The AFC West battle will continue develop in Week 3 of the 2017 season when the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers face off Sunday afternoon.
Elsewhere, the Cowboys look to rebound from a disappointing Week 2 loss with a Monday night matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders face a tougher test in Week 3, as they take on the Redskins in Washington on Sunday night.
Jordy Nelson, quadriceps, (Q) and Randall Cobb, chest, (D), Green Bay Packers: When Nelson couldn’t return to last week’s game after suffering a quadriceps injury (incidentally, the injury was to the same leg that required an ACL reconstruction in 2015), he appeared likely to miss time, even though the injury was not considered serious.
But Nelson surprised everyone, himself included, when he was able to put together a full practice Wednesday. Even better? He was able to do it again Thursday, indicating he was no worse for having pushed his activity the day before. On Friday, Nelson was again listed as a full participant. It’s worth noting the Friday designation is an estimation, as the Packers did not practice, but it is enough to signal he could have practiced. The questionable designation leaves the door open in the event Nelson has a setback in the window between practice and game time, but he is otherwise expected to play.
His teammate Cobb is far less certain to be on the field. Originally labeled with a shoulder injury late in last week’s game, Cobb is listed on the injury report with a chest injury. He did not participate in any of the Packers’ practices this week. The rarely used doubtful tag indicates the Packers do not expect him to be available, although coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Friday he would give Cobb until game day to be evaluated. Fantasy owners should make other plans, as it appears Cobb is more likely than not to sit this one out.