Josh McCown
Browns' Josh McCown: Out 2-to-4 weeks
Josh McCown, QB, CLE
6:46 AM
News: McCown is expected to be sidelined for 2-to-4 weeks because of a strain and hairline crack in his non-throwing shoulder, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

McCown suffered the injury in Week 2 against the Ravens, and while he was apparently pushing to play Sunday against the Dolphins, he will now miss multiple weeks because of the issue. With Robert Griffin (shoulder) also out, Cody Kessler will be under center for the Browns.

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Julio Jones
Falcons' Julio Jones: Says he'll play Monday
Julio Jones, WR, ATL
6:42 AM
News: Jones (calf) said he will play Monday against Saints, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Jones missed practice earlier in the week, and while he put in only a limited effort Saturday, it was apparently enough to give him confidence to play Monday. His presence would certainly be a huge boost against a Saints defense that is one of the worst in the league.

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Robert Nkemdiche
Cardinals' Robert Nkemdiche: Unlikely to play Sunday
Robert Nkemdiche, DT, ARI
6:38 AM
News: Nkemdiche (ankle) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Bills, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Nkemdiche was unable to play last weekend due to the injury, and while there was a possibility he was going to give it a go Sunday, he has apparently not done enough in practice to warrant a game-day spot.

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Alshon Jeffery
Bears' Alshon Jeffery: Expected to face Cowboys
Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
6:36 AM
News: Jeffery (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Jeffery did not practice Thursday and was limited Wednesday and Friday, and while he is going to work out the knee before kickoff, the team is apparently confident that he'll give it a go. While his availability is good news, he'll likely be catching passes from backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, with Jay Cutler unlikely to play because of a thumb injury.

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Marquise Goodwin
Bills' Marquise Goodwin: Expected to start Sunday
Marquise Goodwin, WR, BUF
6:32 AM
News: Goodwin is expected to start Sunday against the Cardinals in place of the injured Sammy Watkins (foot), according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Watkins reportedly had his injured foot stepped on during walk-through this week, and the pain is serious enough to keep him out. While the increase in snaps certainly helps Goodwin's fantasy upside, the Cardinals boast one of the better defensive backfields in the league, so a breakout performance seems unlikely.

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Sammy Watkins
Bills' Sammy Watkins: Will not play Sunday
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
6:30 AM
News: Watkins (foot) will not play Sunday against the Cardinals, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Watkins was already having trouble with his foot, and then it was stepped on during walk-through this week, with the pain apparently strong enough that the team will keep him out. The Bills' offense has really struggled early this season thanks to Watkins' issues, and a matchup against one of the league's best defenses will do little to help them break out. Marquise Goodwin is expected to start in Watkins' place.

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Jamaal Charles
Chiefs' Jamaal Charles: Not expected to play Sunday
Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
6:28 AM
News: Charles (knee) is not expected to play Sunday against the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Charles was officially listed as doubtful, so it will not be overly surprising if he misses out. Spencer Ware will likely get the start, with Charcandrick West the backup once again, though the Jets boast one of the better defensive lines in the league, particularly against the run, so a breakout rushing performance is unlikely from either back.

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Brandon Marshall
Jets' Brandon Marshall: Could be on snap count
Brandon Marshall, WR, NYJ
6:24 AM
News: Marshall (foot/knee) is expected to be active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but he could be on a limited snap count, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Marshall is considered a game-time decision Sunday, and while he may have his snaps limited, it seems likely that he'll at least get looks inside the red zone if the Jets get there. With Marshall limited if he plays, Quincy Enunwa could get more targets.

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Jay Ajayi
Dolphins' Jay Ajayi: Kenyan Drake expected to start instead
Jay Ajayi, RB, MIA
5:04 AM
News: Kenyan Drake, not Ajayi, is expected to start Sunday against the Browns, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport's exact words were "treating... as the starter" so we assume that means Drake is slated for the bigger workload, though that could change based on game flow and performance. Bottom line, Ajayi seems like a risky start this week even with a great matchup.

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Kenyan Drake
Dolphins' Kenyan Drake: Slated to start
Kenyan Drake, RB, MIA
5:00 AM
News: With Arian Foster out, Drake is slated to be the team's starter, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

This isn't a big surprise given how Jay Ajayi had fallen out of favor. Of course, Damien Williams is still there, and Ajayi could get some work, so Drake's workload is probably dependent on how successful he is early on.

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