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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.
  • Jax Wide Receiver #7
    That’s two straight missed practices for Jones, who was called day-to-day by head coach Doug Pederson earlier in the week. Two missed practices to start the week could be an indicator that Jones will miss Week 3 against the Texans, but he still has a chance to log a limited session on Friday. If Jones is held out, Jamal Agnew has a chance to see an increase in snaps, but would be hard to trust as anything more than a deep FLEX play.
  • 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 Running Back #5
    Most indications point toward Montgomery sitting out Week 3 against the Falcons, most telling of which are his back-to-back DNPs to begin the week. Dealing with a deep, painful bruise, Montgomery will probably need at least one week to heal up, but fantasy managers can be optimistic about his Week 4 status. It will be Craig Reynolds operating as the 1B to Jahmyr Gibbs’ 1A if D-Mont sits against the Falcons, as expected.
  • 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.

Football Morning in America

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



Week 3 preview: Panthers vs. Seahawks
Mike Florio and Chris Simms discuss whether the struggling offense of the Carolina Panthers can snap into shape in Week 3 as they head to Seattle to take on a formidable defense that is coming off a big road win.


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.
Browns running back Nick Chubb is out for the year after a knee injury he suffered on a hit by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick on Monday night and Fitzpatrick addressed the play for the first time on Thursday.
For three seasons, Vic Fangio was the Broncos head coach, leading them to a 19-30 overall record from 2019 to 2021.

Matthew Berry

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.
Matthew Berry breaks down his positional rankings for Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season.
Matthew Berry explains why early-season fantasy darlings Brian Robinson, Puka Nacua and Hunter Henry should continue to deliver ahead of Week 3 matchups.
Matthew Berry weighs in on Austin Ekeler’s injury status and explains why the lack of a clear timetable presents several concerns for fantasy lineups.

Simms Unbuttoned

Chris Simms and Mike Florio detail why the Eagles must find their offensive groove in Week 3 against an effective Buccaneers defense on the road.
Chris Simms and Mike Florio preview Sunday Night Football’s clash between the Steelers and Raiders, detailing why Pittsburgh’s offense needs to show immediate improvement in Week 3.
Chris Simms and Mike Florio explain why the Chiefs improved defense could create problems for Justin Fields and the Bears in Week 3 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Chris Simms gives his headlines for NFL Week 2, in which the Falcons picked up an encouraging win over the Packers, Sam Howell impressed for the Commanders and Justin Fields’ Bears continued to stumble out of the gate.

Rotoworld Fantasy Football

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.
Patrick Daugherty ranks and evaluates all of Week 3’s top tight end, kicker, and defense plays.
Patrick Daugherty ranks and evaluates all of Week 3’s top plays at quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end, kicker and defense.
Patrick Daugherty ranks and evaluates all of Week 3’s top receiver plays.
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.

More NFL News

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.
All games, straight up and against the spread.
It is looking a lot like Andy Dalton will be starting at quarterback for the Panthers in Seattle this Sunday.
Poles said no one sees Justin Fields as a “finger pointer” after Wednesday’s comments.
Deion Sanders is the talk of the football world right now, with his undefeated Colorado Buffaloes the surprise team of this NCAA season.
Patrick Daugherty ranks and evaluates all of Week 3’s top running back plays.
Patrick Daugherty ranks and evaluates all of Week 3’s top quarterback plays.
The Chiefs and Bears will play one another this weekend in a matchup that will have a lot of eyeballs on it given that it’s scheduled for 4:25 p.m.
One of the first questions to come to mind when the Vikings traded for running back Cam Akers was what the deal means for Minnesota’s current starter.
The Falcons were down 12 points in the fourth quarter against the Packers last Sunday and the odds of a team quarterbacked by Desmond Ridder coming back from that deficit in the final 15 minutes weren’t great, but that’s exactly what happened.