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Peter King reviews the biggest NFL storylines following an eventful Week 3 in Football Morning in America.

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  • KC Quarterback #15
    Mahomes’ ankled was rolled up on by a defender late in the second quarter of the Chiefs’ win over the Bears, but he returned to play a few more downs before Andy Reid called off the wolves in the third quarter. The injury didn’t look good on video, but Mahomes isn’t one to take plays off if he thinks he can. We’ll see if he pops up on Wednesday’s injury report, but it sounds like he’ll be fine for Week 4 against the Jets.
  • KC Running Back #10
    The raw snap numbers suggest some kind of a backfield split, but Pacheco was in on 51.1 percent of the snaps Mahomes played on — a season-high for the Chiefs’ RB1. If we look at it from this angle, Pacheco has seen an increased snap share in each of his last three games, and has totaled 202 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown through three games. Pacheco has handled 42.7 percent of the Chiefs’ rush attempts, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire saw 14 carries in the team’s Week 3 smashing of the Bears. Pacheco will have strong RB2 upside in Week 4 against the Jets.
  • PIT Running Back #30
    Warren’s 45.2 percent snap share in Sunday’s win marked his highest snap share of the season, as the former UDFA continues to slowly work into Najee Harris’ workload. As runners, both Warren and Harris have struggled through the first three weeks, but Warren has proven to be the better fantasy asset thanks to his receiving upside. In PPR leagues, Warren has outscored Harris in every game this season and has 12 receptions for 101 yards on the season. On a week-to-week basis, both backs are hard to trust for fantasy purposes, but Warren isn’t going away and will continue to be a thorn for those who rostered Harris.
  • SEA Running Back #26
    In addition to snaps, Charbonnet also saw a season-high 11 opportunities in the win. He was effective with them, totaling 45 yards on those touches, but he still worked well behind Kenneth Walker. Interestingly, Charbonnet also ran 16 routes to Walker’s 10, which could be something to monitor in the coming weeks. The Seahawks appear to be easing Charbonnet into action, which could be due to an injury that slowed him in training camp. However, his snaps and opportunities have steadily increased each week, making him a worthwhile stash for any managers in leagues where he may be available.
  • NYJ Running Back #20
    Remember to temper expectations here, folks. Hall and the Jets were abysmal in Week 3 — a theme that has become all too familiar with Zach Wilson under center. Despite operating as the clear lead back, Hall managed only 27 yards from scrimmage on 13 touches and now has 183 total yards on the season. Although, his 83-yard run in Week 1 against the Bills carries most of that production. While the snap totals are encouraging, Hall is best left on the bench in Week 4 against the Jets in, you guessed it, primetime.
  • LAC Wide Receiver #81
    Williams is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his injury, but things didn’t look good for the veteran receiver on Sunday. Williams struggled to put weight on his leg after going down and was eventually carted off to the locker room. Rookie receiver Quentin Johnston stepped in two passes for 25 yards and could be in line for a more significant role if Williams is out.
  • DEN Wide Receiver
    Mims will once again pop in the fantasy box score, but credit to Sean Payton for staying true to his word. Mims played on 16 snaps in Week 2 against the Commanders but caught 2-of-2 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown. Later in the week, Payton said he wouldn’t commit to giving Mims more snaps, and in a game his team lost 70-20, Payton ran his rookie receiver out for just 15 snaps on the day. Mims did score on a 99-yard kick return touchdown to bolster his fantasy day, but he’ll be hard to trust in fantasy until Payton realizes he’s sleeping on the team’s best receiver.
  • LV Quarterback #10
    Garoppolo played the entirety of Sunday’s loss, but was not available to speak to reporters due to the team evaluating him. Garoppolo threw for 324-2-3 in the Raiders’ loss, and also briefly left the game for what appeared to be an ankle injury in the first half. We’ll know more on Garoppolo’s status soon, but if he’s unable to go in Week 4 against the Chargers, backup quarterback Brian Hoyer could be in line for the start.
  • LV Wide Receiver #13
    The two targets take Renfrow’s season total to just three looks through three games, leaving Renfrow with little fantasy value moving forward. The Raiders’ pass offense simply runs almost entirely through Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers, with only the running backs seeing more than just two targets in Week 3. It appears to be full on abandon ship mode for Renfrow and the remaining secondary options in this Raiders offense.
  • LV Wide Receiver #16
    Meyers and Davante Adams combined to account for 32 targets on 44 Jimmy Garoppolo pass attempts against the Steelers, good for a tidy 73 percent combined target market share. And as anomalous as that sounds, the two combined for a similarly massive portion of the available targets in Week 1, the only other game this season where the two were both healthy. It seems this pass offense is going to continue to be highly concentrated moving forward, giving fantasy managers and DFSers alike the kind of bankable production that can be counted on week in and week out.
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Maria Taylor, Mike Florio, Devin McCourty, Jason Garrett and Matthew Berry dive into Week 3, where the Dolphins nearly broke an NFL record, the Cardinals defeated the Cowboys and more.
The Steelers found momentum early and plowed through the entire game to hold off a late push from the Raiders and earn a 23-18 win on SNF.
Jimmy Garoppolo slips a pass through to Davante Adams for the TD, giving the Raiders life in the fourth quarter against the Steelers.
Kenny Pickett threads a pass to Pat Freiermuth in the back left corner of the end zone to extend the Steelers’ lead to 23-7 late in the third quarter against the Raiders.
Levi Wallace, T.J. Watt and Kenny Pickett join Melissa Stark to reflect on the game-winning interception, explain why it was a collective team effort and share how the Steelers are finding their offensive identity.
Kenny Pickett finds Calvin Austin deep over the middle of the field on third down, and the extra point draws the Steelers even with the Raiders 7-7 in the first quarter.
Patrick Peterson joins the PSNFF crew to explain why there’s no where else he’d rather play, what makes Mike Tomlin ‘different,’ how Kenny Pickett has impressed him and more.



Dolphins among current kings of NFL after Week 3
Mike Florio and Chris Simms weigh in on Mike McDaniel’s decision not to chase the NFL scoring record in the Dolphins’ blowout win over the Broncos in Week 3.


Sunday’s game between New England and New York included an allegation by Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner that Patriots quarterback Mac Jones hit Sauce in the meat.
The NFL uses tracking technology to record players’ speeds when carrying the ball for the league’s Next Gen Stats, and that technology shows what an enormous speed gap exists between the Dolphins and the rest of the NFL.
The Bears had an eventful week leading up to Sunday’s game in Kansas City.

Matthew Berry

Matthew Berry breaks down his positional rankings for Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season.
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.

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

Lawrence Jackson breaks down how De’Von Achane and Tank Dell have been rookie sensations early in the season.
Eric Samulski gives his full defense rankings for Week 3 of the Fantasy Football season.
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.
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The Chargers’ win over the Vikings on Sunday may have had a very costly injury.
Chargers head coach Brandon Staley’s fourth-down decision-making has made him a magnet for criticism over the last few years and he set himself up for more brickbats in Minnesota on Sunday.
The Cowboys came into Sunday as heavy favorites to improve to 3-0 by beating the Cardinals, but they wound up getting punched in the face by the previously winless Cardinals.
Crowd noise is generally a problem for offenses when teams are playing on the road, but that wasn’t the case for the Vikings on Sunday.
The presence of Taylor Swift in the crowd meant that Patrick Mahomes might not have been the biggest celebrity at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, but his day offered a reminder of why everyone turned out to watch him play.
Every Sunday night, the Football Night in America crew tries to make sense of the day that was in the National Football League.
Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels was faced with a decision on fourth-and-4 from the Steelers’ 8-yard-line with just over two minutes left in Sunday night’s game.
The Steelers ran into travel troubles on their way home after Sunday night’s win in Las Vegas.
Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was evaluated for a concussion after Sunday night’s loss to the Steelers.
Pittsburgh intercepted Jimmy Garoppolo three times in the road victory.