Andre Holmes WR OAK (10) 12 hours ago
Holmes made an eight-yard reception in Sunday's win over the Titans.
The catch brings Holmes' season total to just two, though one was a touchdown. The Raiders have, in recent seasons, been a team that concentrates targets to a select few - primarily Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Seth Roberts and Clive Warford have since made a dent in that stronghold, but Holmes hasn't been as fortunate with just five looks in three games.
Denard Robinson RB JAC (5) 12 hours ago
Robinson was limited to special-teams duty during Sunday's loss to Baltimore
It wasn't as if Robinson was flush with production prior to Chris Ivory returning to the the lineup as he had collected just five touches in the first two weeks of the season. Ivory's return is a back-breaker for Robinson. Only Chicago has run the ball less than Jacksonville through Week 3, so it isn't as though there are a boatload of opportunities to be had. With two quality backs and a mobile quarterback, it's fairly safe to say that Robinson will be relegated to being the runt of the litter.
Jay Ajayi RB MIA (8) 13 hours ago
Ajayi is expected to be part of a running back by committee Thursday in Cincinnati, Alain Poupart of Dolphins.com reports.
Coach Adam Gase stated that he was leaning towards using all four of his running backs versus the Bengals. This isn't good news for anyone as it's hard to get into any kind of rhythm when you don't know if you will be in the game from series to series. It also doesn't help that the Dolphins offensive line is beat up so the running game may have problems no matter who is carrying the rock.
Kenneth Farrow RB SD (11) 13 hours ago
Farrow didn't play an offensive snap in Sunday's loss to the Colts.
Farrow's four carries in Week 2 coupled with the loss of Danny Woodhead made it appear as though Farrow was moving toward a larger role. Not the case at the moment. Melvin Gordon accumulated 20 touches during the game with free-agent pickup Dexter McCluster and rookie fullback Derek Watt the only other backs to tote the rock with a total of three catches between them.
Devontae Booker RB DEN (11) 13 hours ago
Booker rushed for eight yards on four carries and caught one pass for 17 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
A week after a 10-touch performance against Indianapolis, Booker was back to limited duty against the Bengals. Part of the step back can be attributed to the Bengals' stingy rush defense and the Broncos' efforts in airing it out. Still, two of Booker's first three games have ended with five or fewer touches and less than three yards per carry. Even if the team sees him as a future challenger to C.J. Anderson's roll as top back, it's clear that that time is not right around the corner.
Antonio Smith DL DEN (11) 13 hours ago
Smith will sign with the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Smith roster spot opens up due to the massive loss of J.J. Watt, whose back injury will place him on the injured reserve for an extended period of time. The veteran defensive end had a five-year stint with the Texans from '09-'13, during which he recorded 27 sacks.
DJ.J. Watt DL HOU (9) 14 hours ago
Watt (back) expects to be placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Watt aggravated a previous back injury during Thursday's outing versus the Patriots and is now slated to be sidelined indefinitely. However, even if he's placed on injured reserve, there's still a chance he's able to return much later in the season, so it doesn't necessarily rule him out for the rest of the season. With that said, the Texans are expected to re-sign fellow defensive end Antonio Smith to take Watt's spot on the roster, which should provide them a familiar face on the defensive line for some much needed additional depth.
DeMarcus Van Dyke DB ATL (11) 14 hours ago
Van Dyke was released from the injured reserve shortly before the season started and is now a free agent.
Van Duke was signed by the Falcons in March of 2016, but suffered a bad concussion during the preseason and was placed on injured reserve. He was released from the IR just before the regular season started, and will look to give it a go with another team next offseason.
IRByron Bell TEN (13) 14 hours ago
Bell is currently on the injured reserve list with a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Dragon of NFL.com reports.
Bell dislocated his ankle back in the first day of OTAs. Rookie first-round draft pick Jack Conklin has filled in nicely at right tackle and will present a major obstacle for Bell to return to starting status in 2017.
DJ.J. Watt DL HOU (9) 14 hours ago
Watt aggravated a previous back injury and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Watt battled through the injury over the first three weeks of the season, notching just eight tackles and 1.5 sacks over that span. However, it appears an aggravation may have occurred during the Texans' most recent outing and he's expected to miss an extended period of time. Rapoport indicated the injury could potentially even cost him the rest of the season, so it's clearly believed to be a serious issue. We should hear more on his status in the coming few days, but for now, expect Watt to be on the sidelines. Devon Still and Joel Heath are candidates to see an increased role in his place.