Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen updates

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The news: Chargers QB Justin Herbert and WR Keenan Allen were listed as limited in Wednesday’s free practice.

What does it mean in fantasy: Herbert fractured his rib cartilage and is daily, according to coach Brandon Staley. Herbert participated in individual drills while Chase Daniels performed first-team repetitions in team drills. Allen skipped week 2 due to a hamstring injury and also participated in individual drills. Herbert’s state of play will depend on him, according to Staley. It would be wise for fantasy managers to have a contingency plan. Carson Wentz, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Jared Goff are three streaming options managers with Herbert should consider. It is likely that Allen will play, but it is also important to have a back-up plan. Treylon Burks, Noah Brown, and Sterling Shepard are all free agents that you can add to your checklist.


The news: Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (quad) and WR Alec Pierce (concussion) returned to training on Wednesday.

What does it mean in fantasy: Matt Ryan was doing a cheerful dance in his head. Without his first two receivers against the Jaguars on Sunday, he had 1.8 fancy points. Pittman can be seen as a low-end WR1 against the Chiefs this week after scoring 27.1 fantasy points in week 1. Pierce shouldn’t be on anyone’s fantasy radar for week 3.


The news: ESPN’s Nick Wagoner reported that George Kittle trained Wednesday on a limited basis.

What does it mean in fantasy: The chances of Kittle playing against the Broncos on Sunday night are improving as he recovers from a groin injury. Kittle has averaged 13.5 fancy points in 41 career games with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the center.


The news: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the NFL has confirmed a match suspension for Buccaneers WR Mike Evans.

What does it mean in fantasy: Fantasy managers are now awaiting updates on the status of Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee). It was recently reported that Cole Beasley would be added to the training team as a way for the team to add depth behind Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and others. Fantasy managers in leagues of 12 teams or deeper should have Gage and Perriman on their radar. The two can be seen as flexible options while Tom Brady is more of a QB2.


The news: Darren Urban of the official Cardinals website reports that RB James Conner is still struggling with an ankle injury.

What does it mean in fantasy: Conner was seen training on Wednesday. While his participation is likely to be limited, he seems well on his way to playing in week 3. Conner has a significant history of ankle problems. If he were to waste time, Eno Benjamin and Darrel Williams would form a committee in the third week.


The news: Ravens RB JK Dobbins trained in full on Wednesday.

What does it mean in fantasy: Despite training in full last week, Dobbins was inactive for the Ravens’ second consecutive game. He has been looking forward to returning to the field since he suffered a torn ACL last summer. He said his LCL, hamstrings and meniscus were all affected. With Dobbins’ injury, it makes sense that the team is extremely cautious. There is a good chance he’ll make his regular season debut against the Patriots, but it’s unlikely he’ll play a major role in his first comeback game.


The news: Cardinals WR Rondale Moore remain day-to-day after not training on Wednesday.

What does it mean in fantasy: This was confirmed by coach Kliff Kingsbury. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported over the weekend that Moore may be out a few more weeks due to a hamstring strain. In his absence, Greg Dortch will continue to fill the void and remain on fantasy radars. Dortch has been the most consistently offensive contributor so far. In two games, he has averaged 6.5 goals and 14.4 fantasy points, and should see favorable coverage in Week 3 against the Rams as Marquise Brown will fight with cornerback Jalen Ramsey.


The news: Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy did not train on Wednesday.

What does it mean in fantasy: Jeudy sustained a shoulder injury during Sunday’s game against the Texans. Kendall Hinton could be elevated from the training squad if Jeudy doesn’t play on Sunday. KJ Hamler, who was limited in free practice on Wednesday, should be on your fantasy radar. Hamler looks set to return to training against the 49ers on Sunday night after missing week 2 with a knee / hip injury. It is available in 97% of ESPN leagues.


The news: Athletic’s Tashan Reed reported that Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow did not train on Wednesday.

What does it mean in fantasy: Renfrow suffered a concussion during the second week game against the Cardinals. Mack Hollins will replace him in the starting lineup if he can’t play the Titans in week 3. Hollins had eight goals last week and, if Renfrow is out, he could replicate it against the Titans.


It is not too late! Join a team or start a new draft league before Thursday Night Football begins and start playing from scratch for week 3.


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Friday coming up:

Mike Clay’s Playbook: Projections and Analysis for Each Game

Eric Karabell’s third week preview

• Daniel, Liz and DJ’s Fantasy Improv: the lighter side of fantasy

• Fantasy Focus Podcast now at 10am ET

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Mike Clay’s Shadow Report: wide receiver vs. Defensive pairings analysis

Eric Karabell flex and superflex charts for week 3

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• Week 3 rankings for individual defender leagues

• Fantasy Focus Podcast: Field Yates, Stephania Bell and Daniel Dopp play “Start, Bench, Cut” with the biggest names of Week 3, including how you should handle stars like Derrick Henry and Tom Brady. Plus, Liz Loza joins in to give us what QBs need to be in your lineup. Listen | look

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