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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #163 • Sep. 27th, 2020


News And Notes From A Wild Week 3

Howdy Folks,

Another wild week of Football is in the books. We've got some News and Notes so let's jump to it.

J

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. CHI - RB Tarik Cohen believed to have torn ACL

2. PIT - TE Eric Ebron leads team in receiving

3. PHI - TE Dallas Goedert leaves game

4. HOU - WR Will Fuller catches TD pass

5. ATL - TE Hayden Hurst scores in Week 3

6. SF - Two touchdowns for RB Jeff Wilson

7. WAS - Antonio Gibson runs for 49 yards, TD

8. HOU - RB David Johnson reaches end zone

9. LAR - QB Jared Goff goes over 300 yards

10. CHI - Two touchdowns for TE Jimmy Graham

11. NYG - RB Devonta Freeman quiet in Week 3

12. SF - Brandon Aiyuk posts 101 total yards

13. SF - RB Jerick McKinnon reaches end zone

14. WAS - WR Terry McLaurin targeted eight times

15. CHI - RB David Montgomery sees 16 touches

16. PHI - WR DeSean Jackson injures hamstring

17. CHI - WR Anthony Miller finds the end zone

18. ATL - RB Todd Gurley gets into the end zone

19. CLE - RB Kareem Hunt totals 64 yards, score

20. WAS - QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. makes many mistakes

21. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley hits the century mark

22. CLE - RB Nick Chubb has huge day in home win

23. HOU - WR Randall Cobb finishes with 95 yards

24. SF - QB Nick Mullens finishes with 343 yards

25. PIT - RB James Conner surpasses 100-yard mark

26. CLE - WR Odell Beckham Jr. leads team in Week 3

27. NYG - WR Darius Slayton leads team in receiving

28. CHI - WR Allen Robinson has nice game in Atlanta

29. PIT - QB Ben Roethlisberger throws two TD passes

30. ATL - RB Brian Hill totals 80 scrimmage yards, TD

31. CHI - QB Nick Foles posts three TDs off the bench

32. LAR - RB Darrell Henderson goes over 100 yards, TD


1. CHI - RB Tarik Cohen believed to have torn ACL

Source: NFL.com

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (knee) is feared to have suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the Week 3 game, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

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Tough break for Cohen and the Bears if this turns out as they're fearing.

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2. PIT - TE Eric Ebron leads team in receiving

Source: NFL.com

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron caught five passes for 52 yards and one touchdown against the Houston Texans in Week 3. He was targeted seven times during the game.

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Ebron was the leading receiver in yardage for the Steelers in his biggest game so far with the team. His touchdown catch was a tough one and he has earned a streaming tight end look next week against Tennessee.

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3. PHI - TE Dallas Goedert leaves game

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (undisclosed) left the Week 3 game early because of an undisclosed injury and went to the locker room.

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Goedert was set up for a big game against the Bengals with the Eagles banged up at wide receiver. As long as Goedert is out, Zach Ertz becomes a much better play at tight end, but an already uninspiring Eagles offense gets even more underwhelming.

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4. HOU - WR Will Fuller catches TD pass

Source: NFL.com

Houston Texans WR Will Fuller caught four passes for 54 yards and one touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3. He was targeted five times during the game.

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Fuller made it through the game healthy, although he wasn't the clear #1 target for Deshaun Watson like he was in Week 1. He'll be tough to leave on the bench against the Vikings next week.

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5. ATL - TE Hayden Hurst scores in Week 3

Source: ESPN

Atlanta Falcons TE Hayden Hurst posted a one-yard touchdown catch on three targets in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears.

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Hurst was set up for a big game with Julio Jones out and then Russell Gage left with a concussion. He didn't do anything after an early score. He'll be a boom/bust option against Green Bay on Monday night and might be better off with Jones and Gage out there to keep defenses guessing.

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6. SF - Two touchdowns for RB Jeff Wilson

Source: NFL.com

San Francisco 49ers RB Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for 15 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries against the New York Giants in Week 3. He also caught three passes for 54 yards and one touchdown during the game.

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Wilson was outplayed by Jerick McKinnon, but was more productive as he finished multiple drives on an easy day for the 49ers offense. He'll be a flex play if Raheem Mostert (knee) isn't ready for the Eagles game.

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7. WAS - Antonio Gibson runs for 49 yards, TD

Source: ESPN

Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson rushed nine times for 49 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns and he added three receptions for 11 yards on three targets and also lost a fumble.

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Gibson isn't going to have a true breakout season in this offense behind this offensive line but he's showing reasons for hope as he learns the ropes in the NFL. He'll just be a what the heck flex against the Ravens next week and is probably only upside bench depth at this point.

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8. HOU - RB David Johnson reaches end zone

Source: NFL.com

Houston Texans RB David Johnson rushed for 23 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3. He also caught two passes for 23 yards during the game.

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Johnson was easily contained by the Steelers defense and the Texans continue to fail to emphasize him in the passing game. He's just a flex against the Vikings next week, a game that must see the 0-3 Texans bust out of their offensive malaise.

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9. LAR - QB Jared Goff goes over 300 yards

Source: ESPN

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 23-of-32 passes for 321 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, and he also ran twice for four yards and a score.

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Goff was down 28-3 and looking ineffective against the Bills and then came alive for a huge second half, but he'd probably rather have the win. He'll face an easy Giants defense next week and should be considered a top streamer and DFS play.

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10. CHI - Two touchdowns for TE Jimmy Graham

Source: ESPN

Chicago Bears TE Jimmy Graham posted six receptions for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Graham is a favorite target in close for the Bears quarterbacks like he was for Russell Wilson in Seattle. He's a decent injury/bye option with upside and if Foles feeds him next week, he could become a startable fantasy tight end.

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11. NYG - RB Devonta Freeman quiet in Week 3

Source: NFL.com

New York Giants RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 10 yards on five carries against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3.

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The answer to which Giants running back to roster after the Saquon Barkley injury was none of the above. If you added Freeman, he gave you no reason to keep him.

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12. SF - Brandon Aiyuk posts 101 total yards

Source: NFL.com

San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk caught five passes for 70 yards against the New York Giants in Week 3. He also rushed for 31 yards and one touchdown on three carries during the game.

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Aiyuk looked big and fast on his end around score and he was the #1 target for Nick Mullens in the breezy win. Deebo Samuel is on schedule to return in Week 5, so we'll be considering Aiyuk as our WR3/Flex against the Eagles next week.

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13. SF - RB Jerick McKinnon reaches end zone

Source: NFL.com

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon rushed for 38 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries against the New York Giants in Week 3. He also caught three passes for 39 yards during the game.

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McKinnon got more of the work early, but was the less productive fantasy back in the 49ers backfield today. He did have a touchdown catch wiped off of the board by a penalty and showed he is flexworthy if Raheem Mostert is out again next week.

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14. WAS - WR Terry McLaurin targeted eight times

Source: ESPN

Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin registered four receptions for 83 yards on eight targets in Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns and he also had one rush for three yards.

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McLaurin was called for pass interference on a questionable decision to thwart a possible comeback and Dwayne Haskins also missed him on what could have been a score with a better throw and less pressure. He's still playing well but runs into the Ravens secondary next week.

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15. CHI - RB David Montgomery sees 16 touches

Source: ESPN

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery rushed 14 times for 45 yards in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added two grabs for nine yards on three receptions.

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Montgomery was bottled up all day but the hope is that Nick Foles will revive the offense heading into a matchup with the fierce Colts defense.

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16. PHI - WR DeSean Jackson injures hamstring

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the Week 3 game and is considered questionable to return.

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Jackson has always had trouble staying healthy and wasn't making much of an impact in the struggling Eagles offense anyway. The Eagles going to have an anemic passing game heading into a matchup at San Francisco.

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17. CHI - WR Anthony Miller finds the end zone

Source: ESPN

Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller went for two receptions, 41 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, and he added one run for nine yards.

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Miller also couldn't hold onto a fourth down pass in the end zone or he would have had two scores. He caught his second dramatic game winner of the year but is still on the fringe of rosterable fantasy wide receivers in typical leagues.

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18. ATL - RB Todd Gurley gets into the end zone

Source: ESPN

Atlanta Falcons RB Todd Gurley rushed 14 times for 80 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears and he added one catch for two yards on two targets.

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Gurley was being outplayed by Brian Hill at one point but had a strong second half to put up decent RB2 numbers. He's probably just a flex play at best heading into a matchup at Green Bay with Hill showing he deserves more playing time.

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19. CLE - RB Kareem Hunt totals 64 yards, score

Source: ESPN

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt ran 16 times for 46 yards in Week 3 against the Washington Football Team and he added two receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown on three targets.

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Hunt didn't stomp the opposing defense to close out a win like he did last week, but his receiving score still helped him put up flexworthy numbers this week. He's looking like an everyweek flex and RB2 when the Browns are going to have to open up their offense to hang. That could be next week against the Cowboys.

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20. WAS - QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. makes many mistakes

Source: ESPN

Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. completed 21-of-37 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns and he also fumbled twice, losing one.

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Haskins turnovers were the difference in the game. It's fair to ask how much longer Ron Rivera will tolerate games like this before he installs Kyle Allen as the starter.

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21. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley hits the century mark

Source: ESPN

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley went for five receptions and 110 yards on 13 targets in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears and he added one run for seven yards.

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Ridley was tackled at the one or he could have had a bigger day. He'll be a must play whether or not Julio Jones and Russell Gage can go next Monday night vs. Green Bay.

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22. CLE - RB Nick Chubb has huge day in home win

Source: ESPN

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb ran 19 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against the Washington Football Team and he added a two-yard catch on his only target.

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Chubb is going to be a good play as long as the Browns are having a good day. In this case it was Dwayne Haskins turnover spree that fueled the Browns to a win and gave Chubb multiple opportunities to score - which he took advantage of. The Cowboys defense will se Chubb charging at them next week.

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23. HOU - WR Randall Cobb finishes with 95 yards

Source: NFL.com

Houston Texans WR Randall Cobb caught four passes for 95 yards and one touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3. He was targeted four times during the game.

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Cobb had a big game against spotty Steelers coverage. He is just a what the heck flex next week against the ragtag Vikings secondary, but could gain some sustained value as the Texans schedule gets easier.

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24. SF - QB Nick Mullens finishes with 343 yards

Source: NFL.com

San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens went 25-for-36 for 343 yards and one touchdown against the New York Giants in Week 3.

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Mullens was efficient without the team's #1 receiver and tight end against a Giants defense that lost Jabrill Peppers during the game. The Giants defense remains a unit to target with the Rams up next, while Mullens played well enough to give the 49ers reason to not rush Jimmy Garoppolo back with the Eagles up on Sunday night next week. Mullens looked like one of the better backups in the league - at least in this system - just as he did as an undrafted rookie two years ago.

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25. PIT - RB James Conner surpasses 100-yard mark

Source: NFL.com

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Houston Texans in Week 3. He also caught four passes for 40 yards during the game.

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Conner racked up yards against a weary defense and was a steady target for Ben Roethlisberger. He's leveling off as a potential RB1 after a rocky start. Next up is the Tennessee defense that Dalvin Cook just shredded today.

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26. CLE - WR Odell Beckham Jr. leads team in Week 3

Source: ESPN

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. registered four receptions for a team-high 59 yards on six targets in Week 3 against the Washington Football Team. The targets were also a team best.

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Beckham was underthrown on a potential long score that turned him into a defensive back and that ruined what chance he had at a solid fantasy day. This low volume pass offense - when the Browns lead for most of the game - is turning Beckham into a boom/bust WR3/Flex.

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27. NYG - WR Darius Slayton leads team in receiving

Source: NFL.com

New York Giants WR Darius Slayton caught three passes for 53 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. He was targeted seven times during the game.

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Slayton had a lost fumble to cap a miserable day for the Giants. He's a boom/bust WR3/Flex heading into a matchup with the Rams.

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28. CHI - WR Allen Robinson has nice game in Atlanta

Source: ESPN

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson racked up 10 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Robinson also had a touchdown wrestled away from him by Darqueze Dennard in the end zone. He should be helped by the Bears putting Nick Foles in at quarterback.

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29. PIT - QB Ben Roethlisberger throws two TD passes

Source: NFL.com

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger went 23-for-36 for 237 yards and two touchdowns against the Houston Texans in Week 3.

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Roethlisberger was uneven at times and he lost Diontae Johnson to a concussion, but his fantasy result was still acceptable. In Week 4, he'll face a vulnerable Titans pass defense that Justin Jefferson just lit up.

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30. ATL - RB Brian Hill totals 80 scrimmage yards, TD

Source: ESPN

Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill registered nine rushes for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears and he added one reception for 22 yards on three targets.

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Hill got onto the waiver wire radar with a long run for a score and could be a name to remember if Todd Gurley goes down. He has pulled away from Qadree Ollison and Ito Smith on the depth chart behind Gurley.

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31. CHI - QB Nick Foles posts three TDs off the bench

Source: ESPN

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles completed 16-of-29 passes for 188 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, coming off the bench for the ineffective QB Mitchell Trubisky.

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Foles led a comeback that only the Falcons could have given us. He'll be the starter against the Colts next week after this performance, but is only rosterable in 2QB/Superflex leagues.

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32. LAR - RB Darrell Henderson goes over 100 yards, TD

Source: ESPN

Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson rushed 20 times for 114 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills and he added one reception for six yards on three targets.

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Henderson ran with great burst and conviction and certainly gave the Rams coaches something to think about even after second round pick Cam Akers is ready to play when he's over his rib injury. He is worth an RB2/Flex start whether Akers is active against the Giants next week or not.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J