NFL PLAYER NEWS
Tampa Bay's Antonio Brown (COVID-19) not expected to play in Week 3's game against Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (COVID-19) is not expected to play in Week 3's game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Brown's Week 3 status is trending towards doubtful at best because Tampa Bay's receiver remains in COVID-19 protocol. In a matchup against a Rams' unit ranked 11th in FanDuel points allowed per game to wideouts this season, expect Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller to see more snaps behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
Evans' current Week 3 projection includes 5.1 receptions for 71.3 yards on 8.7 targets while Godwin's expectation includes 6.4 receptions for 83.0 yards on 9.3 targets.
Lions' D'Andre Swift (groin) questionable for Week 3's game against Ravens
Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (groin) is questionable for Week 3's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Swift continues to deal with a groin injury and was limited for all three practices during the week. He will carry the questionable tag into a showdown with Baltimore on Sunday. Our models expect him to handle 11.4 carries and 4.7 receptions against the Ravens.
Swift's Week 3 projection includes 52.5 rushing yards, 33.7 receiving yards, 0.65 touchdowns, and 14.6 FanDuel points. His salary is $7,400.
49ers' Trey Sermon cleared for Week 3 clash with Packers
San Francisco 49ers running back Trey Sermon (concussion) will be available for Week 3's game against the Green Bay Packers.
Sermon has cleared concussion protocol and was a full go in practice on Friday. Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) returned to practice on Friday and was limited, drawing the doubtful tag for Sunday's game against Green Bay. Expect more news on Mitchell's status at some point during the lead-up to Sunday night's clash with the Packers. Assuming Mitchell is unavailable, our models expect Sermon to handle 13.0 carries and 1.4 receptions in Week 3.
Sermon's Week 3 projection includes 54.3 rushing yards, 11.2 receiving yards, 0.54 touchdowns, and 10.4 FanDuel points. His salary is $5,400.
Baltimore's Lamar Jackson (illness) questionable for Week 3's contest against Detroit
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 3's game against the Detroit Lions.
After a full participation in Friday's practice, Jackson is still expected to play in a juicy matchup against a Detroit unit rated 22nd in FanDuel points allowed per game to quarterbacks this season. numberFire's models currently project Jackson to score 24.5 FanDuel points at the salary of $8,400.
Jackson's Week 3 projection includes 18.0 completions for 209.0 yards and 1.9 touchdowns and 11.3 rushing attempts for 62.8 yards.
San Francisco's Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) doubtful for Week 3's game against Packers
San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) doubtful to play in Week 3's contest against the Green Bay Packers.
Mitchell is unlikely to suit up after the 49ers' running back suffered a shoulder injury during Week 2's victory. Expect Trey Sermon to see increased touches against a Green Bay unit ranked 16th in FanDuel points allowed to running backs this season.
Sermon's Week 3 FanDuel salary stands at $5,400.
Raiders' Josh Jacobs (ankle) doubtful for Week 3's game against Dolphins
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (ankle) is doubtful for Week 3's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Jacobs will carry the doubtful tag into Week 3 after sitting out Week 2's win over the Steelers and failing to practice during the week. All signs seem to point to another absence for Jacobs in Week 3, which would once again position Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber at the top of the Raiders backfield.
Drake's Week 3 projection includes 37.6 rushing yards, 16.1 receiving yards, 0.37 touchdowns, and 8.5 FanDuel points. His salary is $5,700.