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  • DAL Wide Receiver #3
    Cooks missed Week 2 with the knee issue but returned to practice by Wednesday. He was then upgraded to a full participant in practice for the following two sessions. The biggest concern for his Week 3 outlook will be a possible snap count. Facing the lowly Cardinals as massive favoritea, it would make sense for the Cowboys to ease Cooks back into the lineup.
  • SF Wide Receiver #19
    Deebo suffered the rib injury during San Francisco’s Week 3 game against the Giants on Thursday. He played through the issue and even secured a 27-yard score in the fourth quarter to put New York away. Per Shanahan, Deebo is sore but did not suffer any broken or fractured ribs. It sounds like the mini-bye will allow Samuel to play through the rib injury in Week 4 against the Cardinals.
  • BAL Running Back #43
    Hill was absent from all three practices this week, and the Ravens signed Kenyan Drake on Wednesday, signaling that Hill was unlikely to play on Sunday. Hill’s absence will make the Ravens backfield a weird one to rely on for fantasy purposes. Melvin Gordon was active in Week 2 but didn’t receive a touch, and Drake only recently joined the team but spent the preseason with the Colts. Gus Edwards feels like the only running back on this team to trust in Week 3, and will be a touchdown dependent RB2/RB3.
  • BAL Wide Receiver #3
    Beckham missed all three practices this week despite head coach John Harbaugh downplaying the severity of his injury. OBJ did try to play on his injured ankle in Week 2 against the Bengals, so it’s possible he’ll only miss one or two games, but we know he’s at least out for Week 3 against the Colts. Rashod Bateman and Nelson Agholor could both benefit from OBJ’s absence, but it was Bateman who led all receivers in second-half snaps (21) after OBJ was ruled out.
  • GB Running Back #33
    Jones missed Week 2 because of the hamstring issue but got in a trio of limited practice sessions this week. That puts him on the right side of questionable for Sunday, though it’s still possible Green Bay sits him for another week. He would be a risky RB2 option if he is active. His return would knock AJ Dillon down into the RB3/4 range.
  • GB Wide Receiver #9
    Watson has missed the Packers’ first two games of the year because of the hamstring issue but got in a pair of limited practices this week. He is truly a game-time call versus the Saints. Even if he can go, it’s safe to say his reps will be severely limited. Fantasy managers should wait a week before throwing him back into the lineup.
  • BUF Tight End #88
    Dalton Kincaid SZN may be on hold for at least one more week, and Knox took the leap from not practicing on Wednesday and Thursday to being a full participant on Friday. The veteran tight end has seen a near 50-50 split with Kincaid through the first two games of the season, but has just six receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown on nine targets. Assuming he suits up, Knox is nothing more than a TE2 option in Week 3 against the Commanders.
  • LV Wide Receiver #16
    Meyers missed Week 2 because of the concussion but was back at practice on Wednesday. He was upgraded to a full session on Thursday and appears to be entirely cleared from the Raiders’ injury report heading into the weekend. Meyers racked up nine catches for 81 yards and a pair of scores in his Las Vegas debut. He looks like a strong bet for WR2/3 numbers as an integral part of McDaniels’ offense.
  • TEN Wide Receiver #10
    Hopkins popped up on Thursday’s injury reported and was listed as a limited participant. The veteran receiver battled through the same ankle injury in Week 2 against the Chargers, but seems to be trending in the wrong direction this week. The fact he played in Week 2 despite missing all three practices last week is enough for us to not rule him out heading into the weekend, but fantasy managers should have other plans in place if he is held out.
  • LAC Running Back #30
    After missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday as well, it’s safe to rule out Ekeler for Week 3 against the Vikings. Ekeler said earlier this week his injury was a “day-to-day, week-to-week type of situation.” It sounds like a Week 4 return is up in the air as well. With the Chargers’ passing game capable of carrying the load on offense until Ekeler returns, the need for LA to rush him back is low. Joshua Kelley will start versus a weak Minnesota run defense. After seeing the bulk of the work in Week 2, he will project for high-end RB2 numbers this week.


'Never felt' like Giants had a chance vs. 49ers
Mike Florio and Peter King reflect on Thursday night's Giants-49ers clash, highlighting why San Francisco is living up to its preseason billing as a Super Bowl favorite.

NBC Sports Podcasts

Premier League

Erling Haaland is again leading the way. Will he cruise to another Golden Boot?
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Alan Shearer is the king of Premier League goal scorers, but Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is racing to challenge his crown.


Get an assist with your draft with the Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide, which includes player rankings, positional tiers, projections, mock draft and much more!
Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers each give their pitch for one NFL Week 3 line brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook, with Jay eyeing a Bijan Robinson Over and Connor expecting the Dolphins to take care of business.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers analyze start-worthy fantasy options for games with high point totals, including Chargers-Vikings, Broncos-Dolphins and Bears-Chiefs.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers review the latest practice report updates, where Joe Burrow’s status remains uncertain, what Kenneth Gainwell’s return to practice means for D’Andre Swift and more.
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.
The U.S. and Europe are using a lot of the same foursomes teams they used on Day 1.
Emily Kristine Pedersen reflects on the “surreal” experience of making a hole-in-one on Day 1 and Maja Stark discusses how it felt to play in the Solheim Cup as a rookie.
Georgia Hall and Leona Maguire went back and forth with Lexi Thompson and Lilia Vu right down to the 18th hole, but it was the European duo that pulled out a much-needed fourball victory at the Solheim Cup.
Rose Zhang and Megan Khang discuss the keys to securing a half point for the U.S. after a back-and-forth match in Day 1 of the Solheim Cup.
Cara Banks and Paige MacKenzie discuss the biggest takeaways from the opening day of the 2023 Solheim Cup after the underdog United States team raced out to a 5-3 win over Europe.
Check out the best shots and moments from the opening day of action at the Solheim Cup, where Team USA took the lead after foursomes and fourballs.


The Xfinity Series teams take on Texas Motor Speedway for the first time this season.
The Cup Series race will be at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday on USA Network.
Denny Hamlin says his driving style mirrors the determination Michael Jordan displayed on the court.
Nate Ryan, Parker Kligerman and Kyle Petty preview the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs Round of 12 opener at Texas, discussing if tire issues will be as common as last year and the impact of this being at 400 miles race.


Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be in Cleveland this weekend, but it’s unclear if he’ll be in the Titans’ lineup on Sunday.
The Steelers ruled out receiver/returner Gunner Olszewski for Sunday’s game.
Beckham injured his ankle in last Sunday’s win over the Bengals.
Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
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.
Notre Dame may need to emulate Michigan to beat Ohio State this weekend, something Irish fans should take as a compliment.
It’s a busy schedule for Ohio State’s Donovan Jackson as he prepares for this weekend’s matchup with Notre Dame.
Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle discuss the significance of Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman playing against his alma mater in Ohio State and how learning from past mistakes has prepared Freeman for success.
A year ago, Notre Dame’s best defense against Ohio State was the sputtering Irish offense. Now, Notre Dame might trust its defense enough to let Sam Hartman and the Irish offense play to its peak in Saturday’s top-10 tilt.

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.
Watch full highlights from Argentina’s battle with Samoa at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the action as France battles with Namibia at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the action as Italy battles with Uruguay at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


George Bissell breaks down Mark Vientos’ recent hot streak and a pair of intriguing young pitchers in the latest Pickups of the Day.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down the three-horse race in the AL West and how he would hedge his Houston Astros bet.
Greenberg was the Blackhawks’ associate general manager for 1 1/2 years after working in baseball for 15-plus years.
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.


Cara Banks and Paige MacKenzie discuss the biggest takeaways from the opening day of the 2023 Solheim Cup after the underdog United States team raced out to a 5-3 win over Europe.
Check out the best shots and moments from the opening day of action at the Solheim Cup, where Team USA took the lead after foursomes and fourballs.
Nicolai Hojgaard looks to translate his strong play as of late into a memorable first appearance for Team Europe at the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Watch Team USA’s Lexi Thompson and Megan Khang square off against Team Europe’s Maja Stark and Linn Grant during day one of the 2023 Solheim Cup.
Danielle Kang buries a birdie from distance off the green on the Par 4 No. 13, but Celine Boutier answers in kind for Europe to halve the hole.
Anna Nordqvist interrupts a run of three-straight hole wins for the USA tandem of Nelly Korda and Allisen Corpuz, drilling a birdie putt from distance on the Par 3 No. 6 to stop the bleeding.


The Warriors are going with flexibility (another way of saying nobody blew them away).
There are some signs talks are getting serious, but what is changing that can make the trade a reality?
Tyrese Haliburton and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander look to stamp their names among the fantasy hoops elite in our Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide’s 9-Cat rankings.
Prepare for fantasy hoops season and your drafts with Rotoworld’s 2023 Fantasy Basketball Draft Guide preview series!

College Football

The No. 6 Buckeyes and No. 9 Fighting Irish renew a relatively infrequent but storied rivalry.
Harbaugh missed the first three games of the season because of a school-imposed suspension but will be back Saturday against Rutgers — his 100th game at his alma mater.
Brad Thomas found another player prop in this game that he likes in Ohio State at Notre Dame
The Maryland Terrapins (3-0) take on the Michigan State Spartans (2-1) this Saturday afternoon on NBC and Peacock.


Week 4 College Football Player Props Primer
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down the three-horse race in the AL West and how he would hedge his Houston Astros bet.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss Bijan Robinson’s odds to win NFL Offensive Player of the Year and why the Atlanta Falcons rookie is a viable bet to win the award.

Brother From Another

Michael Holley, Jim Trotter and Ashley Nicole Moss discuss Micah Parsons’ practice reps on offense, what’s difference for Dallas this year and how expectations shift for the 49ers and Cowboys.
Michael Holley, Jim Trotter and Natalie discuss why they love Deion Sanders’ latest comments about why he’s more than just a moment at Colorado.
Michael Holley and Jim Trotter explain why Justin Fields’ comments about the Bears’ struggles were an honest characterization of where the organization currently finds itself.
Michael Holley, Jim Trotter and Natalie weigh in on Damian Lillard’s comments about being the NBA’s best point guard and explain why Steph Curry remains the position’s premier option.

Local coverage

Christian McCaffrey has been the best running back in the NFL so far this season.
It looks like there are no hard feelings between Justin Fields and Luke Getsy after a drama-filled week at Halas Hall.
A.J. Brown spoke about his sideline spat with Jalen Hurts for the first time on Thursday afternoon.
The talented Marlins GM boasts experience that Chaim Bloom lacked.


Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers said last week that “anything’s possible” when he was asked about trying to return from a torn Achilles before the end of the 2023 season, but he said Friday that he’s not putting any timeline in place at this point in the rehab process.
Vikings left tackle Christian Darrisaw is set to return to the lineup this weekend.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is making progress with his calf injury.
On Thursday, the Cowboys lost cornerback Trevon Diggs to a torn ACL during practice.
Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel is listed as questionable to face the Bills on Sunday.