Brandon Marshall hauled in 3-of-8 targets for 27 yards Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Marshall sat out a few snaps, but he did not seem particularly limited by the knee injury which kept him out of practice most of the week. He was not given a chance on most of his targets, dropped another, and was questionably ruled out of bounds on a one-handed grab in the end zone in the second half. That catch would have made his fantasy day look a lot better, but the reality is no one on the Jets played well enough to deserve a good fantasy day. Marshall should play next week, but he has another tough date with the Seahawks.
Torrey Smith caught 3-of-4 targets for 35 yards in the 49ers' Week 3 loss to the Seahawks.
We saw him hop off the field late in the game, and don't believe he returned. Playing in an utterly dysfunctional passing game and now apparently hurt, Smith can be safely ignored in 12- and 14-team fantasy leagues.
Matt Forte rushed 15 times for 65 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for -1 yard Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Forte again looked good, getting everything that was blocked and creating yards on his own with great moves in the backfield. Unfortunately, the offense struggled to get anything going all game, and OC Chan Gailey apparently forgot Forte existed when the team was in the red zone. Gailey did, on the other hand, allow Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw three end-zone interceptions. Things will not get any easier against the Seahawks next week, but Forte’s workload keeps him in the RB1 conversation.
Eric Decker caught 1-of-6 targets for 31 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.
And with this horrendous performance by the Jets offense, Decker’s streak of 18 consecutive games with 80 yards or a touchdown is snapped. Decker had just one target in the first half, and he did not get his first catch until early in the fourth quarter. Decker was targeted in the end zone in the second half, but Eric Berry went up high to break up the pass. Ryan Fitzpatrick was terrible Sunday, and it will not get any easier with the Seahawks coming to town next week. Still, Decker will be a good bet to start a new streak in that game.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed after Sunday's win that Russell Wilson has a sprained knee.
The left leg injury originally appeared to be to Wilson's ankle, but it turned out to be to Wilson's knee, on which a brace was placed by trainers on the sideline. The fact that Wilson kept his helmet on and was lobbying to reenter on Sunday suggests he fully intends to play in Week 4 against the Jets. "Most likely he's going to be fine," coach Pete Carroll conceded. "Because that's just how he operates." On the off chance Wilson can't get clearance, UDFA Trevone Boykin would make the start.
Travis Kelce caught 6-of-7 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown Week 3 against the Jets.
The Jets had no idea what to do with Kelce Sunday. He got open twice on shallow crossers early in the game in the red zone, diving for the pylon on a 12-yard touchdown on the first and getting tackled at the three on the other. He failed to convert on a screen on the next play. Kelce started the second half with a big play as well, easily running away from Calvin Pryor on a slant and running over Marcus Gilchrist to finish the run. He likely could have had an even bigger game, but the Jets' ineptitude on offense allowed the Chiefs to sit on the ball in the second half. Kelce’s upside is limited by his offense, but he is among the most reliable options in the league. He will be a solid TE1 on Sunday night against the Steelers.
Jimmy Graham caught 6-of-9 targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 3 win over the 49ers.
Graham and Christine Michael were monsters in this one, giving Seattle a 37-3 lead before the 49ers chipped away in garbage time. Coming off a ruptured patellar tendon, Graham looked fully back to form by skying to make contested catches in the open field and appearing in excellent shape physically. Graham needs to be picked up in all fantasy leagues ahead of a Week 4 date with the Jets. He is back to being a full-time player in Seattle's offense.
Jermaine Kearse caught 2-of-2 targets for 11 yards in the Seahawks' Week 3 win over the 49ers.
His yardage totals through three weeks are 57, 11, and 11. Particularly with Jimmy Graham coming on and Russell Wilson battling multiple injuries, Kearse is going to have a very hard time establishing any hint of re-draft value.