Fantasy Football: Week 3 Injury Report
Week 3 Injury Report Quarterbacks Brandon Weeden (CLE)--The Browns will be without their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Vikings after Weeden suffered a right thumb injury is last week's loss to the Ravens. The good news is that the injury will not require surgery, so he will be back under center sooner than later. Blaine Gabbert (JAC)--After missing Week 2 with a right hand injury, the Jaguars have yet to make a decision on Gabbert's availability for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Gabbert was able to workout both Wednesday and Thursday, but it appears Chad Henne will get the start once again in Week 3 considering Gabbert is not yet 100 percent healthy. Running Backs Reggie Bush (DET)--As recent at Thursday, Bush has yet to practice this week and it is unclear as to whether or not he will be able to suit up for Sunday's game against the Redskins. Expect his status to clear up either as Sunday become closer, but he will still need to be cleared by team doctor's before stepping on the practice field, let alone take snaps in a game. Steven Jackson (ATL)--The Falcons will be without their starting running back for their Week 3 contest against the Dolphins after Jackson sustained a thigh injury in Week 2. He is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks with the injury, but the team remains optimistic that he will be back before the end of the given time frame. Ray Rice (BAL)--As expected, Rice was not on the practice field on Thursday as he continues to rest after suffering a hip flexor injury in Week 2. The Ravens coaching staff has already made it clear that Rice does not have to practice in order to play on Sunday, making him a game-time decision for Week 3 action. Giovani Bernard (CIN)--Despite being limited by a hamstring injury in practice on Thursday, the Bengals expect to have Bernard in the backfield for Sunday's game against the Packers. This injury was first reported yesterday, which is very late in the week to be reported, so this situation is definitely worth monitoring. Eddie Lacy (GB)--Although Lacy has reportedly taken steps int he right direction in his recovery from a concussion, he will have to practice on Friday in order for the team to gauge him for Sunday's game against the Bengals. If Lacy is unable to suit up, James Starks will take over the workload out of the Packers backfield. Rashard Mendenhall (ARI)--After missing practice on Thursday with a toe injury, the Cardinals will likely list Mendenhall as questionable on their official injury report later on today. The severity of the injury is unknown, but knowing Mendenhall's injury history, there is a good chance he may miss some time moving forward. Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC)--As the week progresses, it appears more and more likely that Jones-Drew will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Jones-Drew is dealing with an ankle injury and has yet to practice this week and considering the matchup, there is really no reason to rush him back into the starting lineup if he is no 100 percent. Le'Veon Bell (PIT)--The Steelers remain optimistic that they will have their rookie running back in backfield following their Week 4 bye week. Bell has increased his level of activity in practice which is very encouraging, as he continues to battle back form a foot injury sustained during training camp. Wide Receivers Julio Jones (ATL)--Despite being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, the Falcons expect to have their top wide receiver on the field when they take on the Dolphins on Sunday. The lack on practice reps is starting to become a norm for Jones, as we saw last week, so fantasy owners should not worry about his availability, as the Falcons appear to be limiting him in practice as a precaution rather than for injury concerns. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)--After missing practice on Thursday, the Cardinals will likely list Fitzgerald as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. Fitzgerald is dealing with a hamstring injury that limited during practice last week as well, but it appears to be worse following the Cardinals Week 2 win over the Lions. Brandon Marshall (CHI)--The Bears hope to have Marshall on the field on Sunday when they take on the Steelers, after he was forced off the practice field Thursday due to a tight back. The severity of the injury has yet to be determined, but it appears to be minor at this point, so keep an eye out for the Bears injury report later on today. Dez Bryant (DAL)--Despite being on the practice field on Thursday, Bryant was limited to only rehab work as he battles back from a back injury. The Cowboys hope to have him back participating in first-team drills on Friday, but even if he is only doing light work, all signs point to him suiting up for Sunday's game against the Rams. T.Y. Hilton (IND)--The Colts listed Hilton as a limited participant in practice on Thursday as he continues to deal with a groin injury. Hilton is not expected to miss any time, but we will know more about his Week 3 status once the Colts release their official injury report. Malcolm Floyd (SD)--The Chargers do not expect to have Floyd on the field on Sunday following his Week 2 neck injury that required him to exit the game on a stretcher. Floyd has taken strides in the right direction, so a return in the next week or two is more likely than this Sunday. Danny Amendola (NE)--After missing last Thursday's game with a groin injury, it was released that there is a chance Amendola will miss additional time past Week 2. Amendola has been a limited participant in practice this week, but the Patriots are expected to rule him out once the official injury report is released. Roddy White (ATL)--The Falcons listed White as a limited participant in practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury, but is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. White has been a major disappointment thus far in 2013, but to his defense, he has yet to play at 100 percent through the first two weeks. Jacoby Jones (BAL)--The Ravens expect Jones to be out 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL in his right knee, which he injured during the season opener against the Broncos. Barring any setbacks, a return by the end of October is likely what the Ravens are shooting for with Jones, but in terms of fantasy, he really isn't worth holding onto at this point. Tight Ends Jermichael Finley (GB)--The Packers expect to have Finley on the field on Sunday after being a full participant in practice on Thursday. Although Finley is not completely over his toe injury, last week's performance and his availability in practice suggest that the injury is very minor at this point. Vernon Davis (SF)--After missing practice both Wednesday and Thursday, the Niners will likely list Davis as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts. Davis is dealing with a hamstring injury sustained in Week 2, and unless he is on the practice field on Friday, there will be serious doubt regarding his status for Week 3. Rob Gronkowski (NE)--The Patriots will have a tough call to make regarding the status of Gronkowski for Week 3, after he remained limited in practice on Thursday. Gronkowski has yet to suit up for a game this season, and was expected to play this week with the Patriots coming off of an extended layoff, but it isn't looking good. Kellen Winslow (NYJ)--After being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, the Jets will likely list Winslow as questionable for Sunday's game as he continues to deal with a knee injury. Winslow was a surprise in Week 1, but failed to produce last week, so even if healthy he is a risky play outside of deep leagues. Be sure to join me live in Rotoinfo.com's new chat room before setting your lineup every Sunday as I answer all your last minute start/sit decisions. Live From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m Sunday morning. Want to win cold hard cash playing daily fantasy football? Check out Star Fantasy Leagues , where fantasy sports meets innovation. To make setting your Fantasy Football lineup easy, be sure to utilize RotoInfo.com’s new NFL Lineup Grids. Matthew Beck is a Fantasy Sports Columnist for Rotoinfo.com. If you have any questions or comments feel free to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also follow him on Twitter @MatthewRBeck for up-to-date Q&A and fantasy information. 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@stmyers1 I would say so now that they have grilli and smith in setup roles...just dont know how many innings he will get now