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Mike Florio and Chris Simms take a deep dive into what’ll be a “tall order” for the Giants in the 49ers’ home opener on TNF in Week 3.
Matthew Berry reveals his Love/Hate players for Week 3 of the 2023 fantasy season and gives a virtual locker room pep talk to all those 0-2 fantasy managers out there.

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  • WAS Tight End #82
    Thomas took a wicked hit from Broncos safety Kareem Jackson in the first-half of Sunday’s win, and did not return to the field. The veteran tight end has a few days left to clear concussion protocol before being forced to miss Sunday’s Week 3 contest against the Bills. If he’s unable to go, Cole Turner and John Bates could split reps, although neither would be particularly reliable for fantasy.
  • MIA Wide Receiver #17
    Waddle just needs to clear concussion protocol in time to play on Sunday against the Broncos. If he clears protocol, Waddle will presumably play and can be treated as a high-end WR2. If he sits, Braxon Berrios and River Cracraft could seen an increase in targets, but it’s Tyreek Hill who could feast even more than usual.
  • MIA Running Back #26
    Ahmed suffered his injury in the Dolphins’ Week 2 win over the Patriots and is trending toward missing the team’s Week 3 contest against the Broncos. His absence would open the door for an even larger workload for Raheem Mostert, who has rushed 28 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns this season, but rookie De’Von Achane could also be in line for more work if Ahmed is sidelined. We’ll see if he’s able to log a practice on Friday before heading into the weekend.
  • CAR Running Back #6
    Sanders has practiced in each of the Panthers’ first two practices to start the week, and should be good to go for Week 3 against the Seahawks. The veteran running back didn’t exit Monday’s contest against the Saints with an injury, suggesting this pectoral issue is minor at best. Sanders could be leaned on heavily in his upcoming matchup against the Seahawks if Bryce Young (ankle) is unable to go. Young has yet to practice this week and is trending on the wrong side of playing.
  • GB Running Back #33
    Jones was a DNP to start the week, but was back on the field Thursday. The star running back missed Week 2 against the Falcons after torching the Bears for 127 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns the previous week, but could be in line for Week 3’s matchup against the Saints. We’ll see how he progresses throughout the week, Jones’ injury was reportedly “not considered serious” by the team last week. If he’s active and given his normal workload, Jones will have fringe top-12 upside against the Saints.
  • BUF Running Back #4
    Cook wasn’t on the team’s injury report Wednesday, so it’s possible there’s nothing to see here. The Bills’ lead back wasn’t reported to have suffered any injury of note in the team’s Week 2 win over the Raiders, so we’ll see what the team has to say later in the day. Cook has totaled 222 yards from scrimmage through his first two games and is the clearcut leader of the backfield. Damien Harris and Latavius Murray would figure to split touches if Cook is unable to go in Week 3 against the Commanders.
  • DET Wide Receiver #14
    St. Brown will almost certainly be listed as “limited,” but it’s the step in the right direction he needed after sitting out Wednesday’s session. It seems like St. Brown is gearing up to play at less than 100 percent health, perhaps for some time. Since so much of his fantasy value is derived from compiling and stacking up receptions, we would still trust St. Brown as a WR1 against the Falcons even in a diminished state.
  • IND Quarterback #5
    Richardson is reportedly present at practice but not participating as he works his way back from a brain injury suffered in last Sunday’s win over the Texans. If he’s unable to clear protocol in time for Sunday, it will be Gardner Minshew starting for the Colts in their Week 3 contest against the Ravens. Minshew threw for 171 yards and one touchdown in relief of Richardson last week, completing 76 percent of his passes. Minshew would be on the streaming radar as a low-end QB2 if he starts.
  • CIN Quarterback #9
    Taylor also said Burrow would not in a full practice were he to suit up on Thursday. Fantasy managers can safely assume Burrow will sit Thursday, and we doubt he does anything Friday, either. Saturday’s walk-through ahead of Monday Night Football might be the first real glimpse as to Burrow’s Week 3 status. It’s a home game, so we won’t get the usual clue of whether or not Burrow takes the team flight to L.A. Taylor seems to be hinting Burrow will need at least one week on the sideline, but we also suspect he will genuinely push to play. Regardless, with the game on Monday, the time to be lining up a fantasy back-up plan is now. Bengals No. 2 Jake Browning won’t be a sufficient option in single-quarterback leagues.
  • KC Wide Receiver #19
    Toney and Richie James (knee) have both missed the first two practices to open the week, and are trending toward missing Week 3 against the Bears. If both receivers are sidelined, fellow receiver Skyy Moore could be in line for a high-volume day against one of the worst defenses in the league. Toney’s 2023 has gotten off to a rough start. The veteran receiver has already battled multiple injuries, and has just six catches for 36 yards through two games


Fields makes 'dangerous comment' citing coaches
Mike Florio and Chris Simms evaluate if the Bears’ coaching staff is trying to make Justin Fields into something he’s not, after the QB cited the coaches as a reason for him thinking too much.

NBC Sports Podcasts

Premier League

Joe Prince-Wright, Nick Mendola and Andy Edwards dig into another brewing crisis at Manchester United as they try to bounce back from three losses in four in all competitions when they visit Burnley this weekend.
Joe Prince-Wright, Nick Mendola and Andy Edwards go up and down the table to predict every fixture of Matchweek 6 in the 2023-24 Premier League season.
Joe Prince-Wright, Andy Edwards and Nick Mendola preview a titanic rivalry clash at the Emirates, as Arsenal and Tottenham battle for north London bragging rights and look to keep their unbeaten starts alive.
Brad Thomas is back with another set of his Premier League Betting Power Rankings


Get an assist with your draft with the Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide, which includes player rankings, positional tiers, projections, mock draft and much more!
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers run through signal-callers landing on Berry’s Week 3 Love/Hate list, including Tua Tagovailoa and Kirk Cousins as top-7 plays and Justin Fields as one to avoid.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers reveal their favorite bets for Thursday night’s matchup between the Giants and 49ers, including a pair of Daniel Jones props and a Nick Bosa Over.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers preview the biggest fantasy storylines for Thursday night’s matchup between the Giants and 49ers, discussing why Brock Purdy is the preferred QB and Brandon Aiyuk’s status.
The 18th Solheim Cup
Everything you need to know about the 2023 Solheim Cup matches, which will take place Sept. 22-24 in Andalucia, Spain.
Nelly Korda explains the emotions accompanying her in this year’s Solheim Cup, where she will compete without her sister, Jessica, for the first time.
Here’s how to watch this week’s Solheim Cup and more golf action from the major tours.
With the Solheim Cup set to begin Friday morning, here are the biggest questions to be answered.
The U.S. Solheim Cup captain wishes the two competitions had been tied more closely together this year.
Amy Rodgers, Cara Banks and Paige Mackenzie join Golf Today to break down Team Europe entering the 2023 Solheim Cup and how they stack up against the U.S. squad.
Seven-time U.S. Solheim Cup Cup team member Paula Creamer discusses her past Solheim Cup appearances and the nerves that come into play when playing in the event.


Dr. Diandra studies the stats to find the strengths and weaknesses of the drivers still in the hunt for the Cup Series championship.
The Xfinity Series and Cup Series teams take on Texas Motor Speedway.
NBC Sports’ Dustin Long and John Newby highlight some important questions ahead of the trip to Texas.
Past Texas winners lead drivers to watch entering the Round of 12.


Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce missed the opener with a knee injury, but he says he has fully moved past the issue as the Chiefs move into Week Three.
The Texans released defensive lineman Michael Dogbe on Wednesday and they filled the open spot on their roster on Thursday.
The euphoria surrounding the new era for the Commanders could result in federal legislation that would result in a new facility at the site of RFK Stadium.
Big Ten on NBC, Peacock
Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle preview the Week 4 showdown between Ohio State and Notre Dame, including how Sam Hartman elevates the Irish offense and how the Buckeyes offense is finding its stride.
No. 9 Notre Dame hosts No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday night, the first true test for both teams this season as they look to keep alive Playoff hopes.
Vaughn Dalzell shares how he’s attacking the game of the week between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Brad Thomas and Vaughn Dalzell give bettors their best picks for the entire Week 4 slate of the Big Ten season.
Jason Garrett joins the Notre Dame on NBC Podcast to break down Notre Dame’s upcoming game against Ohio State and what the Fighting Irish must do to beat the Buckeyes on Saturday.
Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle preview the Big Ten Week 4 matchup between Penn State and Iowa, featuring a young QB in Drew Allar who must maintain his composure and a growing star in Cade McNamara.
Following a tough loss to Washington, Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle discuss how Michigan State can rebound against Big Ten opponent Maryland in Week 4, who has yet to lose a game.

2023 Rugby World Cup on Peacock

The best of the best are in action in France through October 28th for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the action as Italy battles with Uruguay at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Check out the best moments as Australia takes on Fiji at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Check out the best moments as South Africa takes on Romania at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


Dave Shovein explores a hot-hitting outfielder that continues to fly under the radar and an outstanding streamer of Thursday’s slate of MLB action.
Jorge Montanez highlights the latest in saves and steals, including Josh Hader’s big week, Ryan Helsley performing, and Bo Naylor providing speed at the catcher position.
The Angels’ two-way star is expected to be available as a hitter on opening day next season and return to the mound in 2025.


Entering his sixth Ryder Cup, Justin Rose is ready to help his European teammates however he can in pursuit of something greater than any individual player.
Tyrrell Hatton enters his third Ryder Cup as one of the best ball-strikers in the field, as he tries to help Team Europe win on its home soil at Rome’s Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.
Matt Fitzpatrick’s consistency, poise under pressure and reputation as a closer will help Team Europe in what figures to be a tightly contested 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome.
Amy Rodgers, Cara Banks and Paige Mackenzie join Golf Today to break down Team Europe entering the 2023 Solheim Cup and how they stack up against the U.S. squad.
Wyndham Clark joins Golf Today to discuss his preparation for the 2023 Ryder Cup and what the U.S. team looks like ahead of the event.
Viktor Hovland and his ‘stellar’ game will head to Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome to represent Team Europe in the 2023 Ryder Cup.


The Thunder’s youth movement headlines our list of players to reach for in Rotoworld’s Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide.
There will be a lot of interest in one of the best shooters in the game.

College Football

The Maryland Terrapins (3-0) take on the Michigan State Spartans (2-1) this Saturday afternoon on NBC and Peacock.
Notre Dame may need to emulate Michigan to beat Ohio State this weekend, something Irish fans should take as a compliment.
Notre Dame’s next four opponents all remain undefeated, with all four looking likely to be that way when they meet the Irish, obviously beginning with No. 6 Ohio State this Saturday night.


Vaughn Dalzell breaks down his four NFL plays for Week 3 of the NFL season, including Patriots at Jets, plus picks in Thursday, Sunday, and Monday Night Football.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a sneaky bet in the Week 3 Monday Night Football matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Vaughn Dalzell shares the best angle of attack in betting on the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down how to bet on the Week 3 matchup between the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

Brother From Another

Michael Holley and Reeta Hubbard, “The NFL Chick,” parse Damian Lillard’s comments on the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant and explain some issues they had with them.
Rob Parker joins BFA to discuss the star of Deion Sanders and tell the folks who have gotten behind Colorado not to jump off the bandwagon if the Buffaloes lose a couple games.
Rob Parker joins BFA to explain why questions around Shohei Ohtani’s pitching future shouldn’t impact his upcoming payday and discuss the Padres pulling Blake Snell in the middle of a no-hitter.
Between Joe Burrow’s injury, the Browns’ issues integrating Deshaun Watson and the Steelers’ inconsistency, it’s looking like the Ravens are the class of the AFC North.

Local coverage

The winner of the 49ers-Los Angeles Rams Week 2 matchup Sunday will take sole possession of first place in the NFC West.
John Henry and Co. may have to overcome their own reputation.
The Chicago Bears caught an embarrassing stray in the wake of Justin Jefferson’s record-setting night against the Eagles on Thursday.
Swift had a career night in just his second game with the Eagles.


Prepare for fantasy hoops season and your drafts with Rotoworld’s 2023 Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide preview series!
It’s looking more like Anthony Richardson will not be available to play the Ravens this weekend.
During Monday’s game against the Browns, Steelers fans at Acrisure Stadium loudly chanted “Fire Canada” — referring to Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator, Matt Canada.
On Wednesday, 24-year-old Bears quarterback Justin Fields attempted to give detailed, meaningful information to reporters about his early-season struggles.
Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, in his first full season as the team’s starter, has gotten off to a bad start.