Foster a question mark: Arian Foster missed a third straight practice Friday and will be a game-time decision against the Colts. Derrick Ward is currently listed second on the depth chart and would likely start if Foster is unable to play, but expect him to share carries with Ben Tate. Even if last year’s surprise fantasy stud does suit up for the Texans, Foster’s lingering hamstring issue makes him a risky play — even against a Colts defense that has struggled against the run in recent seasons.
Cooley questionable for opener: Redskins TE Chris Cooley was hoping to make his way back for the regular-season opener after missing most of the preseason with a swollen knee. But Cooley has officially been listed as questionable against the Giants. Unless you’re in a deep league, Cooley is a No. 2 tight end, but he did have a favorable matchup against an injury-riddled Giants defense that is still trying to find some cohesion. In the meantime, Fred Davis should get a few extra playmaking opportunities.
Crabtree says he’ll play: 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree missed the entire preseason while recovering from a second foot surgery, but declared himself ready to play against the Seahawks a day after taking part part in his first full practice. Regardless of his self-diagnosis, Crabtree has had two surguries in two years and very little work to date. Consider him a risky fantasy play, even against a Seattle defense that isn’t great against the pass.
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