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Jaguars WR Cole starts in place of Chark against Dolphins

Thu Sep 24 7:08pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. plays against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole (84) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Keelan Cole will make his second start since 2018, filling in for injured star DJ Chark against the Miami Dolphins.

Fellow receiver Dede Westbrook also is active for the first time in three games.

Chark (chest/back) was ruled out about six hours before kickoff. Jacksonville's other inactives: quarterback Jake Luton, cornerback Josiah Scott, cornerback Luq Barcoo, defensive tackle Doug Costin and center Brandon Linder.

Miami's inactives are running back/receiver Malcolm Perry, receiver Lynn Bowden, cornerback Byron Jones, safety Clayton Fejedelem, defensive end Jason Strowbridge and offensive tackle Adam Parkey. Jones (groin/Achilles tendon) was previously ruled out, and Fejedelem was listed as doubtful.

Player Notes
Tyler Boyd Sep 24 11:10pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd has racked up 11 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown throughout his first two games of the year. With A.J. Green back in the mix after missing some time due to injury, concerns emerged as to whether or not Boyd would be able to produce a third-straight 1,000-yard season. Nonetheless, as the 25-year-old builds a familiar rapport with rookie signal-caller Joe Burrow, the door could open for an uptick in fantasy production moving head. While Green, John Ross III, and Tee Higgins will also be looking for Burrow's attention, Boyd may emerge as the undisputed No. 1 wideout for the team from a production standpoint. As far as his Week 3 outlook against the Eagles, fantasy managers should keep him starting, regardless of format.

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Joshua Kelley Sep 24 11:00pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley continues to get work as the No. 2 running back. Kelley received 52% of the snaps out of the backfield and 23 carries compared to the 16 that starter Austin Ekeler got. Kelley has now recorded 124 rushing yards on 35 attempts and has scored one touchdown in two games. He has also chipped in with a pair of catches for 49 yards. The Chargers have a favorable matchup against a Panthers Defense that has given up the sixth most points per game this season. Kelley is a solid option at the flex position for managers in Week 3.

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Keenan Allen Sep 24 11:00pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will look to build off of a strong Week 2 outing in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers. Allen was a beneficiary of rookie quarterback Justin Herbert drawing the last minute start over Tyrod Taylor (chest) this past Sunday. Allen capitalized by hauling in seven of his 10 targets for 96 yards. The Panthers Defense is 10th in the league in allowing the fewest receiving yards per game, but that same defense has allowed 32.5 points per game this year and that would increase the odds of Allen getting a chance for his first touchdown. Allen should be considered a low-end WR2 in Week 3.

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Hunter Henry Sep 24 11:00pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has been off to a hot start in 2020, but will have a tough challenge against the Panthers in Week 3. Henry has been one of the better options at a tough position and most importantly has looked healthy in two games. The Panthers have been successful in shutting down the tight end position thus far and have held Darren Waller, Jason Witten, O.J. Howard and Rob Gronkowski to just eight catches and 58 yards over the first two weeks. Henry should still be considered a TE1, but this will be his toughest test so far this season.

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A.J. Green Sep 24 10:50pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green hasn't had the most spectacular 2020 campaign but will attempt to get on track against Philadelphia in Week 3. Despite being targeted 22 times by rookie signal-caller Joe Burrow throughout the first two games of the year, the veteran has hauled in only eight of them for an unimpressive 80 yards. After having not played for nearly two years due to injury, the 32-year-old may have needed a game or two to get rid of any residual rust. While many are likely apprehensive about starting him against the Eagles due to his underwhelming play thus far, he has done enough throughout his career to earn another start or two before fantasy managers decide whether or not to pull the plug. For now, keep him starting.

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Austin Ekeler Sep 24 10:50pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler will look to continue his strong season with a matchup against the Panthers in Week 3. Ekeler has been sharing work with rookie Joshua Kelley and received 56% of the snaps in Week 2. Kelley also got a big chunk at 52% last Sunday. The backfield has worked out well so far for fantasy managers and Ekeler should be considered a low-end RB1 against a defense that is allowing 127.5 yards per game and 32.5 points. Ekeler has rushed for 177 yards on the season with five receptions for 58 yards.

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Joe Mixon Sep 24 10:40pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon will look to get things going against Philadelphia on Sunday. The 24-year-old has been a colossal disappointment through the first two games of the year, racking up an underwhelming 115 yards off of 35 attempts for a miserable 3.3 YPC. He has also hauled in just five catches for 42 yards. The former Sooner isn't a stranger to slow starts, especially since he didn't score on the ground until Week 11 of the 2019 campaign. Although Mixon hasn't done much to earn the trust of fantasy managers, there aren't many options with an upside as high as his. Keep him starting in all formats against the Eagles in Week 3.

From RotoBaller

Joe Burrow Sep 24 10:20pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will look to keep things on track in Week 3 against the Eagles. The rookie has had an impressive inaugural season, throwing for 509 yards, three touchdowns, and only one interception throughout his first two games. He has also racked up 65 yards and an additional score on 15 attempts on the ground. The 23-year-old has displayed maturity and game-management skills well beyond his years. Although he may have a few rough performances over the team's next 14 games, fantasy managers, especially in deep, Superflex leagues, shouldn't hesitate to roll with Burrow against Philadelphia on Sunday as the upside is certainly there.

From RotoBaller

Cleveland Browns Sep 24 9:40pm ET

The Cleveland Browns Defense is a solid fantasy option for their Week 3 matchup against the Washington Football Team. Washington's offense has not been very potent through two weeks, scoring 42 total points and while allowing seven sacks and committing two turnovers. Cleveland is installed as a seven-point home favorite in a game that could be rather low-scoring. Fire up the Browns defense as a top-10 fantasy option for Week 3.

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Leon Jacobs Sep 24 9:03pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Leon Jacobs (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 3 game and has been ruled out.

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Tyler Lockett Sep 24 8:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Spin: Lockett has caught 15 of his 16 targets this season and has 159 yards in two games. He will continue to be a focal point in the passing game and should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.

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Greg Olsen Sep 24 8:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks OT Duane Brown (foot, knee), DE Benson Mayowa (groin) and DE Rasheem Green (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 24. DT Jarran Reed (back), LB Cody Barton (quadriceps), OT Cedric Ogbuehi (pectoral), TE Will Dissly (Achilles) and CB Quinton Dunbar (knee) were limited during practice. CB Shaquill Griffin (shoulder), TE Greg Olsen (heel) and CB Neiko Thorpe (hip) fully participated in practice.

From TheHuddle

Chris Carson Sep 24 8:43pm ET

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Spin: Carson has rushed for 93 yards in two games but has been a big factor in the passing game with three receiving touchdowns in two weeks. He will continue to receive plenty of touches and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

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Aaron Donald Sep 24 8:33pm ET

Los Angeles Rams CB Darious Williams (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 24. OT Andrew Whitworth (non-injury) and DT Aaron Donald (non-injury) fully participated in practice.

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Sep 24 8:13pm ET

Chicago Bears DT John Jenkins (thumb) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Blake Bortles Sep 24 8:03pm ET

Free-agent QB Blake Bortles (Rams) officially signed with the Denver Broncos Thursday, Sept. 24. The Broncos also signed practice squad S P.J. Locke to their active roster. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

From TheHuddle

Younghoe Koo Sep 24 8:00pm ET

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo has started off the season strong. Koo has made all six field-goal attempts and 4 of 5 extra-points, including four kicks from at least 40 yards out. The 26-year-old is currently tied for second in the NFL with 22 points and plays for a high-powered offense that has exceeded 25 points in both contests this season. Chicago may be a more stout defense than Atlanta has faced so far, but they still rank 23th in fantasy points allowed to kickers. Koo has a good chance of finishing as a top-12 option at the kicking position.

From RotoBaller

Atlanta Falcons Sep 24 8:00pm ET

The Atlanta Falcons Defense should not be started in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears. There's good news and bad news for the Falcons defense. The good news is, they've registered four sacks and three fumble recoveries in two games. The bad news is they've allowed the most points-scored and the second-most yards allowed to opposing offenses. That is not a recipe for success when choosing a fantasy defense. Leave Atlanta's defense on the waiver wire.

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Hayden Hurst Sep 24 7:50pm ET

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst gets a favorable matchup in Week 3 against the Bears. Though the defense has been good against the pass overall, they have struggled against tight ends so far, ranking 21st in the league in fantasy points allowed to the position. Hurst is coming off his best effort so far, an eight-target game that yielded five catches, 72 yards and a score. The former Raven should continue to improve within the offense with each game and his already-decent chemistry with Matt Ryan is a good sign. Fire up Hurst as a low-end TE1, with upside for more.

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DeAndre Hopkins Sep 24 7:43pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Spin: Hopkins has been one of the best receivers during the first two weeks of the season and is a must-start option in all leagues.

From TheHuddle