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  • Jordan Cameron will miss Week 4 w/concussion
    The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron will miss Thursday night's game against the Bengals because of a concussion.

    Advice: Cameron has a long history with concussions, so it is possible this injury sidelines him for a while. Dion Sims should be close to an every-down player with Cameron out. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (141st)
     
  • Ryan Mathews' ankle 'stiffened' on Sunday
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ryan Mathews' ankle "stiffened" Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: It explains why he played just eight snaps in the blowout win. Mathews has been dealing with an ankle injury since training camp, but he has not been on the injury report. He will get the bye week to heal up before facing the Lions in Week 5. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (87th)
     
  • Jordan Howard 'comfortable' with bigger role
    Bears fifth-round RB Jordan Howard said he is "comfortable" playing a bigger role.

    Advice: That is good news considering Jeremy Langford was carted off the field Sunday night and spotted in a walking boot after the game. Howard was already earning more work even before the injury, however, and was much more effective with his touches than Langford has been at any point this season. Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) should also have a role once he gets healthy, but Howard could run away with the starting job. He is a must-add in all formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Jennings sat because of pass-game concerns
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) said he sat out Week 3 against the Redskins because of concerns about his ability to contribute in the passing game.

    Advice: Jennings said he has no problem holding the ball in his right hand when rushing, but the thumb injury does affect his ability to catch and pass protect. Jennings said he is "going to do everything I possibly can" to be ready for Monday night's matchup with the Vikings, but it would not be surprising if he sat out again. Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen split work with Jennings sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:20 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Ryan Mathews plays just 8 snaps Week 3
    Ryan Mathews played just 8-of-65 snaps Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: That was less than Darren Sproles (24), Wendell Smallwood (24), and Kenjon Barner (12). Mathews has not been listed on the injury report, but he was clearly well below 100 percent. He will try to heal up over the bye week. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:48 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (87th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake leads backfield in snaps
    Kenyan Drake played 27-of-67 snaps in the Dolphins' Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Drake led the backfield in snaps, but it was not a convincing win. Jay Ajayi played 18 snaps, Isaiah Pead saw 13, and Damien Williams was in on 11. Even with Arian Foster likely to sit again on a short week, the Dolphins' backfield is a situation to avoid. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (128th)
     
  • John Brown still played limited snaps Week 3
    John Brown played 47-of-82 (57%) snaps Week 3 against the Bills.

    Advice: Brown appeared to get back on track with 6 catches for 70 yards on 11 targets, but the snap count shows he was once again a limited member of the offense. Six of his targets came after the four-minute mark in the third quarter with the Cardinals in comeback mode. Despite the resurgence, there are still reasons to worry about Brown's role moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:04 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.19 (160th)
     
  • Le'Veon Bell (suspended) set to return Week 4
    Le'Veon Bell's three-game suspension has ended.

    Advice: Bell will rejoin the team this week and should start on Sunday night against the Chiefs. DeAngelo Williams played well while Bell was suspended, but Bell will return to a massive workload as the clear lead back. He is a locked-in RB1 moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:57 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2363rd)
     
  • PFT: No concerns about Cam Newton's ankle
    Pro Football Talk reports Cam Newton (ankle) "feels good" and is "ready to go."

    Advice: Newton appeared to tweak his ankle in the Week 3 loss to the Vikings, but it does not look like it will be a concern moving forward. The real concern is the number of hits Newton has taken through three weeks behind a shaky offensive line, but the unit should have a much better day with the inept Falcons' pass rush next up on the schedule. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:37 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.93 (3rd)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) expects to be back Week 5
    Zach Ertz (ribs) said he expects to be back Week 5.

    Advice: Ertz has a displaced rib which could cause internal damage if not fully healed before he returns. He has yet to be cleared by doctors, but he has the bye week to get healthy. Trey Burton will get a good matchup against the Lions if Ertz is unable to play following the off week. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:16 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Dez Bryant (knee) undergoing MRI on Monday
    Dez Bryant will undergo an MRI on his knee Monday.

    Advice: Bryant scored in the fourth quarter of Sunday evening's Bears shellacking, but evidently tweaked something. X-rays came back negative, but the Cowboys were compelled to do further testing. For what it's worth, owner Jerry Jones said he's "fine with it," but clearly nothing can be ruled out until the MRI results come back. We'll learn Bryant's status some time on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Jason Witten does little on Sunday night
    Jason Witten caught two passes for 25 yards in Week 3.

    Advice: Witten mostly blocked with Dallas playing with a lead. He came close to a touchdown in the first quarter, but was ruled down at the one-yard line. Witten’s two targets were a season low. He’s a back-end TE1 for Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.02 (90th)
     
  • Beasley leads Dallas in Week 3 targets
    Cole Beasley caught seven passes for 73 yards in Week 3 against Chicago.

    Advice: The seven targets led Dallas. Beasley took on less of a role after taking a huge hit in the first half. He's been Dak Prescott’s favorite option on underneath routes this season. Beasley has some low-end streaming value against the 49ers in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.00 (165th)
     
  • Terrance Williams goes for 88 yards
    Terrance Williams caught four passes for 88 yards in Week 3 against Chicago.

    Advice: Williams led Dallas in receiving with Dez Bryant not fully healthy. It's a nice bounce back after he wasn't targeted last week. Williams fell out of the gameplan after losing a fumble on the end of a 47-yard catch. He's still not higher than the No. 3 pass-game option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.79 (1954th)
     
  • Dez posts 3/40/1 line on Sunday night
    Dez Bryant caught 3-of-6 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: Bryant briefly exited with a knee injury on the opening drive. He stayed in the game, but was noticeably limited. Bryant managed to save his night with a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, but his lack of yards in two of three games is concerning. Bryant is a must-start against the 49ers' secondary in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Alfred Morris vultures TD for second week
    Alfred Morris had five carries for 15 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against Chicago.

    Advice: He was the clear No. 2 back despite Ezekiel Elliott’s fumbles last week. Morris vultured a three-yard touchdown at the end of the first half, but was otherwise quiet. He remains just a handcuff. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.56 (2478th)
     
  • Elliott runs for 140 yards in workhorse role
    Ezekiel Elliott had 30 carries for 140 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over Chicago.

    Advice: Elliott had two touchdowns vultured, including one to Lance Dunbar. Even with the offensive line missing multiple starters, he had a ton of running room all game. Elliott’s highlight was a hurdle over S Chris Prosinski at the end of a third quarter run. He didn't have any ball security issues after two fumbles last week. Elliott is locked in as a RB1 for Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.26 (29th)
     
  • Jordan Howard totals 92 yards against Dallas
    Jordan Howard had nine carries for 45 yards in Week 3 against Dallas.

    Advice: He added four catches for 47 yards on six targets. Howard replaced Jeremy Langford on the third drive and had a 36-yard run on his first carry. He stared the second half over Langford and finished the game after he was carted off with an ankle injury. With Langford struggling even before going down, Howard has potential to run away with the starting job. He’s one of this week’s top waiver pickups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Ryan Mathews goes missing in Week 3
    Ryan Mathews lost five yards on two rushes Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.

    Advice: Mathews didn’t play a snap after the first quarter as his backfield mates took turns embarrassing Pittsburgh in a lopsided victory. The Eagles haven’t explained his absence, though we’re guessing it’s related to an ankle issue he’s been dealing with since training camp. Mathews has averaged just 3.15 yards per carry this year, though he's managed to stay relevant in fantasy with a trio of goal-line touchdowns. He has the bye week to heal up before the Eagles head to Detroit in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:22 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (87th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake starts, rushes for 37 yards
    Kenyan Drake rushed nine times for 37 yards in Miami's Week 3 win over the Browns.

    Advice: He added two catches for 11 yards. Drake started and had the most touches, but was in a full-blown committee with Jay Ajayi and Isaiah Pead. Ajayi scored the game-winning touchdown, so it's possible Miami will get him more touches next week. Even if Drake remains the starter, the Dolphins running back situation should be avoided. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (128th)
     
  • John Brown leads ARZ in receiving with 6-70
    John Brown caught 6-of-11 targets for 70 yards in the Cardinals' Week 3 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: It's a big story because Brown's playing time and production were limited in Arizona's first two games. He finally got going against the Bills, drawing 11 targets to tie Michael Floyd for second on the team behind Larry Fitzgerald (12) in a game where Carson Palmer attempted 50 throws. Brown needs to be picked up in fantasy leagues where he was dropped after a slow start. He has upside WR3 potential the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:03 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.19 (160th)
     
  • Cam Newton beaten to a pulp by Vikes' defense
    Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 262 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in Carolina's 22-10, Week 3 loss to the Vikings, adding 7/26/1 as a rusher.

    Advice: Newton got beaten to a pulp by Minnesota's swarming defense, taking eight sacks and tweaking his ankle. Time and again, the Vikings' pass rush was in Newton's face before he had time to so much as blink. On one of the only throws where Newton had time, he took a coverage sack in the end zone, resulting in a safety. His first quarter rushing score on a leisurely play fake was his only saving grace. Newton will have a much better day in Week 4 against the Falcons' shaky defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.93 (3rd)
     
  • Eagles announce Week 3 inactives
    Eagles declared TE Zach Ertz, C Josh Andrews, OG Dillon Gordon, CB Leodis McKelvin, OG Isaac Seumalo, WR Bryce Treggs and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai inactive for Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Ertz is week to week with a displaced rib. Trey Burton will draw the start at tight end. Mychal Kendricks (nose, quad) is active for the Eagles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron evaluated for concussion
    Jordan Cameron left Week 3 against the Browns with a possible concussion.

    Advice: Cameron was forced from the game in the second quarter. He was never officially ruled out, but didn't return. Cameron could be placed in the concussion protocol this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:54 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (141st)
     
  • Rashad Jennings officially inactive vs. WSH
    Giants declared Rashad Jennings (thumb) inactive for Week 3 vs. the Redskins.

    Advice: Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen will supposedly split work in Jennings' absence, but Vereen is the only player we feel comfortable firing up in fantasy. Darkwa has a low ceiling and lower floor. Also inactive for the Giants are QB Josh Johnson, WR Roger Lewis, DT Montori Hughes, OT Marshall Newhouse, S Darian Thompson and DT Robert Thomas. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Shocker: Rashad Jennings (thumb) will sit
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Rashad Jennings (thumb) is expected to miss Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

    Advice: It's a stunner as Jennings attended practice throughout the week and never looked to be in serious danger of missing Week 3. His thumb injury is obviously more severe than the Giants were letting on. He's week to week. It's unclear how the backfield will shape up in his absence, though Shane Vereen logged 17 touches with Jennings ailing against the Saints in Week 2. Vereen is suddenly a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:11 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • RapSheet: Dolphins will start Kenyan Drake
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins are "treating Kenyan Drake as the starter today" in the absence of Arian Foster (groin).

    Advice: RapSheet does acknowledge the Dolphins will "mix in other runners" against the Browns. Jay Ajayi is understandably in coach Adam Gase's doghouse due to his total ineffectiveness and last week's lost fumble against the Patriots. The Dolphins used a third-round pick on Drake and want him to succeed. RapSheet reports Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead "missed a meeting" prior to the Dolphins-Pats game, which is why they were both inactive. We'd expect at least one of Williams and Pead to play against the Browns. Even against the Browns, Drake is a low-floor flex option in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:01 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (128th)
     
  • Giants confident Jennings can play with cast
    Giants OC Mike Sullivan said the team is confident Rashad Jennings (questionable) can adjust to the cast on his injured thumb.

    Advice: "It’s something that’s not natural. He’s used to doing that without the cast," Sullivan said. "It’s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he’ll be able to make." Coach Ben McAdoo also said he is "comfortable" with his No. 1 back. It seems clear Jennings is going to play, but he could see limited touches after playing fewer snaps than Shane Vereen last week. Even in a good matchup, he is more of a FLEX play this week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:53 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Update: Rashad Jennings listed questionable
    The Giants updated their injury report to show that Rashad Jennings (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Redskins.

    Advice: He was originally not listed on the injury report. Per NJ.com's Jordan Raanan, the "expectation remains he'll play with small cast on his left thumb." Jennings' passing-game and ball-carrying usage could be limited by the injury. Particularly after Jennings flopped in a best-case matchup versus New Orleans last week, we'd have a hard time trusting him an RB2 against Washington. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:42 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings removed from injury report
    Rashad Jennings is no longer listed on the Giants' injury report.

    Advice: It means he practiced fully on Friday and the Giants no longer consider Jennings injured after he missed a fistful of snaps in New York's Week 2 win over New Orleans. Getting outplayed by Shane Vereen, Jennings will be a low-floor flex option in Week 3 against the Redskins. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:12 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) officially ruled out Week 3
    Zach Ertz (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Ertz didn't practice at all this week, so this comes as no surprise. He said there's no pain, but the displaced ribs could cause internal damage. Trey Burton is again on the streaming radar against a Steelers defense that has struggled to handle tight ends in recent years. Burton went 5-49-1 on seven targets Week 2. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:23 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Bears OC happy with Howard's practice week
    Bears OC Dowell Loggains said rookie RB Jordan Howard had a good week of practice.

    Advice: Beat writer Brad Biggs believes it could be an indication Howard is ready to start taking carries from No. 1 back Jeremy Langford. Howard showed good burst on his five touches last Monday night, something Langford hasn't displayed much of in his career. Howard also broke a tackle, which is one more than Langford has broken all season on 31 touches. Howard is worthy of a bench stash in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:47 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings: Thumb issue could linger
    Rashad Jennings said his thumb injury is "better," but could "linger."

    Advice: We don't know how the injury will affect Jennings' game because he's yet to play through it. His pass catching could be compromised, but Shane Vereen already gets most of the Giants' backfield targets. We're not worried about the issue for Week 3. Jennings has a get-right matchup in the Redskins' soft run defense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:49 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (groin) expected to miss Week 3?
    Howard Eskin of Fox 29 TV Philadelphia said "don't expect" Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) to play against the Steelers in Week 3.

    Advice: Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) is also a long shot for Week 3. Neither have been practicing. Ertz said Thursday that he's still "in a lot of pain," suggesting he hasn't made much progress in his recovery from a displaced rib. Trey Burton drew the start and tallied 49 yards on five catches with Ertz sidelined against the Bears in Week 2. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:29 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) still 'in a lot of pain'
    Eagles TE Zach Ertz (ribs) said he is still "in a lot of pain."

    Advice: "There’s a lot of stuff behind that rib," Ertz said when asked about the risk of playing through the injury. "If it was a lower rib where the pain is now, I’d easily be able to play last week." Coach Doug Pederson has said Ertz will be a game-time call, but he missed practice again Thursday and it seems unlikely he suits up this week. Trey Burton should once again play a big role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:27 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Bears rookie RB Howard to see increased role?
    The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs "would not be surprised" if Bears fifth-round RB Jordan Howard "sees his role grow soon."

    Advice: Biggs notes Howard impressed in the Bears' preseason finale -- 16 carries for 107 yards and one touchdown with two catches for 33 -- and also provided a brief spark in the Monday night Week 2 loss to the Eagles with gains of eight, 10, and four yards on his three carries. He also caught both of his pass-game targets. Jeremy Langford has been brutal through two games, averaging 3.0 YPC with a lost fumble. He's not making defenders miss. Biggs "would like to see" Howard get 12-plus carries Week 3 at the Cowboys. He may get a chance to pass Langford in short order. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:00 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings practicing Wednesday
    Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Jennings had his hand heavily wrapped and in a cast earlier this week, but he had just a small wrap on the thumb Wednesday. He'll be good to go Week 3 against a Redskins defense that has already allowed five rushing touchdowns. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:20 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Zach Ertz not practicing Wednesday
    Zach Ertz (ribs) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Doug Pederson has already said Ertz will be a game-time call this week. If he can't go, Trey Burton will again be the Eagles' pass-catching tight end after posting a 5-49-1 line on seven targets Monday night. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Zeke Elliott's conditioning still an issue?
    Cowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus suggested that Ezekiel Elliott "doesn't look as explosive" as he did in college.

    Advice: It's hard to argue against for a back averaging 3.3 yards per carry after Elliott averaged 6.7 YPC at Ohio State. Elliott got nothing going against the Giants in Week 1 and only had a few nice runs in Week 2 against the Redskins. Broaddus suggested that Elliott's "conditioning doesn't look right" and later tweeted Elliott may be "kinda living life too much." There have been rumors Elliott isn't fully focused on football for awhile now. Elliott does have major breakout potential on Sunday Night Football against the Bears' injury-depleted defense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:15 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.26 (29th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings expects to play in Week 3
    Rashad Jennings has a cast on his left thumb, but is expected to play without it in Week 3.

    Advice: Per ESPN's Jordan Raanan, Jennings "seems confident" he'll suit up against the Redskins. The Giants will update his status after Wednesday's practice. Daily Slant: Jennings averaged just 2.1 YPC against the Saints - who allowed the most FPPG to RBs last season - on Sunday, while fellow RB Shane Vereen averaged just 3.0 YPC. Neither back has stood out this season and with Vereen arguably looking like the better between the tackles runner through two games, the carries may even out a bit more compared to Week 1 (18 for Jennings, 6 for Vereen). Vereen's extended usage Sunday was likely just a result of Jennings' injury, but at this point it's best to leave both of them untouched for DFS purposes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:39 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Ertz (ribs) to be a game-time decision in Week 3
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Zach Ertz (ribs) will be a game-time decision against the Steelers in Week 3.

    Advice: Ertz sat out practice last week and didn't suit up for Monday night's game in Chicago. Trey Burton drew the start in his place and played reasonably well, hauling in five catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Pederson said cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will also be a game-time decision for Week 3. Daily Slant: Assuming Ertz sits out again this week, Trey Burton will be a fine GPP play at the TE position against a Steelers defense that has been picked on in that regard over the first two games. Cincinnati targeted their TEs a total of 12 times, and while those were turned into just 44 yards, they barely missed on some TD opportunities. Jordan Reed saw 11 targets against this defense in Week 1. Burton tied for 2nd on the team in targets Monday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:13 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Jerry: Fumbles will not affect Elliott's work
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said fumbling issues "will not at all" affect Ezekiel Elliott's workload.

    Advice: Elliott was pulled after his second fumble against the Redskins on Sunday, but the Cowboys do not seem worried it is a long-term issue. "He fundamentally carries the ball really sound," Jones said. "He carries it. He carries it up against him. We won't get into all of that detail, but if you asked the question: Is he very sound in the way he holds the football? He is." Alfred Morris might be in line for more work, but Elliott will remain the clear workhorse moving forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:07 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.26 (29th)
     
  • Jordan Howard rushes for 22 yards in MNF loss
    Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed three times for 22 yards in Chicago's Week 2 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: Howard was active for the Week 1 opener but didn't play a snap. That changed Monday night after Ka'Deem Carey left with a hamstring injury and Jeremy Langford again failed to impress with an 11-28-1 rushing line and a lost fumble at midfield in the fourth quarter. Howard rushed for gains of eight, 10, and four yards and also caught both of his targets for nine yards. On limited snaps, he looked far better than Langford has at any point through two games. He's worth adding right now in 14-team leagues with Langford's grip loosening on the starting job. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.87 (198th)
     
  • Ryan Mathews scores two goal-line TDs in win
    Ryan Mathews rushed nine times for 32 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' 29-14, Week 2 win over the Bears on Monday night.

    Advice: The yardage and touch total wasn't there for Mathews, and he only carried the ball two times for five yards in the first half. (Darren Sproles handled five carries for 13 yards before the break.) But Mathews converted two carries at the goal line for three- and one-yard touchdowns. On his three-yard score, Mathews was stuffed at the one, but bounced off the tackle to the outside and into the end zone. His one-yarder was a walk-in score on a sweep to the left. The Eagles' infatuation with Sproles as a ball carrier is frustrating for Mathews owners, but he has three touchdowns through two games. Things won't be as easy next week at home against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:34 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (87th)
     
  • Rashad Jennings (hand) to be limited Wednesday
    Rashad Jennings (hand) will be limited when the Giants return to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jennings only played 34-of-79 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over New Orleans while dealing with injuries to his left hand and thumb. Even if he doesn't get his usual reps at practice, Jennings should be fine for Week 3 against Washington. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:28 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2360th)
     
  • Ezekiel Elliott benched after second fumble
    Ezekiel Elliott did not play a snap after his second fumble Sunday against the Redskins.

    Advice: Alfred Morris handled all of the work over the final 6:56, scoring the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Jerry Jones said after the game he and the coaches are not worried about Elliott's fumbles, but the benching suggests otherwise. The rookie will remain the starter moving forward, but Morris could start to eat into his workload. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 6:13 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.26 (29th)
     
  • John Brown has two grabs through three games
    John Brown caught 1-of-3 targets for 14 yards in Arizona's Week 2 thrashing of the Bucs.

    Advice: Once again, Brown was a distant third behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. He got out-targeted by Darren Fells, and watched Jaron Brown score a 51-yard touchdown. Brown has shown the potential to be an elite playmaker, but he simply doesn't have a fantasy viable role right now. He's caught two passes on seven targets through two games. He remains worth stashing in 12-team leagues because of his upside, but won't be startable against the Bills in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:56 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.19 (160th)
     
  • Cowboys not worried about Elliott's fumbles
    Owner Jerry Jones said he and the Cowboys' coaches have no concerns about Ezekiel Elliott's fumbles.

    Advice: It's been a rough start for the No. 4 overall pick. Through two games, he's managed just 134 yards on 41 carries (3.27 YPC) but has saved his fantasy days with three total touchdowns. Elliott fumbled twice in Week 2, and was vultured by Alfred Morris for a short touchdown. Morris received more carries late in the game after Elliott's fumbles, so it's fair to wonder if he'll get more chances moving forward. Elliott will look to put it all together Week 3 against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:39 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.26 (29th)
     
  • Kenyan Drake touches ball four times
    Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed two times for 12 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 2 loss to the Patriots, adding two receptions for six additional yards.

    Advice: Drake took advantage of a gaping hole for his touchdown. With Arian Foster (groin) looking likely to be sidelined for Week 3, Drake could form a timeshare with Jay Ajayi, but would be hard to trust as an RB3 in PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:35 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.84 (128th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron catches rare touchdown
    Jordan Cameron caught 5-of-7 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: One of Cameron's missed connections was his weekly brutal drop. The touchdown was just his fourth as a Dolphin, while the yards were his most since last Week 2. There's little reason to believe Cameron will take any momentum into Week 3 against the Browns. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:31 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (141st)
     
  • Terrance Williams goes catch-less in Week 2
    Terrance Williams was not targeted in the Cowboys' Week 2 loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: We will have to check snap counts early this week, but Williams appeared to lose playing time to Cole Beasley and Brice Butler following his game-costing error in Dallas' Week 1 loss. Williams can be dropped in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:57 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.79 (1954th)
     
  • Newton shreds 49ers for 353 yards, 4 TDs
    Cam Newton completed 24-of-40 passes for 353 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in Carolina's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Newton started off slow, throwing an interception on the opening drive. He lost a fumble and was checked for a minor hand injury, but didn’t miss any time. Newton connected with Kelvin Benjamin on two of his scores, and had deep TDs to Greg Olsen and Devin Funchess. He wasn't a huge factor in the run game, adding 37 yards on six carries. Newton passed Jake Delhomme as Carolina's all-time leader in pass touchdowns. Even in a tough matchup, Newton is a top-five quarterback play against Minnesota in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:55 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    21.93 (3rd)
     
  • Cole Beasley goes 5-75 against Redskins
    Cole Beasley caught 5-of-6 targets for 75 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: He has essentially overtaken Terrance Williams as the Cowboys' No. 2 receiver. Williams wasn't even targeted in this game. Through two weeks, Beasley has 13 catches and 18 targets. He will be a WR4 in Week 3 against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:55 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6.00 (165th)
     
  • Witten goes 3-51 against Redskins
    Jason Witten caught 3-of-4 targets for 51 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: It was a slight letdown following Witten's 14-target opener, but he remains a big part of the Cowboys' offense and a safety valve for rookie Dak Prescott. Witten gets a tougher Week 3 matchup against the Bears, who are strong at inside linebacker. He will be on the TE1 borderline in fantasy for that game. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:51 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7.02 (90th)
     
  • After slow opener, Dez sees 12 targets in win
    Dez Bryant caught 7-of-12 targets for 102 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: The Cowboys made much more of an effort to get Bryant involved following his slow opener, sending seven targets his way in the first half. Bryant may continue to struggle with consistency with rookie Dak Prescott under center, however. He does have a terrific matchup in Week 3 against the Bears. Bryant is best viewed as a high-ceiling, lowered-floor WR2 going forward. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:49 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Alfred Morris vultures TD in victory
    Alfred Morris rushed five times for seven yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

    Advice: Ezekiel Elliott fumbled twice -- losing one -- and Morris got the call on a goal-line carry late in the game where he knifed into the end zone from four yards out. If Elliott keeps making mistakes, the Cowboys are going to have to give Morris more run. Morris should be stashed in 12- and 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:42 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.56 (2478th)
     
  • Cowboys working to get Dez more involved
    According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Cowboys are working to create new routes for Dez Bryant so that he can "get open quickly."

    Advice: The routes are also designed to make things simpler for Dak Prescott, who looked lost at times in Week 1. The Cowboys need to get Bryant more involved after only going to him four times in the opener. It looks like Bryant will avoid Josh Norman, which also boosts his fantasy stock. He's a high-upside WR2. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Alf Morris to have 'increased role' Sunday
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Alfred Morris will have an "increased role" against the Redskins in Week 2.

    Advice: Per Rapsheet, the Cowboys are planning to "ramp up his touches." We'll believe it when we see it. Morris played just 18 snaps in the opener while being out-touched 21-7 by rookie starter Ezekiel Elliott. Though Morris will have plenty of motivation to stick it to his former team on Sunday, we imagine he'll still be fighting for scraps behind 'Zeke. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:26 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.56 (2478th)
     
  • Report: Josh Norman won't cover Dez Bryant
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Redskins CB Josh Norman won't shadow Dez Bryant in Week 2.

    Advice: Instead he'll be blanketed by Bashaud Breeland, who was torched by Antonio Brown in Monday's opener. Breeland is a capable corner but it's still a bit puzzling that the Redskins are content to leave Norman on one side of the field after breaking the bank for him this offseason. Dez is hoping for a bounce-back effort after catching just one pass in Week 1. Avoiding Norman secures his status as a WR2. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:37 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.91 (58th)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) officially ruled out for MNF
    Eagles coach Doug Pederson officially ruled out Zach Ertz (ribs) for Monday night at the Bears.

    Advice: CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will also sit out. With Ertz sidelined, Trey Burton is expected to see more work, but he is not a realistic streaming option outside of deep leagues. Dennis Pitta, Virgil Green, and Jesse James are all solid replacements. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 7:46 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
  • Jordan Cameron (thigh) gets questionable tag
    Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 2.

    Advice: Despite the questionable tag, Cameron practiced in full Friday. He’s a low-end TE2 for Sunday’s Patriots matchup. Rotoworld.com Sep 16, 3:30 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.23 (141st)
     
  • Zach Ertz (ribs) remains sidelined on Friday
    Zach Ertz (ribs) is not practicing Friday.

    Advice: Ertz is shaping up as an inactive for Monday night at the Bears. The Eagles' official injury report will come out Saturday. There are plenty of quality tight end streamers this week, including Dennis Pitta, Virgil Green, and Jesse James. Rotoworld.com Sep 16, 8:39 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1805th)
     
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