Go over all the early game inactives and answer any fantasy football questions you might have for the week.
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|*Killed 16 Czechoslovakia (2-0)||154.35|
|Amys Army 24 (1-2)||126.00|
|Guy was an interior decor (1-2)||102.20||F|
|Big 100 2 (0-2)||117.60|
|07/29- MAVERICK (0-2)||89.65|
|Zoeys Team 1 (0-2)||117.70|
|Need help 4 (1-1)||79.65|
|Patriots 3 (1-1)||128.80|
|Pooch Fontana 10 (2-0)||105.10|
Detroit Lions wide receiver Josh Reynolds (ankle) had a big performance in the team's Week 3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings but reportedly suffered a low-ankle sprain. The severity of the injury should be revealed sometime this week and will determine if Reynolds will miss any time. The Lions are dealing with a handful of injuries and will hope to have Reynolds healthy for a Week 4 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Amon-Ra St. Brown is operating as Detroit's clear WR1, but if Reynolds is sidelined, additional targets would be available for DJ Chark, Kalif Raymond, and T.J. Hockenson.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd had four catches for a game-high 105 yards during the win over the Jets in Week 3. He also found the end zone off a 56-yard throw from Joe Burrow in the first quarter. The veteran now has a touchdown in two of his first three games on the year. With that said, he's far from a lock to produce whenever he steps on the field. However, Boyd deserves flex consideration against the Dolphins on Thursday night.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine finished with 47 yards off nine carries during the win over the New York Jets. He also had two catches for 14 yards and a touchdown. Joe Mixon (ankle) was injured and sat toward the end of the game, allowing Perine to get some action. With the Dolphins heading to town for Thursday Night Football, Mixon may be limited or even sit this one out altogether. Either way, Perine will draw interest heading into Week 4 and could be useful for managers in deep fantasy formats.
New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk converted both field goal attempts and extra-point tries to record 10 points in Sunday's 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He drilled a 35-yard field goal in the second quarter to put the Patriots on the scoreboard. The veteran later made a 50-yard field goal attempt to close out the first half. Folk is one of the more reliable kickers in the NFL, but New England's offense is still finding its rhythm, limiting his opportunities to rack up points. The Patriot's offense could be without starting quarterback Mac Jone (ankle) for a few weeks, making Folk a deep-league streamer against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4.
Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny was the clear backfield leader in the loss against the Atlanta Falcons. He had 14 carries for 66 yards and one reception for 3 yards. There was some concern going into the game that the rookie Kenneth Walker III would look to have an established role in a time-share backfield, but it seems like Penny will continue to be the RB1 for the time being. The Seahawks have been pretty pass-heavy this season, as they have to play from behind quite often, which will limit Penny to being a low-end RB2.
Dynasty | Travis Etienne carried the ball 13 times for 45 yards and caught all three targets for 30 yards against the Chargers. Dynasty Analysis: Etienne posted career highs in touches (16) and total yardage (75) in this one. It is good news for fantasy managers, and the Clemson grad could be headed towards a full blown timeshare with James Robinson now that he has a few games under his belt after returning from the Lisfranc injury that ended his rookie season prematurely.
Dynasty | McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire each get seven carries in loss versus the Colts. Dynasty Analysis: The running game couldn't get going on Sunday and Mahomes led the team in yards with 45. McKinnon was less involved in the passing game than normal and had a poor day all around. Preseason darling Isaiah Pacheco also logged three carries as well. It is becoming a situation to avoid if you can help it.
Dynasty | Alec Pierce caught three of five targets for 61 yards Dynasty Analysis: Pierce returned after missing a game and a half due to a concussion suffered in Week 1 versus the Texans. The rookie averaged 20.1 yards per reception and had a long of 30. The five targets tied for third on the team and was second amongst the wideouts. Taylor and Hines both saw six targets but that can be chalked up to the pressure from the Chiefs and poor line play throughout. Expect Pierce to stake claim to the WR2 spot over Paris Campbell, if he hasn't already done so.
Dynasty | Jelani Woods caught both of his targets for 13 yards and two touchdowns Dynasty Analysis: Woods played exactly eight offensive snaps in the first two games of the season and hadn't seen a target in eighter. The rookie from Virginia arrived in a big way on Sunday, using his 6'7" frame to box out defenders on both catches. A preseason favorite, Woods may pay off dividends sooner than fantasy managers thought. The tight end position is one of the hardest to learn in the NFL so temper expectations a bit but take note of the red zone usage.
Dynasty | Ameer Abdullah did not log a single carry or target in the week 2 loss to the Titans Dynasty Analysis: Abdullah was a hot name for a short time in fantasy circles but can be safely dropped from all rosters. If a sick Josh Jacobs and Brandon Bolden are leading the way, then there is no path to relevance for the journeyman running back. Zamir White managers should take note and be satisfied with this. Remember, the Raiders did not exercise the fifth year option on Jacobs contract, meaning White could be the back of the future. Bolden is 32 years old and won't be a factor long.
Dynasty | Mack Hollins caught eight of 10 targets for 158 yards and a touchdown. Dynasty Analysis: Hollins was quiet early on but erupted in the second half, taking advantage of the absence of Hunter Renfrow. The Raiders were in comeback mode and Tennessee did a great job to remove Davante Adams from the gameplan. Hollins is 29 and may have some short term value in deep leagues depending on the status of Renfrow, but should be left on the wire in most cases.
Dynasty | Treylon Burks was targeted just twice in the Week 3 victory over the Raiders. Dynasty Analysis: Burks wasn't able to take advantage of fellow rookie Kyle Phillips absence. Phillips saw nine targets in Week 1 versus the Giants and was targeted one time before leaving the game against the Bills in Week 2. The coaching staff is saying all the right things about Burks progressing and he should still continue to improve. Perhaps a change at quarterback is need to spark the Titans offense.
Dynasty | Robert Woods caught four of nine targets for 85 yards versus the Raiders on Sunday. Dynasty Analysis: Woods led the team in targets in Week 3 and hauled in four of them for 85 yards. There may be something left in the tank still and rookies Kyle Phillips and Treylon Burks have some work to do to force him down the depth chart. Woods is returning from injury (again) but may be back to form now and ready to produce one last time down the stretch for those managers that took a chance on him late.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Justin Houston (groin) was forced to exit the team's Week 3 victory over the New England Patriots and did not return. The former Pro Bowler suffered a groin strain, but head coach John Harbaugh said after the game that Houston could return as early as Week 4. More details should be revealed early in the week, but the team will hope to have Houston back for a showdown with the Buffalo Bills next Sunday.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine finished with 47 yards off nine carries during the win over the New York Jets. He also had two catches for 14 yards. Joe Mixon (ankle) was injured and sat toward the end of the game, allowing Perine to get some action. With the Dolphins heading to town for Thursday Night Football, Mixon may be limited or even sit this one out altogether. Either way, Perine will draw interest heading into Week 4 and could be useful for managers in deep fantasy formats.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith went 32-for-44 against the Atlanta Falcons, finishing with 325 passing yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. This was a smash spot for the Seattle quarterback and was a good bounce-back performance after last week's zero-touchdown game against the 49ers. Smith should be able to put together a nice run, considering the Seahawks' next two opponents are the Lions and Saints. The 31-year-old remains a low-end QB2 but could put together some solid performances in the upcoming weeks.
The Green Bay Packers defense held the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to 12 points, recording three sacks and forcing three fumbles while recovering two of them during the team's victory Sunday. It was a great showing against quarterback Tom Brady, but the Buccaneers were without their top three wide receivers, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Julio Jones. Green Bay did lose cornerback Jaire Alexander early in the contest to a groin injury, and head coach Matt LaFleur had no update after the game. It is a big blow to the Green Bay pass defense if Alexander misses time. With the New England Patriots coming to town next weekend, Green Bay's defense will be on the streaming radar.
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. This season, he has disappointed fantasy managers, catching three passes for 38 yards over three games. In Sunday's loss, teammate Jonnu Smith caught all four targets for 25 yards. Henry is in a timeshare with Smith and continues to receive less of the team's target percentage each week. The 27-year-old will look to turn things around next week against the Green Bay Packers. Henry has been an afterthought in New England's offense and should be avoided as a streaming tight end in Week 4.
Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. carried the ball four times for 17 yards in LA's 20-12 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Week 4. He was targeted once in the passing game but didn't haul it in. After taking the vast majority of the carries Week 1, Henderson split carries Week 2, and now he is relegated to the clear No. 2 role. He maintained his status as the third-down back, taking the field for all five of the Rams' third downs, and he had three goalline carries but didn't come away with a touchdown. If this usage continues, Henderson will not be a reliable fantasy starter.
Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan caught six of his seven targets, gaining 37 yards during the team's 14-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday. The 28-year-old received the second-highest amount of targets Sunday for the Packers but did little with them. The volume Tonyan saw is promising for his streaming potential moving forward, especially since wide receiver Sammy Watkins will be missing an extended period of time after being placed on the IR this weekend. The fifth-year tight end has a matchup against New England next, who were just torn apart by Mark Andrews, who went for 89 yards and scored two touchdowns. Tonyan will be a streaming candidate once again in Week 4.
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|Pooch Fontana 10||Sun Sep 25 10:24pm ET|
|Wahoo!||Sun Sep 25 9:27pm ET|
|Big 100 2||Sun Sep 25 7:36pm ET|
|Guy was an interior||Sun Sep 25 4:23pm ET|
|BeachBums66666666||Sun Sep 25 12:56pm ET|
|*Killed 16 Czechoslo||Sun Sep 25 12:44pm ET|
|6Six||Sun Sep 25 11:47am ET|
|Zoeys Team 1||Sun Sep 25 10:41am ET|
|Patriots 3||Sat Sep 24 3:48pm ET|
|07/29- MAVERICK||Fri Sep 23 2:42am ET|
|Amys Army 24||Wed Sep 21 8:26pm ET|
|Need help 4||Sat Jul 30 2:40am ET|