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Dolphins rule out WR Jaylen Waddle (concussion) vs. Broncos

Sat Sep 23 5:13pm ET
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The Miami Dolphins on Saturday downgraded wide receiver Jaylen Waddle to out because of a concussion for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos at Miami Gardens, Fla.

Waddle was listed as questionable and was able to practice Friday in a limited capacity. He was in concussion protocol following a helmet-to-helmet hit during the 24-17 win Sunday night over New England. Patriots rookie safety Marte Mapu was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play.

The Dolphins (2-0) elevated wide receiver Robbie Chosen and linebacker Cameron Goode on Saturday from the practice squad to the active roster for the game against the Broncos (0-2).

Waddle, 24, has eight catches for 164 yards through two games. He has 187 receptions for 2,535 yards and 14 scores in 35 games (all starts) since Miami drafted him with the No. 6 overall pick in 2021 out of Alabama.

Chosen, 30, signed with Miami in April and spent the first two games on the practice squad. The former Robbie Anderson has played seven seasons with the New York Jets (2016-19), Carolina Panthers (2020-22) and Arizona Cardinals (2022). He has played in 111 games (86 starts), making 375 receptions for 4,956 yards and 29 touchdowns.

The Dolphins selected Goode, 25, in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of California. He played in the first two games this season.

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Melvin Gordon Sep 23 5:10pm ET
Melvin Gordon

Baltimore Ravens running backs Melvin Gordon and Kenyan Drake have been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of the Week 3 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Justice Hill (toe) will miss Sunday's contest, leaving Gus Edwards as the only healthy running back on the active roster. The Ravens elevated Gordon last week against the Cincinnati Bengals. Yet, the veteran didn't see the field. Meanwhile, Baltimore added Drake to the practice squad earlier this week. Edwards will be the lead running back and the only viable starting option for fantasy players. However, expect Gordon and Drake to see some work tomorrow against the Colts.

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Kenneth Gainwell Sep 23 4:50pm ET
Kenneth Gainwell

Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) is off the injury report and will play in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former Memphis star missed last week's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings after suffering a rib injury in Week 1. Gainwell played well on opening weekend against the New England Patriots, totaling 14 rushing attempts for 54 yards. The third-year running back also caught all four targets for 20 receiving yards in the win. Last week, D'Andre Swift filled in for Gainwell, totaling 28 rushing attempts for 175 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings. Fantasy players should expect both running backs to get work Monday night.

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Jamaal Williams Sep 23 4:40pm ET
Jamaal Williams

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (hamstring) was placed on injured serve. The veteran running back will miss at least the next four games. Williams suffered the hamstring injury in the team's Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. With the veteran out this week, Kendre Miller, Toney Jones Jr., and Taysom Hill will handle the backfield duties against the Green Bay Packers. Thankfully, Alvin Kamara's three-game suspension ends Monday morning. Fantasy players can drop Williams in redraft leagues if needed. The former Detroit Lion has 27 rushing attempts for only 74 yards and two receptions for seven receiving yards this season. When he returns, Williams will have a limited role with Kamara and Miller healthy.

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Jaylen Waddle Sep 23 4:30pm ET
Jaylen Waddle

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (concussion) won't play in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos. The superstar wide receiver suffered a concussion late in the Week 2 matchup against the New England Patriots. Miami elevated Robbie Chosen from the practice squad to the active roster, with Waddle unable to play. Wide receiver Braxton Berrios and tight end Durham Smythe should see a significant increase in snaps and targets this week with Waddle out of the lineup. Tyreek Hill will also see an increase in work on Sunday. Hopefully, Waddle can clear the concussion protocol this week and suit up for the Week 4 matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

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Irv Smith Jr. Sep 23 3:00pm ET
Irv Smith Jr.

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Irv Smith Jr. (hamstring) is doubtful for Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams. Smith Jr. practiced in a limited capacity on both Friday and Saturday but was listed as doubtful on the team's final injury report ahead of their MNF tilt against the L.A. Rams. The tight end position has not played a large role in Cincinnati's offensive game plan to start the season, Smith Jr. has just five catches for 27 scoreless yards through two games. Drew Sample and Mitchell Wilcox would fill in if Smith Jr. is unable to play but neither player has any fantasy value.

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Jake Luton Sep 23 2:50pm ET
Jake Luton

Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Luton has been elevated from the practice squad ahead of the team's Week 3 contest against the Seattle Seahawks. This move makes sense with rookie starter Bryce Young (ankle) being ruled out from this game. Veteran QB Andy Dalton will start under center and Luton will back him up on Sunday. The Seahawks D/ST was a popular streaming option before Young was ruled out but should see even more of a roster increase with Dalton starting.

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Puka Nacua Sep 23 2:40pm ET
Puka Nacua

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua (oblique) is listed as questionable for Monday Night Football vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite the fact that the rookie WR has the questionable tag, head coach Sean McVay expects him to play, per beat writer Adam Grosbard. The Rams have been cautious with Nacua this week, limiting his practice reps while he deals with an oblique issue. He did not log a practice on Thursday but returned to action on Friday, which is a good sign. All signs point to him being ready to rock on MNF. He is a must-start across all fantasy formats as he's currently first in the NFL in receptions (25) and second in receiving yards (266) behind only Justin Jefferson.

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DeeJay Dallas Sep 23 2:30pm ET
DeeJay Dallas

Seattle Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas (illness) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's Week 3 game against the Carolina Panthers. The Seahawks released their final injury report on Friday, which listed quite a few players as questionable. However, head coach Pete Carroll, ever the optimist, said that Dallas and safety Julian Love (hamstring) are the only two questionable players he's "uncertain" about, according to beat writer Michael-Shawn Dugar. Dallas missed Friday's practice with an illness and if he can't suit up on Sunday then rookie running back Zach Charbonnet would be in line for a snap increase against the Panthers. Neither player has done much of anything up to this point in the season, though.

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Joe Burrow Sep 23 2:20pm ET
Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) is questionable for Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3. Head coach Zac Taylor told reporters on Saturday that "we'll see" in regard to Burrow playing or not. The Bengals also worked out and signed veteran QB AJ McCarron to their practice squad, which would indicate that Burrow truly is questionable after re-aggravating his calf in Week 2. Although the team hasn't released their final injury report at this time, beat writer Jay Morrison stated that Burrow will be listed as questionable. Fantasy managers that roster Burrow should already have a backup plan in place in case the fourth-year QB can't go on MNF. All of the Cincinnati pass-catchers, Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd would be downgraded if Jake Browning ends up starting under center on MNF.

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Chandler Jones Sep 23 12:20pm ET
Chandler Jones

The Las Vegas Raiders defense faces off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 looking to bounce back from a 38-10 shellacking last week to the Bills. The Steelers have had struggles of their own offensively this year, ranking 31st in offensive yards and 26th in points per game. The Raiders D/ST have yet to force a turnover in two games this season and continue to be without star DE Chandler Jones, who has been absent from the team for personal reasons. Leave the Raiders defense on waivers again this week.

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Curtis Samuel Sep 23 12:00pm ET
Curtis Samuel

Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (illness) has been upgraded to no injury designation for Week 3 and will be active on Sunday to face the visiting Buffalo Bills. Safety Kamren Curl (illness) will also play. Samuel wasn't on the injury report this week until he missed practice on Friday, and the team listed him as questionable. The 27-year-old seems to have improved and will once again serve as the No. 3 wideout behind Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson this weekend. At best, Samuel is a consideration as a flex play in deep fantasy leagues. Through the first two games in 2023, the veteran pass-catcher has only eight receptions (eight targets) for 73 yards and no touchdowns.

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Daniel Carlson Sep 23 12:00pm ET
Daniel Carlson

Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson has been stellar when called upon so far in 2023, the problem is that has not been often enough. The 27-year-old is two-for-two on field goals and three-for-three on extra points for a Las Vegas offense that ranks 31st in points and 30th in yards after two weeks. The Raiders welcome the Steelers to town on Sunday night, a team giving up 11.5 fantasy points to opposing kickers so far this year. Carlson is an incredible talent weighed down by a below-average offense, making him a low-end kicker for fantasy managers at this point in the season despite the promising matchup.

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Davante Adams Sep 23 11:50am ET
Davante Adams

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams practiced in full this week and is expected to suit up against the Steelers on Sunday after leaving last week's game late with concussion symptoms. Adams ranks as the WR17 in half-PPR so far this season, with 17 targets, 12 catches, 150 yards, and one touchdown. The 30-year-old will look to build on that in a promising matchup against the Steelers on Sunday. Adams projects to match up primarily against Pittsburgh CB Levi Wallace who has a below-average 42.0 coverage grade according to PFF. Adams is a safe WR1 for fantasy again this week.

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Jimmy Garoppolo Sep 23 11:40am ET
Jimmy Garoppolo

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been a serviceable real-world quarterback so far in his first season in Silver and Black, doing just enough to help the team to a 1-1 record despite injuries and a shaky offensive line. The same can't be said for his fantasy outlook, however - the 26-year-old ranks 27th at the position in fantasy points thus far in 2023, and isn't expected to perform much better in the foreseeable future. Garoppolo and the Raiders match up against the Steelers in Week 3, whose defense only surrendered 12.6 fantasy points to QB Deshaun Watson last week. Garoppolo continues to be a mid-range QB3 that should only be considered in superflex leagues.

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Cordarrelle Patterson Sep 23 11:40am ET
Cordarrelle Patterson

Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) has been given a questionable designation for the Week 3 game on Sunday in Detroit against the Lions. Patterson popped up on the injury report on Thursday after not practicing, but he was able to put in a limited session on Friday to give him a chance to suit up this weekend. The 32-year-old didn't enter the Week 2 win over the Green Bay Packers with an injury designation but was still made inactive. Patterson has yet to play for the Falcons so far in 2023, and even if he does make his season debut in Detroit, he's going to have a small role behind RBs Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier. He is far from the fantasy radar right now heading into Week 3.

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Josh Jacobs Sep 23 11:40am ET
Josh Jacobs

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has disappointed fantasy managers thus far this season, averaging 23 yards/game on the ground (1.6 yards/attempt) and 37 yards/game through the air. The bright spot has been his volume and usage as Las Vegas' bell cow running back, averaging 76% of snaps and 17.5 touches/game so far. He will have an opportunity to increase his dismal yard/attempt average in Week 3 against a Pittsburgh Steelers team allowing 30+ points per game to opposing fantasy RBs, the second-most in the NFL to this point. Expect Jacobs to look more like himself this week as a locked-in RB1 based on his continued volume.

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Lamar Jackson Sep 23 11:30am ET
Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (foot) have both been ruled out for the Week 3 game on Sunday against the visiting Indianapolis Colts. Stanley will be missing his second straight game due to a knee injury, with both Patrick Mekari and Daniel Faalele the options to replace him on quarterback Lamar Jackson's blind side. Humphrey is still recovering from foot surgery that he had in August and will have to wait until Week 4 to make his 2023 debut. With the 27-year-old missing from Baltimore's secondary yet again, Rock Ya-Sin will make another start for the Ravens against the Colts.

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Hassan Haskins Sep 23 11:20am ET
Hassan Haskins

Tennessee Titans running back Hassan Haskins (undisclosed) was removed from the commissioner's exempt list and has been returned to Injured Reserve. Haskins was placed on the commissioner's exempt list on Aug. 29, but charges were dropped on Thursday after allegations of aggravated assault stemming from his arrest over the summer. The 23-year-old will remain on Injured Reserve for the rest of the year unless the Titans decide to waive the second-year back eventually. A fourth-round pick last year, Haskins played in 15 games (one start) in 2022 and had 25 carries for 93 yards while catching 11 of 12 targets for 57 additional yards. He's obviously well off the fantasy radar in 2023.

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Kyle Shanahan Sep 23 11:20am ET
Kyle Shanahan

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch received multi-year contract extensions on Friday, the team announced. Shanahan was previously inked through the 2025 season, while Lynch was signed through 2024. Lynch took over as the GM in 2017 and brought Shanahan over from the Atlanta Falcons in February of that same year. Despite a number of changes at quarterback, Lynch and Shanahan have found constant success and led the team to an NFC title in 2019 and an appearance in Super Bowl LIV. The duo has posted a record of 52-46 between 2017 and 2022 and have started the 2023 season with three straight wins. They've reached the conference championship three times in six seasons and posted three seasons of 10-plus wins in that span.

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Deon Jackson Sep 23 11:10am ET
Deon Jackson

The Indianapolis Colts are releasing running back Deon Jackson on Saturday, according to a source, and are bringing up Trey Sermon from the practice squad for the Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Jackson got the start for the Colts in the Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars with Zack Moss still recovering from a fractured forearm and sealed his fate with 13 carries for just 14 yards, catching five of six targets for 14 yards and losing two fumbles. Moss returned last week and will work as the leader of this backfield until Jonathan Taylor (ankle) can return from the Physically Unable to Perform list. Rookie Evan Hull (knee) is out for the year with a torn meniscus, leaving Jake Funk and Sermon as the only other RBs on the roster right now.

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