Weekly Rankings: Week 3 Value Meter

Weekly Rankings: Week 3 Value Meter

This article is part of our Weekly Rankings series.

Sunday Update complete

Welcome to the Weekly Value Meter Rankings. This is a guide to help you decide who to start and sit in a given week. It's is not a season-long ranking nor a draft guide, and it's also not really intended as a free agent guide. While I appreciate that you want my opinion on pickups, every league is different, and your decision on whether to add/drop a particular player might also be dictated by other factors than who is rated higher in a given week.

Here are my operating assumptions for the rankings:

- The RB/WR/TE position rankings are for PPR leagues.
- The Flex rankings are for Standard leagues.
- 1 point per 10 rushing/receiving yards.
- 1 point per 20 passing yards.
- 4 points per passing touchdowns.

These are the rankings I use when I make my start/sit decisions. Please consult the rankings first before asking "Should I start Patrick Mahomes or Eli Manning?"

These are my particular rankings. If you want a second opinion elsewhere on the site, you can see our Weekly Projections.

Starting after Week 1, the rankings for the subsequent week will first post on Tuesday nights. I will then do a set of updates before kickoff on Thursday, and again before kickoff on Sunday morning.

When setting your lineups, make sure to refer to the NFL inactives to ensure all of your players are set to receive snaps.

Quarterbacks

1.Josh Allen BUF at MIA
2.*Jalen Hurts

Sunday Update complete

Welcome to the Weekly Value Meter Rankings. This is a guide to help you decide who to start and sit in a given week. It's is not a season-long ranking nor a draft guide, and it's also not really intended as a free agent guide. While I appreciate that you want my opinion on pickups, every league is different, and your decision on whether to add/drop a particular player might also be dictated by other factors than who is rated higher in a given week.

Here are my operating assumptions for the rankings:

- The RB/WR/TE position rankings are for PPR leagues.
- The Flex rankings are for Standard leagues.
- 1 point per 10 rushing/receiving yards.
- 1 point per 20 passing yards.
- 4 points per passing touchdowns.

These are the rankings I use when I make my start/sit decisions. Please consult the rankings first before asking "Should I start Patrick Mahomes or Eli Manning?"

These are my particular rankings. If you want a second opinion elsewhere on the site, you can see our Weekly Projections.

Starting after Week 1, the rankings for the subsequent week will first post on Tuesday nights. I will then do a set of updates before kickoff on Thursday, and again before kickoff on Sunday morning.

When setting your lineups, make sure to refer to the NFL inactives to ensure all of your players are set to receive snaps.

Quarterbacks

1.Josh Allen BUF at MIA
2.*Jalen Hurts PHI at WAS
Note: Stellar on Monday night and has a plus-matchup against the Commanders this week.
3.Patrick Mahomes KC at IND
4.*Lamar Jackson BAL at NE
Note: Jackson was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice with a sore right elbow, but fully practiced Thursday.
5.*Kyler Murray ARZ vs. LAR
Note: Murray still might be scrambling on that two-point conversion.
6.*Derek Carr LV at TEN
Note: The Raiders went into an offensive shell in the second half against an opponent that had been getting shelled for the first six quarters of the season. Very disappointing result.
7.*Kirk Cousins MIN vs. DET
Note: Brutal game on Monday night, but he goes back home this week with a divisional game against the Lions.
8.*Joe Burrow CIN at NYJ
Note: Pass protection issues remain a huge problem for Burrow and the Bengals.
9.Matthew Stafford LA at ARI
10.Jared Goff DET at MIN
11.Tua Tagovailoa MIA vs. BUF
12.*Justin Herbert LAC vs. JAX
Note: Herbert suffered torn rib cartilage in the loss to the Chiefs but returned to finish the game. Nonetheless, his status for this week is tenuous. Herbert reportedly is feeling better, and participated in individual drills in practice Wednesday. ***Herbert did not practice Friday and will be a game-time decision in the late window on Sunday. Possible realistically available replacements in that or the later windows include his backup, Chase Daniel, Marcus Mariota, Geno Smith, Jimmy Garoppolo, Daniel Jones and Cooper Rush. Plan accordingly if you want to roll the dice.***
13.Aaron Rodgers GB at TB
14.*Carson Wentz WAS vs. PHI
Note: Wentz threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns, but almost all of his production came after the Lions had gone ahead 22-0. The Commanders didn't get their initial first down until 5:00 remained in the second quarter.
15.Trevor Lawrence JAC at LAC
16.*Tom Brady TB vs. GB
Note: Not only is Brady missing his top targets, but he's also shaking off an injury to the ring finger on his throwing hand. ***Brady had a full practice Friday and has been removed from the injured list.***
17.*Russell Wilson DEN vs. SF
Note: Russ still didn't cook, and it didn't help that he lost Jerry Jeudy early in the game to injury and didn't have KJ Hamler at all.
18.*Jameis Winston NO at CAR
Note: Winston is playing through four fractures in his back and really struggled against the Bucs. Winston (back/ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice, and again on Thursday, as the Saints are capping his reps. ***Winston is officially listed as questionable, as he also has a minor ankle injury.***
19.*Marcus Mariota ATL at SEA
Note: The Rams adjusted quickly to Mariota's running ability.
20.*Justin Fields CHI vs. HOU
Note: Fields managed only 11 attempts in the Bears' loss to the Packers.
21.*Joe Flacco NYJ vs. CIN
Note: Flacco will start again this week. Zach Wilson is making progress, but won't be ready to go.
22.Mac Jones NE vs. BAL
23.*Jimmy Garoppolo SF at DEN
Note: Back as the starter again for the rest of the season after Trey Lance's brutal injury.
24.*Matt Ryan IND vs. KC
Note: Ryan looked terrible against the Jaguars - much of that can be attributed to missing Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce, but he was an active contributor to the offensive malaise.
25.Daniel Jones NYG vs. DAL
26.*Ryan Tannehill TEN vs. LV
Note: Brutal performance, got yanked before the end of the third quarter.
27.Davis Mills HOU at CHI
28.Cooper Rush DAL at NYG
29.Geno Smith SEA vs. ATL
30.Mitch Trubisky PIT at CLE
31.Baker Mayfield CAR vs. NO
32.*Jacoby Brissett CLE vs. PIT
Note: Brissett injured his ankle in the fourth quarter, but he's not on the Browns' initial injury report. They play the Steelers on Thursday.
33.*Chase Daniel LAC vs. JAX
Note: The backup in case Herbert can't go.
34.*Dak Prescott DAL at NYG
Note: Executive Vice President Stephen Jones said that Prescott (thumb) could return as early as Week 4 or Week 5, though he won't play this week. Practiced in limited fashion Thursday.
35.*Trey Lance SF at DEN
Note: Lance suffered a fractured fibula and ligament disruption to his right ankle and already had surgery, and will miss the rest of the season. Officially placed on the IR on Wednesday.

Running Backs

1.*Jonathan Taylor IND vs. KC
Note: Taylor was a victim of the scoreboard, with the Colts falling behind early 14-0, and then seeing Matt Ryan turn it over at critical junctures later in the game.
2.Dalvin Cook MIN vs. DET
3.Austin Ekeler LAC vs. JAX
4.Saquon Barkley NYG vs. DAL
5.*Christian McCaffrey CAR vs. NO
Note: McCaffrey had a veteran rest day Wednesday, but was limited on Thursday due to lingering ankle stiffness. He dismissed the concerns afterward, however. ***Like last week, McCaffrey was cleared from the injury report on Friday.***
6.*D'Andre Swift DET at MIN
Note: Swift indeed had fewer carries than Jamaal Williams, but he had more snaps and more production, ripping off a 50-yard run and also logging a receiving touchdown. Swift sat out practice Wednesday, but returned on Thursday. ***Though he's officially listed as questionable, Swift is expected to play.***
7.Joe Mixon CIN at NYJ
8.Javonte Williams DEN vs. SF
9.Nick Chubb CLE vs. PIT
10.Derrick Henry TEN vs. LV
11.*Leonard Fournette TB vs. GB
Note: Fournette (hamstring) had a limited practice Wednesday, just as he did last week. He was also limited Thursday. ***Though Fournette is listed as questionable, he's expected to play.***
12.Aaron Jones GB at TB
13.James Robinson JAC at LAC
14.Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC at IND
15.Najee Harris PIT at CLE
16.*Alvin Kamara NO at CAR
Note: Kamara (ribs) returned to a limited practice Wednesday - which is the same level he had last week on Wednesday. He was also limited on Thursday. ***Kamara had another limited practice Friday; he's listed as questionable but expected to play.***
17.Antonio Gibson WAS vs. PHI
18.AJ Dillon GB at TB
19.Miles Sanders PHI at WAS
20.David Montgomery CHI vs. HOU
21.*Jeff Wilson SF at DEN
Note: Wilson shared the carries with Tyrion Davis-Price last week, 18-to-14, but Davis-Price is now out. Will the Niners trust Jordan Mason or Marlon Mack to the same extent?
22.Ezekiel Elliott DAL at NYG
23.Damien Harris NE vs. BAL
24.Michael Carter NYJ vs. CIN
25.Darrell Henderson LA at ARI
26.*Josh Jacobs LV at TEN
Note: Missed practice Thursday with an illness. ***Jacobs also sat out practice Friday and didn't travel with the team, but then traveled to Tennessee on Saturday.***
27.Cordarrelle Patterson ATL at SEA
28.Breece Hall NYJ vs. CIN
29.Kareem Hunt CLE vs. PIT
30.*J.K. Dobbins BAL at NE
Note: Dobbins (knee) remains 'week-to-week,' according to coach John Harbaugh. This despite him practicing fully all week last week. Full practice Wednesday. ***Dobbins practiced all week and is expected to play on Sunday.***
31.*Chase Edmonds MIA vs. BUF
Note: After being the primary back in Week 1, Edmonds took a backseat to Raheem Mostert last week.
32.Travis Etienne JAC at LAC
33.Devin Singletary BUF at MIA
34.*Dameon Pierce HOU at CHI
Note: Pierce took over in the backfield for the Texans this past week, with 15 carries to zero for Burkhead.
35.Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs. BAL
36.Tony Pollard DAL at NYG
37.Raheem Mostert MIA vs. BUF
38.*Cam Akers LA at ARI
Note: Akers had 15 carries to Henderson's 10, though Henderson had more snaps.
39.Jamaal Williams DET at MIN
40.Nyheim Hines IND vs. KC
41.*Darrel Williams ARZ vs. LAR
Note: Williams had eight carries and three targets after James Conner got hurt in the third quarter last week. Eno Benjamin saw most of the third down snaps.
42.Melvin Gordon DEN vs. SF
43.*J.D. McKissic WAS vs. PHI
Note: McKissic played 46 percent of the snaps, more than the 40 percent from last week, though the difference was that the Commanders were trailing the entire game in Week 2.
44.Mark Ingram NO at CAR
45.Kenneth Gainwell PHI at WAS
46.Khalil Herbert CHI vs. HOU
47.*Rashaad Penny SEA vs. ATL
Note: Penny's value was eviscerated last week by the return of Walker, the game flow, and the Seahawks using a weird three-back formation.
48.Kenyan Drake BAL at NE
49.Rex Burkhead HOU at CHI
50.Kenneth Walker SEA vs. ATL
51.Zack Moss BUF at MIA
52.*Jordan Mason SF at DEN
Note: Mason could be the No. 2 back for the Niners with TDP out, but they just activated Marlon Mack from the practice squad. Still, I think he's worth a stash.
53.*Jerick McKinnon KC at IND
Note: McKinnon was the red zone and passing down option whenever CEH was out of the game last week.
54.Alexander Mattison MIN vs. DET
55.*Dontrell Hilliard TEN vs. LV
Note: Hilliard (hamstring) took part in a limited practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Hilliard put in a full practice Friday and has been cleared from the injury list.***
56.*Tyler Allgeier ATL at SEA
Note: Allgeier got 10 carries in the stead of Damien Williams, who is out for at least four weeks.
57.Jaylen Warren PIT at CLE
58.*Rachaad White TB vs. GB
Note: ***It's possible that White might get more work this week with Fournette listed as questionable, and with so many Bucs' receivers hurt to varying degrees.***
59.Ameer Abdullah LV at TEN
60.Samaje Perine CIN at NYJ
61.*Eno Benjamin ARZ vs. LAR
Note: Darrell Williams was the primary back after James Conner got hurt, but Benjamin saw a lot of work on third downs.
62.Boston Scott PHI at WAS
63.Isiah Pacheco KC at IND
64.*James Conner ARZ vs. LAR
Note: Conner left in the third quarter with an ankle injury, but the Cardinals seem to be confident that this is not a 'severe' injury. I'm not sure I like the verbiage or the injury history here - tread carefully. Conner sat out practice Wednesday but was spotted at practice on Thursday, albeit we don't know yet how active he was at practice. ***Conner is a game-time decision and is 'truly questionable.***
65.*James Cook BUF at MIA
Note: Don't be misled by Cook's 11 carries - most of them came in the fourth quarter after the Bills pulled their starters.
66.D'Onta Foreman CAR vs. NO
67.Sony Michel LAC vs. JAX
68.Mike Davis BAL at NE
69.Tony Jones NO at CAR
70.Chuba Hubbard CAR vs. NO
71.Hassan Haskins TEN vs. LV
72.*Marlon Mack SF at DEN
Note: Mack was added to the Niners' active roster on Tuesday. As much as I want to make Jordan Mason a thing, it's possible that Mack ends up being the backup behind Jeff Wilson.
73.*Brandon Bolden LV at TEN
Note: Bolden (hamstring) had a limited practice Wednesday. ***Bolden has been cleared from the injury list.***
74.Pierre Strong NE vs. BAL
75.Zamir White LV at TEN
76.*Tyrion Davis-Price SF at DEN
Note: Davis-Price has a high-ankle sprain and will miss multiple weeks.

Wide Receivers

1.Cooper Kupp LA at ARI
2.Justin Jefferson MIN vs. DET
3.Stefon Diggs BUF at MIA
4.Ja'Marr Chase CIN at NYJ
5.Tyreek Hill MIA vs. BUF
6.Davante Adams LV at TEN
7.A.J. Brown PHI at WAS
8.Deebo Samuel SF at DEN
9.Michael Thomas NO at CAR
10.Amon-Ra St. Brown DET at MIN
11.Courtland Sutton DEN vs. SF
12.Mike Williams LAC vs. JAX
13.Terry McLaurin WAS vs. PHI
14.Diontae Johnson PIT at CLE
15.Jaylen Waddle MIA vs. BUF
16.Christian Kirk JAC at LAC
17.*Michael Pittman IND vs. KC
Note: Though Pittman (quadriceps) sat out Sunday's game, he made enough progress over the weekend that coach Frank Reich is optimistic he can return this week against the Chiefs. Pittman has had limited practices both Wednesday and Thursday. Should he get a full practice on Friday, I'll put him up around 20th. Otherwise I'm going to need really specific information about him before committing to an updated rank. ***Pittman has been cleared to play, and he gets a slight discount given that he's coming back from missing a game.***
18.Tee Higgins CIN at NYJ
19.CeeDee Lamb DAL at NYG
20.Brandin Cooks HOU at CHI
21.Rashod Bateman BAL at NE
22.*DJ Moore CAR vs. NO
Note: Who gets a solid quarterback first - the Colts, or DJ Moore?
23.Marquise Brown ARZ vs. LAR
24.JuJu Smith-Schuster KC at IND
25.Allen Robinson LA at ARI
26.Curtis Samuel WAS vs. PHI
27.Drake London ATL at SEA
28.DK Metcalf SEA vs. ATL
29.DeVonta Smith PHI at WAS
30.Chris Olave NO at CAR
31.*Garrett Wilson NYJ vs. CIN
Note: It wasn't just the game-winning touchdown - Wilson earned a whopping 14 targets in the comeback win over the Browns. I'm putting him over Elijah Moore this week and perhaps for the duration of the season, health permitting.
32.Chase Claypool PIT at CLE
33.Amari Cooper CLE vs. PIT
34.Elijah Moore NYJ vs. CIN
35.Brandon Aiyuk SF at DEN
36.Tyler Boyd CIN at NYJ
37.Jahan Dotson WAS vs. PHI
38.Jarvis Landry NO at CAR
39.Adam Thielen MIN vs. DET
40.*Allen Lazard GB at TB
Note: Lazard only had two catches in his first game of the season, but one of them was for a touchdown. Lazard (ankle) was limited Wednesday and did not practice Thursday, with some suggestion that Thursday was a maintenance day for most of the Packers' receivers. ***Lazard was cleared from the injury list on Friday.***
41.Darnell Mooney CHI vs. HOU
42.*Gabe Davis BUF at MIA
Note: Davis picked up the ankle injury late in practice last week and sat out Monday night. Davis has been limited in practice, but keep in mind Wednesday's practice wasn't strenuous anyhow with the short rest. He's adamant that he'll play this week. ***Davis was limited again Friday, but remains positive that he'll play.***
43.*Breshad Perriman TB vs. GB
Note: Perriman (knee) was limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but that still puts him ahead of Chris Godwin and Julio Jones. ***Though he's listed as questionable, he's expected to play.***
44.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. ATL
45.*Sterling Shepard NYG vs. DAL
Note: Shepard garnered 10 targets in the win over the Panthers.
46.*DJ Chark DET at MIN
Note: The Lions decided that Week 2 was not Chark Week, as he got shut out on four targets.
47.Robbie Anderson CAR vs. NO
48.*Jerry Jeudy DEN vs. SF
Note: Jeudy injured his ribs early in the win over the Texans and is day-to-day with the injury. Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Jeudy returned to a limited practice Friday and appears to be on track to play.***
49.Marquez Valdes-Scantling KC at IND
50.Isaiah McKenzie BUF at MIA
51.*Michael Gallup DAL at NYG
Note: It's 'certainly possible' that Gallup (knee) could return this week, according to owner/injury guru Jerry Jones. Gallup had a full practice Thursday and is on-track to make his season debut Monday night, though he'll likely be limited in his snap count. ***Full practice again on Friday.***
52.*Mack Hollins LV at TEN
Note: Hollins had seven targets in the first half last week, so he could be the one to benefit if Hunter Renfrow (concussion) is unable to play this week. ***I moved Hollins up with Renfrow ruled out.***
53.*Mecole Hardman KC at IND
Note: Hardman (heel) has been limited in practice with a heel injury. ***Hardman was cleared from the injury list on Friday.***
54.Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs. PIT
55.*Treylon Burks TEN vs. LV
Note: Burks (ankle) had a full practice Thursday after being limited in Wednesday's walk-through.
56.*Nelson Agholor NE vs. BAL
Note: ***Added to the list with Meyers listed as questionable.***
57.Joshua Palmer LAC vs. JAX
58.Nico Collins HOU at CHI
59.*Romeo Doubs GB at TB
Note: ***Possible workload increase with Watkins out, and Watson + Randall Cobb questionable.***
60.*Keenan Allen LAC vs. JAX
Note: Allen (hamstring) 'has a shot' to play this week, though he has only been limited in practice this week. With a full practice Friday, he'll be a top-25 play. ***Allen sat out Friday and is listed as questionable.***
61.Noah Brown DAL at NYG
62.Robert Woods TEN vs. LV
63.*Alec Pierce IND vs. KC
Note: Pierce (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, though he's still awaiting full neurological clearance. ***Pierce cleared the concussion protocol.***
64.Skyy Moore KC at IND
65.Zay Jones JAC at LAC
66.Richie James NYG vs. DAL
67.DeVante Parker NE vs. BAL
68.Greg Dortch ARZ vs. LAR
69.*Russell Gage TB vs. GB
Note: Gage (hamstring) has been limited both Wednesday and Thursday so far this week. ***Gage is listed as questionable, but he's expected to play.***
70.*Corey Davis NYJ vs. CIN
Note: Davis (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday. ***Limited again on Friday and is listed as questionable.***
71.*Devin Duvernay BAL at NE
Note: Duvernay suffered a concussion in the loss to the Dolphins. Upgraded to a limited practice Thursday - he's progressing well through the protocol so far. ***Duvernay has been cleared to play.***
72.Ashton Dulin IND vs. KC
73.George Pickens PIT at CLE
74.Cole Beasley TB vs. GB
75.Parris Campbell IND vs. KC
76.*KJ Hamler DEN vs. SF
Note: Hamler has been limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, as he's also dealing with a groin injury. ***Hamler had a full practice Friday and is expected to play, though he's listed as questionable.***
77.K.J. Osborn MIN vs. DET
78.Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN vs. LV
79.DeAndre Carter LAC vs. JAX
80.Marvin Jones JAC at LAC
81.Scotty Miller TB vs. GB
82.*A.J. Green ARZ vs. LAR
Note: Green had multiple bad drops against the Raiders, but then caught a very difficult ball on a game-tying two-point conversion.
83.Bryan Edwards ATL at SEA
84.*Jakobi Meyers NE vs. BAL
Note: Meyers (knee) has sat out practices Wednesday and Thursday. I'll bump him up if he returns to full practice on Friday. ***Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable. Adam Schefter is reporting that Meyers is not expected to play.***
85.*Christian Watson GB at TB
Note: Watson (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday. ***One limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
86.*Julio Jones TB vs. GB
Note: Jones (knee) hasn't yet practiced this week. ***Jones had a limited practice on Friday and was referred to by coach Todd Bowles as a game-time decision.***
87.*Kyle Philips TEN vs. LV
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday. ***Phillips is listed as doubtful.***
88.*Kadarius Toney NYG vs. DAL
Note: Though Toney got shut out yardage-wise, he did pick up his snap count from seven to 26. (Hamstring) Limited in practice Thursday. ***Toney did not practice Friday or Saturday and is listed as doubtful.***
89.*Chris Godwin TB vs. GB
Note: It looks like another missed game for Godwin (hamstring), who hasn't practiced yet this week. ***Godwin has been ruled out again this week.***
90.*Rondale Moore ARZ vs. LAR
Note: Moore (hamstring) was working on the side on Thursday. ***Ruled out again this week.***
91.*Hunter Renfrow LV at TEN
Note: Renfrow suffered a concussion on the hit that caused the game-ending fumble in overtime against the Cardinals. Renfrow has missed the first two practices of the week. ***Officially ruled out this week.***
92.*Wan'Dale Robinson NYG vs. DAL
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Thursday. ***Ruled out again this week.***
93.*Sammy Watkins GB at TB
Note: Watkins (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday. ***Watkins' hamstring injury landed him on the IR.***
94.*Van Jefferson LA at ARI
Note: Jefferson (knee) is unlikely to play again this week. ***Placed on IR for the Rams and is expected to miss the first two months of the season.***
95.*Mike Evans TB vs. GB
Note: Evans was suspended for one game for his role in the brawl with the Saints. He is appealing the suspension and expects to hear a verdict by Wednesday.

Tight Ends

1.Travis Kelce KC at IND
2.Mark Andrews BAL at NE
3.Darren Waller LV at TEN
4.Dallas Goedert PHI at WAS
5.*Kyle Pitts ATL at SEA
Note: Is it panic time for Pitts yet? I think I'd try to target him in trade talks.
6.Gerald Everett LAC vs. JAX
7.Zach Ertz ARZ vs. LAR
8.*George Kittle SF at DEN
Note: Kittle (groin) was close to playing this past week. Back-to-back limited practice sessions - I'm having a hard time getting a feel for whether he'll play, but I'm ranking him as if he'll play but have limited snaps. ***Kittle has been cleared to play this week.***
9.Pat Freiermuth PIT at CLE
10.Logan Thomas WAS vs. PHI
11.*T.J. Hockenson DET at MIN
Note: Hockenson (hip) practiced in limited fashion Thursday. ***Hockenson is listed as questionable but is also expected to play.***
12.Tyler Higbee LA at ARI
13.*David Njoku CLE vs. PIT
Note: Njoku's teammates Harrison Bryant and Jesse James are both hurt, so he'll likely get more snaps/targets this week.
14.*Tyler Conklin NYJ vs. CIN
Note: Teammate C.J. Uzomah will be a game-time decision this week.
15.*Dawson Knox BUF at MIA
Note: Knox (foot) sat out practice Wednesday and upgraded to a limited practice Thursday. ***Another limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
16.*Hayden Hurst CIN at NYJ
Note: Hurst (groin) had a full practice Thursday. ***Another limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
17.*Irv Smith MIN vs. DET
Note: After getting shut out last week, Smith had eight targets and scored a touchdown Monday night, but he also had a game-defining drop of a potential touchdown when the Vikings were still in reach of the Eagles.
18.Robert Tonyan GB at TB
19.Evan Engram JAC at LAC
20.*Cameron Brate TB vs. GB
Note: ***Teammate Cade Otton is doubtful after being away from the team all week for personal reasons.***
21.*Taysom Hill NO at CAR
Note: Hill has had limited practices this week with a rib injury. ***Limited in all three practices this week, listed as questionable.***
22.Austin Hooper TEN vs. LV
23.Noah Fant SEA vs. ATL
24.*Hunter Henry NE vs. BAL
Note: Henry had only 34 snaps and just one target last week.
25.Mike Gesicki MIA vs. BUF
26.Cole Kmet CHI vs. HOU
27.Albert Okwuegbunam DEN vs. SF
28.*C.J. Uzomah NYJ vs. CIN
Note: ***Uzomah (hamstring) had a full practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
29.Mo Alie-Cox IND vs. KC
30.O.J. Howard HOU at CHI
31.Trey McBride ARZ vs. LAR
32.*Isaiah Likely BAL at NE
Note: Limited Wednesday with a groin injury. ***Listed as questionable. One might say Un-Likely.***
33.*Dalton Schultz DAL at NYG
Note: Schultz suffered a PCL sprain late in the win last week and his status is up in the air for Monday night. Schultz did not practice Thursday. ***Limited in Saturday's walk-through practice, will be a game-time decision Monday night.***
34.*Brevin Jordan HOU at CHI
Note: Jordan (ankle) did not practice Thursday. ***Ruled out this week.***
35.*Tyler Kroft SF at DEN
Note: Kroft suffered an MCL sprain and will miss multiple weeks.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Cooper Kupp LA at ARI
2.Justin Jefferson MIN vs. DET
3.*Jonathan Taylor IND vs. KC
Note: Taylor was a victim of the scoreboard, with the Colts falling behind early 14-0, and then seeing Matt Ryan turn it over at critical junctures later in the game.
4.Stefon Diggs BUF at MIA
5.Dalvin Cook MIN vs. DET
6.Ja'Marr Chase CIN at NYJ
7.Tyreek Hill MIA vs. BUF
8.Davante Adams LV at TEN
9.A.J. Brown PHI at WAS
10.Deebo Samuel SF at DEN
11.Saquon Barkley NYG vs. DAL
12.*Christian McCaffrey CAR vs. NO
Note: McCaffrey had a veteran rest day Wednesday, but was limited on Thursday due to lingering ankle stiffness. He dismissed the concerns afterward, however. ***Like last week, McCaffrey was cleared from the injury report on Friday.***
13.Michael Thomas NO at CAR
14.Amon-Ra St. Brown DET at MIN
15.Austin Ekeler LAC vs. JAX
16.*D'Andre Swift DET at MIN
Note: Swift indeed had fewer carries than Jamaal Williams, but he had more snaps and more production, ripping off a 50-yard run and also logging a receiving touchdown. Swift sat out practice Wednesday, but returned on Thursday. ***Though he's officially listed as questionable, Swift is expected to play.***
17.Joe Mixon CIN at NYJ
18.Travis Kelce KC at IND
19.Mark Andrews BAL at NE
20.Javonte Williams DEN vs. SF
21.Nick Chubb CLE vs. PIT
22.Derrick Henry TEN vs. LV
23.Courtland Sutton DEN vs. SF
24.Mike Williams LAC vs. JAX
25.Terry McLaurin WAS vs. PHI
26.*Leonard Fournette TB vs. GB
Note: Fournette (hamstring) had a limited practice Wednesday, just as he did last week. He was also limited Thursday. ***Though Fournette is listed as questionable, he's expected to play.***
27.Aaron Jones GB at TB
28.James Robinson JAC at LAC
29.Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC at IND
30.Diontae Johnson PIT at CLE
31.Jaylen Waddle MIA vs. BUF
32.Christian Kirk JAC at LAC
33.Tee Higgins CIN at NYJ
34.CeeDee Lamb DAL at NYG
35.Brandin Cooks HOU at CHI
36.Rashod Bateman BAL at NE
37.Najee Harris PIT at CLE
38.Antonio Gibson WAS vs. PHI
39.AJ Dillon GB at TB
40.Darren Waller LV at TEN
41.Dallas Goedert PHI at WAS
42.*DJ Moore CAR vs. NO
Note: Who gets a solid quarterback first - the Colts, or DJ Moore?
43.Marquise Brown ARZ vs. LAR
44.JuJu Smith-Schuster KC at IND
45.Miles Sanders PHI at WAS
46.David Montgomery CHI vs. HOU
47.*Jeff Wilson SF at DEN
Note: Wilson shared the carries with Tyrion Davis-Price last week, 18-to-14, but Davis-Price is now out. Will the Niners trust Jordan Mason or Marlon Mack to the same extent?
48.Ezekiel Elliott DAL at NYG
49.Damien Harris NE vs. BAL
50.Allen Robinson LA at ARI
51.Curtis Samuel WAS vs. PHI
52.Drake London ATL at SEA
53.DK Metcalf SEA vs. ATL
54.DeVonta Smith PHI at WAS
55.Chris Olave NO at CAR
56.*Garrett Wilson NYJ vs. CIN
Note: It wasn't just the game-winning touchdown - Wilson earned a whopping 14 targets in the comeback win over the Browns. I'm putting him over Elijah Moore this week and perhaps for the duration of the season, health permitting.
57.Michael Carter NYJ vs. CIN
58.Darrell Henderson LA at ARI
59.*Josh Jacobs LV at TEN
Note: Missed practice Thursday with an illness. ***Jacobs also sat out practice Friday and didn't travel with the team, but then traveled to Tennessee on Saturday.***
60.*Kyle Pitts ATL at SEA
Note: Is it panic time for Pitts yet? I think I'd try to target him in trade talks.
61.Gerald Everett LAC vs. JAX
62.Zach Ertz ARZ vs. LAR
63.Cordarrelle Patterson ATL at SEA
64.Breece Hall NYJ vs. CIN
65.Kareem Hunt CLE vs. PIT
66.Chase Claypool PIT at CLE
67.Amari Cooper CLE vs. PIT
68.Travis Etienne JAC at LAC
69.Devin Singletary BUF at MIA
70.*Dameon Pierce HOU at CHI
Note: Pierce took over in the backfield for the Texans this past week, with 15 carries to zero for Burkhead.
71.Elijah Moore NYJ vs. CIN
72.Darnell Mooney CHI vs. HOU
73.Brandon Aiyuk SF at DEN
74.Raheem Mostert MIA vs. BUF
75.*Cam Akers LA at ARI
Note: Akers had 15 carries to Henderson's 10, though Henderson had more snaps.
76.Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs. BAL
77.Jamaal Williams DET at MIN
78.*Chase Edmonds MIA vs. BUF
Note: After being the primary back in Week 1, Edmonds took a backseat to Raheem Mostert last week.
79.Tyler Boyd CIN at NYJ
80.Jahan Dotson WAS vs. PHI
81.Jarvis Landry NO at CAR
82.Adam Thielen MIN vs. DET
83.*Allen Lazard GB at TB
Note: Lazard only had two catches in his first game of the season, but one of them was for a touchdown. Lazard (ankle) was limited Wednesday and did not practice Thursday, with some suggestion that Thursday was a maintenance day for most of the Packers' receivers. ***Lazard was cleared from the injury list on Friday.***
84.*Breshad Perriman TB vs. GB
Note: Perriman (knee) was limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but that still puts him ahead of Chris Godwin and Julio Jones. ***Though he's listed as questionable, he's expected to play.***
85.Mark Ingram NO at CAR
86.Nyheim Hines IND vs. KC
87.*Darrel Williams ARZ vs. LAR
Note: Williams had eight carries and three targets after James Conner got hurt in the third quarter last week. Eno Benjamin saw most of the third down snaps.
88.Melvin Gordon DEN vs. SF
89.Tony Pollard DAL at NYG
90.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. ATL
91.*Sterling Shepard NYG vs. DAL
Note: Shepard garnered 10 targets in the win over the Panthers.
92.*DJ Chark DET at MIN
Note: The Lions decided that Week 2 was not Chark Week, as he got shut out on four targets.

Kickers

1.*Evan McPherson CIN at NYJ
Note: The Bengals passed on a long field goal attempt in the first half and that came back to haunt them in the narrow loss.
2.Daniel Carlson LV at TEN
3.Tyler Bass BUF at MIA
4.Justin Tucker BAL at NE
5.Ryan Succop TB vs. GB
6.Matt Gay LA at ARI
7.Chris Boswell PIT at CLE
8.Dustin Hopkins LAC vs. JAX
9.Matt Prater ARZ vs. LAR
10.Brandon McManus DEN vs. SF
11.Greg Joseph MIN vs. DET
12.Robbie Gould SF at DEN
13.*Cade York CLE vs. PIT
Note: Hero one week, goat the next, with a critical missed extra point.
14.Jason Sanders MIA vs. BUF
15.Nick Folk NE vs. BAL
16.Austin Seibert DET at MIN
17.Wil Lutz NO at CAR
18.Younghoe Koo ATL at SEA
19.Jake Elliott PHI at WAS
20.Graham Gano NYG vs. DAL
21.*Matt Ammendola KC at IND
Note: ***Ammendola will kick for the Chiefs again this week.***
22.Randy Bullock TEN vs. LV
23.*Mason Crosby GB at TB
Note: ***Crosby (illness) missed practice Friday but has been deemed available to play this week.***
24.Greg Zuerlein NYJ vs. CIN
25.Chase McLaughlin IND vs. KC
26.Brett Maher DAL at NYG
27.Ka'imi Fairbairn HOU at CHI
28.Jason Myers SEA vs. ATL
29.Riley Patterson JAC at LAC
30.Joey Slye WAS vs. PHI
31.Cairo Santos CHI vs. HOU
32.Eddy Pineiro CAR vs. NO
33.*Harrison Butker KC at IND
Note: The Chiefs are taking a wait-and-see approach with Butker (ankle) for Week 3. ***Ruled out again this week.***

Defenses

1.*Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. GB
Note: Akiem Hicks (foot) won't play against the Packers.
2.San Francisco 49ers at DEN
3.New Orleans Saints at CAR
4.Pittsburgh Steelers at CLE
5.*Buffalo Bills at MIA
Note: Micah Hyde, Dane Jackson and Jordan Phillips are already out (not to mention Tre White), and Jordan Poyer is questionable.
6.Philadelphia Eagles at WAS
7.Dallas Cowboys at NYG
8.Cincinnati Bengals at NYJ
9.Green Bay Packers at TB
10.Los Angeles Rams at ARI
11.Los Angeles Chargers vs. JAX
12.Chicago Bears vs. HOU
13.Baltimore Ravens at NE
14.New York Giants vs. DAL
15.Denver Broncos vs. SF
16.New England Patriots vs. BAL
17.*Cleveland Browns vs. PIT
Note: Myles Garrett (neck) won't practice Tuesday.
18.Kansas City Chiefs at IND
19.Carolina Panthers vs. NO
20.Las Vegas Raiders at TEN
21.Atlanta Falcons at SEA
22.Jacksonville Jaguars at LAC
23.Detroit Lions at MIN
24.Houston Texans at CHI
25.Indianapolis Colts vs. KC
26.New York Jets vs. CIN
27.Miami Dolphins vs. BUF
28.Tennessee Titans vs. LV
29.Seattle Seahawks vs. ATL
30.Minnesota Vikings vs. DET
31.Washington Commanders vs. PHI
32.Arizona Cardinals vs. LAR
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