The Panthers will face the Texans today without CB Donte Jackson (groin) and DT Kawann Short (shoulder). Both are inactive after entering the day questionable. Their absences ding a defense already facing 1 of the league's more high-powered offenses. DE Bruce Irvin will play for the first time this season. He also entered questionable with a hamstring injury. We'll see how his return affects the playing time of rookie Brian Burns. The rookie should be your IDP play for Week 4, though, in an upside spot.
Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin had hip surgery on Monday. The Seattle Times reports that the team gave no details on the specific injury, but Irvin tweeted that he expects to be back in time for training camp. As long as he hits that timeline -- or shortly thereafter -- we won't worry too much about the impact. Irvin won't sit high in our 2014 IDP rankings but does carry sneaky value in scoring formats that favor sacks.