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Free Agency and Injury report week 3 2020
By Kyle Dvorchak
Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota VikingsThe Vikings' first-round rookie had a quiet two weeks before this Sunday. He had just five catches for 70 yards entering the week. Jefferson exploded in Week 3 with seven catches for 175 yards and a score. He led the Vikings with nine targets as well. Minnesota still projects to be a run-first offense but their crumbling defense might make that philosophy more of a wish than a reality. Jefferson is worth rostering in all leagues but will still be a risky start unless the Vikings offense shifts to a pass-heavy approach of Jefferson completely usurps Adam Thielen for the No. 1 job.
Dallas Goedert and DeSean Jackson, EaglesGoedert exited in Week 3 versus the Bengals with an ankle injury. He did not return and reports have since indicated that he will miss a few weeks. DeSean Jackson also missed much of the game with a hamstring injury. The Eagles were down to Greg Ward as their top wideout and Zach Ertz as their No. 1 receiving option. Both saw double-digit targets and caught seven of them. Ward led the team with 72 receiving yards. Ertz is a TE1 per usual and Ward is worth adding off the wire for some cheap fantasy points.
Chris Carson, RB, SeahawksCarson had his leg rolled on a dirty move from Cowboys DT Trysten Hill. His status for Week 4 is unknown. Carlos Hyde would step in as the lead back for Seattle if Carson does miss time. Hyde has 16 carries for 57 yards while serving as the backup to Carson through three games.
Diontae Johnson, WR, SteelersJohnson was ruled out from returning in Week 3 with a concussion. JuJu Smith-Schuster may luck into a larger role for the Steelers after serving as the team's second-leading receiver behind Johnson through two weeks. James Washington led the team with seven targets in Week 3 but only converted them into 36 yards. He's worth an add in deeper leagues but shouldn't be relied on as a starter.
Chris Godwin, WR, BuccaneersGodwin returned in Week 3 after missing Week 2 with a concussion. His time on the field was short-lived as he was ruled out from returning due to a hamstring injury. He will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury this week. Mike Evans scored twice on his only two catches. Rob Gronkowski led the team with seven targets and managed to bring down six balls for 48 yards. He's worth a start for teams in need of a spot-start at tight end but Bruce Arians has talked about using him primarily as a blocker.
Tarik Cohen, RB, BearsCohen suffered an ACL tear that will sideline him for the rest of the year. The Bears signed Cohen to an extension last week but still weren't giving him much work. He has six catches on the year and 14 carries. His absence could free up a few extra looks for David Montgomery and even Cordarrelle Patterson. Ultimately, Cohen's role was not large enough to make his absence ground-breaking from a fantasy perspective
Justin Herbert. He has three catches for 31 yards in Herbert's two starts. Avoid starting Williams whenever possible, even if he is able to suit up next week.