Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira (hamstring) will not play in the Raptors' exhibition game on Sunday, Ben Bolch of the L.A. Times reports.
Nogueira's sitting out with a sore hamstring is likely a precautionary measure. He is buried on the depth chart at center behind Jonas Valaciunas, Luis Scola , and Bismack Biyombo , so it's unlikely he'd provide much fantasy value.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) had 18 carries for 90 yards and caught 1 of 3 targets for three yards in Sunday's 17-3 win at San Francisco Dons .
Lacy had a short week, after rushing for 46 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, but he looked solid Sunday, posting his highest yardage total of the season. He lost out on a potential one-yard touchdown in the third quarter, when fullback John Kuhn got the call instead. The bruising RB has scored just one time so far this year, and has caught only six passes, but he should improve in those areas soon, and will look to do that in Week 5 against the St. Louis Rams .
Toronto Raptors forward Anthony Bennett is likely to miss Sunday's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Clippers , Eric Koreen of the National Post reports.
Bennett hyperextended his shoulder in practice and will probably take the night off to rest it. The injury doesn't seem like anything to serious, and the former first-overall pick should be good to go by the beginning of the regular season.
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (suspension) said he is ready to play in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Memphis Grizzlies , Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports
Howard indicated he'd have no issues playing both ends of the Rockets' back-to-back set to kick off the preseason set, suggesting he has nothing to worry about on the health front. While it's possible that coach Kevin McHale will deploy Howard in both games, the Rockets do plan on reducing the star center's minutes this season in an effort to keep him on the court after a wide range of injuries limited him to 41 games in 2014-15.
Howard is slated to miss the first game of the regular season due to a suspension, but barring any preseason injury setbacks, he should be ready to make his debut Oct. 30 against the Golden State Warriors .
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (neck) returned to Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings in the second half, finishing with nine catches for 93 yards on 12 targets.
Thomas briefly left for the locker room during the second half, but he was deemed probable to return shortly thereafter. He caught a pass immediately upon rejoining the game, and he finished his afternoon on pace for a 132-1,444-4 receiving line this season. The Broncos travel to Oakland in Week 3 to face arguably the NFL's weakest group of cornerbacks.