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In a game that wasn't all that close until the very end, Ameer Abdullah was called on to run the ball 14 times for 47 yards, for an average of approximately 3.4 yards per carry. He also caught three passes for 39 yards.

Fantasy Impact: He received a healthy work load, but Abdullah didn't do enough with the touches he was given to produce in any significant way. While the game did come down to the final play, the Lions trailed for a significant portion, which many feared would be an issue for the two-down back. The real problem ended up being his productivity: 3.4 YPC isn't going to cut it for a back in such a limited role. It was nice to see him continue to get work in the passing game, which right now is the only thing that keeps him borderline start-able in most leagues. The team is too hesitant to use him in enemy territory, which majorly limits his upside. Next week's game in Minnesota will feature a Vikings defense that's allowed the 6th-fewest rushing yards this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Ryan Succop went 4-for-4 on field goals Sunday, with a long of 47-yards, in the Titans' win over the Seahawks. Succop also added three extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Succop has been amazing as a fantasy asset this season, scoring 10-plus points in all three games. If you are looking for a kicker, look no further than Succop.

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Taywan Taylor caught two-of-three targets for 16 yards in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor made a big catch for a first down in this game, but still has no where near the volume needed to be a fantasy starter.

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Eric Decker caught four-of-five targets for 49 yards in the Titans' win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Decker looks good, but seems to be behind Rishard Matthews in the pecking order. Decker's fantasy value this season will have to come from touchdowns, not yardage, and he has yet to find the end zone. Tough to trust him as a starter until he proves he can.

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Atlanta proved victorious on Sunday beating the Detroit Lions 30-26 in dramatic fashion.

Fantasy Impact: "By rule the game is over." Words that will surely haunt the Lions this week as they lost the game on their final drive having the end zone well within reach. Matt Stafford found Golden Tate open and he appeared to score a touchdown but the play was reviewed and the call was reversed. A ten second runoff was declared ending the game. A tough way to lose in what was an awesome game. The Falcons' defense recorded 52 tackles and 2 sacks without netting an interception or fumble. The young defensive unit is playing well under the tutelage of Dan Quinn.

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Doug Baldwin caught 10 passes on 15 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's 33-27 loss to the Titans. He left in the fourth quarter with a groin injury and did not return.

Fantasy Impact: It was a big day for Baldwin, and it could have been bigger. Russell Wilson's accuracy issues continued as he overthrew Baldwin in the first quarter on a play that would have gained at least 30 yards. Baldwin got back on track late in the second quarter when he caught a 36-yard pass and capped the drive with a diving four-yard touchdown reception. He caught six passes for 50 yards in the second half before the groin injury sidelined him. Baldwin owners should be on the lookout for MRI and practice reports this week to determine his availability for Week 4. The Seahawks will host the Colts on Sunday night.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Matt Bryant nailed all three of his field goal attempts as well as all three extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Bryant connected from 36, 48 and 40 yards out on Sunday displaying his consistent ability to rack up points on an offensive powerhouse. He remains one of the better place kicker options in fantasy and is a safe play. The Falcons square off with Buffalo this week.

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Rishard Matthews hauled in 6-of-10 targets for a team high 87 yards and one touchdown. Matthews' touchdown came on a 55-yard catch-and-run, in which he weaved through Seattle's defense.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews is emerging as Tennessee's number one weapon in the passing game, as he was last year. This marks three-straight games Matthews has lead the Titans in receiving yards. With Davis on the sideline, Matthews is a solid WR3 looking forward.

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J.J. Watt recorded two QB hits on six tackles in the Texans' loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Watt continues to improve each week. You can expect the same next week as the Texans take on the Titans in Week 4.

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Taylor Gabriel caught five of his six targets for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Gabriel stepped up for the Falcons in Sunday's win posting his best game of the season en route to a victory against the Detroit Lions. Matt Ryan is known for spreading the ball around and all three of his wide receivers were busy in this one. Game script will dictate Gabriel's value each week so he remains a waiver wire option for now.

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Mohamed Sanu reeled in four catches on six targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in a victory against Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Sanu was able to find the end zone for the first time this season on a slick pass from Matt Ryan. Sanu is proving to be a useful asset in PPR leagues as he now has 15 catches on 21 targets and is acclimating well to the new offensive scheme under Steve Sarkisian. If he can continue to put points on the board he will become a must-add in deeper standard leagues as well.

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Jadeveon Clowney recorded two sacks on six tackles and recovered a Tom Brady fumble for a touchdown in the Texans' loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: While the Texans defense was a nuisance to Tom Brady all game, it came in a losing effort. Nonetheless Clowney showed the world why he was the first overall selection in 2014. Expect Clowney to continue posting big numbers while teams try and figure out how to deal with the Texans defense.

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Julio Jones hauled in seven catches on 12 targets for 91 yards before leaving with a back injury on Sunday in a victory against the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Falcons coach Dan Quinn doesn't believe the injury is serious per the team's official site. He also reported "[Jones] said he was going to be fine," and that "I don't know if he could have come back in, knowing him, I know he would have tried. It didn't sound like it was anything long, extended for him. He got the attention that he normally gets. I don't have any updates other than I don't think it's anything that is going to knock him out for an extended period of time." Despite a lengthy injury history Jones is well-known for his toughness and ability to play through nagging ailments. Keep an eye on the Falcons' injury report this week as barring any setbacks Jones should not miss any time and will look for his first touchdown of the season against the Buffalo Bills.

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LB Kendell Beckwith filled in admirably for Kwon Alexander in week 3 vs. Minnesota. He recorded eight total combined tackles in the loss. He also may be the last starting linebacker from the first unit still standing heading into Week 4.

Fantasy Impact: With Alexander still currently questionable and Lavonte David injured in the final minutes of the Week 3 game. He may be the linebacker for fantasy owners to target for the next few weeks.

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Calais Campbell recorded three total tackles, two QB hits & was credited with 0.5 a sack in the Jaguars' win against the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: While Campbell wasn't quite as destructive as he was in Week 2, he was still solid. You can expect Campbell to stay hot as the Jaguars face the Jets in Week 4.

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Although he was was quite disappointing from an NFL perspective, Dalton compiled 212 yds and 2 TDs against the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: After jumping out to an early lead, the Bengals just couldn't keep drives going for most of the second half. Dalton has limited upside and a very low floor. He is droppable is most standard formats.

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Defensive back Kevin King had a surprisingly impressive day on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. He finished with seven tackles, five of which were solo.

Fantasy Impact: King, who is a rookie, stepped in when the Packers needed him. He is developing in to a quality player that the Packers should be excited about. For now, King is not worth a roster spot in IDP leagues as he is still buried on the depth chart, but if he continues to thrive, his status will rise quickly.

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Linebacker Blake Martinez finished Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals with 11 total tackles, seven of which were solo.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez stepped up in a big way on Sunday when the Packers needed him. He was stopping plays before they were even able to develop. Martinez is a LB3/LB4 option for IDP leagues.

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Safety Josh Jones had a career day on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. He finished with 12 tackles, 11 of which were solo, and two sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Jones filled up the stats sheet on Sunday. Jones, who is a rookie, is proving why the Packers drafted him. He has been a great addition for them. Jones should be considered a DB2 option going forward.

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Telvin Smith recorded seven tackles and recovered a fumble as the Jaguars dominated the Ravens 44-7.

Fantasy Impact: Smith and the Jaguars laid waste to the Ravens, causing Joe Flacco to go 8-for-18 for 28 yards. Smith and the Jaguars are likely in for another big game as they face the Jets in Week 4.

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