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Commanders TE Logan Thomas ruled out ahead of Week 3 vs. Bills

We break down the news that Logan Thomas has been ruled out. What it means for Week 3.

Logan Thomas #82 of the Washington Commanders catches a pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the game at FedExField on September 10, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Update, Sept. 22: Thomas was able to stretch with the team on Friday, likely meaning he has progressed a little in concussion protocol, but he has been ruled out for Week 3.

Update, Sept. 21: Thomas did not participate in practice on Thursday ahead of Week 3. He remains in concussion protocol.

The Washington Commanders are preparing to take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 of the NFL season. Washington heads into the game 2-0, coming off a win against the Denver Broncos. In the game, however, tight end Logan Thomas took a big hit from Denver S Kareem Jackson. Thomas is in the concussion protocol and is not practicing on Wednesday.

Fantasy football implications for Week 3

Thomas isn’t typically a fantasy-relevant tight end, but heads into this week as the TE6 in half-PPR formats. So, if you have been brave enough to start him, it theoretically has paid early dividends. His backup is John Bates, and despite the success of Thomas, it is hard to see that translating to Bates if he is the starting tight end for Washington. If Thomas is active, you can start him based on his involvement so far, but I am hesitant to commit to him long-term in the offense.