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Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is officially active for Week 3. (Source: Adam HOge on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeffery will play on Sunday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys. Jeffery, who is frequently on the injury report, has a solid matchup against a Cowboys defense that he had good fortunes against for the majority of his career. He should be considered a low-end WR1/ WR2 with moderate upside in the primetime contest.

Category: Injury Updates


Victory aside, Miami's offense remains a streaky operation. Ryan Tannehill threw a pair of first-half interceptions, including an ugly 27-yard pick six to Cleveland's Briean Boddy-Calhoun that handed the Browns an early 10-7 lead. The Dolphins quarterback settled down from there, though, retaking the lead with a pretty 42-yard scoring strike to Jarvis Landry (7/120/1) in the third.

Fantasy Impact: At one point Jarvis Landry looked like the only play-maker on the Miami Dolphin roster. It was a sloppy game, nevertheless, Landry got loose a few times and once for his first TD of the year. This was his second straight game with over 10 targets and 100 yards, Juice is a WR2, even in standard scoring.

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Jordan Reed caught four passes for 56 yards on seven targets in Washington's victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It was another mediocre outing for Reed, who has yet to find the endzone through the first three weeks of the NFL season. Reed will look to breakout next game as the Redskins play host to Cleveland in Week 4.

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After 3 games Ryan Tannehill has a passer rating of 88.8. He's completing 64.6% of his throws for 7.9 per attempt with 5 TD's, 4 interceptions, and 6 sacks.

Fantasy Impact: It was another slow start for the Miami offense led by Ryan Tannehill at QB and Adam Gase as play-caller. Even with Tannehill's least accurate performance thus far, he still managed over 20 FF points against Cleveland. With over 300 yards and 3 TD's, Tannehill is starting to show, win or lose, his floor is safer than most. Miami is going to pass when behind, pass when ahead, and pass some more. There will be some sacks and turnovers, but Adam Gase will lean on whoever his QB is to rack up yards and scores which is FF gold.

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Jordan Cameron left the game in the second quarter after suffering a concussion. He had one catch for five yards prior to his injury.

Fantasy Impact: Cameron unfortunately did not have the opportunity to build off a solid game last week. He should be monitored as he has dealt with concussion issues before.

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Kirk Cousins had an efficient passing performance Sunday, completing 21-of-35 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Cousins fell shy of 300 yards passing for the first time this season, but was able to find the endzone twice without throwing any interceptions. The Redskins offense was more balanced than in prior games, finishing with 36 passes (one coming on a fake punt) and 30 rushes.

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Kenyan Drake starts against Browns

By Brian Ruiz   Sun, Sep 25th 6:48pm EDT

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Kenyan Drake received the start in place of Arian Foster. He ran the ball nine times for 37 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards.

Fantasy Impact: He got the start but was quickly lost in the Dolphins committee as they used four RBs to replace Arian Foster. The committee reduces any potential in the Dolphins run game for fantasy purposes.

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Jay Ajayi scores OT winning TD

By Brian Ruiz   Sun, Sep 25th 6:41pm EDT

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Jay Ajayi was part of the committee used by the Dolphins and finished with seven carries for 28 yards and the TD to win the game in overtime.

Fantasy Impact: It was a nice redemption for the player who was benched. It was frustrating for fantasy as the Dolphins rotated RBs throughout. If Foster misses next week it would be much of the same.

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Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (knee) exited Week 3's contest against the San Francisco 49ers with a knee injury. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson briefly returned to the contest but was pulled in favor of Trevone Boykin for precautionary reasons. Seattle has a three-score lead on the 49ers and ultimately will sideline Wilson for the remainder of the game.

Category: Injury Updates


Philly Brown caught four passes for 57 yards in Carolina's tough 22-10 loss to the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Brown was more involved in the passing game this week but remains off the fantasy radar.

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Ted Ginn caught three passes in Week 3 against the Vikings. He was only behind TE Greg Olsen in receiving yards and targets. He finished with 62 yards in air on seven targets and two carries for five yards on the ground.

Fantasy Impact: Ginn remains involved in the passing game and designed run plays. Ginn isn't more than a WR 4/5.

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Zach Brown leads Bills in tackles

By Mike Mahern   Sun, Sep 25th 6:07pm EDT

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Buffalo Bills LB Zach Brown lead the team in tackles in their week 3 home victory over the Arizona Cardinals. He finished the game with 12 total tackles (10 solo).

Fantasy Impact: With this performance, Brown (Zach, not teammate Preston) now leads the team in tackles on the still young 2016 campaign. Preston Brown is still the Bills LB you want to own in IDP leagues for now, but Zach Brown is a low end LB3 with the potential for more if he continues to rack up these kinds of numbers.

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Kelvin Benjamin caught zero passes in a loss to the Vikings in Week 3. He was targeted only one time. You can't put all the blame on Benjamin as QB Cam Newton was sacked eight times and threw three interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: Look for Benjamin to bounce back in Week 4 in a plus matchup against the Falcons. He's a high-end WR2 for that matchup.

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Buffalo Bills DST delivers

By Mike Mahern   Sun, Sep 25th 5:57pm EDT

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The Buffalo Bills DST delivered a tremendous fantasy performance in their team's week 3 home victory over the Arizona Cardinals. They recorded 4 sacks, 4 interceptions, a fumble recovery, and a special teams touchdown return off of a fumbled snap on a field goal attempt.

Fantasy Impact: The fantasy production was tremendous, but it's unlikely anyone saw it coming and/or benefited from it by using the Bills DST in their fantasy lineups this week. This performance shows that the Bills have talent and potential, but until they build up a resume of consistency, it'd be unwise to use them as anything other than a speculative matchup play.

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Demaryius Thomas caught six passes for 100 yards and one TD in the Broncos' 29-17 win over Cincinnati on Sunday. He also lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: DT has now steadily increased both his reception totals and yardage totals in each of the first three games, and his 55-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter was his first TD of the season. His 20 targets through three games isn't anything special, but his size and talent keep him in the WR2 conversation on a weekly basis. With QB Trevor Siemian continuing to improve, we could see more performances like this out of Thomas in weeks to come. Next up for Thomas is a matchup against a less-than-impressive Bucs defense in Week 4.

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Joe Flacco threw for 214 yards and two interceptions on Sunday afternoon and added 3 rushes for 12 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners starting Flacco on Sunday were likely excited by his early rushing touchdown, but any elation was likely lost as he struggled through the air for the rest of the game. Joe Flacco again connected with myriad targets, completing passes to nine different receivers, so he clearly has some tools to work with but isn't a good bet for any sort of reliable fancy production and should be regarded as a QB3 going forward.

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Charles Clay shut out

By Mike Mahern   Sun, Sep 25th 5:38pm EDT

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Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay did not register a reception in his team's week three home victory against the Arizona Cardinals. He was targeted just twice in the game.

Fantasy Impact: There wasn't much production to be had in the passing game for the Bills on Sunday, and Clay had been nursing an injury. Still, it was disappointing to see such little usage from Clay, as the injury to teammate WR Sammy Watkins potentially should have opened up some opportunity for some other pass catchers in the offense. Clay is irrelevant in fantasy until such time as he demonstrates health and/or a more consistent role in the Bills' offensive plans.

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Mike Wallace ended the day with three catches for 34 yards on six targets.

Fantasy Impact: Wallace could have had a better day fanasy wise, but he dropped a sure touchdown in the corner of the endzone in the first half. Even with the drop, Wallace remains a go-to option for QB Joe Flacco. Through three weeks, Wallace has averaged exactly six targets a game and has been on the receiving end of all three of Flacco's touchdown passes this season..

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Tyrod Taylor produces in the run game

By Mike Mahern   Sun, Sep 25th 5:31pm EDT

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Buffalo Bills QB had his second straight week with solid fantasy production in his team's week 3 home victory against the Arizona Cardinals. Taylor finished the game with just 119 yards passing, completing 14 of his 25 attempts, with no passing touchdowns and one interception. He compensated for his underwhelming numbers through the air with 76 yards on the ground on nine attempts, including a rushing touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: The game serves as something of a microcosm of Taylor's potential as a fantasy QB - His skill as a rusher serves to provide a degree of insurance against a poor passing performance, as he had in this game. While that insurance raises his weekly points floor, until/unless he begins to demonstrate more consistency week to week, his value remains as that of an injury replacement and/or bye week fill-in for fantasy purposes.

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Emmanuel Sanders caught nine passes for 117 yards and 2 TDs in the Broncos' victory over the Bengals in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: After two disappointing fantasy weeks, Sanders went off in Week 3, capitalizing on a team-high 13 targets for his first 100-yard game of the year. Sanders has clearly earned the trust of QB Trevor Siemian, as he now boasts an impressive 29 combined targets through just three games. Sanders isn't a big guy at just 5'11 and 180 pounds, but his speed and big play ability give him upside every week. He will be a high-end WR3 when the Broncos take on the Bucs in Week 4.

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