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  • SEA Wide Receiver #14
    It still appears to be maintenance, as Metcalf played through the issue in Week 2 and coach Pete Carroll has said he expects him to do so again against the Panthers. There is the risk Seattle decides they don’t need Metcalf to beat Carolina, but that seems remote. Fantasy managers can keep Metcalf penciled into their WR2 spot.
  • NYG Running Back #26
    There have been a truly absurd amount of word games going on with Barkley’s injury, but he has finally confirmed what seemed obvious when he required the assistance of two other players to get off the field on Sunday. Barkley told Rooks his Thursday absence was a “pain-tolerance issue,” but not even the most highly-rehabbed NFL player could play through a high sprain four days after the fact. Two weeks is a bit of a different story, though those kind of heroics are usually saved for the playoffs. Barkley does have 11 more days to get healed up for Week 4 with the Giants playing on Monday Night Football. We would still expect him to need at least one more week.
  • NYG Wide Receiver #17
    It ended up being a relatively quick recovery for the impressive 2022 rookie, who went down last Week 11. The Giants still badly need play-making ability in their skill corps, but Robinson figures to be nowhere close to ready for a high-volume role. For now, he is merely worth monitoring in 12-14 team leagues. Inactive for the Giants are RB Saquon Barkley, LT Andrew Thomas, LB Azeez Ojulari, OG Ben Bredeson, CB Cor’Dale Flott, S Gervarrius Owens and DT Jordon Riley.
  • SF Wide Receiver #11
    Aiyuk probably would have played were it not for the short week. Instead, he’ll now have 10 days to get healthy for San Francisco’s Week 4 walkover against the Cardinals. Jauan Jennings and rookie Ronnie Bell will pick up Aiyuk’s lost snaps, but Deebo Samuel and George Kittle are the only Niners pass catchers worth rolling out there in re-draft.
  • NE Defensive Back #25
    It means the defensive depth piece/randomly-deployed offensive weapon must miss at least the next four games. In reality, it is probably a season-ending injury. It further thins a New England secondary already hit hard by injury.
  • NE Quarterback #7
    The quarterback is being plucked off the Bengals’ practice squad, leaving Cincinnati without a No. 2 quarterback for Monday evening against the Rams should Joe Burrow (calf) be sidelined. It is perhaps a sign Burrow will go. A cynic might note New England’s signing coincides with facing Grier’s ex-team the Cowboys in 10 days.
  • LV Wide Receiver #16
    It means that, barring an unexpected setback, Meyers will be ready to return against the Steelers after missing one game. One of Week 1’s biggest surprises with his 9/81/2 line, Meyers feels like he could probably stick around as a WR3 in this narrowly-distributed offense.
  • NYJ Running Back #20
    The Jets will continue to limit Hall’s practice reps, but his Sunday status is not a concern. The same is not true for his offense, which is severely limited by Zach Wilson’s struggles under center. Matchups can’t get much worse than the Cowboys — so Week 2 should be something of a low point — but Hall has still descended to boom/bust RB2 territory without Aaron Rodgers under center.
  • CIN Quarterback #9
    This was what we expected from Burrow, as the Bengals opened their first practice of the week in preparation for Monday night’s matchup against the Rams. Burrow said earlier that his calf is “not as sore” as it was earlier in the week, but didn’t commit to playing on Monday. Fantasy managers waiting to hear on Burrow’s status should have a backup plan in place, given that way may not know whether or not he’s playing until closer to kickoff. If Burrow is unable to go, Jake Browning would be in line for the start. Fantasy managers shouldn’t bank on Browning as their contingency plan.
  • LAR Wide Receiver #17
    The Rams don’t play until Monday night, leaving Nacua with two days of practice still to go. Head coach Sean McVay said he plans to limit Nacua in practice due to his injury, but doesn’t believe he will be affected come game day. Nacua is seeing all-world volume in the Rams offense and has quickly turned into one of the best late-round values we’ve seen in fantasy. He’ll be a must-start high-end WR2 against the Bengals in prime time.

Football Morning in America

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



Do goalposts move too much for Cowboys, 49ers?
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.


San Francisco running back Christian McCaffrey has scored a touchdown in 11 consecutive games.
Tyreek Hill popped up on the practice report Wednesday with an ankle injury that limited him.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was on the practice field on Thursday.
Zach Wilson’s first start of the 2023 season didn’t go all that well, but the Jets have not deviated from their plan to stick with him as their starting quarterback in the wake of Aaron Rodgers’ torn Achilles.

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

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.
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.

Rotoworld Fantasy Football

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.
Patrick Daugherty, Denny Carter and Kyle Dvorchak discuss Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery’s injury and what it means for Jahmyr Gibbs’ fantasy value against the Atlanta Falcons.
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.
Bet the Edge Podcast

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More NFL News

Pro Bowl cornerback Trevon Diggs tore an ACL at Thursday’s practice, and he wasn’t the only player who was injured.
Colorado coach Deion Sanders told Rich Eisen last week that Deion “would never” bolt the Buffaloes for the NFL.
Veteran wide receiver Chris Conley will be available for the 49ers on Thursday night.
Packers running back Aaron Jones was back on the practice field Thursday.
Before Bruce Arians unretired to become the head coach of the Buccaneers in 2019, he said he’d return for only one job — the Browns.
The two-time Pro Bowler injured his knee at Thursday’s practice.
Bears quarterback Justin Fields’ comments about why he feels like he played “robotic” in last weekend’s loss to the Buccaneers got a big reaction on Wednesday because they included his feeling that coaching was part of the reason for that feeling.
The most consequential headline for the Bears on Wednesday centered on a sensationalized tweet that grossly exaggerated the comments of quarterback Justin Fields.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had the same answer to every question about his availability for Monday Night Football.
Running back Cam Akers is officially a member of the Vikings.