The following is a list of injured players for Week 3 (September 23-24) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries:
Out: TE Dwayne Blakley (pectoral), DT Roderick Coleman (knee); Questionable: T Wayne Gandy (hamstring); Probable: DE John Abraham (quadriceps), S Chris Crocker (knee), WR Laurent Robinson (hamstring).
Out: T Jonathan Ogden (toe), DT Trevor Pryce (wrist); Doubtful: TE Daniel Wilcox (ankle); Questionable: RB Justin Green (thigh), CB Samari Rolle (illness); Probable: T Jared Gaither (knee), CB Corey Ivy (thigh), QB Steve McNair (groin), CB David Pittman (ankle), S Gerome Sapp (foot), LB Gary Stills (knee), TE Quinn Sypniewski (neck) .
Fantasy take: McNair will start vs. Arizona, but he's not a recommended option in most fantasy formats.
Out: DE Ryan Denney (foot), LB Keith Ellison (ankle), LB Coy Wire (knee); Questionable: WR Sam Aiken (groin), G Brad Butler (shoulder), CB Terrence McGee (ribs), CB Ashton Youboty (hip); Probable: WR Josh Reed (thigh).
Doubtful: LB Adam Seward (calf); Probable: S Deke Cooper (thigh), DE Stanley McClover (thigh).
Probable: DE Alex Brown (ankle), C Olin Kreutz (ankle), P Brad Maynard (groin), LB Brian Urlacher (back).
Out: LB Rashad Jeanty (shin), S Ethan Kilmer (knee), WR Tab Perry (hamstring); Doubtful: LB Ahmad Brooks (groin), C Eric Ghiaciuc (thumb), LB Lemar Marshall (groin); Questionable: T Willie Anderson (foot), WR Antonio Chatman (hamstring), S Nedu Ndukwe (hamstring); Probable: WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (knee), S Dexter Jackson (back), CB Deltha O'Neal (knee), DE Bryan Robinson (foot), DE Frostee Rucker (hamstring).
Fantasy take: Houshmandzadeh will be fine for Week 3 and should be active vs. Seattle. The Bengals defense could be in trouble if Brooks and Marshall are out, which would be good news for the Seahawks' offensive skill position players. Chatman (if active) and Glenn Holt will see more work with Perry on the sidelines.
Fantasy take: WR Patrick Crayton will continue to start in the absence of Glenn. Newman's return would help the value of the Dallas defense.
Fantasy take: Jones is expected to return in Week 3, albeit on a limited basis. He will see 15-20 snaps vs. Philadelphia. RB Tatum Bell will continue to start, at least for now.
Green Bay Packers
Out: DE Mike Montgomery (knee); Doubtful: RB Vernand Morency (knee); Questionable: LB Desmond Bishop (shoulder); Probable: T Chad Clifton (ankle), TE Bubba Franks (knee), CB Al Harris (back), DE Cullen Jenkins (wrist), WR Greg Jennings (hamstring), DT Johnny Jolly (heel), WR James Jones (hamstring), DE Aaron Kampman (rib), T Tony Moll (neck), S Aaron Rouse (hamstring), G Jason Spitz (calf), DT Corey Williams (ankle), CB Charles Woodson (hip).
Fantasy take: Donald Lee would see more work at tight end if Franks is out in Week 3. Morency continues to battle an injured knee, so Brandon Jackson and DeShawn Wynn will share the backfield work. Jennings will start opposite WR Donald Driver with Jones moving back to the third spot on the depth chart.
Questionable: TE Dallas Clark (neck), T Ryan Diem (neck), LB Rob Morris (abdomen).
Kansas City Chiefs
Out: WR Eddie Kennison (hamstring); Probable: S Jon McGraw (hamstring), T Damion McIntosh (knee).
Out: S Donovin Darius (calf), LB Zach Thomas (concussion); Probable: QB Trent Green (ankle), G Rex Hadnot (shoulder).
Fantasy take: Thomas missed practice all week. LB Channing Crowder becomes a solid option for IDP owners in his absence.
Fantasy take: Jackson is expected to miss Week 3, so either Kelly Holcomb or Brooks Bollinger will start vs. Kansas City. Reports out of Minnesota suggest Holcomb is the favorite. Taylor is expected to be active in Detroit, but he's a risk for fantasy owners. With or without Taylor, RB Adrian Peterson is a fantastic starting option in Week 3.
Fantasy take: Brady returned to practice and Friday and will be fine to face Buffalo. He is a fabulous starter for owners in Week 3. Stallworth has done nothing and should be reserved even if he's active.
New Orleans Saints
Out: S Jay Bellamy (ankle); Questionable: DT Kendrick Clancy (toe); Probable: S Josh Bullocks (knee).
New York Jets
Questionable: WR Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), CB Andre Dyson (foot), G Brandon Moore (shoulder), QB Chad Pennington (ankle), DT Dewayne Robertson (knee), S Eric Smith (thigh); Probable: CB David Barrett (thigh), LB David Bowens (hand), RB Thomas Jones (calf), TE Joe Kowalewski (shoulder), RB Stacy Tutt (foot).
Fantasy take: Keep tabs on the status of Cotchery, who injured his shoulder last week. Pennington was limited on Friday, but he is expected to start in Week 3. Jones practiced without issues, so his calf should be closer to 100 percent.
Fantasy take: Keep tabs on Jordan, who has had back issues this week and could be a game-time decision. However, reports out of Oakland suggest he will start vs. Cleveland. McCown is expected to start and is a viable low-end sleeper in Week 3.
Out: TE L.J. Smith (groin); Doubtful: CB Lito Sheppard (knee); Questionable: S Brian Dawkins (neck), RB Brian Westbrook (knee); Probable: K David Akers (left quadriceps), WR Hank Baskett (back), S Sean Considine (knee), WR Kevin Curtis (quadriceps), QB A.J. Feeley (left hand), DE Jevon Kearse (shoulder), T Tra Thomas (back).
Fantasy take: Westbrook had an MRI on his knee earlier in the week, but he practiced without limitations on Friday and should start in Week 3. Smith had surgery on Friday and is out vs. Detroit, so Brent Celek and Matt Schobel will split time in his absence. The Eagles defense has several injuries and is not a recommended option.
San Diego Chargers
Out: WR Eric Parker (toe); Doubtful: LB Matt Wilhelm (calf); Questionable: T Shane Olivea (back); Probable: LB Stephen Cooper (neck), S Clinton Hart (hamstring).
Fantasy take: WR Craig Davis will continue to start in the absence of Parker, who is out several weeks.
Fantasy take: Lawson is out for the season with a torn ACL. Jackson will start but is not a recommended option vs. Pittsburgh.
Out: WR D.J. Hackett (ankle), TE Bennie Joppru (ankle), Doubtful: RB Maurice Morris (hip), WR Ben Obomanu (hamstring); Questionable: LB Kevin Bentley (back); Probable: RB Shaun Alexander (wrist), T Sean Locklear (knee).
Out: TE Casey Cramer (hamstring); Questionable: CB Cortland Finnegan (hamstring), P Craig Hentrich (back); Probable: C Kevin Mawae (knee).
Out: G Randy Thomas (triceps); Questionable: S Vernon Fox (groin), CB Fred Smoot (hamstring); Probable: DE Phillip Daniels (foot).