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DK Metcalf WR, SEA

Full practice to finish week

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Metcalf (ribs) was a full practice participant Friday despite being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Full participation to close out the week all but confirms Metcalf will suit up after playing through the same injury during last week's overtime win over Detroit. Both he and coach Pete Carroll have consistently relayed optimism about the injury, so there's a good chance Metcalf is healthy enough to handle his usual role when the Seahawks and Panthers kick off at 4:05 p.m. ET this Sunday.

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Brandin Cooks WR, DAL

Ready to return Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Cooks (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game at Arizona.

Cooks emerged from Week 1 action with an MCL sprain, which kept him off the practice field last week before ultimately being inactive this past Sunday versus the Jets. This week, the 10th-year pro opened it with a limited session Wednesday, but he ended it with back-to-back full practices to clear him for Week 3. Cooks thus will get a chance to make his first big mark as a Cowboy against a Cardinals defense that has allowed the seventh-most YPC (9.5) to opposing wide receivers through two games this season.

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Alexander Mattison RB, MIN

Still has coach's confidence

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Coach Kevin O'Connell told reporters Friday that he still views Mattison as the Vikings' lead back after a recent trade for Cam Akers, who is unlikely to play this Sunday against the Chargers, Kevin Seifert of reports.

O'Connell went as far as saying nothing has changed for Mattison despite his rough start to the season and now the addition of a 2020 second-round pick to Minnesota's backfield. In reality, Mattison is on the hot seat, though Akers won't necessarily provide the stiffest competition given his inconsistent tenure in Los Angeles. Akers finished his rookie year strong and had a nice four-week stretch to close out last season, but it's otherwise been a series of demotions and subpar performances ever since he tore his Achilles in the summer of 2021. O'Connell said Akers won't be ready to play for his new team this Sunday, giving Mattison at least one more game with only Ty Chandler taking away any backfield snaps.

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Jakobi Meyers WR, LV

Good to go for Week 3

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Meyers (concussion) was a full participant in practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports.

Meyers was a full participant both Thursday and Friday after clearing the league's five-step concussion protocol. He missed Vegas' Week 2 loss to Buffalo after getting hurt late in the season opener against Denver. Meyers was integral to the win over the Broncos, scoring two touchdowns in his team debut. He's expected to return to a starting role on the outside opposite Davante Adams against the Steelers.

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Joe Burrow QB, CIN

Logs limited practice Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Burrow (calf) practiced in a limited capacity Friday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

One day removed from not participating in any drills, Burrow took the practice field in full pads Friday and proceeded to get in some work. He'll have one more session to put himself in a position to play Monday against the Rams as he tends to a sore right calf. Saturday's injury report will reveal whether or not he heads into that contest with a designation. If Burrow is unable to go Week 3, the Bengals will turn to Jake Browning under center.

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DeVonta Smith WR, PHI

Limited in practice again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Smith (hamstring/thigh) was a limited practice participant Friday.

Smith should be able to play Monday in Tampa even if he's limited for a third straight day when the Eagles release their final injury report Saturday. The team would be awfully thin at wide receiver in the event of a weekend setback, as No. 3 man Quez Watkins (hamstring) already appears highly likely to miss MNF.

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Kenneth Gainwell RB, PHI

Full practice participant

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Gainwell (ribs) was a full practice participant Friday ahead of Monday's game in Tampa Bay.

Gainwell handled 62 snap share and 18 touches in the season opener but now finds himself rejoining a backfield that had D'Andre Swift run for 175 yards in a Week 2 win over Minnesota. Given Swift's standout performance and Gainwell's pre-Week 1 lack of experience in a lead role, it'll be surprising if Gainwell is the lead guy Monday night. If nothing else, Gainwell remains a strong candidate for playing time in obvious passing situations.

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DeAndre Hopkins WR, TEN

Listed as questionable for Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Hopkins (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns after missing practice Friday.

Though Hopkins didn't practice last week, he played last weekend against the Chargers, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site notes. This time around, Hopkins indicated that the plan is for him to make the trip to Cleveland, with his Sunday status to be determined. Fortunately for those with designs on utilizing Hopkins in Week 3 lineups, the Titans kick off at 1:00 ET this weekend.

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Breece Hall RB, NYJ

Cleared for Week 3

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Hall (knee) logged a full practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Hall's limited participation Wednesday and Thursday was due to load management on his surgically repaired knee. After following the same practice pattern last week, Hall was listed as questionable against Dallas, but he avoided an injury designation this time around. Hall got just four carries against the Cowboys as the Jets abandoned the run after falling behind early, but New York's expected to lean on the ground game more heavily in this AFC East rivalry game.