Shark Bites

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) missed practice all week and is out for Sunday night’s game vs. the 49ers. He might be looking at a multi-week absence. WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (calf) is doubtful for Week 4, so it figures to be Greg Ward, John Hightower and Deontay Burnett as Philly’s top 3 WRs vs. San Francisco. TE Zach Ertz is the team’s best target bet.

Rams RB Cam Akers (ribs) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. That doesn't bode well for his chances of returning for this weekend's game against the Giants. Akers' absence would only make it easier to trust RB Darrell Henderson in fantasy lineups. The 2nd-year back has ran for 195 yards and 2 scores over the past 2 weeks.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday. His injury is reportedly minor, but Jackson still seems iffy for Sunday night's game against the 49ers. D-Jax shouldn't be in your Week 4 fantasy plans.

The Rams believe the shoulder injury that knocked S Jordan Fuller out of Sunday's loss at Buffalo isn't serious. Rams Wire's Cameron DaSilva reports that HC Sean McVay is optimistic Fuller will play against the Giants in Week 4. Fuller's return would likely mean a limited role once again for S Taylor Rapp.

NBC Sports' John Clark hears that Eagles WR DeSean Jackson's hamstring strain is not "too serious." That's relatively good news, although we're still skeptical that we'll see D-Jax in Week 4. And even if he does play, he'll be a risky fantasy start.

Rams S Jordan Fuller left Sunday's loss to Buffalo in the 1st half with a shoulder injury and did not return. His absence boosted the playing time for S Taylor Rapp, who tied for 2nd on the team with 7 tackles. We'll see about Fuller's outlook for Week 4.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson suffered a hamstring injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bengals. He's officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Jackson has been ruled out.

Rams RB Cam Akers (rib) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bills. RB Malcolm Brown (pinky) is not listed on the final injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Brown and Darrell Henderson will split backfield duties this weekend, with Henderson the preferred fantasy play after his strong Week 2.

Rams RBs Cam Akers (ribs) and Malcolm Brown (finger) missed Wednesday's practice. Brown is expected to be available for this weekend's game in Buffalo, but Akers' status is up in the air. We'll check back on their practice participation tomorrow.

HC Sean McVay says Rams RB Cam Akers "separated some rib cartilage" in Sunday's win over the Eagles but that he "should be OK." We'll see through the practice week whether Akers will actually be on track to play at Buffalo in Week 3. Akers faces a tough outlook for touches after Malcolm Brown delivered a strong Week 1 and Darrell Henderson a nice Week 2.

Rams RB Cam Akers suffered a rib injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Eagles and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Akers has been ruled out.

The Rams and WR Cooper Kupp agreed to a 3-year extension worth "up to" $48 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Kupp is now signed through the 2023 campaign. His playing time shrunk over the 2nd half of last season, when L.A. moved to more 2-TE sets. But this deal is a sure sign that Kupp remains a big part of the Rams' offense.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s expected to be part of a 3-back committee alongside Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown in Sunday night’s opener vs. the Cowboys. Akers is the best fantasy bet — but consider him just a risk/reward RB3.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson (hamstring) put in a full practice on Wednesday. That puts him on track to play in Sunday night's opener against the Cowboys -- and makes RB Cam Akers a shakier fantasy bet. Try to avoid the situation if possible, although Akers is still our top-ranked Rams RB.

Rams HC Sean McVay said the team will be asking a lot of RB Cam Akers "right away," according to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. That's more confirmation than breaking news -- especially with RB Darrell Henderson (hamstring) iffy for Week 1. The Rams have talked about a committee backfield all offseason, but Akers is talented enough to change those plans.

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The Buccaneers are releasing K Matt Gay, a 5th-round pick from 2019. Gay ranked 4th among kickers in scoring last season but made just 77.1% of his FGs and even missed 5 extra-point attempts. He reportedly hadn't been any better this summer. Veteran K Ryan Succop takes over the job and should be a solid option for Week 1 fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed that Rams WR Cooper Kupp is expected to be available for the season opener. Rapoport also clarified that Kupp is dealing with a muscle strain in his lower leg, rather than the previously reported sprained ankle. We'll keep an eye on Kupp but haven't moved him in the WR rankings.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp suffered an ankle sprain in Saturday's scrimmage. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that it's a low-ankle issue, "described as minor," and isn't expected to affect his availability for Week 1. Kupp "likely won't practice much this week, if at all." But it doesn't sound like you need to adjust your fantasy outlook for the wideout.

Rams S Taylor Rapp has been missing from camp workouts while dealing with what HC Sean McVay has called a "minor" knee injury. It's not yet clear when Rapp will return to the field, but McVay said this week that he expects Rapp to play in the regular-season opener against Dallas. Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports that Rapp had a "dynamic" day of work with trainers Thursday, which seems like a good sign. Rapp presents significant IDP upside if he's ready for the season. Rookies Terrell Burgess and Jordan Fuller have split reps in Rapp's absence. McVay refused to say which would start in Week 1 if Rapp can't go.

Rams HC Sean McVay expects RB Darrell Henderson (hamstring) to be ready for the season opener. Still, it's tough to imagine him playing a big role in that one considering he's expected to miss a bunch of practice time between now and then. Henderson is just a bench stash for fantasy squads.

 
 
 

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