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Jags without PK Lambo, C Linder vs Dolphins, maybe WR Chark

Wed Sep 23 4:31pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo (4) warms up on the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen)


Jacksonville Jaguars center Brandon Linder (65) is helped by medial personnel after being injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without place-kicker Josh Lambo for at least the next three games.

The team placed Lambo on injured reserve Wednesday with a hip injury and called up rookie Brandon Wright from the practice squad. Wright will make his NFL debut Thursday night against Miami.

Jacksonville also will be without center Brandon Linder (knee) and could be without receiver DJ Chark (chest/back). Chark is listed as questionable.

Lambo has been as reliable as anyone in the league over the past four years. He has made 74 of 78 field-goal attempts since signing with the Jaguars in 2017, including 11 of 12 from beyond 50 yards. He also has made 66 of 71 extra points.

Watson joined the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie from Georgia State. Jacksonville placed him on the practice squad after final cuts because of COVID-19 uncertainty, knowing he can punt and kick.

Veteran backup Tyler Shatley will replace Linder in the starting lineup. Shatley started 15 games over the previous four seasons.

Player Notes
Adrian Peterson Sep 23 4:30pm ET

Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson will try and hold onto the starter's role in Week 3 against the Cardinals. After posting 93 rushing yards in Week 1, that number fell to 41 last week while splitting carries with teammates Kerryon Johnson and D'Andre Swift. The Lions running backs, however, will have a favorable matchup against a Cardinals Defense that is allowing the fourth most fantasy points to running backs through two games. Arizona has already allowed three different runners to post 10-plus fantasy points, giving Peterson a chance to provide RB3/FLEX fantasy value in Week 3.

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Dalvin Cook Sep 23 4:20pm ET

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will be an X-factor Sunday against the Titans in Week 3. Minnesota is 0-2 and absolutely need a victory against a Titans Defense that is allowing the 14th most fantasy points through two games. Cook has been held in check from a rushing yards perspective but already has three touchdowns on the season. The Titans have already allowed 10-plus fantasy points to three different running backs this season, setting up Cook to post RB1 numbers in Week 3.

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Aaron Jones Sep 23 4:20pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will look to stay hot against the Saints in Week 3. Jones exploded last week for 228 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns and now has four total touchdowns on the season. Jones and Co. will face a Saints Defense is allowing the 14th fewest fantasy points to opposing backs through two games this season but their defense has certainly given up their share of points. Jones is one of the hottest offensive weapons in the NFL right now and should continue to post RB1 fantasy numbers in Week 3.

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Marquez Valdes-Scantling Sep 23 4:10pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling could be the featured receiver against the high-powered Saints in Week 3. With star teammate Davante Adams' (hamstring) status up in the air, Valdes-Scantling could see plenty of targets as the Packers offense is off to a great start this season. The 25-year-old has 160 yards and one touchdown through two games and will face a Saints Defense that is allowing the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers. New Orleans has not allowed a receiver to post more than 79 receiving yards to a pass-catcher through two games and quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been on fire in the early portions of the season. Valdes-Scantling will carry excellent DFS fantasy value for Week 3.

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Marvin Jones Sep 23 4:10pm ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. will try and jump-start a Lions offense in Week 3 against the Cardinals. Jones Jr. has struggled to fill in for injured teammate Kenny Golladay, posting only 78 receiving yards with one touchdown in two games. The Lions will face a Cardinals Defense that has allowed the fewest fantasy points to receivers during the early portion of this season. Jones Jr. is worth rostering in most fantasy formats but does not deserve a start in Week 3.

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Ezekiel Elliott Sep 23 4:00pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is one of the best fantasy running back options in a Week 3 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks Defense has been good against the run this season, but they've also only taken on the Falcons and the Patriots, two teams who don't focus on the running game much. Meanwhile, "Zeke" has 185 rushing yards and 64 receiving yards already. He's a surefire RB1 with easy-to-see overall RB1 upside this week.

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Justin Jefferson Sep 23 3:50pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will try and continue his maturation Week 3 against the Titans. Jefferson caught three passes for 44 yards last week as he continues to slowly earn the team's trust within the offense. He will go up against a talented Titans Defense as the rookie continues to battle for targets with teammate Bisi Johnson. The Vikings offense is under the microscope to perform and Jefferson is hoping he can be one of the solutions. Despite his slow uptick in production, Jefferson is far from being fantasy viable at this point heading into Week 3.

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Allen Robinson Sep 23 3:50pm ET

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is off to a slow start this season but has a fantastic matchup against the Falcons in Week 3. Robinson has posted only 107 yards through the first two games but the Falcons secondary has been getting torched. Atlanta's defense is currently allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing receivers and have already allowed four opponents to post 90-plus receiving yards against them. Robinson's fantasy value, however, is tied to the inconsistent arm of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, making him a promising, but volatile, WR1/2 in Week 3.

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Dak Prescott Sep 23 3:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had an outstanding game in Week 2 and is set for another big game in Week 3. The Cowboys will take on the Seattle Seahawks in what should be a high scoring game with two powerful quarterbacks at the reins. Prescott scored three rushing touchdowns last week while throwing for 450 yards. He'll be an elite QB1 option again in Week 3 and needs to be started in all formats.

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Anthony Miller Sep 23 3:50pm ET

Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller will have a chance to bounce back from his catch-less performance in Week 2 against the Falcons this week. After posting 76 receiving yards and a game-winning touchdown in Week 1, Miller was shut out against the Giants. He will now go against a Falcons Defense that is, through two games, allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing pass-catchers. Atlanta has already allowed four different receivers to post 90 or more yards against them, setting up an opportunity for Miller to get back in the box score. While the matchup lines up favorably, Miller is a highly volatile fantasy option for Week 3.

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Kirk Cousins Sep 23 3:40pm ET

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will try and bounce back from a horrific Week 2 performance this week against the Titans. Cousins posted, perhaps, one of his worst statistical lines of his career last week, completing only 11-of-26 passes for 113 yards and three interceptions. The veteran passer already has four interceptions on the season and will go up against a Titans Defense that is allowing the 18th most fantasy points to passers through two games. The Vikings are 0-2 and need a win desperately and their success in Week 3 will be tied to the play of Cousins. Until he can prove otherwise, Cousins should be a fantasy stay-away against the Titans.

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Adam Thielen Sep 23 3:40pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will try and get back on the right track in Week 3 against the Titans. After a promising Week 1, Thielen caught only three passes for 31 yards and the Vikings offense imploded against the Colts. The Vikings will now go up against a Titans Defense that has allowed the 15th most fantasy points to opposing receivers and have not allowed more than 84 yards to a receiver. The Vikings season already is on the line and will need to feature Thielen to achieve success. The veteran receiver will carry WR1 value, albeit with a low floor, in Week 3.

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Mitch Trubisky Sep 23 3:30pm ET

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is off to an inconsistent start through the first two games. He has completed only 59.7% of his passes but has five touchdowns through his first six quarters of play. He will have a chance to improve upon those numbers against a Falcons Defense in Week 3 that currently is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing passers. It's early but Atlanta is allowing an astounding 386 passing yards a game, including three rushing touchdowns and five passing touchdowns. Trubisky is averaging only 216 passing yards this season but that is a number he should easily eclipse in Week 3. Trubisky has a shot at posting top-15 fantasy numbers among quarterbacks and should be a solid QB2 against the Falcons.

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D.J. Chark Sep 23 3:23pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark Jr. (back, chest) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players should check the inactive list for Chark's official status. He can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option if he is able to play, but players will need other options available in case he is ruled out.

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Josh Lambo Sep 23 3:23pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars PK Josh Lambo (hip) will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list because of a hip injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

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Matthew Stafford Sep 23 3:20pm ET

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford could surprise in fantasy heading into the team's Week 3 matchup against the Cardinals. It has been a brutal start for the Lions combined with mediocre production from the Lions offense. Stafford, through two games, has passed for three touchdowns, two interceptions and is completing only 58.7% of his passes. He will go up against a Cardinals Defense that is allowing the seventh fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. But Arizona has lined up against Jimmy Garoppolo and Dwayne Haskins Jr., two quarterbacks that do not enjoy the talent that Stafford possesses. With star receiver Kenny Golladay returning to practice and on course to play in Week 3, Stafford could finally fulfill the fantasy buzz he garnered in the offseason.

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Philadelphia Eagles Sep 23 3:10pm ET

The Philadelphia Eagles Defense will look to bounce back after a rough Week 2 performance in their Week 3 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Eagles defense allowed the Rams to score 37 points last week, with Rams quarterback Jared Goff looking comfortable all game. The Eagles only recorded one sack. Going up against the Bengals this week, who have one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, the Eagles should theoretically play well, but they've been too inconsistent even through just two weeks to trust as a high-end defense. They're somewhere in the 12-15 range of fantasy defenses in Week 3.

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Davante Adams Sep 23 3:10pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (hamstring) will be questionable heading into Week 3, but his injury may not be as serious as many thought last Sunday. Adams is the unquestioned No. 1 receiver on the team and was held out of the second half of the Packers 42-21 win over the Lions with the injury. But head coach Matt LaFleur downplayed the severity, telling reporters: "I know he wanted to go back in the game. I just told him, 'Hey, let's see how these next few series go and see if we need you.' ... If we don't need him, we didn't want to put him back in a position to do further harm to his own body." So the fact that the coaching staff was considering clearing him to return to play during the game should give fantasy managers a sigh of relief. Adams' status will need to be monitored all the way through the week, perhaps up to game time against the Saints.

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Aaron Rodgers Sep 23 3:10pm ET

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is off to a hot start and will have a prime chance to keep it going in Week 3 against the Saints. Through two games, Rodgers already has six touchdowns, zero interceptions and 604 yards. The future Hall of Famer will go up against a Saints Defense that has already allowed five touchdowns and an average of 260.5 passing yards to Tom Brady and Derek Carr. No offense to Brady, but Rodgers is still a different breed of quarterback at the respective stages of their careers. Rodgers' fantasy value could be affected by the availability of star receiver Davante Adams (hamstring) but the veteran passer should be considered a QB1 for Week 3.

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Jalen Reagor Sep 23 3:00pm ET

The Philadelphia Eagles are saying that rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor (thumb) is dealing with a UCL tear in his thumb. The first-round pick left the game in the Week 2 loss to the Rams but returned and played through the injury. With Reagor expected to miss a few weeks, the Eagles are expected to place him on the Injured Reserve, which means he'd have to miss at least three games. The talented 21-year-old out of TCU had five catches on eight targets for 96 yards through the first two weeks, and his role was growing before the injury. DeSean Jackson will continue to function as the team's No. 1 wideout, with J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward and John Hightower battling for playing time after that. Reagor has the talent to make it worth stashing him in deeper leagues, and fantasy managers in dynasty/keeper leagues should definitely be holding him.

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