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  • 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 57 minutes ago
    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)
     
  • Quinton Patton goes 1-8 against Seattle
    49ers WR Quinton Patton caught 1-of-4 targets for eight yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss to Seattle.

    Advice: He has descending yardage totals of 60, 25, and 8 through three games in a rudderless 49ers "passing game." Patton is entirely without fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.91 (1947th)
     
  • Orleans Darkwa goes 10/53/1 versus WSH
    Orleans Darkwa rushed 10 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: He added a nine-yard reception. True to the pre-game speculation, Darkwa split touches with Shane Vereen, though Vereen played 14 more snaps. Vereen put the ball on the ground twice this afternoon, so perhaps Darkwa will get more work should Rashad Jennings remain sidelined for Week 4. Either way, Darkwa will be a tough sell as an RB3. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:46 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.47 (1945th)
     
  • Victor Cruz goes 3/70 versus Redskins
    Victor Cruz caught 3-of-3 targets for 70 yards in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: Cruz is firmly re-established as part of the Giants' offensive attack, but looks like the No. 3 receiver behind Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard. Perhaps he will end up compiling enough for PPR value, but his road to standard-league relevance remains dicey. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.58 (184th)
     
  • Odell Beckham comes alive for 7/121
    Odell Beckham caught 7-of-11 targets for 121 yards in New York's Week 3 loss to the Redskins.

    Advice: Beckham had a quiet first half, but got cooking after the break, running completely free more than once. He got the better of arch-nemesis Josh Norman, but had the benefit of Bashaud Breeland going down with an ankle injury early. Beckham still hasn't scored this season, but is up to 19 grabs for 280 yards. He's still the same player. The explosion is coming, it just might not be in Week 4 against the Vikings' elite defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:09 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.52 (32nd)
     
  • Bortles melts down as Jags drop to 0-3
    Blake Bortles completed 24-of-38 passes for two touchdowns and three interceptions and rushed three times for 17 yards in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: Bortles started off poorly, completing just 10-of-19 passes for 78 yards in the first half. He fared a little better after halftime, particularly in the third quarter when he connected on 9-of-10 throws for 87 yards and a touchdown. Both of his scores went to Allen Robinson, who played out of his mind on Sunday. Despite a few nice stretches, Bortles ultimately couldn’t get out of his own way, losing the game with a pair of fourth quarter interceptions. The first was a complete misfire to T.J. Yeldon that wound up in the hands of Tavon Young. Bortles was picked again on a desperation heave with 15 seconds left in regulation. Through three games the Jaguars have looked just as inept as they've always been despite entering the year with unusually high expectations. Coach Gus Bradley will be lucky to keep his job after Sunday’s embarrassment. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:59 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    19.38 (11th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Kelvin Benjamin: Zero catches on one target
    Kelvin Benjamin was held without a catch on one target in Carolina's Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

    Advice: Benjamin's one and only target came with 2:34 remaining. The Panthers' offense was out of sync all day — no running game, no pass protection — but it was still a baffling effort. Cam Newton attempted 35 passes, targeting Greg Olsen 10 times. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made it his mission to eliminate Benjamin, and succeeded beyond his wildest imagination. The WR1 overall through the season's first two weeks, Benjamin should bounce back as a borderline WR1 against the Falcons in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:41 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.73 (73rd)
     
  • A.J. Green manages 8-77 against Denver
    A.J. Green caught 8-of-11 targets for 77 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: Green's lowlight was a third-down drop late in the game that would have given the Bengals a fighting chance, before Demaryius Thomas' game-sealing 55-yard touchdown bomb. Still, PPR owners should be happy Green was able to emerge from this game with 15.7 fantasy points against the Broncos' elite defense. The Bengals' schedule loosens up considerably going forward as they take on the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football in Week 4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:29 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.96 (57th)
     
  • Damien Williams active vs Cleveland
    Damien Williams is active for Week 3 against the Browns.

    Advice: There was speculation Williams could be a healthy scratch, but Miami has all four of their running backs active. Kenyan Drake is starting in place of Arian Foster and is the safest bet for touches. Also out for Miami are WR Justin Hunter, CB Jordan Lucas, LB Spencer Paysinger, C Mike Pouncey, OG Dallas Thomas, and DE Terrence Fede. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:51 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (2685th)
     
  • O. Darkwa expected to take R. Jennings' role
    Orleans Darkwa is expected to share carries with Shane Vereen in the absence of Rashad Jennings (thumb) against the Redskins.

    Advice: Beat writer Jordan Raanan still expects Vereen to be New York's Week 3 lead back, but Darkwa is a sneaky bet for goal-line work and should also handle 9-13 carries off the bench. Raanan leaves the door open for "maybe a slight infusion of Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins." Vereen is a strong RB2 play in PPR leagues. Darkwa is worth a look if you're desperate for a flex play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:21 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4.47 (1945th)
     
  • Damien Williams could be odd man out
    Damien Williams could be a healthy scratch this week.

    Advice: Jay Ajayi is expected to start and get the majority of Arian Foster’s snaps. Miami should also keep Kenyan Drake involved in a COP/pass-down role. The Dolphins will go with either Isaiah Pead or Williams as their No. 3 back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:20 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0.13 (2685th)
     
  • Norman to shadow Beckham on outside Week 3
    ESPN's Britt McHenry reports Redskins CB Josh Norman will go "anywhere Odell Beckham goes except for the slot" in Week 3.

    Advice: Beckham has only run 6.8 percent of his routes from the slot through two games, so this should be a showdown for much of Sunday. The Redskins have drawn heavy criticism for not letting Norman move off his left cornerback post against Antonio Brown and Dez Bryant in Weeks 1 and 2, but they're apparently going to change that this Sunday. Norman is Pro Football Focus' No. 1 cover corner after Week 2 and held Beckham to a 4-30-1 line on seven targets last season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:19 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.52 (32nd)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Victor Cruz plays 74-of-79 snaps Week 2
    Victor Cruz played 74-of-79 snaps Week 2 against the Saints.

    Advice: He managed 91 yards on eight targets and set the Giants up for the win with a big catch late in the fourth quarter. Cruz's health will always be a question mark after two lost seasons, but he is healthy now and a big part of the offense. He needs to be added in all formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:22 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.58 (184th)
     
  • 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 Monday, 6:13 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    13.26 (29th)
     
  • Bortles saves fantasy day in garbage time
    Blake Bortles completed 31-of-50 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 2 loss to the Chargers.

    Advice: He led the Jags with 34 yards on the ground. The fantasy line looks good, but Bortles struggled against San Diego. He turned the ball over three times in the first half to help the Chargers to a 21-0 lead at the break, and he did not find any real success until deep into garbage time. Both of his interceptions were poor, but the second was a very questionable decision down the field with three Chargers in the area. This was a bad game for Bortles, but he has a nice bounceback opportunity at home next week against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 5:19 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    19.38 (11th)
     
  • Quinton Patton does little in Week 2
    Quinton Patton had three catches for 25 yards on six targets in Week 2.

    Advice: The six targets were behind only Torrey Smith. Patton started in two wide sets, but was less involved this week. He can be dropped for higher upside options. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 3:14 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    3.91 (1947th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Kelvin Benjamin burns Jimmie Ward for 2 TDs
    Kelvin Benjamin caught 7-of-9 targets for 108 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Benjamin was a non-factor in the first half, managing one target. He blew up for six of his seven catches and both touchdowns in the final two quarters, taking advantage of a mismatch against Jimmie Ward in the red-zone. Benjamin came through multiple times on third down for the Panthers, including a highlight one-handed catch in traffic that set up his first TD. He has 29 percent of Carolina's targets through two games and has reestablished himself as the clear No. 1 option. Benjamin gets a Vikings defense that could be without CB Xavier Rhodes in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:27 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9.73 (73rd)
     
  • A.J. Green quiet in Week 2 loss to Steelers
    A.J. Green hauled in 2-of-8 targets for 38 yards Week 2 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Both of his catches came in the first half, and he was only targeted twice after the break despite Andy Dalton throwing 27 times in the second half. Green did draw a long defensive pass interference in the third quarter, but he was a non-factor otherwise. With the Broncos next up on the schedule, the road will not get any easier for Green next week. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:07 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10.96 (57th)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • 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)
     
  • Odell Beckham drops touchdown in Week 2 win
    Odell Beckham nabbed eight-of-11 targets for 86 yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 2 win over the Saints.

    Advice: But it could have been so much more. Beckham was targeted in the end zone in the first quarter but had the ball knocked away by Sterling Moore. Later it looked like Beckham was going to win the game for the Giants with a 36-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter but let the ball slip through his fingertips. This is the first time in Beckham’s career that he’s gone consecutive games without either 100 yards or a touchdown. The bar has been set so high for Beckham that it’s easy to lose perspective. He’s still a freak athlete and a top-five fantasy wide receiver every time he takes the field. Beckham’s next test comes against the Redskins in Week 3. They have a guy named Josh Norman. Maybe you’ve heard of him. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:47 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12.52 (32nd)
     
  • Cruz returns to fantasy relevance with 91 yards
    Victor Cruz hauled in four-of-eight targets for 91 yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 2 win over the Saints.

    Advice: It looked like Cruz was headed for the end zone after pulling in a 40-yard catch in the second quarter but he squandered that opportunity by fumbling at the end of the play. He redeemed himself in the fourth by making a terrific catch in traffic against Ken Crawley. That set the Giants up with first-and-goal at the one-yard line. We entered the year with low expectations for Cruz but it looks like the 29-year-old still has something left in the tank. Still available in more than half of season-long leagues, Cruz figures to be a popular waiver pickup ahead of next week's game against the Redskins. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:44 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    5.58 (184th)
     
  • 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)
     
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