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Jaron Brown caught two passes for 27 yards in the Monday night loss to the Cowboys. Brown was targeted six times and his longest reception was for 25 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Although Brown ultimately had a quiet night, he did show big-play capability with his 25-yard catch. Brown's lack of production means he should only be starting for you in deep leagues.

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J.J. Nelson did not record a catch in the Week 3 loss to the Cowboys. Nelson was only targeted three times in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Very disappointing performance by Nelson, who came off of a big performance last week. Nelson was one of the popular pickups of the week, but did not reward his new owners with production. Nelson nearly caught a long pass in the fourth quarter but couldn't complete the catch on the sideline.

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Larry Fitzgerald finished the Week 3 loss with 13 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown. Fitzgerald was targeted 15 times and his longest reception went for 37 yards.

Fantasy Impact: After two quiet games to start the season, Fitzgerald rewarded his owners with a monster game. Fitzgerald dominated all night and caught an incredible 13 of 15 targets while averaging almost 10 yards per target. Truly a fantastic night for Fitzgerald and any owners who stayed patient with him.

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant caught 2-of-8 targets for just 30 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Bryant was held in check during this one, reeling in just a pair of catches as part of Pittsburgh's uncharacteristically out-of-sync offense. The volatile wideout will look to bounce back next week against the Ravens where he will be a risky WR3 option in fantasy, albeit one with major upside.

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught 10-of-14 targets for 110 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Brown was the lone bright spot for Pittsburgh's offense during the majority of the game, finding plenty of open space to run while the rest of the offense appeared sluggish. He also became the fastest player in NFL history to notch 650 receptions, beating Marvin Harrison's previous record. Brown will be an elite WR1 next week against the Baltimore Ravens.

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The Cincinnati Bengals allowed 27 points to Packers Sunday evening. The Bengals lost 27-24 in overtime in Green Bay. The Bengals defense looked good but you can only keep Aaron Rodgers down for so long until he picks your defense apart. All things considered the Bengals defense looked solid but ended up losing.

Fantasy Impact: The Bengals defense looked good against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers Sunday but couldn't come away with a win. Allowing 27 points to the Packers in Green Bay is a decent game. This instills some confidence in starting the Bengals defense going forward. Start the Bengals next week as they travel to play the Browns in Cleveland.

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Leonard Fournette received 17 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown while also adding three catches on four targets for an additional 21 yards in yesterday's 44-7 blowout victory over the Ravens in London.

Fantasy Impact: Fournette was held in check for most of the game by the Ravens defense, but still managed to score. His usage was limited by the game script because of the Jaguars' blowout victory. Fournette is a clear starter every week, but it is worth noting that without him scoring a touchdown his last two performances would have been uninspiring. Fournette should be considered a high end RB2 going forward.

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Joe Mixon received 18 carries for 62 yards and caught all three of his targets for an additional 39 yards in yesterday's loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Mixon dominated the snaps from the backfield with 34, more than doubling Jeremy Hill. Mixon was also far and away the best running back yesterday, almost doubling the other two running backs' combined yardage totals. It appears that Mixon is going to be the focal point of the offense going forward from the back field, but it is a very small sample size. This would be the last time to buy low on him, and if the usage keeps up he will be a low-end RB2, high-end RB3 with a very high ceiling.

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Jermey Hill received seven rushing attempts for 23 yards and caught his only target for six yards in yesterday's overtime loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Hill received just 14 snaps at running back and took a clear back seat in early down work to Joe Mixon. Hill should still see goal line work, but if he were to lose that he would be a clear cut candidate. With the uncertainty of the Bengal offense going forward, Hill is considered a boom or bust play with touchdown upside.

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Giovani Bernard received three carries for 27 yards and caught both of his targets for an additional 12 yards in yesterday's loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Bernard received the second most snaps at running back on the team and was the second best option from the back field for the Bengals. He appeared to have carved out a pass catching role, but played 20 less snaps than Joe Mixon yesterday. This will be a situation worth monitoring going forward with the uncertainty of how the offense will play out with a new offensive coordinator, For now Bernard is a hold in PPR formats and a borderline cut in standard.

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (quad) is officially inactive for Week 3. (Source: Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Brown is inactive for Monday night's tilt against Dallas with a quad injury. He was ruled out earlier in the week. J.J. Nelson has emerged as the Cardinals' WR2 in Brown's absence.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (back) is expected to miss "multiple weeks" of football activities while he recovers from a lingering back injury. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears that Eifert's back injury is acting up again. It flared up toward the tail end of the 2016 campaign and ultimately underwent offseason surgery to repair the issue, which apparently didn't do the trick. Although Schefter is also reporting that Eifert is not expected to require another back surgery at this time, there is a tremendous uncertainty surrounding his return. Tyler Kroft will maintain the Bengals' TE1 duties while Eifert is out.

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Brandon LaFell disappoints

Mon, Sep 25th 4:19pm EDT
By Matthew Marino

CIN

Brandon Lafell only managed one reception for five yards, while being targeted twice during the Bengals' week three loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: It was a disappointing day for Lafell streamers and DFS truthers. One would assume the veteran receiver would get more looks with Eifert and Ross out, but that was certainly not the case. Lafell has no fantasy value, especially once the Cincinnati receiving corps get healthy.

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Virgil Green caught all three of his targets for 18 yards in the Broncos' 26-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Green was only able to produce 18 yards on his three grabs against the Bills. He is not a reliable fantasy option in a Denver offense that heavily targets wide receivers.

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Alex Collins led the Ravens in rushing attempts (eight) and yards (82) during their 44-7 loss to the Jaguars in London in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: Many will write off Collins' performance since he compiled the majority of his yardage with the game out of hand in the fourth quarter, however, he did receive the first two carries by a Ravens' RB in the game as well. With his strong late production, he now has 124 yards on just 16 carries over the last two weeks. A strong performance like that should continue to keep Collins in the mix for carries in the crowed Ravens' backfield. He is not worth starting in fantasy leagues but he could be worth a speculative add if you have an open roster spot.

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The Jaguars' Defense had the best game of the season allowing only seven points and 186 total yards. A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey got an interception, and Calais Campbell recovered a fumble in the Jaguars' Week 3 win.

Fantasy Impact: After struggling last week against the Titans, the Jaguars' Defense came back and played terrific. The Jaguars will be a strong defense next week as they face the Jets.

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Zane Gonzalez did not attempt a field goal in Week 3 during a 31-28 loss to the Colts but did convert all four of his extra point attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is perfect for the season but has only attempted two field goals kicking for the weak Browns' offense. He will eventually get more attempts but is best left on the waiver wire.

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The Panthers' Defense had it's worst game of the season this week as they allowed the Saints to have 34 points and 362 total yards and have no turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers' defense was looking solid the past two weeks as they only allowed six points and 393 total yards, and two turnovers combined. It will not get better for Carolina as they play the Tom Brady-led Patriots next week.

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Bears rookie running back Tarik Cohen showed that he still had plans in the offensive game plan Sunday against the Steelers, with 12 carries for 78 yards and four catches for 24 yards. Cohen narrowly missed the winning touchdown in overtime as it was reviewed that he went out of bounds.

Fantasy Impact: Cohen's 16 touches to Howard's 28 are a sign of what the Bears will do all season - pound it between the tackles with Howard, but still commit to getting to the ball to their young play-maker. Both backs have the potential to finish with a lot of points this year due to the lack of other good players on offense.

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Jacquizz Rodgers had five carries for 15 yards and was not targeted in the passing game in the Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers was a non-factor in the Vikings' demolition of Tampa Bay Sunday. Tampa Bay could not get anything going in the running game against a stout Minnesota defense. Despite the poor performance, Rodgers still merits RB2/Flex consideration until the return of Doug Martin from suspension.

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