Studs and Duds: Week 3

Mon Sep 28 9:41am ET
Sr Fantasy Writer

Wilson scores five touchdowns

Wow, that was some week of NFL action. There were several great games, making for some great viewing. Plus, several games were high-scoring shootouts, creating some big fantasy performances. Hopefully, you were on the positive side for many of those big fantasy games. There were certainly a lot of points to go around.

Dolphins 31, Jaguars 13

Fantasy Stud: James Robinson. Robinson led the way offensively for the Jaguars. He led the team in rushing and receiving. Robinson ran 11 times for 46 yards and two touchdowns. He also had six receptions for 83 yards, going him 129 total yards and two scores in the game. Robinson has two straight games with 100-plus total yards and double-digit fantasy points all three games this season. He is quickly establishing himself as the lead back for the Jaguars.

Fantasy Dud: Gardner Minshew. Minshew was a big disappointment for fantasy teams. He had a prime matchup and looked great his first two games, so there were very high expectations for this week. Unfortunately, Minshew did not play to those expectations. He failed to score a touchdown and turned the ball over twice, going 30-of-42 for 275 yards with an interception. He also lost a fumble.

Game Notes: Ryan Fitzpatrick had a great showing for the Dolphins, scoring three total touchdowns without turning the ball over. He was 18-of-20 for 160 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran seven times for 38 yards and a score.

DeVante Parker still doesn’t look 100 percent healthy but is finding a way to produce. He had five receptions for 69 yards on a sore hamstring. Parker has at least four receptions all three games.

Browns 34, Washington 20

Fantasy Stud: Nick Chubb. Chubb continues to play at a high level for the Browns run-heavy offense. He ran 19 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught a pass for two yards. Chubb has two straight 100-yard games and two straight games with multiple scores. Kareem Hunt might get more work than your usual backup but that isn’t slowing Chubb from producing big in this offense.


Fantasy Dud: Steven Sims. Sims was a surprise in this game, going without a catch or target. He had at least 50 points each of his first two games before this showing. Dontrelle Inman got more work at receiver, catching three passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns. Sims is not a fantasy player you can trust right now.

Game Notes: Antonio Gibson found the end zone for the second straight game. He ran nine times for 49 yards and a touchdown. He also had three receptions for 11 yards.

Dwayne Haskins really struggled, turning the ball over four times. He was 21-of-37 224 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions. He also lost a fumble.

Steelers 28, Texans 21

Fantasy Stud: James Conner. Conner enjoyed his second straight 100-yard game. He ran 18 times for 109 yards and a touchdown. He also had four receptions for 40 yards, giving him 149 total yards. Conner has produced big since battling an injury the first week of the season. He has reached the 100-yard mark and scored a touchdown each of the last two games.

Fantasy Dud: Brandin Cooks. Cooks had a quiet game after showing well last week. He had just three receptions for 23 yards. Cooks now has two games with fewer than 25 yards and another with 90-plus yards. He could be up and down like this all season.

Game Notes: Will Fuller had a nice bounce-back performance. He had four receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown. Fuller didn’t catch a pass last week but has scores two of three games.

Eric Ebron scored his first touchdown of the season. He had five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted seven times in the game.

49ers 36, Giants 9

Fantasy Stud: Brandon Aiyuk. Aiyuk enjoyed the best game of his young career. He led the team in receiving, catching five passes for 70 yards. He also ran three times for 31 yards and a touchdown. He had 101 total yards and a score. This was his first game of his career with more than 25 yards. He is emerging as a top target and playmaker in this offense.

Fantasy Dud: Daniel Jones. Jones had his struggles once again. The only positive was he led the team in rushing, running five times for 49 yards. He failed to top 200-passing yards, though, and turned the ball over two times (one interception and a lost fumble). Jones is going to continue to struggle with the offensive line a mess and his receivers struggling.  

Game Notes: Devonta Freeman made his Giants debut and ran five times for 10 yards. He had the most carries on the team with Wayne Gallman rushing four times for seven yards. Freeman looks to be the lead back for this team going forward.

Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson about split the carries at running back. McKinnon ran 14 times for 38 yards and a touchdown while Wilson had 12 carries for 15 yards and a score.

Bills 35, Rams 32

Fantasy Stud: Josh Allen. Allen continued his red hot start to the season. He did cool off in the second half of this game and made some mistakes, but led his team to a victory late and scored five total touchdowns. Allen was 24-of-33 for 311 yards and four touchdowns with an interception. He also ran four times for eight yards and a score but did lose a fumble. Allen has 12 touchdowns in three games to star the season.

Fantasy Dud: John Brown. Brown suffered a calf injury during this game and was unable to return. He didn’t have a reception before the injury, though, leading to no fantasy points for all the teams that used him. Brown had touchdowns each of his first two games and at least 70 yards each of those games. This showing was a big disappointment for his fantasy owners.

Game Notes: Darrell Henderson built on his showing from last week and had his first 100-yard game of the year. He ran 20 times for 114 yards and a touchdown. He also caught a pass for six yards. He seems to be the back to own in Los Angeles right now.

Cole Beasley had his first 100-yard game of the season. He had six receptions for 100 yards. He has at least four receptions every game and 58 or more yards all three games.

Titans 31, Vikings 30

Fantasy Stud: Justin Jefferson. Jefferson was a huge surprise, having a breakout rookie performance. He caught seven passes for 175 yards and a touchdown. Jefferson did not have more than 50 yards before this game. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for the talented rookie.

Fantasy Dud: Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill did not do much for his fantasy owner for the first time this season. He did hit the 300-yard passing mark but failed to score any points. He was 23-of-37 for 321 yards with an interception. Tannehill had six touchdowns without an interception before this game. He should be fine going forward but this game showed he might not be the elite fantasy quarterback some thought. 

Game Notes: Kalif Raymond had three receptions for 118 yards. Raymond did not have a reception and was targeted just two times before this big game.

Dalvin Cook finally hit the 100-yard mark. He also scored a touchdown for the third straight game. He ran 22 times for 181 yard and a touchdown.

Patriots 36, Raiders 20

Fantasy Stud: Rex Burkhead. We all saw this coming from Burkhead, right? He had a monster game, scoring three touchdowns. He ran six times for 49 yards and two touchdowns. Burkhead also had seven receptions for 49 yards with a touchdown. He led the team in receiving. Burkhead is starting to get more involved in the passing game with James White out of the lineup, having 11 receptions his last two games.

Fantasy Dud: Darren Waller. Waller was a huge dud after his huge game last week. He caught just two passes for nine yards. Maybe his knee injury from last week led to his down performance. It also could have been the Patriots game planning on stopped Waller. Either way, this was a very disappointing game from Waller. He can rebound going forward, though.

Game Notes: Sony Michel had just nine carries but managed to hit the 100-yard mark. He ran nine times for 117 yards, averaging 13 yards per carry. Michel also had two receptions for 23 yards, giving him 140 total yards.

Josh Jacobs was able o play with his hip injury and looked pretty healthy, getting near his usual workload. He ran 16 times for 71 yard and caught three passes for 12 yards.

Bears 30, Falcons 26

Fantasy Stud: Allen Robinson. It was almost expected but Robinson still came through for all his fantasy owners, having a huge game. He had 10 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown. This was his first game of the season with more than 75 yards. He also scored his first touchdown of the season. Robinson has at least nine targets all three games.

Fantasy Dud: David Montgomery. Montgomery had a prime matchup but couldn’t do much with it despite getting 16 touches. He ran 14 times for 45 yards and caught two passes for nine yards. Montgomery is off to a rough start this season, doing little two of three games.

Game Notes: Russell Gage was unable to finish the game, leaving early because of a possible concussion. He had two receptions for 26 yards before the injury.

Mitchell Trubisky found his way to the bench, going 13-of-22 for 128 yards and a touchdown with an interception. Nick Foles played well in his place, leading his team to a big comeback victory. Foles was 16-of-29 for 188 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. It would not surprised to see Foles grab hold of this job going forward. 

Bengals 23, Eagles 23

Fantasy Stud: Tyler Boyd. Boyd didn’t score a touchdown but still produced big numbers. He has quickly become the favorite target of Joe Burrow. Boyd had 10 receptions for 125 yards. Boyd has 17 receptions his last two games and been targeted 21 times in those games. He is becoming the No. 1 receiver for the Bengals, outplaying A.J. Green.

Fantasy Dud: Joe Mixon. Mixon continues to have his struggles. This looked like a good matchup for Mixon, but he wasn’t able to get going. He ran 17 times for just 49 yards, averaging 2.9 yards per carry. He also had just two catches or 16 yards. Mixon has fewer than double-digit fantasy points two of three games. This is not the start of the season fantasy teams hoped from Mixon. 

Game Notes: Greg Ward was the top receiver for the Eagles, catching eight passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. Ward had just 36 yards going into this game. But he does have five or more receptions two of three games.

Joe Burrow hit the 300-yard mark for the second straight game. He was 31-of-44 for 312 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover. Burrow has 23-plus fantasy points two straight games.

Colts 36, Jets 7

Fantasy Stud: Colts defense. The Colts defense dominated the game, scoring twice on three interceptions. Indy also had two sacks in the game and allowed just seven points. It was quite the performance from this side of the ball, putting up a ton of points for all the fantasy teams that used them. The Colts proved they have some fantasy value.

Fantasy Dud: Sam Darnold. Darnold had a game to forget in this one. He didn’t top 200-passing yards and turned the ball over three times. He was 17-of-29 for 168 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions. The Jets were missing several key receivers so you can’t blame Darnold for all it. But this team is a mess right now on both sides of the ball. It is best to avoid this team.

Game Notes: Nyheim Hines saw more work this week after having just one touch last week. Hines ran seven times for 21 yards and caught four passes for 40 yards. Hines has double-digit touches two of three games.

Mo Alie-Cox had another good showing for the Colts, catching three passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. Alie-Cox has eight receptions for 161 yards his last two games.

Panthers 21, Chargers 16

Fantasy Stud: Keenan Allen. Allen is sure enjoying having Justin Herbert as his starting quarterback. He was nearly unstoppable in this one, catching 13 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. Allen has been targeted 28 times and has 21 receptions his last two games with Herbert as his starting quarterback. Allen is proving to be an elite fantasy receiver once again.

Fantasy Dud: Joshua Kelley. Kelley didn’t have quite the game many thought he might have in this favorable matchup. The Chargers were down early, though, so this kind of took Kelley out of the game in the second half with the team needing to throw the ball. Kelley finished with eight carries for 43 yard and caught two passes for nine yards.

Game Notes: Austin Ekeler posted numbers smiler to what he did most of last year. He had a monster fantasy game, rushing and receiving. He ran 12 times for 59 yards and a touchdown. Ekeler also caught 11 passes for 84 yards.

Mike Davis had a solid game in place of Christian McCaffrey. He ran 13 times for 46 yards and caught eight passes fro 45 yards and a score. He had 92 total yards and a touchdown.

Bucs 28, Broncos 10

Fantasy Stud: Tom Brady. Brady finally had a good fantasy performance. He was 25-of-38 for 297 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover. This was Brady’s first game with more than 25 fantasy points. The good news is while he hasn’t been great this year, Brady still has three-touchdown games two of three games and topped 215-passing yards all three games. It hasn’t been all that bad for Brady’s fantasy owners.

Fantasy Dud: Melvin Gordon. Gordon had a hard time getting going, rushing eight times for just 26 yards. He also caught four passes for 12 yards, giving him just 38 total yards in the game. This was the first time all season Gordon had fewer than 16 fantasy points.

Game Notes: Jeff Driskel was banged up in the game and had to leave early. He was 17-of-30 for 176 yards and a touchdown with an interception. Brett Rypien finished the game and was 8-of-9 for 53 yards with an interception.

Chris Godwin was banged up once again, leaving early because of a hamstring injury. He had a good showing before the injury, catching five passes for 64 yards and a touchdown. This will be an injury to watch going forward.

Lions 26, Cardinals 23

Fantasy Stud: Andy Isabella. Isabella was a big surprise, making several big plays in the game. He caught four passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns. Isabella has seen his role increase the last few weeks, having six receptions for 114 yards his last two games. Isabella has some fantasy value as long as Christian Kirk is out of the lineup for the Cardinals.

Fantasy Dud: D’Andre Swift. Swift barely saw the field, getting just a catch for 19 yards. He did not have a carry in the game. Swift is yet to top 15-rushing lads in a game this year. He is a very hard player for fantasy teams to trust, getting sporadic touches in this offense. His only value right now is as a pass catcher, having three or more receptions two of three games.

Game Notes: Kyler Murray had some bad turnovers but still produced for his fantasy teams. He was 23-of-35 for 270 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions. He also ran five times for 29 yards, giving him three total scores. Murray has eight touchdowns in three games.

DeAndre Hopkins had his third straight game with 20-plus fantasy points. He had 10 receptions for 137 yards. Hopkins has double-digit reception games two of three.

Seahawks 38, Cowboys 31

Fantasy Stud: Russell Wilson. Wilson continued his torrid start to the season, throwing five more touchdown passes. He was 27-of-40 for 315 yards and five touchdowns without a turnover. Wilson has an amazing 35-plus fantasy points in every game. He has 14 touchdowns to just one interception and two 300-yard games. He is on pace for a fantasy season for the ages.

Fantasy Dud: Chris Carson. There were not many duds in this game but Carson did not have a great showing for fantasy teams, especially if you consider all the fantasy points in this game. Carson ran 14 times for 64 yards, and caught three passes for 12 yards. He finished with just more than 10 fantasy points, his lowest total of the season. Carson was also injured very late in the game on the Seahawks last drive, suffering some sort of injury. Keep an eye on the player notes for the latest.    

Game Notes: Cedrick Wilson came out of nowhere to have a huge game for the Cowboys. He caught five passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson did not have a reception coming into this game.

Dak Prescott topped 450-passing yards for the second straight game. He was 37-of-57 for 472 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. Prescott has nearly 1,200-passing yards after three games.

Packers 37, Saints 30

Fantasy Stud: Alvin Kamara. Kamara had one of the best games in recent memory for a fantasy running back. He almost got 50 fantasy points. He did most of his damage as a receiver, hauling in 13 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran six times for 58 yards. Kamara is having a huge season and is the top fantasy back in the game right now He has at least 23 fantasy points all three games.

Fantasy Dud: Marques Valdes-Scantling. You thought this might be a game Valdes-Scantling produces big. He had two things going for him. First, Davante Adams was injured. And second, his recent play was encouraging. But Valdes-Scantling was a huge bust this week, catching a pass for five yards. This broke a streak of two straight games with 60-plus receiving yards.

Game Notes: Allen Lazard filled the void left by Adams very well. He had six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown. Lazard has touchdowns two of three games.

The Packers got production from three tight ends. Robert Tonyan had five receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown. Jace Sternberger finally got going, catching three passes for 36 yards. And Mercedes Lewis added a catch for an 18-yard touchdown. The tight ends had nine receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Jeff Paur is a two-time finalist for FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year and won the FSWA award for Best Fantasy Football Article on the Web in 2011. He also was the most accurate expert in 2012, winning the FSTA Fantasy Football Accuracy Award. If you have any questions for Jeff, email him at Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffpaur.

Player Notes
Aaron Rodgers Oct 20 1:50pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially acquired defensive tackle Steve McLendon and a 2023 seventh-round pick from the New York Jets on Tuesday in exchange for a 2022 sixth-round pick. In six games for the Jets this year, McLendon has 14 combined tackles (eight solo). The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder signed with Gang Green as a free agent in 2016 and recorded 154 tackles (28 for loss), 7.5 sacks and 17 QB hits in 64 games (58 starts) in his time with the Jets. He previously played six seasons for the Steelers and has 244 career tackles (41 for loss), 12.5 sacks and 28 QB hits. McLendon will join a sturdy Bucs defensive line that just shut down Packers running back Aaron Jones and limited quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay's offense to just 10 points in Week 6.

From RotoBaller

Sterling Shepard Oct 20 1:40pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (toe) returned to practice on Tuesday. If all goes well, the hope is that he will return from Injured Reserve to play Thursday night against the Eagles. Shepard led the team in receiving last year and has caught eight of his 10 targets for 76 yards in his two games in 2020, including a team-high six receptions in the season-opener. The fifth-year wideout has been out since suffering a turf toe injury in Week 2. It remains to be seen if the G-Men will ease Shepard back into the fold if he plays in Week 7, but you should check your waiver wire to see if he was dropped by his previous owner. When healthy, Shepard should be quarterback Daniel Jones' top receiving target. The matchup is a good one for New York's pass-catchers, too, as Philly's D has allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to receivers through six weeks.

From RotoBaller

Derrick Henry Oct 20 1:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that linebacker Devin Bush (knee) will undergo surgery to fix his torn ACL on Wednesday. Bush will miss the remainder of the 2020 season. It's a big blow to the Steelers Defense, as the No. 10 overall pick from 2019 had been a big contributor in the middle of the field. The 22-year-old had 26 tackles (16 solo), two QB hits, three passes defensed and one sack in five games this season after recording 109 combined tackles, two interceptions, four passes defensed and four fumble recoveries in a very productive rookie season in 2019. The loss of Bush will be something to watch moving forward, as Pittsburgh's defense has allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to running backs this year. It's good news for Titans running back Derrick Henry in the Week 7 showdown of two unbeaten teams.

From RotoBaller

John Ross Oct 20 11:40am ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross III has asked the team for a trade. The speedy former ninth overall pick had been inactive for three straight weeks before returning to action in Week 6, but he played just one snap against the Colts. Ross' agent said that his client is frustrated with his lack of playing time and they've had talks with the team about a trade, but those talks didn't go very far. The 25-year-old had a couple 100-yard games early last season, but then he got hurt and never quite established a firm role in the offense. Now he's behind Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green and rookie Tee Higgins on the receiver depth chart and has just two catches for 17 yards in three games this year. A change of scenery would be for the best, but it wouldn't guarantee that he resurfaces to fantasy relevance.

From RotoBaller

Tua Tagovailoa Oct 20 11:40am ET

The Miami Dolphins are naming rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa their starting quarterback heading into their Week 7 bye week, according to a source. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick will now serve as the backup after Tagovailoa made his NFL debut in the blowout win over the Jets in Week 6. The rookie from Alabama completed both of his pass attempts for nine yards against New York. The biggest takeaway on Sunday was that he looked fully healthy, and the Dolphins are obviously confident that he's ready for the NFL stage as their starter. That'll come in Week 8 against a tough Rams Defense looking to bounce back after a loss to the division-rival 49ers. Tagovailoa has plenty of upside as a poised and accurate QB that can also use his legs, but he'll be a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues for his first career NFL start in two weeks.

From RotoBaller

Andy Isabella Oct 20 10:40am ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andy Isabella has dropped off significantly after his two-touchdown performance in Week 3. This week, in the team's 38-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys, he was held without a catch and received just two targets. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray struggled in the game, completing just nine of his 24 passes for 188 yards. Christian Kirk, meanwhile, reeled in the team's only two receiving touchdowns in the game and has continued to be Murray's preferred target over Isabella. There's no need to hold on to Isabella in any fantasy leagues as long as the Cardinals are fully healthy at receiver.

From RotoBaller

Arizona Cardinals Oct 20 10:40am ET

The Cardinals Defense had their best outing of the year so far in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys. They held the Cowboys to just 10 points in the game and came up with two Andy Dalton interceptions as well as two fumble recoveries, both as a result of Ezekiel Elliott fumbles. The Cardinals also sacked Dalton three times in the game. While it was certainly an encouraging outing from the Cardinals Defense, don't expect a similar result in Week 7 when they face the Seattle Seahawks, who have topped 30 points in four of their five games this year.

From RotoBaller

Larry Fitzgerald Oct 20 10:30am ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald wasn't heavily utilized in the team's 38-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6. Fitzgerald was targeted four times in the game and came down with three catches for 22 yards. It's been an extremely slow start to the year for Fitzgerald, who is yet to top 50 receiving yards in a game and also yet to score a touchdown this year. Kyler Murray had a rough day throwing the ball in this game, completing just nine of his 24 passes for 188 yards. Fitzgerald shouldn't be trusted as a starting option for now and can be left on waivers in most leagues at this point.

From RotoBaller

Christian Kirk Oct 20 10:20am ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk had only two catches in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys, but luckily they were both big ones. Kirk had a six-yard touchdown reception and an 80-yard touchdown reception, leading to his final stat line of two catches for 86 yards on three targets. The Cardinals dominated the Cowboys, winning 38-10, but their passing game struggled a bit, regardless. Kyler Murray only completed nine passes all game and totaled just 188 yards. That's three-straight solid fantasy outings now for Kirk, who should be considered a decent WR3 or flex option in most formats going forward.

From RotoBaller

DeAndre Hopkins Oct 20 10:20am ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a 60-yard reception in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys. It was his longest gain of the season. However, he wasn't able to do much else in the game. He was targeted eight times on Monday night and came down with just two catches for 73 yards. It was a rough game from a passing standpoint for the Cardinals as quarterback Kyler Murray completed just nine of his 24 passes for 188 yards. Christian Kirk had the team's only two touchdown receptions in the game. It was the first game this year in which Hopkins was held under six receptions. Look for him to bounce back strong when the team faces the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7.

From RotoBaller

Kenyan Drake Oct 20 10:10am ET

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake had a much-needed breakout game in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys. Drake rushed the ball 20 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns. It was his first game with over 100 yards from scrimmage this year as well as his first time averaging over five yards per carry in a game. Drake had his stat line bolstered significantly by a 69-yard touchdown run with under two minutes left when the game was already decided, but it was a true breakout game for Drake regardless. He's been a frustrating slow-starter for fantasy owners this year, but hopefully his Week 6 breakout will be a sign of things to come.

From RotoBaller

Chase Edmonds Oct 20 10:10am ET

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds wasn't able to contribute much to the team's 38-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6. Edmonds had five carries for 23 yards in the game and caught one of his two targets for six yards. The Cardinals dominated the last three quarters of the game and leaned heavily on No. 1 running back Kenyan Drake to seal the victory, giving him a total of 20 carries in the game. Even though Drake has struggled out of the gate this year, the team is still sticking with him as their primary ball-carrier with Edmonds as a pass-catching option and change-of-pace rusher. Edmonds is still worth owning in most leagues and could see an uptick in usage when the Cardinals attempt to keep pace with the high-scoring Seattle Seahawks in Week 7.

From RotoBaller

Kyler Murray Oct 20 10:00am ET

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray had a rough overall game despite the team's 38-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6. Luckily, it still turned out to be a decent fantasy day. Murray completed just nine of his 24 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 74 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. It was his first game of the year without a turnover, which is certainly encouraging, but he's now been held under 200 passing yards in two of his past three games. With 370 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns on the year, he's definitely doing enough to remain a no doubt QB1 in all formats, but it's been a shakier start to the season than fantasy owners were hoping to see from the second-year pro.

From RotoBaller

John Ross Oct 20 9:53am ET

Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross approached the team about a trade. Ross is in the last year of his rookie deal and seeking a fresh start.

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Le'Veon Bell Oct 20 9:13am ET

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell will receive $500,000 for 25 percent playing time in an AFC title win and $500,000 for 25 percent playing time in a Super Bowl win.

From TheHuddle

Larry Fitzgerald Oct 20 1:43am ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald extended his streak with at least one reception to 249 games in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys. His streak is the longest of any player with a single team, and the second-longest overall streak in NFL history (Jerry Rice, 274). Fitzgerald's streak started Nov. 7, 2004.

From TheHuddle

Patrick Mahomes Oct 20 1:33am ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes tossed two touchdowns in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills, and he set a franchise record with at least one scoring strike in 16 straight outings.

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Malik Jackson Oct 20 1:23am ET

Philadelphia Eagles DL Malik Jackson (quadriceps) might miss two weeks due to the a quadriceps injury he suffered in the Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Michael Gallup Oct 20 1:03am ET

Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup posted two catches for 15 yards on six targets in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Spin: Gallup definitely wasn't on the same page as new starter Andy Dalton, and he was very far behind Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb for the eye of the quarterback among the wide receivers. He is only worth a look as a WR5 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 7 on the road against the Washington Football Team.

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Dalton Schultz Oct 20 12:53am ET

Dallas Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz posted five receptions for 35 yards in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals on five targets.

Fantasy Spin: Schultz was targeted early on by Andy Dalton, but he was barely used in the second half. He has four or more grabs in four of the past five outings, emerging as a respectable TE2 in most fantasy leagues and a decent bye week replacement. The Cowboys travel to meet the Washington Football Team in Week 7.

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