News: Woodhead, who suffered a broken fibula Sunday, is headed to IR, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Impact: With Ryan Mathews still out, Donald Brown figures to be a busy back for the Chargers in the coming weeks, with Branden Oliver on hand in a backup role. In any case, the team is certainly going to add running back depth sooner rather than later, with Marion Grice a candidate to be promoted from the team's practice squad and/or a free agent addition possibly on tap.
News: Rudolph will need surgery on his groin injury and will be out about six weeks, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Rudolph had an MRI after Sunday's game and apparently it showed significant damage. The Vikings don't have a clear receiving option at tight end with Rudolph out as Rhett Ellison is more of a blocker. MarQueis Gray could now have a larger role. Chase Ford may be called up from the practice squad as a result. The Vikings may just end up using more three- and four-receiver sets.
News: Stewart is dealing with what Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer describes as a severely sprained right knee.
Impact: The report adds that Stewart won't practice until at least Friday, but the running back's Week 4 status looks cloudy, at best, for Sunday's game against the Ravens. With Mike Tolbert already ruled out for the game and DeAngelo Williams having been inactive in Week 3, the Panthers' RB depth is currently taxed, with moves to address that situation likely on tap as the week progresses.
News: Smith caught five passes for 101 yards on Sunday at cleveland.
Impact: Joe Flacco and the Ravens have clearly made Smith the focal point of the passing game through three contests, targeting him 32 times. Smith has 18 catches for 290 yards and a touchdown thus far.
News: It was another disappointing fantasy day for Brady in Sunday's 16-9 win over Oakland.
Impact: Brady threw for just 234 yards and a touchdown, giving him a combined a 632 yards and three scores through the first three games. Fantasy owners may want to think about sitting him until he picks it up.
News: Authorities say they are investigating a weekend burglary at the home of San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald.
Impact: Police Sgt. Heather Randol said Monday that someone broke into McDonald's San Jose home and stole several personal items late Saturday night. No arrests have been made. McDonald was in Arizona last weekend preparing for the 49ers' game against the Cardinals. The Cardinals beat the 49ers 23-14 Sunday. He is still waiting to hear from Santa Clara County prosecutors on whether he will face any charges in connection with his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.
News: Locker hurt his wrist in Tennessee's loss to Cincinnati, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says Locker was sore enough at the end of the game the quarterback could barely grip the ball.
Impact: Whisenhunt says Locker had an MRI on his right wrist Monday morning, and whether Locker will be able to play Sunday at Indianapolis only will be known later this week. The coach says Locker got his wrist caught up underneath him in the 33-7 loss at Cincinnati. Backup Charlie Whitehurst warmed up early in the game, and Whisenhunt says that might have been after Locker was hurt.
News: Murray ran for 100 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's wild 34-31 win at St. Louis.
Impact: Fantasy owners couldn't ask for more from Murray, who has now reached 100 yards and scored in each of the first three games. He could easily finish as this year's No. 1 RB if he can stay healthy.
News: Brown ran a career-high 31 times for 62 yards and caught five passes for 27 yards in Sunday's win at Buffalo.
Impact: Brown showed he will be San Diego's workhorse in the wake of Ryan Mathews' injury, and he will continue to receive a lion's share of the work with Danny Woodhead likely done for the year. Owners would certainly like to see more than 2.0 yards per carry, but the workload is there.
News: Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Tolbert has a hairline fracture in his right leg and running Jonathan Stewart has a severely sprained right knee, adding to the team's mounting injury problems in the backfield.
Impact: Rivera says Tolbert won't play Sunday at Baltimore and will be reevaluated on a week-to-week basis.
News: The Baltimore Ravens have scheduled press conferences for Monday afternoon during which owner Steve Bisciotti and coach John Harbaugh are expected to address questions about their investigation of the Ray Rice domestic violence case and their interaction with the NFL.
Impact: Rice was initially suspended for two games by the league in July after a police summons stated he knocked his then-fiancee Janay Palmer unconscious on a casino elevator in February. After a video surfaced earlier this month showing Rice punching Palmer, now his wife, the Ravens released him and the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely. Commissioner Roger Goodell has said the suspension was extended because of the new evidence.
News: Taliaferro looked impressive in his debut for the Ravens, picking up 91 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.
Impact: Running back continues to look like a fluid situation for Baltimore with Justin Forsett and Bernard Pierce still in the mix, but Taliaferro made it clear he's a factor in the conversation with Sunday's performance.
News: The Jacksonville Jaguars don't expect rookie receiver Marqise Lee to play Sunday at San Diego.
Impact: The team says Lee won't practice this week, and barring significant improvement, won't make the trip to the West Coast. Lee caught eight passes for 73 yards in the first two games. He missed Sunday's 44-17 loss to Indianapolis with a right hamstring injury.
News: Entering in the start of the second half, Bortles completed 14-of-24 passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions, while adding 30 yards on the ground against the Colts on Sunday. After the game, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said that Bortles would start the team's Week 4 matchup against the Chargers, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.
Impact: After vowing throughout the summer that Year 1 would be a redshirt one for Bortles, Bradley decided to change direction at quarterback, after Chad Henne took 13 sacks over his last six quarters and guided the Jaguars to only one touchdown over his last 30 drives. Bortles entered the game in the second half and gave considerably more life to the offense. A subpar supporting cast will probably prevent him to ascending beyond a No. 2 quarterback option in fantasy leagues this season, but Bortles should at least give the Jaguars a flicker of hope on the offensive end.
News: Coach Mike Zimmer indicated after Sunday's game against the Saints that Cassel has several fractured bones in his foot, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.
Impact: While there is no timetable attached to Cassel's recovery just yet, he'll obviously miss a good chunk of time, which sets the stage for Teddy Bridgewater to assume the Vikings' QB duties in the coming weeks.
News: Foster (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Impact: Foster was questionable coming into the game, after limited practices all week and he just didn't show enough in warmups to risk playing while banged up. Alfred Blue is expected to lead the backfield, with Jonathan Grimes and Ronnie Brown also likely to get touches.
News: Floyd, linebacker Chad Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all active for Sunday's game against New Orleans after the three starters had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
Impact: Floyd is playing with a sore shoulder. Greenway has hand and rib injuries. Rudolph has an abdomen injury.
News: Bridgewater took over for the injured Matt Cassel on Sunday.
Impact: Cassel left after a 5-yard scramble to set up a field goal early in the second quarter. When the Vikings' offense retook the field, Bridgewater was under center. He led a 10-play, 51-yard drive for another field goal that made it 13-6.
News: The Jacksonville Jaguars have turned to rookie quarterback Blake Bortles. Trailing 30-0 at halftime against Indianapolis on Sunday, coach Gus Bradley benched Chad Henne and gave the third overall draft pick a shot.
Impact: Since the day the Jaguars drafted Bortles, they talked about bringing him along slowly and maybe even sitting him the entire season. But the calls to get Bortles on the field grew with each week - and each loss. Jacksonville was outscored 105-10 in the eight quarters since leading Philadelphia 17-0 at halftime in the season opener.
News: San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis and his top backup Vance McDonald were inactive for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Impact: Davis missed practice all of last week with an ankle injury. McDonald has a knee injury. Both had been listed as questionable. Third-stringer Derek Carrier moved into San Francisco's starting tight end spot.
News: Pierce will miss today's game against the Browns with a thigh injury.
Impact: Pierce had started Baltimore's past two games, filling in for Ray Rice, who was released by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL this month for domestic violence. He will be replaced by Justin Forsett, who has averaged 6.6 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown through two games.
News: The Seattle Seahawks will be without linebacker Bruce Irvin on Sunday.
Impact: Irvin popped up on Seattle's injury report midweek with a rib injury. Irvin had seen his snap count nearly double from Week 1 to 2 after being slowed during training camp recovering from offseason hip surgery.
News: A brawl broke out after Washington's Chris Baker laid out Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles on an apparent interception in the fourth quarter Sunday.
Impact: While Bashaud Breeland was returning the INT that later was overturned on video review, Baker blindsided Foles, putting his shoulder into the quarterback's chest. Foles was down on the ground for a few minutes as players from both teams pushed and shoved each other along the Washington sideline with 9:55 remaining and the game tied 27-27.
News: Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert has a hairline fracture in his right leg and Stewart has a severely sprained right knee, adding to the team's mounting injury problems in the backfield.
Impact: Rivera says Tolbert won't play Sunday at Baltimore and will be reevaluated on a week-to-week basis, while Stewart will be reassessed on Friday. Both injuries were sustained in Carolina's 37-19 loss to the Steelers on Sunday night.
News: Minnesota defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, linebacker Chad Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all active for Sunday's game against New Orleans after the three starters had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
Impact: Rudolph had been dealing with an abdomen injury.
News: Foster, the NFL's second leading rusher, was not active for the Texans' game against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Impact: Foster was limited by a hamstring injury at practice this past week and was listed as questionable Friday. He worked out in the end zone before the kickoff. Foster had carried 55 times for 241 yards and a touchdown in Houston's first two games. Rookie Alfred Blue replaced him in the starting lineup. He gained 40 yards on 12 carries.
News: McCoy returned Sunday against Washington after leaving earlier in the game when he appeared to take a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Impact: Fantasy owners are undoubtedly breathing a collective sigh of relief with news of McCoy's return. However, it remains to be seen whether McCoy will be just as effective following his earlier collision.
News: Chargers coach Mike McCoy says running back Danny Woodhead has a broken lower right leg and will miss the rest of the season.
Impact: Woodhead was hurt on the first drive of the Chargers' 22-10 win at Buffalo. He was stopped after a 1-yard gain by diving defensive tackle Kyle Williams. Williams hit Woodhead directly in the right ankle, which appeared to twist underneath the player. Woodhead has been a big contributor to the Chargers since he joined them before the 2013 season.
News: Pitta was taken to a hospital with a potentially serious hip injury suffered during the Ravens' 23-21 win at Cleveland on Sunday.
Impact: Pitta only played four games last season after dislocating his right hip in training camp. He appeared to re-injure the same hip Sunday after catching a short pass. He took several steps before stumbling and falling without any contact. Pitta stayed on the ground in obvious pain and was consoled by teammates as the medical staff evaluated him.
News: Okung was back on the field for the start of the second half after leaving with a shoulder injury suffered late in the second quarter against Denver.
Impact: Okung was hurt on Marshawn Lynch's 8-yard run with less than a minute remaining in the first half Sunday. He was face down for several minutes before walking off the field holding his left arm against his chest. He was immediately taken to the locker room. Alvin Bailey took over at left tackle, but Okung was back to start the second half.
News: Okung has left the game with a shoulder injury suffered late in the first half against Denver.
Impact: Okung was hurt on Marshawn Lynch's 8-yard run with less than a minute remaining in the first half Sunday. He was face down for several minutes before walking off the field holding his left arm against his chest. He was immediately taken to the locker room. The team said Okung was questionable to return.
News: Minnesota defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, Greenway and tight end Kyle Rudolph are all active for Sunday's game against New Orleans after the three starters had been listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
Impact: Greenway had been dealing with hand and rib injuries but appears to be good to go.
News: Tulloch left Detroit's 19-7 win over Green Bay on Sunday after injuring his left knee celebrating a sack.
Impact: Tulloch jumped through the air and looked as if he was trying to mimic Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers' "title belt" celebration, but then he fell to the ground. He tried to play on, but left the game a short while later. After the game Tulloch said, "I'm not embarrassed." Details of the injury are unclear.
News: Hall has a ruptured left Achilles and is done for the season.
Impact: Hall arrived at Redskins Park on crutches Monday after undergoing an MRI. The three-time Pro Bowl player went down without being touched in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
News: Taylor left the Steelers' 37-19 win over Carolina with an arm injury.
Impact: Taylor was injured in the third quarter when he made a break on a pass play and was hit on his right arm by teammate Lawrence Timmons, who was converging on the tackle. Trainers immediately rushed to Taylor's side and put an air cast on his arm.