off the main DFS slate. We'll continue watching for further updates. A postponement to Tuesday was also the initial plan for Steelers-Titans before that game ultimately got moved to Week 7. So far, at least, this situation doesn't include multiple positive tests amid either team.

The Chiefs have placed rookie CB L'Jarius Sneed on IR after he suffered a broken collarbone in Monday night's win over the Ravens. HC Andy Reid didn't share an expected timeline for Sneed's recovery. The history of collarbone fractures gives him a chance to return late in the season. But you should feel safe to drop Sneed outside of dynasty leagues. He jumped onto the IDP radar with INTs in each of the 1st 2 weeks and should be in K.C.'s starting mix whenever he does return. CB Charvarius Ward checked in for Sneed after the rookie left Monday night. Look for Ward -- who is coming off surgery for a broken thumb -- to replace Sneed in the starting lineup going forward. The Chiefs will also get CB Bashaud Breeland back from suspension after Week 4.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) isn’t listed on the final Week 3 injury report. He was held out of Wednesday and Thursday’s practices but was a full-go on Friday. JuJu should be ready for his usual role against the Texans this weekend.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) missed practice again on Thursday. The Pittsburgh media doesn't seem concerned about his status for this weekend's game against the Texans, but JuJu clearly isn't at 100%. We'll see what he's able to do tomorrow.

Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones carried just 7 times for 23 yards (plus a TD) and caught 2 passes for just 4 more yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers. RB Leonard Fournette, meanwhile, racked up 103 yards and 2 TDs on 12 carries, while also leading the the backfield with 5 targets and 4 receptions (for 13 yards). So are the Bucs altering their backfield roles? "Not right now. I think everybody's role is good right now," Arians told ESPN's Jenna Laine. "[Fournette] still doesn't know enough of this offense yet to be the starter." The coach acknowledged that Jones did "screw up" the handoff that resulted in a fumble (charged to QB Tom Brady) but also called that "easily correctable." And he praised Jones' blitz pickup. We'll see how the work gets split in Week 3 and beyond. Consider Week 2 at least a warning that we can't count on lead touches for any particular player right now.

The Chiefs have ruled out CB Charvarius Ward (thumb) for Sunday's game against the Chargers. They'll also be without DE Alex Okafor (hamstring).

Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) aren’t listed on the final Week 2 injury report. They took Wednesday off but put in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Both guys are safe to get into fantasy lineups in a nice matchup vs. Denver on Sunday.

Steelers WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) each returned to full practice participation Thursday. Each wideout missed Wednesday's practice, but that came just 2 days after the Monday night win at the Giants. Both should be ready for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster missed Wednesday's practice and was listed with a knee injury. We'll keep an eye on his status but aren't betting on this being anything significant. Pittsburgh also held WR Diontae Johnson, QB Ben Roethlisberger and most of the starting offensive line -- among others -- out of practice just 2 days after the team's win in New Jersey.

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