Three and out: Broncos’ Lloyd expected to play

Lloyd back at practice: After he was a very late scratch in Week 2, Brandon Lloyd’s groin injury has improved enough that the Broncos are confident that the veteran wideout will be available for Sunday’s game against the Titans. His return will have some effect on current waiver wire superstar Eric Decker, but with Eddie Royal expected to miss the next the next couple of weeks, Decker will still have some value. The Titans have been one of the better teams against the pass in the first two weeks, but the Broncos also represent the best passing offense they will have seen so far this season.

Spiller to get time at WR: The Bills plan to use RB C.J. Spiller to take some of the snaps that had gone to WR Roscoe Parrish, who was placed on IR earlier this week. Since RB Fred Jackson has asserted himself as the go-to running back, Spiller’s value has diminished greatly. Since he is listed as a running back in fantasy leagues, Spiller won’t be eligible for a WR spot. He can be used as a flex player, but it’s best to leave him on the bench until he proves his worth in this new role.

Gabbert to start for Jaguars: Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio has finally decided on a quarterback, choosing rookie Blaine Gabbert over the struggling Luke McCown for Week 3 at Carolina. The change is most likely to affect RB Maurice Jones-Drew, who will be the focus of every opposing defense. The good news for fantasy owners is that Carolina hasn’t been great against the run, giving up nice games to Beanie Wells and James Starks. MJD is a must-start in most situations, this one being no different, but take notice of Gabbert’s performance as it could affect Jones-Drew going forward.

— Marcas Grant

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