Week 3 Injuries RB Snaps, Game Notes
WEEK 4 RANKS
Week 3 Injury Cheatsheet
Dalvin Cook (Shoulder) — Left Game; Questionable for Week 4
D’Andre Swift (Shoulder) — Could miss games
David Montgomery (Ankle/Knee) — Left Game; Questionable for Week 4
Travis Homer (Ribs) — Left Game; Questionable for Week 4
Joe Mixon (Ankle) — Expected to Play TNF
Damien Williams (ribs) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Amon-Ra St. Brown (Ankle) — Questionable for Week 4
Sterling Shepard (Knee) — OUT FOR SEASON
Michael Thomas (Toe) — May miss Week 4
Ronald Moore (hamstring) — DNP; Probable for Week 4
Kennan Allen (hamstring) — DNP; Probable for Week 4
Michael Gallup (knee) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Wan’Dale Robinson (Knee) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Kadarius Toney (Hamstring) —DNP; Questionable for Week 4 Likely OUT
Jarvis Landry (Ankle) — Left Game; Questionable for Week 4
AJ Green (Knee) — Left Game; Questionable for Week 4
Byron Pringle (Calf) — Placed on IR
Jake Kumerow (ankle) — Left Game; Questionable for Week 4
Sammy Watkins (hamstring) — DNP; Placed on IR
Christian Watson (hamstring) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Hunter Renfrow (Concussion) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Chris Godwin (hamstring) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Van Jefferson (Knee) — Placed on IR
Jakobi Meyers (knee) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Kyle Phillips (Shoulder) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Velus Jones (Hamstring) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Julio Jones (knee) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Mac Jones (Ankle) — Expected OUT at leats 1 month
Zach Wilson (Knee) — Expected to Return Week 4
Brevin Jordan (Ankle) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Dalton Schultz (Knee) — DNP; Questionable for Week 4
Week 3 RB Snap Shares
WEEK 3 QUICK TEAM NOTES
Saints: A little bit of vintage Jameis of late and if that sustains (any reason to think it doesn’t?) then Chris Olave is going to be the perfect bye week filler.
Panthers: OK, the lack of targets is becoming a concern for CMC. I’ll admit it. But the carry count is still impressive and if he’s getting over 20 touches a game, he’s a top-5 option, I don’t care if the catch upside is diminished.
Texans: Dameon Pierce is now the player we thought he’d be from the jump and deserves to be a weekly starter. Cooks’ target count was promising despite the underwhelming stat line. It’s the Texans. Bad games will happen, but he is still the only pass catcher on this roster I’m even remotely confident in.
Bears: Kahlil Herbert is going to be a popular waiver add and he deserves every ounce of it. Montgomery ranked 3rd in RB touch rate last season and the team seems more than willing to give Herbert a role like that in this run-oriented offense.
Chiefs: Nice to see JuJu lead the team in targets and break the big play late. I like him, but don’t overreact … this was a good matchup spot in the slot. Not every week lines up that clean.
Colts: Just one of Jonathan Taylor’s 69 touches have gained 20+ yards this season. This was his 2nd game with 5+ targets this season, so that’s a plus and if the Taylor manager is nervous, buy. Titans, Jags, Titans, Commanders, Patriots. Those are five of their next six opponents. I maintain that game script should work in his favor and I think the talent hasn’t disappeared. Call me crazy.
Bills: 5 different Bills had multiple targets (and that doesn’t include Knox or Davis) before any Bill had 40 receiving yards. The offense is obviously elite, but the potential to spread it around like this is a DFS stacking concern.
Dolphins: They ran 51 fewer plays than the Bills and won this game. The only takeaway for me … Waddle has a 40+ yard catch in all 3 games, eating into the big play role that we assumed was going to be all Hill’s.
Lions: DJ Chark averaged 2 catches for 26 yards through 2 weeks. He caught Jared Goff’s first 2 passes for 40 yards today.
Vikings: 41 passes and 14 yards for Jefferson? The shadow last week gave us an excuse, but what was this? If Cook’s injury lasts and elite attention maintains on the Jefferson end, he might not be elite in the short-term. *Ducks*
Ravens: The Ravens have allowed 68 points over the past two weeks. PERFECT. They are AFC Detroit right now: any player in a game involving them is live.
Patriots: 302 passing yards and completing over two-thirds of passes … and still no TDs. Agholor had his moment in Week 2 and Parker this week. There’s not a single Patriot you can feel good about, even if one (or multiple) will prove valuable at the end of most weeks.
Bengals: Is this a receiver trio? A big play made up for over 60% of his points in this game. Big plays happen, but he’s – at best – the 3rd most likely big play threat on this offense. Nice showing, but this is still a Chase/Higgins double stack waiting to win a GPP.
Jets: Another 52 pass attempts with 3 guys hitting double figures in topics. It’s never going to be fun to click, but it also won’t be all that expensive. We’ve officially hit “bringing back a Joe Flacco option” makes sense territory. It’s a matter of hitting it right, but with that sort of volume, there is almost always going to be an option that makes a lineup work.
Raiders: Davante Adams has been held out of the end zone in just 1 of his past 8 games. He has scored in all 3 games this season … he was held scores in 2 of his first 3 games of the 2020 season, a year he finished with 18 TD catches!
Titans: Derrick Henry had 1 target through 2 weeks. Six today, showing off the gains he made last season Hopefully you bought the mini dip!
Eagles: First time an Eagles defense had 4 first quarter sacks since 1991. Could they be the rare league winning D/ST? Giants, Bears, Cowboys, Saints and Giants over their final five games of the regular season.
Commanders: The Commanders gave up a 6-117 line to Christian Kirk in Week 1, 9-112-2 to Amon-Ra St. Brown and 7-156-1 to DeVonta Smith … in the first half today. For those looking ahead, the Giants play the Commanders in Weeks 13 and 15 (if they figure out a WR1, look out!) while the 49ers and Browns get them in Weeks 16-17.
Jags: James Robinson is the only player with a rushing TD in every week this season and has a 20+ yard rush in all 3 of those games. What Achilles?
Chargers: Two Charger WRs should be in lineups every single week. Obviously Allen and Williams are there, but whenever one sits, Palmer’s mix of volume and upside make him a starter in all formats when given the opportunity.
Rams: Didn’t I tell you to draft Cam Akers? Baby steps, but we are getting there. Certainly trending up and this offense is going to need to score down the stretch this season (Raiders, Packers, Broncos, Chargers from Weeks 14-17 when your league is decided)
Cardinals: Consecutive massive volume weeks for Hollywood. Time to sell high? You have the “Kyler is going to fade” narrative, but Hopkins is less than a month from returning and if the team thinks they have something in Greg Dortch, there are a lot of mouths to feed in an offense that has a proven TD scoring back.
Falcons: There aren’t many more concentrated pass games than the Falcons. I’m not going to pick them to run-away from anyone left on their schedule (maybeeee Chicago in Week 11, maybe?), so the game script is going to be favorable. Trust Pitts. Trust London. Even trust C-Patt at this point.
Seahawks: It almost seems impossible for this offense to produce two viable receivers in a game. The play here is to sell your Seahawk receiver after any encouraging game. DK … you’re on the move.
Packers: If you can sell Doubs as the WR1, go for it. Easy case (high volume), but their WRs were banged up and the run game was inefficient … I don’t think either of those things happens with consistency, so if you can find “that guy” in your league, go ahead and gain ROS value.
Bucs: I was encouraged by Brady’s efficiency. Not because it netted much, but because he was taking what made sense for the team. When that changes with healthy teammates … the fantasy upside returns.
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