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  • Browns TE David Njoku suffers broken wrist
    Multiple sources confirmed David Njoku suffered a broken wrist.

    Advice: Njoku is looking at missing at least one month, but he's still seeking opinions on if he needs surgery or not. The Browns have a Week 7 bye, so Njoku might not make a return until Week 8's matchup in New England. In the meantime, the Browns are likely scanning the free agent and trade markets because Demetrius Harris is the current backup. It's possible that Jarvis Landry becomes slightly more involved over the middle. Today, 3:29 pm
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  • Goedert (calf) doesn't practice Wednesday
    Dallas Goedert (calf) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Goedert is looking highly unlikely to suit up against the Lions after departing early in Week 2. It's unfortunate, as Goedert would have been in for a target increase with DeSean Jackson (groin) and Alshon Jeffery (calf) also ailing. Zach Ertz is poised for another week of monster volume. Today, 2:23 pm
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  • Mark Andrews (foot) DNP Wednesday
    Mark Andrews (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: This would be a concern if Andrews hadn't followed this same routine last week before dicing up the Cardinals for an 8-112-1 line while dealing with the foot issue. He should be expected to play Week 3 against the Chiefs. Today, 10:52 am
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  • Tyler Kroft (foot) practicing in full for BUF
    Tyler Kroft (foot) is practicing in full for Week 3 against the Bengals.

    Advice: He looks ready to make his Bills debut after breaking his foot in the offseason. Kroft should be in the lineup against his former Bengals teammates, but he's not an enticing fantasy option despite playing at a weak tight end position. Today, 8:59 am
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  • Chargers sign TE Lance Kendricks
    Chargers signed TE Lance Kendricks.

    Advice: The Bolts also re-signed DE Chris Peace, and to make room for the signings, they waived WR Andre Patton and placed S Adrian Phillips on injured reserve. Kendricks will be a depth option while Hunter Henry rehabs back from his knee injury. Yesterday, 4:08 pm
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  • Arians on O.J. Howard: 'The balls will come'
    Speaking about O.J. Howard's slow start on Tuesday, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said "the balls will come."

    Advice: "We don't dictate who gets the ball, the defense does," Arians protested. "So sometimes it will spread around for different people every week." That, of course, makes sense in theory, but it is hard to believe Howard could play 55 snaps and draw zero targets, which is what happened in Week 2. Fantasy players wanted to believe Arians' lack of roto-relevant tight ends in Arizona was more because of a lack of talent than scheme, but it is looking like the uber-talented Howard is going to be a season-long rollercoaster in Arians' offense. It does sound like there is some squeaky wheel potential for Week 3 against the Giants. Yesterday, 2:01 pm
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  • Ryan Griffin doesn't catch pass in MNF loss
    Ryan Griffin failed to catch his lone target in the Jets' Week 2 loss to the Browns.

    Advice: Griffin was on the deep-league and DFS radar after playing every snap in the Week 1 loss, but he was nonexistent as a pass-catcher in this one despite seeing plenty of the field. The Jets simply gave the ball to Le'Veon Bell as many times possible with Sam Darnold (mono) out. Monday, 8:49 pm
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  • McVay labels Higbee (chest) day to day
    Coach Sean McVay said Tyler Higbee (chest) is day to day with a lung contusion.

    Advice: It's a minor injury -- as long as it didn't happen to you -- and Higbee may not end up missing any actual game action after being sent to the hospital following his exit from Week 2 against the Saints. Higbee is not a fantasy option. Monday, 5:06 pm
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  • Austin Hooper goes for 34 yards in win
    Austin Hooper caught 4-of-5 targets for 34 yards in Week 2 against the Eagles.

    Advice: Hooper was involved early but faded over the second half of the game. His five targets were behind Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Mohamed Sanu. It's a step back from the season opener, but Hooper has one of the higher tight end floors despite playing in a crowded offense. Hooper is a low-end TE1 for Week 3 against the Colts. Sunday, 9:20 pm
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  • Zach Ertz targeted 16 times vs Falcons
    Zach Ertz caught 8-of-16 targets for 72 yards in Week 2 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Ertz racked up targets with Dallas Goedert, DeSean Jackson, and Alshon Jeffery all leaving with injuries. He was banged up late in the fourth quarter but managed to stay in the game. The Eagles don't have any tight ends behind Ertz, so they may have to sign someone if Goedert can't return next week. Given all the injuries, Ertz is looking at another heavy workload in Week 3. Sunday, 9:18 pm
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  • Trey Burton stymied in return from injury
    Trey Burton was the recipient of two catches for five yards on three targets Sunday in Chicago’s Week 2 win over the Broncos.

    Advice: He waited until the 3:52 mark of the fourth quarter to log his first catch. Burton was in on 26 of Chicago's 60 offensive snaps (43.3 percent) in his return from a strained groin, but mostly functioned as a blocker, running just nine routes. Perhaps Burton's role will increase as he moves further from his injury, though at this point, it's hard to endorse him as anything more than a desperate streamer in fantasy leagues, especially with Mitchell Trubisky showing signs of regression. Next up for the Bears is a date with the Redskins on Monday Night Football. Sunday, 5:58 pm
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  • Fant logs 33 yards in Week 2 heartbreaker
    Noah Fant delivered four catches for 33 yards on four targets Sunday in Denver’s Week 2 loss to the Bears.

    Advice: Fant keyed a scoring drive with a 24-yard grab in the third quarter, but was otherwise held in check, predictably struggling against Chicago's top-flight secondary. Despite Joe Flacco's well-documented proclivity for targeting tight ends, Fant has yet to make his presence felt in the fantasy realm, amassing six catches for 62 scoreless yards on eight targets over his first two contests. It's still very early in his development, but until the first-round rookie makes his mark, he's probably better left on the waiver wire. Sunday, 5:57 pm
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  • Jared Cook catches 2-of-7 targets vs. LAR
    Jared Cook caught 2-of-7 targets for 25 yards in the Saints' Week 2 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: Cook had a very bad game in Week 2, but the big issue for Cook is Drew Brees' potentially serious hand injury. Brees was uncomfortable gripping the ball on the sidelines and the broadcast never showed him even try to throw the ball once his thumb and hand were taped up. If Brees is out, Cook can't be trusted as a TE1 next week in Seattle with Teddy Bridgewater locking into Michael Thomas on Sunday. Sunday, 5:36 pm
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  • Jason Witten catches second score of season
    Jason Witten caught all four of his targets for 25 yards and one score in Dallas' Week 2 win over Washington.

    Advice: Witten caught his second touchdown in as many weeks as he was once again used as the receiver in a pick-play that sprung him wide open on the goal line. Witten isn't putting up yardage, totaling 40 receiving yards in two offensive explosions for the Cowboys, but his touchdowns are doing just enough to keep him involved all the while rendering Blake Jarwin useless for fantasy. A touchdown and 30 yards is his weekly ceiling at age 37. Sunday, 5:31 pm
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  • Rams TE Gerald Everett catches 3-of-5 targets
    Gerald Everett caught 3-of-5 targets for 21 yards in the Rams' Week 2 win over the Saints.

    Advice: Everett is only being blurbed because Tyler Higbee (chest) left the game. There's no word on the severity of his injury, but Everett would be a more attractive low-end TE2 if Higbee misses next week. Sunday, 5:17 pm
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  • Travis Kelce torches the Raiders for 7-107-1
    Travis Kelce caught 7-of-9 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 2 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Kelce regularly made himself comfortable in the intermediate areas of the field against the Raiders' over-matched secondary. His touchdown came on a b-e-a-utiful ball from the 27-yard line that he caught in tight coverage down the sideline. Sammy Watkins (13 targets) was the only Chiefs player with more pass-game opportunities than Kelce (nine). Patrick Mahomes' trusty TE will continue to boast the highest floor in the Chiefs' ridiculously-talented offense. Fire up Kelce again as the overall TE1 even in a tough matchup against Earl Thomas and the Ravens in Week 3. Sunday, 5:03 pm
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  • Waller posts 6-63-0 in another strong showing
    Darren Waller caught 6-of-7 targets for 63 scoreless yards in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Waller continued to impress in Week 2, regularly displaying a blend of ball skills and athleticism that are more akin to a WR than a TE. He even displayed enhanced ability with the ball in his hands after the catch, at one point hurdling a Chiefs defender for extra yards. Waller should compete with Tyrell Williams for the team lead in targets this season, but his Week 3 matchup against stud FS Harrison Smith and the Vikings is far from ideal. Sunday, 4:40 pm
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  • Vernon Davis gets four targets in Skins loss
    Vernon Davis caught 3-of-4 targets for 29 yards in Washington's Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

    Advice: Perhaps he would've compiled a better day across the board had he not exited to the locker room in the second quarter for a few series. Either way, Davis is an uphill battle for production with Case Keenum favoring rookie Terry McLaurin (5/62/1) weekly. The veteran tight end will remain a streaming option in Week 3 against Chicago if Jordan Reed (concussion) isn't ready. Sunday, 4:39 pm
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  • Kyle Rudolph held to 3/9 in Vikes' loss
    Kyle Rudolph caught 3-of-5 targets for nine yards in the Vikings' Week 2 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Rudolph now has nine yards through two games. He has been the biggest victim of the Vikings' run-game commitment. Even for good matchups like next week's hosting of the Raiders, Rudolph is completely without ceiling as a TE2. Sunday, 4:11 pm
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  • Jimmy Graham held catch-less vs. Vikings
    Jimmy Graham was held without a catch on two targets in the Packers' Week 2 win over the Vikings.

    Advice: Graham's only discernible impact came in the form of an OPI penalty. Graham scored in Week 1 but has only 30 yards through two games. He's the defintion of a touchdown-or-bust TE2. Sunday, 4:09 pm
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