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Jarrett Boykin dropped two more catchable balls in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

A red-zone drop in Week 2 is what got Davante Adams going initially and Boykin continued to struggle Sunday. Per the Green Bay Press-Gazette, "Aaron Rodgers' confidence in him as the No. 3 receiver has to be eroding." Note that Boykin played on 36-of-54 snaps against the Lions, while Adams was in on 35 snaps. We'd expect the more talented Adams to eventually emerge from this rotation, making him the one to stash where possible.
Sep 22 - 9:13 AM

Nate Freese missed his fourth field goal of the season in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Packers.

This one was a 41-yarder in the friendly kicking confines of Ford Field. Freese, who went 20-of-20 at Boston College last season, is now 3-of-7 through three NFL games. It's time for the Lions to cut losses on their seventh-round pick.
Sep 22 - 9:08 AM

Allen Robinson played on 42-of-60 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Robinson played 20 snaps in Week 1, 30 in Week 2 and is now up to very usable levels at 70.0 percent of the snaps. The second-round rookie is also playing well, racking up 11 catches for 154 yards on his last 16 targets. With Blake Bortles taking over, Marqise Lee sidelined and Robinson closing on Allen Hurns (52 snaps Sunday), there's plenty of room for a waiver add here.
Sep 22 - 8:55 AM

Eddie Lacy said the Packers have to figure out better ways to run the ball.

"I don't know if I have to be more patient or speed things up but one way or another I'm responsible for the run game," Lacy said after rushing 11 times for 36 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Perhaps it's just a case of playing three of the league's best run defenses in a row to start the season: Seahawks, Jets, Lions. We wouldn't be selling Lacy low with cupcake matchups against the Bears and Vikings on deck.
Sep 22 - 8:36 AM

Saints TE Ben Watson left Sunday's Week 3 win over the Vikings with an undisclosed injury.

It's a chance for second-year man Josh Hill to step in as the No. 2 tight end. Hill had a career-high 48 yards and scored his second career touchdown Sunday.
Sep 22 - 8:31 AM

Lance Moore played one snap in Sunday night's Week 3 win at Carolina.

Moore missed the first two games due to a groin injury, so perhaps the Steelers were just easing him back in. Or maybe he's lost No. 3 duties to Justin Brown. Either way, no one can complain as the Steelers hung 37 points on one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Sep 22 - 8:24 AM

The right knee injury Jonathan Stewart sustained Sunday night is not believed to be serious.

Stewart avoided any tears, but the fact that he was unable to return to the game means he's in doubt for Week 4. It's a shame, because the oft-injured former first-round pick was running well with eight touches for 51 yards before leaving. If DeAngelo Williams (thigh) can get right, he'll be a lock for double-digit touches at Baltimore next week. Mike Tolbert (leg) also left Sunday night's loss early.
Sep 22 - 8:17 AM

Steelers CB Ike Taylor will be out indefinitely after breaking his forearm in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Panthers.

It's bad news for matchup-savvy fantasy owners as Taylor is a weekly target. Last year, he was PFF's No. 98 corner out of 110 qualifiers. Look for Taylor to head to short-term injured reserve and William Gay to take over at right corner in the meantime. Gay was PFF's No. 9 corner last season.
Sep 22 - 8:08 AM

Jason Avant had two catches for 12 yards in Week 3.

Even with Jerricho Cotchery sidelined, Avant continued to play a minor role in the passing game. He secured just two of his six targets. Avant remains off the fantasy radar.
Sep 22 - 1:43 AM

Philly Brown caught seven passes for 66 yards in Week 3 against the Steelers.

Brown started in place of Jerricho Cotchery, with Jason Avant playing the slot in three-wide sets. He finished behind only Kelvin Benjamin with nine targets. Brown had a strong game offensively, but lost a fumble on a punt return in the fourth quarter that was recovered for a touchdown. He'll be relegated to the Panthers' No. 4 receiver when Cotchery returns.
Sep 22 - 1:37 AM

Heath Miller had four catches for 51 yards in Week 3 against the Panthers.

Miller was overthrown by Ben Roethlisberger on his lone red-zone target. He has 11 catches for 112 yards through three games. Miller will look to exploit a Bucs defense that struggles to cover tight ends in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 1:31 AM

Greg Olsen secured 5-of-7 targets for 69 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 3 loss to the Steelers.

Olsen beat Steelers CB Cortez Allen for a 37-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He had just two catches for 10 yards at half, and did the majority of his damage with the Panthers playing from behind. Olsen will continue to be a mid-end TE1 in a matchup against the Ravens in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 1:25 AM

Markus Wheaton had four catches for 35 yards in Sunday night's win over the Panthers.

Wheaton had a touchdown overturned in the first quarter, but it was an otherwise quiet night. He was targeted just five times. The Steelers ran for over 260 yards and didn't need their pass game. Wheaton remains a high-upside WR4.
Sep 22 - 1:19 AM

Kelvin Benjamin caught 11 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 3 loss to the Steelers.

With Jerricho Cotchery sidelined, Benjamin had a team-high 11 targets. His touchdown came on a 35-yard pass from Derek Anderson late in the fourth quarter. Benjamin just missed coming down with a 20-yard touchdown in the first half, or he would have had an even bigger game. He continues to impress with his ability to make catches in traffic and is already one of the best red-zone receivers. Benjamin now has 19 catches, 253 yards, and two touchdowns through three games.
Sep 22 - 1:12 AM

Antonio Brown had 10 catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Panthers.

Both of his touchdowns came on seven-yard throws from Ben Roethlisberger. Brown also had a highlight over-the-shoulder 30-yard catch on third down in the second quarter. It's the 19th straight game Brown has had at least five receptions. Brown will remain a must-start WR1 against the Bucs in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 12:59 AM

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