Doyle returned to practice after being held out of Wednesday’s session with an ankle injury that already forced him to miss the Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday afternoon. It still remains to be seen if Doyle is categorized as a full or limited participant on the Colts’ practice report, but either way, his mere appearance on the practice field is a positive sign for his potential availability for the matchup against the New York Jets this weekend. If Doyle is eventually cleared to play, he wouldn’t have much fantasy value individually in daily fantasy formats, but his presence on the field would cap the projections of Mo Alie-Cox, who produced a stellar stat line on a 67.7% snap rate and six targets in Doyle’s absence.
Moss didn’t participate in practice for a second consecutive day due to a toe injury, and his status for Sunday’s Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams could be in danger if he isn’t able to put in at least a limited session on Friday afternoon. Moss has played roughly 45% of snaps in a split backfield timeshare with Devin Singletary through two games, so if Moss is unable to give it a go this weekend, Singletary would suddenly become the clear lead running back in the Bills’ offense and an intriguing daily fantasy option in tournament formats on Sunday’s main slate.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid disclosed to reporters that Watkins is currently in the NFL’s concussion protocol and won’t participate in practice on Thursday afternoon. Following last Sunday’s Week 2 win, Watkins insisted he was fine after being knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter, but apparently, he began experiencing symptoms sometime in the past few days, and Reid even admitted that Watkins is still dealing with a sore neck from the collision. It’s a bit too early to be concerned about Watkins missing Monday’s night’s matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, but if he is unable to suit up, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson could see a substantial increase over their usual target opportunities after both logged at least a 65% snap rate in Week 2 with Watkins healthy for a majority of the contest.
Crowder and Perriman won’t participate in practice for a second consecutive day, and head coach Adam Gase even admitted to reporters that it’s “doubtful” Crowder will be able to play in Sunday’s Week 3 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts due to a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Perriman remains week-to-week and has already essentially been ruled out for this weekend’s contest, which leaves Chris Hogan as the Jets de facto number one receiver with both Perriman and Crowder expected to be sidelined. Following Perriman’s exit in last Sunday’s loss, Hogan, Braxton Berrios, and Josh Malone surprisingly saw nearly 70% of the targets from Sam Darnold while, for reasons unknown, Chris Herndon only ran a route on 64.2% of passing plays and saw just four total targets.
D.A. Points and Bronson Burgoon are both out this week and have been replaced by Andres Romero and Eric Axley. Both Romero and Axley are tour veterans who will look to use this week to improve future status on tour. Projections for both players have been added and they are ready for use in LineupHQ. At this point, the best-case scenario would be to use them as a deep GPP flyer only.