Injuries To Watch: Week 3

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Every week when the dinner bell rings on Friday evening, we'll be here to provide you a comprehensive injury report for the NFL weekend to follow. For those injuries that go right down to the wire, drop by our live Fantasy Fanhouse experts live chat from 10 am to 1 pm every Sunday and we'll take care of you on those bloody game-time decisions. As always, please feel free to chime in with opinions, updates, and rumors in the comments.

The Arizona Cardinals

Steve Breaston - Breaston practiced lightly this week with a knee injury, but is expected to play on Sunday.

The Atlanta Falcons

Michael Turner - Turner was seen with his ankle in a bucket of ice (owww)after Sunday's game, but he says it is not serious and will be ready.

The Chicago Bears

Devin Hester - Hester has some torn cartilage in his ribs and has not practiced this week. I doubt if anybody starts Hester, but if so look elsewhere as he probably will not play.

The Cincinnati Bengals

Carson Palmer - Despite a ding of the ankle, Plamer participated fully in practice all week and will play. The real question is can he get this putrid offense moving the ball so those receivers get some freaking stats already.

The Cleveland Browns

Jamal Lewis - Jamal is reportedly getting closer to 100%. He still didn't practice fully on Thursday, but did on Friday and will be ready to go.

Braylon Edwards - Just weeks after his bizarre foot injury healed, Braylon is now nursing a sore shoulder. Things just aren't coming easy in Cleveland these days. Still, he'll be in there come Sunday.

The Dallas Cowboys

Jason Witten - The machine that is Jason Witten is listed as probable with a shoulder injury - the receiver injury du jour - but he practiced full speed, so no reason to sit him.

The Denver Broncos

Darrell Jackson - Jackson has been declared inactive. Stick a fork in that comeb

The Detroit Lions

Nothing material this week besides the dimwitted news about Shaun Alexander and Cedric Benson. Don't ask.

The Green Bay Packers

Ryan Grant - Grant is a big question mark. He has sat out of practices early in the week, went without pads on Thursday, and is still listed as questionable. Best have a plan B ready.

The Houston Texans

Ahman Green - Ahman Green is worthless.

The Indianapolis Colts

Peyton Manning - Manning is fine.

Joseph Addai - Addai took a big hit to the head and left the game on Sunday night. He is expected to be fine for Sunday's game.

Dallas Clark - Clark is expected to play this week. Good news for Peytno owners and not a bad waiver snag.

Jeff Saturday - Saturday is also expected to play. Some call it gutsy, I call it dumb. But it's still further good news Peyton owners.

The Jacksonville Jaguars

Fred Taylor - Fragile Fred is back on the injury report with a toe injury. He was limimted in practice this week, but expected to be ready.

Maurice Jones-Drew - MJD is in worse shape than Taylor and did not practice at all on Wednesday. Keep close watch on MJD if you need him in the lineup.

The Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson - In scary news, Adrian Peterson was limited in practice with a sore hammy. He says he will play, but it sounds a little shaky. It's a (gasp) game time decision. We'll keep you posted.

The New England Patriots

Ben Watson - Watson looks to be ready to go this week.

Lamont Jordan - Just as Jordan was looking promising, he was held out of practice this week. He is questionable and not a fantasy start this week.

Laurence Maroney - Maroney is also questionable and is quickly becoming one of the most disappointing draft picks of '08.

Tom Brady - Suckers.

The New Orleans Saints

Deuce McAllister - Deuce is back in playing condition this week, but doesn't appear to be too integral in the offense anymore.

Marques Colston - Colston will be out another 4 or 5 weeks.

The New York Jets

Laveranues Coles - Coles is in playable condition, but did not practive full speed this week. Hopefully he'll play, because Favre should torch the Chargers as they have been awful versus the pass.

The Oakland Raiders

Javon Walker - Walker is still questionable with a hamstring injury. He still doesn't deserve a roster spot at this point.

Darren McFadden - McFadden wore the dreaded boot and is now practicing with a steel plate in his she, because of turf toe. These toe injuries linger, so be wary of starting D-Mac.

Justin Fargas - Fargas is also questionable and missed practice with a groin injury. At this point, whoever gets playing time in Oakland is worth a start, because they have been dominant. Michael Bush is sitting pretty.

The Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger - Big Ben went from knee injury to shoulder injury this week, but no motorcycles were involved. He should be ready.

Santonio Homes - The emergent Santonio Holmes was limimted in practive, but says he's ready to play despite a knee injury.

The San Diego Chargers

Antonio Gates - Gates no longer appears on the official injury report, so he seems nearly 100%.

LaDainian Tomlinson - LT did not practice again this week with his toe pain. This seems like it's getting worse, but keep an eye on it. I'm sure the Chargers will do everything in their power to keep him on the field after this 0-2 start for the so-called Super Bowl contenders.

The Seattle Seahawks

Deion Branch - The surgically repaired knee is still a work in progress, but continues to increase his practice workload.

Bobby Engram - Engram has a broken bone in his shoulder and will miss around five weeks.

Nate Burleson - Burleson tore a knee ligament and is now on the IR for the season.

Maurice Morris - Morris is ruled out this week, which means Juice Jones is suddenly looking like a big time sleeper for '08.

The Tampa Bay Bucs

Joey Galloway - Galloway sprained his foot and is not expected to play in week three.

The Tennessee Titans

Vince Young - Kerry Collins will remain the starter this week. Jeff Fisher seeminly wants nothing to do with Young's meltdown.

The Washington Redskins

Chris Cooley - After straining his quadriceps muscle, Cooley seems back to 100% and ready to do some more weird sh*t.

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