• Gavin Escobar works out for the Panthers
    Free agent TEs Gavin Escobar and Jace Amaro worked out for the Panthers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Blocker Ed Dickson is filling in for injured starter Greg Olsen (broken foot), and the Panthers are looking for more of a pass-catching option to complement Dickson. A 2013 second-rounder, Escobar couldn't make the Chiefs this summer after playing out his rookie contract in Dallas. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:56 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (904th)
     
  • Greg Olsen undergoes surgery, placed on IR
    Panthers placed TE Greg Olsen on injured reserve with a broken foot.

    Advice: Olsen underwent surgery on his broken right foot Tuesday. He's dealing with a "Jones" fracture. Julio Jones, Marvin Jones, Sammy Watkins and the NBA's Kevin Durant have all dealt with "Jones" fractures in recent years. The Panthers believe Olsen will return this season. He's eligible to practice after six weeks, and game action after eight. Ed Dickson takes over as the Panthers' starter. He won't be more than a low-end TE2 for fantasy purposes.Daily Slant: Olsen’s absence will open up more targets for Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess. Benjamin should command a larger market share and offers more upside; he’s currently 14th in yards per route among WRs with at least 25% of their team's targets (2.22), per PFF. Christian McCaffrey, who’s run the 5th-most routes among RBs, could benefit as well and the Saints just allowed New England’s RBs to combine for a 12/137/1 receiving line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:26 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (415th)
     
  • Cardinals cut TE Jim Dray
    Cardinals released TE Jim Dray.

    Advice: He was signed last week with Jermaine Gresham set to miss Sunday's game with injured ribs. Releasing him suggests Gresham will be back this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (1123rd)
     
  • Evan Engram catches first career TD on MNF
    Evan Engram caught 4-of-7 targets for 49 yards and one touchdown in the Giants' Week 2 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Engram was wide-open on his 18-yard touchdown where the Lions thought he was blocking and let him slip behind the coverage into the end zone. Engram has now seen a total of 12 targets through two games, which is decent volume for the rookie. It will likely go down a bit once Odell Beckham gets to 100 percent, but Engram at least looks usable in tight end-premium leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:56 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (177th)
     
  • Ebron goes 5-42-1 in Week 2 win over Giants
    Eric Ebron caught all five of his targets for 42 yards and one touchdown in the Lions' Week 2 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Ebron did all of his damage in the first half, as the Lions squatted on the ball in the second half and attempted just four passes after the break. Ebron was running free all night against the Giants' linebackers and safeties, leaving UDFA MLB Calvin Munson and FS Darian Thompson in the dust on a pair of grabs, scoring a short red-zone touchdown against Thompson. Ebron was locked down by Arizona last week, but we saw a glimpse of a possible breakout Monday night. Fire Ebron up as a back-end TE1 streamer at home against Atlanta in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:40 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (117th)
     
  • George Kittle now dealing with hip injury
    George Kittle (hip) did not practice Monday.

    Advice: Kittle has proved rather injury-prone in his short time in the NFL, dealing with hamstring and calf issues before the hip injury. He's not a fantasy factor. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:11 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (271st)
     
  • Jordan Reed day to day with bruised chest
    Jordan Reed is day to day with a bruised chest.

    Advice: It's always an adventure with Reed, but this doesn't seem like an issue that will keep him out for Week 3. Reed's troublesome toe remains the bigger injury concern. Reed figures to get in few, if any, practice reps this week before suiting up against the Raiders on Sunday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:09 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (47th)
     
  • Carroll: Jimmy Graham questionable for Week 3
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Jimmy Graham is questionable for Week 3 with an ankle injury.

    Advice: Graham appeared to injure his left knee during the Week 2 win, so it is unclear when the ankle injury occurred. Either way, Graham now has four catches for nine yards through two games and is playing at less than 100 percent. Owners need to look for alternate options. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:48 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (91st)
     
  • O'Brien hopeful Ryan Griffin back this week
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien is hopeful TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) returns this week.

    Advice: He said the same about TE Stephen Anderson, who is also dealing with a concussion. With C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve with a concussion of his own, Griffin should handle the bulk of the tight end work once healthy, but Anderson has more upside as a pass catcher and could work his way into a big role. Neither player will be an exciting streaming option this week against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:19 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (234th)
     
  • Seferian-Jenkins eligible to return this week
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins is eligible to return from suspension this week.

    Advice: Considering the Jets' situation at tight end, it would be a shock if he was not activated this week and in the starting lineup against the Dolphins on Sunday. Owning any piece of this passing game is not appealing, but Seferian-Jenkins is at least a weapon for a team which needs one. He has low-end streaming appeal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:08 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (227th)
     
  • Eifert questionable with back, knee injuries
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tyler Eifert is dealing with back and knee injuries which have put his Week 3 status in doubt.

    Advice: Even through his dreadful start, Eifert owners could at least take solace in the oft-injured tight end's health, but that is no longer the case. Going up against a Packers defense which has shut down Jimmy Graham and Austin Hooper to open the season, Eifert will just be a touchdown dart throw even if he is active this week.Daily Slant: Across his career, Andy Dalton has averaged 21.85 fantasy points (255.89 yards, 1.76 touchdowns) with Eifert and 18.49 (226.6 yards, 1.35 touchdowns) without him, per RotoViz. In turn, A.J. Green has seen a dip too; he's averaged 18.55 PPR points with Eifert (6/9.97/88.32/0.62) and 16.91 without him (5.42/9.15/80.88/0.54). Eifert’s absence would allow the Packers to hone in on Green, potentially hurting his efficiency and taking away end zone targets. Green may be riskier than it appears if Eifert is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:57 am
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (113th)
     
  • Greg Olsen undergoing surgery, out 6-8 weeks
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Greg Olsen will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken foot.

    Advice: The timeline is right in line with what Ian Rapoport reported earlier on Monday. Mort said the team will decide after the operation whether to put Olsen on injured reserve. The tight end will be back this season, but holding him through the byes will be difficult for fantasy squads without an IR spot. Ed Dickson will step in as the starter with Olsen sidelined, but there are better replacements -- Cameron Brate and Ben Watson, to name a couple -- on the wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:40 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (415th)
     
  • Ed Dickson confident he can step in for Olsen
    Panthers TE Ed Dickson told OC Mike Shula to give him "all the opportunities" which would have gone to Greg Olsen (broken foot).

    Advice: "I wouldn’t say we won’t miss a guy like Greg Olsen," Dickson cautioned, but the tight end clearly believes he can fill the void. "I told Shula I know the jersey number don’t say 88, but don’t change the playbook." Dickson has primarily been a blocker since joining Carolina, but he did catch 54 passes for 528 yards and five scores for the Ravens in 2011. It is possible he carves out streaming value with Olsen sidelined, and he gets a great matchup right out of the gate with the Saints coming to town. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:08 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (174th)
     
  • Gronk's injury 'not believed to be serious'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Rob Gronkowski's groin injury is "not believed to be serious."

    Advice: It did not seem to be as Gronk rode a stationary bike on the sideline instead of heading to the locker room after being evaluated, but it is still good to hear. For what it is worth, Gronkowski said he was "good" after the game. He still should be considered questionable for this week's matchup with the Texans, but it does not sound like this is a multi-week issue. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:44 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (41st)
     
  • Report: Greg Olsen's injury not season-ending
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Greg Olsen's broken right foot is not a season-ending injury.

    Advice: RapSheet puts the timeline at "around" six games, but he admits injured reserve is a possibility as well. That would cost Olsen at least eight weeks. It is good news, but fantasy teams without an IR spot will find it difficult to burn a roster spot on a tight end through the bye weeks, especially one who struggled down the stretch last season and to open this one. Ed Dickson is likely to take over lead duties, but he is only an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:37 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (415th)
     
  • Martellus Bennett has rough night vs Falcons
    Martellus Bennett caught 5-of-11 targets for 47 yards in Week 2 against the Falcons.

    Advice: It was a rough night for Bennett, who had multiple drops and a catchless first half. He also had a costly offensive pass interference that negated a huge play for the Packers. Bennett has disappointed the first two weeks, but is in line to be the No. 2 pass-game option with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb sidelined. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:00 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (95th)
     
  • Hooper takes step back after big Week 1
    Austin Hooper caught two passes for seven yards in Week 2 against the Packers.

    Advice: Hooper had a minor role after going off for 128 yards and a touchdown last week. He was used more as a blocker with Atlanta going run heavy in the second half. Hooper is a touchdown dependent streamer for Week 3 against Detroit. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:54 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (160th)
     
  • Jason Witten goes 10/97/1 in loss to Broncos
    Jason Witten caught 10-of-13 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 2 loss against the Broncos.

    Advice: Witten vacuumed up checkdowns for the Cowboys' ineffective offense. His touchdown came on a beautiful route, head-faking the corner to get wide open. Everybody's favorite dad runner is once again settling in as one of fantasy's more streamable TE2s. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:54 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (107th)
     
  • George Kittle catches two for 13 yards Week 2
    George Kittle caught both his targets for 13 yards Week 2 against the Seahawks.

    Advice: It is a step back after Kittle was targeted six times in the season opener. Averaging just 5.7 yards per catch for a bad passing attack, the rookie is not a fantasy option at this point. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:34 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (271st)
     
  • Jimmy Graham catches one pass for one yard
    Jimmy Graham caught 1-of-2 targets for one yard in the Seahawks' Week 2 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: His other target was a drop early in the game where he took a big hit. He also briefly left with a knee injury after getting his leg rolled up from behind on a running play. Perhaps the injury had something to do with the performance, but Graham now has four catches for nine yards through two games. It may be time to find other options until Seattle works out their woes in the passing game. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:08 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (91st)
     
  • Julius Thomas catches three passes in win
    Julius Thomas caught all three of his targets for 26 yards in the Dolphins' Week 2 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Thomas saw all of his targets in the first half. Jarvis Landry was dominating the middle-field looks with 15 targets, turning them into 13 catches and 78 yards. That doesn't leave much for Thomas. He's a low-end TE2 in fantasy. Thomas just looks old and slow at 29 and after multiple injuries. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:48 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (175th)
     
  • Dickson takes over as Panthers' starting TE
    Ed Dickson caught 2-of-3 targets for 26 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Bills.

    Advice: Hardly a notable statline, but it came with Dickson taking over as the Panthers' starting tight end with Greg Olsen (foot) on the shelf for months. Once upon a time, Dickson had some fantasy value for the Ravens, but it's hard to see him rediscovering it in Carolina. He will strain for even low-end TE2 value. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:22 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (174th)
     
  • Charles Clay catches three passes vs. CAR
    Charles Clay caught 3-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

    Advice: The Bills couldn't get anything going against the Panthers' elite defense. Clay seems to be one of Tyrod Taylor's top-two targets, but that's not going to mean a whole lot in this run-heavy offense. He'll be a bottom-barrel TE2 for Week 3 against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:12 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (185th)
     
  • David Njoku goes 3-27-1 against Ravens
    David Njoku caught 3-of-4 targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: Njoku is still sharing time near-evenly with Seth DeValve, but this was all in all a promising game for the rookie. Njoku scored his first career touchdown on a 23-yard bullet from Kevin Hogan, who played a little over a quarter as DeShone Kizer was sidelined by a migraine. Njoku carries very little re-draft-league appeal, but he is an extremely promising Dynasty league prospect. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:06 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (220th)
     
  • Jordan Reed exits Week 2 with chest injury
    Jordan Reed left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Rams with a chest injury and is questionable to return.

    Advice: Reed headed to the locker room about midway through the third quarter. He pulled in all six of his targets for 48 yards before exiting. Reed's absence will open up snaps for Vernon Davis at tight end. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:42 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (47th)
     
  • Maxx Williams catches 4 balls vs Browns
    Maxx Williams caught 4-of-4 targets for 21 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Williams didn't do much notable, but it is an accomplishment that he is stringing together games played and earning snaps after his first two NFL seasons were lost mainly to injury. Williams is now the Ravens' No. 2 tight end behind Ben Watson. Still only 23 years old, Williams maintains Dynasty league appeal. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:34 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    4 (325th)
     
  • O.J. Howard catches one pass in NFL debut
    O.J. Howard caught 1-of-3 targets for 17 yards in the Bucs' Week 2 win over the Bears.

    Advice: Howard actually out-snapped Cameron Brate, but the game was out of reach for the final 2.5 quarters. It was an ideal time for the Bucs to get Howard some in-game run. Brate will still catch more passes for the time being, but Howard could pass him on the depth chart sooner than people think. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:23 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (206th)
     
  • Cameron Brate posts 24 yards in 2017 debut
    Cameron Brate caught 2-of-3 targets for 24 yards in the Bucs' Week 2 win over the Bears.

    Advice: Brate drew a defensive holding call on the Bucs' third play from scrimmage, but was mostly invisible thereafter. Per Pro Football Focus, Brate was out-snapped 45-37 by O.J. Howard, but that probably had something to do with the second half being noncompetitive. Brate will be a bottom-barrel TE2 for Week 3 against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:19 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (189th)
     
  • Ageless TE Watson leads Ravens in receiving
    Ben Watson caught 8-of-8 targets for 91 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Browns.

    Advice: This was tough to see coming after Watson drew just one target in the Ravens' opener, but Joe Flacco attempted only 17 passes last week. On Sunday, the Ravens opened up their passing game with 34 attempts, and Watson led the team in catches, yards, and targets. Still going strong at age 36, Watson will be worth streamer discussion in Week 3 against the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:17 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (183rd)
     
  • Travis Kelce rebounds with 8/103/1 line
    Travis Kelce caught 8-of-10 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Eagles.

    Advice: It's a nice rebound after Kelce was held to 40 yards in the opener. Kelce got off to a fast start with 56 yards on the opening drive. He jumped over multiple players on a highlight catch-and-run shovel pass for his touchdown. Kelce is locked in as Alex Smith's No. 1 option and should continue to see heavy targets. He'll get a matchup with the Chargers in Week 3. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:25 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (37th)
     
  • Jesse James nabs four passes in win
    Jesse James caught 4-of-5 targets for 27 yards in the Steelers' Week 2 win over the Vikings.

    Advice: James was limping around much of the day after appearing to hurt his foot/ankle on the opening drive. If he isn't scoring touchdowns, James is tough to make a case for as a usable tight end in fantasy. He is a big part of the Steelers' red-zone offense, however. James will be a TE2 next week at Chicago. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:11 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (136th)
     
  • Panthers' Olsen diagnosed with broken foot
    Greg Olsen has been diagnosed with a broken right foot, and is out indefinitely.

    Advice: It's close to the worst possible news after Olsen went down in awkward fashion early in Sunday's win over the Bills. At the very least, he's looking at a trip to injured reserve and return after eight weeks. A season-ending issue is also a distinct possibility. It's a loss the Panthers' discombobulated offense can ill-afford. Iron-man Olsen previously hadn't missed a game since 2007. Ed Dickson now takes over as the Panthers' starting tight end. He's unlikely to produce more than low-end TE2 value in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:19 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (415th)
     
  • Rob Gronkowski exits Week 2 with groin injury
    Rob Gronkowski exited Week 2 against the Saints with a groin injury.

    Advice: He is officially questionable to return, but it is possible the Patriots hold him out with the game well in hand. If there is good news, it is Gronk did not suffer a setback with his troublesome back. He looked as good as ever before the injury, rumbling for 116 yards and a touchdown on six catches. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:30 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (41st)
     
  • Greg Olsen done for the day with foot injury
    Greg Olsen suffered a right foot injury in the Panthers' Week 2 game against the Bills, and will not return.

    Advice: Uh oh. Olsen went down early in the first half, but was immediately listed "probable." Players return from probable tags almost 100 percent of the time. Instead, Olsen was ruled out at halftime. He was spotted on crutches and in a boot on the sideline. The injury certainly didn't look good when it happened. Olsen pulled up in non-contact fashion, and removed his shoe before heading to the locker room. Olsen hasn't missed a game since 2007. Ed Dickson is the No. 2 tight end. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:38 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (415th)
     
  • Wilson wants to get Jimmy Graham involved
    When speaking about Jimmy Graham, Russell Wilson said the Seahawks "want to continue to find ways to get him the football."

    Advice: "He’s super special, and he works extremely hard," Wilson added. Graham was a flop in Week 1 against the Packers with only eight yards on his seven targets. Coach Pete Carroll has also said that the Seahawks want to run the ball more against the 49ers and they should be playing with a lead for most of the game, but expect Graham to get plenty of targets to help the Seahawks take command of this one. He's a high-end TE1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:08 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (91st)
     
  • Jordan Reed says he was 'rusty' Week 1
    Jordan Reed said he was "rusty" Week 1.

    Advice: It is not a surprise after he missed most of training camp recovering from a toe injury. The rust showed up in the timing of his routes, which Reed and coach Jay Gruden agreed were rushed, but Reed should only get better as he works his way into the season. Even after a disappointing Week 1, he is a locked-in TE1. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:11 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (47th)
     
  • 49ers TE George Kittle not on injury report
    49ers TE George Kittle (hamstring, calf) was removed from the Week 2 injury report.

    Advice: Kittle practiced fully the last two days and was expected to play. He's a low-end TE2 for Sunday's Seattle matchup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:02 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (271st)
     
  • Tyler Eifert held to 3/42 versus Texans
    Tyler Eifert caught 3-of-4 targets for 42 yards in the Bengals' Week 2 loss to the Texans.

    Advice: Eifert appeared to have himself a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter, but was instead called for illegal touching after going out of bounds and failing to re-establish himself before catching Andy Dalton's end zone pass. He was also shaken up on multiple occasions, but never announced with an injury. Eifert now has just four catches for 46 yards through the Bengals' first two games. With the Bengals' offense in disarray, Eifert will be a low-end TE1 for next week's trip to Green Bay. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (113th)
     
  • George Kittle upgraded to 'full' on Thursday
    49ers TE George Kittle (hamstring, calf) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

    Advice: The rookie tight end will be out there against the Seahawks. For now, Kittle is a low-end TE2, albeit one with room to grow. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:57 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (271st)
     
  • Charles Clay (shoulder) upgraded to full
    Charles Clay (shoulder) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: The only difference between this and Clay's normal routine is that he's listed with his shoulder and not his knee. Clay will be out there as an upside TE2 against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:02 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (185th)
     
  • Cardinals sign TE Jim Dray
    Cardinals signed TE Jim Dray.

    Advice: The veteran blocker's signing is a hedge against Jermaine Gresham's (ribs) Week 2 health. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:54 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (1123rd)
     
  • George Kittle (hamstring) limited at practice
    49ers TE George Kittle (hamstring, calf) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Kittle played through his hamstring injury last week, but the calf issue is new. He should be fine for Week 2 against Seattle. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:34 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (271st)
     
  • Charles Clay (shoulder) limited Wednesday
    Charles Clay (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Seemingly never 100 percent, Clay always suits up on Sunday. We'd expect no different this time. As one of the Bills' top options, he has streaming appeal against the Panthers this week after seeing nine targets in Week 1. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:45 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (185th)
     
  • Texans rule out TEs Griffin, Anderson for TNF
    Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Fellow concussed TE Stephen Anderson has also been ruled out. After C.J. Fiedorowicz was also concussed in Week 1 and placed on I.R. earlier this week, Houston is down to only "Evan Baylis" at the position. Expect the Texans to try and run the ball as much as humanly possible against Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:41 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (234th)
     
  • Witten now Dallas’ all-time leading receiver
    Jason Witten caught 7-of-9 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' Week 1 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Witten became Cowboys’ all-time leading receiver on the night. He scored the only TD of the game, beating Eli Apple in the red-zone. Witten is a major part of Dallas' short passing game, but is touchdown dependent at this stage of his career. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 9:40 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (107th)
     
  • Evan Engram starts, has four catches in debut
    Evan Engram caught 4-of-5 targets for 44 yards in Week 1 against Dallas.

    Advice: Engram was expected to have a featured role with Odell Beckham sidelined. He started and made the biggest play of the night, but wasn't targeted in the Giants' only red-zone appearance. Engram has a streamable matchup with Detroit in Week 2. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 9:30 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (177th)
     
  • Jimmy Graham has dismal day vs. Packers
    Jimmy Graham caught 3-of-7 targets for eight yards in the Seahawks' Week 1 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: It was a rough day for Graham, who committed a clear drop and showed questionable hands on 1-2 other missed connections. He was also brutally interfered with on an end zone target, but the refs inexplicably refused to call a penalty. Like the rest of the Seahawks' offense, Graham has a bounce-back matchup for Week 2 in the 49ers. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 5:24 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (91st)
     
  • George Kittle sees six targets in Week 1
    George Kittle hauled in 5-of-6 targets for 27 yards in the 49ers' Week 1 loss to the Panthers.

    Advice: Despite entering the game with a hamstring injury, Kittle tied for second on the team with six targets. He did not do much with the work, but it is clear he will be the pass-catching option of choice at tight end for the 49ers. Still, that is unlikely to result in much fantasy value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 5:14 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (271st)
     
  • Martellus Bennett has quiet Packers debut
    Martellus Bennett caught 3-of-6 targets for 43 yards in the Packers' Week 1 win over the Seahawks.

    Advice: It was a quiet Packers debut for Bennett, who came in fourth for targets. His most notable moment was a fourth quarter personal foul. He took exception to a borderline hit on a sliding Aaron Rodgers. Seemingly rewarding Bennett for his protection, Rodgers hit Bennett for a 26-yard reception moments later. Bennett is fighting for looks in an elite, crowded offense, but his touchdown-scoring prowess will make him a TE1 more weeks than not. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 5:10 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    12 (95th)
     
  • Greg Olsen does next to nothing Week 1
    Greg Olsen caught 2-of-4 targets for 18 yards in the Panthers' Week 1 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Olsen was the recipient on perhaps Cam Newton's best throw of the day -- a 17-yard bullet across the middle to set up a short field goal -- but it was otherwise a quiet game for the passing offense. With Newton certain to improve as he gets more snaps under his belt, Olsen will have much better days in the future. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 4:47 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    0 (415th)
     
  • David Njoku catches two passes in debut
    David Njoku caught both his targets for 20 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Njoku split snaps with Seth DeValve, logging 31 snaps on Sunday to 30 for DeValve. Rookie tight ends are a notorious slow burn for fantasy and the 29th overall pick from this year’s draft doesn’t appear to be an exception to that rule. Until Njoku’s role grows throughout the season, he is best left on waiver wires for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 3:25 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (220th)
     
  • Jesse James grabs two touchdowns in Week 1
    Jesse James caught 6-of-8 targets for 41 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s win over the Browns.

    Advice: James’ eight targets were the second-highest on the team as he scored the only offensive touchdowns for the Steelers. He out-snapped newly acquired Vance McDonald 53 to 19 in the game. James caught a 4-yard touchdown on third down with 45 seconds left in the first half and then added a 2-yard score in the third quarter. In one of the league’s best offenses, James will have some scoring upside for those streaming the position, but you can’t count on him out-targeting both Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant often going forward. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 2:32 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    10 (136th)
     
  • Jordan Reed goes 5-36 in loss to Eagles
    Jordan Reed caught 5-of-8 targets for 36 yards in the Redskins' Week 1 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: Reed is said to be playing through a broken toe. He didn't look injured in this one, but the Eagles annually have one of the best defenses against tight ends. Reed will get a similarly-tough draw next week at the Rams. He's still a locked-in TE1, but Reed's health is a major thing to watch every week. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 2:29 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (47th)
     
  • Tyler Eifert targeted once in loss to Bengals
    Tyler Eifert absorbed his only target for a gain of four yards Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: One of the league’s premier red-zone weapons, Eifert was basically reduced to moving scenery on Sunday. Even with the Bengals playing from behind in the second half, Andy Dalton never found a way to get his top tight end involved. Eifert could get the squeaky wheel treatment next week in a Thursday night matchup with Houston. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 2:24 pm
    Questionable
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (113th)
     
  • Eric Ebron quiet in Lions' Week 1 win
    Eric Ebron caught 2-of-3 targets for nine yards in the Lions' Week 1 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: It was an extremely quiet start, but that is not particularly surprising after Ebron missed almost all of camp with a hamstring injury. He was able to make a nice grab for a third-down conversion, but that was about it. He will look for more success next week against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 2:08 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    11 (117th)
     
  • Charles Clay finds end-zone vs Jets
    Charles Clay caught 4-of-9 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Jets.

    Advice: Clay was targeted on Tyrod Taylor’s opening drive interception. He made up for it with a goal-line TD for Buffalo first score. Clay did all of his damage in the first half, with just one catch over the final two quarters. He was clearly Taylor's most trusted Week 1 option, but Clay's role figures to decrease as Jordan Matthews and Zay Jones get more involved. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 2:04 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    8 (185th)
     
  • A. Hooper goes off on 2 catches: 128 yds, TD
    Austin Hooper caught 2-of-2 targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 1 win over the Bears.

    Advice: While it is concerning Hooper only drew the two looks, his playmaking ability was evident on his two catches with a powerful, stiff-arming 88-yard touchdown and another 40-yard gain where Julio Jones sprung him free by drawing loaded coverage. Hooper has an awful lot of potential, but he needs the Falcons to draw him up with a bigger role. He'll be a fringe TE1 in Week 2 versus Green Bay. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 1:24 pm
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    9 (160th)
     
  • George Kittle (hamstring) active for Week 1
    49ers TE George Kittle (hamstring) is active for Week 1 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Kittle was limited all week in practice, but he will give it a go. Even active, the rookie is not a realistic fantasy option. San Francisco declared S Jimmie Ward, De Aaron Lynch, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, LB Pita Taumoepenu, OT John Theus, WR Victor Bolden, and OG Laken Tomlinson inactive against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 11:59 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    6 (271st)
     
  • Texans TE Griffin suffers concussion
    Texans TE Ryan Griffin is done for the day in Week 1 with a concussion.

    Advice: He saw one first-half target and was declared done for the day to begin the second half. This will get Stephen Anderson more snaps behind C.J. Fiedorowicz. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 11:51 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    7 (234th)
     
  • Jordan Reed dealing with fractured big toe
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jordan Reed has a fractured big toe and could be limited throughout the season.

    Advice: Per Rapsheet, the injury has also affected other parts of Reed's foot and has "forced him to adjust the way he runs." Reed missed most of camp with the injury and had a flareup after undergoing stem cell treatment. None of it sounds promising, though Reed is expected to play through the ailment, at least for now. Vernon Davis and Niles Paul are Washington's backup tight ends. Rotoworld.com Sep 10, 5:04 am
    Week 3 Projected Points & Rank
    16 (47th)
     
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