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Jets WRs Crowder, Perriman and RT Fant out vs. Colts

Fri Sep 25 12:27pm ET
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Pro Football Writer

File-New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) prior to an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. New York Jets wide receivers Perriman and Jamison Crowder sat out practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, with injuries, and they could miss the team's game at Indianapolis on Sunday.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)


File-New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (82) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Buffalo Bills' Dean Marlowe (31) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. New York Jets wide receivers Breshad Perriman and Crowder sat out practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, with injuries, and they could miss the team's game at Indianapolis on Sunday. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)


NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman have been ruled out for the team's game at Indianapolis on Sunday because of injuries.

It will be the second straight game Crowder will miss with a hamstring injury, while Perriman was a long shot to be active after injuring his left ankle last Sunday against San Francisco. Coach Adam Gase said neither receiver is expected to be a candidate for injured reserve.

Gase also confirmed Friday that starting right tackle George Fant won't play against the Colts after suffering a concussion during practice Wednesday. Second-year offensive lineman Chuma Edoga, a third-round draft pick last year, will start in Fant's place.

With Crowder and Perriman out, the Jets have just Chris Hogan, Braxton Berrios and Josh Malone at the wide receiver spot on the active roster. Undrafted rookie Lawrence Cager is likely to be elevated from the practice squad, and New York also has D.J. Montgomery and Jaleel Scott there as options.

Rookie safety Ashtyn Davis was not expected to practice Friday with a groin injury, leaving his status for the game uncertain.

Cornerback Quincy Wilson continues to go through the concussion protocol, but is improving.

Center Connor McGovern was expected to be limited with a hamstring injury and there's hope he could still play Sunday.

''Part of his game is his movement, his ability to move around, so we'll see how he feels,'' Gase said. ''Even if he's able to kind of be available in a backup role, that's helpful for us, as well, in an emergency situation.''

Gase said cornerback Nate Hairston (hip) was also likely to be limited at practice.

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Player Notes
DeAndre Hopkins Sep 25 1:10pm ET

The Houston Texans have no interest in signing free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown. Houston traded All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals in the offseason and have gotten off to an 0-2 start against tough competition. They have a full receiver room, though, with Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller V, Randall Cobb, Kenny Stills, DeAndre Carter and Keke Coutee on the roster. Brown has plenty of talent, but he's become a headache because of off-the-field issues, and the NFL suspended him eight games for the 2020 season. Some teams have interest in the former Steeler for later this season, including the Seahawks, but it appears the Texans won't be one of them. Brown might be worth stashing in deeper leagues for the end of the year, but ultimately his fantasy value will depend on where he lands.

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Jamison Crowder Sep 25 12:50pm ET

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said that wide receivers Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (ankle) have been ruled out for Week 3 against the Colts. It'll be Crowder's second straight missed game. The Jets offense is an absolute disaster right now, as running back Le'Veon Bell is also out for multiple weeks. Chris Hogan and Braxton Berrios will be quarterback Sam Darnold's top targets this Sunday, making Indy's defense an excellent streaming option. You'd have to be really desperate to consider Hogan or Berrios in a flex spot in the deepest of leagues. Tight end Chris Herndon had a quiet Week 2, but he has some sleeper appeal with all of New York's pass-catchers injured.

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Jonathan Taylor Sep 25 12:40pm ET

Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor will make his second consecutive start against the Jets in Week 3. Taylor had a whopping 26 carries in Week 2 and was able to rush for over 100 yards. The Jets Defense has given up an average of 140 rushing yards per game over the first two weeks, so Taylor will look to build on last week's performance. Taylor's 3.9 yards per carry last week was a bit lackluster, but his heavy workload gives him a great opportunity to put up a respectable amount of fantasy points. He has also shown that he can be an option in the passing game, so he adds some value there. He has a DFS price of $7,000 and should definitely be considered a great starting option this week.

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T Y Hilton Sep 25 12:40pm ET

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has not had a great start to the season, catching just seven passes for 81 yards thus far. He has a good matchup this week against the Jets, but it seems as if the Colts are going to be a run-first team after having success last week. With just seven catches over his first two games, Hilton is clearly still trying to build a relationship with quarterback Philip Rivers. He will have a good opportunity to see targets, considering the Colts are banged up at tight end and wide receiver. This will be as good a week as any for Hilton to get his season going. At a DFS price of $5,600, Hilton could potentially be a sneaky good flex option this week.

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Mo Alie-Cox Sep 25 12:40pm ET

Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox got the start in Week 2 and took advantage of it, catching five passes for 111 yards. It was his first fantasy relevant game of his career, so it is difficult to expect him to have another strong performance in back-to-back weeks. QuarterbackPhilip Rivers has a good history with tight ends, so it is understandable that Rivers liked Alie-Cox's massive frame. There is a lot of uncertainty for Alie-Cox's snap count this week due to Jack Doyle's status being undetermined at this point. Fantasy owners are probably thinking that Alie-Cox has a chance to have another good performance against a bad Jets team, but there is more bust potential than boom potential.

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Alshon Jeffery Sep 25 12:40pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (foot) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Bengals. Jeffery has yet to play this season but is trending upwards and has a chance to make his 2020 debut within the next few weeks, barring some sort of setback. The Eagles need him back, too, as they put rookie first-round receiver Jalen Reagor (thumb) on Injured Reserve this week. DeSean Jackson, Greg Ward Jr. and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside should operate in three-receiver sets moving forward, with D-Jax being the only real fantasy option in standard-sized leagues as more of a boom/bust WR3/flex for fantasy managers. Philly should continue to target tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert heavily as well.

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Philip Rivers Sep 25 12:30pm ET

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is set to face off against the New York Jets this Sunday. The Jets Defense had a miserable Week 1 against the pass when Bills quarterbackJosh Allen shredded their secondary. They had a better Week 2 against the pass, specifically because the 49ers got up early and ran the ball. It is reasonable to expect the same type of performance from the Colts offense this week after they had success running the ball in Week 2. A run-dominant offense makes Rivers a bad play for Week 3 against the Jets. Rivers also has not had a great start to the season, with just two passing touchdowns to three interceptions and an average passer rating of 92.3. Rivers has a DFS price of $6,000, but there are better options out there for relatively the same price.

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Jordan Akins Sep 25 11:50am ET

Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins has clearly taken the reins as the No. 1 tight end for the Texans, playing over 80 percent of offensive snaps in Week 1 and Week 2 this year. Last week against Baltimore, Akins was targeted seven times, catching all of them for 55 yards. This week's matchup with the Steelers is a tough one and we're not quite sold on Akins having the same level of usage in Week 3 that he did in Week 2, but he's trending in the right direction and is an upside streaming play for fantasy managers who find themselves with a need at tight end.

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Brandin Cooks Sep 25 11:40am ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quad) showed some encouraging signs in Week 2, being targeted eight times and finishing with five receptions for 95 yards. Cooks was eighth in the league in air yards last week. If Cooks is trending towards being quarterback Deshaun Watson's top deep option, he'll always have boom potential, but this receiving corps is just too messy and this Steelers Defense is just too good for us to consider him as anything more than a risky WR3/4 play with some upside on Sunday.

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Raheem Mostert Sep 25 11:40am ET

San Francisco 49ers running backs Raheem Mostert (knee) and Tevin Coleman (knee) have both officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Both players sustained knee injuries in the team's Week 2 win over the New York Jets. The team has said that they expect to be without Coleman for about four weeks, whereas Mostert, who is dealing with an MCL injury, could be back sooner. Mostert should be held in all fantasy leagues while Coleman should be dropped anywhere he's owned. In the short term, Jerick McKinnon stands to benefit most and is a solid RB2 in Week 3, especially in PPR leagues. Jeff Wilson Jr. is also a potential flex option and rookie JaMycal Hasty will likely get some opportunities as well.

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Randall Cobb Sep 25 11:40am ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb was expected to be a key part of the underneath game for the Texans in 2020, but so far has been an afterthought. After a five-catch, 59-yard Week 2, a few things have become clear. First, Cobb has just enough usage to make him a viable flex option in a 14-team league. Second, Cobb has a low enough floor to make playing him in a deep league still a risky proposition. Maybe his role will grow as the season rolls along, but for now you can consider him a fringe option in full PPR and not worth a play in standard scoring due to his reliance on short receptions.

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Will Fuller Sep 25 11:30am ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V was the team's leading receiver in Week 1, then wasn't targeted in Week 2. So, what do we make of this heading into Sunday's Week 3 contest against the Steelers? It should be noted that Fuller dealt with hamstring issues during that Week 2 game against Baltimore and that he seems to be good to go in Week 3. Still, no targets? It's really hard to trust Fuller against a good Steelers secondary, setting him up to be a high-ceiling, zero-floor WR3 option this week. Fuller could break off a 70-yard touchdown, or he could have no receptions for a second week in a row.

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Nick Mullens Sep 25 11:30am ET

The San Francisco 49ers have officially named quarterback Nick Mullens their starter in Week 3 against the New York Giants. Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) will be sidelined for the game as he continues to nurse a high ankle sprain. Mullens isn't someone worth starting in fantasy in Week 3. The 49ers will likely be very conservative on offense, calling a lot of running plays and dump-offs. Mullens played the second half of the team's game in Week 2 against the New York Jets and completed eight of 11 passes for 71 yards and an interception. He was also sacked twice. All 49ers pass-catchers suffer with Mullens under center, though none of them other than George Kittle (knee) if he suits up, figured to be solid starting options this week regardless.

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Deshaun Watson Sep 25 11:20am ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has had some tough matchups to open the 2020 NFL season and that continues on Sunday as he faces the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh's defense is a talented group that should be able to pressure Watson and force early throws into a strong secondary, limiting his ceiling. Still, Deshaun Watson is Deshaun Watson, a multi-pronged threat who can bide time with his feet and search for mismatches in the deep passing game, so you're definitely playing him in any season-long league where you have him rostered. He's just risky enough to avoid in most of your DFS contests, though.

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David Johnson Sep 25 11:20am ET

Houston Texans running back David Johnson is an incredibly risky play in Week 3 against a Steelers Defense that's allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. Johnson will look to do better than Giants back Saquon Barkley, who had just six rushing yards against Pittsburgh in Week 1. Johnson's still got a decent floor because of his projected share of the rushing attempts in this one and his usage in the passing game, but he's also got a low, low ceiling in this meeting. He's a risky RB3 option.

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Derrick Henry Sep 25 11:10am ET

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will be looking for the end zone for the first time this season Sunday against the winless Vikings. He's rushed for exactly 200 yards so far this year, but that has come on 56 carries. "I think we all just need to focus on improving, and getting better each week," Henry said. "And that's what we want to do as a whole, and that's what we'll continue to work on. Eventually, things will happen. So we're just focusing on improving, and getting better as a whole and it will eventually happen for us." Henry is averaging 3.6 yards per carry, with a long run of 14 yards. He's still a solid RB1 in all league formats based on volume alone.

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Corey Davis Sep 25 11:00am ET

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis faces a young Minnesota Vikings secondary that has been outscored 71 to 45 in the first two games of the season. The matchup is enticing as he goes up against a Vikings Defense that has already allowed four receivers to go for 60-plus yards this season. Fellow receiver A.J. Brown missed another practice Thursday. If Brown misses another game Davis should be worthy of a flex start in most league formats. He's off to a solid start this year, with 10 catches and 137 yards through two games.

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Julio Jones Sep 25 11:00am ET

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) could be trending towards missing the team's game against the Chicago Bears this week. On Friday morning, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Jones's status is "very much up in the air" for Week 3. Jones played with a strained hamstring in Week 2, but the injury unfortunately got worse over the course of the game, which has prevented Jones from practicing this week. If Jones indeed sits in Week 3, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage and Hayden Hurst stand to benefit most, while Matt Ryan's value decreases.

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Jonnu Smith Sep 25 11:00am ET

Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith Is enjoying a breakout campaign, as he's now totaled three touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season. He faces a Vikings team that just allowed over 100 yards to Colts tight end Mo Allie-Cox in week two. Titans receiver A.J. Brown missed another practice Thursday. If he misses another game, Smith should see a heavy amount of targets and should be started with confidence in all league formats.

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Zack Moss Sep 25 10:50am ET

Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss (toe) has been ruled out for the team's Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Moss is dealing with a toe injury that has kept him out of practice all week. With Moss sidelined, Devin Singletary gets a big boost in value and should be considered a solid RB2 start in all formats. We should also see T.J. Yeldon make his 2020 debut as he's been inactive for the first two weeks of the year, but he isn't someone worth targeting in fantasy leagues. Moss has rushed for 48 yards on 17 carries so far this year. He also has three catches for 16 yards and a touchdown. Make sure to keep him on your roster. Hopefully, he'll be able to return to the field in Week 4.

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