Matt Cassel fractured several bones in his foot during Sunday's Week 3 loss at New Orleans and is out indefinitely.
Justin Forsett gained 63 yards on 11 carries and caught four passes for two yards in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Browns.
Lorenzo Taliaferro was Baltimore's primary back with Bernard Pierce (thigh) inactive, as Forsett handled mainly change-of-pace and passing-down work. Taliaferro averaged 5.1 YPC on 18 carries. The Ravens clearly see Forsett as a spot back, limiting his fantasy appeal. He's a low-ceiling RB4 in fantasy leagues.
Aaron Rodgers completed 16-of-27 passes for 162 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in the Packers' 19-7, Week 3 loss to the Lions.
Stunningly, Rodgers had zero competitions of 20 yards or longer. The Lions put the lid on the Packers' big-play offense from the opening whistle, making life extra hard on Rodgers by completely erasing the Pack's ground game. There just wasn't much time for Rodgers to make plays, or windows for him to complete passes when he got outside the pocket. The Pack have looked extremely shaky through the season's first three games, but there's still no reason to worry about Rodgers. He should bounce back in next week's trip to Soldier Field.
Tom Brady completed 24-of-37 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Raiders.
The Patriots were held in check for most of the game by Oakland's pass defense, and Brady didn't have any deep completions. His touchdown came on a six-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski. Brady should of had a second touchdown, but both Gronkowski and Danny Amendola dropped wide-open passes in the end-zone. Brady has struggled in his first three games, and his lack of accuracy of downfield throws is becoming a concern. Brady will be just a low-end option against the Chiefs on Monday night in Week 4.
Jake Locker completed just 17-of-34 passes for 185 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Titans' Week 3, 33-7 blowout loss to the Bengals.
After a strong Week 1 against the Chiefs, Locker has followed it up with two duds. He's tossed one touchdown to four picks the past two games. Locker at least saved his fantasy day a bit with 50 rush yards. As a passer, he missed too many throws, often overshooting his receivers. Locker could have easily thrown another interception or two. Locker and the Titans travel to Indianapolis in Week 4. It's a favorable matchup, but Locker is an untrustworthy QB2.
Joe Flacco completed 19-of-31 passes for 217 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Browns.
He added six yards on four carries, but was stuffed on a goal-line sneak. Flacco's fourth-quarter 32-yard strike to Steve Smith Sr. was the big play in this game, setting up Justin Tucker's game-winning field goal. Through three games, Flacco has a TD-to-INT ratio of 4-2. He'll be a low-end QB2 when the Ravens take on the Panthers' stout defense in Week 4.
Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Browns, 23-21.
He was not targeted in the passing game, but showed superior interior running ability to Justin Forsett, handling the 18 carries to Forsett's 11. A fourth-round rookie out of Coastal Carolina, Taliaferro should remain in the mix for carries in OC Gary Kubiak's backfield entering a Week 4 date with the Panthers. Bernard Pierce was inactive for Week 3 with a thigh injury and his status moving forward is unclear. As is the pecking order in Kubiak's backfield. A pile-pushing power back, Taliaferro needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Giovani Bernard rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the Bengals' 33-7, Week 3 blowout win over the Titans.
Bernard added one catch for seven yards. His best run of the day was a 12-yard gain off a spin move. Other than that, there weren't a ton of holes to be found. Bernard got much of the court quarter off, with Jeremy Hill coming in to rack up garbage-time carries. Both of Bernard's touchdowns were of the one-yard variety. He now has three scores through three games. Bernard and the Bengals head into their bye week before traveling to New England in Week 5.