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ESPN's Brady Henderson thinks that Thomas Rawls, who only played 16 snaps in Week 2, will see an increased workload going forward. Henderson thinks Rawls was being eased back in from his high-ankle sprain that caused him to miss Week 1. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The problem is that Rawls averaged 0.8 yards per carry on his five carries, including his seven yard long. On top of that, Chris Carson ran for 93 yards on 20 carries. Rawls might see more snaps, but he has an uphill battle ahead of him not only to take his job back from Carson, but battling Eddie Lacy for the opportunity to even play.

Category: Rumors

After being released by the Houston Texans on Monday, Jaelen Strong has officially been claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars are a wide receiver needy team after losing Allen Robinson to a season ending injury in Week 1. Strong wasn't able to make an impact in Houston, but could be forced into an immediate role with his new team. He is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.

Category: Transactions

TJ Yeldon did not suit up Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Yeldon can be dropped at this point in fantasy leagues. Yeldon does not seem to be in the Jaguars running plans and I wouldn't be surprised is Yeldon was traded or waived in the coming weeks.

Category: Game Recaps

AJ Bouye had six solo tackles and one pass deflected in the Week 2 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Bouye was another Jaguars defensive standouts. The defensive line wasn't able to get a ton of pressure on Marcus Mariota, which put a ton of pressure on the Jaguars secondary. Bouye needs be owned in IDP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Barry Church had six solo tackles in the Week 2 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Church was one of the defensive standouts for the Jaguars. He made some good open field tackles and is a player keep an eye out for in IDP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Myles Jack recorded five solo tackles, one combined tackle and the only sack for the Jaguars in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: The entire defense struggled due to bad field position. The offense turned the ball over three times and struggled to keep possession. Jack and the Jaguars defense, will have better games in the future but will be at the mercy of the offense.

Category: Game Recaps

Corey Grant rushes one time for 13 yards in the Week 2 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Grant has seemed to take over the change of pace back for the Jaguars. The role has been severely limited behind the two-headed monster in Chris Ivory and Leonard Fournette. Grant is a player to watch if Ivory or Fournette were to miss time.

Category: Game Recaps

The Dolphins have announced that they have suspended LB Lawrence Timmons indefinitely after a strange occurrence leading up to the game against the Chargers, which Timmons missed. (Source: Miami Dolphins via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins already had holes at LB and this does not help. Rookie LB Chase Allen got the start for him against the Chargers and likely will fill in for him again.

Chris Ivory had six rush attempts for 17 yards and three receptions for 31 yards in Week 2 loss against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: After two weeks, the Jaguars have been focusing Leonard Fournette and Chris Ivory. TJ Yeldon has been the odd man out. Ivory has been productive with his touches and needs to be handcuffed by Fournette owners.

Category: Game Recaps

The Ravens Defense leads the league by a wide margin in takeaways have forced 10 takeaways in its first two games of the 2017 season. Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun reported that slot cornerback Lardarius Webb and cornerback Brandon Carr have two interceptions each, and four others also have an interception. Defensive tackle Michael Pierce and outside linebacker Matthew Judon have recovered fumbles.

Fantasy Impact: The Ravens remain a must-start this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have the league's 12th ranked scoring offense averaging 22.5 points per game.

Category: Game Recaps

Corey Coleman is likely headed to injured reserve, which means the Browns will have to make do for at least eight weeks. Rashard Higgins was listed as the starter on Cleveland's unofficial depth chart on Tuesday and is the better fantasy bet, but perhaps Louis, who earned some praise in the offseason, can make some noise as well, especially if Kenny Britt continues to mail it in. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Louis has become an interesting player to keep an eye on in the waiver wire this week. With the limited production from the Browns receivers early on, Higgins and Louis are both due for significant roles in the offense. He can be viewed as a bench stash for now. Let's wait and see how the Browns utilize their receivers without Coleman.

Category: Rumors

Greg Olsen placed on IR

Tue, Sep 19th 2:55pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) was placed on the injured reserve list with a broken foot on Tuesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Olsen, who underwent foot surgery Tuesday, was placed on the injured reserve list. Since his injury is not expected to be season-ending, Olsen would be eligible to be activated off IR in eight weeks in a best-case scenario, which is right around Week 10. In Olsen's absence, Ed Dickson is Carolina's TE1.

Category: Injury Updates

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.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

Category: Game Recaps

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.

Category: Game Recaps