NFL PLAYER NEWS
Rams' Darrell Henderson (ribs) a game-time decision for Week 3
Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson (ribs) is a game-time decision for Week 3's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Henderson was held out of practice again on Friday, his third missed practice of the week. According to Sean McVay, Henderson's availability on Sunday will be a game-time decision based on his pain level. If Henderson is ruled out, Sony Michel is expected to lead the Rams backfield with Jake Funk earning some touches as well. If Henderson is active, our models expect him to handle 11.7 carries and 1.8 receptions against Tampa Bay.
Henderson's Week 3 projection includes 50.8 rushing yards, 15.7 receiving yards, 0.55 touchdowns, and 10.9 FanDuel points. His salary is $6,300.
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.
Jets' Tevin Coleman (illness) out for Week 3's matchup against Denver
New York Jets running back Tevin Coleman (illness) will not play in Week 3's game against the Denver Broncos.
Coleman will not be active against the Broncos after the veteran running back was ruled out with a non-COVID illness. In a tough matchup against a Denver unit ranked second in FanDuel points allowed per game to running backs this season, expect Ty Johnson and Michael Carter to see more touches.
Johnson's current Week 3 projection includes 9.9 rushing attempts for 41.8 yards and 1.6 receptions for 10.2 yards while Carter's expectation includes 9.5 rushing attempts for 39.3 yards and 1.9 receptions for 14.9 yards.
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.