Shark Bites

Washington CB Quinton Dunbar graduated to a full practice Thursday and seems on track to return Sunday against the Giants. Dunbar missed the past 2 games with a knee injury but returned to the field for the 1st time Wednesday (limited). As long as he's active, Dunbar will make for a nice Week 4 IDP option. We've added him to the DB rankings.

Seahawks DT Quinton Jefferson should be in a good spot for IDP upside this week against the Cardinals, but he's looking unlikely to be ready for the matchup. Jefferson missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a hip injury. We'll see if anything changes Friday but have already moved him down the Week 4 IDP rankings.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That gives him a shot to play against the Cardinals this weekend. We'll learn more about Penny's status tomorrow.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. He's still just 5 days removed from hurting his hammy in practice and seems iffy for this weekend's game against the Cardinals. We'll see if he's able to get back on the practice field tomorrow.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll threw his support behind RB Chris Carson on Monday. "Because we do believe in him, we're going to continue to show him that," Carroll said. Carson lost his 3rd fumble of the season in yesterday's loss to the Saints, but it sounds like Seattle is sticking with him as the lead back. It's worth noting that Carson fumbled just 3 times on 323 touches across his first 2 NFL seasons.

Seahawks CB Tre Flowers is active for today's game against the Saints. He entered the day questionable with an ankle issue that popped up during the week, limiting his Thursday practice and sidelining him Friday. Flowers carries risk but is available as a low-level IDP. Rookie DE L.J. Collier is a bit of a surprise inactive. He wouldn't be an IDP target even if he were playing, but the 1st-round pick returned from his preseason ankle sprain to play limited snaps last week and then didn't appear on the injury report this week. Collier's likely still working back to full strength overall, while Seattle needed the spot on the active roster. Notably, DE Ezekiel Ansah will make his Seahawks debut after missing the 1st 2 games. He put in full practices all week and finished off the injury report.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is inactive for today’s game against the Saints. He garnered one-third of the team’s RB carries through 2 games, so his absence is a nice boost for RB Chris Carson.

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. Olsen is safe to keep in fantasy lineups vs. an Arizona defense that allowed a 6-131-1 line to T.J. Hockenson in Week 1 and an 8-112-1 to Mark Andrews last week.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is not expected to play against the Saints today after injuring his hamstring in Friday's practice, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter adds that the injury isn't serious, so Penny seemingly has a good shot to be back for Week 4. But his absence today is a nice boost for RB Chris Carson. Penny handled 33% of Seattle's RB carries through 2 weeks. Most of those figure to go to Carson. C.J. Prosise will serve as the Seahawks' #2 RB but isn't a fantasy option.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) will play against the Cardinals today. He's listed as questionable on the injury report but played -- and produced well -- through this injury last week. Olsen is a locked-in TE1 vs. an Arizona defense that's been shredded by TEs T.J. Hockenson and Mark Andrews so far.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is questionable for this weekend's game against the Saints after injuring his hamstring in Friday's practice. His absence would give RB Chris Carson's volume projection a boost and leave C.J. Prosise as Seattle's #2 RB. We'll look for an update on Penny's status Sunday morning. Seahawks-Saints doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

Seahawks WR David Moore (shoulder) is set to make his 2019 debut on Sunday against the Saints. He figures to slide in as Seattle’s #3 WR and isn’t a fantasy option. We don’t expect Moore to cut into WR D.K. Metcalf’s snaps.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He played through this injury last Thursday night and practiced all this week. Olsen should be fine for Sunday and is a solid fantasy play vs. an Arizona defense that allowed a 6-131-1 line to T.J. Hockenson in Week 1 and an 8-112-1 to Mark Andrews last week.

Washington CB Quinton Dunbar (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Cowboys. Washington will also miss slot CB Fabian Moreau, leaving just one-third of the team's starting CB trio available vs. a Dallas pass offense that exploded in Week 1.

Seahawks DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is inactive for the 2nd straight game. HC Pete Carroll expressed optimism (what else is new?) about Ansah's chances of playing early in the week. We'd expect that Ansah will return for Week 3. Rookie DE L.J. Collier, meanwhile, will make his NFL debut today against the Steelers. He had been out through most of the summer with an ankle injury. The Seattle edge picture is still developing.

Washington CB Quinton Dunbar is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys and trending in the wrong direction. Dunbar is dealing with knee soreness, according to the Washington Post. HC Jay Gruden said Thursday it was "nothing major" after Dunbar went from limited Wednesday to not practicing Thursday. He also said, however, that Friday would be "a big day" for Dunbar and other injured players. Dunbar sat out again Friday. Plan on not having him available for your Week 2 IDP lineup. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

Seahawks DE Ezekiel Ansah is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Ansah sat out Week 1 following a "questionable" designation. He looks like to make his Seattle debut, however, after putting in full workouts Thursday and Friday. HC Pete Carroll said early in the week that he expected Ansah to be ready for Week 2. The matchup with Pittsburgh is poor for sack upside, so try to hold off before putting Ansah into your IDP lineup.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (back) put in a full practice on Friday and isn’t listed on the final injury report. So he should be ready for his usual role against a Steelers defense that tends to struggle against slot receivers. Lockett is a strong bounce-back candidate after a quiet opener.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (back) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That seemingly puts him on track to play against the Steelers this weekend, although it does look like he's dealing with a legitimate injury. Let's see if Lockett can put in a full workout on Friday.

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) is active for tonight's game against the Bucs. He got in a full practice on Wednesday, so the back shouldn't be a real concern. Olsen is in the low-end TE1 mix after seeing 9 targets in the opener.

 
 
 

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