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Cowboys waive pass rusher Taco Charlton, 2017 1st-round pick

Wed Sep 18 4:30pm ET

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Taco Charlton, who didn't live up to his billing as a 2017 first-round pick but should get a second chance with another team.

The Cowboys made the move Wednesday to clear a roster spot for defensive end Robert Quinn, who was suspended the first two games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers. Quinn is set for his Dallas debut Sunday at home against Miami.

Charlton's roster spot was in jeopardy going into training camp, but he played well in preseason games with DeMarcus Lawrence and Quinn sidelined along with defensive end Tyrone Crawford. When Lawrence and Crawford returned to start the regular season, Charlton was a healthy scratch for the first two games.

The Cowboys delayed the move as long as they could in hopes of finding a trade partner for Charlton, who had four sacks in two seasons. The former Michigan player was a rare first-round miss for Dallas over the past 10 drafts. Seven of the other eight first-rounders since 2010 made at least one Pro Bowl, and five were All-Pros.

Player Notes
Kerryon Johnson Sep 18 8:20pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson could be in line for a big Week 3 performance against an ailing Philadelphia Eagles squad. Johnson should be able to do some damage through the air against an Eagles Defense that has allowed 15 receptions to running backs through the first two weeks of the season, and with Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan sitting out this week, finding holes on the ground will be an easier task as well. Johnson has the chance to see an expanded workload after the recent release of C.J. Anderson and will slot in as a high-upside RB2 in what could be a shootout at the Linc.

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Kyle Allen Sep 18 8:20pm ET

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Keenan Allen Sep 18 7:33pm ET

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Fantasy Spin: Allen should have a good chance to play in Week 3, but fantasy players will know more about his status later in the week. He is off to a fantastic start to the season and is a must-start option in all leagues if he is healthy.

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Mike Williams Sep 18 7:33pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Williams was expected to be limited last week but still finished the game with 83 yards. He should receive more targets this week and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

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Todd Davis Sep 18 7:23pm ET

Denver Broncos OT Ja'Wuan James (knee) and OG Ronald Leary (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18. CB Bryce Callahan (foot), FB Andy Janovich (pectoral) and LB Joseph Jones (triceps) were limited during practice. LB Todd Davis (calf) fully participated in practice.

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Deebo Samuel Sep 18 7:20pm ET

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David Johnson Sep 18 7:13pm ET

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Johnson likely will receive his normal workload this week despite the injury. He is off to a bit of a slow start but remains a big part of the offense. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.

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Charles Clay Sep 18 7:13pm ET

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Emmanuel Sanders Sep 18 7:13pm ET

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Fantasy Spin: The Broncos likely were giving Sanders some time off during practice so he was listed as limited. Sanders has caught 16 of his 20 targets over the first two games and has posted 184 yards and two touchdowns during that span. Fantasy players can consider him a No. 2 receiver in leagues this week.

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Jalen Hurd Sep 18 7:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiversJalen Hurd (back) and Trent Taylor (foot) were absent from Wednesdays practice. This is no surprise, as head coach Kyle Shanahan suggested a few days prior the team anticipates Hurd and Taylor returning after the Week 4 bye. Both wideouts suffered preseason injuries and are off the fantasy radar until deemed fully healthy. Deebo Samuel and Marquise Goodwin should continue dominating receiver snaps with Dante Pettis, Richie James and Kendrick Bourne splitting three-plus wideout sets.

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Larry Fitzgerald Sep 18 7:03pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Fitzgerald will be fine for Week 3 and is coming off two straight 100-yard games to start the season. He should be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues and could even be a low-end No. 2 receiver in some leagues.

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Marquise Goodwin Sep 18 7:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin rewarded risk-seeking fantasy players in Week 2 by racking up 77 yards and a touchdown. Along with rookie wideout Deebo Samuel, Goodwin leads team receivers in snaps by a wide margin (62 percent). The seven-year speed demon is a proven deep threat that can always take the top off a defense, but has endured volatile bouts of game-to-game inconsistency. With steady playing time but without a string of steady performances, Goodwin is back in the mix as a low-floor WR5 with WR2 upside in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Delanie Walker Sep 18 7:00pm ET

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker will look to bounce back in Week 3 against Jacksonville. After pulling in two touchdowns against the Browns in Week 1, the veteran fizzled out against the Colts on Sunday, finishing that contest with just four receptions for 39 yards. Despite this, he is still one of the most productive tight ends this season, currently ranked ninth in the league in receptions at his position. Unless there is a more practical alternative, Walker has justified his existence as a fantasy-starter, at least for now, even against a tough Jaguars Defense on Thursday night.

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Tyreek Hill Sep 18 6:53pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (groin) and WR Tyreek Hill (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18. OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (elbow) and OT Cameron Erving (elbow) fully participated in practice.

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Travis Kelce Sep 18 6:53pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Kelce has started the season off strong with 195 yards and one touchdown in two games. He should continue to be one of the top fantasy tight ends going forward.

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Derrick Henry Sep 18 6:50pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will continue to be heavily involved on Thursday night against the Jaguars. Henry has been productive throughout the first two games of the season, racking up 165 yards and two rushing touchdowns on 34 attempts. With the Titans' passing game not doing much to impress, expect the 25-year-old to get his number called often against Jacksonville in Week 3. Despite the relatively tough matchup against an efficient Jaguars Defense, Henry is a must-start in virtually all fantasy formats.

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LeSean McCoy Sep 18 6:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: McCoy was expected to do things during practice but was apparently not able to participate. Fantasy players will know more about his status later in the week because he could be a starting option if he plays.

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Patrick Mahomes Sep 18 6:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Mahomes will be facing one of the better defenses in the NFL this week but is still a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.

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Demarcus Robinson Sep 18 6:43pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson (elbow) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Robinson is coming off an outstanding Week 2 performance with 172 yards and two touchdowns but likely will see a drop in stats this week against the Baltimore Ravens. He can still be considered a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.

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Randall Cobb Sep 18 6:33pm ET

Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb (rib) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Cobb likely will receive a bigger role with Michael Gallup out of the lineup and can be considered a flex option this week because of the favorable matchup.

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