2017 Fantasy Football Waiver Report: September 19 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Football Waiver Report: September 19
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Dwayne Washington Headshot

Washington carried three times for nine yards in Monday's 24-10 victory over the Giants.

With Zach Zenner a healthy scratch for a second week in a row, Washington seems to be locked in as the No. 3 running back. However, he appeared to be shaken up after getting slammed down hard on his third carry of the night and didn't re-enter the game. While it isn't clear if he sustained any injuries, his status is nonetheless worth monitoring ahead of Week 3.
12:46 pm (EST)
Bam Bradley Headshot

Bradley (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Bradley suffered a torn ACL and was ruled out for the remainder of the regular season. The undrafted rookie was in line primarily play a special teams role on the Ravens this season.
12:45 pm (EST)
Alex Nedeljkovic Headshot

Nedeljkovic will get the starting nod for Tuesday night's preseason matchup with the Lightning, Michael Smith of NHL.com reports.

Nedeljkovic will get the chance to start after a strong showing in Carolina's first preseason contest against Buffalo on Monday -- he saved all 14 shots he faced in the 20+ minutes he played and emerged with the win in overtime. While the young keeper is unlikely to beat out Cam Ward for backup duties behind Scott Darling to start the season, another strong showing could keep him at the top of the replacement list should one of the two get injured.
12:42 pm (EST)
Matthew Duffy (R) Headshot

Duffy (heel), who officially confirmed last Friday that he will not play before the end of the regular season, believes he'll be ready to go for the 2018 campaign, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. "The plan is looking toward instructional league," said Duffy, who began the season on the disabled list while trying to recover from Achilles surgery and later had a second surgery. "The goal is to not have any reservations going into Spring Training, and having as normal an offseason as possible."

Duffy had come into spring training last March with high expectations following September 2016 heel surgery, as he'd figured on being ready to play by the middle of that month and serve as the team's everyday starting shortstop. However, issues started to crop up by late March and led to Duffy's recovery undergoing a series of fits and starts over the next several months. The 26-year-old has participated in fielding drills and batting practice at various points during his rehab, but he was only able to get in a total of eight at-bats over three games with High-A Charlotte during 2017 before being shut down. A late-June follow-up procedure that removed a calcium deposit from the heel appears to have been pivotal to finally eliminating the discomfort Duffy had persistently felt, and he's now set to test himself during both instructional league and winter ball over the coming months.
12:41 pm (EST)
T.J. Watt Headshot

Watt is dealing with a low-grade groin strain but could still play in Sunday's game against the Bears, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Watt left Sunday's game with the groin injury and did not return, but it doesn't appear as though it is a very serious one. Expect an official update on Watt to come on Thursday when the team releases their official injury report for Week 3, but the expectation is that the rookie linebacker will be limited in practice all week.
12:40 pm (EST)
Antti Niemi Headshot

Niemi will tend the twine for Tuesday's preseason clash with Buffalo, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

Niemi will make his first appearance in the Black and Gold after signing with the Pens during the offseason. The netminder went 12-12-4 with a 3.30 GAA in 37 outings with Dallas and will serve a the backup for Pittsburgh during the upcoming campaign. The 34-year-old will man the crease in the first two periods before being replaced in the third by Casey DeSmith.
12:37 pm (EST)
Vance McDonald Headshot

Dave Lolley of the Washington Observer-ReporterCoach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that McDonald (back) could return for Sunday's game against the Bears, Dave Lolley of the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.

McDonald was absent from Sunday's win over the Vikings after missing multiple practices over the course of last week. He didn't play much of a role in Week 1, seeing just 18 offensive snaps and failing to catch his lone target, but there is some optimism that he could return this weekend. Consider McDonald day-to-day until the team provides an official update.
12:34 pm (EST)
Darren Fells Headshot

Fells caught his only target for three yards in Monday's 24-10 victory over the Giants.

Fells logged 32 offensive snaps Monday but only received one target as he was the clear blocking complement to Eric Ebron, who secured five of five targets for 42 yards and a touchdown. Barring an injury to Ebron, don't expect things to change.
12:33 pm (EST)
Kasey Kahne Headshot

Hendrick Motorsports has named Darian Grubb crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team and driver Kahne for the remaining nine playoff races of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season. He will be atop the pit box for Sunday's event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports PR reports.

It is a curious move considering there are just 9 races left in the season, and the lame duck status of this driver. Grubb is veteran chief with all kinds of accolades and accomplishments. We'll see if he and Kahne can partner together and help the No. 5 team to some better finishes down the stretch run of the season.
12:28 pm (EST)
Kenny Golladay Headshot

Golladay caught one of three targets for eight yards during Monday's 24-10 victory over the Giants.

Those who were expecting an encore of Golladay's scintillating Week 1 performance were surely disappointed by Monday's stat line, but the fact of the matter is that QB Matthew Stafford only attempted 21 passes -- which is a career low if you don't count the 2010 game in which Stafford blew out his shoulder. Fantasy owners can almost certainly bank on Detroit going much more pass heavy this weekend against the high-octane Falcons offense, which should lend Golladay more opportunities to prove himself.
12:27 pm (EST)
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