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The New York Post expects Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) to miss some time.

Rodgers-Cromartie was reportedly moving gingerly around the locker room after exiting the Week 3 loss to the Redskins. With Eli Apple (hamstring) and Darian Thompson (foot) also likely to sit out this week, the Giants are getting thin in the secondary.
Sep 27 - 9:20 AM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein said "don't be surprised" if Dwayne Washington gets more work this week against the Bears.

Coach Jim Caldwell blamed the line for Theo Riddick's struggles against the Packers, so they have clearly not given up the idea a career 3-YPC back handling the early-down work. Still, Washington was notably better as a runner against the Packers, and he should take on a bigger role soon enough. He already matched Riddick with 10 carries last week. Washington will be an upside FLEX play against the Bears.
Source: ESPN
Sep 27 - 9:14 AM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell blamed the offensive line for Theo Riddick's struggles on the ground Week 3.

"We’ve just got to block better for him," Caldwell said. "We didn’t get him going or give him an alley to get him going. It was more execution up front." The Lions apparently did execute well for Dwayne Washington, who sparked the running game in the second quarter and finished with 29 more yards on the same number of carries. Actually able to create yards on his own, Washington is a much better fit as the lead back than Riddick, and he should start to see more work this week.
Sep 27 - 9:08 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jared Cook suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 3 against the Lions.

Cook was seen on crutches and in a boot after the game, but ESPN's Rob Demovsky reported the injury was not season-ending. A high-ankle sprain fits on both accounts. Cook will try to heal up during the Week 4 bye, but he will almost certainly miss games. Richard Rodgers will handle the bulk of the work with Cook sidelined.
Sep 27 - 8:29 AM

Saints WR Tommylee Lewis caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 yards in the Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

With Willie Snead (toe) inactive, UDFA Lewis played 11-of-82 snaps and also got one carry on a double-reverse that gained just one yard. Lewis is a tiny 5'7/168 rookie out of Northern Illinois who was recommended to the Saints by legendary coach Bill Parcells. He'll go back to the bench in Week 4.
Sep 27 - 12:38 AM

Tim Hightower rushed three times for 19 yards in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Hightower got one series mostly to himself, but Mark Ingram otherwise dominated all the early-down work with 107 total yards and one score on 19 touches. Hightower will only come into play if Ingram gets hurt.
Sep 27 - 12:36 AM

Brandon Coleman caught 7-of-8 targets for 78 yards in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Coleman got the start opposite Michael Thomas with Willie Snead (toe) inactive. He was the third receiver through the rotation much of the night behind Brandin Cooks and Thomas. His longest grab went for 28 yards, and Coleman was mostly working the middle of the field with Thomas (7-71-1) and Coby Fleener (7-109-1). His lone misconnection was a fourth-quarter drop. Coleman should go back to No. 4 duties with Snead likely to return Week 4 against the Chargers.
Sep 27 - 12:33 AM

Travaris Cadet caught 6-of-6 targets for 32 yards in the Saints' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Cadet didn't register a carry. The Falcons have long been dreadful at covering opposing running backs out of the backfield, and Cadet whipped them all night in the flats and on wheel routes. He also had a long first-quarter catch called back on a weak offensive pass interference penalty. Cadet has a role in the Saints' pass game and is worth owning in deeper PPR leagues. He gets another strong matchup Week 4 at San Diego. Heading into Monday, the Chargers had allowed the most catches for the third-most yards to opposing running backs this season.
Sep 27 - 12:30 AM
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