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FFL: Week 3 | NFL: Week 3
  • Player Notes
    Jake Browning Sep 22 12:00pm ET
    Jake Browning

    The Cincinnati Bengals are signing quarterback Reid Sinnett to their practice squad on Friday, according to a source. If Joe Burrow (calf) can't play on Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams, Sinnett would be the backup to Jake Browning. The Bengals lost quarterback Will Grier on Friday when the New England Patriots signed him to their active 53-man roster off of Cincy's practice squad, so Sinnett will essentially replace Grier as extra QB depth. The 26-year-old Sinnett was with the Bengals in training camp this summer, so he has at least a little knowledge of their system.

    From RotoBaller

    Justin Tucker Sep 22 12:00pm ET
    Justin Tucker

    Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker spends another week at the top of his position heading into a Week 3 matchup against the Colts. The veteran has made three out of his four field goal attempts so far and made all five of his extra points. The Ravens are likely to move the ball a lot in this matchup and if they aren't scoring touchdowns, they should at least be within Tucker's limitless range. He should see a good mix of both field goals and extra points in this contest. Tucker is someone that managers don't have to worry about until it's bye week time.

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    Elijah Mitchell Sep 22 11:40am ET
    Elijah Mitchell

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan made good on his promise to get running back Elijah Mitchell involved in the game plan after Mitchell didn't play at all in the Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Rams. On Thursday night in the 30-12 win over the New York Giants, Mitchell saw a season-high 11 carries for 42 yards and caught all three of his targets for two yards. It was nice to see the 25-year-old get more involved in a game that wasn't close at all late, but Mitchell's week-to-week workload could vary drastically based on game flow, and as long as bell-cow Christian McCaffrey is healthy and doing his thing, Mitchell isn't going to have standalone fantasy value. He could, however, see another solid workload in a Week 4 matchup with the lowly Arizona Cardinals.

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    Will Grier Sep 22 11:40am ET
    Will Grier

    The New England Patriots announced on Friday that they have signed quarterback Will Grier to the 53-man active roster from the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad and moved defensive back Marcus Jones (shoulder) to Injured Reserve in a corresponding move. Grier will join the Patriots active roster to give the team more depth at the position behind starter Mac Jones and backup Bailey Zappe as they head into a Week 3 matchup against the division-rival New York Jets this Sunday. Grier will serve as the team's emergency third signal-caller for this week's game. Marcus Jones suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder in the Week 2 loss to the Miami Dolphins and will now have to miss at least the next four games.

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    Wan'Dale Robinson Sep 22 11:30am ET
    Wan'Dale Robinson

    New York Giants wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson made his debut in the 30-12 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night and caught four of his five targets for 21 yards. Robinson missed the first two games of the season while recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in Week 11 of his rookie season in 2022. It wasn't a terrible showing at all in his first game of the year against one of the best defenses in football, and his four receptions were second on the team to Parris Campbell's six. The 22-year-old should see his role grow in the Giants offense as the season progresses, and he could even become one of quarterback Daniel Jones' go-to targets. Robinson is worth picking up for receiver depth in fantasy leagues if he's available on the waiver wire.

    From RotoBaller

    Hunter Henry Sep 22 11:30am ET
    Hunter Henry

    New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry has entered must-start territory heading into Sunday's game against the New York Jets. The veteran has been a top pass-catcher in the Patriots offense thus far, catching 11 passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. While some touchdown regression is inevitable, there's no denying that Henry has blossomed into Mac Jones' go-to option in the passing game, especially in clutch spots. Deploy Henry as a mid-range fantasy TE1 this week.

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    Josh Allen Sep 22 11:20am ET
    Josh Allen

    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said he expects linebacker Josh Allen (shoulder) has progressed well enough to likely play in Week 3 on Sunday against the Houston Texans. Allen suffered a shoulder injury in the Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs but was able to put in some limited practices so far this week. The Jaguars have gotten very little out of their pass rush through the first two weeks of the 2023 season, but Allen has been doing his part, producing 11 tackles (eight solo), three tackles for loss, three QB hits and three sacks in games against the Indianapolis Colts and Chiefs. The 26-year-old will be in play as a starting lineup option in IDP fantasy leagues this weekend if he's active on Sunday.

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    Jakobi Meyers Sep 22 11:20am ET
    Jakobi Meyers

    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (concussion) has cleared the league's concussion protocol and was a full participant in practice on Thursday for the first time since suffering the head injury in the season opener, when he went for a game-high nine catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns before getting hurt. Meyers is on track to play on Sunday night in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the team's home opener after missing the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills. With the 26-year-old back, he should once again be the No. 2 option for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo behind star wideout Davante Adams. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect big games like Meyers had in Week 1 every week, but he'll be back in play as a WR4/flex option in fantasy lineups in Week 3.

    From RotoBaller

    Anthony Richardson Sep 22 11:20am ET
    Anthony Richardson

    The Baltimore Ravens defense/special teams heads into a Week 3 matchup against the 25th-ranked offense in the league. This unit gave up just 66 yards on the ground against the Bengals and recorded a sack and interception. Anthony Richardson (concussion) has yet to be cleared from his concussion in Week 2, but if he plays, the Ravens are equipped to limit his running ability. If he doesn't play, then the defense will likely take advantage of Gardner Minshew's limited mobility. This team is a solid streaming option heading into Week 3.

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    Brock Purdy Sep 22 11:13am ET
    Brock Purdy

    Dynasty | 49ers rookie WR Ronnie Bell made his first NFL catch, a touchdown, in their win over the Giants. Dynasty Analysis: Bell was a 7th round pick for the San Francisco 49ers and had not received a target before Thursday night's game against the Giants. With Brandon Aiyuk ailing, Bell took advantage of the opportunity and caught both targets for 24 yards and a score from Brock Purdy.Bell is still buried on the depth chart a bit and is likely only relevant in extremely deep dynasty leagues. He would need further injuries or a major shakeup to see enough playing time to be worthy of a roster spot.

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    Gary Brightwell Sep 22 11:13am ET
    Gary Brightwell

    Dynasty | Matt Breida rushed only four times and was targeted three times in his first opportunity to fill in for the injured Saquon Barkley. Dynasty Analysis: Breida likely saved many dynasty managers with an eight yard touchdown, but otherwise was almost invisible. However, he had the most carries on the team, tying with Gary Brightwell against a stout 49ers run defense. He should have better opportunities in the next couple of weeks if Saquon continues to miss time due to his ankle injury. Long term, Breida is not a dynasty target, but could provide some short-term production for desperate teams.

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    Daniel Jones Sep 22 11:13am ET
    Daniel Jones

    Dynasty | Darren Waller finished with 6 targets, catching only three passes for 20 yards in the loss to the 49ers. Dynasty Analysis: This was Waller's lowest yardage total this year, but not surprising considering Daniel Jones' struggles in the passing game. Jones only finished with 137 total passing yards and an interception on a target to Waller on their final possession.Waller has averaged almost seven targets a game, but has yet to find the end zone. There is some reason to be concerned since Daniel Jones has struggled for most of the season so far. He does have two nice matchups coming up against the Seahawks and Dolphins, but has a much more difficult schedule after those games. Contending dynasty managers might want to consider pivoting away from Waller if they can use the next two games as leverage in a trade.

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    Mike Gesicki Sep 22 11:10am ET
    Mike Gesicki

    New England Patriots tight end Mike Gesicki isn't a reliable fantasy option heading into Sunday's clash with the New York Jets. While Gesicki impressed with five catches and 33 yards in Week 2, he remains the clear No. 2 option behind Hunter Henry. As a result, Gesicki's production is still volatile going forward, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him limited just to one or two targets during any given week. If Henry were to miss time with an injury, Gesicki could become a top-12 option. For the time being, though, your best bet is to look elsewhere for production at the tight end position.

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    Marvin Mims Sep 22 11:10am ET
    Marvin Mims

    Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. had 113 receiving yards and a touchdown by the second quarter of the Week 2 loss to the Washington Commanders, but he was not targeted after the second of his deep receptions and he only ran three routes in the second half and finished the game with 16 offensive snaps. "Some of it's coverage driven, and some of it is just based on what (personnel) we're in," head coach Sean Payton said as he attempted to explain why Mims was not featured again in the passing game after the midway point of the second quarter. Denver has played their rookies for 116 total snaps on offense, defense and special teams through two games, which is the fourth-fewest in the league. Mims has big-play potential, but his usage on offense won't immediately increase heading into Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins after his big game in Week 2.

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    Zay Flowers Sep 22 11:10am ET
    Zay Flowers

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Zay Flowers has given fantasy managers increasingly more confidence while deploying him into starting lineups. He's become the second favorite option for Lamar Jackson as he's made tough catches and crazy moves to extend plays even further. Flowers is quickly rising in the fantasy receiver ranks and he looks to be a solid flex option against a Colts team that has lower graded defensive backs according to PFF. The rookie pass-catcher can deliver plenty of fantasy points, especially in PPR formats.

    From RotoBaller

    Chad Ryland Sep 22 11:10am ET
    Chad Ryland

    New England Patriots kicker Chad Ryland lacks fantasy appeal heading into Week 3 versus the New York Jets. While the rookie has converted all five of his kicks (including one field goal) this season, he's averaging just 3.5 points per game. Your fantasy football lineup would look better with a higher-upside kicker, one who has already drilled several field goals from long-distance rather than a couple extra points.

    From RotoBaller

    Mark Andrews Sep 22 11:00am ET
    Mark Andrews

    Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews played in his first game of the season in Week 2 and immediately saw eight targets while catching five of them for 45 yards and a touchdown. Whenever Lamar Jackson and Andrews are on the field together, the veteran tight end is a must-start. The target volume will remain second to only Travis Kelce and the team's gameplan will likely feature a higher amount of passing against a team that just allowed 384 yards through the air against the Texans. Managers can consider Andrews a TE1 like usual this week.

    From RotoBaller

    Kendrick Bourne Sep 22 11:00am ET
    Kendrick Bourne

    New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne isn't a reliable fantasy option heading into Sunday's game against the Jets. Last week's return of DeVante Parker (knee) dropped Bourne's snap share to just 51 percent, so while he did still total nine targets and four receptions, it's unclear just how much playing time he'll get going forward. It's also worth noting that Sauce Gardner will likely cover Parker, leaving Bourne or JuJu Smith-Schuster open, but the biggest benefactor might actually be Hunter Henry. Between reduced playing time, a tough matchup, and several mouths to feed, the odds are stacked against Bourne in Week 3. You can find better options at WR or FLEX.

    From RotoBaller

    Mac Jones Sep 22 10:50am ET
    Mac Jones

    New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones will have his work cut out for him against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. While these two teams are evenly matched, New York has a relentless defense featuring the likes of Sauce Gardner, Quinnen Williams, and others. The Patriots may choose to establish the running game early, though there's still room for Jones to have a big day. He's off to a solid start this season, totaling 547 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions through two games. He ranks as a mid-to-low QB2 in Week 3 of fantasy football.

    From RotoBaller

    Gus Edwards Sep 22 10:50am ET
    Gus Edwards

    Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards could be in line for even more opportunities in Week 3 as Justice Hill (toe) has been missing from practice for most of the week. The two backs saw a near 50/50 split in carries in Week 2 but Edwards walked away with a touchdown and much more efficient game. If Hill can't give it a go, Melvin Gordon III is waiting to step into a backup role, but the carries should heavily favor Edwards. The Colts have a middle-of-the-pack defense against the run and if the Ravens can get out to a big lead, then the ground game should take even more precedence. Fantasy managers can deploy Edwards into their flex spot and feel quite comfortable.

    From RotoBaller

  • NFL Week 3
    Giants12
    49ers30
    Final
    Falcons46u
    Lions-3
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Bills43u
    Commanders+6.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Broncos48u
    Dolphins-6.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Texans44.5u
    Jaguars-8.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Colts44u
    Ravens-8.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Chargers54u
    Vikings-1
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Titans39.5u
    Browns-3.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Patriots36.5u
    Jets+2.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Saints42.5u
    Packers-1.5
    Sun 1:00pm ET
    Panthers42u
    Seahawks-5.5
    Sun 4:05pm ET
    Bears48u
    Chiefs-12.5
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Cowboys43u
    Cardinals+12.5
    Sun 4:25pm ET
    Steelers43u
    Raiders-2.5
    Sun 8:20pm ET
    Eagles46u
    Buccaneers+4.5
    Mon 7:15pm ET
    Rams44u
    Bengals-3
    Mon 8:15pm ET
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