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Injuries Waiver Wire Week 3
WEEK 3 NFL INJURY REPORT
Derek Carr – Carr left Sunday’s game with an AC Joint Sprain.
Justin Fields – Fields got shaken up during the second half vs the Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes – Mahomes was seen limping in the second half vs the Bears. He stayed in the game after the injury, until the game got out of hand.
Justin Jefferson – Jefferson was bothered by cramps for a couple of plays but was able to return.
Jonathan Mingo – Mingo suffered a concussion and could not return vs the Seahawks.
Mike Williams – Mike Williams injured his knee and could not return. Williams will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his injury.
None of note.
WEEK 4 FANTASY FOOTBALL WAIVER WIRE
C.J. Stroud – Over the past two weeks, C.J. Stroud has been seeing tons of volume as a passer. Stroud had 30 passing attempts in week three, and 47 attempts in week two. This volume has led to two weeks in a row over 20.50 fantasy points. He’s got a solid trio of receivers to throw to and will likely be playing behind often due to his defense. It’s always tough to rely on rookie QBs in fantasy, but with bye weeks approaching, you can do worse than Stroud.
Devon Achane – The biggest week 3 breakout was Devon Achane. Achane had 203 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, along with 30 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns, good enough for 51.30 (51!!) fantasy points. Achane, the Dolphins’ third-round rookie, now operates as the backup RB behind Raheem Mostert, with Jeff Wilson on IR and Salvon Ahmed ruled out. Surely week three’s performance earned Achane more touches moving forward.
Jaylen Warren – Warren has been in a committee with starting RB Najee Harris for the Steelers. Warren has been earning more touches each and every week to start the season. He had eight touches in week one, ten touches in week two, and has been looking great in the second half of Sunday night’s game vs the Raiders. Warren is available in 60.8 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues as of this writing. He’s got standalone value in this role, but should Harris miss any time for any reason in the future, Warren’s value would significantly increase.
Kareem Hunt – Available in 40% of NFL Fantasy leagues, Kareem Hunt is an intriguing add at the RB position this week. He will be the backup behind starting RB Jerome Ford. This Browns running game is the among the best in the NFL, because of their elite offensive line play. Hunt has familiarity with this system, being a former member of the Browns.
Elijah Mitchell, Matt Breida
Tank Dell – Over the last couple of weeks, rookie receiver Nathaniel “Tank” Dell has broken out in a big way. He had 72 yards and a touchdown in week two and followed that up with 145 yards and a touchdown in week three vs Jacksonville. The Texans will be forced to pass a lot, with a struggling (and injured) defense, leaving lots of targets to go around between Dell, Collins, and Woods. Dell seems to have great chemistry with Stroud early on this season.
Adam Thielen – The leading receiver in week three for the Panthers was Adam Thielen. Thielen hauled in 11 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown vs Seattle. These Panthers receivers have a bit more upside with the veteran Andy Dalton at the helm. Thielen is available in 77.5% of NFL fantasy leagues as of this writing.
Rashee Rice – With Kadarius Toney banged up heading into this game, Rashee Rice stepped up for the Chiefs. Rice hauled in five receptions for 59 yards on the day. The Chiefs are searching for some consistency out of their receivers, and perhaps the rookie, Rice could be that guy for them.
K.J. Osborn, Robert Woods
Sam LaPorta – Somehow, LaPorta is not 100% rostered in every league. LaPorta went off in week three, catching a touchdown with 84 yards receiving, good for 22.40 fantasy points. This marks his second double-digit fantasy day as a rookie (11.30 fantasy points in week one), which is great to see. The Lions don’t really have a great number three receiver behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds as of this writing, and LaPorta is doing a great job filling that role.
Zach Ertz – Ertz had a down game in week three, only gaining six yards on the day. Ertz currently ranks as the TE7 on the season. There will be some ups and downs with the veteran, but he should certainly be on more rosters.
Vikings vs Panthers
Seahawks vs Giants