LeSean McCoy was overdue for a breakout game (17-110-2) given the amount of touches he receives ... Carson Palmer's four picks are an aberration. Don't hesitate to use him going forward ... Tyrod Taylor is one of the most boom or bust players in the league. Good luck predicting his big games, but DFS tourney players should always keep him in mind.
Derek Carr made a couple of eye-popping plays with his athleticism. He's an easy QB1 for me every week ... Oakland's running back timeshare is going to hurt Latavius Murray eventually, but he has a nose for the endzone ... DeMarco Murray has looked good this year and scored Tennessee's first rushing touchdown of the year. They'll need a lot more of those given Marcus Mariota's struggles ... Tajae Sharpe busted in a big matchup with no Delanie Walker. The hype train is slowing down.
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The Dolphins weren't kidding about their committee approach with Arian Foster out with Drake, Ajayi and Pead splitting the work ... Jarvis Landry (7-120-1) continues to be one of the most underrated fantasy assets. His consistency is unreal ... With no Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon still suspended, former QB Terrelle Pryor went for 8 catches and 144 yards. Go get him if he's on the wire ... DeVante Parker scored for the second straight week. He's just too talented to fail.
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Jacksonville's offensive line can't run block to save their lives, and with Chris Ivory back in the fold, neither he or T.J. Yeldon are playable right now ... Steve Smith Sr. is a robot sent to destroy us all. Those numbers (8-87) this soon after a torn Achilles at his age? Insane ... That noise you hear is fantasy owners exhaling after Allen Robinson scored twice. He's going to be worth that first round pick, one way or another.
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The Rodgers-Nelson connection is back online. It's good to see Rodgers come back with a big day given his recent ho-hum efforts ... Marvin Jones is doing his best Calvin Johnson impression, running the same routes and making some killer plays on the ball. He carried you (6-205-2) this week and has WR1 potential the rest of the way ... Green Bay's run defense is for real. That's three straight weeks they've shut down their opponents running game. Theo Riddick will have plenty of PPR value, but Dwayne Washington might be the Detroit back to own in standard leagues.
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Through the first three weeks, Gio Bernard has five carries in each game. Jeremy Hill remains the preferred standard league option, as he's out-carrying Bernard 37-to-15 so far this year ... After barking about it last week, Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas both had their big games in an unexpected spot against a good defense. Don't count on the Broncos airing it out like this very often, though.
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Who needs offense? The Vikings started the game with 9 points from their defense. Add in three picks and eight sacks, and this was probably the best fantasy defensive effort we'll see all year ... Jerick McKinnon out-carried Matt Asiata 16 to 6 and had some decent moments, despite the 2.8 yards per carry. Kelvin Benjamin was on the field and healthy, but was targeted just once for a fantasy goose egg. I hope you don't own Benjamin and Gronkowski like I do.
Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa looked great filling in for Rashad Jennings. It wouldn't be a surprise if both get more work going forward ... The highly anticipated OBJ-Josh Norman battle delivered with all the antics. OBJ was solid (7-121) but Washington's defense got some timely turnovers on Eli Manning ... Not that his job was in danger, but this was a big game for Kirk Cousins against a vastly improved defense. Get him going against the Browns next week.
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Tampa Bay's two-minute drill was hilariously awful. The Bucs had two timeouts with seven seconds left, and Jameis Winston ended the game by scrambling with zero chance to score. Fantasy players will happily forgive Winston and take his 405 yards and 3 TD however ... Adam Humphries (9-100) is on the PPR radar for a team that has to throw a lot and is getting nothing from Vincent Jackson ... This is how Todd Gurley will have to get his stats (3.1 YPC, 2 TD) all year long in this offense. He's very touchdown dependent for an RB1.
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This Blaine Gabbert thing (4.8 YPA, 119 yards) isn't working for San Francisco. It's time for a QB change ... This was a huge day for Seattle's offense, as Jimmy Graham exploded back onto the fantasy scene (6-100-1) and Christine Michael (20-106-2) dominated with Thomas Rawls out. Graham looked healthy and is playing enough snaps to be a true TE1 moving forward ... The big story here is Russell Wilson's knee injury, but he's expected to play next week. He won't be anywhere near 100 percent, as he was already banged up going into this one.
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Yes, Ryan Fitzpatrick really threw SIX interceptions. Kansas City's secondary dominated all game long ... Matt Forte had 17 total touches, and Bilal Powell was mixed in more given the game flow ... Spencer Ware's run as an RB1 (20 carries, 75 yards) should come to an end next week with Jamaal Charles likely making his debut. After dominating in Week 1, Ware has slowed way down the last two weeks. He'll only be a Flex option once Charles is back.
The Chargers specialize in finding exciting new ways to lose. T.Y. Hilton was the dagger deliverer this week (8-174-1) and should be in line for big numbers with Donte Moncrief out ... Frank Gore's games are never flashy, but it's hard to find guys who touch it 20 times a game these days ... Jack Doyle (6-65) continues to be a thing. Dwayne Allen's fantasy stock is falling. Tyrell Williams (6-69) received nine targets but had some rough drops. He and Travis Benjamin are worth owning, mainly because the Chargers will have to throw a lot yet again.
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The Carson Wentz bandwagon is going to be overflowing after this one. He picked the Steelers apart (301 yards and 2 TD) all game long ... Ryan Mathews's ankle injury opened the door for Wendell Smallwood (17-79-1) to justify some of the preseason hype. This is a true RBBC situation, even when Mathews is healthy ... Antonio Brown (12-140) just always seems to get his, no matter what ... LeVeon Bell owners needed this stinker from DeAngelo Williams to give them some peace of mind. You have to start Bell next week, but you probably feel a little better doing it after this game.
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Alfred Morris vultured a score, but Ezekiel Elliott got 30 carries and rattled off 140 yards. This offensive line is too good for him to fail -- he just needs to stay on the field ... Cole Beasley had a textbook Cole Beasley stat line (7-73). He's an underrated PPR weapon with Dez Bryant drawing so much attention ... The Jeremy Langford bellcow experiment lasted two whole weeks. Rookie Jordan Howard had 13 total touchdowns and is the running back to own in that offense moving forward ... Kevin White was targeted 14 times as the Bears played from behind. Don't get too hyped about Zach Miller's garbage time scores, either.