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Eric Ebron registered five receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown Monday night in the Lions' 24-10 win over the Giants. Ebron was targeted five times.

Fantasy Impact: Ebron was effective in this one and posted a score while hauling in all five of his targets. He is an ideal target for owners of Greg Olsen, Tyler Eifert, or Rob Gronkowski looking for injury relief if available. Ebron will be a solid lower TE1 option for the remainder of the season.

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Matthew Stafford completed 15 of 21 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns Monday night in the Lions' 24-10 win over the Giants. Stafford also lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Stafford was efficient against a stout New York defense. Expect bigger numbers in future starts. Start him going forward as a back-end QB1 in an offense predicated on the pass.

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Washington only had three rushing attempts for nine yards before hobbling off of the field in the second quarter, never to return.

Fantasy Impact: Coach Jim Caldwell was unhappy with Washington's special teams work as a punt returner going into Monday's game, and his replacement, Jamal Agnew, took one 88 yards to the house in his stead. As a running back, Washington was unable to get going before sidelining himself immediately upon getting up after being taken down on his third rushing attempt. If he's out for any time, or even just begins to lose favor with the coaching staff, Ameer Abdullah would be the primary benefactor, even if Zach Zenner slides into Washington's spot.

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Theo Riddick ran nine times for just 20 yards and caught three passes for another 17 in Monday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Riddick is at his best when the team is trailing, which was the case for most of last year with the Lions. But with a seemingly revitalized defense, Riddick's opportunities for fantasy could become more scarce as the team finds itself in fewer pass-only situations. The thought process for starting Riddick needs to be like the one used for picking a defense, except the reverse: if the Lions are going to be trailing, then Riddick can be started, but if not, then don't hesitate to bench him. Next week's game against the Falcons should be one such chance to fire him up in your lineups.

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Ameer Abdullah carried the ball 17 times for 86 yards against the Giants on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Abdullah's stock is trending upward, and for a variety of reasons. For starters, he's simply playing better, and showcased some of the explosive speed he'll need to be a viable fantasy asset after taking two rushing attempts 24 and 34 yards. Second, his volume is quite high given his seemingly limited role, and he had a fair few attempts both on the ground and through the air called back with penalties. Lastly, Dwayne Washington did very little in this game after appearing hobbled in the second quarter, which could lead to a greater role for Abdullah both overall and even in the red zone.

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Detroit's defense dominated for the second straight week, holding the Giants to 10 points while accruing five sacks and an interception

Fantasy Impact: The Lions D/ST probably deserves be owned in most leagues now, but unfortunately they go up against Atlanta next week, making it hard to justify giving the unit either a start or a roster spot. Furthermore, this past showing is probably their ceiling, because Ezekiel Ansah won't get to feast against Ereck Flowers each week, and few teams are struggling as badly on offense as the Giants are. The Lions D/ST will be a team to keep a lookout for on waivers during favorable matchups.

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Jerell Adams caught one pass for 38 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Jerell Adams won't have much of a fantasy impact as he is the third string tight end.

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Rhett Ellison caught two passes for 21 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Rhett Ellison so far on the season has three catches for 30 yards. He appears to be an option at tight end, but Evan Engram is the number one option.

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Evan Engram caught four passes for 49 yards and one touchdown in a 24-10 loss to the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Engram so far on the season has eight catches for 93 yards and one touchdown. Engram led the Giants across the board in the receiving, also scoring the team's lone touchdown thus far with an 18-yard catch during the second quarter. Despite tipping a pass that was intercepted on the next drive, Ingram will be pleased by finding the end zone and aim to stay steadily involved in Week 3 versus the Eagles.

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Eli Manning completed 22 out of 32 passes for 239 yards with one touchdown and one interception and was sacked five times against the Lions on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Manning on the season so far has 439 yards passing with one touchdown. Manning was regularly put under pressure, culminating in him being sacked five times. Despite the return of star wideout Odell Beckham, New York's passing attack accounted for just one play of over 20 yards. While Manning's interception only came after rookie Evan Engram tipped a pass, the rookie was on the receiving end of the Giants' lone touchdown thus far this season -- an 18-yard connection with Manning during the second quarter. Following two atrocious offensive performances, Manning and company are tasked with righting the ship at the division-rival Eagles in Week 3.

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Aldrick Rosas had just one FG (25 yards) and one extra point in the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions in Week 2. Despite his accuracy and strong leg, Rosas simply did not have many opportunities to put points on the board in Week 2 with the Giants offense continuing to struggle.

Fantasy Impact: Until the Giants offense begins to resemble the offense of an NFL team, Rosas is best left on the waiver wire since his FG and XP opportunities will be few and far between.

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Sterling Shepard managed just 23 yards on two receptions in the Giants' rancid 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night. He added seven yards on the ground, on two carries, in this latest Giants egg. Shepard was targeted just four times in what was another very questionable Giants game plan, particularly after the Lions took a two-TD lead in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the low productivity in Week 2, Shepard still remains a decent WR3/Flex option in deeper formats. He managed to outperform Brandon Marshall and appears to be the Giants' most reliable WR option after Odell Beckham. The Giants face the Eagles in Week 3 and game flow will likely dictate that the Giants take to the air later in this game which could result in numerous targets to Shepard.

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Matt Prater lined up for a 56-yard field goal at the end of the first half that hit the crossbar and caromed through the uprights on his only attempt of the game. Prater was also a perfect 3-for-3 on extra points in the Lions' 24-10 victory over the Giants on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: All Prater does is make long field goals. For the second straight week, Prater has mad a field goal from over 55 yards out. While he only has two attempts on the season they have both been from long range rewarding those fantasy owners in distance bonus leagues. More attempts will come for the reliable 33-year-old kicker who plays half his games in a dome. He is an every week start.

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Brandon Marshall, unable to get on the same page with Eli Manning so far in 2017, managed just one lone catch for 17 yards in the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions in Week 2. Marshall had a huge second-down drop late in the game which would have gone for at least 30 yards. The drop eventually resulted in a punt on fourth down which iced the game for the Lions when Jamal Agnew took the punt 88-yards for a touchdown. Marshall also whiffed on a target from Eli Manning in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants offense, including Marshall, looks totally clueless out there so far in 2017. Targeted just five times in this week's disaster, Marshall's fantasy value is trending downward. Marshall will be very hard to trust as a Flex option in 12-team formats for the Giants' Week 3 game in Philadelphia. He should be relegated to the bench in 10-team and 12-team formats at this point.

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Odell Beckham, active in Week 2 coming off a preseason high ankle sprain, managed just 36 yards on four receptions in the Giants' uninspired 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night. Beckham, clearly not 100%, was targeted just five times by Eli Manning who continued to deal with a collapsing pocket and struggling OL.

Fantasy Impact: There will be better days for Beckham as he continues to recover from the lingering ankle issue. Provided there were no setbacks, Beckham should be close to 100% in Week 3 as the Giants travel to take on the Eagles. A bigger concern to Beckham's 2017 fantasy productivity than the lingering injury is the dreaded Giants OL which has been horrific so far. It gets no easier for the Giants OL in Week 3 when they face a tough Eagles DL. If the OL continues to struggle, Beckham's performance could take a hit with Eli Manning literally running for his life on most passing plays. That said, Beckham remains a top-tier WR1 in all formats.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (quad) is "50-50" for Week 3. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Schefter is reporting that Nelson's quad strain is not considered serious, his availability for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals is up in the air. If Nelson is active, he is an upside WR1 for Week 3. If he's out, Geronimo Allison would likely benefit from the increased snaps.

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Kenny Golladay caught one pass for eight yards in the Lions' 24-10 victory over the Giants on Monday night. He received three targets.

Fantasy Impact: The Lions only attempted 21 passes in the game which reduced the output for all of the Lions' receivers. Golladay's fantasy production will be hit-and-miss as the number three receiver but he should remain on fantasy teams as a Flex option in the right matchups.

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Golden Tate caught all four of his targets for 25 yards in the Lions' 24-10 victory on Monday night over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: With the Lions controlling the game and scoring on a punt return the offense attempted just 21 passes which limited Tate's opportunities. Look for Tate to bounce back to his typical double-digit targets and fantasy production in Week 3 with the Lions hosting the Falcons.

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Marvin Jones only caught one of his five targets on Monday night but he made it count for a 27-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter during the Lions' 24-10 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Two games and two touchdowns for Jones. However, the touchdowns are masking his lack of involvement in the offense so far this season with only a total of three catches for 64 yards through the first two games. He could get more opportunities in Week 3 as the Lions' offense tries to keep pace with the high-flying Falcons.

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Garrett Bolles suffered an ankle injury (bone bruise) against the Cowboys in Week 2. When the injury initially happened it looked much more severe than a bone bruise so this is "good news" for Bolles and the Broncos. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Bolles likely to miss a "few weeks," last year's underachiever Donald Stephenson will most likely play the part of "next man up." The loss of Bolles is a downgrade for the offense, but not enough to bench any of the Broncos' playmakers.

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