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Safety Miles Killebrew finished Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons with nine tackles, eight of which were solo.

Fantasy Impact: Killebrew was a force to be reckoned with on Sunday. He is someone that offenses must be aware of on every play. He is a DB2 option right now for IDP leagues.

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Matt Prater nailed not one but two field goals from 55-plus yards on Sunday. He also booted through a 35-yard attempt to go a perfect 3-for-3 on the day. He converted both of his extra points to top off a big fantasy day during the Lions' 30-26 Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Prater has already made four field goals from 55-plus yards this season and is a perfect 6-of-6 on field goal attempts and 7-of-7 on extra points. He is one of the top kickers in fantasy especially in leagues that award distance bonuses. Prater will kick in another dome in Week 4 when the Lions travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings. Start him if you have him.

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Defensive back Darius Slay had an amazing game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. He finished with five solo tackles, three defended passed, and two interceptions returned for 52 yards combined.

Fantasy Impact: Slay continues to be a major factor on the Lions defense. Given the level he is playing at currently, he is a DB2 with much upside for IDP leagues.

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TJ Jones caught all three of his targets for 63 yards including a long reception of 29 yards in the Lions' final drive. His 63 yards led all Lions' receivers during their 30-26 loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Jones came through when he was called upon on Sunday but with only three targets out of 45 passes his involvement in the offense is minimal. Jones cannot be relied on for fantasy purposes.

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Philadelphia Eagles DST gave up 24 points and did not sack Eli Manning on Sunday, but the unit did force two turnovers to help Philadelphia win 27-24.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants came out with a clear gameplan to the get the ball out of Eli Manning's hands very quickly, often going to three-stop drops and quick slants in order to help their struggling offensive line fend off a talented Philadelphia defensive front. For the most part, that strategy worked, but the Giants were not able to do enough to beat the Eagles on the road.

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Safety Glover Quin finished Sunday's game against Atlanta Falcons with eight tackles, five of which were solo, plus a defended pass. He also had an interception in which he returned 52 yards for a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Quin had an incredible game on Sunday. He was all over the field causing the Falcons many problems. It is hard to argue Quin's statistics, which make him a DB1 option in IDP leagues currently.

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Kenny Golladay had two receptions on five targets for 25 yards during the Lions' 30-26 loss to the Falcons in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: On a day where Matthew Stafford threw 45 passes, Golladay only received five targets as the Lions' third WR. Through three games he has seven receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Golladay will have some good fantasy games throughout the season but when they will come will be difficult to predict. He should only be considered as a flex option in deeper leagues.

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DE Noah Spence (shoulder) dislocated his surgically repaired shoulder and the result was him being ineffective the rest of the game.

Fantasy Impact: A disappointment for fantasy owners. The situation should be monitored throughout the week for updates. He may be in line to miss some contests.

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Marvin Jones was targeted six times, catching three for 24 yards during the Lions' 30-26 loss to the Falcons in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: The six targets were a season-high for the 27-year-old WR, however, this was the first time this season he failed to reach the end zone. Without scoring, Jones does not get enough volume (13 targets through three games) in the Lions' offense to be a weekly starter in fantasy leagues. He is best left as a bye week fill-in. Jones will face the Vikings in Week 4. In two games versus the Vikings last season, he totaled just five catches for 59 yards.

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Defensive back Trae Waynes finished Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with three tackles, two of which were solo, plus a defended pass. He also added an interception, which he ran back for 18 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Waynes has been a reliable contributor on defense for the Vikings. He should be considered a DB4 in IDP leagues.

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Corey Clement rushed six times for 22 yards in Sunday's win over the New York Giants, which included a 15-yard touchdown run to tie the game late in the fourth quarter. The touchdown was the first of his young career.

Fantasy Impact: While Clement scored his first touchdown on Sunday, the bigger news is that Darren Sproles left with what is being reported as a broken arm and is out indefinitely. Though LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood are still ahead of him on the depth chart, Clement could see his role increase in the coming weeks, especially if he continues to produce.

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Linebacker Eric Kendricks finished Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with four tackles, two of which were solo.

Fantasy Impact: Kendricks continues to thrive on the Vikings defense. Despite the "down" week, he remains a LB2 option for IDP leagues.

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Golden Tate had a solid game on Sunday with seven catches for 58 yards and one touchdown. He had a second touchdown in the closing seconds but it was overturned by the replay official stating that he was down at the one-foot mark resulting in a Lions' 30-26 loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: It was a tough call for Tate and the Lions but he still had a solid fantasy day, especially in PPR leagues. Through three weeks, Tate had 27 targets resulting in 21 receptions for 190 yards and one score. He remains a valuable PPR option at WR especially in games where the Lions are playing from behind and are forced to throw. Tate and the Lions will matchup the Vikings in Week 4 for a divisional game in Minnesota. In two games against the Vikings last season, Tate has 16 receptions for 156 and one touchdown.

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Linebacker Anthony Barr finished Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with three tackles, all of which were solo.

Fantasy Impact: Barr has been a steady contributor for the linebacker group of the Vikings. He should be seen as a LB4 in IDP leagues.

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Aldrick Rosas nailed all three extra point attempts and his lone field goal attempt (41-yards) in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Eagles 27-24. He remains perfect on the season.

Fantasy Impact: If the Giants can somehow get their offense to start playing better consistently, Rosas will become a viable fantasy K given his accuracy and strong leg. That said, other than the 24 points scored by the Giants in Week 3 (all in the fourth quarter), the offense has been entirely anemic. As a result, Rosas is not worth rostering in any format just yet, but he should be on owners' radars if they need K help in coming bye weeks.

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Defensive back Andrew Sendejo finished Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with five tackles, four of which were solo, plus two defended passes. He also had an interception which he ran for 36 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Sendejo has helped this Vikings defense excel against competitors. Sendejo has moved his status up to DB3 area for IDP leagues.

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Brandon Marshall managed just 66-yards on eight receptions in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Eagles 27-24. He was targeted 11 times, second on the team only to Odell Beckham, but still ended the game with very modest numbers for a player who was likely drafted as a fantasy WR2/3.

Fantasy Impact: Marshall has been a fantasy disappointment so far in 2017. At this point, Sterling Shepard appears to be the other Giants' WR to own (and appears to have a higher ceiling than Marshall). Owners in 12+ team leagues should continue to hold Marshall while he continues to develop a rapport with Eli Manning as the season progresses but he should remain inactive until he begins to produce. Owners in 10-team leagues likely have better options available to them on the waiver-wire.

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De Mario Addison had Carolina's only sack Sunday vs. New Orleans. He added six combined tackles in the losing effort.

Fantasy Impact: De Mario Addison has started to solidify himself as a weekly play for fantasy owners at this point. Owners should consider this starting the week after this weekend when Carolina takes on the New England Patriots. He would be a risky play otherwise in Week 4.


Defensive back Harrison Smith finished Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with eight tackles, six of which were solo, plus a defended pass. He also added an interception which we ran for 12 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is and will continue to be a great defensive back for Minnesota and IDP leagues. Keep starting him in IDP leagues.

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A.J. Derby had one catch for five yards Sunday in the Broncos' 26-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Derby was targeted once.

Fantasy Impact: Derby only saw one target against Buffalo. He does not merit consideration in fantasy leagues.

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