Allen Hurns secured four-of-eight targets for 40 yards Sunday in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.
Hurns didn’t see his first target until the second quarter as the Jaguars’ passing game took a while to get going. He came close to reeling in a long completion that would have set Jacksonville up with a first-and-goal but Eric Weddle swatted it away at the last second. Hurns is still seeing a steady diet of targets but it’s a little bit of a red flag that he hasn’t scored yet this year. He’ll look to end his touchdown drought next week against the Colts.
Ryan Tannehill completed 25-of-39 passes for 319 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in Miami's Week 3 overtime win over the Browns.
Tanehill didn't play to his stat line, throwing an interception on the opening drive and a pick-six later in the first half. He also took eight sacks and lost a fumble at the end of the fourth quarter, but the Browns missed the game-winning field goal. Tannehill shredded a Joe Haden-less secondary when he had time, getting all of Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Kenny Stills involved. Despite five touchdowns over his last two games, Tannehill is just a QB2 for Week 4 against the Bengals.
Marqise Lee snagged five-of-seven targets for 44 yards Sunday in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.
Most of his yards came after halftime as the Jaguars actually looked competent for a stretch in the third quarter. Lee’s biggest play came on a 20-yard catch-and-run that came during an 11-play, 78-yard touchdown drive. He actually had Jimmy Smith beat on a play that could have gone for a long touchdown in the first quarter, but the ball was slightly overthrown by Blake Bortles. Despite seeing seven targets each of the last two weeks, we’re not expecting a big fantasy game from Lee against the Colts in Week 4.
Carson Palmer completed 26-of-50 passes for 261 yards and four interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 3 loss to the Bills.
Palmer held his own in Weeks 1-2 dates with New England and Tampa Bay, but he was a nightmare in Sunday's upset loss to the Bills. Buffalo's rejuvenated defense sacked Palmer five times, he held onto the ball far too long, and his passes floated in the air seemingly forever, throwing four picks in the second half alone. Palmer's schedule gets no easier in Week 4 against the Rams, where he will be a fringe fantasy starter.
Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-35 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns in Washington's 29-27, Week 3 win over the Giants.
Cousins also fumbled, but the Redskins recovered. Cousins remained horrendous in the red zone — six Washington trips inside the Giants' 30-yard line produced five field goals — but found DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder for long scores. D-Jax's was a perfectly-delivered 44-yarder in stride, while Crowder turned a screen into a weaving 55-yarder. Cousins still sailed too many throws and flat out missed more than one receiver, but looked better than he did in Weeks 1 and 2, and against a solid defense. He'll be back in the QB1 discussion against the Browns in Week 4.
Andy Dalton completed 21-of-31 passes for 206 yards and one interception in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Broncos.
He saved his fantasy day from being a true clunker with 40 rushing yards on six scrambles. Dalton took four sacks against a swarming Denver defense and has managed just two touchdown passes through the Bengals' first three games. The lack of weapons behind A.J. Green in Cincinnati are a big concern for Dalton's fantasy outlook. He'll still be worth streamer consideration when the Bengals host a weak Dolphins pass defense on Thursday night in Week 4.
Sam Bradford completed 18-of-28 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 22-10, Week 3 win over the Panthers.
Bradford had a laughably bad first half, completing 4-of-11 throws for 26 yards. He was immediately crisper in the second, working his connection with Kyle Rudolph for a touchdown on Minnesota's opening possession. The Vikings didn't look back, with Bradford appearing infinitely more comfortable behind Minnesota's ramshackle offensive line. Mr. Nine Lives Bradford will be a mid-range QB2 against the Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 4.
Latavius Murray rushed 10 times for 37 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.
Murray's workload continues to be limited as part of this backfield committee, but he's keep his fantasy owners happy with another touchdown. He's scored in each game this season despite seeing just 32 total carries. Murray's score came from 22 yards out straight up the middle as he ran into the end zone untouched for the most part. He'll be a tough sell as an RB2 in a tough spot at the Ravens in Week 4. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are both seeing work.