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Raiders Defense Could Lose Damon Arnette For Six Weeks

Injuries

Las Vegas Raiders rookie cornerback Damon Arnette (thumb) is visiting a thumb specialist on Tuesday after he injured it in the Week 3 loss to the Patriots, and he could be sidelined up to six weeks. In a worst-case scenario, Arnette would be placed on Injured Reserve. The first-round pick fractured the same thumb in training camp, so this is certainly something to watch moving forward. Either way, Arnette should be able to return this year for the Raiders secondary. The 24-year-old has been improving and has tallied 14 tackles (11 solo) and one pass defensed in the first three games of his NFL career.

Chris Jones Tweaks Groin

Injuries

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (groin) tweaked his groin in the Monday night win over the Ravens, but it's not believed to be a serious injury. Jones has been a Pro Bowler each of the last two seasons and recorded two sacks of Lamar Jackson on Monday night, proving how valuable he is to the Chiefs Defense. Kansas City is hoping that the pass-rusher can recover in time to take on the Patriots in a Week 4 showdown. The 26-year-old agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract extension with the team in the offseason after he was franchise tagged. Jones had 24.5 sacks in the last two seasons combined and is in play as a starter in IDP leagues when he's healthy.

Vikings Suspend Activities Due To COVID-19

Injuries

The Minnesota Vikings are suspending team activities starting Tuesday after a number of positive COVID-19 tests following their Week 3 loss to the Titans. The Vikings haven't had a reported positive test, but they hosted the Titans last Sunday and Tennessee has since reported three new positive tests for players and five new positive tests for personnel. The Vikings evacuated their facility on Tuesday morning. It's unknown when the Vikings will be allowed to practice in-person this week, but they are currently taking precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the disease. The Vikings are scheduled to face the Texans in Week 4, so keep a close eye on this developing story if you plan to start any players from those teams this Sunday.

Three Titans Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Injuries

The Tennessee Titans had three new players test positive for COVID-19 and five new personnel people test positive after their Week 3 win over the Vikings. As a result, the Titans won't be allowed in their facilities until Saturday, with everything being done remotely until then. The Steelers, who play the Titans in Week 4, are proceeding as if Sunday's game is on schedule, but this will be a situation to watch for fantasy managers that plan on starting any players from either Tennessee or Pittsburgh. The Titans will be at a disadvantage going up against a 3-0 Steelers team since they cannot meet in person until the day before the game.

Dallas Goedert Dealing With Fractured Ankle

General

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (ankle) has a small left ankle fracture and a sprained ankle, according to an NFL source. Head coach Doug Pederson said that Goedert will be out for an extended period of time, but the source said the timeline for a return shouldn't be too lengthy. The ankle will not require surgery, but Goedert is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks. Everything will depend on how Goedert's recovery goes. It's bad news for those that roster Goedert, as he had 12 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown in the first two games before getting injured after just six snaps in the Week 3 tie with the Bengals. Zach Ertz should see his target share increase with Goedert out, especially since Philly's receiving corps is really banged up. If you have the room, Goedert is worth stashing in an Injured Reserve spot since he should return at some point in 2020.

Nick Boyle Catches Touchdown In Week 3

General

Baltimore Ravens tight end Nick Boyle caught the team's only offensive touchdown in the team's Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, with a five-yard grab on his only target of the game. Boyle has just four receptions through three games and while the touchdown was nice for anyone using him as a punt play in DFS, it didn't really help anyone in season-long leagues, and it shouldn't lead to you rushing out and putting a waiver claim in for a guy who just caught his third career touchdown in his sixth NFL season.

Devin Duvernay Has Kick-Return Touchdown

General

Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Devin Duvernay showed off his speed on Monday night, taking a kickoff 93 yards to the house for the first kick-return touchdown of the 2020 NFL season. He was less effective as a receiver, catching two passes for seven yards. Duvernay is an intriguing young player who should see his role grow as the year progresses, but he also has his upside capped by the fact that the Ravens throw so little. It's too early to add him in redraft leagues, but if you have a chance to get him at a low cost in dynasty formats, you might want to give it a shot.

Marquise Brown Disappears Against Chiefs

General

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown was incredibly quiet in Monday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, catching two of his six targets and finishing with 13 yards. With Baltimore finishing with under 100 passing yards, Brown's numbers still put him third on the team in receiving yards, if you're looking for a positive to take away from this game. Brown's a high-ceiling and low-floor fantasy receiver who'll have a lot better performances than this one, and he probably won't have any worse ones either.

Mark Andrews Struggles Against Chiefs

General

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews led the team in targets on Monday against the Chiefs. Unfortunately, he couldn't bring most of them in, finishing with three receptions for 22 yards. Andrews had trouble with his hands all night. Usually a reliable tight end, we can probably chalk this one up to the struggles of the entire Ravens offense. Andrews remains a weekly TE1 play in season-long leagues.

J.K. Dobbins Is Ravens Leading Receiver In Week 3

General

On a night where the passing game never materialized, it was Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins who led the team in targets and yards, catching four passes for 38 yards. He added six rushing yards on one carry. The takeaways from this one are a bit of a mixed bag for fantasy managers. You like to see the targets, but who viable of an option can Dobbins really be if he's barely getting carries? He's still the highest upside back on this roster, but expect some uneven performances in the short term.

Mark Ingram II Quiet Against Chiefs

General

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II couldn't find any room in Monday night's loss to the Chiefs, rushing seven times for 30 yards and failing to bring in his only target. Not a great showing from the veteran back, but he did have seven of the 12 carries for running backs on the night and remains the lead back. He's a solid RB2/3 option most weeks in a run-centric offense, but does have risk in games like this one where the game script takes the running backs out of the game. Thankfully for Ingram, the Ravens don't play many games like that.

Travis Kelce Catches Six Balls

General

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce continued his strong season on Monday against the Ravens. Kelce hauled in six balls for 87 yards and remains one of the top options in the Chiefs offense. Kelce now has six or more catches in three games and should be treated as the best at his position. The tight end will face off against the Patriots in Week 4. He should be safely started every week by owners.

Gus Edwards Sees Drop In Usage

General

Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards was the team's leading running back in terms of yards on Monday night, but that's not saying much. Edwards saw just four carries in this one, finishing with 39 yards, though much of that came on one play. Edwards is a talented back, but his workload is too inconsistent for him to be much more than a deep-league dart throw or a DFS punt play moving forward.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Continues To Impress

General

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire once again played a significant role in the Chiefs offense on Monday versus the Baltimore Ravens. CEH rushed 20 times for 64 yards also caught five of six passes for 70 yards. The rookie has been involved in the passing game for two straight weeks and is clearly the bell cow in the Chiefs backfield. Edwards has been doing it all for the Chiefs and its fair to say it is his job to lose. Edwards-Helaire should be treated as a RB1 and will look to keep it going against the New England Patriots in Week 4.

Lamar Jackson Struggles Against Chiefs

General

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson didn't look like the defending NFL MVP in Monday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson was held to just 97 passing yards, going 15-for-28 and throwing one touchdown. Jackson did lead the team in rushing yards with 83 of them on nine carries, salvaging his day for fantasy managers, though he failed to reach the high expectations that were placed on him. It was a bad night all around for the Ravens, but Jackson is still a top-three fantasy quarterback going forward. It'd be a shock to see him throw for under 100 yards again.

Patrick Mahomes Dominates On Monday Night

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had himself a performance on Monday versus the Baltimore Ravens. The MVP completed 31 of 42 passes for 385 yards and four touchdowns. Mahomes also chipped in with four rushes for 26 yards and a rushing touchdown. Mahomes was dominant throughout the game and connected with eight different receivers. It was vintage Mahomes all night long and managers have to happy. Mahomes remains a QB1 every week and will face off against the New England Patriots in Week 4.

Chris Harris Jr. Out At Least A Month

Injuries

Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (foot) suffered a foot injury in the Week 3 loss to the Panthers that is expected to keep him out at least a month and possibly up to six weeks, according to sources. LA's secondary becomes even weaker with Harris' injury, as All-Pro safety Derwin James (knee) is already out for the season. Although the Chargers Defense is still at least a low-end starting unit in fantasy, their matchup against the Buccaneers and Tom Brady in Week 4 will become a bit more difficult. If healthy, Chris Godwin (hamstring) might exploit the Bolts secondary without Harris manning the slot.

Mecole Hardman Scores Touchdown

General

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman caught four of his six targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. Hardman dropped what would've been a second touchdown right before halftime, but had a solid game nonetheless. Hardman has plenty of competition in an explosive offense and managers should expect inconsistency out of the young receiver. He remains best served in DFS, but can be owned in deeper leagues as a WR4/5 with upside.

Sammy Watkins Plays Big Role In Week 3

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins hauled in seven of eight targets for 62 yards on Monday versus the Baltimore Ravens. Watkins was questionable with both a concussion and neck injury, but suited up and played a big role in Monday's victory. Watkins like fellow wide receivers Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman will have his big games, but also is a shaky play week in and week out with so many options in the Chiefs powerful offense. Watkins has his most value as a WR4/WR5 or flex option. Watkins will look to keep it going against the Patriots in Week 4.

Tyreek Hill Scores In Third Straight Game

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill kept up his strong season on Monday versus the Baltimore Ravens. Hill soaked up five of six targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. The dynamic playmaker also rushed for 25 yards on two attempts. Hill now has a touchdown in every game this season. Hill has been off to a strong start this season and remains one of the top options in the league's most explosive offense. Next up for Hill is a date with the Patriots and he could draw a tough matchup against Stephen Gilmore, but Hill should be considered a WR1 week in and week out.

Earl Thomas Likely To Sign With Texans Defense

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The Houston Texans have brought in All-Pro safety Earl Thomas for a workout, and a source said that the team is more likely to sign him this week than not. The Ravens released the seven-time Pro Bowler in August after Thomas had an on-field altercation with teammate Chuck Clark. Houston placed safety A.J. Moore (hamstring) on Injured Reserve on Monday, but he's expected to return this year. Thomas will replace Eric Murray in the starting lineup if he signs this week after his COVID-19 testing. Murray played 91 percent of the defensive snaps in the Week 3 loss to the Steelers and struggled in coverage. The Texans Defense is one of three teams without an interception through three weeks, so they'll be hoping that Thomas can help them in the takeaway department. His 30 interceptions since he entered the NFL in 2010 rank third in the league. Houston's defense has allowed at least 28 points in all three games in 2020.

Sam Darnold Won't Be Benched

General

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase remains committed to struggling quarterback Sam Darnold after an 0-3 start. Darnold had three interceptions -- two which were returned for touchdowns -- in the Week 3 blowout loss to the Colts. Veteran backup Joe Flacco (neck) underwent surgery in April and has been out the first three games. Flacco didn't start practicing until last week and might be inactive again this Thursday against the Broncos. Mike White, who has no regular season experience, is currently the backup until Flacco gets healthy. It's not all Darnold's fault, as Gang Green's best offensive players -- Le'Veon Bell, Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman -- have all been sidelined by injuries in recent weeks. Until further notice, it's best to avoid this entire offense, even against a banged-up Broncos Defense in Week 4. Darnold has 32 interceptions in 29 career starts.

Justice Hill Inactive Again

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Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill is a healthy scratch on Monday night against the Chiefs, making it three weeks in a row that the second-year back hasn't played. Fantasy managers had high hopes for Hill last year, but it's become clear that he's not going to have a consistent role -- or even any role -- in Baltimore. Hill shouldn't be rostered in redraft leagues and is barely rosterable in shallow dynasty leagues.

Sammy Watkins Active Monday Night

Injuries

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (concussion, neck) is active for Monday night's meeting against the Baltimore Ravens. An inconsistent weapon for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Watkins is best viewed as a risky DFS play this week for fantasy managers looking to differentiate their lineups from everyone else's, because you can't bet on Watkins having a solid night against a strong Ravens Defense. Still, the possibility that he finds the end zone will always exist in this high-powered Chiefs offense.

Jordan Reed Could Miss 6-8 Weeks

Injuries

San Francisco 49ers tight end Jordan Reed (knee) left Sunday's game against the New York Giants after injuring his knee on an end-zone target. According to head coach Kyle Shanahan, Reed has a significant knee sprain that could keep him out between six and eight weeks. This is awful news for Reed, who has struggled with injuries throughout his career. He can be dropped in the majority of fantasy leagues at this point. Hopefully he'll be able to progress through the injury and return later in the year. George Kittle (knee) has missed the last two weeks with a knee injury of his own, which has put Reed firmly on the streaming radar at tight end.

Cam Newton Unhappy With Week 3 Performance

General

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton said he was unhappy with how he played in the Week 3 win over the Raiders when he went 17-for-28 for 162 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Newton also ran nine times for only 27 yards. "Me, personally? With lackluster ball security, just a slow start offensively, this is subpar performance. I know I can play better, I know I can do better and I know I will be better," Newton said. New England had plenty of success on the ground in this one, so they didn't really need to rely on the former MVP. Newton definitely won't have QB1 upside each and every week with his new team, but he'll have plenty of rebound potential in a Week 4 game that could be a shootout with the Chiefs.

Aldon Smith Leads NFL In Sacks

General

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Aldon Smith is the NFL's leader in sacks through three weeks with four, ahead of T.J. Watt and Akiem Hicks, who both have 3.5. It's surprising, since Smith hadn't played a down of football since 2015 entering the 2020 season. Despite his three sacks of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in Week 3, the MVP front-runner managed to throw for 315 yards and five touchdowns. The 31-year-old Smith has been one of a few bright spots for a Cowboys Defense early this year, and he's become a must-add in all IDP formats. Smith has four of the team's six sacks on the year, and they're allowing the fifth-most passing yards per game (287.7).

Younghoe Koo Expected To Miss Time

Injuries

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo (groin) is expected to miss time with a groin strain and could be placed on the short-term Injured Reserve, which would cause him to miss at least three weeks. It's a blow for fantasy managers that have been enjoying Koo's contributions in the early part of the season. The 26-year-old has been a top-five fantasy kicker, with eight of nine field-goal attempts made in Atlanta's high-scoring offense. The Falcons will be in the market for another kicker this week with Koo expected to miss up to three weeks. You'll have to look elsewhere for a fantasy kicker in the meantime, with Koo being droppable in most formats.

Tarik Cohen's Season Is Officially Over

General

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy confirmed that running back Tarik Cohen (knee) tore his ACL in the Week 3 win over the Falcons, and he'll be placed on Injured Reserve for the rest of the season. It's a tough loss for the Bears, as Cohen was a nice pass-catching option out of the backfield and was difficult to bring down in space. The 25-year-old finishes the 2020 season with 14 carries for 74 yards and six catches for 41 yards in three games. Ryan Nall will have a bigger role as the backup to David Montgomery, but wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson might see more touches out of the backfield in a hybrid role in Nagy's offense. Patterson probably won't be worth a waiver-wire addition in the majority of leagues, but he's worth watching.

Phillip Lindsay Trending In The Right Direction

Injuries

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said that running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is "trending in the right direction" to play on Thursday night against the Jets. However, if Lindsay does play after missing the last two weeks, he'll be on a limited snap count. Even against a weak Jets Defense in Week 4, Lindsay would be a stretch as a flex option in standard 12-team fantasy leagues if he returns. It's good news for a Broncos team that has been decimated by injuries to key positions in 2020, but it'll be bad news for Melvin Gordon III, who was splitting touches with Lindsay almost evenly in the first half of Week 1 before Lindsay suffered his injury.

Jamal Adams, Jordyn Brooks Injured Sunday

Injuries

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (groin) and rookie linebacker Jordyn Brooks (knee) were both injured in the team's Week 3 win over the Cowboys. Adams left the game with a groin strain and is day-to-day, while Brooks is dealing with an MCL sprain and will likely miss a couple of weeks. Adams, who is the top IDP safety each and every week, should have a shot to play in Week 4 against the Dolphins. Brooks' injury is concerning since Bruce Irvin is already out for the season with an injury. Seattle's defense has allowed a league-high 439.7 passing yards per game through three weeks, so even in a nice matchup with Miami, they're a bit of a reach right now as a streaming option for fantasy managers.

Earl Thomas Visiting With Texans Defense

General

The Houston Texans are conducting a visit with free-agent safety Earl Thomas on Monday after he was released by the Ravens on Aug. 23. Thomas would need to pass COVID-19 testing in order to play with Houston, but he'd be a big-name addition to the Texans secondary as they look to get in the win column in Week 4 against the Vikings. There is mutual interest between Houston and Thomas, and he'd certainly be an upgrade over current safety duo of Eric Murray and Justin Reid. Even though the Texans Defense has allowed just 217.3 passing yards per game through three weeks, they've scored just 2.3 fantasy points per game and are one of just three teams without an interception yet.

Michael Pittman Jr. Has Surgery On Leg

General

Indianapolis Colts rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (calf) underwent surgery to fix compartment leg syndrome in his calf on Sunday night, according to a source. The surgery was a success, but Pittman won't return until after the team's Week 7 bye. This could've been a lot worse for the rookie from USC, but he'll thankfully be able to return in 2020. With Parris Campbell on Injured Reserve, Zach Pascal's role will continue to grow as the No. 2 wideout behind T.Y. Hilton, albeit in an offense that has become very run-heavy. Pittman had nine catches on 12 targets for 73 yards in his three games before the injury. He can probably be dropped in shallow leagues for now, while Pascal is worth a flier off the waiver wire in deeper leagues.

Mekhi Becton Has A Chance To Play Thursday

Injuries

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said that the team received good news on rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton (shoulder), who was forced to miss the team's Week 3 loss to the Colts. "The MRI turned out better than really we were thinking last night. Well see how he gets through the week and possibly he can play in this game," Gase said. The Jets really needed some good injury news given all of their injured offensive skill players early this season. Becton has been a bright spot on the team's offensive line through two games, and they'll need him this Thursday as they attempt to win their first game of the season against the winless Broncos.

Broncos Defense Loses Jurrell Casey For The Season

Injuries

Denver Broncos starting defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (biceps) suffered a torn biceps in the Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers and will miss the rest of the season. The Broncos traded for Casey this offseason, hoping that he'd be a key cog in the middle of the defensive line. Coupled with the season-ending injury to linebacker Von Miller right before the start of the season, Denver's defense is a shell of its former self at this point. Even with a mouthwatering matchup against the Jets this Thursday night upcoming, the Broncos Defense is, at best, a desperation streaming option in Week 4.

Broncos Defense Unable To Stop Tom Terrific

General

The Denver Broncos Defense predictably had a tough time slowing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady down in the 28-10 Week 3 loss. With a pair of rookie cornerbacks in Michael Ojemudia and Essang Bassey, Brady threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Denver's D was unable to force any turnovers and sacked Brady just two times. Safety Justin Simmons once again led the unit with seven tackles (one assist). They'll have a much easier task this Thursday night against a Jets offense missing all of their best playmakers due to injury. Still, the Broncos defense might be nothing more than a sleeper as a defensive streaming unit in Week 4.

Jaguars Signing Stephen Hauschka

Transactions

The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing former Seahawks kicker Stephen Hauschka on Monday, according to a source. Hauschka was released by the Bills at the end of training camp when he was beat out by sixth-round rookie Tyler Bass. The 35-year-old latches on with the Jaguars after the team placed Josh Lambo on Injured Reserve last week. He'll battle for the starting gig with rookie Brandon Wright, who missed one of his two extra-point attempts in last Thursday's loss to the Dolphins. Hauschka made 22 of his 28 field-goal tries (78.6 percent) with the Bills last year and is a 85.7 percent kicker in his career. On a Jacksonville team with a very mediocre offense, Hauschka can be ignored for fantasy purposes if he wins the job.

Matt Ioannidis Done For The Season

Injuries

Washington Football Team defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis (biceps) suffered a torn biceps in the Week 3 loss to the Browns and will miss the rest of the 2020 season, according to a source. It's a blow to a defense that could also be missing first-round pass-rusher Chase Young (groin) in a tough Week 4 matchup against the Ravens and their high-powered offense. Ioannidis had a career-high 8.5 sacks and 64 combined tackles for Washington in 15 starts in 2019. You can safely ignore Washington's defense next week against Baltimore.

Chris Carson Could Miss Some Time

Injuries

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson's (knee) first-degree sprained knee is considered a one- to two-week injury, according to a source, but the team wants to see how he recovers this week before making a determination. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Carson could be back soon, but they "just have to see how that goes." Fantasy managers don't have to worry about Carson missing extended time, but he may be forced to rest in a great Week 4 matchup against Miami. If that's the case, expect some combination of Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer to split the backfield carries, making them worth a look on the waiver wire if you own Carson or are hurting at the position. Keep a close eye on Carson's practice status this week.

Nick Foles Named Starter Heading Into Week 4

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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced on Monday that quarterback Nick Foles is now their starting quarterback after relieving Mitchell Trubisky in Week 3 and leading an improbable comeback over the Falcons. Foles pulled another rabbit out of his hat by going 16-for-29 for 188 yards, three touchdowns and an interception against Atlanta, and the Bears will stick with him after that performance. Foles will be a popular waiver-wire addition for fantasy managers in need of QB help this week, and Chicago's pass-catchers should benefit from the move to the former Super Bowl MVP. Foles will be more of a QB2 in superflex leagues in Week 4 against the Colts.

Brandon McManus Sees Little Work In Week 3 Loss

General

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus only attempted two kicks in the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers -- a successful 56-yard kick and an extra point. The 56-yarder was nice and might've awarded fantasy managers with bonus points, but the bottom line is that Denver's weakened offense just isn't providing the strong-legged kicker with enough opportunities to make him fantasy relevant. That could be a different story on Thursday night in Week 4 against the Jets, but even then, McManus makes for a desperation fantasy streamer in an offense led by backup quarterback Jeff Driskel.

Noah Fant Doesn't Do Much With 10 Targets

General

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant was targeted a team-high 10 times in the Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers, but he was only able to reel in five catches for 46 yards. It was evident that backup quarterback Jeff Driskel is a clear step down from Drew Lock (shoulder) under center, which will negatively affect Fant's upside for as long as Lock remains sidelined. The good news is that Fant should continue to be targeted heavily in the passing game. He probably shouldn't be looked at as a strong TE1 option for however long Driskel is the starter, but Fant will have some TE2 sleeper appeal this Thursday night against a woeful Jets team.

K.J. Hamler Quiet In Week 3 Loss

General

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler caught three of his five targets for only 30 yards in the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers. Hamler ran the ball once but lost two yards in the process. The speedy youngster has big-play ability, but it'll probably be few and far between that he can take advantage of that with backup quarterback Jeff Driskel leading the team right now with Drew Lock (shoulder) injured. Hamler could do some damage against a poor Jets Defense on Thursday night in Week 4, but he'll be a hail mary in terms of DFS and season-long leagues as long as Driskel remains the starter.

Tim Patrick Scores Team's Lone Week 3 Touchdown

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick caught all four of his passes for 43 yards and the team's only touchdown in the Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday by a score of 28-10. The efficiency was nice, but both the ceiling and floor are incredibly low for Patrick in an offense currently led by backup quarterback Jeff Driskel. There will be more opportunities for the 26-year-old the rest of the season with Courtland Sutton (knee) out for the year, but Patrick should probably remain on the waiver wire in the majority of fantasy leagues. Don't expect another trip to paydirt when the Broncos face the 0-3 Jets on Thursday night in Week 4.

Jerry Jeudy Leads Denver In Receiving In Loss To Bucs

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Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy finished the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers with five catches on nine targets for a team-leading 55 yards. Jeudy has yet to find the end zone in his rookie season, but he was second on the team in targets and will continue to serve as the No. 1 receiver the rest of the season with Courtland Sutton (knee) out. The Alabama product is an exceptional talent with big-play ability, but his upside is limited with backup Jeff Driskel under center for now with Drew Lock (shoulder) hurt. Jeudy could find the end zone for the first time in his career against the Jets this Thursday, but he'll be a risky WR4/5 in deeper leagues.

Royce Freeman Has Just Four Touches In Week 3

General

Denver Broncos running back Royce Freeman tallied only four touches -- two carries for four yards and two catches for 31 yards -- in the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers. Even with Phillip Lindsay (toe) sidelined by turf toe, Freeman continues to be an afterthought in this offense behind Melvin Gordon III, and it didn't help that the Broncos were down by multiple scores throughout the day against Tampa. There might be more chances for Freeman to make some noise this Thursday night against a woeful Jets team, but fantasy managers shouldn't count on it. Freeman just isn't seeing enough snaps or touches to merit a roster spot on your fantasy squad.

Melvin Gordon III Held Out Of End Zone

General

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III carried the ball just eight times for 26 yards and caught four of his six targets for an additional 12 yards in the Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers. The Broncos weren't able to get anything going on offense under backup quarterback Jeff Driskel and were playing from behind all day, which led to single-digit carries for Gordon. He was more involved in the passing game, but Gordon still disappointed his fantasy managers in this tough matchup. Things will get a lot easier this Thursday against the winless Jets, but Denver's offense doesn't have much upside as long as Drew Lock (shoulder) remains sidelined.

Jeff Driskel Has A Rough Game Against Buccaneers

General

Denver Broncos quarterback Jeff Driskel looked like a backup in the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers, completing just 17 of his 30 passes for 176 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked five times and has been sacked a whopping 11 times in the last two weeks after being forced into action because of Drew Lock's (shoulder) injury. It got so bad that Brett Rypien came into the contest in the fourth quarter. Even though Driskel is set to get another start this Thursday against the similarly 0-3 Jets, he should be avoided in fantasy leagues, even those that start two quarterbacks.

Chris Carson's Knee Ligaments Are Intact

Injuries

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson's (knee) MRI exam on Monday confirmed that his ligaments are intact and he's dealing with just a minor knee sprain, according to a source. Carson has a chance to be ready for the Week 4 contest against the Dolphins. The 26-year-old will remain a strong RB2 fantasy play as long as he's on the field in this high-scoring Seattle offense, even if they've shifted a bit more away from the run to the pass through three games in 2020. Carson has 37 carries for 157 yards and 12 catches on 12 targets for 93 yards and three touchdowns in the first three weeks. If he isn't up to speed by this Sunday, Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer would likely share the backfield touches.

DeSean Jackson's Injury Expected To Be Minor

General

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is undergoing tests on his hamstring on Monday, but the belief is that he's dealing with a minor strain, according to sources. The Eagles were extra cautious with the oft-injured speedster in the Week 3 tie against the Bengals. However, his availability for Week 4 against the 49ers is up in the air this early in the week. Jackson had another disappointing week on Sunday, catching just two of his four targets for 11 yards before suffering the injury and leaving the game. The veteran wideout just hasn't taken advantage of the injuries to Alshon Jeffery and rookie Jalen Reagor. If D-Jax misses Week 4, the Eagles will really be struggling for pass-catchers after tight end Dallas Goedert also left Sunday's game with a potentially serious injury.