Kevin Minter LB ARI 5 Hrs
Minter posted five tackles (two solo) during Sunday's win versus the Giants in New York.
Entering training camp, Minter seem poised to make all the calls on defense as a three-down inside linebacker. However, he's been removed from the field in nickel situations, which have been assumed by rookie safety Deone Bucannon. As a result, Minter's snap count (34) matches up with Bucannon's (37) among the 72 total that the Cardinals' defense faced in Week 2, according to FOX Sports 910 Phoenix. With eight tackles (five solo) to date, Minter holds little sway in IDP formats in his second NFL season.
Robert Woods WR BUF 6 Hrs1 Comment
Woods was targeted three times during Sunday's win over Miami, catching one ball for just five yards. He played 47 of 59 offensive plays, according to The Buffalo News.
Sunday was the Sammy Watkins Show, and Woods and fellow receiver Mike Williams had front row seats. While the output for Woods was a large disappointment, at least he saw 47 plays to Williams' 26, and is seemingly a clear-cut starter. Even if Watkins keeps dominating the targets, there's some upside for Woods if opponents get sick of it and start fading coverage Watkins' way. Woods is more than enough of a receiver to do some damage if he were to see regular single coverage.
Josh Scobee K JAC 6 Hrs
Scobee made his only field-goal attempt (36 yards) and an extra point in Jacksonville's loss to Washington in Week 2. He has nine points in two games.
The Jacksonville offense is last in the NFL and generating few sustained drives and scoring opportunities. As a result, Scobee should not be on your radar right now. It's best to hold for now and see how his prospects change when head coach Gus Bradley turns the quarterback job over to Blake Bortles.
Deone Bucannon DB ARI 6 Hrs
Bucannon accumulated six tackles (five solo) during Sunday's win against the Giants in New York.
Despite taking the field for just more than half of the defensive snaps -- 37-of-72, according to FOX Sports 910 Phoenix -- Bucannon contributed the output of a starter in Week 2 and now has 11 tackles (10 solo) on the season. One can only imagine the weekly lines of the 2014 first-round pick, if he broke out of his nickle cornerback role, but Tony Jefferson is currently holding down the fort admirably at strong safety. As a result, Bucannon's IDP potential will be capped for the time being.
Larry Foote LB ARI 6 Hrs
Foote recorded eight tackles (four solo) and the game-ending interception in Sunday's victory versus the Giants at New York.
Foote isn't providing the pass rushing chops of Karlos Dansby, who departed in free agency during the offseason, but the former is nonetheless providing stability at inside linebacker for the Cardinals this season. Through two contests, Foote sits in a tie with strong safety Tony Jefferson for the team-lead in tackles with 16, a pace in line with Dansby from 2013 and by far a career-best for the 13-year pro.
Julio Jones WR ATL 6 Hrs
Jones (ankle) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice, ESPN reports.
Jones was limited during Monday's practice, but increased his activity level with Thursday's game against the Buccaneers drawing closer. After picking up a seemingly minor ankle pain last Sunday, Jones is expected to play Thursday and should continue to be heavily targeted in the Falcons' offense. Fantasy owners should deploy Jones as they normally would this week.
Mason Foster LB TB 6 Hrs
Foster (shoulder) did not practice Tuesday, Buccaneers.com reports.
Foster dislocated his shoulder on Sunday and is expected to miss time because of the injury, making Tuesday's absence from practice not really surprising. With him out, the Buccaneers will be forced to reshuffle their linebacking corp, adding to an already banged-up defensive unit ahead of Thursday's game against the Falcons.
Tony Jefferson DB ARI 6 Hrs
Jefferson notched eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's victory against the Giants at New York.
Jefferson replicated exactly his Week 1 line, as he continues to ward off 2014 first-round pick, Deone Bucannon, at strong safety. According to FOX Sports 910 Phoenix, their respective snap counts this past Sunday are telling -- 70-of-72 defensive snaps for Jefferson, versus 37 for Bucannon -- with no change expected at the position due to Jefferson's steady play.
Calais Campbell DL ARI 6 Hrs
Campbell accrued 10 solo tackles, three tackles for loss, and one sack in Sunday's win versus the Giants in New York.
Among Cardinals defensive linemen, Campbell played a team-high 66-of-72 defensive snaps, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. In any case, the performance was a welcome relief, after he was blanked in the Week 1 box score. Because this year's defense is without a number of 2013 stalwarts -- Darnell Dockett (knee), Daryl Washington (suspension), Karlos Dansby (to Cleveland via free agency), and John Abraham (concussion) -- Campbell must be his usual disruptive self for the Cardinals to survive the losses.
Vance McDonald TE SF 6 Hrs
McDonald (knee) plans to practice this week, The Sacramento Bee reports.
McDonald suffered a knee injury during Sunday's game, but fortunately, testing afterward revealed no structural damage. As a result, McDonald expects to practice this week, which could boost his fantasy stock for Sunday against the Cardinals, if fellow tight end Vernon Davis (ankle) misses out due to a more cumbersome injury.