NFL Recent Player News
|9/22/2017||Corey Graham, Phi, S|
|Graham was ruled out of Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury, halting his streak of playing in 159 consecutive games.
Analysis: Graham last missed a game in 2007, when he was a rookie with the Chicago Bears.
|9/22/2017||Marcell Dareus, Buf, DT|
|Dareus is out against the Broncos with a right foot injury.
Analysis: Dareus suffered the injury against the Panthers and has been wearing a boot. He has struggled the past two seasons and has one tackle through two games.
|9/22/2017||Jamie Collins Sr., Cle, LB|
|Collins is out for Week 3 when the Cleveland Browns visit the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Analysis: Collins suffered a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens last week and did not clear the head injury protocol during the past week of practice. Collins, acquired last October in a trade from the New England Patriots, will be missed in Cleveland's reconfigured defense under coordinator Gregg Williams.
|9/22/2017||John Ross, Cin, WR|
|Ross (knee) will not play in Week 3 against the Packers.
Analysis: The No. 9 overall pick's career has gotten off to a bad start. The speedster will have missed two of Cincinnati's first three games because of knee trouble, and when Ross did play last week, he was benched after fumbling on an end-around.
|9/22/2017||Myles Garrett, Cle, DE|
|Garrett might be close to making his NFL debut, though it likely won't come this weekend against the Colts.
Analysis: Garrett made significant progress this week after hurting his ankle during practice Sept. 6. Jackson said Friday the team will continue to be "cautious," but the fact that he remains a possibility to play against the Colts is encouraging. Garrett is listed as "doubtful" on the injury report.
|9/22/2017||Brandon Williams, Bal, DT|
|Williams did not make the trip to London because of a lingering foot injury, coach John Harbaugh confirmed Friday.
Analysis: The injury kept Williams out of practice this week in preparation for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. The 6-foot-1, 340-pound Williams was injured in last Sunday's 24-10 home victory over the Cleveland Browns and sat out a significant portion of the second half. He made three tackles.
|9/22/2017||Greg Zuerlein, LAR, K|
|Greg Zuerlein converted two of two field-goal attempts Thursday as the Los Angeles Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers 41-39. He made kicks of 48 and 19 yards. Zuerlein tacked on five PATs.
Analysis: Zuerlein is off to a great start, going 7 for 7 on field goals and 12 of 12 on PATs through the first three weeks. With the Rams' new offense showing it can actually move the ball, the strong-legged kicker is back on the fantasy radar.
|9/22/2017||Robbie Gould, SF, K|
|Robbie Gould converted two of two field-goal attempts Thursday as the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Los Angeles Rams 41-39. He made kicks of 36 and 48 yards. Gould tacked on three PATs, but also missed one.
Analysis: Gould's PAT miss was a big one, as it forced the 49ers to unsuccessfully go for two points after pulling within 41-39 with 2:13 to go. On a positive note, the veteran kicker is 6 for 6 on field goal tries through his first three games with San Francisco.
|9/22/2017||Trent Taylor, SF, WR|
|Trent Taylor had three receptions for 32 yards and one touchdown Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Analysis: Taylor has some Cole Beasley-like upside as the 49ers' primary slot receiver. San Francisco's passing game is still mostly a mess, though, so the rookie isn't anything more than a player to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.
|9/22/2017||George Kittle, SF, TE|
|George Kittle had one reception for eight yards Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Analysis: Kittle has managed just eight catches totaling 48 yards through his first three NFL games. The rookie may still be worth monitoring in fantasy leagues, as he's been getting a lot of snaps and the 49ers don't have many quality pass-catching options behind Pierre Garcon.
|9/22/2017||Garrett Celek, SF, TE|
|Garrett Celek had one reception for one yard and one touchdown Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.|
|9/22/2017||Pierre Garcon, SF, WR|
|Pierre Garcon had seven receptions for 142 yards Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Analysis: Garcon played like a man among boys, ripping off huge chunks of yards after the catch en route to his highest single-game yardage total since 2013. With the 49ers lacking any consistent complementary receivers, the physical wideout should remain a target monster going forward.
|9/22/2017||Cooper Kupp, LAR, WR|
|Cooper Kupp had two receptions for 17 yards Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Analysis: Kupp led the Rams in targets through the first two weeks but took a back seat to Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods in this one, having just two balls thrown his way. The rookie's fantasy prospects are trending downward after beginning his career with a six-catch, 76-yard output that included a touchdown.
|9/22/2017||Tyler Higbee, LAR, TE|
|Tyler Higbee had one reception for four yards Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers.|
|9/22/2017||Sammy Watkins, LAR, WR|
|Sammy Watkins had six receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers, but left the game in the fourth quarter and was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol.
Analysis: It'd be a blow for both the Rams and Watkins' owners if he's forced to miss any time, as he was much more of a factor on this night after opening the season with two quiet games. The 2014 No. 4 overall pick's long-term fantasy prognosis is looking very bright, though, provided he's able to stay healthy.
|9/22/2017||Tavon Austin, LAR, WR|
|Tavon Austin had zero receptions for zero yards Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He added three rushes for 14 yards.
Analysis: Austin left late in the game and was evaluated for a possible concussion that threatens his availability for next week's matchup at Dallas. That still shouldn't affect his fantasy outlook, as the first-round bust has had a minimal role in the Rams' new-look offense thus far.
|9/22/2017||Robert Woods, LAR, WR|
|Robert Woods had six receptions for 108 yards Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Analysis: Mostly a possession receiver during his four years in Buffalo, Woods has emerged as more of a deep threat in L.A. by averaging 16.9 yards per catch through the team's first three games. The former USC standout may be worth a fantasy start if top wideout Sammy Watkins (concussion) isn't cleared for next week's showdown at Dallas.
|9/22/2017||Marquise Goodwin, SF, WR|
|Marquise Goodwin had two receptions for 62 yards Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Analysis: Goodwin did make more of an impact in this game by hauling in a 50-yard deep ball from Brian Hoyer, but the speedster's ability to stretch the field is his lone appealing trait. He's recorded just eight catches for 109 yards through the first three weeks.
|9/22/2017||Matt Breida, SF, RB|
|Matt Breida ran for nine yards on three carries Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He added three receptions for 20 yards.|
|9/22/2017||Todd Gurley II, LAR, RB|
|Todd Gurley II ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He added five receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown.
Analysis: The Rams have an offense again under new coach Sean McVay, and Gurley is one of the main beneficiaries. The bruising back's six touchdowns through three weeks has already matched his entire 2016 total, and he's racked up 76 touches thus far while taking on a larger role as a receiver. With no threat to his snaps on the roster, he's back to elite status in the fantasy world.
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