Jordan Howard had nine carries for 45 yards in Week 3 against Dallas.
He added four catches for 47 yards on six targets. Howard replaced Jeremy Langford on the third drive and had a 36-yard run on his first carry. He stared the second half over Langford and finished the game after he was carted off with an ankle injury. With Langford struggling even before going down, Howard has potential to run away with the starting job. He’s one of this week’s top waiver pickups.
Brian Hoyer completed 30-of-48 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against Dallas.
Hoyer struggled to move the offense, but managed to pad his stats with two touchdowns to TE Zach Miller. All of his yards came on checks downs and screen passes after Chicago abandoned the run in the second half. With Jay Cutler close returning, Hoyer isn't a lock to start next week.
Jeremy Langford was carted off with an ankle injury in Week 3 against Dallas.
He's done for the night. Langford had 46 total yards on five touches before exiting. He was already losing work to Jordan Howard, and is now potentially dealing with a multi-week injury.
49ers CB Jimmie Ward exited Week 3 against the Seahawks with a quad injury and will undergo an MRI on Monday.
Ward went down with a non-contact injury. Coach Chip Kelly says he thinks it's a muscle injury as opposed to a ligament issue in Ward's knee. Ward is the 49ers' base right corner and moves into the slot in sub-packages.
Brent Celek corralled three-of-four targets for 61 yards Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.
Celek is mostly employed as a blocker but saw a bit more receiving work this week with Zach Ertz (ribs) out of the lineup. His longest gain came on a 24-yard catch-and-run early in the third quarter. Celek isn't going to be a fantasy option when the Eagles return from their bye week.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Russell Wilson (knee, ankle) is "expecting to play" Week 4 against the Jets.
Wilson is really banged up -- battling a high-ankle sprain in his right leg and a reported sprained MCL in his left -- but early word is he's going to give it a go next Sunday. It's obviously way early to assume these things, and we should know more after his MRI on Monday. Consider him day to day for now.
Wendell Smallwood racked up 79 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.
The Eagles’ No. 4 running back (according to their most recent depth chart) announced his presence with a big second half, gashing the Steelers for 64 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries after the intermission. Smallwood saw the vast majority of Philadelphia’s rushing work with Ryan Mathews sidelined for most of the game. It’s notable that Smallwood also got first dibs on goal-line carries with Darren Sproles limited to a receiving role and Kenjon Barner handling change-of-pace work. Obviously Philadelphia’s huge lead afforded Smallwood a longer leash but it will be interesting to see how the backfield duties shake out after the Eagles come off their bye week.
Darren Sproles lost one yard on two carries and caught all six of his targets for 126 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.
Sproles led Philadelphia in targets, catches and receiving yards. The highlight of his afternoon, and the Eagles’ day in general, was a magnificent 73-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter. Carson Wentz improvised on the play, scrambling toward the right sideline before finding Sproles wide open about 25 yards up the field. Sproles crossed the goal-line untouched after weaving through a maze of defenders in the Steelers’ secondary. Fantasy owners can’t bank on his usage but Sproles is among the best gadget players in football and is always a threat to take it in for six. He’ll get a bye before facing the Lions in Week 5.