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Jaguars lose 2 more defensive linemen, agree to sign 2 vets

Sun Aug 9 5:45pm ET

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are down two more defensive linemen, bringing their total to five just a week into training camp.

The Jaguars placed defensive tackles Brian Price (knee) and Dontavius Russell (hip) on injured reserve Sunday, adding to a depth problem created when defensive end Lerentee McCray and defensive tackle Al Woods opted out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, the only franchise-tagged player in the league to not sign his tender, is seeking a trade and skipping team activities. Ngakoue is not under contract and not subject to fines.

The Jaguars are down six defenders in all, with cornerback Rashaan Melvin also opting out this week.

Jacksonville agreed to terms Sunday with two veterans - defensive tackle Caraun Reid and defensive back Tramaine Brock - in hopes of filling the void.

Reid had four tackles in three games last season in Arizona. The journeyman also has spent time with Detroit, San Diego, Indianapolis and Dallas. Brock, a veteran who has played for San Francisco, Minnesota, Denver and most recently Tennessee, has 248 tackles and 11 interceptions in 10 NFL seasons.

Player Notes
A.J. Terrell Sep 27 9:40am ET

The Atlanta Falcons are good to go for Sunday's game against the Bears a day after cornerback A.J. Terrell tested positive for COVID-19. All Falcons' personnel were tested and the results came back negative, so the team is good to go for Sunday. It's a relief for the NFL, as Terrell was their first positive case so far. It's a good sign that the league's protocols, such as contact tracing, are being carried out thoroughly to prevent any breakouts. Hopefully the NFL is able to continue limiting any positive cases in the future.

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Duke Johnson Sep 27 9:30am ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills (illness) is expected to play Sunday while running back Duke Johnson (ankle) is a long-shot to suit up against the Steelers. Stills was able to get a session in on Friday and Johnson was limited all week, so it's not surprising that the backup halfback is expected to miss the game. This should mean more of a heavy workload again for fellow back David Johnson, who handled 13 touches in Week 2 against the Ravens. Still it's a tough matchup for both Johnson and Stills against Pittsburgh defense that ranks second in the league in total defense DVOA.

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Josh Jacobs Sep 27 9:20am ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (hip) and tight end Darren Waller (knee) are both expected to suit up for a Week 3 matchup with the Patriots. Both players were held out of practice earlier in the week but were able to get limited sessions in on Friday. It's likely that Las Vegas was just being careful with their two heavily-used skill position players, as both rank in the top-five in the league in touches/targets at their respective positions. The Patriots Defense will always pose a challenge for fantasy managers with Bill Belichick looming on the sidelines, though Jacobs and Waller are must-starts because of their elite-level usage.

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Kenny Golladay Sep 27 9:10am ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals. Golladay has yet to make his 2020 debut after suffering a hamstring injury in practice prior to Week 1. The 26-year-old would be a welcome addition to a Lions passing offense that has clearly missed the presence of their alpha wideout. Golladay will likely be on some sort of snap count, considering he said that he still isn't 100 percent yet. Still, he's a must-start if he's active because Detroit will probably be playing catch-up against the red-hot Cardinals' offense.

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Chris Hogan Sep 27 1:30am ET

New York Jets wide receiver Chris Hogan (ribs) was limited during Thursday's practice. However, he is fully expected to suit up for the Week 3 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Both Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (ankle) are going to be sidelined here. Hogan hauled in six receptions for 75 yards with both players banged up last week. He should see plenty of chances against Indy. However, the Colts pass defense is solid, so Hogan won't have great fantasy appeal. He might be worth a look as a desperation flex option in PPR leagues.

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Frank Gore Sep 27 1:20am ET

New York Jets running back Frank Gore saw plenty of chances versus the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. The veteran back finished with 63 rushing yards on 21 carries in the loss. The Jets are still without Le'Veon Bell (hamstring), which means Gore is going to be leaned on in the running game. Sadly, he'll get a tough matchup against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. The same defense that held Dalvin Cook to 63 yards. Gore is likely going to have a tough time finding room to run. He'll be a desperation flex option for this contest.

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La'Mical Perine Sep 27 1:20am ET

New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine (ankle) was able to fully practice on Thursday, which means he should be fine for the Week 3 matchup versus the Indianapolis Colts. He made his NFL debut last week, but didn't see many chances. Perine carried the ball three times for 17 yards in the loss. He could take away some touches from Frank Gore this week. It's unlikely that the Jets want Gore to see 21 carries again. Perine won't be worth starting in most formats, but he could be someone to stash in 12/14 team leagues.

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N'Keal Harry Sep 27 1:10am ET

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry (ankle) is listed as questionable for their Week 3 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Pats also listed Julian Edelman (knee) as questionable for this one. It sounds like both players are expected to suit up, but fantasy owners should check back before game time. Harry hauled in eight of his 12 targets for 72 yards last week versus the Seattle Seahawks. He should be a reliable flex option, assuming he suits up.

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Sam Darnold Sep 27 1:10am ET

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has not put together much success through the first two games of the regular season. To be fair, the Jets offense is facing a ton of injuries and they didn't have much talent around Darnold to start the season. He'll now face off against an Indianapolis Colts Defense that destroyed Kirk Cousins in Week 2. Honestly, Darnold belongs on the bench or waiver wire in almost all formats. There really is no reason to start Darnold here unless you absolutely have no other option.

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Rex Burkhead Sep 27 1:00am ET

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead is likely going to see an increased amount of playing time with James White (personal) ruled out for Week 3. Burkhead rushed six times for two yards and caught four passes for 47 yards last week without White available. He doesn't have great fantasy value, but could be a low-end flex option for PPR leagues against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3.

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Julian Edelman Sep 27 1:00am ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was able to destroy the Seattle Seahawks secondary in Week 2. He hauled in eight of his 11 targets for 179 yards in the loss. It was a promising performance after a fairly average season opener. The Patriots are likely going to lean on Edelman quite a lot this season. He'll get a favorable matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3. Fantasy owners should be able to count on Edelman as a WR2 for this one.

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Cam Newton Sep 27 12:50am ET

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has looked sharp through the first two games of the regular season. Last week, he completed 30 of 44 passing attempts for 397 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He was also able to rush for 47 yards with two touchdowns on the ground. Newton appears extremely comfortable in the Patriots offense. He'll get an excellent matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders young secondary in Week 3. Fantasy owners should be able to lean on Newton as a QB1 here.

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Sony Michel Sep 27 12:50am ET

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel has struggled to get anything going on the ground early in the season. He was basically a non-factor against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. Michel rushed seven times for 19 yards in the loss. He'll get a matchup against a weaker Las Vegas Raiders run defense. However, it's tough to trust Michel after his recent performances. He's a touchdown-dependent RB3 for this matchup.

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James White Sep 27 12:50am ET

New England Patriots running back James White (personal) has been ruled out for the Week 3 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. It's unclear when White will return to the team after his father died in a car accident last weekend. His mother was in critical condition after the accident. Both Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead will see more touches with White inactive. Neither of them are more than a desperation flex option.

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Dawson Knox Sep 27 12:40am ET

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox (head) has been ruled out for the Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. He is still in concussion protocol after exiting last Sunday's game due to a head injury. Knox didn't have much fantasy value when he was healthy. He belongs on the waiver wire in almost all formats. Tyler Kroft is expected to start versus the Rams, but that won't mean much. He probably won't see enough targets to warrant ownership.

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Cole Beasley Sep 27 12:30am ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (hip, thumb) was limited during practice earlier in the week. However, he is expected to suit up for the Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Through two games, Beasley has nine receptions for 128 receiving yards and has been held without a touchdown. He is producing, but Stefon Diggs and John Brown see a higher volume of targets. Beasley could have some low-end flex value in PPR leagues for Week 3.

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John Brown Sep 27 12:20am ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (foot) is trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams, according to head coach Sean McDermott. Brown was limited during Thursday's practice, but that shouldn't mean a whole lot. He was also limited last week and played in that contest. Brown is not likely going to be 100 percent healthy for this one, but still has fantasy value. Fantasy owners should be able to count on Brown as a WR3 here.

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Desmond Trufant Sep 26 7:03pm ET

Detroit Lions CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) was downgraded to out Saturday, Sept. 26, and won't play Sunday, Sept. 27, against the Arizona Cardinals.

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Chidobe Awuzie Sep 26 6:13pm ET

Dallas Cowboys DB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Sept. 26.

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C.J. Prosise Sep 26 5:53pm ET

Houston Texans RB C.J. Prosise was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 26.

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