Charles Johnson wasn't targeted in Saturday's preseason game.
The Vikings' first-team offense didn't get much run in this one. All the better, as it helps keep Johnson's ADP in check. The upside WR3 finishes the summer with five catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. There's a good chance Johnson, and not Mike Wallace, ends up as Teddy Bridgewater's No. 1 receiver.
Marvin Jones caught two passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' third preseason game.
Jones would have had a bigger game, but had a 43-yard catch called back for holding. He continued to play behind Mohamed Sanu in two-wide sets. Even if Jones overtakes Sanu, he won't be higher than the No. 3 option behind A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert.
Mohamed Sanu was held without a catch in the Bengals' third preseason game.
The main takeaway is that Sanu played over Marvin Jones in two-wide sets. Sanu doesn't project for a big role even if he continues to hold of Jones. Tyler Eifert is the Bengals' No. 2 option behind A.J. Green.
Chris Ivory picked up 38 yards on six rushes in Saturday’s preseason win over the Giants.
Not a bad day at the office. Ivory did almost all of his damage on the opening drive, burning the G-Men for 35 yards on five touches. The Giants couldn’t get off their blocks fast enough and Ivory made them pay. Ivory remains a non-factor in the passing game but he’s gained enough momentum this preseason to warrant mid-round consideration. He’s certainly going to be the Jets’ preferred option on the goal line this season.
Jerick McKinnon rushed six times for 10 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys, adding four receptions for 27 yards.
Not the best night for Adrian Peterson's change of pace, who finishes the preseason with a mere 40 yards on 25 carries (1.6 YPC). McKinnon will become an immediate RB2 if Peterson ever misses time with injury, but he opens the season as a strict handcuff.
Cowboys RB Gus Johnson rushed five times for 12 yards in Saturday's preseason game.
He "added" a zero-yard reception. The Cowboys' No. 4 back now has 21 carries for only 71 yards (3.38 YPC) through three preseason games. He should get major run in Thursday's finale.
Zac Stacy pounded his way to 60 yards on 13 carries in Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants.
Stacy caught a 24-yard touchdown pass on a play the Giants forgot to defend. The bruising 224-pounder also punched in a two-point conversion. Though he hasn’t improved his position on the team’s depth chart, Stacy has probably done enough to secure a roster spot. He isn’t worth a late-round flyer.
Matt Jones rushed seven times for 57 yards in the Redskins' third preseason game.
He added one catch for 17 yards. Jones had much more success against the second-team defense than Alfred Morris had against the first, but he ran clearly behind Alf in this game and saw the field after Chris Thompson as well. Jones has the talent to put pressure on Morris, but he has not climbed him on the depth chart yet. Jones has 139 yards on 20 carries (6.95 YPC) this preseason.