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9/25/2016 Chris Ivory, Jax, RB
Ivory is active for the first time this season Sunday against the Ravens.

Analysis: Ivory's return should add a spark to an offense that ranks 30th in rushing at 58.5 yards per game, though, the Jaguars will be without starting center Brandon Linder (sprained knee) and left tackle Kelvin Beachum (concussion). Tyler Shatley is expected to fill in for Linder at center. Without Beachum, left guard Luke Joeckel is expected to move to left tackle with reserve Chris Reed replacing him at left guard.
9/25/2016 Orleans Darkwa, NYG, RB
Darkwa is expected to get more action Sunday with Rashad Jennings sidelined against the Redskins.

Analysis: Darkwa could be used as the goal-line back while Shane Vereen serves as the lead back in Week 3.
9/25/2016 Letroy Guion, GB, DT
Guion won't play Sunday against the Lions because of a knee injury.

Analysis: Guion is one of the team's top run-stoppers and the Packers held the Vikings to 30 rushing yards on 22 carries last Sunday. He made two tackles, including stopping Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for a 4-yard loss in the second quarter.
9/25/2016 Ronald Darby, Buf, CB
Darby is out for Week 3 against the Cardinals because of a hamstring injury.

Analysis: The starting cornerback leads the Bills with five passes defensed and has 12 tackles.
9/25/2016 Kyle Fuller, Chi, CB
Fuller is not expected to play when the Bears visit Dallas on Sunday night.

Analysis: The 2014 first-round pick has yet to play this season after having a knee scope performed during the preseason.
9/25/2016 Shane Vereen, NYG, RB
Rashad Jennings is a surprise inactive for the undefeated Giants in their Week 3 game against the Redskins, which means Vereen is expected to see an increase in carries.

Analysis: Vereen has 20 carries for 80 yards. The Giants' running game has gone 10 straight regular-season quarters dating back to Week 17 last year without a rushing touchdown.
9/25/2016 Kenyan Drake, Mia, RB
Drake is likely to get the start for Week 3 against the Browns with Arian Foster out.

Analysis: Drake has only carried the ball twice and has two receptions but the coaching staff seems to have more trust in him than Jay Ajayi.
9/25/2016 Alshon Jeffery, Chi, WR
Jeffery is expected to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night despite being listed as questionable with a knee injury, according to multiple reports.

Analysis: Jeffery took part in limited practice Friday after sitting out the previous day. He leads the Bears with nine receptions for 201 yards and has been the most consistent performer on an offense that will turn to quarterback Brian Hoyer against Dallas with Jay Cutler out due to a thumb injury.
9/24/2016 Patrick Murray, Cle, K
Murray was placed on injured reserve Saturday after hurting his surgically repaired left knee in practice, forcing the Browns to sign Cody Parkey to handle their kicking duties in Sunday's game at Miami.

Analysis: Murray got hurt during Friday's walkthrough. He missed last season with Tampa Bay after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament knee ligament. Murray beat out incumbent Travis Coons in training camp this summer. He missed 52-yard field goal and had an extra-point blocked last week in a loss to Baltimore.
9/24/2016 Willie Snead, NO, WR
Snead is questionable for Monday's game against the Falcons after sitting out much of the week with a toe injury.

Analysis: Snead leads the Saints with 14 receptions for 226 yards and it would be a big blow if he was unable to play.
9/24/2016 Julio Jones, Atl, WR
Jones is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints but returned to practice in a limited capacity Saturday while recovering from a calf injury. Jones, who was held out of practice Thursday and Friday, said he will be ready to play in New Orleans.

Analysis: "Yes, yes I'll play Monday night," Jones said Saturday. "I wouldn't chance it if I didn't (feel right), if I felt like I was going to overcompensate and something else was going to get tore up or it was going to get worse or anything like that. It's just warming that muscle up, warming up everything, making sure everything is firing properly." Jones appeared to have his explosion running across the red zone and catching passes near the start of practice.
9/24/2016 Morgan Burnett, GB, S
Burnett won't play Sunday against the Lions because of a groin injury.

Analysis: The Packers have a bye in Week 4 so Burnett, second on the team with 10 tackles, could return Oct. 9 against the Giants.
9/24/2016 Clay Matthews, GB, LB
Matthews won't play Sunday against the Lions because of an ankle and hamstring injury.

Analysis: The Packers have a bye in Week 4 so Matthews could return Oct. 9 against the Giants.
9/23/2016 Sammy Watkins, Buf, WR
Watkins is out against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Analysis: Bills coach Rex Ryan said Watkins' chances of playing are "probably not real good" Friday. Watkins did not practice all week. Watkins has been hampered by foot soreness in recent weeks. He underwent foot surgery this offseason. Ryan added that Watkins had his injured foot stepped on at a walkthrough practice earlier in the week, which "probably didn't help."
9/23/2016 Brandon Marshall, NYJ, WR
Marshall will be a game-time decision but is expected to play for the Jets on Sunday at Kansas City as he continues to recover from knee and foot injuries.

Analysis: Marshall returned to practice Friday on a limited basis after sitting out earlier in the week. Coach Todd Bowles says he is questionable to play against the Chiefs. Marshall, who had his left knee bend awkwardly beneath him during a play at Buffalo last Thursday night, says he remains hopeful after taking some snaps in practice but is "not where I want to be."
9/23/2016 Zach Ertz, Phi, TE
Ertz won't play Sunday against the Steelers due to a rib injury.

Analysis: He also didn't play in Week 2. Ertz, who had 75 catches for 853 yards and two touchdowns last season, suffered a rib displacement near his left shoulder in Week 1 against the Browns.
9/23/2016 Cameron Artis-Payne, Car, RB
Artis-Payne will start against the Vikings with Jonathan Stewart out.

Analysis: Coach Ron Rivera says he expects Artis-Payne to split carries almost equally with Fozzy Whittaker, who had 100 yards rushing on 16 carries last week in a 47-26 win against the San Francisco 49ers. Artis-Payne played in the final three games last season with Stewart out and ran for 152 yards on 33 carries and a touchdown.
9/23/2016 Chris Ivory, Jax, RB
Ivory is expected to make his Jaguars debut Sunday against the Ravens.

Analysis: The Jags won't have left tackle Kelvin Beachum, but Ivory's return should add a spark to an offense that struggled mightily in San Diego.
9/23/2016 Braedon Bowman, NYJ, TE
The New York Jets have signed Bowman to their active roster, promoting him from the practice squad.

Analysis: Bowman was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jaguars in May out of South Alabama, where he had 29 catches for 381 yards in two seasons.
9/23/2016 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TB, TE
Seferian-Jenkins was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within hours of being released from jail on Friday. Seferian-Jenkins, 23, was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence.

Analysis: Cameron Brate and Seferian-Jenkins had been splitting snaps at tight end. Seferian-Jenkins never blossomed into a solid fantasy option and it's unsure if he will get another chance with another team.
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