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The Vikings' DST had a good effort against the Buccaneers, registering two sacks and three interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: The Buccaneers were having trouble getting anything going with the Vikings' pressure. Xavier Rhodes and Everson Griffen once again led the way for the D. On the field, this is one of the better defenses in the league, so it is encouraging that we are starting to see turnovers as well. Next week the Vikings host Detroit.

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The Oakland Raider defense was taken to the woodshed Sunday night by Kirk Cousins and the Redskins in a 27-10 drubbing on national TV. They allowed 365 yards and three TDs through the air and another 116 on the ground. Linebacker Cory James led the team in tackles with 12, with six of those solo. Khalil Mack recorded the team's only sack and also led the team in quarterback hits with three. David Amerson led with three passes defended.

Fantasy Impact: Khalil Mack was the BeastMode tonight and there were some decent plays on defense but there were plenty of 'eye violations' as well. The Raiders defense is a work-in-progress.

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Latavius Murray rushed two times for five yards in Week 3 for the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Murray saw fewer touches in the this game than Jerick McKinnon, and is now relegated to a role only to give Dalvin Cook a breather. He may not even be the handcuff to Cook anymore. In a game the Vikings were up by 25 points in the third quarter, if there was a game script that would call for less Cook and more Murray, this was it. Stay away for fantasy purposes.

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Dalvin Cook rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown, and also had five catches for 72 yards against the Buccaneers in the Vikings' Week 3 win.

Fantasy Impact: Cook was a workhorse back in this game, with 32 touches, as the Vikings used the run effectively to establish the pass. Never underestimate a starting running back on a team that is favored and playing at home. That, and the Buccaneers playing with a gimpy Gerald McCoy. There will be ups and downs this year for Cook, but because of the volume of touches the Vikings have been comfortable giving him, Cook makes for a rock-solid RB2 with RB1-upside all season long. Next week the Vikings host Detroit.

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DeAndre Washington took as much advantage of his junk-time usage Sunday as he could and had five receptions on six targets for 24 yärds. The backup running back also had one carry but with no yardage. He will face the Broncos next week.

Fantasy Impact: Washington shares backup duties with Jalen Richard to Marshawn Lynch. In most games, the backups should each see between 4-6 touches, making them marginal for most formats.

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Jalen Richard, who last week totaled 109 yards and a score, saw his usage dip in Sunday's dismal 27-10 loss to Washington. He had two carries for four yards and one reception for four yards on one target, with no scoring. Richard faces the Broncos next week.

Fantasy Impact: Richard shares backup duties with Andre Washington to Marshawn Lynch. In most games, the backups should each see between 4-6 touches, making them marginal for most formats.

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Marshawn Lynch nor any other Raider was a factor in Sunday night's 27-10 loss to Washington, just a dismal game all-around. Lynch had six carries for 18 yards on the ground and had one reception for eight yards on one target, he did have one scoring opportunity but like everything else, the play blew up and that red zone trip resulted in a field goal. Lynch faces the Broncos next week.

Fantasy Impact: No worries here, this was an ugly game but Lynch is healthy and will have much better production most weeks.

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Vernon Davis was targeted five times on Sunday, catching all five balls for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Davis filled in nicely for the injured Jordan Reed. Davis always has fantasy potential when Reed is forced to miss time, and with Reed's status for Week 4 uncertain, Davis could once again be in line for extended playing time at Kansas City.

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Kirk Cousins completed 25-of-30 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. He also rushed once for two yards.

Fantasy Impact: After starting the season slowly, Cousins broke out in a big way against Oakland on Sunday night as the offense hit on several big plays. Cousins played a near-flawless game in a winning effort. He will try to keep the offense rolling as the Redskins head to Kansas City in Week 4.

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Wendell Smallwood rushed 12 times for 71 yards and caught one of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Smallwood saw his role increase after Darren Sproles went down with an arm injury, and it sounds like Sproles could be out for an extended period of time. If that is, in fact, the case, Smallwood's role increase could be permanent. He will still have to share touches with LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement going forward, but Smallwood's value just increased with the injury to Sproles.

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The Tennessee Titans D/ST allowed 27 points to the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Week 3 win. The Titans recorded one sack and no interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: As a team, the Titans won the game, but the defense wasn't very helpful. The Titans defense remained strong until the fourth quarter when the Seahawks scored 13 points. Only registering one sack against one of the worst offensive lines in the league is disappointing. The Titans take on the Houston Texans in Week 4.

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LeGarrette Blount rushed 12 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact: A week after seeing just six snaps on offense, Blount was notably more involved in the offense on Sunday against the Giants. And with Darren Sproles possibly out for the season with a broken arm, Blount may get even more opportunities moving forward. The Philadelphia backfield is still a crowded one, with Wendell Smallwood and undrafted Corey Clement also seeing carries on Sunday, but Blount seems to once again have value a week after it looked like his time might be nearing an end in Philadelphia.

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Younghoe Koo connected on a 29-yard field goal in the first quarter of Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He also converted an extra point.

Fantasy Impact: Koo was glad to still have a job this week and made the most of his opportunity. Unfortunately, there wasn't much kicking required in the second half, and Koo ended the day with only four points. The Charges play the Eagles in Week 4.

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The Miami Dolphins defense did their best to keep the Dolphins in the game but had no help from the offense. They managed to get to McCown twice.

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins were burned deep by Robbie Anderson but were constantly on defense with the struggles of the offense. They should not be played next week against the Saints and Drew Brees.

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Tyrell Williams only caught two-of-seven targets for 15 yards Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Williams hasn’t topped 54 yards in a game this season and has not registered a touchdown. With Allen being the WR1 in the offense, Williams is averaging six targets a game. On a day when he only reeled in two catches, he will need to show more when his number is called. Until further notice, Williams should remain on your bench. The Chargers play the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4

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Kenyan Drake had no yards on one carry and one reception for two yards.

Fantasy Impact: Drake joined the rest of the running backs with a disappointing day against the Jets.

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Travis Benjamin caught five balls for 105 yards on eight targets Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He also rushed for a nine-yard gain.

Fantasy Impact: His numbers were larger than normal due to a 44-yard pass in the first quarter. His yardage total more than doubled his first two weeks. He remains a boom-or-bust WR3. The Chargers take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4.

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Damien Williams carried the ball twice for five yards and caught one pass for six yards.

Fantasy Impact: Damien Williams was the first back in for Jay Ajayi. Unfortunately it was a poor performance from the offense as few were able to put together a respectable fantasy game.

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Darren Sproles suffered a broken arm during Philadelphia’s victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. He is out indefinitely and is expected to be placed on injured reserve. (Source: Bleeding Green Nation)

Fantasy Impact: Just a week after serving as Philadelphia's lead running back, Sproles could very well be done for the season. While he carried the most value in PPR leagues, he was a valuable flex option with upside appeal due to the uncertain running back situation in Philadelphia and head coach Doug Pederson's apparent interest in giving him more work. Monitor his status as he undergoes more tests on Monday, but it sounds like his season could be over.

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Keenan Allen recorded five catches for 61 yards on nine targets Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs

Fantasy Impact: Allen recorded his highest yards per reception of the season at 12.1 yards. His nine targets were a slight dip on his average, but he remained involved in the offense. It marks the second week in a row that Allen was kept out of the endzone. Expect that to change next Sunday when the Chargers play the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4.

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