News and Views
The Facts: Terrance West (thigh) did not practice on Wednesday.
Diehards Line:West is dealing with a thigh injury that limited him to 15 snaps in Week 2 and is keeping him off of the practice field this week. It is a situation worth keeping a close eye on because if he misses, Javorius Allen gets a huge boost and is borderline a must play this week.
The Facts: Rob Gronkowski (groin) was spotted in Wednesday's practice.
Diehards Line:Gronkowski was reportedly practicing on Wednesday during the open media practice. This is a good sign for his Week 3 status. All signs point towards him being on the field against the Texans this weekend, barring any setbacks. When active, he is the top tight end in the league.
The Facts: Danny Amendola (concussion) practiced on Wednesday.
Diehards Line:Amendola caught six passes for 100 yards in the season opener, prior to the injury which kept him out in Week 2. The fact that he was able to practice today, is a step in the right direction for his availability to return in Week 3. It is a situation worth keeping an eye on.
The Facts: Sam Bradford (knee) remains day-to-day.
Diehards Line:Bradford is dealing with a knee issue that has caused swelling, but coach Mike Zimmer said that Bradford was "doing good." His status for Week 3 is uncertain at this time, so it is a situation worth keeping an eye on. With him off the field, this offense is not as efficient.
The Facts: Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not practice this week and will remain sidelined in Week 3.
Diehards Line:Initial reports suggested that Luck would be able to return in October, but he would need to start practicing soon in order to make that happen. We will continue to monitor his status and update you as we hear it. For now, keep him stashed.
The Facts: Despite being a healthy scratch, Seattle says that Eddie Lacy still has a role on this offense.
Diehards Line:Lacy was a surprise healthy scratch on Sunday. He started off the season with a poor performance and the next week was inactive. It is uncertain if there are other things behind the scenes at this time, but with all the competition in this backfield and Chris Carson emerging as the top back in Seattle, Lacy offers limited fantasy upside at this time.
The Facts: Corey Coleman is expected to miss at least eight weeks after suffering a broken hand in Week 2.
Diehards Line:He missed six weeks last season with the same injury. At this point fantasy owners can part ways with him in re-draft formats. Only stash him in leagues with deep benches and/or dynasty leagues. He is talented and has plenty of upside, but health continues to be an issue.
The Facts: The Panthers have place TE Greg Olsen on injured reserve.
Diehards Line:Olsen will be able to return later in the season and the team expects that he would. If you can afford to stash him, go ahead and do so. Fantasy owners who lost Olsen should look into tight ends such as Ben Watson, Hunter Henry, Charles Clay, all of which are still free agents in many fantasy leagues.
The Facts: Jordy Nelson (quad) appears to have dodged a serious injury, but is not a lock to play Sunday.
Diehards Line:If Nelson is unable to go, Randall Cobb, Ty Montgomery, and Davante Adams all will se a boost in Targets. It is a situation worth monitoring throughout the week. Fantasy owners should have a backup plan on place in case Nelson is unable to play.