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|9/29/2016||Carlos Dunlap, Cin, DE|
|Dunlap had two sacks and a forced fumble Thursday.
Analysis: Dunlap could be someone to keep an eye on in IDP formats.
|9/29/2016||Jeremy Hill, Cin, RB|
|Hill ran 21 times for 71 yards on Thursday but did not find the end zone.
Analysis: Hill is averaging just 3.8 yards per carry and does not have a 100-yard game in 2016. He has three TDs which has helped his fantasy case.
|9/29/2016||Andy Dalton, Cin, QB|
|Dalton went 22 of 31 for 296 yards with a TD on Thursday against Miami.
Analysis: Dalton still does not have a multi-TD passing games this season so that makes him a low end QB2 at best in fantasy circles.
|9/29/2016||A.J. Green, Cin, WR|
|Green caught 10 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 22-7 victory over Miami.
Analysis: He had 10 catches for 115 without a score in his previous two games. Green is still an obvious WR1, but he will still be plagued by inconsistency at times.
|9/29/2016||Mike Nugent, Cin, K|
|Nugent kicked five field goals Thursday.
Analysis: He is 12 for 13 on field-goal attempts so keep him in mind if you are need of a quality kicker.
|9/29/2016||Kenny Stills, Mia, WR|
|Stills' only catch Thursday went for a 74-yard TD.
Analysis: Stills was targeted just three times so the TD was a bonus for his fantasy owners.
|9/29/2016||Jay Ajayi, Mia, RB|
|Ajayi rushed six times for 33 yards Thursday. He also had two receptions for 13 yards.
Analysis: Miami's run game is far from fantasy friendly so a player like Ajayi should only be considered in deeper leagues.
|9/29/2016||Ryan Tannehill, Mia, QB|
|Tannehill was 15 of 25 for 189 yards with a TD and an INT in Thursday's loss to Cincinnati.
Analysis: Tannehill threw an early 74-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills - but couldn't do anything else on offense. He's thrown all five of his interceptions in the last three games.
|9/29/2016||Josh Doctson, Was, WR|
|Doctson's sore Achilles could sideline him for a couple of weeks, according to coach Jay Gruden, who said he's "very" concerned.
Analysis: The first-round pick has been bothered by the injury since May and didn't participate in training camp before being active for the first two regular-season games. Another flare-up led to him being a last-minute scratch Sunday against the Giants, and now Doctson isn't sure how much time he'll miss.
|9/29/2016||Josh Gordon, Cle, WR|
|Gordon says he's entering a rehab facility to "gain full control of my life." Gordon is serving a four-game suspension for multiple violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He was eligible to return next week, but the troubled 25-year-old released a statement on Thursday saying he decided to "step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility."
Analysis: The former Pro Bowler has only been able to attend meetings with the Browns during his latest suspension. He was banned by the league for all of last season. The Browns had been encouraged by the progress he seemed to be making. Gordon thanked the league, his teammates and agent for their support "through this extremely challenging process." Gordon has been suspended for 30 of Cleveland's past 35 games.
|9/28/2016||Tevin Coleman, Atl, RB|
|Coleman was limited at practice on Wednesday due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Coleman was limping at one point during Sunday night's win, but was obviously fine overall. We believe he'll be out there against the Panthers.
|9/28/2016||Jay Cutler, Chi, QB|
|Cutler returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday after missing a game because of a sprained right thumb. Cutler was injured against Philadelphia on Sept. 19 and sat out last week's 31-17 loss at Dallas.
Analysis: Veteran Brian Hoyer went 30 of 49 for 317 yards filling in against the Cowboys and would likely start again if Cutler is not available against Detroit this week.
|9/28/2016||Josh Doctson, Was, WR|
|After he was inactive last weekend, Doctson is taking it easy again this week in practice due to an Achilles injury.
Analysis: Coach Jay Gruden said he was concerned about the injury and that Doctson is week-to-week.
|9/28/2016||Antonio Gates, SD, TE|
|Gates did not practice Thursday after missing Sunday's game with a hamstring injury.
Analysis: Hunter Henry seems likely to make another start for the Chargers.
|9/28/2016||DeSean Jackson, Was, WR|
|Jackson is not practicing Wednesday due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Jackson played through the injury last week and looked pretty good, so we're counting on him playing Sunday against the Browns.
|9/28/2016||Jamaal Charles, KC, RB|
|Charles could make his season debut Sunday night at Pittsburgh, though coach Andy Reid acknowledged that it would depend on how he practices this week.
Analysis: Charles has not played since tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season. The Chiefs have the week off following the Steelers game, so holding the four-time Pro Bowl running back out would essentially give him two more weeks. But conversely, getting him onto the field for a taste of action would also mean extra time to recover afterward.
|9/28/2016||Jonathan Stewart, Car, RB|
|As expected, Stewart did not practice on Wednesday.
Analysis: Stewart is likely to miss his second straight contest with a hamstring injury.
|9/28/2016||Sammy Watkins, Buf, WR|
|Watkins did not practice on Wednesday.
Analysis: Watkins has been hampered by foot soreness in recent weeks. He underwent foot surgery this offseason.
|9/28/2016||Dez Bryant, Dal, WR|
|Bryant has a slight hairline fracture in a bone in his right knee, though Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says the receiver might not miss a game.
Analysis: Bryant didn't practice Wednesday, three days after getting hurt in a win over Chicago, and the same day the team got back MRI results. Garrett said he has been told that some players never miss time with that kind of injury and called it a "day-by-day, week-by-week situation."
|9/28/2016||J.J. Watt, Hou, DE|
|The Texans' star defensive lineman had back surgery Thursday and it is expected to miss the rest of the season. Watt was placed on the injured reserve Wednesday with a back injury.
Analysis: It's his second back surgery in two months after he missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after surgery in July to repair a herniated disk. He started each of the team's three regular-season games and was hurt again Thursday night against the New England Patriots. Watt, who has won Defensive Player of the Year for the past two seasons, will miss a game for the first time in his career Sunday after starting 83 straight games since he was drafted.
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