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Week 3 Injury Report Update: Rob Gronkowski Is Good To Go

Week 3 Injury Report
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There were some surprising players that popped up on our Week 3 injury update. One quarterback is now out, and the Fantasy value of his receivers is downgraded.

We also have a ton of updates about all the tight ends who are battling through injuries.

Let’s jump right in and take a look at the quarterbacks…

Week 3 Injury Report Update for Quarterbacks

Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings

Bradford is out for Week 3, which decreases the value of Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and Kyle Rudolph. With Keenum in during Week 2, he only completed 20 of his 37 passing attempts for 167 yards and did not throw a touchdown pass.

If you’re streaming a defense or playing in DFS, this is a great time to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Against the Chicago Bears, the defense for Tama Bay scored 18 Fantasy points.

They could have a similar outing against Keenum.


Week 3 Injury Report Update for Running Backs

Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens

West missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but he put in a full session on Friday. His owners still need to keep their expectations in check, as the Ravens could ease him back into things.

Buck Allen may once again see more playing time.

Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears

Howard missed practice this week, but he was off the injury report on Friday.

He will play in Week 2, but with Tarik Cohen serving as a more valuable pass-catching back, Hoard’s touches could be limited.

Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers

Gordon is questionable with a knee injury, but he was still able to get in some work at practice Friday as a limited participant.

The third-year back has struggled running the ball this year. He rushed for 54 yards on 18 carries in Week 1, and he only rushed for 13 yards in Week 2. However, his role as a receiver has saved his Fantasy value.

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He caught five passes and caught a touchdown in Week 1, and he caught seven passes for 65 yards in Week 2.

He should play in Week 3 and needs to be in your lineup, but he has a tough matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans

Murray was a limited participant in practice Friday, and he may be able to handle a few carries in Week 3.

However, it’s going to be hard to feel confident starting him. Last week, Derrick Henry proved he was ready for a big role with his 92 rushing yards on 14 carries.

Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins

According to the Miami Herald, Ajayi had a sleeve on his knee when he was practicing Friday.

He may not be 100%, but he has a very cushy matchup against the New York Jets. Just make sure to check his status before you set your final lineup.


Week 3 Injury Report Update for Wide Receivers

Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

Cobb is listed as doubtful, which means there should be more work for Davante Adams and Martellus Bennett this week.

DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins

Parker sat out of practice on Thursday, but he was able to practice fully on Friday. Jarvis Landry was Jay Cutler’s favorite target last week, but Parker still has a great matchup against the New York Jets.

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Danny Amendola, New England Patriots

Amendola was able to practice this week after dealing with a concussion in Week 1.

In his game against the Chiefs, Amendola hauled in six passes for 100 yards.


Week 3 Injury Report Update for Tight Ends

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

Gronk left Week 2 with a groin injury, but he is ready to go for Week 3. The injury, though, shows how you always need to have a backup plan in case the 28-year old tight is sidelined.

Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks

Graham was held out of practice for several days this week, but he was able to return Friday. He is dealing with knee and ankle issues, and his production has made him a liability in Fantasy lineups.

So far in 2017, he’s only caught four passes for nine yards.

Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins

Reed is dealing with a triad of issues, and he’s going to be a game-time decision. He’s provided okay results in PPR leagues thus far, but chest, toe, and shoulder issues could continue to plague him throughout the rest of the season.

Vernon Davis’ role should increase if Reed were to miss time.

Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals

Eifert is ruled out for Week 3.

With only four catches in two games, it’s time for Fantasy players to start looking at their waiver wire options or try to get pennies on the dollar by trading Eifert.

Before heading out, make sure to check out this video that shows you five things to watch in Week 3.

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Jack's love of craft beer and gangster rap is only surpassed by his love of pass-catching running backs. He was a top-40 finisher and $1,500 prize winner for the 2014 RotoBowl, a top-50 finisher in the 2015 Mock Draft Online Championships, finished first in draft accuracy for quarterback rankings in 2015 on Fantasy Pros, and was a contributor to the 2015 and 2016 The Fantasy Football Guide.
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