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Evan Engram caught five passes for 45 yards in 27-24 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Evan Engram on the season has 13 catches for 138 yards and one touchdown. Engram serves as the team's No. 4 receiver of sorts, and given the Giants run three-wide sets most of the time with Engram also on the field, he's a fairly regular part of the offense. At 6-3, 234 and with 4.42 speed, Engram is a physical freak, but as a rookie TE, he's still learning the game and the team's overly complex (and largely ineffective) offensive system.

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Deshaun Watson nearly led the Houston Texans to an unlikely victory over the New England Patriots. Throwing for 33 attempts and completing 22 for 301 yards, two Touchdowns and two Interceptions. Watson also showcased his ability as a dual threat Quarterback, adding 41 yards on rushing- albeit with two fumbles.

Fantasy Impact: Deshaun Watson showed himself to be a capable streaming option against the Patriots. With Watson able to give you a solid floor with his rushing ability, along with his improved passing work over the past few weeks expect his fantasy value to increase

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Eli Manning completed 35 out of 47 passes for 366 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 27-24 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Eli Manning on the season has 825 yards passing with four touchdowns. Manning got off to a miserable start to the game, throwing a pair of picks as his team was held off the board through the first three quarters. He caught fire in the fourth, however, completing two short touchdown passes to Odell Beckham before Sterling Shepard took one 77 yards to the house. Unfortunately, Manning was unable to do much with his last possessions and saw the hosts convert a 61-yard field goal as time expired to win it. Despite the loss, the veteran finally broke out for a big performance and will look to do the same next week against the Buccaneers.

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With starting CB's Marshon Lattimore (concussion) and Sterling Moore (chest) both out this game CB Ken Crawley answered well to be the next man up call. Crawley recorded eight tackles, one assist, and two passes defended leading the Saints defense in the win over Carolina. The fact that he played so well surely caught Carolina off guard while he was filling in. He may have earned himself an extended look on defense going forward.

Fantasy Impact: By all accounts, Crawley probably wasn't in too many lineups in Week 3. And it would be a tough call at this point for fantasy owners to warrant a roster spot for him now. Latimore has had some injury issues so far in his rookie year so his owners will want to keep tabs on Crawley. This was only one game so temper expectations, but it is possible that we soon see him pushing Moore or even P.J. Williams for snaps going forward.

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Michael Crabtree suffered a chest injury in Week 3 against the Redskins. Crabtree had just one catch for seven yards before exiting.

Fantasy Impact: X-rays were negative on Crabtree's injury. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates throughout the week to see if the 30-year-old wide receiver will be able to play in Week 4.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Seth Roberts caught 4-of-5 passes for 20 yards in Week 3 against the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Roberts set a career high with his four catches but could only manage 20 yards. The 26-year-old wide receiver could see an expanded role in Week 4 if fellow receiver Michael Crabtree cant go with a rib injury.

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Amari Cooper caught one of five targets for six yards during Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: The Redskins defense was able to shut down the Raiders on Sunday night. Cooper only ended up seeing five targets in the game. The 23-year-old WR did not help himself but dropping multiple passes. Cooper has a tough test in Week 4 as the Raiders face the Broncos. Fantasy owners need to hold onto Cooper but may want to sit him against Denver.

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LB Deion Jones recorded a stat line of six solo tackles, one assist, and one pass defended in Week 3 in Atlanta's win over Detriot.

Fantasy Impact: Jones is not currently lighting up the stat sheet as much as many fantasy owners expected so far. But consistency as a solid IDP play is still an advantage and he has provided that. Owners should continue to insert him into their lineups as he'll eventually hit on some bigger game totals.

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Martellus Bennett caught 3-of-4 targets for 12 yards in the Packers' Week 3 win over the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Bennett is off to a slow start this season with just 11 catches on 21 targets. The Packers have been needing Bennett to help in pass protection as their line is struggling. Bennett is also not helping himself by dropping most of his targets. Bennett will look to finally have a breakout game on Thursday when the Packers face the Bears.

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Aaron Rodgers completed 28 of 42 passes for 313 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception during Sunday's 27-24 overtime victory over the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers had a rough start to the game on Sunday getting sacked five times in the first half and throwing a pick-six. The 33-year-old QB came back and had a nice day for fantasy owners. Rodgers has a great matchup on Thursday when the Packers face the Bears.

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DB Brian Poole had a combined nine tackles and two passes defended. The effort helped lead Atlanta's secondary to hold Matt Stafford to 25/45 for 264 yards and an 80.2 passer rating.

Fantasy Impact: Something that fantasy owners might want to pay attention to with Poole is the fact that he now leads the entire Atlanta defense in total combined tackles (22) thru the first three weeks. This fact makes him a prime player to inserted into lineups on a weekly basis.

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Rookie DE Takkarist McKinley recorded the sack, a pass defended and two tackles in Week 3. The pass defended was a batted ball at the line of scrimmage.

Fantasy Impact: McKinley received more snaps Sunday and he showed his potential for fantasy owners in return. As of now with Vic Beasley out those snaps should at the worst remain the same. If he can continue this type of production on the field he could very well increase or at the worse keep this portion of the rotation as a pass rusher even after Beasley's return. Ideally, fantasy owners would like to see McKinley become a force as a run stopper. But until head coach Dan Quin decides he wants the rookie in on all the defensive packages fantasy owners will have to wait it out. When he does decide this McKinley has top 10 "upside".

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The Vikings' DST had a good effort against the Buccaneers, registering two sacks and three interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: The Buccaneers were having trouble getting anything going with the Vikings' pressure. Xavier Rhodes and Everson Griffen once again led the way for the D. On the field, this is one of the better defenses in the league, so it is encouraging that we are starting to see turnovers as well. Next week the Vikings host Detroit.

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The Oakland Raider defense was taken to the woodshed Sunday night by Kirk Cousins and the Redskins in a 27-10 drubbing on national TV. They allowed 365 yards and three TDs through the air and another 116 on the ground. Linebacker Cory James led the team in tackles with 12, with six of those solo. Khalil Mack recorded the team's only sack and also led the team in quarterback hits with three. David Amerson led with three passes defended.

Fantasy Impact: Khalil Mack was the BeastMode tonight and there were some decent plays on defense but there were plenty of 'eye violations' as well. The Raiders defense is a work-in-progress.

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Latavius Murray rushed two times for five yards in Week 3 for the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Murray saw fewer touches in the this game than Jerick McKinnon, and is now relegated to a role only to give Dalvin Cook a breather. He may not even be the handcuff to Cook anymore. In a game the Vikings were up by 25 points in the third quarter, if there was a game script that would call for less Cook and more Murray, this was it. Stay away for fantasy purposes.

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Dalvin Cook rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown, and also had five catches for 72 yards against the Buccaneers in the Vikings' Week 3 win.

Fantasy Impact: Cook was a workhorse back in this game, with 32 touches, as the Vikings used the run effectively to establish the pass. Never underestimate a starting running back on a team that is favored and playing at home. That, and the Buccaneers playing with a gimpy Gerald McCoy. There will be ups and downs this year for Cook, but because of the volume of touches the Vikings have been comfortable giving him, Cook makes for a rock-solid RB2 with RB1-upside all season long. Next week the Vikings host Detroit.

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DeAndre Washington took as much advantage of his junk-time usage Sunday as he could and had five receptions on six targets for 24 yärds. The backup running back also had one carry but with no yardage. He will face the Broncos next week.

Fantasy Impact: Washington shares backup duties with Jalen Richard to Marshawn Lynch. In most games, the backups should each see between 4-6 touches, making them marginal for most formats.

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Jalen Richard, who last week totaled 109 yards and a score, saw his usage dip in Sunday's dismal 27-10 loss to Washington. He had two carries for four yards and one reception for four yards on one target, with no scoring. Richard faces the Broncos next week.

Fantasy Impact: Richard shares backup duties with Andre Washington to Marshawn Lynch. In most games, the backups should each see between 4-6 touches, making them marginal for most formats.

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The Broncos got four sacks in Week 3 against the Bills. Denver should have had a few more sacks, but Tyrod Taylor's fancy footwork bailed the Bills out on a couple occasions.

Fantasy Impact: It was a mixed bag for the Denver D/ST today. They came away with four sacks, but gave up 26 points. It remains an elite unit that should be started each week regardless of matchup.

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Marshawn Lynch nor any other Raider was a factor in Sunday night's 27-10 loss to Washington, just a dismal game all-around. Lynch had six carries for 18 yards on the ground and had one reception for eight yards on one target, he did have one scoring opportunity but like everything else, the play blew up and that red zone trip resulted in a field goal. Lynch faces the Broncos next week.

Fantasy Impact: No worries here, this was an ugly game but Lynch is healthy and will have much better production most weeks.

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