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Chris Conley

WR | HOU

No catches in loss

Conley failed to bring in his only target in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

The veteran disappointingly failed to get on the stat sheet despite the Texans playing short-handed at the receiver position with Danny Amendola (thigh) inactive. Through three games with his new squad, Conley has brought in three of five targets for 40 yards on the heels of back-to-back 40-reception seasons in Jacksonville over the last two campaigns. Given his past body of work, Conley's role should grow at least somewhat in coming games, and he'll look to make a bigger contribution in a Week 4 road clash with the Bills a week from Sunday.

Royce Freeman

RB | CAR

Opportunity arises Thursday

Freeman rushed five times for 17 yards and caught his only target for eight yards in Thursday night's 24-9 win over the Texans.

Freeman hardly saw the field on offense in his first two games with the Panthers, but after superstar tailback Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) exited in the second quarter Thursday, Carolina's recent signing suddenly was forced into the fray. Although Freeman saw fewer opportunities than rookie fourth-rounder Chuba Hubbard, who finished with 79 scrimmage yards on 14 touches, he still had chances to show his stuff, including on an unsuccessful one-yard touchdown leap in the fourth quarter. Should McCaffrey be sidelined or limited in Week 4's matchup versus the Cowboys, Freeman would again figure to help Hubbard fill the void, bringing his stock to life as he now embarks on an extended preparation period prior to that contest.

Jordan Akins

TE | HOU

Tallies four catches in loss

Akins brought in four of five targets for 32 yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

The fourth-year tight end came into the game with just one reception for 17 yards through the first pair of contests, but Akins end up tied for second in catches with Anthony Miller on the Texans for the night. The Central Florida product was a safety valve for rookie quarterback Davis Mills, and given that the third-round pick is likely to continue operating a more conservative offense than veteran Tyrod Taylor (IR-hamstring) would, Akins could be busy again in a Week 4 road matchup against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Anthony Miller

WR | HOU

Finds end zone in loss

Miller secured four of six targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

Miller's one-yard touchdown reception on a quick slant in the second quarter was the highlight of the contest for the Davis Mills-led Texans offense. The 2018 second-round pick was seeing his first action of the season due to Danny Amendola's (thigh) absence, and Miller finished tied with Jordan Akins for second-most catches on the team for the night. It remains to be seen if Miller, a healthy scratch over the first two games of the season, will be able to garner active status in Week 4 against the Bills.

Chuba Hubbard

RB | CAR

Replaces injured McCaffrey

Hubbard rushed 11 times for 52 yards and caught three of five targets for 27 yards in Thursday night's 24-9 win over the Texans.

Hubbard was forced into extended action after superstar Christian McCaffrey exited during the second quarter with a hamstring injury. Although the rookie fourth-rounder promptly proceeded to drop a pass and get stuffed on a fourth-and-one attempt -- and later dropped a would-be touchdown in the second half -- Hubbard still racked up commendable yardage on short notice. Obviously, McCaffrey's status should be paramount to monitor ahead of Week 4's matchup versus the Cowboys, but if he's sidelined or slowed, Hubbard and recent veteran signing Royce Freeman would figure to have their roles expanded, with Thursday seeing the first-year tailback being preferred as the primary option in McCaffrey's absence.

Phillip Lindsay

RB | HOU

Thoroughly inefficient in loss

Lindsay rushed seven times for five yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday.

Lindsay actually paced the backfield in carries, but as his final line demonstrates, he did absolutely nothing with the opportunities. The seven totes represented Lindsay's second-highest total in that category through three games, and despite garnering one more attempt than backfield mate Mark Ingram against Carolina, the latter is still likely to pace the position group in a Week 4 road battle versus the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.

David Johnson

RB | HOU

Minimal role in Week 3 loss

Johnson rushed twice for 11 yards and did not draw a target in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

Johnson's modest role on the ground continued Thursday, and this time, he wasn't able to prop up his final numbers with some work in the passing game. The veteran back looks likely to be relegated to a primary pass-catching role in most contests, especially with backfield mates Mark Ingram and Phillip Lindsay outpacing him by four and five carries, respectively, on Thursday.

Sam Darnold

QB | CAR

Scores twice on ground

Darnold completed 23 of 34 passes for 304 yards in Thursday night's 24-9 win over the Texans. He also rushed eight times for 11 yards and two touchdowns.

Darnold found wideout DJ Moore early and often, setting up his untouched score on a five-yard keeper in the first quarter. The signal-caller then was forced to cope with Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) exiting the contest, stalling the offense a bit while he faced more pressure. Although Darnold fumbled twice while being sacked, Carolina fortunately recovered both times, and Darnold rallied to put together a strong second half that included a few big throws under duress. In the end, he was rewarded with a one-yard sneak for a touchdown, effectively icing the game with four minutes left. With six total touchdowns versus two turnovers through his 3-0 start with the Panthers, Darnold carries welcomed momentum into Week 4's matchup against the Cowboys.

Mark Ingram II

RB | HOU

Abbreviated workload in Week 3

Ingram rushed six times for 21 yards and secured his only target for minus-1 yard in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

Ingram's rushing yardage tally did pace the Texans on the night, but given how lackluster a game it was for the ground attack, that's faint praise. The veteran would appear to have clear possession of the lead-back role at the moment -- Phillip Lindsay logged one more carry Thursday yet averaged under 1.0 yard per tote -- but he could certainly find running room at a premium again in a Week 4 road matchup against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3 due rookie quarterback Davis Mills not presenting as an imposing threat to a talented Buffalo defense.

Davis Mills

QB | HOU

Holds his own in Week 3 loss

Mills completed 19 of 28 passes for 168 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night. He also rushed once for no gain and recovered a fumble.

Making his first NFL start on a short week against a defense that was ranked No. 1 on a yards-per-game basis against both the run and pass, Mills turned in an admirable albeit pedestrian fantasy performance. Mills took four sacks and nine hits overall as Carolina's defense pinned its ears back frequently in the second half, but he demonstrated plenty of intestinal fortitude. He also displayed good rapport with the trio of Brandin Cooks, Jordan Akins and Anthony Miller in particular, hitting the latter for his one touchdown pass of the night. With Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) on injured reserve, Mills projects to be under center again in a Week 4 road battle against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Robby Anderson

WR | CAR

Another quiet outing

Anderson caught one of two targets for just eight yards in Thursday night's 24-9 win over the Texans.

Anderson has gotten off to a relatively slow start this season, managing just five catches through Carolina's first three contests. His first target Thursday resulted in a drop and Anderson was only looked at once afterward. Conversely, teammate DJ Moore fueled the Panthers offense without Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) available for most the game, finishing with over 125 receiving yards. With a long preparation period before Week 4's trip to Dallas, Anderson -- who had 95 catches for over 1,000 yards last season -- will strive to re-establish his presence in the passing game.

Will undergo MRI

Head coach Matt Rhule said that McCaffrey will undergo an MRI on his hamstring following Thursday's 24-9 win over the Texans, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Rhule didn't have provide an estimate on the severity of McCaffrey's injury, as he'll defer until the MRI results are available. The Panthers have 10 days until their Week 4 clash against the Cowboys. Their offense takes a significant hit when McCaffrey is off the field, but rookie Chuba Hubbard and Royce Freeman will attempt to fill the void if he's forced to miss time.

Brandin Cooks

WR | HOU

Excels with rookie QB

Cooks secured nine of 11 targets for 112 yards and rushed once for five yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

The speedy veteran continued the fast start to his season, seemingly undeterred by the fact he was playing with a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start in Davis Mills. Cooks comfortably paced the Texans in receptions, receiving yardage and targets on a night when Mills turned to him often after the two had also connected for a two-yard touchdown in Week 2 against the Browns. Cooks now boasts 23 receptions for 322 yards and Sunday's touchdown grab over three games, and he should therefore be primed for plenty of work in a Week 4 road battle against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.

DJ Moore

WR | CAR

Big game versus Texans

Moore caught eight of 12 targets for 126 yards in Thursday night's 24-9 win over the Texans.

Moore was targeted frequently during the first half, helping the Panthers gain first downs with a variety of catches between the numbers. In fact, the wideout hit 100 yards on his six grabs by halftime. Although he understandably couldn't maintain that pace in the second half -- and was briefly seen being examined by trainers on the sideline before re-entering the game -- Moore overall helped Carolina's offense compensate for Christian McCaffrey's (hamstring) second-quarter exit. Quietly coming off consecutive seasons with 1,200 scrimmage yards, Moore has put up at least 75 yards in each of his three games to begin the current campaign, continuing his stock's ascent among receivers league-wide.

Jaycee Horn

DB | CAR

Suffers broken foot

Horn suffered a broken right foot during Thursday's game against the Texans, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

The team didn't reveal an initial timetable for Horn's return, but we can expect to rookie to miss significant time. This is a major loss for the Panthers, who expended the No. 8 overall pick on Horn back in April. Through three games, he has posted five tackles (three solo), an interception and a pass breakup. Rashaan Melvin stepped in at corner Thursday. Melvin or A.J. Bouye -- who was scratched Thursday -- will start in Horn's place

Out with hamstring injury

McCaffrey won't return to Thursday's game against the Texans due to a hamstring injury, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

McCaffrey suffered this injury on a run early in the second quarter. It's unclear how severe his injury is. McCaffrey posted 31 yards on seven rushes and nine yards on two receptions (two targets) before leaving. Rookie running back Chuba Hubbard and, to a lesser extent, Royce Freeman should handle the backfield reps as long as McCaffrey is out.

No practice reps yet

Henderson (ribs) didn't practice Thursday.

As expected, Henderson sat out the first two sessions of Week 3 prep due to a rib cartilage injury suffered this past Sunday at Indianapolis. Coach Sean McVay told Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News on Thursday that the Rams' plans at running back are "TBD" with Henderson banged up. There's a belief Henderson will test out the health concern Friday, so McVay may have a better idea of the backfield breakdown by the end of the week. Even if L.A. takes the decision to clear Henderson for game action down to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, the team seems poised to have Sony Michel in an expanded role this weekend, with Jake Funk available for reps. The Rams also could elevate one of Buddy Howell or Javian Hawkins from the practice squad.

Dee Eskridge

WR | SEA

Still sidelined Thursday

Eskridge (concussion) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Eskridge hasn't been seen on the practice field since Week 1 prep, as he sustained a concussion in the Seahawks' season opener. Until he begins to fit in some drills, he'll be embedded in the NFL's protocol for head injuries. While Eskridge has been sidelined, the rookie second-rounder hasn't been able to challenge Freddie Swain (back) for the role of No. 3 wide receiver behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

Freddie Swain

WR | SEA

Gets in limited practice Thursday

Swain (back) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

After failing to log any practice reps Wednesday, Swain was on the field one day later, per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. It's unclear exactly how much Swain was able to do, but he seems to be ramping up his workload with the weekend drawing closer. Assuming he's available Sunday at Minnesota, he'll serve as the Seahawks' No. 3 wide receiver, per usual.

Rashaad Penny

RB | SEA

Still not practicing

Penny (calf) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Since coach Pete Carroll told Brady Henderson of ESPN.com on Wednesday that Penny was unlikely to play Sunday in Minnesota, the running back hasn't logged any activity on the practice field this week. Penny has another chance to get in some reps Friday, but if he doesn't he may be destined for a second DNP in a row since straining his calf Week 1.

Anthony Miller

WR | HOU

Suiting up Thursday

Miller is active for Thursday's game against the Panthers.

With Danny Amendola (thigh) sidelined, there's an opportunity for Miller to earn snaps in the slot in his first action for the Texans. Miller has been a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season, but he'll also be on the receiving end of passes from third-round rookie Davis Mills, so it remains to be seen what kind of chemistry the two may have.

Trey Sermon

RB | SF

Puts in another limited practice

Sermon (concussion) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

For a second straight session, Sermon had a cap on his reps as he wore a blue non-contact jersey due to the concussion he sustained this past Sunday in Philadelphia, according to David Lombardi of The Athletic. Sermon will have to complete the NFL's protocol for head injuries to make himself available Week 3 against the Packers, but he appears to be the best bet of the 49ers' regular running backs to be active Sunday. With Raheem Mostert (knee) on IR, JaMycal Hasty out several weeks due to a high ankle sprain, and Elijah Mitchell working his way through a shoulder stinger, Sermon may be in line for his first career start this weekend. Sermon and the other three aside, San Francisco has emergency options lined up in Trenton Cannon and Jacques Patrick -- both are on the active roster -- while Kerryon Johnson and Chris Thompson are candidates to be elevated from the practice squad.

Elijah Mitchell

RB | SF

Another DNP on Thursday

Mitchell (shoulder) didn't practice Thursday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Mitchell has yet to get on the field this week due to a shoulder injury suffered Week 2. Coach Kyle Shanahan called the issue "a little worse than a stinger," but the running back still "has a chance to go Sunday" versus the Packers, per David Lombardi of The Athletic. It stands to wonder if Mitchell will need to practice in some capacity Friday to do so, but the 49ers are prepared to roll out a reconfigured backfield with Raheem Mostert (knee) on injured reserve and JaMycal Hasty out for multiple games due to a high ankle sprain. Fellow rookie RB Trey Sermon (concussion) has put together back-to-back limited sessions and seems like the best bet of the regulars to play in Week 3. That quartet aside, Trenton Cannon and Jacques Patrick are the healthy options on the active roster, while Kerryon Johnson and Chris Thompson reside on the practice squad.

Could be game-time call

Beckham (knee) logged his second straight full practice Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Though back-to-back full practices have Beckham trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Bears approaches, when asked if he was in line to return to action Week 3, the wideout replied, "We'll see. Taking it (one) day at a time," according to Jake Trotter of ESPN. Meanwhile, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram notes that offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt suggests that while the Browns are hopeful that Beckham can make his season debut this weekend, the team is likely to take the decision to game time.

Diontae Johnson

WR | PIT

Idle for another practice

Johnson (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

With two missed practices to begin Week 3 prep, Johnson is seemingly trending in the wrong direction ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals. The Steelers haven't officially ruled Johnson out for the contest, but he'll most likely be headed for an inactive status if he fails to log any practice activity Friday. Should Johnson sit out Sunday, James Washington would likely be the top candidate to see added snaps alongside starting receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool.

Back at practice

Roethlisberger (left pectoral) returned to a limited practice Thursday, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Roethlisberger's return to practice, albeit in a limited capacity, bodes well for his chances of suiting up for Sunday's game against the Bengals. For his part, the QB noted Wednesday that he plans to do "everything he can" to be available this weekend, Brooke Pryor of ESPN reports. Friday's final injury report of the week will reveal whether or not Roethlisberger (whose top backup is Mason Rudolph) will approach Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff carrying a Week 3 injury designation.

Darnell Mooney

WR | CHI

Still limited Thursday

Mooney (groin) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Prior to having his practice reps capped this week due to a groin injury, Mooney had them managed during prep for the first two games of the season with a back issue. The second-year wide receiver still was able to suit up Weeks 1 and 2, combining for 11 catches (on 15 targets) for 92 yards and no touchdowns. Friday's injury report may clear up Mooney's standing heading into the weekend.

Josh Jacobs

RB | LV

Logs another DNP

Jacobs (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Jacobs was also listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's session. With Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal having previously relayed that coach Jon Gruden considered the running back "very questionable" for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, it looks as though Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber are trending toward continuing to share the Raiders' backfield duties this weekend.

Austin Seibert

K | DET

Tests positive for virus

Seibert's placement on the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list earlier Thursday was the result of a positive test, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Seibert's potential availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens could come down to his vaccination status; players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list who are vaccinated can rejoin their teams after testing negative twice in 24-hour span, while unvaccinated players are automatically ruled out for at least 10 days. That being said, Seibert still looks like a long shot to clear the necessary protocols with less than 72 hours to go ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, so look for Detroit to promote Ryan Santoso from the practice squad to handle kicking duties Week 3.

Jeff Driskel

QB | HOU

Added to active roster

Driskel has been officially elevated to the Texans' active roster from the team's practice squad.

With Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) on IR and Deshaun Watson (not injury-related) set to be inactive, rookie QB Davis Mills is slated to start Thursday night's game against the Panthers. Meanwhile, Driskel will serve as the team's No. 2 signal-caller for the contest.

Joey Slye

K | HOU

Signed to Houston's roster

The Texans signed Slye to their 53-man roster ahead of Thursday's game against the Panthers.

Houston elevated Slye to the 53-man roster for the third time this season Wednesday, but his signing Thursday suggests he won't be immediately sent back to the practice squad following the matchup with Carolina. Even so, whether Slye remains Houston's kicker for the Week 4 game in Buffalo may hinge on the health of Ka'imi Fairbairn (leg). After opening the season on injured reserve, Fairbairn is first eligible to return Week 4, though it's unclear if he's made enough progress in his recovery at this point to take back kicking duties for Houston.

Tee Higgins

WR | CIN

Misses practice again

Higgins (shoulder) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Back-to-back DNPs to start the week puts the focus on what, if anything, Higgins is able to do at practice Friday. If he's out or limited this weekend, more WR targets would be freed up for Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd, while either Auden Tate or Mike Thomas would be candidates to see added complementary snaps in Cincinnati's Week 3 passing game.

Kalif Raymond

WR | DET

No upgrade in activity Thursday

Raymond (thigh) remained a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Following Monday's loss to Green Bay, the Lions held a walk-through session Wednesday for their first Week 3 practice, with Raymond being listed as limited on the first injury report. Detroit held a more traditional practice Thursday, but Raymond wasn't able to increase his activity. Provided he upgrades to full participation Friday, Raymond should avoid taking an injury designation into the matchup with the Ravens on Thursday, when he should once again be headed for a sizable snap count. Raymond played 75 and 63 percent of the Lions' offensive plays in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively, but he drew only six targets between those contests to finish with five receptions for 68 yards.

Lamar Jackson

QB | BAL

Misses practice with illness

Jackson sat out practice Thursday due to an illness.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Jackson is dealing with a non-COVID-19-related stomach bug and should be fine for Sunday's game against the Lions. Jackson's return to practice Friday in any capacity could allow him to head into the weekend minus any sort of injury designation.

Jamison Crowder

WR | NYJ

Remains sidelined Thursday

Crowder (groin) didn't practice Thursday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Crowder seems headed toward a third consecutive absence to open the season, though an official injury designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos won't come in until Friday. If Crowder sits, Braxton Berrios -- who has 12 catches for 124 yards through two games -- should continue to man the slot for the Jets.

Miles Sanders

RB | PHI

Tending to chest injury

Sanders was listed as a limited participant at Thursday's practice due to a chest injury.

As the Eagles prepare for a Monday night matchup with the Cowboys, Sanders is apparently banged up after taking 14 touches and playing 37 snaps in the Eagles' Week 2 loss to the 49ers. The fact that the Eagles didn't hold him out of practice entirely in their first session of Week 3 is a promising sign that he'll be ready to go Monday, but Sanders' activity in workouts Thursday and Friday will still bear watching.

Parris Campbell

WR | IND

Remains limited Thursday

Campbell (abdomen) logged a second consecutive limited practice Thursday.

Campbell's trying to get back in the lineup in Week 3 against Tennessee after sitting out last week's loss to the Rams, but his status remains up in the air after back-to-back limited sessions. Fellow wide receiver Zach Pascal (illness) practiced fully Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice, while quarterback Carson Wentz (ankles) remained sidelined for the second day in a row.

Damien Harris

RB | NE

Logs another limited session

Harris (finger) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Back-to-back limited sessions set the stage for Friday's practice to be telling with regard to Harris' status for Sunday's game against the Saints. Unless the running back upgrades to full participation to close the week, however, he could be trending toward an official Week 3 "questionable" injury designation.

D'Andre Swift

RB | DET

Logs limited practice Thursday

Swift (groin) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

After holding a walkthrough Wednesday, the Lions were back to a regular practice session Thursday, but Swift had a cap on his reps in both of them. The team appears to be exercising caution with the groin issue that stems from early August, but the running back still suited up in Weeks 1 and 2 on his way to 31 touches for 181 total yards and one touchdown. As for Swift's position mate, Jamaal Williams has been productive himself, with a 27-147-1 stat line, respectively.

A.J. Brown

WR | TEN

All systems go Thursday

Brown (knee) returned to full participation in practice Thursday, John Glennon of Broadway Sports Media reports.

It's not uncommon for Brown to be limited or even sit out entirely early in the week, so his limited session Wednesday wasn't much cause for concern, and his return Thursday can put any worries over his health to rest. Brown has gotten off to a drop-plagued start, but he's still getting plenty of attention from quarterback Ryan Tannehill despite the offseason addition of fellow high-profile wide receiver Julio Jones, so it's likely only a matter of time before Tennessee's 2019 second-round pick breaks out. Such an outcome could even transpire Sunday against the Colts.

Kadarius Toney

WR | NYG

Limited by ankle injury

The Giants added Toney to their injury report Thursday, listing him as a limited participant in practice due to an ankle issue, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

The rookie receiver missed time in training camp with a hamstring injury, but he was cleared ahead of the season opener and has played in both of the Giants' first two games, logging 22 offensive snaps while recording two receptions for minus-2 yards. If Toney moves past the ankle injury ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons, he'll likely have only a small role on offense.

Evan Engram

TE | NYG

Limited again at practice

Engram (calf) was limited at practice Thursday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Engram has ramped up his activity level this week as he prepares for his potential season debut, logging capped sessions to date. He even served as the No. 1 tight end during drills Wednesday, implying the Giants are getting close to clearing him for game action. Friday's injury report could give some insight into whether Engram's return to play is near.

Kenny Golladay

WR | NYG

Gets in limited practice

Golladay (hip) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Even though Golladay went down as a limited participant for the second day in a row, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News notes that the wideout was much less active in the open portion of practice Thursday compared to Wednesday. Per Leonard, Golladay ran no routes and was standing off to the side for much of what the media observed. Golladay might have upped his activity behind closed doors, but his availability for Sunday's game against the Falcons appears somewhat unsettled nonetheless. The 27-year-old was notably limited to five games in 2020 with the Lions due to a hip injury, though head coach Joe Judge said Thursday that he doesn't believe Golladay's current hip issue is related to the previous one, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York.

Saquon Barkley

RB | NYG

Another limited practice

Barkley (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

The Giants seem to have a maintenance program set up for Barkley as he puts the torn ACL and MCL in his right knee further in the rearview mirror. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Barkley didn't take part in many drills during the open portion of Thursday's practice, but he did enough behind closed doors to earn a "limited" tag for the second day in a row. Even on a quick turnaround for the Giants' Week 2 game in Washington, Barkley didn't seem affected by his surgically-repaired knee, as he earned a typical 83-percent share of the offense snaps en route to 15 touches for 69 yards. The production hasn't arrived yet for Barkley, but he'll have a more friendly matchup this Sunday versus the Falcons, assuming he's out there.

Lamar Jackson

QB | BAL

Misses practice Thursday

Jackson -- who didn't practice Thursday -- is dealing with what Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic refers to as a "stomach bug."

Per Zrebiec, the QB should be fine for Sunday's game against the Lions. We'll look for added clarity with regard to Jackson's status once the Ravens post their Thursday practice/injury report.

Russell Gage

WR | ATL

DNP on Thursday

Gage (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

Gage has yet to take the practice field this week as he tends to an ankle injury stemming from Week 2. Friday's session and subsequent injury report from the team will be telling for the fourth-year wide receiver's availability for Sunday road game against the Giants. If Gage is sidelined or limited this weekend, Olamide Zaccheaus, Tajae Sharpe and Christian Blake are on hand to fill in next to Calvin Ridley.

DeAndre Hopkins

WR | ARI

Remains sidelined at practice

Hopkins (ribs) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Hopkins has kicked off Week 3 prep with back-to-back DNPs, the result of a rib injury. Whether it's in Arizona or his previous employer in Houston, he's regularly received days off to tend to health concerns and also for maintenance. Hopkins will have one more chance to prove his health ahead of Sunday's visit to Jacksonville.

Elijah Mitchell

RB | SF

Not seen Thursday

Mitchell (shoulder) wasn't present at the start of Thursday's practice, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

After getting banged up Week 2 at Philadelphia, Mitchell was diagnosed with what coach Kyle Shanahan called a shoulder injury that's "a little worse than a stinger," per David Lombardi of The Athletic. There's still a chance Mitchell gets cleared to play Sunday night against the Packers, as does Trey Sermon, who is in the concussion protocol but was limited Wednesday. Elsewhere in the backfield, Raheem Mostert had season-ending knee surgery after Week 1, and JaMycal Hasty is slated to miss multiple games with a high-ankle sprain, leaving Trenton Cannon and Jacques Patrick as the only healthy RBs on the active roster. Meanwhile, Kerryon Johnson and Chris Thompson are stashed on the 49ers' practice squad as potential elevations.

Anthony Firkser

TE | TEN

Still absent from practice

Firkser (knee) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice and is slated to go down as a non-participant on the Titans' report, John Glennon of BroadwaySportsMedia.com reports.

Even though he was inactive for last week's win over the Seahawks, Firkser has seemingly taken a step back in his recovery from the knee injury. He was able to practice in a limited fashion last Wednesday and Thursday, but he's now sat out each of the Titans' subsequent three sessions. At this stage, Firkser looks unlikely to show enough improvement to suit up this weekend against the Colts, but the Titans will make an official ruling on his status with the release of Friday's injury report. Expect Geoff Swaim and MyCole Pruitt to split work at tight end if Firkser is out for another game.

Dalvin Cook

RB | MIN

No go Thursday

Cook (ankle) isn't a participant at Thursday's practice, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

Cook came out of this past Sunday's loss at Arizona with an ankle sprain, which has kept him off the practice field so far this week. He was a spectator, though, indicating he may be logging mental reps with a potential return to drills on the horizon. Cook will attempt to get back on the field Friday, after which the Vikings will provide insight on his odds to suit up Week 3 against the Seahawks. Assuming he's able to, Minnesota will "continue to play him," coach Mike Zimmer told Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. On the other hand, an absence from Cook would allow Alexander Mattison to be the team's top running back, with Ameer Abdullah and potentially A.J. Rose elevated from the practice squad.

Zach Pascal

WR | IND

Returns to practice Thursday

Pascal (illness) was able to practice Thursday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Pascal missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness but his return Thursday suggests the slot receiver isn't in danger of sitting out a juicy Week 3 matchup with a Titans secondary that's been the most generous in the league to opposing receivers in the early going. The only damper on Pascal's outlook Sunday is the possible absence of starting quarterback Carson Wentz (ankle), whom Erickson said wasn't spotted at practice Thursday. Pascal was a full participant Thursday, while Wentz was a non-participant.

Noah Fant

TE | DEN

Turns in another limited session

Fant (ankle) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

For the second day in a row, Fant will have his reps capped while he manages an ankle injury, but the Broncos have yet to suggest the issue is anything that will prevent him from playing Sunday against the Jets. Ideally, Fant will upgrade to full participation in practice Friday, which should clear the way for him to enter the weekend without an injury designation.

Tim Patrick

WR | DEN

Limited again Thursday

Patrick (hip) is slated to practice in a limited capacity Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Denver will put a cap on Patrick's practice reps for the second straight day, but so long as he upgrades to full activity Friday, he should enter Sunday's game against the Jets minus an injury designation. After fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy (ankle) was placed on injured reserve ahead of last week's victory over the Jaguars, Patrick didn't see much of a spike his usage or volume. He played 73 percent of offensive snaps and delivered a 3-37-1 line on four targets Week 2, compared to a 70 percent snap share and a 4-39-1 line on four targets in the Broncos' season-opening win over the Giants.

Courtland Sutton

WR | DEN

Full practice on tap

Sutton (hip) is set to practice fully Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

The wideout's reps were limited Wednesday after he apparently picked up the hip injury coming out of last week's win over Jacksonville, but the return to full practice should clear the way for Sutton to suit up Sunday against the Jets. With Jerry Jeudy (ankle) ruled out ahead of Week 2 before being moved to injured reserve, Sutton operated as the clear top target in the Denver passing game in the team's win over Jacksonville, logging nine receptions for 159 yards on 12 targets.

Marquise Brown

WR | BAL

Not practicing Thursday

Brown (ankle) wasn't present for Thursday's practice, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Brown was limited Wednesday, but it's possible that his absence from practice Thursday is maintenance-related, rather than indicative of a setback. Friday's final injury report of the week will reveal whether the wideout approaches Sunday's game against the Lions with a Week 3 injury designation.

Lamar Jackson

QB | BAL

Not seen at practice

Jackson wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Jackson wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, but it's possible that the quarterback's absence Thursday is maintenance-related. With that in mind, Shaffer notes that Jackson emerged from Baltimore's Week 2 win over Kansas City with some hip soreness following a flip into the end zone. Thursday's injury report will reveal whether Jackson was rested or is given an injury designation.

Carson Wentz

QB | IND

Not spotted Thursday

Wentz (ankle) is not participating in Thursday's practice, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Wentz is looking increasingly iffy for Sunday's contest against the Titans, especially with back-to-back practice absences to begin the week. The Colts have expressed optimism that Wentz, who is dealing with sprains in both ankles, might be able to display recovery progress in the near future, but he will only have one more chance to upgrade his practice activity before the team's Week 3 matchup. In Wednesday's session, practice squad quarterback Brett Hundley handled most of the first-team reps ahead of Jacob Eason.

Quintez Cephus

WR | DET

Primed for extended run as starter

Cephus is expected to draw his second straight start Sunday against the Ravens after the Lions placed Tyrell Williams (concussion) on injured reserve Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Cephus has served as the primary replacement for Williams on the perimeter after the latter entered the concussion protocol upon taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from the 49ers' Jaquiski Tartt in the Lions' Week 1 loss. After producing a 3-12-1 line on six targets in the season opener, Cephus found the end zone again in the Week 2 loss to the Packers while hauling in four of seven targets for 63 yards. Tight end T.J. Hockenson still looks like the Lions' top priority in the passing game, but Cephus might be the most fantasy-friendly option in a Detroit receiving corps that may have the poorest collection of talent in the NFL. With Williams out of the picture through at least the Lions' Oct. 17 game against Cincinnati, Cephus should at the very least benefit from heavy snap shares over the next three contests, even if his weekly target volume isn't entirely bankable.

Russell Gage

WR | ATL

Misses another practice

Gage (ankle) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice and is set to go down as a non-participant on the Falcons' official report, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Gage's ankle injury also kept him from practicing Wednesday, so he'll likely need to get on the field in some capacity Friday to avoid being ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants. If Gage ends up sitting out the Week 3 matchup, Tajae Sharpe could be the next man up to step in as Atlanta's top option out of the slot.

Antonio Gibson

RB | WAS

Looks good for Week 3

Gibson (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Washington limited Gibson's reps Wednesday in the team's first session of Week 3, but his ability to upgrade to full activity Thursday suggests his shoulder won't be an issue heading into Sunday's game in Buffalo. Gibson took more of a back seat to J.D. McKissic in the passing game during the Football Team's Week 2 win over the Giants, but the former has still enjoyed solid workloads through the first two contests. He's earned 38 touches (33 carries, five receptions) in total, racking up 181 yards and no touchdowns.

Tyrell Williams

WR | DET

Lands on IR

Williams (concussion) has been placed on IR by the Lions.

With that, Williams is slated to miss Detroit's next three games, at a minimum. In his absence, Kalif Raymond, Quintez Cephus, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Trinity Benson are in line to head the team's WR corps for the time being.

Austin Seibert

K | DET

Hits COVID list

The Lions placed Seibert (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Seibert's status now looks to be in question for Sunday's upcoming contest against the Ravens. If he's not able to clear the league's COVID protocols in time to return Week 3, practice squad kicker Ryan Santoso would stand to bump into the starting lineup.

Jacoby Brissett

QB | MIA

Will have full receiving corps

Brissett stands to have all his starting skill-position players at full health during Sunday's road matchup against the Raiders, Kyle Crabbs of USA Today reports.

Brissett is set to make at least one spot start under center while Tua Tagovailoa works to recover from fractured ribs. The veteran journeyman will need to demonstrate more competency helming Miami's offense for any chance of a Week 3 victory, as he was unable to put any points on the scoreboard during last weekend's 35-0 loss to the Bills despite seeing enough playing time to log 40 pass attempts. On the bright side for Brissett, dangerous field-stretcher Will Fuller looks ready to make his long awaited team debut, while DeVante Parker is practicing in full and Jaylen Waddle remains off the injury report.

William Fuller V

WR | MIA

Participating in practice

Fuller is practicing Thursday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Fuller hasn't been listed on Miami's injury report since returning to team facilities. After missing the first week of the season due to a suspension and Week 2 due to a personal issue, all signs now point to Fuller making his team debut during Sunday's game against the Raiders. With Jacoby Brissett set to start under center in place of Tua Tagovailoa (ribs), Miami's offense can use all the skill-position help possible.

DeAndre Hopkins

WR | ARI

Missing from practice again

Hopkins (ribs) wasn't present for the open portion of Thursday's practice and is expected to go down as a non-participant on the Cardinals' official report, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

The severity of Hopkins' rib injury isn't yet clear, but he's now opened the week with back-to-back absences at practice. In recent years, Hopkins has routinely sat out practices or handled light loads while managing minor injuries or even getting routine maintenance, so his lack of reps thus far in Week 3 doesn't necessarily put his availability for Sunday's game in Jacksonville in danger. The Cardinals will release their final practice report of the week Friday, which will provide more definitive word on the star wideout's status for Sunday.

Amari Cooper

WR | DAL

Limited to begin Week 3 prep

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Cooper (rib) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Cooper checked out of the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Chargers for two plays while tending to a bruised rib, finishing the day with an underwhelming 3-24-0 line on five targets. He'll benefit from a longer turnaround for the Week 3 contest with Dallas hosting the Eagles on "Monday Night Football," and the fact that Cooper will be on the field in some capacity for the Cowboys' first official practice of the week bodes well for his chances of starting and taking on a normal workload in the divisional matchup. Cooper would ideally turn in a full practice Friday or Saturday and enter the Week 3 matchup minus an injury designation.

Jacob Eason

QB | IND

No lock to start if Wentz sits

Eason saw fewer reps with the Colts' first-team offense than practice squad quarterback Brett Hundley at Wednesday's practice, which could suggest the latter is the top candidate to start Sunday's game in Tennessee if Carson Wentz (ankles) is inactive, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 Indianapolis reports.

Wentz didn't practice Wednesday after spraining both of his ankles in last week's loss to the Rams, which doesn't inspire much early confidence about his availability for the Week 3 matchup. Even though Eason already possesses a spot on the 40-man roster and has recent draft capital (2020 fourth-round selection) working in his favor, head coach Frank Reich may favor the experience that Hundley -- who has appeared in 18 games through seven professional seasons -- offers at the position. Eason, meanwhile, didn't make his NFL debut until stepping in on the Colts' final drive last week for the injured Wentz, completing two of five attempts for 25 yards and an interception.

Jason Pierre-Paul

LB | TB

Appears likely to sit out Week 3

Pierre-Paul, who didn't practice Wednesday, recently received a second opinion on his injured shoulder and was recommended to rest for the Buccaneers' Week 3 game against the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has yet to officially comment on Pierre-Paul's status for Sunday's game, but the edge rusher is expected to heed advice from doctors and sit out. If that's the case, rookie first-round pick Joe Tryon could be on tap for his first career start at outside linebacker opposite Shaquil Barrett.

Brett Hundley

QB | IND

Seeing first-team reps

Hundley handled the majority of first-team reps at Wednesday's practice, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Hundley, who still remains on the practice squad, took most of the starting reps in Indianapolis' first weekly practice with Carson Wentz (ankle) on the sidelines. It's somewhat surprising to see the scout team quarterback operate ahead of second-year pro Jacob Eason, who was active on gameday as the backup to Wentz during the first two weeks of the season, but Hundley does offer substantially more NFL experience. The Colts are still monitoring whether Wentz might be able to suit up Week 3 against the Titans, but if he can't go both Hundley and Eason could get chances to see the field.

Tyler Johnson

WR | TB

Records first catch of season

Johnson secured one of two targets for five yards across 17 snaps from scrimmage during the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Through two games, Johnson has logged three targets overall, and he could be set for a nice bump in opportunity in a Week 3 showdown against the Rams. With Antonio Brown being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, there's a strong chance the veteran wideout misses at least the game versus Los Angeles, a development that would elevate Johnson to No. 4 receiver status, at minimum. It's also likely Johnson could essentially share No. 3 duties with Scotty Miller in such a scenario, considering he outpaced the latter, who's yet to see a target over the first pair of contests, by five snaps Sunday.

Scotty Miller

WR | TB

Expanded Week 3 role likely

Miller, who did not draw a target over 12 snaps from scrimmage in a Week 2 win over the Falcons, could be set for a bigger role in Week 3 against the Rams after Antonio Brown was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

There remains an outside chance that Brown is able to still take the field Sunday; the veteran is believed to be vaccinated and therefore will only need to produce two negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart in order to be cleared. Absent that development, however, Miller would likely bump up to Brown's No. 3 role, with Tyler Johnson serving as the No. 4 option or perhaps even rotating in with Miller on occasion. Miller has yet to draw a target through two games, playing a total of 20 snaps from scrimmage over that span.

O.J. Howard

TE | TB

First catch of season Sunday

Howard secured his only target for 21 yards while logging 11 snaps from scrimmage in Sunday's 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

The oft-injured tight end took some small steps forward from a catchless opener during which he'd also logged just six snaps from scrimmage. It appears the Buccaneers are easing the talented Howard back into action after last season's Achilles tear, and with Rob Gronkowski practically looking like he's back in his prime over the first two games, Howard could find extensive playing time a bit difficult to come by even as when he's deemed to be back at full strength.

Freddie Swain

WR | SEA

Tending to back injury

Swain was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a back injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

The bulk of Swain's 5-95-1 receiving line from Week 2 occurred on a 68-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, which by far was the longest play of his one-plus seasons in the NFL. With David Moore moving on in the offseason, Swain has moved into the No. 3 wide receiver role for the Seahawks behind starters DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, a reality that could free him up for plays like Sunday's. But Swain will have to get over a health concern to do so again Sunday in Minnesota.

Trey Sermon

RB | SF

Officially limited Wednesday

Sermon (concussion) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Sermon came out of Week 2 with a concussion, but coach Kyle Shanahan noted Wednesday that the rookie third-round pick was "trending in a good direction" as he practiced in a blue non-contact jersey, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. The 49ers already have one running back out for the season -- Raheem Mostert (knee) -- and another dealing with a high-ankle sprain (JaMycal Hasty). Meanwhile, fellow rookie sixth-rounder Elijah Mitchell is tending to a shoulder injury that Shanahan described as "worse than a stinger," according to David Lombardi of The Athletic. Sermon will need to pass all five phases of the protocol for head injuries to suit up Sunday night against the Packers, but with so many unknowns in San Francisco's backfield it's unclear how the RB work will break down. Trenton Cannon and Jacques Patrick are the only other backs on the 49ers' active roster, while Kerryon Johnson and Chris Thompson are candidates to be elevated from the practice squad.

DNP on Wednesday

Henderson (ribs) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Henderson emerged from the Rams' Week 2 win at Indianapolis with a rib cartilage injury, which likely will keep him out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. The hope is for Henderson to get on the field and test everything out Friday, at which point coach Sean McVay may make a decision on Henderson's availability for Sunday's showdown with the Buccaneers. If Henderson needs time off, L.A. will rely on Sony Michel out of the backfield, with Jake Funk on hand in reserve. The Rams have Buddy Howell and Javian Hawkins on the practice squad in the event an elevation is needed, too.

Baker Mayfield

QB | CLE

Logs full practice

Mayfield (left shoulder) was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Though Mayfield hurt his non-throwing shoulder during Week 2 action while trying to make a tackle, the QB's status for Sunday's game against the Bears is not in question. Who he'll be throwing to this weekend is TBD, however, with Jarvis Landry (MCL sprain) now on IR and Odell Beckham's (knee) Week 3 status yet to be clarified.

Antonio Brown

WR | TB

Tests positive for COVID-19

The Buccaneers placed Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday after he tested positive for the virus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Buccaneers were reported to be one of the NFL teams with a 100-percent vaccination rate, so if Brown is indeed vaccinated, he'll be able to return to the team if he reports two negative tests 24 hours apart. By all accounts, though, it'll be difficult for Brown to clear the necessary hurdles to be cleared for game action Sunday, when the Bucs take on the Rams in Los Angeles at 4:25 p.m. ET. If Brown is inactive Week 3, Scotty Miller would be the biggest beneficiary, with Tyler Johnson next in line on the wide receiver depth chart and rookie fourth-rounder Jaelon Darden on hand to make his pro debut, if need be.

Anthony Miller

WR | HOU

Could have opportunity Thursday

Miller could see opportunities on offense in his team debut against the Panthers on Thursday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Miller was listed as a healthy scratch during Houston's first two games of the 2021 season, but the fact that he dealt with a dislocated shoulder during the preseason may have played a part in those decisions. Now, with Danny Amendola (thigh) ruled out and Nico Collins (shoulder) on IR, there could be an opportunity for Miller to immediately slot into a significant offensive role behind Brandin Cooks and Chris Conley. With Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) also now on IR, whatever targets Miller does see will come at the hands of rookie third-round pick Davis Mills.

Kaden Smith

TE | NYG

Begins week as limited

Smith (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Smith has earned an elevated workload in the Giants' first two games of the campaign with Evan Engram (calf) sidelined, seeing a 44.6-percent share of the snaps on offense. But Smith has been targeted just two times on his way to two catches for 24 yards. With Engram returning to the practice field Wednesday as limited himself, Smith will revert to a much smaller snap count if the former is cleared for his season debut. In that event, Kyle Rudolph would serve as the No. 2 TE behind Engram.

Practices fully, status TBD

Beckham (knee) was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

In most cases, a player practicing fully to begin the week would foreshadow an active status on game day, but prior to session, head coach Kevin Stefanski fell short of declaring that Beckham would be able to play Sunday against the Bears, per Scott Patsko of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. If the Browns elect to have the wideout suit up this weekend, it's possible that he'll be eased back into the mix. Beckham's potential return arrives at a good time, with teammate Jarvis Landry (knee) out for at least three games due to a sprained MCL.

Kalif Raymond

WR | DET

Still limited at practice

Raymond (thigh) was limited in Wednesday's walkthrough.

As he was on the Lions' final Week 2 injury report, Raymond logged a capped session Wednesday due to a thigh issue. He proceeded to be active this past Monday in Green Bay en route to two catches (on two targets) for 18 yards while logging a 63-percent share of the offensive snaps. Tyrell Williams isn't expected to be available Sunday against the Ravens, which again would thrust Raymond into a large role. Still, an active Raymond would be competing with fellow wide receivers Quintez Cephus, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Trinity Benson for reps.

Darnell Mooney

WR | CHI

Limited by new injury

Mooney (groin) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Mooney was bothered by a back injury in both of the first two weeks of the campaign, but now a groin injury is impacting his practice reps. The results have been modest through two games, with the second-year receiver gathering in 11 of 15 targets for 92 yards and no touchdowns. Assuming he follows the same path this week. Mooney could produce Sunday against a Browns defense that has given up 9.5 YPT to wideouts this season (11th worst in the NFL).

Jamison Crowder

WR | NYJ

Misses Wednesday's practice

Crowder (groin) didn't practice Wednesday.

Head coach Robert Saleh indicated earlier Wednesday that the Jets are hoping to work Crowder back into the mix Sunday against the Broncos, but with an absence at practice to kick off Week 3 prep, the slot man now has just two more opportunities to participate in practice ahead of the weekend.

Dalvin Cook

RB | MIN

Held out Wednesday

Cook (ankle) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

Prior to the session, head coach Mike Zimmer told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Cook would get in some reps Wednesday, but it didn't translate to any individual or team work. Cook was visibly banged up in the second half of the Vikings' Week 2 loss at Arizona, and Zimmer noted afterward that the running back was dealing with a sprained ankle. The Injury is keeping Cook out of drills so far this week, but he has two more opportunities to get back on the field and prove his health ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks. If Cook were to miss any time or be limited, Alexander Mattison is the next man on the depth chart, with Ameer Abdullah and A.J. Rose candidates to be elevated from the practice squad.

Practices fully

Shenault (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday.

Shenault was injured during this past Sunday's loss to the Broncos, but it looks like he escaped any notable damage to his shoulder and a full practice Wednesday puts the wideout on track to play this weekend against the Cardinals. After catching just two of his seven targets for minus-3 yards versus Denver, in Week 3 Shenault will look to revert to the form he displayed in Jacksonville's season opener, which led to a 7/50/0 stat line on 10 targets.

Tee Higgins

WR | CIN

Dealing with injury

Higgins missed Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Coach Zac Taylor didn't elaborate on Higgins' injury earlier Wednesday when he revealed that the wideout would miss practice. There was no sign of injury in the Week 2 box score, as Higgins caught six of a team-high 10 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown while playing 91 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bears. He'll face the Steelers this weekend if he's healthy enough to play, while either Auden Tate or Mike Thomas will step up to a top-three role if Higgins is out.

DeAndre Hopkins

WR | ARI

Dealing with rib injury

Hopkins didn't practice Wednesday due to a rib injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Hopkins has yet to hit the 100-yard mark through two contests, but he nonetheless has been productive en route to 10 catches (on 12 targets) for 137 yards and three touchdowns. He may be poised to reach triple digits in receiving Sunday against a Jaguars defense that has allowed 11.2 yards per target to wideouts this season, which is good for third worst in the NFL. Having said that, Hopkins first will have to work his way through a health concern to be cleared for game action.

Nick Foles

QB | CHI

Moves up to No. 2

Foles will be Chicago's backup quarterback for Sunday's game at Cleveland, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With Andy Dalton (knee) week-to-week, Justin Fields is getting his first NFL start. Foles steps up from the inactive list to the No. 2 spot.

Damien Harris

RB | NE

Limited at practice

Harris (finger) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

This marks Harris' first appearance of the season on the Patriots' injury report, and it's unclear if the running back's finger issue is a product of Week 2 action or something that cropped up at practice Wednesday. At this stage there's nothing to suggest that Harris' status for Sunday's game against the Saints is in danger, but we'll nonetheless monitor the status of New England's top back in the coming days.

Curtis Samuel

WR | WAS

Spotted runing on side field

Samuel (groin) was running along the sideline during Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

It seems to be the first time reports have seen Samuel on a practice field since he was placed on injured reserve Sept. 10. He's ineligible through Week 3 and may miss additional time beyond that, but there's at least now a sign of progress, even if it's a far cry from actually participating in practice. Meanwhile, rookie third-round pick Dyami Brown has been quiet in the No. 2 receiver role, catching four of 10 targets for 32 yards on 90 percent snap share through two weeks.

Russell Gage

WR | ATL

No practice reps Wednesday

Gage (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

Head coach Arthur Smith told Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com earlier Wednesday that Gage will be quite limited this week due to the ankle injury he suffered Week 2 in Tampa Bay, but "there's always a chance" the wide receiver demonstrates enough progress to play Sunday against the Giants in New York. Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network termed Gage week-to-week due to the injury, with Friday appearing to be the day that he'll test out his ankle. If Gage requires an absence Week 3, he'll cede reps at wide receiver to Olamide Zaccheaus, Tajae Sharpe and Christian Blake next to the team's No. 1 target, Calvin Ridley.

Marquise Brown

WR | BAL

Limited in practice again

Brown (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

Brown was listed with the same injury last week before catching six of 10 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown in Baltimore's 35-36 win over the Chiefs. He now leads the team in every major receiving category, including targets (16), despite playing a few less snaps (71 percent) than fellow wideout Sammy Watkins (88 percent). The Ravens rarely call a pass play without Brown on the field, and he's accounted for five of Lamar Jackson's eight completions on deep and intermediate throws.

Danny Amendola

WR | HOU

Ruled out for Week 3

Amendola (thigh) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Panthers.

With Nico Collins (shoulder) having been placed on IR, Brandin Cooks and Chris Conley profile as the Texans' top healthy WRs in Week 3, while Anthony Miller and Andre Roberts are now candidates to see added looks in the team's thinned-out wideout corps.

Anthony Firkser

TE | TEN

Misses practice with knee injury

Firkser (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Firkser was a limited participant last Wednesday and Thursday before sitting out entirely Friday. He then missed Tennessee's win over Seattle, with his usual snaps split between Geoff Swaim and MyCole Pruitt. The absence Wednesday suggests Firsker could miss another game this Sunday against the Colts.

A.J. Brown

WR | TEN

Limited in Wednesday's practice

Brown (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Brown was a limited participant last week before upgrading to full Thursday and Friday. Even if he doesn't follow the exact same routine, he should be fine for Sunday's matchup with the Colts. The 24-year-old wideout has caught only seven passes for 92 yards and a touchdown through two games, but he's more or less seeing his normal workload in terms of snap share (83 percent) and target share (22.7 percent share).

D'Andre Swift

RB | DET

Limited at walkthrough

Swift (groin) was limited at Wednesday's walkthrough.

Less than two days removed from Monday's loss at Green Bay, the Lions merely estimated activity levels for their injured players. Swift remains listed with the injury that's plagued him since early August, but it hasn't stopped him from logging better than a 60-percent share of the offensive snaps in both of the team's first two games of the season. The result has been 31 touches for 182 yards from scrimmage and one TD for Swift, while fellow RB Jamaal Williams has gone for 27-147-1, respectively. Swift will look to ditch his injury designation by week's end, but the potential exists for it to follow him into the weekend, as it did both Weeks 1 and 2.

Parris Campbell

WR | IND

Limited to start week

Campbell (abdomen) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Campbell was the team's No. 3 receiver in Week 1 before missing Week 2 with an abdomen injury. He could make it back this weekend for a favorable matchup against the struggling Tennessee defense, but potentially with Jacob Eason starting at QB rather than Carson Wentz for the Colts.

Zach Pascal

WR | IND

Misses practice with illness

Pascal missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

The good news is that Pascal wasn't placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Assuming that doesn't change, he'll have a good chance to return for Sunday's game against the Titans, looking to build on a strong start to the season (three TDs on 11 targets in two games). It is possible Pascal has to catch passes from backup QB Jacob Eason instead of banged-up starter Carson Wentz (ankles).

Misses practice

Roethlisberger (pectoral) didn't practice Wednesday.

The Steelers expect Roethlisberger to play in Sunday's game against the Bengals, though he'll presumably be dealing with pain/discomfort in his left pectoral. It's unclear if that will impact his arm strength or accuracy, and the Steelers likely will limit his workload even if he returns to practice Thursday/Friday. Roethlisberger said Wednesday that he'll do "everything he can" to play in Sunday's game, adding that he doesn't yet know if the injury will impact his throwing motion, ESPN's Brooke Pryor reports.

Evan Engram

TE | NYG

Officially limited Wednesday

Engram (calf) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Engram got back on the practice field this week, managing showings both Monday and Wednesday. In the first session, he was the second tight end in drills, while he bumped up to No. 1 in the second one, per Tom Rock of Newsday. Clearly, Engram is trending in the right direction to make his season debut Sunday against the Falcons, but there's a chance a decision on his availability comes down to the wire.

Diontae Johnson

WR | PIT

Not practicing

Johnson (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

Injured on the final play of last week's game, Johnson is "looking better, not to be confused with great,"... in the words of coach Mike Tomlin (per Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com). The wideout thus appears shaky for Sunday's game against the Bengals, with Thursday and Friday representing his two chances to return to the practice field. James Washington should step up as the No. 3 receiver if Johnson is ruled out this week, with the Steelers potentially using more multi-TE looks as well.

Kenny Golladay

WR | NYG

Limited by hip injury

Golladay (hip) was limited in practice Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Golladay was bothered by a hamstring injury throughout training camp, but he's been able to suit up for both of the Giants' contests to date, combining for seven catches (on 14 targets) for 102 yards. Now, a hip concern is impacting his practice reps. Fortunately for the fifth-year wide receiver, Golladay has two more chances to get past the issue in advance of Sunday's game versus the Falcons.

Jakeem Grant Sr.

WR | MIA

Limited to start week

Grant (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Grant is looking somewhat iffy for Week 3 due to an ankle sprain, so it's encouraging to see that he's at least able to handle limited practice reps. With quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) already ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the Dolphins will need all the help they can get at the skill positions.

Saquon Barkley

RB | NYG

Limited in practice

Barkley (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Barkley is on the injury report for a third straight week, despite handling 84 percent snap share in last Thursday's loss to Washington. He seems to be back in his three-down role, and he'll get a better matchup this weekend against the 0-2 Falcons, assuming everything checks out with his knee. The Giants did list him as questionable for their first two games, even when it was clear he'd be able to play.

Andy Dalton

QB | CHI

Ruled out for Week 3

The Bears have ruled out Dalton (knee) for Sunday's game at Cleveland, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

In the aftermath of the Bears' Week 2 win against the Bengals, Dalton was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left knee, which will result in at least one game missed. Head coach Matt Nagy has reiterated all along that Dalton will resume starting once he's healthy enough to do so, with his next chance coming Oct. 3 versus the Lions. With Dalton sidelined this weekend, though, rookie Justin Fields will get his first career start, while Nick Foles serves as the backup quarterback.

Deshaun Watson

QB | HOU

Officially ruled out

Watson (not injury related) has been officially ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Panthers.

Watson, who was inactive for Houston's first two games, is thus destined for another healthy scratch Thursday. With Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) on IR, Davis Mills will handle the team's starting QB duties in Week 3, while Jeff Driskel is in line to be promoted to the the active roster from the Texans' practice squad.

Trey Sermon

RB | SF

Likely to be limited Wednesday

Sermon (concussion) is in line to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Sermon was dinged on the helmet during his first potential carry as a pro this past Sunday -- the play was nullified by an Eagles penalty -- suffering a concussion in the process. Coach Kyle Shanahan relayed to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com on Wednesday that Sermon is "trending in a good direction," but the rookie third-rounder will don a blue non-contact jersey to begin Week 3 prep. Meanwhile, Raheem Mostert is out for the season following knee surgery, Elijah Mitchell's Week 2 injury is considered worse than a stinger, and JaMycal Hasty is expected to miss multiple weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Beyond that quartet, Trenton Cannon and Jacques Patrick are the only other RBs on the 49ers' active roster, while Kerryon Johnson and Chris Thompson are on the practice squad.

Brett Hundley

QB | IND

May bump up from practice squad

The Colts will likely elevate Hundley from the practice squad if Carson Wentz (ankle) is unable to suit up for Sunday's matchup against the Titans, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Hundley has nine career NFL starts under his belt and thus boasts more experience than 2020 fourth-round pick Jacob Eason, but it looks like he would only be bound for backup duties in the event that Wentz is ruled out for Week 3. Still, coach Frank Reich declined to officially name Hundley or Eason as the favorite for a spot start if Wentz can't go, so Indianapolis' quarterback situation will warrant monitoring in deeper fantasy formats, especially multi-QB leagues.

Jacob Eason

QB | IND

Likely next man up

Eason is the favorite to start Sunday's game against the Titans if Carson Wentz (ankles) is unable to suit up, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Head coach Frank Reich declined to confirm Wednesday whether Eason or practice squad member Brett Hundley would start if Wentz -- who is nursing sprains in both ankles -- is ultimately ruled out Week 3. Hundley (nine career starts) boasts more experience than Eason, who looked overwhelmed in emergency duty against the Rams last week. However, Bowen notes that the 2020 fourth-round pick is still the likely favorite for a spot start, if needed.

Elijah Mitchell

RB | SF

Not practicing Wednesday

Mitchell (shoulder) won't take part in practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Mitchell was forced out of the 49ers' Week 2 win at Philadelphia with a shoulder concern, but he returned when fellow rookie running back Trey Sermon suffered a concussion. In the interim, tests have revealed that Mitchell's injury is "a little worse than a stinger," but he "has a chance to go Sunday" against the Packers, coach Kyle Shanahan told David Lombardi of The Athletic. As the 49ers backfield currently stands, Raheem Mostert (knee) is on IR, JaMycal Hasty has a high-ankle sprain that's slated to sideline him for multiple games, and Sermon is progressing through the concussion protocol, seemingly making him the healthiest of the four. Trenton Cannon and Jacques Patrick are the only other RBs on the active roster, while Kerryon Johnson and Chris Thompson are candidates to be elevated from the practice squad.

Dee Eskridge

WR | SEA

No practice Wednesday

Coach Pete Carroll said Eskridge (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Carroll provided a glimmer of hope for Eskridge on Monday, telling Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic that the rookie wide receiver could put himself into a position to return Sunday, depending on how he fares in practice. But with Wednesday's absence, Eskridge hasn't practiced since sustained a concussion in the season opener. He'll have to more chances this week to do just that.

Rashaad Penny

RB | SEA

Not in line to return Sunday

Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Penny (calf) isn't expected to play Sunday at Minnesota, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Carroll included a caveat during Wednesday's media session, stating an "unexpected turn" in Penny's health could allow him to suit up this weekend. It'll be interesting to see if Penny gets on the practice field to kick off Week 3 prep, which will be revealed later Wednesday.

Josh Jacobs

RB | LV

Logs practice absence

Jacobs (toe/ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Per Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, coach Jon Gruden previously referred to Jacobs as "very questionable" for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. The running back's absence from practice Wednesday would seem to reinforce his cloudy Week 3 status. If Jacobs is sidelined once again this weekend, Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber will continue to handle the team's backfield duties versus Miami.

Derek Carr

QB | LV

Starts week with full practice

Carr (ankle) was a full practice participant Wednesday and should be ready for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Miami, on the other hand, will be turning to backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett while Tua Tagovailoa recovers from fractured ribs. The Raiders had better luck, with Carr apparently getting good news from his MRI on Monday. The team normally has a competent backup in Marcus Mariota, but he'll be on IR with a quad injury for at least two more weeks, leaving only Nathan Peterman behind Carr.

Chris Thompson

RB | SF

Joins SF's practice squad

Thompson signed with the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

At his best, Thompson was one of the better passing-down backs in the league, but he's now 30 and hasn't played more than 11 games in a season since 2016. He does have a history with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who was Washington's offensive coordinator in 2013 when Thompson played all of zero offensive snaps in four games as a rookie fifth-round pick. He'll now have a chance to work his way up the depth chart for an injury-riddled 49ers team that just lost JaMycal Hasty to a knee injury and Trey Sermon to a concussion. Raheem Mostert (knee) is already out for the year, Jeff Wilson (knee) is on the PUP list, and even Elijah Mitchell is nursing a shoulder injury.

Parris Campbell

WR | IND

At practice Wednesday

Campbell (abdomen) was present for practice Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

After being added to the Colts' Week 2 injury report this past Friday, Campbell was inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams. The wideout's presence on the field Wednesday, however, suggests that he could return to action this weekend against the Titans. Wednesday's injury report will reveal his official level of practice participation.

Noah Fant

TE | DEN

Limited to start week

Fant (ankle) as a limited practice participant Wednesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Fant has seen 14 targets on 77 percent snap share through two games, catching 10 passes for 95 yards and a TD. A limited practice should put him on track to play against the Jets on Sunday, though Denver has a promising backup tight end in Albert Okwuegbunam.

Tim Patrick

WR | DEN

Limited Wednesday

Patrick (hip) will be limited in Wednesday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Patrick will have two more opportunities to ramp up his practice level ahead of Sunday's contest against the Jets. Last weekend versus the Jaguars he managed three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown on four targets, while operating as the No. 2 wideout behind Courtland Sutton (12-159-0). With Jerry Jeudy (ankle) still on IR, the 27-year-old is primed to once again handle an increased role Week 3, though his hip injury will warrant monitoring.

Courtland Sutton

WR | DEN

Limited with hip injury

Sutton (hip) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Sutton is coming off a monster game one week after fellow Broncos wideout Jerry Jeudy suffered a high ankle sprain. The 6-foot-4 wideout caught nine of 12 targets for 159 yards last week, seeing a league-high 249 air yards in Denver's blowout of the Jaguars. While he may have gotten banged up in the process, Sutton's participation Wednesday -- even on a limited basis -- suggests he's on track to play Week 3 against the Jets.

Should be able to play

The Steelers expect Roethlisberger (pectoral) to play in Sunday's game against the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

While he's expected to play through the injury to his left pectoral, Roethlisberger likely will be limited in practice to start the week. Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (knee) also figures to be on the injury report, with his status for Week 3 in serious question.

Joey Slye

K | HOU

Another start on deck

The Texans elevated Slye from the practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Slye is set for a third straight start as Houston's top placekicker, as Ka'imi Fairbairn won't be eligible to come off IR until Week 4 at the earliest. Last weekend against Cleveland the Texans only afforded Slye one field-goal attempt, which he missed. Now, with rookie Davis Mills set to helm Houston's offense during Thursday Night Football against the Panthers, Slye could be limited in his scoring opportunities once again.

Antonio Gibson

RB | WAS

Limited by shoulder Wednesday

Gibson (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.

Through two games, Gibson ranks 18th in offensive snap share among NFL running backs at 62.9 percent, which so far has translated to 33 carries for 159 yards (4.8 YPC) and five catches (on seven targets) for 22 yards. Meanwhile, J.D. McKissic (40.3 percent) has totaled 10 touches for 101 yards from scrimmage and one TD. With a capped session under his belt to kick off Week 3 prep, Gibson doesn't seem in danger of missing time, but his status nonetheless bears watching as the week goes on.

Tee Higgins

WR | CIN

Set to miss practice Wednesday

Coach Zac Taylor relayed that Higgins (undisclosed) won't practice Wednesday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

The wideout is thus considered day-to-day as Sunday's game against the Steelers approaches. Wednesday's upcoming injury report will reveal what sort of injury Higgins is dealing with, but if he's out or limited this weekend, added targets would be freed up for Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd.

Evan Engram

TE | NYG

Another showing at practice

Engram (calf) took part in practice Wednesday, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

Since missing his second game in a row to begin the campaign last Thursday, Engram has been a participant in back-to-back sessions. On Monday, he was the second tight end in drills, while he bumped up to his typical No. 1 spot Wednesday. If the preceding is any indication, he's setting himself up for his season debut Sunday against the Falcons. But Engram likely will have to get through Week 3 prep unscathed to do so.

Tyrell Williams

WR | DET

Unlikely to play Week 3

Lions head coach Dan Campbell said Wednesday that Williams (concussion) isn't expected to suit up Sunday against the Ravens, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Williams has been sidelined since taking a helmet-to-helmet hit Week 1 that forced him into the concussion protocol. With no return to practice in sight, there's no telling when he'll get through all five phases of the protocol to set himself up to get back on the field. In Williams' place, Quintez Cephus, Kalif Raymond, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Trinity Benson are poised to serve as the Lions' top four wide receivers.

Jason Pierre-Paul

LB | TB

Doesn't practice Wednesday

Head coach Bruce Arians said that Pierre-Paul (shoulder) was held out of Wednesday's practice and is considered day-to-day, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The extent of the injury is unknown, but it's possible that Arians is just giving Pierre-Paul another day off for rest like he did last week. The 32-year-old played 59 snaps in the Week 2 win over the Falcons and registered three tackles and one pass deflection.

Could practice fully

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski expects Beckham (knee) to be full go at practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The Browns' first official Week 3 injury report will be released later Wednesday and will tell the tale whether Beckham was a full or limited participant in practice, but he's clearly trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Bears approaches. That said, Stefanski suggested that the wideout will be evaluated as the week continues before a determination is made on his status.

Andy Dalton

QB | CHI

Won't start this week

Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced Wednesday that Justin Fields will start at quarterback Sunday against the Browns with Dalton nursing a bone bruise in his left knee.

Per Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com, Nick Foles is in line to serve as the Bears' No. 2 quarterback Sunday, while Nagy reiterated that Dalton -- who will be officially ruled out by the team later in the week -- is viewed as Chicago's starter, when healthy. For now, the veteran signal-caller should be viewed as week-to-week.

Justin Fields

QB | CHI

Replacing Dalton for Week 3

Head coach Matt Nagy announced Wednesday that Fields will start Sunday's game against the Browns, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Andy Dalton (knee) is considered week-to-week and now can be ruled out for at least one game. The rookie thus gets his first NFL start, though Nagy cautioned that he plans to reinstate Dalton as the starting quarterback once he's healthy. Of course, Fields' performance can also affect the plan, especially if Dalton ends up missing multiple games.

Gabriel Davis

WR | BUF

Limited at practice Wednesday

Davis was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Davis' limited participation shouldn't be a major concern with regard to his status for Sunday's game against Washington. While nursing the same injury Week 2, Davis logged a pair of limited sessions before gaining clearance for the Bills' victory over the Dolphins. However, the 22-year-old played only 21 offensive snaps and didn't draw a target after registering 43 snaps and five targets Week 1. It's still worth monitoring his status throughout the week, but he will likely be active once Sunday arrives.

Carson Wentz

QB | IND

Iffy for Week 3

Wentz (ankles) won't practice Wednesday, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.

The quarterback noted Wednesday that both of his ankles are still sore, with the right one being of greater concern. Though there's hope that Wentz's injured ankles could respond well to treatment in the next few days, head coach Frank Reich suggested that the team has to prepare as though the veteran quarterback won't be available this weekend, per Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis. As long as Wentz is sidelined, Jacob Eason will handle added practice reps, while Brett Hundley is a candidate to be elevated from the Colts' practice squad.

Jamison Crowder

WR | NYJ

Could return in Week 3

Head coach Robert Saleh said Wednesday that the Jets are hoping to work Crowder (groin) back into the mix for their Week 3 game in Denver, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Crowder ended up being a surprise scratch for Sunday's loss to the Patriots after his groin injury flared up Friday. Saleh didn't confirm that Crowder will be able to practice Wednesday, but even a limited showing to begin the week would be a step in the right direction with regard to his potential availability for this weekend's game.

Lands on IR

The Jaguars placed O'Shaughnessy (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday.

With a high-ankle sprain set to sideline O'Shaughnessy for at least three games, added tight-end snaps are on tap for Chris Manhertz, Luke Farrell and perhaps Jacob Hollister. None of the trio profiles as a reliable fantasy lineup option until or unless one of them develops a clear rapport with rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

Antonio Brown

WR | TB

Lands on COVID list

The Buccaneers placed Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, and he'll now need to test negative for the virus 24 hours apart to be eligible for Sunday's game at Los Angeles, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Greg Auman of The Athletic suggests Brown is likely to miss Sunday's highly anticipated matchup between the Buccaneers and Rams. It's not official yet, but the mid-week timing of his entry into the COVID-19 protocol presents a challenge, as Brown was added to the list with about 100 hours to go before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. If Brown can't play, Scotty Miller likely will fill in as the No. 3 receiver, with Tyler Johnson and tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate also candidates to pick up some extra snaps off the bench. Brown caught five of seven targets for 121 yards and a touchdown in the season-opening win over Dallas, but in Week 2, he managed just one reception for 17 yards on three targets against the Falcons.

Russell Gage

WR | ATL

Dealing with ankle issue

Head coach Arthur Smith noted Wednesday that Gage (ankle) would be very limited at practice this week, Matt Urben of the USA Today reports.

At this stage, Gage looks iffy for Sunday's game against the Giants. If Gage ends up sitting out this weekend, more snaps and targets would be available for Olamide Zaccheaus, Christian Blake and Tajae Sharpe.

Dalvin Cook

RB | MIN

Should practice this week

Cook (ankle) will get some work in during Wednesday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Cook looks like he'll be a limited participant after playing through an ankle sprain in the Week 2 loss to Arizona. He finished with 148 total yards on a 77 percent snap share, but only 35 of those yards came in the second half. Per Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer suggested Wednesday that the team won't ease up on Cook's workload, assuming the running back is able to play Sunday against Seattle. If there's a setback, Alexander Mattison is next in line for the starting job and lead role.

Jacoby Brissett

QB | MIA

Filling in as Week 3 starter

Brissett will start under center in Sunday's game against the Raiders, replacing an injured Tua Tagovailoa (ribs), Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Tagovailoa was ruled out Wednesday and is considered week-to-week after being diagnosed with fractured ribs. Brissett replaced the second-year pro at the start of Miami's third drive in Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills, ultimately completing 24 of 40 passes for only 169 yards, while taking four sacks and tossing an interception. Brissett should look a bit better with more practice reps this week, and the ice-cold Miami offense could get a boost from Will Fuller's expected season debut.

Tua Tagovailoa

QB | MIA

Sidelined by fractured ribs

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores confirmed Wednesday that Tagovailoa is dealing with fractured ribs and will be out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

As a result, Jacoby Brissett is slated to start at quarterback this weekend, at a minimum, while Reid Sinnett is in line to be promoted to Miami's active roster from the team's practice squad. Beyond Week 3, Tagovailoa should be considered week-to-week, making it far from a safe bet that he'll be able to play in the Dolphins' Oct. 3 contest against the Colts.

Hints at Week 3 return

Beckham (knee) suggested in a couple recent social media posts that he will make his season debut Sunday against the Bears, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

In a Twitter reply to fellow wideout Jarvis Landry (knee), Beckham suggested he would help the Browns hold down the fort while Landry is on injured reserve. Beckham also posted a video on his YouTube channel with an accompanying caption that read, "Back like I never left." With Landry slated to miss at least three weeks, having Beckham back on board would help a wideout unit that had issues in last week's win over the Texans.

C.J. Uzomah

TE | CIN

Quiet in loss

Uzomah secured both of his targets for four yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bears.

Uzomah played on 73 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps in Week 2, however, the tight end has not been a big part of the game plan so far this season. The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder is operating as the team's No. 1 tight end, as his teammate Drew Sample only played on 38 precent of Cincinnati's offensive snaps in the contest without being targeted. Uzomah will likely be hard to trust in fantasy lineups this season with a crowded group of pass catchers on the field for the Bengals including Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and Ja'Marr Chase. Consistent usage in the passing game will likely be hard to come by for the 28-year-old. Nontheless, Uzomah will look to get more involved in Week 3 when the Bengals visit the Steelers.

Chris Evans

RB | CIN

Catches one pass in loss

Evans caught his only target for 14 yards and failed to record a single rushing attempt in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bears.

Evans played on only two of Cincinnati's 55 offensive snaps in the contest. The rookie running back is third on the depth chart and has been an afterthought in the offensive game plan through two weeks. With starter Joe Mixon running effectively so far this season, Evans will be hard pressed to find many opportunities for production this season. The 23-year-old would need an injury to either Mixon or No. 2 running back Samaje Perine to come close to the fantasy radar.

Samaje Perine

RB | CIN

Plays three offensive snaps

Perine failed to secure his one target and did not record a single rushing attempt in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bears.

Perine was a non-factor in Bengals offensive attack, playing only three snaps on offense. Joe Mixon, on the other hand, continues to be the focal point in the running game while playing on 46 offensive snaps in the contest. With such little usage, Perine remains far off the fantasy radar. The 26-year-old would need an injury to Mixon to create a possible path to fantasy relevance.

Van Jefferson

WR | LAR

Quiet in win

Jefferson secured one of three targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Colts.

After a solid fantasy performance in Week 1, Jefferson came crashing back down to earth with an uninspiring stat line. The 25-year-old wide receiver finished fourth in the pecking order of targets for the second week in a row, but his offensive snap percentage jumped from 69 percent to in Week 1 to 92 percent in Week 2. In what projects to be a high-powered offense going forward, Jefferson will likely have some strong performances for fantasy purposes if he continues to stay on the field. The problem is predicting when those breakout performances may happen. The wideout should remain off the fantasy radar outside of the deepest of leagues, especially in a tough matchup against the Buccaneers in Week 3.

Jake Funk

RB | LAR

Plays three snaps in win

Funk logged three snaps on offense during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Colts.

Funk failed to see any rushing attempts or targets in the contest. The rookie running back has not been a part of the Rams' offensive game plan through two weeks, as he is seeing most of his playing time on special teams. Funk's teammates Darrell Henderson and Sony Michel have been carrying the load so far this season as proven veterans. Henderson suffered a rib injury in Week 2, but the Rams are optimistic about his ability to practice this week. Though Michel would be the biggest beneficiary if Henderson has to miss time, it is plausible to think that Funk would see an increase in his share of snaps in if Henderson misses Week 3. Nontheless, the 23-year-old would be tough to trust in fantasy lineups without more clarity on the Rams' backfield situation.

Baker Mayfield

QB | CLE

MRI comes back negative

Mayfield (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Monday, the results of which indicated no structural damage, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Both Mayfield and head coach Kevin Stefanski downplayed the injury while acknowledging the blow Mayfield took had an impact. He's been diagnosed with an MCL sprain to his left, non-throwing shoulder. It would not be surprising to see Mayfield limited during practice sessions this week in preparation for Week 3's home game against the 0-2 Bears.

Bradley Chubb

LB | DEN

Will undergo ankle procedure

Chubb will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his ankle Wednesday.

Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay will conduct the surgery to remove a bone spur from Chubb's foot. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the recovery timeline for this type of injury is typically 6-to-8 weeks, meaning Chubb will likely land on injured reserve. Chubb has played just 17 snaps this season. Malik Reed is expected to step in as the starting outside linebacker while Chubb is out.

Tyler Higbee

TE | LAR

Just one catch

Higbee caught his lone target for eight yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Colts.

Higbee got shut down while Rams WR Cooper Kupp stole the show with a 9-163-2 line. QB Matthew Stafford has certainly elevated this offense, so Higbee has weekly upside as he showed in Week 1 with five receptions for 58 yards. The Rams will go back home for a Week 3 matchup against the Buccaneers, who have given up 16 for 144 and no touchdowns to tight ends through two games.

Danny Amendola

WR | HOU

Could face multi-week absence

Amendola didn't practice Tuesday and could miss 2-to-3 weeks due to the thigh injury he suffered in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Browns, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Houston already placed another wideout Nico Collins (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, and Amendola could soon join him if the Texans get the sense that the veteran slot man is trending toward the longer end of that estimated recovery timeline. The Texans have yet to provide many specifics about Amendola's injury or confirm the reported timeline, though head coach David Culley admitted Tuesday that the 35-year-old receiver likely won't play Thursday against the Panthers. Culley said that Anthony Miller would be active for the first time this season Thursday, and Miller will likely replace Amendola as Houston's primary option out of the slot.

Nico Collins

WR | HOU

Heads to IR

The Texans placed Collins (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday.

The roster move ensures that Collins won't be available to play for the Texans until their Week 6 matchup with the Colts on Oct. 17. Though the details regarding Collins' shoulder injury remain vague, prior reports suggested that he'll be in store for a 3-to-4-week recovery timeline. Houston added tight end Antony Auclair from the practice squad to take Collins' spot on the 53-man roster.

Tyrod Taylor

QB | HOU

Moved to IR

The Texans placed Taylor (hamstring) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Head coach David Culley already ruled Taylor out two days in advance of Thursday's game against the Panthers after the quarterback strained his left hamstring in Sunday's loss to the Browns, but the 32-year-old signal-caller's move to IR means he'll be sidelined through at least Week 5. Rookie third-round pick Davis Mills is the next man up on the depth chart, and if healthy, he'll presumably start at least the Texans' next three games while the organization remains content to keep Deshaun Watson inactive.

Amari Rodgers

WR | GB

No offensive snaps Week 2

Rodgers did not play a snap on offense in Monday's 35-17 victory over the Lions. He did return a punt for two yards.

Rodgers played a few snaps and caught a pass in the Packers' Week 1 loss, but he only handled the punt-return duties in Week 2. With at least four veteran receivers ahead of him on the depth chart, Rodgers could remain limited to special teams for the time being.

Matt Breida

RB | BUF

Reverts to No. 3 running back

Breida only saw two offensive snaps and did not record a carry in Sunday's win at Miami.

Zack Moss was back in the mix after being a healthy scratch in Week 1. While Moss fumbled the ball once, he also scored two touchdowns and certainly looked better than Breida did with his Week 1 carries. Barring injury to Moss or starter Devin Singletary, Breida can safely be ignored again in most formats until further notice.

Carson Wentz

QB | IND

Plans to test ankle Wednesday

Wentz, who is recovering from sprains to both ankles, plans to either take part in practice or work out on the side Wednesday as a test of his health, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The workout should provide an early gauge of whether Wentz is trending toward playing or sitting out the Colts' Week 3 matchup Sunday in Tennessee. According to Garofolo, Wentz was donning a walking boot -- it's unclear on which foot -- as of Monday, but he'll ditch the protection at least temporarily Wednesday during the workout. If Wentz can't go this weekend, the Colts would likely turn the offense over to second-year signal-caller Jacob Eason, who threw an interception among his five pass attempts on Indianapolis' final drive in relief of the injured starter in last weekend's 27-24 loss to the Rams.

Andy Dalton

QB | CHI

Appears likely to sit Week 3

Dalton (knee) is considered week-to-week and appears unlikely to start Sunday's game against the Browns, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Though the Bears haven't officially ruled Dalton out for Week 3 and head coach Matt Nagy said Monday that the veteran would remain the team's top quarterback when healthy, rookie first-round pick Justin Fields looks to be trending toward the starting nod Sunday. An MRI has cleared Dalton of any structural damage to the left knee he injured in the Week 2 win over the Bengals, but he's still tending to a painful bone bruise that could make a full recovery on a seven-day turnaround difficult. Given that Dalton joined the Bears on a one-year deal this offseason with the plan of having him serve as a bridge option to Fields, it's possible that Dalton loses hold of the starting job for good if the youngster acquits himself well against a tough Cleveland squad.

Blake Jarwin

TE | DAL

Three catches against Bolts

Jarwin caught three of four targets for 37 yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

It wasn't much, but Jarwin still produced better numbers than Dalton Schultz. It will likely take an injury to one of them to make the other a viable fantasy option on a weekly basis.

Dalton Schultz

TE | DAL

Quiet in Week 2 win

Schultz caught both his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

Blake Jarwin caught one more pass than Schultz and gained more real estate with his grabs, but neither tight end was particularly productive. It will likely take an injury to one of them to make the other a viable fantasy option on a weekly basis.

Cedrick Wilson

WR | DAL

Two catches Sunday

Wilson caught both his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

He also gained five yards on his only carry. Wilson filled in as the No. 3 receiver for the Cowboys in the absence of Michael Gallup (calf) but didn't see much volume on a day when the team focused on getting its ground attack going. There could be more productive days ahead for Wilson, however, especially if Amari Cooper (ribs) is sidelined or limited in Week 3 against the Eagles.

Justin Fields

QB | CHI

Trending toward Week 3 start

Fields appears in line to make his first NFL start Sunday in Cleveland with No. 1 quarterback Andy Dalton considered week-to-week with a knee injury, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The rookie first-round pick came on in relief of an injured Dalton in the Bears' 20-17 win over the Bengals this past weekend, taking 41 snaps in total and completing six of 13 pass attempts for 60 yards and an interception while rushing 10 times for 31 yards and fumbling once. Though he didn't have an especially productive showing in extended action after he scored on a run in the season-opening loss to the Rams, Fields could quickly emerge as a startable fantasy option thanks to his game-breaking rushing ability. For what it's worth, head coach Matt Nagy said Monday that Dalton -- when healthy -- remains the Bears' starting quarterback, but that could change if Fields delivers an impressive outing in place of the veteran.

Devonta Freeman

RB | BAL

Big gain in Baltimore debut

Freeman had two carries for 31 yards Sunday against the Chiefs.

The highlight of Freeman's Baltimore debut came on a 31-yard rush where he broke free in the open field for a big gain. Freeman had one other carry on the night -- a two-yard loss -- while Baltimore leaned on Lamar Jackson, Ty'Son Williams and Latavius Murray in the backfield. Freeman could become more involved as he gets acclimated to the offense, but he will be running at the third spot on the depth chart for the time being.

Jace Sternberger

TE | SEA

Time in Green Bay comes to an end

The Packers will waive Sternberger (suspension) on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Sternberger opened the 2021 season with a two-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and rather than now add him back to the active roster, the Packers are opting to send the 2019 third-round pick to waivers. Across 18 career games in Green Bay the tight end only racked up 12 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown, and Robert Tonyan is entrenched as the team's top option at the position. In all, a fresh start could be the best scenario for Sternberger's developmental prospects.

Demetric Felton

RB | CLE

Role likely to increase sans Landry

Felton is expected to take on added reps as a slot receiver for the Browns' next three games after Jarvis Landry (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We are excited about Demetric," head coach Kevin Stefanski said. "He has worked really hard throughout the spring and summer. As you guys have seen, he has been in the running back room and in the wide receiver room."

After playing exclusively on special teams in the Week 1 loss to the Chiefs, Felton provided a spark for the Browns on only three offensive snaps in the Week 2 win over the Texans. The rookie sixth-round pick out of UCLA was targeted twice during his limited time on the field, hauling in both looks for 51 yards, most of which came after the catch. Though Felton is listed on the Browns' unofficial depth chart as a running back, he has plenty of experience playing out of the slot from his college days at UCLA, making him well suited for reps at receiver. Along with Felton, Odell Beckham (knee) -- who could make his season debut Sunday -- and fellow wideouts Donovan Peoples-Jones, Rashard Higgins and Anthony Schwartz should absorb some of Landry's vacated target volume, while Stefanski could also make more use of two-tight end sets.

Jarvis Landry

WR | CLE

Moved to IR

The Browns placed Landry (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Landry will thus be required to miss a minimum of three games due to his MCL sprain, for which coach Kevin Stefanski labeled him week-to-week. That makes Cleveland's matchup against the Cardinals on Oct. 17 the earliest possible return date for Landry. In the meantime, all eyes will be on whether Odell Beckham (knee) is cleared to make his season debut versus Chicago on Sunday. If Beckham can't go, then Baker Mayfield will be forced to operate with Donovan Peoples-Jones, Anthony Schwartz and Rashard Higgins as his starting wide receivers Week 3.

Amari Cooper

WR | DAL

Status murky for Week 3

Cowboys president Jerry Jones expressed uncertainty about Cooper's (rib) availability for Monday's game against the Eagles, but he's "hopeful" the star wideout will be ready to play in the Week 3 matchup, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. "I don't know today. I'm hopeful those ribs can get comfortable enough for him to play by the weekend, but I don't know," Jones said Tuesday during his radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan Dallas.

Cooper came away from this past weekend's 20-17 win over the Chargers with a bruised rib, though the injury didn't prevent him from playing all but two of the Cowboys' 60 offensive snaps. According to Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News, head coach Mike McCarthy said Cooper's injury originated from the Cowboys' season-opening loss to the Buccaneers, so the wideout's status for Week 3 may ultimately come down to a matter of pain tolerance. Even if Cooper suits up for the Cowboys' first divisional game, he'll likely have his practice reps managed to some extent Thursday through Saturday.

Diontae Johnson

WR | PIT

Showing improvement

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Johnson's knee injury is "looking better, not to be confused with great," Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Though Johnson appears to have averted a major injury in Sunday's loss to the Raiders, his availability for this weekend's game against the Bengals remains very much up in the air. Before assessing Johnson's status for Week 3, the Steelers will see what kind of activity quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's top target is able to do in practices Wednesday through Friday. If Johnson is forced out of action against Cincinnati, James Washington would likely be the top candidate to claim the available reps alongside JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool in three-receiver formations.

Trinity Benson

WR | DET

Playing time decreases

Benson caught one of three targets for 24 yards during Monday's 35-17 loss to Detroit.

Despite Tyrell Williams (concussion) watching from the sidelines, Benson logged less snaps than he did in Week 1 as Quintez Cephus stole the show amongst Lions wide receivers. However, Benson had a chance to salvage his day with a touchdown on the last drive only for a Packers cornerback to get his hands on the ball at the last second. If Williams remains sidelined in Week 3, Benson could get another realistic chance to produce in a home matchup against Baltimore.

Nursing pectoral injury

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger is tending to a left pectoral injury that will affect the quarterback's preparation for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports. "We'd better be ready to be adjustable," Tomlin said of Roethlisberger's injury situation.

Roethlisberger presumably sustained the injury during one of the 10 hits -- including two sacks -- he took in the Steelers' Week 2 home loss to the Raiders. Based on how Tomlin talked about Roethlisberger's injury, the Steelers still anticipate that the veteran quarterback will be ready to play Sunday, though his practice reps will likely be affected while he manages the sore pec. Through Pittsburgh's first two games, Roethlisberger has completed 62.5 percent of his throws for 6.7 yards per attempt and a 2:1 TD:INT.

Nico Collins

WR | HOU

Ruled out for Week 3

Texans head coach David Culley confirmed Tuesday that Collins (shoulder) won't play Thursday against the Panthers, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Houston hasn't offered up many details on the shoulder injury Collins suffered in the Week 2 loss to the Browns, but Culley said Monday that the rookie's medical concern is "pretty significant," per Kubena. Meanwhile, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Collins is likely facing a 3-to-4-week recovery timeline from the injury, making the 22-year-old a candidate for injured reserve. Culley indicated that Jordan Veasy and/or Chris Moore could be elevated from the practice squad ahead of Thursday's game to give the Texans another perimeter receiver. Through his first two NFL contests, Collins hauled in two of four targets for 39 yards across 45 offensive snaps.

Anthony Miller

WR | HOU

Will make team debut Thursday

Texans head coach David Culley said Miller will be active for Thursday's game against the Panthers, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Miller was inactive for the Texans' first two games of the season in coach's decision, but a dislocated shoulder suffered in Houston's preseason opener may have factored into him being scratched to some degree. Regardless, Miller is apparently healthy now, and he'll have the opportunity to stake his claim to a regular lineup spot with Houston with rookie wideout Nico Collins (shoulder) already ruled out for Week 3 and veteran slot man Danny Amendola (hamstring) considered unlikely to play. Miller is the top candidate to replace Amendola in the slot, and if Miller can quickly demonstrate a rapport with rookie signal-caller Davis Mills, he could remain ahead of Amendola in the pecking order heading into Week 4.

Kalif Raymond

WR | DET

Little production in starting role

Raymond caught two of two targets for 18 yards during Monday's 35-17 loss to the Packers.

Raymond was expected to serve as the No. 1 receiver with Tyrell Williams (concussion) sidelined, but he popped up on the injury report late in the week with a thigh injury. While Raymond was in the starting lineup despite being listed as questionable to play, he ultimately finished a distant second in snaps behind Quintez Cephus, who led Lions wideouts in nearly all receiving categories. It's not clear how long Williams could remain sidelined, but Raymond would figure to log a majority of the snaps if Williams can't suit up for Detroit's Week 3 matchup with Baltimore.

Catches three passes

St. Brown caught three of five targets for 18 yards during Monday's 35-17 loss to Green Bay.

With Tyrell Williams (concussion) sidelined and Kalif Raymond banged up after injuring his thigh in practice, it was Quintez Cephus and not St. Brown who led Lions wideouts in snaps, targets, receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. Tight end T.J. Hockenson and running back D'Andre Swift served as the other biggest producers in the passing game while St. Brown was only a complementary piece. Until the rookie starts becoming more involved in the passing game, St. Brown will be hard to trust in any fantasy format.

Danny Amendola

WR | HOU

Expected to sit out Week 3

Texans head coach David Culley acknowledged Tuesday that Amendola (thigh) likely won't be available for Thursday's game against the Panthers, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Meanwhile, Culley said that Anthony Miller -- who has been inactive for the Texans' first two games in coach's decisions while returning from a dislocated shoulder suffered in the preseason -- will be active Week 3, likely stepping into Amendola's role as Houston's top slot receiver. Before exiting Sunday's loss to the Browns with a thigh injury, Amendola had produced six receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown on six targets across his 28 offensive snaps through Houston's first two contests. The veteran receiver wasn't able to practice Monday due to the injury, and barring a major step forward in his activity for the next two days, he'll be included among the Texans' inactives Thursday.

Tyrod Taylor

QB | HOU

Officially out for Week 3

Taylor (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Carolina, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

The announcement from coach David Culley comes as little surprise after Taylor sustained what's believed to be a Grade 2 left hamstring strain in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Browns, per Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston. The injury typically carries a four-week recovery timeline, so Taylor could be a candidate to move to injured reserve, which would entail an absence of at least three weeks. Third-round selection Davis Mills will step in at quarterback for his first NFL start Thursday, while the Texans plan to elevate Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to serve as the rookie's understudy.

Davis Mills

QB | HOU

Confirmed as Week 3 starter

Mills will start at quarterback Thursday against the Panthers, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Tyrod Taylor is on track to sit out Thursday and likely additional contests after going down with a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to the Browns. That leaves Mills, a rookie third-round pick, in line for a multi-game run atop the depth chart. Mills' initial work in relief of Taylor wasn't promising; he completed eight of 18 attempts for 102 yards, one touchdown and one interception while fumbling once on 33 snaps against Cleveland. For as long as the Texans can keep things close with the heavily favored Panthers, look for them to favor a run-heavy game plan, but a negative game script could lead to some high passing volume for Mills. Houston is expected to elevate Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to back up Mills, as coach David Culley has already indicated that Deshaun Watson won't be active Week 3 in spite of Taylor's absence.

Kylin Hill

RB | GB

Makes impact on special teams

Hill had two carries for eight yards in Monday's 35-17 victory over the Lions. He also returned two kicks for 60 yards in the contest.

For the second week in a row Hill did not get a carry until the game was out of hand, but he did make an impact on special teams Monday, taking back a kick 41 yards in the second quarter that helped set up a Packers touchdown. With fellow ball carriers Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon healthy, expect Hill to continue working in the same role for the time being.

Randall Cobb

WR | GB

Comes up with three catches

Cobb was targeted three times and caught three passes for 26 yards in Monday's 35-17 victory over the Lions.

Cobb did not do much for fantasy GMs Monday night, but he was at least more involved after catching one pass in Week 1, and that from backup Jordan Love. Cobb has a history with starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but he has not had many chances to make an impact early on, playing fewer than 25 percent of the offensive snaps through two games.

Jacques Patrick

RB | SF

Signs on with Niners

Patrick will be signed by the 49ers on Tuesday off the Bengals' practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The 24-year-old is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Packers, more than two years after completing his collegiate career at Oklahoma. Patrick, a former XFL standout, will provide a healthy option in a 49ers backfield that currently has Raheem Mostert (knee) on injured reserve, Jeff Wilson (knee) on the PUP list and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) already ruled out for Week 3. Additionally, Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) and Trey Sermon (concussion) are uncertain for Sunday, potentially paving the way for Patrick and Trenton Cannon to have sizable roles. If both Mitchell and Sermon end up being ruled out, the 6-foot-2, 228-pound Patrick could operate as the 49ers' lead option on the ground, while the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Cannon would be better suited for change-of-pace work. Patrick tallied 156 rushing yards and a touchdown on 31 attempts (5.0 per carry) during the preseason with Cincinnati.

AJ Dillon

RB | GB

Plays complementary role Monday

Dillon had five carries for 18 yards and one reception for eight yards in Monday's 35-17 victory over the Lions.

Dillon got the ball on just under a third of the 19 plays he was in the game for, but it was the Aaron Jones show in the backfield Monday night, and Dillon played only a complementary role. Dillon has not yet come close to matching the snaps and touches former backup running back Jamaal Williams put up the past two seasons, but his opportunities could still increase at some point to help keep Jones fresh.

Allen Lazard

WR | GB

Not targeted Monday night

Lazard was not targeted in Monday's 35-17 victory over the Lions.

Lazard was on the field for 42 of a possible 65 plays Monday, which was one fewer than Marquez Valdes-Scantling and 30 more than Randall Cobb. However, he did not garner even one pass in his direction from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Based on snaps played Lazard is pretty clearly a top-three option among Packers wideouts, but with just two receptions and 16 yards through two weeks, he's going to be tough to trust in fantasy lineups in Week 3.

Mark Ingram II

RB | HOU

Rookie QB could impact production

Ingram could face a Panthers defense geared to stop the run Week 3 after the Browns stacked the box with eight or more defenders 57.1 percent of the time against rookie quarterback Davis Mills, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

The Browns invited Mills to throw, and he completed just eight of 18 passes for 102 yards in the Week 2 loss. When Mills was on the field, Houston's ground game came to a halt, with the team gaining just 27 yards on 14 carries. As the NFL can be a copycat league, expect Ingram and fellow backs Phillip Lindsay, David Johnson and Rex Burkhead to get little room to operate against Carolina.

Catches four passes

Okwuegbunam secured all four of his targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 23-13 win over the Jaguars.

Through two weeks, Okwuegbunam's involvement in the Denver offense has remained consistent. The 23-year-old played 56 percent of offensive snaps in Week 1 and 54 percent in Week 2. It appears the Broncos' coaching staff is staying true to their desire to get the 6-foot-5, 258-pounder more involved in his second year. Even so, Okwuegbunam is hard to trust in fantasy lineups as he will likely be dependent on touchdowns to provide any sort of value. The tight end's best path to production would come if starter Noah Fant ever has to miss time with an injury. Okwuegbunam and the Broncos get a soft matchup against the Jets in Week 3.

Hunter Renfrow

WR | LV

Targeted seven times Sunday

Renfrow caught five of seven targets for 57 yards Sunday in the Raiders' 26-17 win over the Steelers. He also returned two punts for 26 yards.

Renfrow has yet to find the end zone this season, but he's recorded 11 receptions for 127 yards on 16 targets through two weeks despite logging less than 30 offensive snaps in Pittsburgh on Sunday. The slot receiver is pacing the Raiders' WR corps in targets, and quarterback Derek Carr could be forced to rely on Renfrow even more often against the Dolphins in Week 3 as cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Byron Jones attempt to blanket Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards on the outside.

Bryan Edwards

WR | LV

Plays 74 percent of offensive snaps

Edwards caught three passes on as many targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 26-17 win over the Steelers.

Edwards, who fell less than a yard shy of scoring in overtime during the Raiders' season opener, also had a touchdown grab negated by a holding penalty in Pittsburgh. The second-year wide receiver led his position group in snaps (74 percent), but he ultimately finished just fifth on the team in receiving with four other pass catchers recording five receptions apiece, as quarterback Derek Carr took advantage of an injury-riddled Steelers defense. A tougher test likely awaits in Week 3 as Miami's secondary features cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Byron Jones.

Greg Ward

WR | PHI

Still no targets in loss

Ward was not targeted in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

On the bright side, Ward played 21 snaps on offense, up five from last week. But he still hasn't recorded a stat through two games. It looks like it will take an injury to one of the Eagles' starting three receivers for him to become relevant in the offense again.

Boston Scott

RB | PHI

Uninvolved in offense again

Scott saw no snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Scott has yet to play an offensive snap this season as Kenneth Gainwell has assumed all of the backup work behind Miles Sanders. The 2018 sixth-round pick has played exclusively on special teams to this point.

Emmanuel Sanders

WR | BUF

Second in targets

Sanders hauled in two of six targets for 48 yards in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

The production is pretty empty and the misfires show the veteran is still getting his rhythm down with quarterback Josh Allen, but brighter days are certainly ahead for the Sanders in this high-powered offense. While he has a modest 100 yards and has yet to see the end zone through two games, he's also seen 14 targets already. Sanders' 50 snaps Sunday were second on the team behind Stefon Diggs.

KJ Hamler

WR | DEN

Logs one catch

Hamler caught one of three targets for five yards in Sunday's 23-13 win over the Jaguars.

Hamler's disappointing performance Sunday does not reflect a lack of involvement in the team's offense. In fact, the speedy wideout played on 71 percent of the Broncos' snaps in Week 2, which was way up from 36 percent in the season opener. Hamler's increase in playing time was certainly expected with fellow receiver Jerry Jeudy being placed on injured reserve after suffering a high ankle sprain. The 2020 second-round pick was touted throughout training camp as being a versatile weapon for Denver's offense, but that just hasn't translated on Sundays yet. Although he is hard to trust from a fantasy standpoint, Hamler will look to get going in another favorable matchup when the Broncos host the Jets in Week 3.

Tim Patrick

WR | DEN

Hits pay dirt in win

Patrick secured three of four targets for 37 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 23-13 win over the Jaguars.

With fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy placed on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain, Patrick stepped in and played on 74 percent of Denver's offensive snaps in Week 2. The receiver's score was his second of the season, and it's clear that Teddy Bridgewater is building a strong chemistry with the veteran. Going forward, it is plausible to think that Patrick can continue to be an important part of the Broncos' passing attack, in turn making him an intriguing option in fantasy lineups while Jeudy misses time. The 27-year-old has the chance to build off this early season momentum when the Broncos host the struggling Jets in Week 3.

Goose egg in Week 2

Valdes-Scantling was targeted four times but did not make a catch in Monday night's 35-17 win over the Lions.

Valdes-Scantling had a frustrating outing, but not really by any fault of his own. His first target was a broken up pass along the sideline, then quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed him with a would-be one-yard touchdown later on. Valdes-Scantling subsequently was overthrown by Rodgers on two attempted deep shots in the second half when he had a step on his man, overall making for a goose egg from the wideout even though he got open for some decent opportunities. He and Rodgers will hope to get their timing down ahead of Week 3's matchup versus the 49ers.

Quintez Cephus

WR | DET

Scores in second straight

Cephus caught four of seven targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 35-17 loss to the Packers.

Cephus started the evening with an impressive 46-yard gain on third down to extend Detroit's opening drive, which he actually capped with a wide-open, five-yard touchdown thanks to a defensive miscommunication later on. Although he only had a couple grabs afterward, Cephus trailed just tight end T.J. Hockenson in each major receiving category for the Lions, scoring in consecutive games to begin the season to boot. Whether teammate Tyrell Williams (concussion) returns for Week 3's matchup versus the Ravens or not, Cephus has good traction through his first couple games with new quarterback Jared Goff.

Jamaal Williams

RB | DET

Quiet against former team

Williams rushed seven times for 25 yards and caught all three of his targets for 12 yards in Monday night's 35-17 loss to the Packers.

Williams struggled to get much going against his former team. He split snaps with D'Andre Swift in the first half, then was hurt by Detroit committing two quick turnovers in the second. Overall, his production trailed that of Swift, who managed 78 yards on 12 total touches. While both players will aim to improve their outputs in Week 3, another tough matchup awaits, as the Ravens travel to face the Lions.

Jared Goff

QB | DET

Tale of two halves

Goff completed 26 of 36 passes for 246 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 35-17 loss to the Packers. He also rushed four times for 46 yards but lost a fumble.

Goff took advantage of a vanilla Packers defense in the first half, starting eight-for-eight and throwing a couple of touchdowns, including a perfectly placed ball to T.J. Hockenson in the back of the end zone. The signal-caller's play had Detroit leading at half, but amid pouring rain Goff fumbled a snap deep in his own territory during the third quarter and threw an interception while playing catch-up later on. Although he salvaged some production with a team-leading output in the running game -- mostly thanks to an uncharacteristic 26-yard scamper in the fourth quarter -- Goff will aim to be more consistent in Week 3, but a matchup against the Ravens could make matters difficult.

T.J. Hockenson

TE | DET

Another touchdown Monday

Hockenson caught eight of nine targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 35-17 loss to the Packers.

Hockenson led the Lions in all major receiving categories, with his night highlighted by an eight-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone during the second quarter. The third-year pro has now scored in consecutive games to begin this season, catching eight passes in both outings as well. Amid Detroit's underwhelming receiving corps, Hockenson's consistency and volume in the passing game makes him a rather valuable commodity at tight end. He'll look to keep his strong form going in Week 3 versus the Ravens.

Robert Tonyan

TE | GB

Scores in Monday's win

Tonyan caught all three of his targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 35-17 win over the Lions.

Tonyan started his performance with a 19-yard gain from a screen pass. He later gave the Packers the lead as the beneficiary of a 22-yard laser from Aaron Rodgers, scoring a touchdown down the seam. With a couple forced coverage penalties and another screen-pass gain afterward, Tonyan turned in a display reminiscent of his breakout 2020 campaign, giving him good momentum ahead of Week 3's trip to San Francisco.

D'Andre Swift

RB | DET

Salvages production late

Swift rushed eight times for 37 yards and caught four of five targets for 41 yards in Monday night's 35-17 loss to the Packers.

Swift rotated snaps with Jamaal Williams in the first half, but then both tailbacks suffered from Detroit not having many offensive plays in the second. Fortunately, though, Swift was able to salvage some value in garbage time, hauling in three passes on the Lions' last drive. Given his promising dual-threat skill set, Swift could benefit from similar situations throughout the campaign, as was the case in Week 1 and could arise once again in a tough matchup versus the Ravens in Week 3.

Davante Adams

WR | GB

Tops 100 yards in win

Adams caught eight of nine targets for 121 yards in Monday night's 35-17 win over the Lions.

Adams was limited to underneath work in the first half but got his night going with a 50-yard bomb from Aaron Rodgers to begin the third quarter. Rodgers' trusty top target then saved his quarterback by breaking up a would-be interception on their next drive -- his only unsuccessful target -- before hauling in a 22-yard pass shortly after. As arguably the league's best wideout, Adams bounced back from a relatively quiet Week 1 with a more familiar performance Monday. He'll now hope to find the end zone for the first time this season when facing the 49ers in Week 3.

Aaron Rodgers

QB | GB

Rebounds with four-touchdown victory

Rodgers completed 22 of 27 passes for 255 yards and four touchdowns in Monday night's 35-17 win over the Lions.

Rodgers bounced back from a poor Week 1 performance to throw nearly as many touchdowns as incompletions. The reigning MVP's volume was limited in the first half as Aaron Jones was established as Green Bay's centerpiece, yet Rodgers still found his tailback with a couple short scores early on. Rodgers then dazzled with a pair of throws to begin the third quarter, dropping a beautiful, 50-yard dime to Davante Adams before delivering a 22-yard strike down the seam for a Robert Tonyan touchdown. With another red-zone scoring pass to Jones later, Rodgers capped a highly efficient night, sending him into Week 3's matchup against the 49ers on a positive note.

Aaron Jones

RB | GB

Sensational four-touchdown performance

Jones rushed 17 times for 67 yards and a touchdown, and caught all six of his targets for 48 yards and three more scores in Monday night's 35-17 win over the Lions.

Jones turned in the second four-touchdown display of his career by getting a hat trick through the air before adding a one-yard plunge in the fourth quarter. After the game plan went away from him in an ugly Week 1 showing, the Packers' offense found success with Jones as the focal point from the get-go Monday. The tailback scored in a variety of ways -- all from inside the 15-yard line -- and racked up 115 scrimmage yards in the process. As one of the league's most dynamic playmakers, Jones will hope to build on his momentum in Week 3, but a tough matchup at the 49ers awaits.

Cole Beasley

WR | BUF

Modest production in win

Beasley caught all four of his targets for 36 yards during Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

The pass-heavy Bills took control of the game early and were content to run the ball more than usual. Even with the addition of Emmanuel Sanders, Beasley still seems like the No. 2 option in the passing game, but there are a lot of mouths to feed even in this high-powered offense. Plus, running back Devin Singletary and tight end Dawson Knox simply look like better players this season. Beasley should maintain his value as a deep WR option, but it's hard to see much upside beyond that. Last season's 967 receiving yards may be tough to match.

Trenton Cannon

RB | SF

Injuries could open up opportunity

Cannon could see his role expand with all three running backs ahead of him on the depth chart dealing with injuries.

Cannon -- who was signed mid-week prior to Sunday's win over the Eagles -- received one carry for minus-1 yard after Elijah Mitchell (shoulder), Trey Sermon (concussion) and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) all went down to injury. Only the latter is confirmed to have a long-term injury, so Cannon isn't guaranteed to start against the Packers on Sunday. The team also is bringing in a trio of veteran backs (T.J. Yeldon, Duke Johnson and Lamar Miller) to work out this week, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Cannon still could be worth a speculative add in the event the 49ers' current backs have to sit out, and the veteran options aren't ready to play.

Dawson Knox

TE | BUF

First score of campaign

Knox caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, including an eight-yard touchdown.

The TD gives Knox his second decent fantasy day of the young season, at least in terms pertaining to depth tight ends. Teams seem to be covering stud wideouts Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley a bit more aggressively than last season, so the Bills found success Sunday using secondary options such as Knox and Devin Singletary. For the second straight week, Knox was the only Buffalo tight end to catch a pass, and he was on the field for 83 percent of the offensive snaps.

Preston Williams

WR | MIA

Little doing in return to action

Williams secured one of three targets for two yards during Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills.

Williams didn't have many opportunities to make a splash Sunday, as Jacoby Brissett struggled mightily in relief of Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) while facing down Buffalo's stout defense. Per David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Williams feels completely healthy after making his 2021 season debut. The Dolphins could opt to ramp up Williams' involvement as the season progresses, and he only handled 30 percent of offensive snaps versus the Bills, but he'll be even more pressed for opportunities once Will Fuller makes his Miami debut.

Albert Wilson

WR | MIA

Inefficient in blowout loss

Wilson secured four of six targets for 20 yards during Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills.

Wilson's stat line deserves some context, as Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) was forced out early in the first quarter Sunday and Jacoby Brissett proved unable to helm Miami's offense in relief. Nonetheless, through the first two weeks of the season, Wilson has been lackluster for the Dolphins, with four catches for 20 yards on eight targets in total. The wideout handled 55 percent of offensive snaps, but unless Wilson can start proving more efficient he could begin ceding more opportunities to electric rookie Jaylen Waddle (64 percent of snaps).

No catches in win

Sanu failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles.

Sanu finished fourth in offensive snaps (29 percent) with Brandon Aiyuk (54 percent) resuming his role as second on the depth chart. It appears that Trent Sherfield (34 percent) has jumped ahead of the veteran in the pecking order, but neither is much of a fantasy option in their respective roles heading into next week's matchup against the Packers.

Jermar Jefferson

RB | DET

Pro debut to wait

Jefferson (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's contest at Green Bay.

For the second consecutive week to start his career, the 2021 seventh-round pick will be a healthy scratch. As a result, Godwin Igwebuike will handle a special teams role and act as the third running back in the event one of D'Andre Swift (groin) or Jamaal Williams (chest) needs a breather.

Status in limbo

Coach Sean McVay called Henderson's health concern a rib cartilage injury, but the Rams are hopeful the running back is able to practice this week, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

It sounds as if Henderson will be given a few days off before seeing if he can practice, but he may need to get back on the field by Friday to put himself in a position to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. In the meantime, the Rams will prepare offseason addition Sony Michel for a larger workload, after he compiled 10 carries for 46 yards Sunday at Indianapolis in relief of Henderson.

Kalif Raymond

WR | DET

Playing Week 2

Raymond (thigh) is listed as active Monday in Green Bay.

Raymond didn't show up on the Lions' injury report until Saturday, when he was listed as a limited participant due to a thigh injury. During pregame warmups, he was seen testing out his left leg, on which he had a compression sleeve, per Justin Rogers of The Detroit News. Raymond will be allowed to give it a go Week 2, after turning a 75-percent share of the offensive snaps into three catches (on four targets) for 50 yards and one carry for nine yards in the team's season opener versus the 49ers.

D'Andre Swift

RB | DET

Suiting up, as expected

Swift (groin) is active for Monday's game at Green Bay.

In the aftermath of Week 1, Swift's practice reps were capped by a groin injury, and despite getting back to a full practice Saturday he still was considered questionable to play Monday. Coach Dan Campbell said Swift was fine, though, and indeed the running back is available alongside Jamaal Williams (chest). If the season opener was any indication, Swift will log about twice as many snaps on offense as Williams, which amounted to 19 touches for 104 yards and one TD for the former against the 49ers (versus 17-110-1, respectively, for the latter).

Trent Sherfield

WR | SF

Finishes third in WR snaps

Sherfield had one reception (three targets) for nine yards in Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles.

Sherfield had a strong debut with San Francisco last week, and he was rewarded with a bump up to third on the depth chart (34 percent of offensive snaps). The 25-year-old showed some promise during the preseason, so he is a name that could surface in the future if a larger role on offense opens up. Currently, Sherfield won't see the kind of volume necessary for most fantasy managers to rely on.

Jauan Jennings

WR | SF

Scores first career touchdown

Jennings caught both of his targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles.

Jennings ran a levels concept with tight end George Kittle, taking the under route and benefitting from the defense drifting towards his teammate as the wideout took the ball to the house. While this was a big day for the 24-year-old, keep in mind that he logged just six offensive snaps, so he is unlikely to find the end zone very often with the current depth chart configuration.

Brandon Aiyuk

WR | SF

Starts, but does little

Aiyuk had one reception (two targets) for six yards in Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles.

Aiyuk returned to starting opposite Deebo Samuel after falling to fourth on the depth chart in Week 1. The 2020 first-round pick logged 54 percent of offensive snaps after being limited to just 30 percent last game. Despite the increase in playing time, Aiyuk didn't get much attention offensively. Head coach Kyle Shanahan claimed that Aiyuk's role reduction was due to a lingering hamstring injury, but the wideout has been a full participant in practices for two weeks now. It is unclear when Aiyuk will exit the "doghouse" and return to a prominent role on San Francisco's offense, but fantasy managers should definitely wait to deploy him until we see some evidence that he is truly back.

Nick Folk

K | NE

Reverts to practice squad

Folk has reverted back to the Patriots' practice squad.

With fellow kicker Quinn Nordin (abdomen) on IR, and Folk having made a team-record 33 straight FG attempts, it's assumed that the veteran kicker once again will be promoted to the Patriots' active roster in advance of this coming Sunday's game against the Saints.

Davis Mills

QB | HOU

On track to fill in for Taylor

With Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) expected to miss time, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Mills is in line to start Thursday night's game against the Panthers.

Though Taylor's looming absence has not yet been officially confirmed by the Texans, the veteran QB isn't expected to play Thursday, at a minimum, and an IR stint could be in the cards for him. As a result, with Deshaun Watson not being considered as an option to replace Taylor, Mills is in line to start versus Carolina, while Jeff Driskel is a candidate to be elevated from the practice squad to Houston's active roster to serve as the team's backup signal-caller Week 3.

Tyrod Taylor

QB | HOU

Expected to miss time

Taylor is expected to be out "for a while" due to the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Though not yet officially confirmed by the Texans, the QB isn't expected to play Thursday night against the Panthers, and an IR stint could be in the cards for Taylor. With Deshaun Watson not an option to replace him, Davis Mills is in line to start in place of Taylor this week, at a minimum, while Jeff Driskel is a candidate to be elevated from the practice squad to Houston's active roster.

Trey Lance

QB | SF

Doesn't enter contest

Lance did not enter Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan surprisingly did not use Lance at all after giving the rookie three plays against the Lions in Week 1. Jimmy Garoppolo got 100 percent of the offensive snaps in this one and appears to have a firm grasp on the starting job for the 2-0 49ers. Lance still may have some plays drawn up for him as we progress through the year, but a change in the depth chart would have to come from an injury to Garoppolo or an extended cold streak from San Francisco.

Danny Amendola

WR | HOU

Not practicing due to thigh

Amendola (thigh) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate.

Amendola exited Sunday's loss to Cleveland with what was called a hamstring injury at the time, but it's now being referred to as a thigh injury. The veteran slot receiver won't need much practice time to suit up, but he's also working on a short week, as the Panthers will be coming to town Thursday.

Tyrod Taylor

QB | HOU

No practice Monday

Taylor (hamstring) did not participate in Monday's practice.

Taylor has been labeled day-to-day ahead of Thursday's clash against the Panthers, before which he'll only have two more chances to upgrade his practice activity. Deshaun Watson already has been ruled out as a candidate to play Thursday, meaning rookie third-round pick Davis Mills will be in line to draw his first NFL start if Taylor can't go. The Texans likely will elevate Jeff Driskel from the practice squad if Taylor isn't available.

Elijah Mitchell

RB | SF

Listed as day-to-day

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Mitchell (shoulder) is day-to-day, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press reports.

Mitchell left Sunday's contest late in the fourth quarter, but he was able to return and finish the contest. The rookie appears to be the lead back for San Francisco after Raheem Mostert underwent season-ending surgery after sustaining a knee injury in the season opener. Fellow running backs Trey Sermon (concussion) and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) both suffered injuries Sunday that will possibly keep them out Week 3, so the 49ers are looking at recently acquired Trenton Cannon as the only healthy running back on their roster. If Mitchell is able to suit up against the Packers, he should feast on what has been a subpar run defense in Green Bay over the past few years.

Amari Cooper

WR | DAL

Suffers bruised rib

Cooper sustained a bruised rib during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Chargers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Cooper secured three of five targets for 24 yards before injuring his ribs late in Sunday's contest. Coach Mike McCarthy said "we'll see Wednesday" about an update on Cooper's health, possibly hinting that the wideout will undergo further medical evaluation. Cooper has an extra day to get healthy ahead of the Cowboys' Week 3 matchup against the Eagles on Monday Night Football, but for now his status looks uncertain. With Michael Gallup (calf) already guaranteed to miss Week 3, an absence by Cooper would leave CeeDee Lamb as Dak Prescott's unquestioned top target.

Zach Ertz

TE | PHI

Moves to COVID-19 list

The Eagles placed Ertz (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Ertz will need to clear league protocols for COVID-19 before returning to team facilities or game action, so his status will need to be monitored ahead of next Monday's divisional matchup in Dallas. The veteran tight end hasn't done much through the first two weeks of the season, and he had just one catch for six yards on two targets during Sunday's 17-11 loss to the 49ers. If Ertz were to miss time, the most notable fantasy consequence could simply be that Dallas Goedert projects for a larger workload.

T.J. Yeldon

RB | FA

Works out for San Fran

The 49ers brought in Yeldon for a workout Monday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Yeldon appeared in nine games over his previous two seasons with the Bills, totaling 27 rushes for 133 yards. The 49ers currently are dealing with injuries to nearly every rostered running back, so they brought in a trio of veteran running backs for workouts. Yeldon was joined by Lamar Miller and Duke Johnson.

JaMycal Hasty

RB | SF

Has high ankle sprain

The injury Hasty suffered Sunday against the Eagles was a high-ankle sprain which coach Kyle Shanahan said will keep him "out for awhile," Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

High-ankle sprains normally entail multi-week recovery timelines, so Hasty can be ruled out of Sunday's game against the Packers and may need to miss additional time beyond that as well. Fourth-stringer Trenton Cannon is the only healthy running back left on San Francisco's roster, but the extent of the injuries sustained by rookies Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) and Trey Sermon (concussion) has yet to be determined.

Lamar Miller

RB | FA

Works out for San Fran

The 49ers brought in Miller for a workout Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Miller has appeared in just one game since 2018, but the 49ers are desperate as they deal with injuries to nearly every one of their rostered running backs. San Francisco also worked out Duke Johnson and T.J. Yeldon.

Josh Jacobs

RB | LV

Looking uncertain for Week 3

Coach Jon Gruden said Monday that Jacobs (toe/ankle) is day-to-day and "very questionable" to face the Dolphins in Week 3, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Jacobs wasn't able to suit up against the Steelers in Week 2, and it looks like he's no lock to return to full health in time to face Miami. Kenyan Drake was out-carried by Peyton Barber in Jacobs' absence Sunday, but neither running back managed much in the way of efficiency on the ground against Pittsburgh's stout defensive front.

Derek Carr

QB | LV

Should be fine for Week 3

Carr underwent an MRI on his ankle Monday and is uncertain for Week 3's matchup against the Dolphins, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Coach Jon Gruden called Carr "questionable" but also said, "I think he's going to be able to play." Carr spent some time on the ground after taking a hard hit during Sunday's 26-17 win over the Steelers, but he managed to stay in the game and lead Las Vegas to a second straight win, which could bode well for his chances of avoiding any missed time. With Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) on IR, Nathan Peterman would stand to enter the starting lineup if Carr is forced to spend time on the sideline. On the other side of things, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) is day-to-day.

Duke Johnson

RB | FA

Visiting San Francisco

The 49ers are hosting Johnson for a visit, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Johnson spent time on Jacksonville's practice squad during the first week of the 2021 season, and he now may get a chance to compete for a role with the 49ers. In San Francisco, Raheem Mostert (knee) has been lost for the season, while Trey Sermon (concussion), Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) are all dealing with injuries of their own. Johnson's dual-threat skill set therefore could be valuable to the 49ers, who also are bringing in Lamar Miller for a tryout.

Nico Collins

WR | HOU

Will miss 3-to-4 weeks

Collins (shoulder) is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks due to the injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Browns, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Collins has compiled two catches through two games, so the rookie third-round pick's absence is unlikely to have much of an effect on Houston's offense. Anthony Miller should see an uptick in playing time while Collins recovers, though Brandin Cooks remains the only member of the Texans' receiving corps that's expected to make a significant impact on a weekly basis.

Evan Engram

TE | NYG

Practicing Monday

Engram (calf) is participating in drills Monday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

The Giants aren't hosting a full padded practice Monday, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see Engram handling drills after he was listed as a non-participant in every practice during the first two weeks of the season. The tight end will continue to ramp up his workload with a possible eye toward making his season debut versus the Falcons in Week 3.

Russell Gage

WR | ATL

Just 28 yards in Week 2

Gage caught five of seven targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 48-25 loss to Tampa Bay.

Gage was in and out of the game due to an ankle injury, and the injury may have played a role in his inability to create separation downfield; his longest gain went for just eight yards. Atlanta's new No. 2 wide receiver following the offseason departure of Julio Jones has struggled to take advantage of his prominent role thus far, as quarterback Matt Ryan has spread the ball out to tight ends and running backs behind top wideout Calvin Ridley. Gage will look to put his slow start behind him on the road against the Giants in Week 3.

Dede Westbrook

WR | MIN

Minimal role on offense

Westbrook played just two snaps on offense and returned three punts for a 21-yard average in Sunday's loss at Arizona.

Westbrook's role looks essentially limited to punt returns at this point with K.J. Osborn taking over the third receiver role. Osborn caught five of six targets for 91 yards and a touchdown Sunday.

Chris Herndon

TE | MIN

Plays just 12 snaps

Herndon did not have a target and played just 12 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss at Arizona.

Herndon also played 12 snaps Week 1 but had two targets. Meanwhile, Ben Ellefson played 16 snaps. Tyler Conklin had two receptions and played 49 snaps as the clear top tight end with Irv Smith out for the season with a knee injury. Herndon's role could grow, but there's no sign yet that he could be a significant part of the passing game.

Carlos Hyde

RB | JAX

Minor role Week 2

Hyde had two carries for seven yards and failed to catch either of his targets during Sunday's 23-13 loss to Denver.

Hyde had 11 touches during the season opener but played only 14 offensive snaps Week 2. The 30-year-old is unlikely to receive any worthwhile opportunities as long as starting tailback James Robinson remains healthy.

Tyler Conklin

TE | MIN

Two receptions Sunday

Conklin had two receptions for 15 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to Arizona.

Conklin played 49 snaps on offense and went out for passes on 23 snaps (after playing 59 snaps and running 38 routes Week 1). He's the Vikings' clear top tight end, but he has a small role in the passing game as the Vikings have more prominently featured a third receiver (K.J. Osborn) more than previous seasons in the passing game. Conklin eventually could find more of a red-zone role with his size (6-foot-3).

Chris Manhertz

TE | JAX

Starting spot open

Manhertz could have an increased role with James O'Shaughnessy (ankle) facing an indefinite absence, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Manhertz wasn't targeted and played only 27 offensive snaps during Sunday's loss to Denver despite the fact O'Shaughnessy went down early with the injury. Luke Farrell caught one pass for six yards while playing 36 offensive snaps and may be the team's new top option at tight end in the passing game. Manhertz should continue to play plenty of snaps with O'Shaughnessy out, but he'll likely continue to see most of his work as a blocker.

Luke Farrell

TE | JAX

Starting role opens up

Farrell should have an increased role for the Jaguars because James O'Shaughnessy (ankle) is out indefinitely, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

O'Shaughnessy suffered the injury early in Sunday's loss to the Broncos, and Farrell ended up catching one of two targets for six yards while playing 36 offensive snaps. The rookie fifth-round pick saw more playing time than blocking specialist Chris Manhertz, who also did not receive a target. Farrell is unlikely to be a significant piece of the offense but should continue to operate as one of Jacksonville's top two tight ends.

Has 28 total yards Sunday

Mattison had three carries for 11 yards and one reception for 17 yards on his only target in Sunday's loss to Arizona.

Mattison played 13 snaps on offense, slightly up from nine snaps last week, but he had four touches compared to two last week. He'll have a minimal role as long as Dalvin Cook is healthy. However, Mattison's workload could increase Week 3 if the sprained ankle that Cook suffered Sunday limits his snaps.

Andy Dalton

QB | CHI

Injury confirmed, Week 3 status TBD

Dalton (knee) has undergone an MRI which confirmed the nature of his injury to be a bone bruise, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Bears already have declared that Dalton will remain the starter, if healthy, but even though the nature of the veteran signal-caller's injury has been revealed, his recovery timetable remains undisclosed. If he's cleared to suit up Week 3 without missing any time, he'll lead Chicago's offense in Cleveland on Sunday. On the other hand, if Dalton needs time on the sideline to get healthy, Justin Fields will stand to make his first NFL start while Nick Foles handles backup duties.

Tua Tagovailoa

QB | MIA

Labeled day-to-day

Coach Brian Flores described Tagovailoa (ribs) as "day-to-day" Monday, adding that the team is still running tests on the quarterback's rib injury, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Flores also said that Tagovailoa still is in pain from the injury, which knocked him out of Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills. The day-to-day label suggests Tagovailoa likely isn't in danger of missing substantial time due to this injury, though his status for the Dolphins' Week 3 trip to Vegas remains up in the air. If Tagovailoa can't go this Sunday, Jacoby Brissett -- who failed to lead the offense to any points in more than three quarters of action against Buffalo -- would start under center, and Miami would have to make a roster move to bring in a backup option behind Brissett.

William Fuller V

WR | MIA

Set to make Dolphins debut Week 3

Fuller (personal) returned to team facilities Monday and is expected to make his 2021 debut against Las Vegas in Week 3, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Fuller missed Week 1 due to a suspension and Week 2 because of a personal issue, but the 27-year-old speedster now looks primed to make his long anticipated debut in aqua, orange and white. After having also missed much of training camp due to a foot injury, Fuller may not immediately be called upon to handle an every down role for the Dolphins. Of course, it also wouldn't be a surprise to see Fuller act as one of Miami's starters alongside DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle right out of the gate. However, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) is considered day-to-day and looks uncertain to face the Raiders, which could give Jacoby Brissett a spot start.

Marlon Mack

RB | IND

Gets first carries of season

Mack had five carries for 16 yards and didn't have a reception on his lone target in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Mack didn't play Week 1, despite being healthy, so this is a positive step, despite his small role. He played 12 snaps on offense compared to 25 snaps for Nyheim Hines and 30 snaps for Jonathan Taylor. Mack's role could increase, but he'll still be the distant third option in the Indy backfield if the top two backs are healthy.

May not miss time

Coach Urban Meyer said Monday that Shenault (shoulder) "should" be available Week 3 versus the Cardinals, John Shipley of SI.com reports.

Shenault managed to avoid a serious shoulder injury after being forced out of Sunday's loss to the Broncos, and John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports that he's expected to practice this week. While it would be good news if Shenault can return to game action without any absences, it may be difficult to rely on him for fantasy purposes versus Arizona. Before being forced out versus Denver, the second-year wideout only had two catches for minus-3 yards, despite having drawn seven targets.

Mike Strachan

WR | IND

No receptions despite larger role

Strachan did not convert his only target into a reception in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Strachan played 33 snaps on offense, the third most of any Colts receiver, as he got more playing time with Parris Campbell sidelined with an abdominal injury. However, Strachan wasn't a big part of the game plan. Still, he could emerge with a larger role next week against Tennessee if Campbell remains out.

Andy Dalton

QB | CHI

Will start if healthy

Dalton (knee) will start versus the Browns in Week 3 if healthy enough to suit up, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Dalton will remain Chicago's starter, if healthy, but the Bears still are waiting for the results of further tests on the veteran quarterback's knee. Initial results at least were encouraging enough to rule out such severe injuries as an ACL tear or MCL damage, and as things currently stand it appears Dalton is dealing with a bone bruise. Rookie first-round pick Justin Fields played the entire second half of Sunday's 20-17 over the Bengals in relief of Dalton, but he struggled and only completed six of 13 passes for 60 yards, including an interception that nearly allowed Cincinnati to make a comeback.

Ashton Dulin

WR | IND

Scores special teams TD

Dulin had one reception for 10 yards and recovered a botched punt attempt for a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Dulin started in the slot and played 25 snaps on offense as he saw an increased role with Parris Campbell sidelined with an abdominal injury. He worked as the third and fourth wider receiver with Michael Strachan playing 33 snaps on offense. Dulin's primary value is on specials teams as he showed when he recovered a punt attempt that had a bad snap near the opponent's end zone.

Kendrick Bourne

WR | NE

Two catches in Week 2

Bourne caught two of his three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 25-6 win over the Jets.

Bourne, who was out there for 31 of the team's 58 snaps on offense, was once again out-snapped by fellow WRs Jakobi Meyers (52) and Nelson Agholor (50), en route to his second straight three-target contest. Down the road, there will be games where Bourne is more involved in the team's passing game, but for now he profiles as a complementary option in an offense that spreads the ball around.

Mo Alie-Cox

TE | IND

Just one reception Sunday

Alie-Cox had one reception on two targets for 18 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Alie-Cox saw significantly less playing time than in Week 1, as he played just 27 snaps compared to 49 snaps for Jack Doyle, whereas the two were about equal in snaps last week. Alie-Cox at least had a reception after failing to make a catch in the season opener. While he could emerge with a larger role and find usage as a red-zone option (where the Colts have struggled), he's not a significant part of the passing offense at the moment.

Jakobi Meyers

WR | NE

Catches four passes Sunday

Meyers caught four of his six targets for 38 yards during Sunday's 25-6 win over the Jets.

Per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Meyers was on the field for 52 of a possible 58 snaps on offense in the contest, while Nelson Agholor logged 50 snaps, and Kendrick Bourne was out there for 31 plays. Look for Meyers' playing time to remain steady going forward, and though he operates in an offense that spreads the ball around, as the Patriots' early leader in targets (15) through two games, Meyers (who has 10 catches in that span) does possess some utility in PPR formats.

Nyheim Hines

RB | IND

Just two touches Sunday

Hines had one carry for five yards and one reception on two targets for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Hines played 25 snaps and went out for a pass on 20 plays, which was in line with Week 1, but he didn't figure into the game plan as much. He had just two games last season with fewer than two receptions. Part of that may be due to an offensive line that struggled for a second consecutive game. Hines will play a prominent role in the backfield even with Jonathan Taylor healthy, but his weekly usage will vary depending on the game plan and game script. However, it may be a minor worry that Marlon Mack got five carries after not playing Week 1.

Nelson Agholor

WR | NE

Logs 50 snaps versus Jets

Agholor was on the field for 50 of a possible 58 snaps on offense in Sunday's 25-6 win over the Jets, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. In the process, the wideout caught all three of his targets for 21 yards.

Meanwhile, Jakobi Meyers logged 52 snaps and six targets, and Kendrick Bourne was out there for 31 plays and was targeted three times. With RB James White and TEs Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry also commanding regular targets, Agholor's weekly volume figures to fluctuate in an offense that tends to spread the ball around to multiple targets. That said, it's pretty clear that Agholor is destined for steady playing time this season, health permitting.

Hunter Henry

TE | NE

Catches two passes in Week 2

Henry logged 47 of a possible 58 snaps on offense in Sunday's 25-6 win over the Jets en route to catching two of his four targets for 42 yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Meanwhile, fellow tight end Jonnu Smith was on the field for 29 snaps and hauled in four of his five targets for 28 yards. In Week 1, Henry (54 snaps) and Smith (55 snaps) saw virtually identical workloads, but it's possible that Smith's decrease in action versus the Jets was related to the hip issue that had him listed as questionable for the contest. In any case, as long as a timeshare is in play, the duo of Henry and Smith will continue to cap each other's weekly fantasy ceiling.

Ty Montgomery

WR | NO

Minimal offensive involvement

Montgomery caught his only target for three yards during Sunday's 26-7 loss to the Panthers.

Montgomery was in the starting lineup next to Chris Hogan, but he again saw less than 15 offensive snaps while Deonte Harris was the only receiver to be used in the run game. With his offensive role unlikely to grow anytime soon, Montgomery remains far off the fantasy radar.

Chris Hogan

WR | NO

Three targets against Saints

Hogan secured one of three targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 26-7 loss to Carolina.

Hogan drew the start in this one opposite Ty Montgomery, but the 30-year-old ultimately finished fourth in offensive snaps among Saints receivers behind Marquez Callaway, Lil'Jordan Humphrey and Deonte Harris, plus tight ends Adam Trautman and Juwan Johnson. While Hogan should remain in the rotation at receiver all season, it seems unlikely that he'll manage fantasy relevance at any point, especially once Tre'Quan Smith (hamstring) and Michael Thomas (ankle) return to the fold.

Injury not long term

Shenault (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Monday and is not dealing with a severe injury, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Shenault had a quiet day during Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Broncos even before exiting with a shoulder injury, as he ended the game with just two catches for minus-3 yards, despite drawing seven targets. It's encouraging to see that the second-year pro has avoided a serious injury, though the Jaguars still haven't offered an official update on his status for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Gets involved in passing game

Humphrey caught one of two targets for 27 yards during Sunday's 26-7 loss to the Panthers.

Humphrey wasn't in the starting lineup this time around, but he jumped from 29 percent of the offensive snaps Week 1 to 55 percent Sunday, despite the Saints needing a pass-heavy approach most of the game. While this jump in playing time resulted in a couple of targets for him after he didn't see any in the season opener, the 6-foot-4 receiver likely will continue to see his biggest offensive contributions come as a blocker.

Deonte Harris

WR | NO

Sees two more targets

Harris caught one of two targets for nine yards during Sunday's 26-7 loss to Carolina.

Harris again saw a couple of targets while playing on a little less than half of the offensive snaps, but this time he was unable to get loose for a long gain. The 5-foot-6 receiver likely will remain a touchdown-dependent fantasy option Week 3 when New Orleans travels to New England.

J.J. Taylor

RB | NE

Logs five snaps in Week 2

Taylor was on the field for five of a possible 58 snaps on offense in Sunday's 25-6 win over the Jets, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

As expected, in his regular-season debut Taylor worked behind both James White (29 snaps) and Damien Harris (24 snaps), while recording two carries for three yards. As long as both White and Harris remain available, steady volume will be hard to come by for whichever player (be it Taylor or Rhamondre Stevenson) serves as the team's No. 3 RB option.

Diontae Johnson

WR | PIT

Sidesteps serious injury

Johnson (knee) did not sustain a serious injury during Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Johnson picked up a knee injury during the final play of Sunday's loss to the Raiders, but it's at least not a long-term issue. The third-year wideout hasn't yet been ruled out for Week 3's divisional matchup against Cincinnati, which is an encouraging sign. Johnson has drawn double-digit targets in both of Pittsburgh's first two games of the 2021 season, including nine catches for 105 yards on 12 looks versus Las Vegas.

Taysom Hill

QB | NO

Totals 16 rushing yards

Hill rushed twice for 16 yards during Sunday's 26-7 loss to Carolina.

Jameis Winston and the Saints offense came crashing back to Earth after an explosive Week 1 blowout of Green Bay. However, Hill seemed to provide a small spark when given a couple of chances. It will be interesting to see if he becomes more involved going forward should Winston's struggles persist.

Juwan Johnson

TE | NO

Gets another handful of targets

Johnson caught one of three targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 26-7 loss to Carolina.

After seeing 19 percent of the offensive snaps Week 1, Johnson jumped to 41 percent Sunday while Adam Trautman fell from 82 to 52. While it's possible that game script played a large role in those disparities considering the Saints attempted nearly half as many rushing attempts compared to the season opener, Johnson saw three looks in both games, and it looks like he could have some sort of role in the passing game regardless of the situation. Next up is a Week 3 trip to New England.

Baker Mayfield

QB | CLE

Shoulder injury downplayed

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Mayfield (shoulder) is "sore, but fine," Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Mayfield was briefly forced out of Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans due to a left shoulder injury, but he nonetheless managed to retake the field and lead the Browns to a victory. The fourth-year quarterback also managed to overcome losing Jarvis Landry (knee) early in the first quarter. While Landry hasn't officially been ruled out for Week 3 against Chicago, he's been diagnosed with an MCL sprain, making the wideout's availability uncertain at best. Mayfield could be in for a rough time if he's forced to take on the Bears with Donovan Peoples-Jones, Anthony Schwartz and Rashard Higgins as his starting wideouts, though a capable tight end corps of Austin Hooper, David Njoku and Harrison Bryant should help pick up slack in the receiving game. Additionally, it appears possible that Odell Beckham (knee) could be ready to make his season debut Week 3, though the Browns won't make a decision on that front until mid-week, at least.

Adam Trautman

TE | NO

No targets in passing game

Trautman was not targeted during Sunday's 26-7 loss to Carolina.

On a day when Jameis Winston had trouble moving the ball, Trautman was not used as a safety valve over the middle of the field. Instead, Alvin Kamara and Marquez Callaway saw almost half of Winston's 21 pass attempts while Juwan Johnson was the only Saints tight end to have a pass sent his way. While Trautman at least paced his position group with 52 percent of the offensive snaps, Johnson was close behind at 41 percent and ultimately saw a target every six snaps. Unless Trautman eventually becomes a larger part of the passing game, he'll be hard to trust in any fantasy format.

James Washington

WR | PIT

Limited playing time in loss

Washington failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders.

Washington caught two passes in the season opener against Buffalo, but he was on the field for just 21 percent of the team's offensive snaps Week 2. Although he's had a limited role to begin the year, he could see an uptick in playing time if Diontae Johnson (knee) is forced to miss additional time.

Jarvis Landry

WR | CLE

Labeled week-to-week

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Landry (knee) is week-to-week due to an MCL sprain, Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reports.

According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Stefanski didn't officially rule Landry out for the Browns' Week 3 game against the Bears, but the reliable wideout is trending toward missing some time. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network estimates that Landry could miss 2-to-3 weeks, a timeline that suggests a move to injured reserve could be in play. On a positive note, Odell Beckham (knee) appears on track to make his season debut Week 3 if all goes well during practice,, a development which would help bolster Cleveland's receiving corps in the likely event Landry is sidelined.

Could be ready for Week 3

Beckham (knee) could make his 2021 season debut versus the Bears in Week 3, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Beckham sat out Cleveland's first two contests of the 2021 season while continuing to work his way back from a torn left ACL, but as long as all goes well in practice leading up to next weekend's tilt against the Bears, it sounds like the veteran could be cleared for game action. With Jarvis Landry (knee) considered week-to-week due to an MCL sprain, per Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN, the Browns have a need for help in the receiving corps. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that a decision on Beckham's status won't be influenced by the Landry situation, per Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, but it can't be denied that this would be a helpful time for Cleveland's top wideout to return to action.

Jarvis Landry

WR | CLE

Diagnosed with MCL sprain

Landry (knee) has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain after undergoing further medical evaluations Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Landry secured his sole target for nine yards before being forced out of Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans. The Browns haven't yet offered an official timetable for Landry's recovery, and MCL sprains can vary in severity, but it appears more likely than not that the standout wide receiver will need to miss some time. Given that a timetable for Odell Beckham (knee) to make his 2021 debut also remains unclear, it's possible that Baker Mayfield will need to rely on Donovan Peoples-Jones, Anthony Schwartz and Rashard Higgins as his primary wide receivers during next weekend's matchup against the Bears.

Deshaun Watson

QB | HOU

Won't play in Week 3

Coach David Culley indicated Monday that Watson will not be active for Thursday night's game against the Panthers, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Based on the way the Texans have handled things over the first two weeks of the season, look for Watson to continue to be listed as DNP/Not Injury Related at practice before being ruled out on the team's final injury report heading into Thursday's contest. With Watson not in consideration for Week 3 activation, rookie Davis Mills would be in line to start at QB for Houston versus Carolina if Tyrod Taylor is unavailable due to the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday.

Jakeem Grant Sr.

WR | MIA

Nursing ankle sprain

Grant is managing an ankle sprain picked up during Sunday's 35-0 blowout loss to the Bills, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Grant avoided a serious injury, but he could still be forced to miss some time while recovering. Rookie first-round pick Jaylen Waddle could take over as Miami's primary return man as long as Grant is sidelined.

Danny Amendola

WR | HOU

Could play Thursday

Amendola (hamstring) could play in Thursday night's matchup against the Panthers, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Amendola left Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Browns with a hamstring injury after he recorded just one catch for nine yards. His status for Thursday's matchup will likely be determined based on his participation in practice this week.

Nico Collins

WR | HOU

Injury considered significant

Coach David Culley said Monday that Collins (shoulder) is dealing with a "pretty significant" injury, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Culley didn't rule the receiver out for Thursday night's matchup against the Panthers, however. The 22-year-old has totaled two receptions for 39 yards across the first two weeks of the season, but Andre Roberts could see increased work in Week 3 if Collins is unavailable.

Tyrod Taylor

QB | HOU

Day-to-day ahead of TNF

Taylor (hamstring) is day-to-day ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Panthers, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

"If [Taylor's] ready to go, he'll play," coach David Culley said Monday. The veteran signal-caller completed 10 of 11 pass attempts for 125 yards and a touchdown and also turned his lone carry into a 15-yard score before being forced out of Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Browns. If Taylor isn't able to make a quick recovery, rookie Davis Mills will draw his first NFL start. In either case, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports that Deshaun Watson will remain a healthy scratch.

Tua Tagovailoa

QB | MIA

Bruised ribs diagnosis confirmed

Tagovailoa (ribs) underwent further testing Monday but X-rays on his ribs were once again negative, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Tagovailoa was forced out of Sunday's 35-0 blowout loss to the Bills early in the first quarter and given an initial diagnosis of bruised ribs, and further medical testing hasn't revealed a more major injury. That means pain management will be the key factor in determining Tagovailoa's availability for Week 3 against the Raiders, so the Dolphins may not make any decision until seeing how well the second-year quarterback holds up in practice. Jacoby Brissett failed to move Miami's offense at all versus Buffalo, completing 24 of 40 passes for 169 yards and an interception with zero touchdowns.

Andy Dalton

QB | CHI

Dodges major injury

Dalton (knee) did not suffer a torn ACL or MCL in Sunday's contest according to initial medical examinations, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Dalton was forced out of a 20-17 win over the Bengals in the second quarter after coming up lame during a 14-yard scramble, though he did briefly return for the next drive before heading to the locker room. Chicago's initial diagnosis for Dalton's injury is a bone bruise, which could force him to miss some time depending on severity, but it's certainly good news that the veteran has avoided a season-ending knee issue. Further tests will help establish a recovery timetable for Dalton. Rookie first-round pick Justin Fields would stand to handle starting duties under center if the 33-year-old veteran can't suit up for next weekend's road matchup in Cleveland.

Antonio Brown

WR | TB

Quiet in Week 2 win

Brown brought in one of three targets for 17 yards in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

After evoking memories of his Steelers heyday with a five-catch, 121-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 1 against the Cowboys, Brown was the forgotten man in Tampa Bay's pass-catching corps Sunday. His trio of targets significantly trailed Mike Evans (nine) and was marginally behind the five apiece Chris Godwin and Rob Gronkowski saw. His teammates also hauled in all of Tom Brady's five touchdown passes, while Brown went without a red-zone target for the second time in as many games. However, with lockdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey likely locked on either Evans or Godwin in next Sunday's road showdown against the Rams, Brown could find himself with a bigger overall role.

Gerald Everett

TE | SEA

One catch Sunday

Everett caught one of two targets for three yards in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Titans.

Everett logged 43 offensive snaps (80 percent) while fellow tight end Will Dissly finished with 26 snaps (48 percent). Dissly didn't receive a target, as Week 2 was the latest example of how difficult it is to trust a Seattle pass-catcher besides Tyler Lockett or DK Metcalf.

Carson Wentz

QB | IND

Both ankles hurting

Wentz is dealing with injuries to both ankles, not just one, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Wentz was forced out of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Rams in the fourth quarter due to what coach Frank Reich initially described as a rolled right ankle, but it now appears that the quarterback is nursing sprains on both the left and right ankles. The Colts will have more information to relay about the severity of Wentz's injuries after he undergoes further testing Monday, but his availability for Sept. 26's contest against the Titans is uncertain. Jacob Eason completed two of five passes for 15 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception in emergency duty versus Los Angeles, and would be in line to start if Wentz can't suit up.

Ronald Jones II

RB | TB

Still clearly behind Fournette

Jones rushed six times for 27 yards and secured one of three targets for nine yards in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Jones did in fact start the game and took the first carry for the Buccaneers for an eight-yard gain, but Leonard Fournette ultimately outpaced Jones by five rush attempts and three catches, albeit on just one additional target. Jones did average a healthy 4.5 yards per carry overall, and despite his underwhelming usage over the first pair of contests, head coach Bruce Arians is certainly capable of switching gears with his backs in any given game depending on who has the hot hand. Therefore, Jones and his fantasy managers can still hold out hope for a bump in workload in a Week 3 road matchup versus the Rams.

Rex Burkhead

RB | HOU

Limited again Week 2

Burkhead logged 11 offensive snaps in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Browns.

Burkhead did not have a touch Week 2 and has a combined 21 offensive snaps through two weeks. The Texans were hit by injuries to skill-position players Sunday, although none to their running backs, so Burkhead could benefit from more playing time in a short turnaround matchup Thursday against the Panthers.

Pharaoh Brown

TE | HOU

Receives one target Week 2

Brown failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Browns.

Brown dealt with multiple injuries (ankle/shoulder) leading up to Week 2, which is likely the reason he was not as involved in the offense as he was in Week 1. The tight end group also lost Antony Auclair (eye) on Sunday, leaving the Texans with depth questions heading into Thursday's game against Carolina. Pending the status of Brown and Auclair, Jordan Akins could be the primary receiving option at the position and rookie Brevin Jordan could be active for the first time.

Jordan Akins

TE | HOU

Makes first catch

Akins caught one of two targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 31-21 loss to Cleveland.

Akins' catch was his first of the season. He and Pharaoh Brown each played 38 snaps, but neither played a significant role in the passing game. Brown had been banged up entering the game and Houston also lost tight end Antony Auclair to an eye injury. Pending the health of those two heading into Thursday's game against Carolina, Akins could be in line for increased snaps and targets.

Chris Conley

WR | HOU

Gains more snaps Week 2

Conley caught one of two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Browns.

Conley saw his snap share increase significantly in Week 2, going from 51 to 90 percent due to injuries to Nico Collins (shoulder) and Danny Amendola (hamstring). With Anthony Miller healthy but inactive, Conley took on a larger role but had significantly fewer targets than Brandin Cooks (14). The wideout injuries weren't the only ones impacting Conley's usage; the 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver was forced to be the third tight end in run-heavy personnel packages, per Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle. The Texans don't have much time to sort out their personnel issues, as they prepare for a Thursday night matchup against Carolina.

Ian Thomas

TE | CAR

Makes one catch

Thomas caught one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's 26-7 win over the Saints.

Thomas made a minimal impact in the passing game, but it's worth noting he once again played more snaps than starting tight end Dan Arnold. In fact, with 52 offensive plays compared to Arnold's 22, Thomas was on the field far more than Arnold, but the latter's three catches for 55 yards Sunday evidenced his greater upside than Thomas, who sports just 24 yards through two games so far and has primarily been used as a blocker.

Another three-catch outing

Marshall caught all three of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 26-7 win over the Saints.

Marshall has hauled in three passes in both of his appearances as a pro, managing only modest yardage from his looks so far. On the bright side, the rookie played just over half of Carolina's offensive snaps Sunday, so he'll hope similar involvement enables him make a breakthrough in this Thursday's matchup against the Texans.

Andre Roberts

WR | HOU

Forced into duty

Roberts caught one of two targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 31-21 loss to Cleveland.

Roberts has played fewer than 200 offensive snaps in each season since 2016, but he was forced into action Sunday after injuries to Nico Collins (shoulder) and Danny Amendola (hamstring). This is the byproduct of carrying five running backs on the 53-man roster; the Texans only have six players listed as wide receivers, even though Roberts is really a return specialist. Collins and Amendola joined Anthony Miller, who was healthy but inactive after dealing with a shoulder injury during the preseason, on the sidelines, forcing Houston offensive coordinator Tim Kelly to adapt.

Brandon Zylstra

WR | CAR

Scores rare touchdown

Zylstra caught all three of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-7 win over the Saints.

Zylstra made the most of his 14 offensive snaps, hauling in the first receiving touchdown of his four-year career with a 20-yarder in the first quarter. As Carolina's fourth wideout, Zylstra can't be expected to match Sunday's production often, but his Week 2 impact should keep him in the mix for Sam Darnold.

Deshaun Watson

QB | HOU

Texans mum on Week 3 status

Houston head coach David Culley was vague when asked about Watson's status heading into Week 3, a Thursday night matchup against the Panthers, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The major development in Sunday's loss to the Browns was the hamstring injury suffered by starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who was replaced by rookie Davis Mills to start the third quarter. On a short week of preparation, Taylor's availability for Thursday is unknown until the Texans can evaluate him over the next few days. Presuming Taylor is a no-go Thursday and Mills starts, Watson could be an option as the backup quarterback. "We'll have to wait and see what happens," Culley said. Watson has been inactive for the first two games of the season. The Texans could also elevate Jeff Driskel, who spent training camp and preseason with Houston, from the practice squad.

Chuba Hubbard

RB | CAR

Gets eight carries

Hubbard rushed eight times for 10 yards in Sunday's 26-7 win over the Saints.

Hubbard was handed a decent workload despite Christian McCaffrey finishing with 29 touches. However, Hubbard playing a quarter of Carolina's 76 overall offensive snaps came partially as a result of McCaffrey missing a couple drives while dealing with cramps, Joseph Person of The Athletic reports. After hardly getting anything going with his carries Sunday, Hubbard will hope to make a bigger impact if called upon in Thursday's upcoming game versus the Texans.

Anthony Schwartz

WR | CLE

Mistake not costly

Schwartz did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans.

Schwartz had an impressive NFL debut in Week 1, catching three balls for 69 yards as part of the fill-in crew for the injured Odell Beckham (knee), but an early mistake appeared to take him out of the plan Week 2. The rookie wideout failed to finish running a route, which led to a Justin Reid interception and an injury to quarterback Baker Mayfield's non-throwing shoulder after the QB had to tackle Reid. Mayfield didn't miss any plays -- his dislocated shoulder was popped back in, and he was ready for the next series -- but the turnover led to a Houston touchdown, forcing the Browns the come from behind. Schwartz played a similar number of snaps as he did the previous week, but Mayfield may have lost confidence in him following the interception.

David Njoku

TE | CLE

Falls back Week 2

Njoku caught two of three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans.

Njoku was Cleveland's receiving-yardage leader Week 1, but he finished behind several others Sunday, including tight end mates Austin Hooper and, more notably, Harrison Bryant. It's not that the Browns shied away from Njoku -- his three targets were third on the team -- but the offense simply didn't flow his way. He played more snaps (36) than Bryant (31) and remains an active target, which could be beneficial in the coming weeks. The position group as a whole became more important to the offense after Jarvis Landry sustained a knee injury that is expected to sideline him multiple weeks. If Odell Beckham (knee) remains out as well Week 3 against Chicago, Njoku, Bryant and Hooper could have as heavy involvement in the game plan as they did against the Texans.

Target, turnover in win

Peoples-Jones caught his lone target for 15 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans.

Two plays into the game, the Browns lost wide receiver Jarvis Landry to an MCL injury, opening the door to a bigger role for Peoples-Jones. However, the second-year wideout fumbled away his lone catch on Houston's 27-yard line and didn't get another target the rest of the way. The Browns leaned on their running backs and tight ends after that. Thus far, Peoples-Jones has two targets and two catches through two games. More was anticipated from him, particularly with Odell Beckham (knee) inactive Weeks 1 and 2, but an extended absence for Landry would provide him with more opportunities.

Rashard Higgins

WR | CLE

More action Week 2

Higgins caught both of his targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over Houston.

Higgins was barely an afterthought Week 1 when he played just four snaps, but an early knee injury removed Jarvis Landry from the equation Week 2 and paved the way for Higgins to play 43 snaps (70 percent). Landry is expected to miss multiple games, and if Odell Beckham (knee) is not ready for Week 3 against the Bears, Higgins should see a big workload again. His main competition for playing time did not fare so well Sunday. Second-year wideout Donovan Peoples-Jones fumbled away his lone touch, and rookie Anthony Schwartz stopped short on a route that resulted in an interception, an injury to quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder) and Houston's second touchdown. Those were Cleveland's only two turnovers on the day.

Harrison Bryant

TE | CLE

More attention Week 2

Bryant caught all four of his targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans.

Bryant was a forgotten man Week 1, slipping behind David Njoku in terms of snaps and targets, but the second-year tight end was more involved in the win over Houston. His first catch was a 29-yard grab that put the Browns in business at Houston's six-yard line, setting up their first score. In terms of snaps, Bryant (31) was on the field fewer times than Njoku (36), but he had the greater impact. The position group as a whole was busy, leading the team with 12 targets, as wide receiver Jarvis Landry lasted only two plays before injuring his MCL. Landry joined the inactive Odell Beckham (knee) on the sidelines, leaving Cleveland without its top two receivers. Landry is expected to miss multiple games, and if Beckham's unable to play next Sunday against the Bears, Bryant and the tight ends may be relied on heavily once again.

Andy Janovich

RB | CLE

Scores red-zone touchdown

Janovich had two carries for zero yards and scored a touchdown in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Texans.

Janovich finished off a drive that started on a short field after Cleveland recovered a muffed punt at the Houston 35-yard line. After the Texans stopped Nick Chubb on second-and-goal at the 2, Janovich scored on a second and third effort after being hit. It was the first touchdown for the fullback since joining the Browns in 2020.

Jalen Reagor

WR | PHI

Held to five yards in defeat

Reagor caught just two of his five targets for five yards in Sunday's 17-11 loss to the 49ers.

Two catches were enough for a share of the team lead on the day along with four other Eagles. The important number for Reagor is his five targets, however, which represented the second-highest total on the team for the second week in a row. He now has 11 through two games this season, fewer only than DeVonta Smith's 15.

Kenneth Gainwell

RB | PHI

Eight touches in loss

Gainwell rushed six times for 14 yards and caught two of his three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 17-11 loss to the 49ers.

Like most of the Eagles offense, the rookie was largely contained on the day. The good news is he again operated as the clear top backup for Miles Sanders, as Boston Scott didn't even register a snap on offense. Gainwell should have more room to run in Week 3 against a more forgiving Dallas defense.

Mecole Hardman

WR | KC

55 yards on SNF

Hardman had five receptions (eight targets) for 55 yards in Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Ravens.

Hardman saw a huge uptick in targets due to the Ravens constantly doubling Tyreek Hill for the majority of the contest. The 23-year-old could have had a much bigger fantasy impact if Patrick Mahomes didn't uncharacteristically overthrow him on a would-be deep touchdown in the first half. Hardman has the pure speed to put up some big numbers in a given week, but he remains behind both Hill and Travis Kelce in the pecking order, so there will be some inconsistency as the season progresses. The Chargers are up next for Hardman and the Chiefs next Sunday.

Mark Andrews

TE | BAL

Five catches in win

Andrews caught all five targets for 57 yards in Sunday's 36-35 win over the Chiefs.

Andrews' performance was an improvement over his three-catch outing in Week 1, but he has still yet to score a touchdown after scoring 17 over the last two seasons. It seems like Lamar Jackson is looking to go downfield more, which has resulted in more targets for Marquise Brown and the newly-acquired Sammy Watkins. Andrews will look to get his first taste of the end zone against the Lions on Sunday.

Struggles on SNF

Edwards-Helaire rushed 13 times for 46 yards while losing a fumble in Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Ravens.

The Chiefs only dialed up 16 designed running plays for its backs (despite leading for the majority of the contest) after running 15 of those same plays in Week 1. It appears that offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy wants to keep the ball in his best player's hands, Patrick Mahomes, as much as possible this season, which seems like a smart move. It doesn't help that Edwards-Helaire isn't doing much with the limited touches he has been receiving (3.3 yards per carry). If this trend continues, then CEH's ceiling may be lower than many expected for 2021. Up next for the Chiefs is a divisional matchup against the Chargers next Sunday.

Ty'Son Williams

RB | BAL

Leads backfield in victory

Williams rushed 13 times for 77 yards and caught both of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 36-35 win over the Chiefs.

Williams continued to lead the backfield as expected following the acquisition of Devonta Freeman (two rushes for 29 yards), but he did have a touchdown vultured by Latavius Murray. Lamar Jackson stole the show on the ground (16 rushes for 107 yards and two rushing scores), leaving scraps for the rest of the Ravens' rushing attack. It was still a solid outing from Williams all things considered, and his line would have looked a whole lot better if he cashed in on one of those three rushing scores. The former undrafted rookie has a nice matchup on tap against a young, unproven Lions defense next Sunday.

Marquise Brown

WR | BAL

Continues hot start

Brown (ankle) secured six of 10 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-35 win over the Chiefs.

Brown continued his strong start to the 2021 campaign with his first 100-yard game of the year and his second trip to the end zone. The 24-year-old was nursing a sore ankle during practice this week, but he appeared to be fully healthy when he burned the Chiefs' secondary and caught Lamar Jackson's incredible leaping pass for a touchdown. Hollywood is starting to finally look like the top target for Jackson after a couple of years of inconsistency. He will look to keep that going in a soft matchup against the Lions on Sunday.

Tyreek Hill

WR | KC

Held in check by opponent

Hill had just three receptions (four targets) for 14 yards in Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Ravens. He did add 15 yards on one carry.

The Ravens came into this contest with a clear gameplan to stop Hill from beating them deep by constantly doubling the wideout, and they succeeded in that endeavor. They weren't able to stop Patrick Mahomes or the rest of Kansas City's receivers for the majority of the contest, but their plan ended up thwarting Hill's fantasy managers' plans of a repeat monster performance. The speedster will not be held in check like this every week so long as Mahomes is under center, so chalk this up to a rare dud and roll Hill out there with confidence against the Chargers next Sunday.

Travis Kelce

TE | KC

Goes over 100 yards while scoring

Kelce had seven receptions (eight targets) for 109 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-35 loss to Baltimore.

The Ravens were keying in on Tyreek Hill (three receptions for 14 yards), so Kelce was asked to do most of the heavy lifting on underneath routes. Even his 46-yard touchdown came on a short pass that the tight end took to the house with some nifty moves for a big man. Kelce has proven that his superhero abilities are not tied to the beard he shaved this offseason, as he now has 13 receptions, 175 yards and three touchdowns through two contests. The star tight end will look to keep things rolling against the Chargers in Week 3.

Patrick Mahomes

QB | KC

Another strong outing

Mahomes completed 24 of 31 pass attempts for 343 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Ravens.

Mahomes carved up the Ravens' secondary -- as he is known to do on occasion -- while spreading the ball around to nine different receivers. He did have an ill-advised interception where he tried making one of his signature throws while being tackled to the ground, but there was no magic there this time around. While his team ended up falling just short of victory, Mahomes gaudy stat line will surely boost his fantasy manager's scores heading into the final game of Week 2. The young phenom could be involved in his third consecutive shootout in a divisional matchup against Justin Herbert and the Chargers on Sunday.

Lamar Jackson

QB | BAL

Mounts second half comeback

Jackson completed 18 of 26 pass attempts for 239 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing 16 times for 107 yards and two more scores in Sunday's 36-35 win over the Chiefs.

It was a tale of two halves for Jackson, as he got off to an ominous start when a first-drive pass was picked off by Tyrann Mathieu for a touchdown. The dual-threat quarterback had just 75 yards passing and two interceptions going into the second half, but he promptly put the team on his shoulder pads and outdueled Patrick Mahomes, even tossing in an incredible jumping touchdown throw to Marquise Brown. The Ravens have had a myriad of injuries to start the season, but that may actually benefit Jackson's fantasy managers, as he will be asked to carry the load similar to Sunday's impressive victory. Up next is a favorable matchup against a green Detroit defense next Sunday.

Bobby Wagner

LB | SEA

Sets record with 20 tackles

Wagner recorded 20 tackles (16 solo) and a sack in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Titans.

Wagner set a franchise record and a career high in Week 2 with this massive tackling performance. Through two weeks, Wagner has produced 33 tackles, a sack and a pass breakup. He's a surefire IDP starter as long as he's healthy.

Mike Davis

RB | ATL

Logs 16 total touches in loss

Davis rushed nine times for 38 yards and brought in all seven targets for 25 yards in the Falcons' 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Davis managed the relatively rare feat of averaging more than four yards per tote against the brick wall that is the Buccaneers' defensive front, but his opportunities were limited overall in a game where the Falcons were unsurprisingly forced to lean heavily on the pass. Davis benefited from that development, however, putting in his usual stellar work as a receiver out of the backfield to give fantasy managers rostering him in PPR formats a decent tally on the day. Davis does continue to share a good bit of touches hybrid backfield mate Cordarrelle Patterson, but he could enjoy a more voluminous workload on the ground in Week 3 against a Giants team the Falcons should be able to keep pace with.

Still clear lead back Sunday

Fournette rushed 11 times for 52 yards and secured all four targets for 24 yards in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Despite the fact Ronald Jones took the first carry of the game, Fournette once again ended up outpacing his position mate in touches by a clear margin. The fifth-year back had five more carries and three more receptions than Jones, the latter accomplished on just one more target than his teammate. Jones figures to continue to cap Fournette's overall fantasy ceiling to an extent, but through two games, the latter has served as a serviceable option in PPR formats due to ability to enhance his overall production through his work in the passing game. Fournette will look to continue his strong start to the campaign in a tough Week 3 battle against the Rams on the road.

Ryan Tannehill

QB | TEN

Racks up yardage, no TDs

Tannehill completed 27 of his 40 passes for 347 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Seahawks.

Tannehill returned to his more efficient ways after a disappointing Week 1 effort, recording 8.7 yards per attempt. He spread the ball around, with four different receivers getting five targets or more. However, Tannehill showed particular rapport with Julio Jones, and the duo connected for five passes that went for 15 yards or more. Tannehill's production still lagged due to Derrick Henry finding the end zone three times in the second half to key a comeback win, though this performance was a step in the right direction.

A.J. Brown

WR | TEN

Does little with nine targets

Brown recorded three receptions on nine targets for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Seahawks.

Brown led the the team with nine targets, but was out-produced by Julio Jones by 85 yards. He was particularly inefficient on passes deep down the field, including an uncharacteristic drop after he beat his defender on a double-move. Instead, most of Brown's yardage came on short passes that required him to do the majority of his work after the catch. Brown will look to turn the page on this disappointing performance, and his targets indicate that there should be no concern regarding his role in the offense moving forward.

Julio Jones

WR | TEN

Bounces back

Jones recorded six receptions on eight targets for 128 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Seahawks.

Jones bounced back in a big way from a disappointing debut with the Titans in Week 1. He tallied five receptions of 15 yards or more, highlighted by a 51-yard gain early in the second quarter. The only thing missing from his box score was a touchdown, though he just missed getting two feet down in the back of the end zone on a drive immediately prior to halftime. While Jones and A.J. Brown have yet to show they can post big performances in the same game, this was an encouraging effort for both Jones and the Titans' offense as a whole.

Eric Ebron

TE | PIT

Draws two targets Sunday

Ebron failed to haul in either of his two targets in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders.

Ebron dealt with a hamstring injury during practice ahead of Sunday's Week 2 matchup, but he wasn't on the injury report. Rookie Pat Freiermuth drew the start at tight end and hauled in all four of his targets, while Ebron has been targeted twice in each of the first two weeks of the 2021 campaign.

Pat Freiermuth

TE | PIT

Tallies four receptions

Freiermuth brought in all four of his targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders.

Freiermuth was targeted just once in his NFL debut against the Bills last week, but he was more involved in the passing game during Sunday's loss. Eric Ebron saw two targets in Week 2, but Freiermuth drew the start against the Raiders and has carved out a modest role early in his NFL career.

Freddie Swain

WR | SEA

Scores long TD

Swain caught all five targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Titans. He also rushed once for five yards.

Swain never recorded more than three receptions or 37 receiving yards in a game during his rookie season, but he capitalized Sunday as the clear No. 3 receiver against a putrid Titans secondary. The highlight of his afternoon was a wide-open, 68-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter to put the Seahawks up two scores, a lead that they ended up squandering. It's tough to depend on Swain for weekly value behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, but he's worth keeping in mind as a contrarian DFS play moving forward.

Derrick Henry

RB | TEN

Rumbles over Seahawks

Henry carried the ball 35 times for 182 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Seahawks. He added six receptions for 55 yards.

Henry appeared to be in for another disappointing game to open the season as he had only 35 yards on 13 carries through two quarters. However, he keyed a comeback effort for the Titans in the second half by finding the end zone from 60, nine and one yards away. While hardly the highlight of his box score, Henry also tied for the team lead in receptions. His work in the passing game has always been a shortcoming, making it possible that his role in the offense only increases if he can maintain this success as a pass-catcher.

CeeDee Lamb

WR | DAL

Leading receiver in win

Lamb caught eight of nine targets for 81 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Chargers. He also gained 13 rushing yards on his lone carry.

The second-year receiver was the only Cowboy to see more than five targets or catch more than three passes on the afternoon100000000, and he hauled in more than double the yardage of any of his teammates. It was a quiet day overall for the team's aerial attack as offensive coordinator Kellen Moore focused on getting the Dallas running game going, but Lamb has so far been matchup-proof in 2021 heading into a Week 3 clash with the Eagles.

Chris Carson

RB | SEA

Scores twice in loss

Carson rushed 13 times for 31 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Titans.

The Seahawks shifted to a pass-heavy game plan Sunday, but Carson was the clear lead back, logging 13 of the team's 14 running-back carries. He wasn't effective with his limited touches, recording 2.4 yards per carry. However, he cashed in with two goal-line scores. The Seahawks will travel to Minnesota for a Week 3 showdown next.

DK Metcalf

WR | SEA

Registers 53 yards in loss

Metcalf caught six of 11 targets for 53 yards in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Titans.

Metcalf's longest catch of the day went for 16 yards, while both Tyler Lockett and Freddie Swain recorded receptions of more than 60 yards. It's worth noting that head coach Pete Carroll said Metcalf was "sore" during the game, and that may have factored into a lower depth of target than usual. Nevertheless, it's promising that he received double-digit targets. The Seahawks draw a favorable Week 3 matchup against the Vikings, who have allowed 661 passing yards and five passing touchdowns through two games.

Amari Cooper

WR | DAL

Shaken up late in win

Cooper caught three of five targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Chargers, but he suffered a rib injury on his final catch late in the fourth quarter, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Cooper's 12-yard grab, in which he split two defenders but took a shot to the ribs as he cut between them, helped set up a 56-yard game-winning field goal by Greg Zuerlein. The receiver's tepid numbers were reflected in a quiet day for the Dallas passing game as a whole, but if the injury isn't serious, Cooper will look to rebound in Week 3 facing an Eagles defense he has averaged over 91 yards a game against in six career meetings since coming to the Cowboys.

Derek Carr

QB | LV

Torches Steelers in win

Carr completed 28 of his 37 pass attempts for 382 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Steelers.

Carr took advantage of a shorthanded Steelers' defense to connect on five passes of 20 or more yards. He showed particular rapport with Henry Ruggs downfield, highlighted by a 61-yard touchdown and a 30-yard pass that set up another score on the following play. Though often regarded as a game manager, Carr has powered an explosive Raiders' offense through two weeks as he's combined to record 817 passing yards and four touchdowns as opposed to only one interception.

Jalen Guyton

WR | LAC

Just two receptions

Guyton caught his two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.

It was a disappointing outing for Guyton after emerging as the team's third wideout in the Week 1 win. Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler combined for 260 of the 338 total passing so the lack of opportunities could easily be attributed to the trio's brilliance. It might be difficult for Guyton to breakout against a Chiefs defense that has done a good job limiting big plays from the passing game this season.

Tony Pollard

RB | DAL

Erupts for 140 yards in win

Pollard carried the ball 13 times for 109 yards and a touchdown and caught all three of his targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Chargers.

After the Cowboys' running game got bottled up by the Bucs in Week 1, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore made a point of getting his ground game going in this one. While Ezekiel Elliott led the team with 16 carries, it was Pollard who led in rushing yards, and he scored his first TD of the season on a four-yard plunge midway through the first quarter. Zeke remains the unquestioned starter, but if Pollard continues to capitalize on his opportunities, double-digit touches could become the norm for him. The third-year back's big performance will give the Eagles' defense something else to think about heading into a Week 3 clash back in Dallas.

Peyton Barber

RB | LV

Inefficient on ground

Barber carried the ball 13 times for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over Pittsburgh.

Barber led the Raiders' backfield in both carries and yardage, yet his day was still hardly noteworthy. His longest rush of the contest went for 13 yards, though he was also tackled for a loss on four separate occasions. Barber's role in the offense going forward will be dependent on the health of Josh Jacobs (toe/anke), though even with a significant workload the results don't project to be particularly impressive.

Ezekiel Elliott

RB | DAL

Bounces back in Week 2

Elliott carried the ball 16 times for 71 yards and a touchdown and caught both his targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Chargers.

After being held in check by the Bucs in Week 1, Elliott found a lot more running room in Los Angeles and punched home his first score of the year from the five-yard line late in the first quarter. Even so, he was overshadowed in his own backfield by Tony Pollard, who turned 16 touches into 140 scrimmage yards and a TD of his own. Elliott is still the clear No. 1 running back for the Cowboys, but Pollard could continue to cut into his workload in Week 3's home tilt against the Eagles.

Joshua Palmer

WR | LAC

Mundane figures again

Palmer caught two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Palmer at least saw his opportunities in line with No. 3 wideout Jalen Guyton (two catches, 13 yards), but it's fair to say the third-round rookie hasn't flashed over the first two weeks. Don't anticipate a change in his fantasy value unless an injury shakes up the top of the depth chart.

Kenyan Drake

RB | LV

Abysmal on ground

Drake carried the ball seven times for nine yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Steelers. He added five receptions on six targets for 46 yards.

Drake was out-carried by Peyton Barber 13-7. Neither mustered much with the work, as Drake was limited to 1.3 yards per carry with his longest rush going for five yards. He showed a bit more promise as a receiver, breaking off gains of 13, 11 and 10 yards in that role. Drake's role moving forward will largely be dependent on the health of Josh Jacobs (toe/ankle), who reportedly has a chance to return for the team's Week 3 matchup against Miami.

Jared Cook

TE | LAC

Little production in loss

Cook caught three of his five targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Cook saw the fourth-most targets, but didn't do much with the extra looks. The veteran tight end could have salvaged his day with what appeared to be the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter, but an illegal shift negated the touchdown. Stephen Anderson (two catches, nine yards) and Donald Parham (36-yard touchdown called back on a penalty) did next to nothing in this contest, confirming Cook as the obvious tight end to roster in an explosive offense through two weeks.

Dak Prescott

QB | DAL

Quiet in road win

Prescott completed 23 of 27 passes for 237 yards and an interception in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Chargers.

Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore made a point of heavily involving the Dallas ground game after Prescott attempted 58 passes in last week's loss, and as a result the quarterback posted very disappointing fantasy numbers despite his efficiency. He did lead the Cowboys on a game-winning field goal drive at the end of the fourth quarter, however. With a more aggressive Cowboys defense looking like it might not dig the same kind of holes last year's unit did, Prescott may not have the week-to-week ceiling his Week 1 numbers suggested, but he should still be more productive in Week 3 at home against the Eagles.

Mike Williams

WR | LAC

Another touchdown in loss

Williams corralled seven of his 10 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Williams actually led the team in targets, once again connecting with Justin Herbert on a number of critical attempts. The 2017 first-round pick now has a touchdown in back-to-back weeks after scoring just five in all of 2020, and this one -- a nifty 12-year-old catch and run -- is simply not a play we've seen Williams be able to make throughout his career. The 26-year-old has notoriously struggled against the Chiefs, but given the type of workload the big-bodied wideout is seeing week-to-week, it's hard to imagine his production falling off significantly against the divisional opponent in Week 3.

K.J. Osborn

WR | MIN

Productive again Sunday

Osborn caught five of six targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Cardinals.

The second-year wideout put together another big performance, leading the Vikings in receiving yards and scoring his first career NFL touchdown on a 64-yard strike from Kirk Cousins in the first quarter. Osborn is enjoying the lack of defensive attention that comes from lining up alongside Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, and he'll look to continue his breakout campaign in Week 3 at home against the Seahawks.

A.J. Green

WR | ARI

First TD with Arizona

Green gathered in three of six passes for 44 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-33 victory against the Vikings.

In his first two games with the Cardinals, Green is tied for second on the team in terms of targets (12) with DeAndre Hopkins, which is one behind rookie Rondale Moore (13). But among the six Cards with at least eight targets, Green is the only one with a catch rate below 50 percent (41.7 percent, to be precise). At the very least, though, his five grabs have gone for an average of 13.8 yards, and he recorded his first score in an Arizona uniform from nine yards out in the third quarter Sunday. Green and Kyler Murray will attempt to work out the kinks further in a Week 3 contest at Jacksonville.

Dallas Goedert

TE | PHI

Quiet in loss

Goedert recorded two receptions on two targets for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the 49ers.

The Eagles didn't have much production through the air as a team, which trickled down to affect the pass catchers. Goedert finished second on the team with 24 yards, behind only Quez Watkins who tallied 117. Things should open up more for the offense in Week 3 against Dallas, though Jalen Hurts has shown a tendency to spread the ball around, so Goedert may not have bankable volume moving forward.

Adam Thielen

WR | MIN

Finds end zone against Cards

Thielen caught six of seven targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Cardinals.

While he didn't gain much in the way of yardage, Thielen tied Justin Jefferson for the team lead in catches and scored his third TD of the season at the end of the first quarter on a seven-yard toss from Kirk Cousins. The veteran receiver's campaign is off to another strong start, and he'll look to keep rolling in Week 3 at home against the Seahawks.

Justin Jefferson

WR | MIN

Grabs TD in Sunday's loss

Jefferson caught six of 10 targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Cardinals.

The second-year receiver hauled in a 14-yard toss from Kirk Cousins midway through the second quarter, giving the Vikings a 20-7 lead they eventually squandered. Jefferson led Minnesota in targets on the day and tied Adam Thielen for the team lead in catches, but it was K.J. Osborn who led the club in receiving yards. Jefferson will look to put together another strong effort in Week 3 at home against the Seahawks.

Austin Ekeler

RB | LAC

Totals 115 yards

Ekeler recorded nine carries for 54 yards and also caught all nine of his targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

It wasn't exactly a healthy workload on the ground, but Ekeler did manage to outcarry Justin Jackson and Larry Rountree by a combined nine to five margin. It was encouraging to see the talented pass catcher get involved through the passing game, picking up a critical 20-yard catch down the left sideline that sent Ekeler to the injury tent before emerging later in the contest. The 26-year-old hasn't exactly been the type of featured back some assumed would occur in the Joe Lombardi system, but he's been a comfortably productive asset in an explosive offense to start the season and should see more opportunities in better matchups to come.

Christian Kirk

WR | ARI

Hauls in three passes Sunday

Kirk notched three receptions (on four targets) for 65 yards during Sunday's 34-33 win versus the Vikings.

Among the six Cardinals to be targeted by Kyler Murray in Week 2, Kirk matched No. 1 wideout DeAndre Hopkins with the fewest looks. Having said that, all three of Kirk's catches went for at least 10 yards, highlighted by a 35-yard looping pass from Murray down the middle of the field that set up Arizona at the six-yard line late in the fourth quarter, which ultimately set up a 27-yard field goal for the winning points. After two games, Kirk has accrued an 8-135-2 receiving line on nine targets, which indicates his efficiency in what has been a hyper-efficient passing attack under Murray. Kirk will look to keep it up next Sunday when the Cards pay a visit to Jacksonville.

Dalvin Cook

RB | MIN

Sprains ankle late in loss

Cook carried the ball 22 times for 131 yards and caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Cardinals. Per Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site, Cook was slowed by an ankle sprain late in the game.

The running back didn't find the end zone, but he otherwise posted huge numbers in a losing effort. The fact that Cook was able to play through his ankle issue suggests it isn't serious, but he could be limited in practice to begin next week as the Vikings try to keep him healthy. Cook has 252 scrimmage yards through two games, a total he should be able to add to significantly in Week 3's clash with a Seahawks defense that just got steamrolled by Derrick Henry.

Keelan Cole

WR | NYJ

Not targeted against Patriots

Cole (knee) wasn't targeted in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.

Cole suited up after missing the season opener, but his lack of involvement suggests he's still feeling the effects of his knee injury. If Cole's able to increase his practice participation in the upcoming week, he'll likely be more involved in the game plan against the Broncos in Week 3.

Keenan Allen

WR | LAC

Goes over 100 yards

Allen snared four of his eight targets for 108 yards in the 20-17 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Allen's 42-yard reception was the longest play of the game, but the star wideout was otherwise kept in check with the Cowboys defense repeatedly bearing down on quarterback Justin Herbert. The veteran wideout should be set for a heavy workload next week against the Chiefs, having recorded at least eight receptions and 80 yards in each of his last four games against the aforementioned divisional opponent.

James Conner

RB | ARI

Musters 26 rushing yards

Conner rushed eight times for 26 yards during Sunday's 34-33 win against the Vikings.

Through two games, Conner has logged 24 touches (all carries) to fellow running back Chase Edmonds' 29 (20 runs, nine catches). However, when looking at their respective stat lines, Conner is lagging far behind Edmonds in terms of yards from scrimmage (79 versus 181). With no utility as a pass catcher to speak of yet in what's been a high-flying offense directed by Kyler Murray, Conner is playing second fiddle to Edmonds, at least in terms of fantasy. Conner nonetheless has a fair matchup upcoming Week 3 against a vulnerable Jaguars defense on the road.

Kirk Cousins

QB | MIN

Tosses three TDs in loss

Cousins completed 22 of 32 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Cardinals.

He also added 35 rushing yards on two carries. Cousins was efficient all afternoon, hitting K.J. Osborn, Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson for scores in the first half, and he had the Vikings in position to kick a game-winning field goal at the end of the fourth quarter, but Greg Joseph missed from 37 yards out. Cousins has looked very good through two games but has two narrow road losses to show for it, a streak he'll look to snap in Week 3 at home against the Seahawks.

Corey Davis

WR | NYJ

Blanketed by Patriots

Davis caught two of five passes for eight yards in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.

Davis was blanked in the first half, as the Patriots limited quarterback Zach Wilson to three completions and picked him off three times. The Jets' top receiver managed to get on the stat sheet after halftime but still ended up posting a dud. With a two-touchdown performance in his Jets debut showcasing Davis' high ceiling and this effort demonstrating his low floor, Davis will be a high-risk, high-reward Week 3 option in Denver.

Justin Herbert

QB | LAC

Flags ruin big outing

Herbert completed 31 of 41 attempts for 338 yards and one touchdown to go along with two interceptions in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys. He also carried the ball four times for 12 yards.

The second-year signal caller again attempted 40-plus passes, but the Dallas defense did a good job limiting Herbert from connecting on any big plays. The star QB spread the ball around to his pass catchers, completing receptions to nine different targets. The two interceptions were unpredictably poor throws from the 23-year-old, as a forced pass to Keenan Allen on the opening drive coupled with an errant pass late in the third quarter at the goal line directly crushed two scoring opportunities. That wasn't the only thing holding back a gigantic fantasy day, however. A 36-yard touchdown pass on a well-designed play to tight end Donald Parham was called back due to holding, a possession that then ended with the aforementioned interception at the goal line. An egregiously poor call on the team's final possession also negated what would have been the go-ahead touchdown pass to Jared Cook, forcing the team to settle for a field goal. Herbert's passing volume on a week-to-week basis almost guarantees a safe fantasy floor, and it wouldn't be surprising if the Chargers are forced into offensive overdrive next week against the Chiefs.

Chase Edmonds

RB | ARI

Churns out 75 total yards

Edmonds turned eight carries into 46 yards and five receptions (on five targets) into 29 yards during Sunday's 34-33 victory versus the Vikings.

In Week 1 at Tennessee, Edmonds (12 carries, four catches) and James Conner (16 rushes) earned the same number of touches, but the former doubled up the latter, 106-53, in total yards. One week later, Edmonds out-touched Conner, 13-8, and had 49 more yards from scrimmage (75 versus 26). If the preceding has revealed anything, Edmonds has a better chance than Conner to be utilized on a weekly basis and has been far more efficient with those looks. In any case, it's clear Edmonds is in a split backfield, which likely will inhibit his output certain weeks.

Elijah Moore

WR | NYJ

Four catches in Week 2 loss

Moore caught four of eight targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 25-6 loss to the Patriots.

Moore looked more comfortable in his second game after struggling in his debut. Only slot receiver Braxton Berrios saw more targets from rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, so Moore's quickly being integrated into the Jets' admittedly underwhelming offense. Jamison Crowder (groin) will command targets when he returns, be it in Week 3 against the Broncos or later, but he's more likely to cut into Berrios' volume than Moore's.

Unspectacular in loss

Roethlisberger completed 27 of his 40 passes for 295 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Raiders.

Roethlisberger showed some ability to throw the deep ball, as he connected with both Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson for long receptions. However, the Steelers offense struggled to get going at any point in the game, in part due to Roethlisberger's 7.4 yards per attempt. Despite his own struggles, Roethlisberger largely did enough to sustain his receiver's ability to produce, as Claypool totaled 70 receiving yards and Johnson 105. Roethlisberger will now have a positive Week 3 matchup against the Bengals, though his early-season results don't suggest he'll be able to take advantage.

Scores via ground and air in loss

Patterson rushed seven times for 11 yards and a touchdown and brought in five of six targets for 58 yards and another score in the Falcons' 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also fumbled once but recovered and returned a kickoff for 27 yards.

The jack-of-all-trades was at it again Sunday, and he rewarded fantasy managers who may have rolled with him in season-long formats and daily contests with his first pair of scores in a Falcons uniform. Patterson recorded a 10-yard run in the second quarter for the Falcons' first points of the afternoon and followed it up with a seven-yard scoring grab late in the third quarter to bring Atlanta within three points. While his team's overall prospects are undeniably dim, Patterson appears to be settling in nicely as a dual threat who can also be of value in formats that count return yards. He'll look to carry over his momentum into a favorable Week 3 road matchup against the Giants.

Rondale Moore

WR | ARI

Scores first career touchdown

Moore tallied seven catches (on eight targets) for 114 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-33 victory against the Vikings. He also had one kick return for 21 yards and three punt returns for 19 yards.

There was some question about how Moore would fit into the Cardinals offense after the team invested a second-round pick on him back in April. That said, quarterback Kyler Murray hasn't hesitated getting Moore involved in his first two pro outings, targeting the rookie 13 times, one of which resulted in a 77-yard TD near the end of the first half of Sunday's contest. The aforementioned volume prorates to 110.5 targets in the new 17-game slate, which should be enough for Moore to produce regularly in a high-powered scheme. He'll strive for another fruitful performance Week 3 when the Cardinals travel to Jacksonville.

Chris Godwin

WR | TB

Another TD in Week 2 win

Godwin brought in four of five targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Godwin checked in second only to Mike Evans in receiving yardage while sharing runner-up status in receptions with Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette. The fifth-year wideout also found the end zone for the second time this season early in the fourth quarter, notching a key 12-yard scoring grab after the Falcons had closed the Buccaneers' lead to three points. Godwin will aim to continue the strong start to his season in a tough Week 3 road matchup against the Rams.

Kyle Pitts

TE | ATL

Shows improvement in Week 2 win

Pitts secured five of six targets for 73 yards in the Falcons' 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

The fourth overall pick slogged through his NFL debut against the Eagles a week ago, but Pitts looked much more the part Sunday in a tough defensive matchup. Pitts notched a team-high 24-yard reception on his way to pacing the Falcons in receiving yardage, and he also flashed improved efficiency after bringing in only half his eight targets in Week 1. Pitts will look to continue his ascent against a vulnerable Giants defense in a Week 3 road battle.

Set for Monday MRI

Shenault injured his shoulder in Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Broncos and has an MRI scheduled for Monday to determine the extent of the injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Shenault's shoulder injury may have played a role in his quiet production, though the entire Jacksonville passing game struggled as the Denver defense overwhelmed rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The recovery timeline for Shenault's injury will likely be clarified once his MRI results come in.

DeAndre Hopkins

WR | ARI

Reaches end zone again Week 2

Hopkins hauled in all four targets for 54 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 34-33 win versus the Vikings.

It was a reasonable enough follow-up to Hopkins' Week 1 receiving line of 6-83-2 on eight targets. However, in a game in which quarterback Kyler Murray piled up 400 yards and three TDs through the air, one would have hoped for more when looking at the box score. That's until the Vikings' defensive game plan is taken into account: Hopkins was on the receiving end of double coverage after recording four catches through the Cardinals' first two possessions of the game, and he didn't see a target after the 5:49 mark of the first quarter. He'll look for his first 100-yard performance of the campaign next Sunday in a road outing against the Jaguars.

Tops 300 yards

Bridgewater completed 26 of his 34 passes for 328 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 2 win over Jacksonville.

Bridgewater moved the ball well throughout the game and took advantage of a soft matchup. He primarily connected with Courtland Sutton, including for big gains of 55, 33 and 16 yards. However, Bridgewater also spread the ball effectively and found Noah Fant and Tim Patrick for touchdowns. As is typical, Bridgewater seemed fairly content to take what the defense allowed. That approach has worked through two weeks, as he's racked up 592 passing yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Rob Gronkowski

TE | TB

Pair of TDs in win

Gronkowski brought in four of five targets for 39 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Through two games, Gronkowski looks to have turned the clock back to early last decade, already recording 12 receptions for 129 yards and Sunday's pair of scores and looking like a matchup problem for many linebackers and safeties. His established rapport with Tom Brady helped the legendary tight end get his feet back under him in 2020 while he worked back from a year out of football and also learned Bruce Arians' offensive system, and he's unsurprisingly hit the ground running in 2021. With the stingy Rams' cornerbacks on the schedule in Week 3, Gronkowski could play a key role as a pass catcher again in that road showdown.

Tyler Lockett

WR | SEA

Busts out for 178 yards, one TD

Lockett reeled in eight of 11 targets for 178 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 33-30 overtime defeat to the Titans.

Lockett's connection with Russell Wilson has been on point through the first two games of the season, with the wide receiver posting back-to-back 100-yard efforts for the second time in his seven-year career. So far, Lockett and DK Metcalf are tied for the team lead with 16 targets on the campaign, but Lockett has been far more efficient, averaging a ridiculous 23.2 YPC and 17.4 YPT (versus 11.3 and 7.1, respectively, for Metcalf) while getting in the end zone in both contests. Lockett will seek another productive outing Week 3 in a road jaunt to Minnesota.

Russell Wilson

QB | SEA

Goes for 343 yards, two TDs

Wilson racked up 343 yards and two touchdowns on 22-for-31 passing and recorded 16 more yards on three carries during Sunday's 33-30 overtime loss to the Titans.

Wilson backed up his 254-yard, four-touchdown performance from the season opener by stuffing the stat sheet Week 2. However, more than half of his yardage through the air came on three plays -- he had two TDs of 60-plus yards and another 51-yard completion to Tyler Lockett -- and the Titans offense ground and pounded on the back of Derrick Henry in the second half, leading to just six points for the Seahawks between the third and fourth quarters. Wilson will aim to get back to winning ways next Sunday on the road against the 0-2 Vikings.

Calvin Ridley

WR | ATL

Finds end zone in Week 2 loss

Ridley secured seven of 10 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Ridley made his first 2021 trip to the end zone in the third quarter, hauling in a three-yard pass from Matt Ryan to close the Falcons' deficit to 11 points at the time. The Falcons' No. 1 wideout looked the part a bit more than during a pedestrian Week 1 effort, and he'll look to capitalize on a questionable Giants secondary in a Week 3 road battle.

Matt Ryan

QB | ATL

Hits 300 yard-mark in loss

Ryan completed 35 of 46 passes for 300 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in the Falcons' 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also gained three yards on two rushes.

In a game script that's likely to replicate itself often for the Falcons this season, Atlanta was forced to keep its foot on the gas through all four quarters, leading to a fantasy-friendly day for Ryan in the loss. The veteran was able to connect with Calvin Ridley and Cordarrelle Patterson for his pair of scores, but he also short-circuited the Falcons' final chances for a comeback by throwing a pair of pick-sixes to Mike Edwards in the fourth quarter. The learning curve for Ryan and his offensive teammates with head coach Arthur Smith's system is likely to shorten by the week, and a Week 3 matchup against the vulnerable Giants could lead to a big step forward .

Kyler Murray

QB | ARI

Second 400-yard effort of career

Murray was 29-for-36 passing for 400 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 34-33 win against the Vikings. He added five carries for 31 yards and another score on the ground.

Murray is putting everything together in his third NFL campaign, accounting for nine total TDs through two games (seven passing, two on the ground). The Cardinals seem to have settled on a tight rotation in the skill positions, with six players accounting for Murray's attention through the air (each one had at least four targets). His scoring strikes went for 15 (DeAndre Hopkins), 77 (Rondale Moore) and nine yards (A.J. Green), while Murray's rushing TD came from 12 yards out. Murray's Week 2 performance wasn't perfect by any means, as he tossed a pick-six on the second offensive play of the second half, but he more than made up for it elsewhere, and he'll look to keep up the momentum with a Week 3 road matchup against a weak Jaguars defense.

Quez Watkins

WR | PHI

Long reception powers production

Watkins recorded two receptions on two targets for 117 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the 49ers.

Watkins saw only a pair of targets, but he made the most of them. His first reception came late in the first quarter and went for 26 yards. One drive later, he recorded a 91-yard reception that finished just shy of the end zone. Watkins has only five targets through two weeks, but it appears that the Eagles are intent on getting the ball in his hands at least a few times per contest.

Mike Evans

WR | TB

Pair of scoring grabs in win

Evans secured five of nine targets for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

After mostly being left out of the fun in a wild Week 1 win over the Cowboys, Evans bounced back to pace the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yards and targets Sunday. He also made his first two end-zone visits of the season, notching one- and three-yard touchdown receptions in the second and third quarters, respectively. Evans unsurprisingly confirmed his lackluster Week 1 showing was nothing for fantasy managers to be overly concerned with, but he'll have the unenviable task of facing Jalen Ramsey and the rest of his Rams secondary mates on the road in Week 3.

Javonte Williams

RB | DEN

Works efficiently in Week 2

Williams recorded 13 rushing attempts for 64 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jaguars. He added one reception for 10 yards.

Williams ended the game with the same number of rushes as Melvin Gordon, and the pair often alternated plays on the same drive. Despite identical workloads on the ground, Williams out-gained Gordon by 33 yards -- though Gordon was far more effective as a receiver. Williams managed to record double-digit yardage on three of his 13 carries, the longest of which went for 16 yards. Through two weeks, Williams seems to be the more consistently effective rusher compared to Gordon. Though it will likely take time, he should lead the Broncos' backfield at some point this season.

Tom Brady

QB | TB

In elite form Sunday

Brady completed 24 of 36 passes for 276 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also netted six yards on his sole rush and lost a fumble.

The numbers essentially tell the story, and Brady was as good as his final line implies. The future Hall of Famer continued his career-long dominance of the Falcons, hitting 10 different pass catchers overall while throwing a pair of touchdown passes apiece to Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski and another to Chris Godwin. Through two games, Brady appears to be maximizing his textbook knowledge of Bruce Arians' aggressive scheme, having already produced 655 passing yards and a 9:2 TD:INT. He'll have his first truly stiff challenge of the season in Week 3, however, as the Buccaneers will pay a visit to the Rams in a matchup of undefeated NFC squads.

Can't get going

Gordon recorded 13 rushes for 31 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Jaguars. He added two receptions for 38 yards.

Gordon split carries evenly with rookie Javonte Williams, with both backs often entering the game on the same drive. Gordon failed to impress with his opportunities as his longest rush went for just eight yards, and he picked up an average of just 2.4 yards per carry. He was largely inefficient in Week 1 against the Giants as well but ripped off a 70-yard touchdown to pad his final line. Given Gordon's inability to consistently pick up yards, it wouldn't be surprising to eventually see Williams earn the majority of the work out of the Denver backfield.

Chase Claypool

WR | PIT

Maintains role as big-play threat

Claypool recorded three receptions on nine targets for 70 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Raiders.

Claypool was consistently targeted deep by Ben Roethlisberger, but the pair largely failed to connect. The one notable play between them came early in the fourth quarter, when Claypool hauled in a 52-yard pass to key a drive that ended in a touchdown. While much of Pittsburgh's offense is based around short and quick passes, Claypool stands out as the primary big-play threat. That could lead to plenty of explosive performances but may also result in frequent inefficiency as well.

DeVonta Smith

WR | PHI

Makes little of seven targets

Smith recorded two receptions on seven targets for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the 49ers.

Smith was the favorite target of Jalen Hurts, but the pair didn't find the same connection they showcased in Week 1. The Eagles' offense struggled overall, with Quez Watkins being the primary member of the offense to post notable production. While it's a positive that Smith remained the top target in the offense, his down performance highlights the volatility that the Eagles' offense could experience throughout the season.

Diontae Johnson

WR | PIT

Hurts knee late Sunday

Coach Mike Tomlin said Johnson "hurt his knee" on the final play of Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Raiders and "is being evaluated," Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Johnson made his ninth and final catch for 11 yards when he sustained the injury. According to Field Yates of ESPN, Johnson needed assistance from two teammates to get off the field, so his status should be watched closely in the coming days as the Steelers get more clarity on the nature of the issue. If Johnson is sidelined for any length of time, James Washington figures to move up the depth chart and join Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster as Pittsburgh's top three wide receivers.

Noah Fant

TE | DEN

Finds end zone

Fant recorded four receptions on six targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Jaguars.

Fant was the team's second-most targeted receiver in the absence of Jerry Jeudy (ankle). The majority of his work was limited to short areas of the field, and he managed only 5.5 yards per target as a result. However, he found the end zone from 14 yards away -- it was his only catch that went for double-digit yards -- to prop up his production. Fant should remain heavily involved in the offense in another exploitable matchup in Week 3 against the Jets.

Devin Duvernay

WR | BAL

Active for SNF

Duvernay (groin) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs.

As is fellow wideout Marquise Brown (ankle), a context that makes it tough to count on Duvernay for a high-volume role in Week 2, with Sammy Watkins also in the mix. Though he earned a 57 percent snap share in Week 1's loss to the Raiders, Duvernay caught just one pass (on two targets) for six yards in the contest.

Marquise Brown

WR | BAL

Suits up Sunday

Brown (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against Kansas City.

After sitting out the first two practices of the week, Brown worked in a limited fashion Friday and will now give it a go Sunday night. Assuming no setbacks or limitations, the speedster should combine with Sammy Watkins to continue to lead Baltimore's wideout corps versus Kansas City. In this past Monday's season-opening loss to the Raiders, Brown logged 47 of a possible 68 snaps on offense en route to catching all six of his targets for 69 yards and a TD.

Braxton Berrios

WR | NYJ

Leading receiver in Week 2 loss

Berrios caught seven of 11 targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.

Berrios led the Jets in targets, catches and receiving yards as Zach Wilson shied away from pushing the ball downfield after being picked off four times and peppered the slot receiver underneath. While Berrios has filled in admirably for Jamison Crowder (groin) in the slot over the first two games, piling up 12 catches for 124 yards, his role will diminish substantially if Crowder's able to return in Week 3 against the Broncos.

Tevin Coleman

RB | NYJ

Five carries in Week 2 defeat

Coleman rushed five times for 24 yards and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.

The rebuilding Jets featured younger running backs Michael Carter (11 carries) and Ty Johnson (12 carries) over Coleman. Which player will be the go-to choice near the goal line remains unclear due to New York's lack of red zone trips early in the season. The Jets have mustered just 20 points through two weeks and will face another difficult matchup in Week 3 when they travel to Denver.

Courtland Sutton

WR | DEN

Explodes for 159 yards

Sutton recorded nine receptions on 12 targets for 159 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over Jacksonville.

Sutton was the clear leader among the Broncos' receiving corps, commanding a target on 12 of the team's 34 pass attempts. He delivered an explosive performance, highlighted by gains off 55, 33 and 16 yards. The only thing missing was a trip to the end zone. After limited production in Week 1, Sutton recorded his first 100-yard receiving game since Week 10 of the 2019 season.

Ty Johnson

RB | NYJ

Hits 50-yard mark

Johnson rushed 12 times for 50 yards and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.

Johnson worked in a timeshare with Michael Carter, who turned 11 carries and three targets into 88 scrimmage yards. Tevin Coleman got just five carries, so the Jets appear set to rely primarily on the tandem of Johnson and Carter in the backfield moving forward. Johnson has produced 76 scrimmage yards through two games and will face the Broncos on the road in Week 3.

Miles Sanders

RB | PHI

Limited to 59 total yards

Sanders rushed 13 times for 55 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the 49ers. He added one reception for four yards.

Sanders was fairly efficient with his opportunities on the ground, but both game script and Jalen Hurts' involvement in the rushing attack limited his volume. Perhaps more concerning was Sanders' complete lack of involvement as a receiver, with Kenneth Gainwell cutting into his workload in that area. The result was a fairly ineffective performance, though Sanders could bounce back in what should be a better matchup Week 3 against Dallas. Through two games, Sanders is averaging 16.5 touches and 86 total yards per game.

Mike Gesicki

TE | MIA

Three catches in Week 2

Gesicki caught three of six targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills.

Gesicki was third in both targets and receiving yards behind wide receivers DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle. It was encouraging to see the 25-year-old tight end get more involved after failing to record a catch in the season opener, but Gesicki's struggles as a blocker will likely continue to limit his usage in Week 3 against the Raiders and beyond. Jacoby Brissett played most of the game under center following Tua Tagovailoa's rib injury, so it remains to be seen who will be throwing to Gesicki moving forward.