Chargers LCB Brandon Flowers suffered a concussion in Week 3.
He took a knee to the helmet late in the game and didn't return. The Chargers have the high-scoring Saints on deck, so they will need Flowers. Flowers has been enjoying a bounce-back season following a dreadful 2015 campaign.
Tyrell Williams caught 6-of-9 targets for 69 yards in the Chargers' Week 3 loss to the Colts.
Williams didn't catch a single pass in the first half, but was Philip Rivers' go-to- guy in the second half. He saw one look at the goal line, but was unable to turn it into a score. Williams has now seen a team-high 15 targets in the two games since Keenan Allen was hurt. He'll be a high-upside WR3 play against the Saints at home in Week 4. New Orleans will travel on a short week.
Ryan Mathews lost five yards on two rushes Sunday in the Eagles' Week 3 win over the Steelers.
Mathews didn’t play a snap after the first quarter as his backfield mates took turns embarrassing Pittsburgh in a lopsided victory. The Eagles haven’t explained his absence, though we’re guessing it’s related to an ankle issue he’s been dealing with since training camp. Mathews has averaged just 3.15 yards per carry this year, though he's managed to stay relevant in fantasy with a trio of goal-line touchdowns. He has the bye week to heal up before the Eagles head to Detroit in Week 5.
Phillip Dorsett caught 3-of-4 targets for 27 yards in the Colts' Week 3 win over the Chargers.
Dorsett played in all two-wide sets with Donte Moncrief (shoulder blade) on the shelf, but he ran into a tough draw against the Chargers' solid trio of corners. T.Y. Hilton dominated targets (11) and turned them into an explosive 8-174-1 line. Dorsett is going to take a backseat to Hilton with Moncrief down and isn't going to be a factor in the red zone. He remains a boom-or-bust WR3 heading into a Week 4 date with the Jaguars in London.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-44 passes for 257 yards with no touchdowns and one interception and rushed once for seven yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 3 loss to the Eagles.
He lost one of his two fumbles. Fresh off a convincing win against Cincinnati in Week 2, Big Ben fell flat against the Steelers’ in-state rival on Sunday. Roethlisberger was passable in the first half (no pun intended), converting 13-of-18 attempts for 147 yards. The wheels fell off after that as Pittsburgh’s offensive line collapsed, forcing Ben to spend most of the second half running for his life. The one interception he threw came on a deep shot to the end zone that Rodney McLeon wrestled away from Darrius Heyward-Bey. Roethlisberger was also strip-sacked by Fletcher Cox in the third-quarter. Brandon Graham recovered the fumble, setting up Philadelphia’s third touchdown of the quarter. Big Ben stayed in during garbage time but the Steelers never came close to scoring again. He’ll look for a clean slate next week at home against the Chiefs.
Travis Benjamin caught 3-of-6 targets for 62 yards in the Chargers' Week 3 loss to the Colts.
Benjamin had a drop and was stuck on two catches for 19 yards most of the day before catching a long 43-yard pass in the fourth quarter to set the offense up inside the 10-yard line. San Diego ultimately settled for a short field goal. Benjamin has now drawn six targets in back-to-back games without Keenan Allen (torn ACL). He'll be on the WR2 map next week vs. the Saints.
DeAngelo Williams earned 21 yards on eight carries while catching four-of-seven targets for 23 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 3 loss to the Eagles.
Williams was pretty much doomed from the start as the Steelers fell behind early and spent the rest of the game in catch-up mode. The veteran was bottled up for seven yards on six carries in the first half and only saw two more carries after that, though he did draw five targets after halftime. Williams blew us all away with a marvelous Week 1 but has cooled off in a big way over his last two outings, averaging just 2.88 yards per carry on his last 40 rushing attempts. He’ll take on a much smaller role when workhorse Le’Veon Bell returns from his suspension in Week 4.
Josh Ferguson rushed one time for two yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 29 yards in the Week 3 win over the Chargers.
The target he didn't catch was a bad drop on third down late in the fourth quarter with the Colts down by four. Ferguson plays in catch-up mode and two-minute drills, but he's not worth owning in 12-team leagues.