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George Pickens caught 3-of-5 targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in a 32-25 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Pickens caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Mason Rudolph in the first quarter. The rookie wideout out of Georgia has been drawing rave reviews all of training camp and showed why in his first preseason contest. He could be a limited participant on offense in the early stages of the season but Pickens should see his role grow as the season progresses. He is looking like a strong hold in dynasty formats.

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Anthony McFarland Jr. carried the ball seven times for 56 yards in a 32-25 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: McFarland led Pittsburgh in rushes and yardage in the win. The third-year running back is an explosive player but he is unlikely to see much playing time behind Najee Harris.

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Kenny Pickett was sharp in his team's 32-25 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday. Pickett completed 13-of-15 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns while adding three rushes for 16 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Pickett played the entire second half of the game and tossed a game-winning touchdown to Tyler Vaughns with 12 seconds left in regulation. The first-round rookie will not open the season as Pittsburgh's starting quarterback but it would be a surprise if he doesn't see the field at some point during the 2022 season.

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Mitch Trubisky completed 4-of-7 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown while adding a four-yard rush in Pittsburgh's preseason game against the Seahawks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Trubisky got the start and led the Steelers offense on the first two offensive series of the game before giving way to Mason Rudolph. He connected with Gunner Olszewski for a 13-yard score to cap off the team's first drive. Trubisky is in the driver's seat to be Pittsburgh's starting quarterback come Week 1 and should be treated as a low-end QB2/high-end QB3 in fantasy drafts.

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Curtis Samuel caught both of his targets in his limited action Saturday. He managed to leave the game healthy.

Fantasy Impact: Samuel has undeniable speed, but injuries derailed his first season for the Commanders a year ago. He only appeared in five games a year ago and never had the chance to make an impact like he did his last two years in Carolina. Samuel is a borderline flex play when the Commanders have a favorable matchup.

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Joey Slye did not have a field goal attempt Saturday and only converted on one of his two extra point attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Slye played for three teams last season but really took off for the Commanders late. He made all 12 of his FG attempts for the Commanders last year and went 9-for-10 on PATs. Slye has a big leg, but the Commanders offense is not expected to be among the leagues best. He is a borderline option at kicker this season for fantasy managers.

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Sam Howell completed 9-of-16 pass attempts for 145 yards Saturday and added a pair of fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns as well.

Fantasy Impact: Howell, once considered a top prospect, was drafted in the fifth round by the Commanders in April. The UNC product showed his talent today, leading the Commanders on back-to-back scoring drives in the fourth quarter to take the lead late after trailing by 14. His ability to use his legs could be a great asset if he ever sees major playing time in the NFL. He only belongs on rosters in dynasty leagues, specifically Superflex, as it is yet to be seen if he will get a chance during a regular season game.

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Brian Robinson Jr. took six carries for 26 yards and a touchdown. He also caught both of his targets for 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: After fellow RB Antonio Gibson fumbled in the first quarter, Robinson stepped in with the first team and made the most of his opportunities. His touchdown run came with the first unit which is a very good sign for the rookie out of Alabama. He also flashed pass-catching potential out of the backfield, showing he can be used as needed this season. Gibson is still likely the lead back in Washington, and J.D. McKissic is an excellent third-down back. If Robinson does carve out the goal line work for the Commanders in 2022, he could be worth a roster spot. As it stands he is a flyer in most formats as a member of a timeshare with Gibson and McKissic.

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Jahan Dotson was not targeted in the Commanders' preseason loss Saturday, despite being on the field during all of Carson Wentz's snaps.

Fantasy Impact: Obviously not receiving a target is not the best thing for a young receiver's stock, but Dotson playing on all 22 snaps that Wentz did is a very promising sign for the Commanders' first-round draft pick. It takes talent and opportunity to become a fantasy star, Dotson has undeniable talent being a first-round rookie out of Penn St., and it seems he will be on the field with the first team offense early and often in 2022. Once the targets start to flow Dotson could be a very promising fantasy piece. Draft him as a deep sleeper with obvious upside in dynasty formats.

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Cason Wentz completed 10-of-13 passes in his three drives Saturday. He totaled 74 passing yards and finished with an 89.9 passer rating.

Fantasy Impact: There have been many reports denoting Wentz's lack of accuracy during training camp. Consistency will be key for the NDSU product in 2022, but a fine start allows for optimism. Wentz did not let that get to him during a very solid, and accurate, performance in his limited action Saturday. With this being Wentz's third offense in as many seasons it was promising to see him looking comfortable in Scott Turner's offense. Wentz is at most a streaming option this season, and should most likely not be initially rostered in 2022 in most formats.

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Antonio Gibson carried the ball four times for two yards in the Commanders' preseason loss. He also caught one pass for two yards and fumbled in the first quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Gibson entered last season with sky-high expectations but failed to deliver, as he finished outside of the RB1 conversation. Among other factors, Gibson's inability to take care of the football was a major concern, he led the league in fumbles amongst non-QBs a year ago. The Commanders brought in Brian Robinson Jr., a third-round rookie out of Alabama, and re-signed J.D. McKissic, Robinson's goal line prowess and McKissic's pass-catching abilities put a serious limit on Gibson's ceiling in 2022. Gibson putting the ball on the ground Saturday, and then being benched until the second-team came in, was also not a very promising sign for the third-year back.

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Terry McLaurin only saw two targets in limited action Saturday, grabbing one of them for 16 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Terry McLaurin has produced solidly for fantasy managers in his first three seasons, but a true breakout season has been sequestered in lieu of poor QB play. Carson Wentz is now the new signal caller in DC and although he is far from a superstar, he is the best QB Terry has had in his career. McLaurin signed an extension with the Commanders this offseason and is their clear WR1 this season. Depending on Wentz's performance with him, McLaurin could perhaps put together the best fantasy season of his career.

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Jets quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a bone bruise and meniscus tear and will miss two to four weeks following arthroscopic surgery as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson’s ultimate prognosis, even with the torn meniscus, is more positive than the initial fears of an ACL tear. Once Wilson undergoes arthroscopic surgery they will be able to better determine where in the two to four week timetable he will be in terms of recovery. The Jets obviously dodged a huge bullet and now fantasy managers just have to wait for the results of his surgery but he shouldn’t miss too much, if any, of the regular season. Managers should have other plans for the first couple of weeks of the season, just out of an abundance of caution. All Jets' skill players’ fantasy value remains steady pending the results of the surgery, even if he misses Week 1 or 2 as the Jets have veteran Joe Flacco and Mike White, who had a 400-yard game when Wilson was out last season.

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Travis Etienne Jr ran for 23 yards on nine carries and caught one of three targets for an additional 10 yards in Jacksonville’s 24-13 preseason loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Etienne only averaged 2.6 ypc but his night was highlighted by a 12-yard scamper and his 10-yard reception. Etienne saw his first live snaps since last August on Friday night after sitting out the Hall of Fame Game last week. Etienne has not been limited at all in camp despite coming off of the Lisfranc injury that cost him his entire rookie season. Etienne will be the Jaguars' starting running back and the envisioned recreation of the former Clemson Tigers backfield of Lawrence and Ettiene can finally come to fruition when the regular season starts against the Washington Commanders on September 11.

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Tyler Goodson got the start at running back with Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon sitting out the preseason opener against the 49ers on Friday. Goodson had 12 carries for 37 yards on the ground and caught two balls on three targets for 24 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Goodson is battling for the third spot on the depth chart behind Jones and Dillon. While he got the first shot on Friday, other backs in the mix like Dexter Williams, Patrick Taylor, and BJ Baylor also got some playing time. None of these backs will be worth fantasy consideration unless either Jones or Dillion misses time.

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Romeo Doubs caught three balls for 45 yards on Friday including a 33-yard touchdown catch on a fourth down play on the Packers second drive. He saw seven targets while playing most of the first half versus the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Doubs brought his training camp hype into the first preseason game as the primary target for Jordan Love. It remains to be seen how Doubs will fit into the offense when veteran wide receivers like Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, and Randall Cobb suit up. Temper expectations for Doubs but he should be on your radar in the later rounds of drafts.

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Jordan Love played the entire first half on Friday night versus the 49ers. He completed 13-for-24 passes for 176 with two touchdowns and three interceptions in the 28-21 loss. Both of his touchdown passes came from 33 yards out, the first to Romeo Doubs on a fourth down play and the second to fellow rookie wideout Danny Davis late in the half.

Fantasy Impact: While his passes weren't always perfect, all three of Love's interceptions went off the hands of his receivers, so his final numbers could have been better. Love should get plenty of playing time in the preseason to continue to gain experience as he will serve as the backup to Aaron Rodgers again this season.

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49ers rookie RB Tyrion Davis-Price rushed 10 times for 36 yards in San Francisco's preseason victory versus Green Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Davis-Price recorded a team-high 10 carries, though mustered just 3.6 yards per attempt. He'll look to improve his efficiency in next week's contest against the Vikings, especially to improve his chances of getting some rushing work this season. As of now, it is essentially anyone's guess as to which tailback behind Elijah Mitchell will see the most carries, though the workloads will almost certainly fluctuate as the season progresses.

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49ers rookie WR Danny Gray hauled in 2-of-4 targets for 99 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's preseason win over Green Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Gray went for a game-high 99 yards in his preseason debut. The highlight of the game occurred with a few minutes left in the first frame, where he hauled in a 76-yard bomb from Trey Lance and impressively stayed inbounds during his run to the end zone. Gray will look to keep the momentum going for the next two preseason games to potentially earn some playing time this season. Fantasy managers should consider him a deep sleeper target in drafts, though it will be difficult to carve out a decent role in this offense behind at least Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, and George Kittle.

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49ers QB Trey Lance completed 4-of-5 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown in San Francisco's preseason opener versus Green Bay. He additionally rushed once for seven yards.

Fantasy Impact: Lance produced a rock-solid performance in the 49ers' first preseason game, but his highlight of the contest occurred on his final play before being taken out, where he launched a 76-yard touchdown pass to rookie WR Danny Gray. That sealed a perfect QB rating of 158.3. Lance is set to take over QB duties for the 49ers this season, and has plenty of potential to serve as a QB1 for fantasy purposes.

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