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Cowboys' Dalton Shultz, Giants' Leonard Williams inactive

Mon Sep 26 7:26pm ET

Dallas Cowboys starting tight end Dalton Shultz and top New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams were inactive with knee injuries for the NFC East showdown on Monday night.

Both were hurt last week. Shultz had been listed as questionable while Williams was doubtful after not practicing. It marked the first time in his eight-year career he has missed a game.

Star linebacker Micah Parsons was active for the game despite practicing once for the Cowboys this past week because of an illness.

The Giants had starting outside linebackers Azeez Ojulari (calf) and Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee) active for the first time this season.

Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup, who was hoping to make his season debut after ACL surgery, was inactive. Quarterback Dak Prescott (thumb) had been ruled out on Saturday along with starting guard Connor McGovern.

Kadarius Toney, whose hamstring injury has been trending the wrong way this week, was inactive for New York along with fellow receiver Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) and starting cornerback Aaron Robinson (appendix).

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Jaylen Waddle Sep 26 7:30pm ET
Jaylen Waddle

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (groin) was listed with a groin injury on the practice report and didn't practice. The Dolphins didn't actually practice on Monday, though, so the DNP was just an estimation on the short week. Miami plays the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night in Week 3. Waddle played 74 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 3 win over the Buffalo Bills and caught four of six targets for 102 yards, his second straight week with 100-plus yards. The 23-year-old second-year pass-catcher's injury doesn't seem too severe, but we'll need to keep a close eye on him as Thursday approaches. If he cannot play or is limited, Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs, toe), who was listed as limited on Monday, would have a bigger role next to Tyreek Hill.

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J.K. Dobbins Sep 26 7:30pm ET
J.K. Dobbins

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) is in "good shape" coming out of his first game since January of 2020 when he made his season debut in the Week 3 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. In his first game this year, Dobbins played 43 percent of the offensive snaps and handled a team-high seven carries for 23 yards (3.29 yards per tote) while catching both of his targets for an additional 17 yards. The 23-year-old didn't do much for his fantasy managers, but he should continue to see a bigger piece of the action in Baltimore's backfield moving forward as their lead back in front of Mike Davis and Justice Hill. Kenyan Drake was inactive with Dobbins making his season debut.

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Kayvon Thibodeaux Sep 26 7:20pm ET
Kayvon Thibodeaux

New York Giants pass-rushers Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee) and Azeez Ojulari (calf) are both active for Monday Night Football against the division-rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. Both players came into this contest listed as questionable, but they will suit up as the G-Men look to stay perfect on the season. Thibodeaux, the No. 5 overall pick, will be making his NFL debut against after he sprained his right MCL in the second preseason game. Against a suspect Cowboys offensive line, the 21-year-old pass-rusher could make an immediate impact for the Giants defense. Ojulari will also be making his 2022 season debut after getting injured in August.

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Keenan Allen Sep 26 7:20pm ET
Keenan Allen

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said that wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) should return to practice this week. Allen was injured in the season opener and has missed the last two games, but it sounds like he'll have a good shot at returning in Week 4 to face the Houston Texans. When the 30-year-old veteran does return, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter will have a tougher time finding consistent targets from quarterback Justin Herbert. The Bolts entire offense struggled in the blowout loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3, and they only scored one offensive touchdown. Mike Williams, who stepped up in Week 2, caught just one of six targets, although it went for a 15-yard touchdown.

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Dalton Schultz Sep 26 7:10pm ET
Dalton Schultz

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (knee) and wide receiver Michael Gallup (knee) are both officially inactive on Monday night against the New York Giants after they were questionable leading up to the contest. Schultz is dealing with a PCL injury that he suffered in Week 2 in his right knee and Gallup is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in January. Gallup had two padded practices this week and is trending in the right direction, but he and the team thought it best that he sit out this week. The Cowboys are "hopeful" that he can play in Week 4 against the Washington Commanders, according to a source. Rookie tight end Jake Ferguson will have a big role with Schultz out, while Noah Brown should continue to see plenty of targets as the No. 2 receiver behind CeeDee Lamb.

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Kadarius Toney Sep 26 7:10pm ET
Kadarius Toney

New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and defensive end Leonard Williams (knee), who were both listed as doubtful, are officially inactive on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Toney has been one of the biggest disappointments so far in the early going. The 23-year-old second-year wideout played just 12 percent of the offensive snaps in the season opener and 38 percent of the snaps last week, catching two of his three targets for zero yards in two games. With rookie Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) out again as well, the Giants are expected to have David Sills and Richie James in three-wide sets alongside Sterling Shepard. Kenny Golladay played just two snaps in the Week 2 win over the Panthers. Toney is currently rostered in only 31% of Yahoo leagues.

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Tua Tagovailoa Sep 26 4:40pm ET
Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ankle, back) is not in the league's concussion protocol on Monday, according to head coach Mike McDaniel, although he was listed as DNP at practice Monday. The NFL is reviewing their concussion protocol after Tagovailoa was allowed back in the Week 3 win over the Buffalo Bills after appearing extremely wobbly on the field. The 24-year-old is reportedly dealing with a sore ankle and back following the divisional clash, and his status could be in question with a quick turnaround on Thursday night this week against the Cincinnati Bengals. A week after throwing for six touchdowns, Tagovailoa came back to Earth, throwing for under 200 yards and just one score on Sunday. He should be considered questionable to play against the Bengals this week, for now. If he can't go, the Dolphins would turn to backup Teddy Bridgewater.

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D'Andre Swift Sep 26 4:30pm ET
D'Andre Swift

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that running back D'Andre Swift (shoulder, ankle) could miss time with a shoulder injury he suffered in the Week 3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings and that Swift might benefit from having time off while healing up after the team's Week 6 bye. It would mean that Swift would miss the next two games against the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Swift played only 41 percent of the snaps on Sunday and carried the ball seven times for 31 yards while adding three catches for 15 yards. Jamaal Williams played 45 percent of the snaps and had a season-high 20 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Swift is highly questionable to play in Week 4 against Seattle, while Williams will be a priority waiver-wire addition this week.

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Joe Mixon Sep 26 4:30pm ET
Joe Mixon

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (ankle) will be good to go for Thursday night's game against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 after his ankle was nicked up in the Week 3 win over the New York Jets, according to head coach Zac Taylor. Mixon has been a huge disappointment for fantasy managers through three weeks, carrying the ball 58 times for 163 yards (career-worst 2.8 yards per carry) and no touchdowns while catching 13 passes for 103 yards. It hasn't been the start that fantasy managers envisioned, but Mixon will remain the team's lead back heading into the matchup against the 3-0 Dolphins on Thursday. Miami's defense has allowed 116 yards per game on the ground so far, so perhaps Mixon will finally make some noise this week.

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Dalvin Cook Sep 26 4:20pm ET
Dalvin Cook

Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said that running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is day-to-day with the shoulder injury that he suffered in the Week 3 win over the Detroit Lions. Cook dislocated his shoulder on Sunday, an injury that he's dealt with in the past. The 27-year-old is expected to wear a harness and could play in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints in London. However, fantasy managers should consider him questionable for that contest. He carried the ball 17 times for 96 yards and a touchdown in the win over Detroit, but he wasn't targeted in the passing game. Alexander Mattison also had a rushing score and would become a must-start in fantasy lineups if Cook is out in Week 4. Mattison is currently rostered in only 55% of Yahoo leagues.

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Bryan Edwards Sep 26 4:13pm ET
Bryan Edwards

Dynasty | Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said the team is not down on receiver Bryan Edwards Dynasty Analysis: Coach Smith simply said the team is trying to get a look at some other players while Edwards was inactive in Sunday's contest against the Seahawks. If Edwards isn't in the doghouse, he's obviously just waiting for a vacancy as we doubt his one reception for two yards across two games is generating much intrigue. Edwards played 35 snaps in week one followed by a meager 16 in week two before being deactivated in week three so the trend doesn't bode well for a mid-season resurgence. Now found as DLF's WR96, he's in danger of falling completely from the dynasty radar in the coming weeks.

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Tom Brady Sep 26 4:13pm ET
Tom Brady

Dynasty | Bucs head coach Todd Bowles said receiver Julio Jones should be available for week four despite a partially torn PCL Dynasty Analysis: Quarterback Tom Brady can use all the help he can get after a lackluster loss vs. the Packers in week three. Missing Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Julio Jones, the GOAT struggled to find any offensive rhythm in the loss while the available receivers did little to help the cause. With Evans returning from suspension in week four, as long as Jones does suit up, things should be looking up in short order, especially as Chris Godwin nears a return of his own. As for Jones, it remains to see how productive the 33-year-old can be in his second game with the team following a 69 yards on 3-of-5 receiving in week one. Advancing age and persistent injury now seem to be the only consistency for DLF's WR84. Julio Jones is a hold only for competitive dynasty teams.

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D'Andre Swift Sep 26 4:13pm ET
D'Andre Swift

Dynasty | Lions running back D'Andre Swift suffered a shoulder sprain in week three and could miss some time. Dynasty Analysis: At this juncture the injury doesn't appear to require surgery but the back could miss multiple weeks. After a 15/144/1 outburst in week one, Swift was looking like a true cornerstone running back to start the season but followed-on with five carries in week two and seven carries in week three, before exiting with the injury. Already sporting a somewhat troubling injury history, Swift has already shown enough to warrant a lofty RB2 value on DLF's running back rankings but yet another injury could threaten his status. As long as Swift returns from the injury quickly, all can be forgiven but an extended absence or follow-on injury is certain to drop his dynasty ranking.

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Craig Reynolds Sep 26 4:13pm ET
Craig Reynolds

Dynasty | With the news of Lions running back D'Andre Swift potentially sidelined due to a shoulder sprain, Jamaal Williams could be starting. Dynasty Analysis: Williams has garnered 43 carries over the first three weeks, turning them into 168 yards and four touchdowns. Already showing as one of the better RBBC tandems, should Swift miss games, Detroit would seem to be in good hands with Williams leading the way while Craig Reynolds moves to his immediate backup. Williams, a 27-year-old veteran has never seen more than 153 attempts (2017 & 2021) and should have RB2 upside until Swift returns. He's listed as DLF's RB50 and is a starting candidate in all dynasty formats.

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Mac Jones Sep 26 3:13pm ET
Mac Jones

Dynasty | New England quarterback Mac Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in the Patriots loss to the Ravens on Sunday. Dynasty Analysis: Jones hurt his ankle on the last play of the game and it capped off a pretty underwhelming performance that featured him completing 22-of-32 passes 321 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions. On the year, Jones now has a TD:INT ratio of just 2:5. High ankle sprains take time to heal and it's likely Jones is going to be out a few weeks, leaving this un-explosive offense in the hands of Brian Hoyer. Jones has mostly been a victim of circumstance and lack of talent in his two years, but his ranking of QB20 may be a touch too high at this point.

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Tua Tagovailoa Sep 26 3:13pm ET
Tua Tagovailoa

Dynasty | Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has avoided the league's concussion protocol. Dynasty Analysis: Wait. What!?! Anyone who saw Tua hit his head on the field, then wobble repeatedly as he tried to walk to the huddle is having a hard time believing his injury is to his back, as reported. Still, the Dolphins are claiming his back just locked up on him and that his injury had nothing to do with his head. We'll wait and see what the NFL investigation shows, but at this point, it looks like our dynasty QB16 escaped serious injury.

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Rachaad White Sep 26 2:40pm ET
Rachaad White

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White could be in line for more touches moving forward. Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said the team "has to play" more White and Key'Shawn Vaughn more. Vaughn has yet to play an offensive snap for Tampa Bay, so the fantasy relevance of this news is geared toward White. For now, White shouldn't be started in fantasy lineups, but perhaps he'll have some standalone value. It's tough to trust just what coaches say, so this is a backfield to monitor over the next few games.

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Tua Tagovailoa Sep 26 2:10pm ET
Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been trending after he was seen getting up wobbly from a hit against the Buffalo Bills, and Dolphins' head coach Mike McDaniel said he's also dealing with a sore ankle. Since Miami has a quick turnaround against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football, this is worth monitoring. McDaniel said he can't say for sure Tua will play, so this could be a close call up to kickoff. If Tagovailoa is active, he's at risk for a bust performance, but his upside remains high in what could be a high-scoring affair with a ton of offensive talent on each side.

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Mac Jones Sep 26 1:00pm ET
Mac Jones

Tests have confirmed that New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (ankle) suffered a "pretty severe" high-ankle sprain in the Week 3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, according to sources. The hope is that Jones won't need surgery. His timetable is still to be determined, but it's hard to imagine he'll play in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers. Fantasy managers running with the 24-year-old second-year signal-caller in two-QB leagues will need to find another option for at least the next couple of weeks and possibly longer. Jones threw for 321 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions on 32 attempts on Sunday in the loss to Baltimore. Thirty-six-year-old veteran Brian Hoyer is now in line to start against the Packers this Sunday, making Green Bay's defense/special teams unit extremely attractive as a fantasy streamer.

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Justin Herbert Sep 26 1:00pm ET
Justin Herbert

Los Angeles Chargers Pro Bowl left tackle Rashawn Slater (biceps) suffered a ruptured left biceps tendon in the Week 3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and is expected to miss the rest of the season, according to a source. It's a brutal loss for the offensive line and the Chargers offense as a whole, especially with quarterback Justin Herbert playing through a painful ribs injury that he suffered in the Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Slater was the team's first-round pick in 2021 and made the Pro Bowl in his first NFL season. The Chargers may be forced to turn to Storm Norton to protect Herbert's blind side moving forward, which could cause plenty of protection issues, starting in Week 4 against the Houston Texans.

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