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The Latest: Son charged in deaths of ex-NFL lineman, wife

Fri Aug 23 3:23pm ET

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Latest on the deaths of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol, in Minnesota (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

Authorities in Minnesota have charged the son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett in Bennett's death.

Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol, were found dead in their home in Long Prairie, a small town about two hours northwest of Minneapolis, on Wednesday. Their 22-year-old son Dylan has been sought since then.

Both Bennetts were shot. A criminal complaint says Dylan Bennett's car was at the scene with an empty box for a 9 mm handgun inside, along with ammunition. Authorities say they traced transactions after the Bennetts' death suggesting Dylan Bennett had flown to Mexico, and a warrant has been issued.

The complaint says Barry Bennett reported in December that Dylan had expressed thoughts of killing his parents while in a mental health facility.

Barry Bennett played 11 seasons with New Orleans, the New York Jets and Minnesota.

Player Notes
Breshad Perriman Sep 30 1:00pm ET

New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (ankle) has been ruled out for the Week 4 matchup versus the Denver Broncos. Head coach Adam Gase mentioned that Perriman could miss roughly a week or two. There's hope that Perriman will be able to play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5. Until then, Chris Hogan, Braxton Berrios, and possibly Jamison Crowder (hamstring) will be leaned on in the passing game. Perriman wasn't playing well before the injury, so he might only be a deep league option at this point.

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Russell Wilson Sep 30 1:00pm ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is averaging over 34 fantasy points per game, and he's got a great shot to continue that roll in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones (groin/Achilles) is still dealing with an injury, and Wilson has just been cooking. Even against the New England Patriots, he threw for just short of 300 yards with five touchdowns and one interception that wasn't his fault. With his weapons, there is zero reason for Wilson to ever end up on your bench. You're starting him this week regardless of the cross-country trip.

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Chris Hogan Sep 30 1:00pm ET

New York Jets wide receiver Chris Hogan was held without a catch during the Week 3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He hauled in six receptions the week prior, but couldn't do anything here. He'll get a favorable matchup against the Denver Broncos who have allowed the third most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Sadly, the Jets passing game is something that can't be trusted right now. Possibly, Hogan can be used as a desperation flex option in deep leagues, but he's tough to trust after his zero catch performance.

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Dak Prescott Sep 30 1:00pm ET

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is a top tier fantasy option for a Week 4 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Prescott has been incredible so far this season, mostly buoyed by a likely unsustainable passing volume. He's currently on pace to make 768 pass attempts this season, but he has shown that he can still do plenty of damage with fewer chances. Prescott is a top-five QB1 for Week 4 and should continue to be an easy QB1 throughout the season.

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Kalen Ballage Sep 30 12:40pm ET

New York Jets running back Kalen Ballage has only three rushing attempts on the season, but was able to produce some PPR value last week. Ballage rushed two times for eight yards and caught five passes for 44 yards through the air in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He was heavily used as the receiving back, but fantasy owners shouldn't trust that will happen every week. He's a desperation flier option against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.

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Jamison Crowder Sep 30 12:40pm ET

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring) was limited during Tuesday's practice. He has been unable to play each of the last two weeks, but is desperately needed on the Jets offense. He looked solid during their Week 1 contest, but sadly has been sidelined with a hamstring issue since then. It's a short week with the Jets facing the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. It's possible that Crowder takes the field, but more information probably won't be known until closer to game time. Fantasy owners should be able to count on Crowder as a low-end WR3, assuming he returns for Week 4.

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Frank Gore Sep 30 12:30pm ET

New York Jets running back Frank Gore has been heavily involved in the offense over the last few weeks. He saw 15 carries for 57 yards in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts last week. He is expected to continue carrying the ball quite a bit with Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) still sidelined. The veteran running back has been doing his best, but isn't a reliable option in 12-team leagues right now. He could have some value in deep leagues versus the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.

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La'Mical Perine Sep 30 12:30pm ET

New York Jets running back La'Mical Perine has been unable to find much room to run early in the season. He made his NFL debut in Week 2, but hasn't been able to impress the team. Perine has 10 rushing attempts for 41 yards through two games. He'll have a tough challenge against the Denver Broncos who allowed 2.7 yards per carry against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. Perine has some stashing value, but won't be worth using against the Broncos elite run defense.

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Sam Darnold Sep 30 12:10pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is coming off his worst performance of the 2020 campaign. He completed 17 of 29 passing attempts for 168 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Darnold has not looked sharp all season long, but it's not all his fault. The Jets are without star running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) and both their top receivers are banged up. Darnold does not have much upside right now and should be ignored in basically all formats for Thursday's game against the Denver Broncos.

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Le'Veon Bell Sep 30 11:43am ET

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) intends to play when he's eligible to come off the Reserve/Injured list in Week 5.

Fantasy Spin: Bell would be a midrange RB2, but his value is starting to plummet after a poor season last year and a rough start to '20.

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Timmy Jernigan Sep 30 11:43am ET

Free-agent DT Timmy Jernigan (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed deal with the Denver Broncos Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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D.J. Chark Sep 30 11:40am ET

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that he expects wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. (back, chest) to be a limited participant in practice on Wednesday after he missed the team's Week 3 game last Thursday. Barring any setbacks this week, it looks like he'll return to action this Sunday against the Bengals. The Jags passing attack looked lost against Miami last week without Chark in the fold, so he should see a decent amount of targets from quarterback Gardner Minshew II this week. Rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. and Keelan Cole have had their moments in the first three weeks, but Chark remains the team's No. 1 passing option when he's healthy. Consider him on the WR3/flex radar for Week 4.

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Jalen Reagor Sep 30 11:40am ET

The Philadelphia Eagles placed rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor (thumb) on Injured Reserve on Wednesday, and the first-round pick is expected to be out for more than three weeks. The Eagles are hoping that Reagor can return after their Week 9 bye, so the speed demon can likely be dropped in shallow leagues if you don't have room to stash him. Philly's offense is really beat up with injuries to Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Dallas Goedert (ankle), while DeSean Jackson is also dealing with a nagging injury. Greg Ward Jr. is worth a waiver-wire pickup heading into Week 4 against the 49ers, but both he and D-Jax will be boom/bust WR4/flex options in deeper leagues. Zach Ertz has high-end TE1 potential.

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Henry Ruggs III Sep 30 11:20am ET

Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (hamstring) is considered a long shot to play in Week 4 against the Bills due to a lingering hamstring injury, according to a source. The first-rounder shouldn't be out for an extended amount of time, but it's a concern for a player that relies heavily on his speed. Ruggs is also dealing with a knee ailment, and both injuries are a concern to the team. The rookie also sat out last week, so you'll need to temper expectations for the speedster when he gets back on the field. With fellow rookie Bryan Edwards also out this Sunday, it should be Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones and Nelson Agholor in three-wide sets against a tough Bills Defense. The only pass-catcher for Las Vegas that you should be starting is tight end Darren Waller.

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Bryan Edwards Sep 30 11:10am ET

Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver Bryan Edwards (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Bills as he battles an ankle sprain, according to a source. Edwards is considered week-to-week moving forward. There's a chance that the No. 81 overall pick in this year's draft misses additional games. Fellow rookie Henry Ruggs III missed last week with an injury, so the Raiders could be short-handed at the position in a tough matchup this Sunday. If both rookies are inactive, it would be Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones and Nelson Agholor in three-wide sets. Tight end Darren Waller figures to dominate the passing-game targets yet again, and he's really the only pass-catcher of this group worth using in starting lineups for Las Vegas.

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Chase Young Sep 30 11:10am ET

Washington Football Team rookie pass-rusher Chase Young (groin) suffered a moderate groin strain in the Week 3 loss to the Browns and is expected to be out in Week 4 against the Ravens, according to sources. The No. 2 overall pick already has 2.5 sacks in his first three games, but he's considered week-to-week at this point. The former Ohio State star has asserted himself at the next level right away and has become relevant in IDP leagues right off the bat, but you'll have to look elsewhere this week and possibly next. Against a high-powered Baltimore offense that is looking to bounce back after losing to the Chiefs on Monday night, Washington's defense shouldn't be in anyone's starting lineup this weekend, especially with Young on the sidelines.

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Chris Godwin Sep 30 11:00am ET

An MRI exam on Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) on Tuesday confirmed a mild hamstring pull, according to a source. Godwin will be out for Week 4 against the Chargers and could also miss next Thursday's game against the Bears, but he shouldn't be out much more after that. You'll obviously need to sit Godwin on your bench if you roster him. In two games in 2020, the 24-year-old has been productive with 11 catches on 13 targets for 143 yards and a touchdown. His absence will mean more looks for both Mike Evans and Scotty Miller. Evans is a must-start each and every week, while Miller will become a flex sleeper in deeper PPR leagues.

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Bryan Edwards Sep 30 10:59am ET

Edwards is expected to be sidelined for the Raiders' Week 4 game against the Bills after spraining his ankle in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Chris Godwin Sep 30 9:23am ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) has a mild hamstring pull that will keep him out for Week 4.

Fantasy Spin: He could also miss Week 5 since it's on Thursday night. Justin Watson, who had two catches for 48 yards last week, figures to be a hot pickup on waivers. He'll be a flex option if Scotty Miller (hip, groin) continues to be ailed.

From TheHuddle

Adrian Peterson Sep 30 2:30am ET

Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson had more snaps, carries and yards than the rest of the team's backfield in the Week 3 win over the Cardinals. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell made it sound as though Peterson could wind up being the lead back for the team in the immediate future. Detroit went with a committee approach the first two weeks, but AD played 40 snaps last Sunday and carried the ball 22 times for 75 yards while also catching a pass for 10 yards. Bevell was the future Hall of Famer's coach back when he was with the Vikings, so they have some history. Peterson has outperformed rookie D'Andre Swift and Kerryon Johnson, so the younger backs will continue to spell him in certain situations. Peterson doesn't have a ton of upside left towards the end of his career, but he'll be in the RB3/flex consideration because of his secure role as the leader (for now) of this backfield.

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