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  • MIA Wide Receiver #17
    Chosen’s elevation is not noteworthy in and of itself, but when taken through the light of Jaylen Waddle’s designation as questionable due to concussion, it becomes a bit more prevalent. Waddle was able to get in a limited session on Friday, but practiced in a red non-contact jersey which hints that the standout wide receiver still has steps left to clear in the league’s five-step concussion protocol. Whether or not he is able to clear those steps before Sunday remains to be seen, but the elevation of Robbie Chosen does not bode well for his chances of returning to action in time for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. We’ll hear final word when the team releases their inactives list tomorrow. Fantasy managers at least get the pleasantry of having the knowledge of Waddle’s status early in the day with the Dolphins playing in the early games.
  • PHI Running Back #35
    Scott managed a limited session on Saturday but was ultimately unable to make enough progress through the league’s concussion protocol to be cleared to play Monday. The fact that he wasn’t listed as questionable means that there were a significant number of steps left to clear before he could return to the lineup. Watkins remains out with a hamstring injury after not being able to practice in any fashion this week.
  • LAR Wide Receiver #17
    Head coach Sean McVay relayed that he expects the surging rookie to play against the Bengals in Week 3 even though he is listed as questionable. Nacua has set multiple rookie records through his first two professional outings, including most targets for a rookie through two games, most targets for a rookie in a single game, and most reception for a rookie in a single game.
  • CIN Tight End #84
    Smith first popped on the team’s injury report on Friday, meaning he likely picked up the injury during the team’s first practice session of the week on Thursday. He was able to manage back-to-back limited sessions on Friday and Saturday but draws the doubtful tag for Monday Night Football against the Rams. Drew Sample and Mitchell Wilcox are on hand to handle tight end duties for a Bengals team that could also be without quarterback Joe Burrow, who is listed as questionable after aggravating the calf injury he suffered in camp.
  • NO EDGE #96
    Granderson, a former undrafted free agent, is in the midst of a true breakout season for the Saints and was proactively compensated for his growth. The Saints originally signed Granderson before the 2019 season and he has since worked his way into one of the mainstays of the Dennis Allen and Joe Woods defense.
  • NYJ Tackle #76
    That could spell trouble for fill-in quarterback Zach Wilson, who will now be without his starting left tackle against the stout Patriots defense. Head coach Robert Saleh said yesterday that he expected Brown to play in Week 3. Billy Turner could slide right into the starting left tackle spot of the team could move right tackle Mekhi Becton to the left side to protect Wilson’s blind side.
  • NE Cornerback #31
    New England again finds themselves thin in the secondary with three of their top four corners out for Week 3. Rookies Christian Gonzalez and Amir Speed are likely to see increased roles in the absence of Jonathan Jones, Jack Jones, and Marcus Jones.
  • CAR Quarterback #16
    Just days after joining the organization, Luton will no back up veteran quarterback Andy Dalton in Week 3 against the Seahawks. Rookie starter Bryce Young has already been ruled out with an ankle injury.
  • CIN Quarterback #9
    The Bengals also signed free agent quarterback AJ McCarron to their practice squad on Saturday, giving the sense that Burrow, who managed a limited showing in practice on Friday after consecutive “DNP” to start the week, could be in legitimate danger of missing Week 3. Burrow aggravated the calf injury he sustained in camp in Week 2. We’re still waiting on the final injury report from the team. Fantasy managers with Burrow will need to make a contingency plan considering the team plays on Monday.
  • IND Running Back #27
    Sermon takes the spot of Deon Jackson, who was released after starting Week 1. Zack Moss remains the favorite to lead Indy’s Week 3 backfield with Sermon likely mixing in as the RB2.

Football Morning in America

The dominant Dallas Cowboys lead Peter King’s NFL power rankings through Week 2.



Are Purdy, San Francisco 49ers overhyped?
Natalie and Kelsey Nicole Nelson recap the 49ers dominant win against the Giants, whether Brock Purdy is getting too much credit and Saquon Barkley absence.


Zac Taylor says “we’ll see” if Burrow can play, adding they have another 48 hours.
The Commanders will have wide receiver Curtis Samuel and safety Kam Curl in the lineup on Sunday.

Matthew Berry

Matthew Berry breaks down his positional rankings for Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers review Berry’s pass catcher Love/Hate for Week 3, expecting Puka Nacua’s rise to continue, as well as outlooks for A.J. Brown and Evan Engram in favorable matchups.
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher, and Connor Rogers discuss players landing on Berry’s RB Love/Hate, including Travis Etienne, Kyren Williams, Jahmyr Gibbs, and others.
Matthew Berry and Co. discuss the fantasy implications of Cam Akers’ arrival in Minnesota, discussing why this is “best case scenario” for Akers and the impact it may have on Alexander Mattison’s long-term outlook.

Simms Unbuttoned

Mike Florio and Chris Simms explain why they like Jacksonville over the Houston Texans in Week 3, but still need to see offensive improvement from the Jaguars who are playing below their talent level.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms give their best bets for NFL Week 3, including the San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs and more.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms break down the matchup between the unpredictable Lions and a consistent Atlanta Falcons team that Simms believes is the “real deal” and should come out on top vs. Detroit.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms preview the Dolphins home-opener vs. the “desperate” Broncos, where Miami’s run game and strong O-line will make them difficult for winless Denver to compete against.

Rotoworld Fantasy Football

Matthew Berry breaks down his positional rankings for Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season.
Zachary Krueger dives into expected fantasy points from Week 2 and highlights a few players who could be flying under the radar heading into Week 3.
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down his fantasy football starts and sits for Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season.
Patrick Daugherty, Denny Carter and Kyle Dvorchak break down the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers and why Minnesota’s passing game brings fantasy value to the Vikings receivers.
Bet the Edge Podcast

Bet the EDGE with Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick is here to provide listeners with sharp actionable insight, market analysis and statistical data to help bettors gain more information before placing their wagers. So whether you’re targeting spreads and totals, looking for value in futures markets or circling player props, give our podcast a listen to give you that extra edge.

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No matter how well a team is doing, there’s always something that can be improved.
The Colts are continuing to make moves at running back as they try to account for the absence of Jonathan Taylor.
Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase doesn’t want quarterback Joe Burrow to play.
On Sunday night, Patriots special teamer Brenden Schooler pulled off an outstanding blocked field goal, lining up near the sideline but then sprinting toward the middle of the field just before the ball was snapped, and then running directly past the Dolphins’ blockers to dive in front of the kick.
The 49ers spent the 14th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft on defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, and after his first three seasons that looked like a mistake: Kinlaw just couldn’t stay healthy, playing 24 games and missing 26 games over his first three NFL seasons.
Baltimore put one starter on injured reserve this week and listed seven more as out.
During his long winning streak against the Bears when he was quarterbacking the Packers, Aaron Rodgers famously yelled to Bears fans, “I own you.”
Earlier this week, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll heaped praise on Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young.