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  • KC Linebacker #32
    Fellow linebacker Willie Gay is listed as questionable with a quad injury. It’s possible the team is without a pair of interior linebackers for Week 3. Though it won’t move the betting lines, it could give Justin Fields some extra upside as a runner.
  • MIA Running Back #26
    Ahmed served as Raheem Mostert’s backup for the first two games of the year. That role will finally be passed to third-round rookie De’Von Achane. The speedster earned one target and one carry in Week 2 after being a healthy scratch to open the season.
  • DET Tackle #68
    Decker missed yet another week of practiced after going down in the Lions’ Week 1 opener against the Chiefs. The veteran tackle was replaced by Penei Sewell in last week’s loss to the Seahawks, and can be expected to be replaced by Sewell again in Week 3.
  • SF General Manager
    The 49ers announced the extensions of Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan at the same time. Though Lynch has made a number of head-scratching picks in the draft, he has always found a way out of the holes he dug for himself. For Trey Lance, his most infamous pick that also featured a trade of multiple first-round selections, the life raft was hitting on Brock Purdy with the final pick in the draft. Lynch has also assembled an elite core of pass-catching weapons for Purdy with players tailored to his skill set and Kyle Shanahan’s scheme around every corner. A Super Bowl victory has eluded the duo for seven years, but they have been tantalizing close numerous times, including a Super Bowl berth and a pair of NFC Championship losses. Sitting at 3-0 to start the 2023 season, the hope will be that Purdy is just good enough to get the team over the hump.
  • SF Head Coach
    The move was announced as a multi-year extension, though no concrete details have been leaked yet. Keeping Shanahan under contract is a no-brainer for the 49ers. Three games into his seventh season as the boss in San Francisco, Shanahan is 55-46 with 22 of his losses coming in his first two seasons. He has mounted successful seasons with a rotating cast of quarterbacks at his disposal and is widely thought of as one of the greatest offensive minds the league has ever seen. General manager John Lynch was also extended, keeping the band together for years to come.
  • LAC Linebacker #97
    Bosa played on the same injured hamstring last week and casually went out and totaled two sacks and two TFLs against the Titans. He was a limited participant in two of the team’s three practices this week and will in all likelihood play in Week 3 as the Chargers look to secure their first win of the season.
  • LAC Running Back #30
    This was always expected to be the case, especially after Ekeler said on his own podcast that this was “a day-to-day, week-to-week type of situation.” The Chargers will once again rely on Joshua Kelley to serve in a lead back role while hoping for better results against the Vikings. It’s only been two weeks, but the Vikings have allowed the fourth-most rushing yards per game on the season, and were obliterated by D’Andre Swift Swift (28-175-1) and the Eagles last week. Kelley will have some high-end RB2 appeal.
  • DET Wide Receiver #14
    St. Brown missed Wednesday’s practice but was back on the field Thursday in a limited capacity. He was upgraded to a full-participant on Friday and should play despite carrying a questionable tag into the Week. St. Brown will be in his typical high-volume role, and can be penciled in as a top-12 option for Week 3.
  • DET Running Back #5
    Montgomery never really expected to play this week after being carted off with a bad thigh bruise last week. The veteran running back didn’t log a practice this week, but could be in line for Week 4 if his recovery continues to go well. Logic would tell us that Jahmyr Gibbs will be in line for a busy day against the Falcons, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Craig Reynolds also earn some snaps, as the Lions can’t help but use their first-round running back as nothing more than a role player.
  • KC Wide Receiver #19
    Toney did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, but may have logged a limited session on Friday based on what we’ve seen online. The oft-injured receiver is once again dealing with another ailment that threatens to sideline him for Week 3, and is truly questionable heading into the weekend. If he’s unable to go, Skyy Moore could be in line for more targets with Richie James (knee) also being ruled out.

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Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said today that he feels for Alan Williams, the defensive coordinator who resigned this week for reasons that remain mysterious.
Running back Kareem Hunt just re-signed with the Browns on Wednesday after the team lost Nick Chubb to a season-ending knee injury.
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be in Cleveland this weekend, but it’s unclear if he’ll be in the Titans’ 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.
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More NFL News

The Steelers ruled out receiver/returner Gunner Olszewski for Sunday’s game.
Beckham injured his ankle in last Sunday’s win over the Bengals.
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.
All signs this week have pointed toward Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson missing Sunday’s game against the Ravens with a concussion and the team has now made an official announcement.
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