Dwayne Bowe failed to catch any of his three targets in the Browns' third preseason game.
Seeing his first snaps of the preseason due to a hamstring injury, Bowe came up empty in his time with the first-team offense. Unlikely to see much, if any, action in the final preseason game, Bowe and Josh McCown will need to get up to speed in practice ahead of Week 1. Bowe is the No. 1 receiver by default.
Odell Beckham bounced back from last week's poor showing by catching five balls for 31 yards in Saturday’s preseason game against the Jets.
Beckham was held without a catch in last week’s win over the Jaguars. He was much better this week, snagging five of his six targets and nearly making an insane one-handed grab over Darrelle Revis, though he couldn’t quite keep his feet inbounds. Beckham even contributed a solid block on a 19-yard reception by Shane Vereen. If Saturday’s game is any indication, Beckham looks ready to roll. Last year’s Rookie of the Year is a consensus WR1.
DeMarco Murray had six carries for 28 yards in Saturday's third preseason game.
Murray lost some first-team work to Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, who scored the Eagles first touchdown. He remains the clear starter, but won't come close to 449 touches he saw last year. Murray has appeared in just two preseason games, rushing for 45 yards on 11 carries (4.0 YPC) and one touchdown.
Justin Forsett rushed eight times for 19 yards in the Ravens' third preseason game.
Forsett had one run where he busted through the line for eight yards, but he struggled to find running room most of the night. Forsett now has 51 yards on 15 carries this preseason. He is a high-end RB2.
Lance Dunbar operated as Joseph Randle's change-of-pace back in Saturday's preseason game, rushing once for one yard.
Dunbar's lone touch came on Dallas' second series. He entered the game before Darren McFadden, though DMC got more touches. McFadden got work with Tony Romo still in the game. The way things have set up, Randle should carry the mail in Week 1 with Dunbar and McFadden taking turns changing the pace. Dunbar could eventually come into value, but he's unlikely to make much a fantasy impact in September.
Isaiah Crowell rushed for 25 yards on seven carries in the Browns' third preseason game.
Crowell was the second back in the game behind Duke Johnson, but saw plenty of work on the opening series. While Crowell has been the Browns' most impressive runner this preseason, he hasn't taken a hold of the running-back job with just 45 scoreless yards on 16 carries. Johnson and Terrance West have simply been unable to either stay healthy or make much noise of their own. The Browns clearly don't love Crowell. We wouldn't draft him anywhere ahead of Round 8.
Eli Manning completed 12-of-16 passes for 91 yards and one interception in Saturday’s preseason dress rehearsal against the Jets.
He was also sacked twice for six yards. Antonio Cromartie anticipated Manning’s last pass of the night and took it all the way back for an easy pick-six. He was looking for James Jones on the play. It wasn’t one of Eli’s better outings, but at least he got on the same page with Odell Beckham Jr. (five catches for 31 yards) after missing him five times in last week’s win over the Jaguars. The 12-year veteran will finish the preseason 20-of-39 for 158 yards and no touchdowns.
Crockett Gillmore did not catch his only target in the Ravens' third preseason game.
Gillmore got the start with Maxx Williams sidelined, though that might have been the case even if Williams had suited up. Gillmore should have had a rumbling touchdown early in the second quarter, but the play was called back on a penalty. Gillmore has three catches for 33 yards this preseason. He is not worth a look in standard leagues.