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  • HOU Safety #5
    Pitre was injured in the Texans’ season opener against the Ravens and is now slated to miss his second-consecutive game. The start safety was replayed by M.J. Stewart and DeAndre Houston-Carson last week, as the two figure to both see action again this week. The Texans also ruled out LB Denzel Perryman (hand/wrist) and CB Derek Stingley (hamstring).
  • GB Tackle #69
    Bakhtiari missed Week 2 with the knee issue and will almost certainly be ruled out later today. He has had lingering knee issues since tearing his ACL in 2020 and will likely have his workload managed through the season. Yosh Nijman and Rasheed Walker both saw snaps at left tackle in Week 2.
  • ATL Defensive Back #1
    Okudah missed Week 1 and Week 2 because of the foot issue. After getting in a trio of limited practices this week, he has a shot at suiting up versus the Lions. His return would help the Falcons maintain their improvement as a defense compared to the disaster that was their 2022 season.
  • IND Quarterback #10
    With Anthony Richardson still in concussion protocol, Minshew will get a chance to start his first game of 2023. The veteran quarterback threw for 171 yards and a touchdown in relief of Richardson last week, and is now on his third season with head coach Shane Steichen after the two spent 2021 and 2022 together in Philadelphia. Minshew is among the best backup quarterbacks in the league and could be relied on in a pinch as a low-end streaming option in 2QB and superflex leagues.
  • ATL Running Back #84
    Patterson has been questionable for both of the Falcons’ games this season. He hasn’t suited up for either contest. The jack-of-all-trades running back will likely sit out again this week. If he does suit up, it will be for an extremely light workload.
  • IND Quarterback #5
    Richardson was trending toward missing after being sidelined in practice all week. The Colts start rookie exited in the first quarter of Week 2 with a concussion, and has been in the league’s concussion protocol ever since. Veteran quarterback Gardner Minshew, who joined the Colts after playing in Philadelphia under Shane Steichen, will get the road start against a stout Ravens defense.
  • WAS Tight End #82
    Thomas remains in the league’s concussion protocol and will miss Week 3’s matchup as a result. The Commanders No. 1 tight end has been held out of practice all week after exiting Week 2’s contest against the Broncos, but could be back in time for Week 4. Cole Turner and John Bates will both get looks at tight end, but neither should be considered reliable for fantasy this week.
  • CAR Quarterback #9
    Journeyman Andy Dalton will be under center for the struggling Carolina offense against Seattle. He’s only playable in deep superflex leagues. Young, meanwhile, could reportedly miss Week 4 as well. Young should not be rostered in most fantasy formats.
  • CLE Running Back #27
    Hunt signed with the Browns Wednesday and will suit up on Sunday against Tennessee’s elite run defense. How much Hunt will play is anyone’s guess, though we can safely assume Hunt’s snaps will be limited. Jerome Ford is expected to lead the post-Nick Chubb (knee) Cleveland backfield. He’s a solid top-20 option against the Titans. Hunt should be rostered in 12-team formats.
  • HOU Quarterback #7
    Stroud entered Week 2 against the Colts as questionable after missing some practice time with an injury to his throwing shoulder. He played well against Indianapolis, throwing for 384 yards and two touchdowns in a loss. Slowick said the team would be careful with the rookie quarterback’s workload throughout the season. “It may be some days he’s limited on throws, it may be some days he’s not limited on throws, but he’s limited on other stuff that’s not team-period related,” Slowik said. “And that is kind of a week-to-week thing and it’s an individual thing as we go through the year. So he’s always going to be on an arm maintenance program every quarterback is it’s just what we’re doing that specific week.” If Stroud were to miss time, Davis Mills would presumably start for Houston. Stroud is a solid streaming play in Week 3 against the Jaguars.

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It looks like Gardner Minshew will make his first start of the season on Sunday.
The Chargers and the NFL will avoid facing the legal claims of Broncos linebacker Aaron Patrick in a court of law.
Diggs is out for the year after tearing his ACL in practice Thursday.

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

Jets left tackle Duane Brown missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday and he won’t be back on the field Friday.
Andy Reid will go for his 271st coaching win when his Chiefs face the Bears on Sunday, which would move him all alone into fourth place in NFL history.
The Bengals aren’t yet sure if Joe Burrow will be available to start Monday’s game against the Rams after the quarterback tweaked his calf in Week 2.
Jets special teams captain Justin Hardee has been named the NFL Players Association Community MVP for Week Three of the 2023 season.
During the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game, 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel had to exit the field after making a catch over the middle and fighting for some extra yards.
With Alvin Kamara suspended for one more game and Jamaal Williams out with a hamstring injury, the Saints have to turn to the next man up at running back against the Packers this weekend.
Twice this week, high-profile players in high-profile games should have been ejected.
After four seasons as the Bears head coach, Matt Nagy rejoined the Chiefs’ coaching staff last year as the team’s quarterbacks coach.
Marcus Jones made the biggest play of the day the last time the Patriots faced the Jets, but he won’t be available as the team tries for its 15th straight win over their division mates this Sunday.