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Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Pete Carroll said earlier in the day that he expected Carson back for this weekend's game against the Rams, but we wouldn't consider that a lock. The missed practice is especially notable after Carson got in 3 limited practices last week. We'll get another update on Thursday.

The league has suspended Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks indefinitely because of the insider-trading case against him. We'll see how long that winds up lasting, but it means you can go ahead and drop him in IDP leagues. Unfortunately, LB K.J. Wright's knee still doesn't seem likely to be ready for Week 5. With just 1 more game between that and the Week 7 bye, we're likely looking at Week 8 for the earliest Wright availability.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll expects RB Chris Carson (hip) to return for Sunday's game against the Rams. Carroll is always optimistic about his injured players, but Carson was a surprising Week 4 inactive after putting 3 limited practices. We'll monitor his status this week. It'll be interesting to see how Seattle divvies backfield work after RB Mike Davis ripped off 101 yards and 2 scores in yesterday's win over the Cardinals.

Seahawks TE Will Dissly tore his patellar tendon in Sunday's game against the Cardinals and is done for the year, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Dissly flashed some surprising big-play ability in his abbreviated rookie season and is worth stashing in dynasty leagues. His absence leaves Nick Vannett as Seattle's top TE.

Seahawks TE Will Dissly was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a knee injury. That leaves Nick Vannett as Seattle's top TE. We'll look for an update on Dissly's situation.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is inactive for today's game game against the Cardinals. That leaves rookie Rashaad Penny as Seattle’s likely lead back — and a RB3 or flex in fantasy lineups.

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Patriots WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He was limited in practice all week and figures to be on some type of snap count in his Pats debut. Gordon is just a fantasy flier.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that there's a "good chance" WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) makes his Patriots debut against the Dolphins today. We'll find out for sure by noon ET. If active, Gordon figures to play a limited number of snaps after joining the team just 2 weeks ago. Consider him just a fantasy flier for Week 4.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He was limited in practice all week, but we've heard nothing to suggest he's in danger of missing this one. We'll let you know if that changes. For now, keep Carson penciled into fantasy lineups as a volume-based RB2.

Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (abdomen) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He's played just 25 snaps through 3 weeks and is off the fantasy radar.

Patriots WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. It’s unclear if he’s ready to make his Pats debut, but we’ll find out by noon ET. If active, Gordon will be just a fantasy flier.

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah missed practice Wednesday because of the shoulder injury that has kept him out since the opener. Ansah put in limited practices each of the past 2 weeks and hit the weekend "questionable" before ultimately being inactive. The missed practice to begin this week, however, might indicate a setback in his recovery. We'll watch for further details ahead of an upside sack matchup with the Cowboys.

Patriots WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Lions. It’s unclear if the hammy is keeping him out or the fact that he’s been with the team for less than a week. Regardless, Chris Hogan and Phillip Dorsett will remain New England’s top 2 WRs tonight.

Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks (ankle) is active for today's game against the Cowboys. He entered the day questionable but should be ready for his expected role. We'll see exactly what that means after he played 82% of the snaps last week in his 1st game with the team. Kendricks is a low-level IDP option at best.

Patriots WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) is "no sure thing" to play against the Lions tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He’ll have to test his hamstring pre-game and the team is preparing for scenarios without him on the field, as well as one with him playing," Rapoport says. "Clear they aren’t 100% counting on it." Even if Gordon's hammy allows him to suit up, he figures to play a limited number of snaps. He shouldn't be in Week 3 fantasy lineups.

Seahawks LB K.J. Wright will miss his 3rd straight game in Week 3 following knee surgery. Replacement Mychal Kendricks is questionable with an ankle issue. He popped onto the injury report after limited practices Thursday and Friday. We'll see about Kendricks' status Sunday. MLB Bobby Wagner's return to health makes him the Seattle LB to use.

Patriots WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Lions after a limited week of practice. We’ll look for updates on his status Sunday morning, but we might not know for sure whether he’ll play until 90 minutes until kickoff. If he does, it will be in a limited role. Gordon belongs on fantasy benches for Week 3.

WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) was limited in his 1st practice with the Patriots Wednesday. Gordon dealt with hamstring trouble in August and reportedly suffered a setback late last week. It's unclear at this point whether New England plans to play him against the Lions on Sunday night. We should know more later this week.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner said he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Cowboys. Wagner missed Monday night's loss in Chicago with a groin injury despite playing every defensive snap in Week 1. We'll obviously watch to confirm that he'll be good to go, but IDP owners should expect to have the stud LB back in fantasy football lineups for Week 3.

The Patriots have acquired WR Josh Gordon from the Browns in exchange for a conditional 5th-round pick. This was 1 of (if not the best) landing spots for Gordon's 2018 fantasy upside. He'll be working with an elite QB in an offense with a relatively clear path to playing time. Be careful not to overrate Gordon here, though. He has a brand new offense to learn, has been dealing with hamstring trouble for almost a month now and obviously comes with lots of off-field baggage. Consider Gordon a high-upside bench stash for now. We'll be keeping a close eye on his progress in New England.


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