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Date Player
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.
9/29/2016 Russell Wilson, Sea, QB
Wilson put to rest any question about his availability for Sunday's game when the Seahawks' quarterback said there is "no doubt" he will start for Seattle against the Jets.

Analysis: Wilson sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Sunday as Seattle improved to 2-1 this season with a win over the 49ers. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the injury might lead the Seahawks to resting Wilson in Week 4 with a bye the following week. Wilson as a full participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday. "I feel great," Wilson said before Thursday's practice.
9/29/2016 Jay Cutler, Chi, QB
Cutler sat out Thursday's practice, strengthening the possibility that backup Brian Hoyer will make his second straight start on Sunday when the winless Bears host the Lions.

Analysis: Cutler, who had limited participation on Wednesday, is nursing a sprained right thumb that is expected to require two to three weeks of recovery. "We just didn't want to aggravate it more," coach John Fox told the Chicago Tribune. "The thumb on the throwing hand of a quarterback is a delicate situation. So we just figured we wouldn't go out there and have any stress on it."
9/29/2016 Rashad Jennings, NYG, RB
Jennings was limited in practice on Thursday after missing last weekend's game with a thumb injury.

Analysis: Stay tuned to see how Jennings progresses as the week goes on.
9/29/2016 Braxton Miller, Hou, WR
Miller will sit out for the second straight game this weekend.

Analysis: Miller is dealing with a hamstring injury.
9/29/2016 Delanie Walker, Ten, TE
Walker returned to practice on Thursday after missing Week 3 due to a hamstring injury.

Analysis: Walker should be a nice play this weekend against the Texans, if he's able to stay healthy.
9/29/2016 Alshon Jeffery, Chi, WR
Jeffery remained limited in Thursday's practice due to what is now being described as hamstring and knee issues.

Analysis: We think Jeffery will play this weekend, but stay tuned.
9/29/2016 Elvis Dumervil, Bal, LB
Dumervil confirmed to reporters on Thursday what teammate Terrell Suggs initially divulged by saying that he expects to make his season debut against the visiting Oakland Raiders on Sunday (1 p.m., ET).

Analysis: Dumervil returned to practice last week, but sat out on Friday and remained inactive two days later in Baltimore's 19-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
9/29/2016 Sammy Watkins, Buf, WR
Bills coach Rex Ryan isn't yet ready to rule out Watkins from playing at New England on Sunday after the receiver missed his second straight practice on Thursday because of a sore left foot.

Analysis: Ryan doesn't expect Watkins to practice on Friday either, and says the plan is to see how Watkins feels on Sunday before determining if he'll play. The starter has been out since last week when a teammate stepped on his surgically repaired foot during a walk-through.
9/29/2016 Dez Bryant, Dal, WR
Bryant missed medical appointments and team meetings over two days away from the Dallas Cowboys this week. Coach Jason Garrett says the star receiver was trying to avoid bad news about his injured right knee.

Analysis: Garrett said Bryant missed an MRI on Monday and a team meeting on Tuesday before finally getting the exam Wednesday. The MRI revealed a hairline fracture in a bone in his right knee, which he injured in last Sunday's win over Chicago. It's possible Bryant won't miss Sunday's game at San Francisco because the Cowboys have had similar scenarios with injury in the past.
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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