Jay Cutler
Bears' Jay Cutler: Limited practice Wednesday
Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
2:50 PM
News: Cutler (thumb) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

After a week in which he didn't practice and subsequently didn't play due to a sprained right thumb, Cutler's presence in drills was likely a welcome sight for the injury-plagued squad. As head coach John Fox mentioned Monday, the Bears will evaluate Cutler "day-to-day," so his activity level will be one to monitor as the week unfolds. If he's unable to take the field in Week 4, his primary backup, Brian Hoyer, will again be under center.

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Jacoby Brissett
Patriots' Jacoby Brissett: Able to throw at practice Wednesday
Jacoby Brissett, QB, NE
1:08 PM
News: Both Brissett (right thumb) and Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder) threw passes during the early portion of Wednesday's practice, CSN New England reports.

With top QB Tom Brady set to serve one last game of his four-game suspension to start the season, Brissett and Garoppolo remain the Patriots' only two rostered signal-callers as Sunday's game against the Bills approaches. The presence of the duo at practice Wednesday bodes well for one (if not both) of them being available this weekend, though the identity of the team's Week 4 starter has yet to be revealed.

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Jimmy Garoppolo
Patriots' Jimmy Garoppolo: Practicing Wednesday
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, NE
12:58 PM
News: Garoppolo (sprained right AC joint) "worked on pocket mobility and lighter throws" during the early stages of Wednesday's practice, the Boston Herald reports.

The same applies to Jacoby Brissett, with the report encouragingly noting that Garoppolo didn't appear to be favoring his shoulder and that Brissett didn't seem bothered by his right thumb issue. At this point, it looks like at least one, if not both, of the Patriots' quarterbacks will be available for Sunday's game against the Bills, though who might draw the start for the contest has yet to be determined.

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Matt Ryan
Falcons' Matt Ryan: Expects to play despite thumb injury
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
9/27/2016
News: Ryan is dealing with a left thumb injury but is expected to play Sunday against the Panthers, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

Ryan tweaked his thumb during the second half of Monday's game, but he was able to remain in the contest while using a glove to assist his grip, and did not express concern about his setback afterward. Ryan may show up on the Falcons' injury report this week, but his optimism should provide fantasy owners the same sentiment.

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Drew Brees
Saints' Drew Brees: Three touchdowns in Monday night loss
Drew Brees, QB, NO
9/26/2016
News: Brees completed 36 of 54 passes for 376 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Monday night's loss to the Falcons.

Brees was once again forced into a huge amount of passing attempts due to the Saints' abject defense, which left the quarterback playing from behind for most of Monday's defeat. Due to New Orleans' depleted defensive options, that could prove to be the case more than not this season, but that represents a harsh reality that benefits Brees' fantasy stock wonderfully. The 37-year-old has now thrown for 1,062 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception through three games, evidencing his success regardless of the in-game situations he faces.

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Russell Wilson
Seahawks' Russell Wilson: Expected to practice Wednesday, play in Week 4
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
9/26/2016
News: Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he expects Wilson (knee) to practice Wednesday, before suiting up Sunday against the Jets in New York, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Carroll also expressed caution during the media session, but Wilson is "remarkably well off" for the type of play that resulted in his current diagnosis of a sprained MCL in his left knee. After suffering a sprained right ankle in the regular season opener, Wilson upheld Carroll's expectation with full practices throughout Week 2 preparations, but the quarterback's mobility has been noticeably lacking, with just 10 carries for 33 yards on the season. With a more serious injury in tow this time around, limited showings could very well be on the docket. However, after a few days of rehabilitation, Wednesday's injury report will reveal whether Wilson is again able to tough it out.

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Colin Kaepernick
49ers' Colin Kaepernick: Not fully healthy
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
9/26/2016
News: Kaepernick doesn't appear to be fully healthy yet, according to coach Chip Kelly, who said Kaepernick remains the 49ers' second-string quarterback, CSN Bay Area reports.

Kaepernick underwent three surgeries this offseason, and still isn't ready to be 'full-go', according to Kelly. That perhaps explains why Kaepernick hasn't taken a snap yet this season, even though starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert hasn't really impressed through the 49ers' first three games. That proved particularly true Sunday against the Seahawks, but until Kaepernick is deemed fully healthy, it seems a potential promotion from his status as San Francisco's No. 2 quarterback won't be considered.

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Cody Kessler
Browns' Cody Kessler: Remains Browns starter
Cody Kessler, QB, CLE
9/26/2016
News: Kessler will start at quarterback once again Sunday against the Redskins, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Kessler continuing in the Browns' starting job comes as no surprise, as veteran Josh McCown (collarbone) still isn't available following his Week 2 injury. In his first career start Sunday, Kessler completed 21 of 33 passes for 244 yards, but lost a fumble in Cleveland's overtime loss. He'll look to improve on that performance when facing the Redskins this Sunday.

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Brian Hoyer
Bears' Brian Hoyer: Mimicks Cutler as garbage-time hero
Brian Hoyer, QB, CHI
9/25/2016
News: Hoyer completed 30 of 49 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Cowboys.

With Jay Cutler (thumb) sidelined, the Bears went three-and-out on their first two drives, allowing Ezekiel Elliott and Co. to build a 24-3 lead by the half. Hoyer wasn't actually to blame, as the Bears were held back by penalties and an inconsistent rushing game, in addition to Dallas' dominance of possession. In fact, Chicago only ran 18 plays in the first half, including six on a drive that started at the team's own 25-yard line with 38 seconds remaining before the break. Hoyer finally took advantage of the favorable matchup after halftime, mostly honing in on Zach Miller and Kevin White, with the former accounting for both touchdowns. Things briefly got somewhat interesting midway through the fourth quarter, but Hoyer put the nail in his team's coffin with a sloppy fumble that could've easily been avoided. He'll draw another favorable matchup in San Francisco next week, unless Cutler is ready to return.

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Dak Prescott
Cowboys' Dak Prescott: Efficient once again
Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
9/25/2016
News: Prescott completed 19 of 24 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown, adding four carries for 36 yards and another score in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.

Prescott was once again efficient while taking a backseat to the Dallas running game, though this time around he was actually a part of the rushing attack, most notably on a one-yard plunge at the goal line. He later recorded the first passing touchdown of his career, and he was able to pick up key first downs whenever the Cowboys seemed like they might be letting the lead slip. While won't be turned loose unless the team has to play from behind, Prescott is shockingly poised and accurate for a rookie, giving him serious upside when such a scenario arises. Dating back to the preseason, he's yet to commit a turnover in the NFL. Next week brings a favorable matchup in San Francisco, though game flow could work in Ezekiel Elliott's favor more so than Prescott's.

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