Quick take on last night's game: Michael Vick had one big run that made his fantasy stats look respectable. But, the carelessness he demonstrated with the football will get him benched eventually. One of his interceptions was tipped, but another potential turnover was wiped out by a defensive penalty. I would still try to sell high if I owned Vick - send me a tweet (@jhalpin37) to discuss specific ideas.
Many of your lineup questions can be answered by referring to the FOXSports.com Week 3 rankings. They'll probably get one more update today.
On to the news:
- The status of Ravens RB Ray Rice (hip) appears headed toward a gametime decision. If Rice can't go, Bernard Pierce becomes a top-20 back for the week.
- Lions RB Reggie Bush (knee) is expected to be back on the practice field today, and the team is "optimistic" that he'll be ready to play on Sunday, according to the Detroit Free Press. The video notes that if Bush can't play, Theo Riddick (not Mikel Leshoure) would be Joique Bell's likely sidekick.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution fantasy reporter thinks that with Steven Jackson out, Jacquizz Rodgers will get most of the Falcons' backfield touches, and Jason Snelling will loom as a "goal-line vulture."
- In other Falcons' news, WR Roddy White (ankle) was limited at Thursday's practice. I've got White in flex territory at WR34, and would like to see evidence of his health before betting on it with a fantasy start.
- Maurice Jones-Drew's status for Sunday's game is "up in the air" due to the ankle injury that has kept him from practicing this week. Jordan Todman will start against the Seahawks if MJD is unavailable, and that's not a good spot for him (or anyone).
- As expected, the Browns signed RB Willis McGahee, but Tom Reed isn't the first beat writer to suggest that McGahee probably won't play much - if at all - on Sunday (Reed said he "can't imagine" McGahee will be ready). Bobby Rainey appears to be the preferred backfield option to Chris Ogbonnaya for Week 3, but don't put a lot of eggs in either basket.
- Even if Eddie Lacy's improvement from a concussion continues, but even if he practices today, the "odds of the Packers suiting him up for what would be a part-time role don't seem very good," according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. James Starks is slated to start for the Packers, and is my RB28.
- Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) expects to play Sunday, while RB Rashard Mendenhall (toe) is iffy after not practicing yet this week. Arizona Republic beat writer Kent Somers thinks Alfonso Smith and Andre Ellington would share playing time if Mendenhall is unavailable. The speedy Ellington has been a sexy fantasy pickup this week, but Smith hasn't gotten much attention.
- New Colts RB Trent Richardson "expects to be a factor this week, sharing the load with Ahmad Bradshaw," according to the Indianapolis Star. Head coach Chuck Pagano said that Richardson's workload will be "as much as he can handle." I've got both Colts' backs in flex territory, just outside the top 24.
- Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski isn't expected to suit up in Week 3, but my spider sense is always wary of surprises from the Pats. If you want a sneaky TE play, Zach Sudfeld is likely to return after missing Week 2 with a hamstring injury. Remember two weeks ago, when everyone expected Sudfeld to catch 12 passes a game until Gronk's return? WR Danny Amendola (groin) has been limited, but seems unlikely to play.
- "Come on, man, you know I'm playing." So says Dez Bryant (sore back).
- Pending one more doctor's clearance, Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) will play on Sunday.
- 49ers TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) is questionable, but figures to play.
- It sounds like Steelers TE Heath Miller (knee) will make his 2013 debut against the Bears on Sunday night. Ben Roethlisberger likes Miller, but I'm not sure I'd start him just yet.
- The good folks at Pro Football Focus offered up an interesting stat yesterday: Of Darrelle Revis' 120 snaps this season, ONE has had him on a slot receiver. If you're worried about Julian Edelman being on Revis Island, calm down.
- Remember that Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (neck) isn't going to play this week. A deep sleeper possibility for this week - or "fantasy ninja," as my pal Mike Harmon might say - is rookie Keenan Allen.
- The Panthers will be missing some players from an already-suspect secondary against the Giants this week. If you're on the fence about Eli Manning, start him. I have Eli at QB9.
- The workload split between Bengals RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Gio Bernard will "get more to 50/50 sooner than later," according to offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. It might not happen this week, though.
- Reminder: Adam Meyer, Joel Beall and I will host our weekly chat on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET. Stop by with your questions.
Good luck in Week 3!