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Week 3 Snaps, Touches, and Targets Report

I apologize if there are any errors with this week’s snaps, touches, and targets report. I was gifted field-level seats to watch my beloved Jets this past Sunday. After watching their “offense” up close and personal for nearly three hours, I developed a case of acute blindness. The only highlight was when Jamal Adams scored a touchdown on an interception. I did not see anyone else besides me wearing an Adams jersey, so that was nice. The game was so bad that the Patriots fans weren’t even mean to me. I found that a bit condescending to be honest, but I digress.

Here you will find each team’s snaps, touches, and targets for each of the first three weeks of the 2019 season. Also included are some brief notes on many of the fantasy-relevant players on each of the 32 NFL teams. I had to make a slight alteration to the tables in order to make everything fit. I combined touches (rushing attempts) and targets into one number, rather than separating them as I had done previously. Hopefully, that makes sense and is not too confusing. Projections in fantasy football are often predicated on usage and opportunity. This report aims to highlight a player’s usage, which will help you make better decisions when it comes to making waiver claims and start/sit decisions.

NFL Week 3 Snaps, Touches, and Targets Report

Arizona Cardinals (Weekly play totals: 89, 60, 75)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
David Johnson, RB7725368652054225422
Chase Edmonds, RB102243951362712
Larry Fitzgerald, WR85135711697535578
Keesean Johnson, WR6810192364363738
Trent Sherfield, WR504031533593
Pharoh Cooper, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A182
Andy Isabella, WR70IAIA1081102
Charles Clay, TE141152251172441
Maxx Williams, TE221141130221431
Christian Kirk, WR83125686912596IAIA
Damiere Byrd, WR787567724IAIAIAIA
Michael Crabtree, WRIAIA193130N/AN/AN/AN/A

David Johnson has not been particularly efficient, but he does have elite usage. He has scored in every game and is the overall RB8 through three weeks. Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk continue to get a ton of looks in the passing game and are weekly fixtures in PPR leagues. The downside is that Arizona is not pushing the ball down the field at all. Only five of Fitzgerald’s 18 receptions have come more than 10 yards down the field. Kirk’s numbers are even more pronounced. 17 of his 20 catches have been on short passes. In fact, six of them have come behind the line of scrimmage. Keesean Johnson has had wild fluctuations in his snap count and target share. The release of Michael Crabtree should provide him a few more looks. He and Damiere Byrd are only worth PPR consideration in very deep leagues.

Atlanta Falcons (Weekly play totals: 78, 66, 61)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Devonta Freeman, RB39124115552050214016
Ito Smith, RB397257313063511
Austin Hooper, TE6295065476611629
Calvin Ridley, WR6164210461606619
Julio Jones, WR53115410469638567
Mohamed Sanu, WR6665575076312626
Russell Gage, WR1339190140162
Justin Hardy, WR2251115114091
Luke Stocker, TE221301234240170
Keith Smith, FB6011011011080
Jaeden Graham, TE0020002040
Kenjon Barner, RB000031IAIAIAIA

Devonta Freeman saw almost all the running back touches in Week 3 after Ito Smith suffered a concussion in the first quarter and did not return. Those who rostered Freeman will gladly take the extra work. Freeman had 88 yards rushing on 16 carries. He still has not scored on the season, but the rushing numbers are a good sign after he totaled just 41 rushing yards through two games. If Smith remains sidelined this week, Freeman could be in for 20 touches. Calvin Ridley saw just one target in this game. Consider the dud a blip on the radar. The Colts play more zone coverage than any team in the NFL. Ridley has been much more efficient versus man coverage so far in his young NFL career. As a result of the scheme, Mohamed Sanu and Austin Hooper combined to catch 12 of their 13 targets.

Baltimore Ravens (Weekly play totals: 77, 79, 83)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Mark Ingram, RB25144615502032135321
Mark Andrews, TE328429447298437
Gus Edwards, RB2917160229207216
Willie Snead, WR503441595522565
Marquise Brown, WR1455113629567375
Hayden Hurst, TE434331325152334
Seth Roberts, WR521270522435532
Nick Boyle, TE433493435411522
Justice Hill, RB23716311416452
Miles Boykin, WR181383271213200
Chris Moore, WR32070120110200

Mark Ingram was the bright spot in the offense for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The former Saint scored three touchdowns in the loss to the Chiefs. I was among those who believed that a negative game script may lead to more touches from Justice Hill. That was not the case in this game. The rookie saw just one touch on 11 snaps. This is Ingram’s backfield barring an injury. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews disappointed on the stat sheet, but this was just a bad game all around for the passing offense. Both saw solid snap totals and target shares. Andrews was hobbled by an ankle injury which may have also contributed to his lackluster performance.

Buffalo Bills (Weekly play totals: 69, 76, 78)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Frank Gore, RB19114521491638183316
T.J. Yeldon, RB20502911454327
John Brown, WR59106087067711535
Dawson Knox, TE382414445543475
Cole Beasley, WR48937447107113423
Tommy Sweeney, TE23221023390162
Isaiah McKenzie, WR001731941082
Lee Smith, TE280411391360211
Andre Roberts, WR00002081121
Patrick DiMarco, FB33216210014090
Zay Jones, WR29545340362810
Robert Foster, WR150272181IAIAIAIA
Devin Singletary, RB486256IAIAIAIAIAIA

Devin Singletary missed Week 3 with a hamstring injury. Frank Gore had 16 touches and cashed in with the game-winning touchdown. Gore has had double-digit carries in all three games so far this season. Singletary has been much more dynamic when given the opportunity, but Gore isn’t going anywhere. T.J. Yeldon was the main beneficiary of Singletary’s absence. Yeldon had 10 touches after seeing only seven snaps combined in the first two games. Dawson Knox went for 3-67-1, which only highlights just how bad the Bengals are at defending tight ends. He is not worth an add. Cole Beasley continues to be a viable PPR play but is still a distant second behind John Brown in the pecking order.

Carolina Panthers (Weekly play totals: 67, 79, 63)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 Snaps Week 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Christian McCaffrey, RB67307922582868375628
D.J. Moore, WR63107514463605638
Curtis Samuel, WR6247714487618598
Reggie Bonnafon, RB00005200116
Jarius Wright, WR401546312476503
Greg Olsen, TE639659507664642
Alex Armah, FB1217019210051
Ian Thomas, TE412070100120
Chris Manhertz, TE180320320100IAIA
Chris Hogan, WR503119281IRIR

Christian McCaffrey saw another massive workload on Sunday, finishing with 27 touches. He bounced back from a sub-par Week 2 outing. Before Week 3, D.J. Moore had yet to score despite being tied for third in the NFL with 24 targets. He found the end zone in Week 3 despite finishing with just two targets against Arizona. Score one for regression to the mean. The touchdown was nice, but you never like to see such a precipitous drop in targets. With Kyle Allen set to start again in Week 4, I will be paying close attention to see how Moore is utilized. Curtis Samuel and Greg Olsen saw a team-high seven targets. Each hit pay dirt, with Olsen doing so twice. As I mentioned last week, Olsen is back to being a TE1 for as long as he can stay healthy.

Chicago Bears (Weekly play totals: 73, 61, 66)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
David Montgomery, RB2872721441650263012
Tarik Cohen, RB511023932828103111
Allen Robinson, WR7013557597637588
Anthony Miller, WR160321343453457
Trey Burton, TEIAIA263404424444
J.P. Holtz, TEN/AN/AN/AN/A14017192
Javon Wims, WR210180171685541
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR204152957321
Adam Shaheen, TE342213231322120
Mike Davis, RB411215311IAIA40
Ben Braunecker, TE100153300000
Taylor Gabriel, WR675533498IAIAIAIA

David Montgomery continues to separate himself from his backfield mates in Chicago. Montgomery finished with 13 carries for 67 yards in Chicago’s victory. Mike Davis and Tarik Cohen combined for zero yards on five rushes. Cordarrelle Patterson has more rushing yards this season than Davis and Cohen put together. Those who drafted Cohen expecting a repeat of 2018 are looking like they will be disappointed. He is a PPR stash at best right now. Taylor Gabriel scored three times in the season’s most fluky performance to date. He had a total of 35 receiving yards before Monday night. Allen Robinson has yet to score in 2019 but will be the most consistent receiver for Chicago on a weekly basis.

Cincinnati Bengals (Weekly play totals: 77, 70, 61)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Joe Mixon, RB2993816351742204220
Tyler Boyd, WR6112551055116466614
Auden Tate, WRIAIA2525410636676
Giovani Bernard, RB4810289265237265
Damion Willis, WR69545300241404
Tyler Eifert, TE386195291295184
C.J. Uzomah, TE545420281280432
Stanley Morgan, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A32
Alex Erickson, TE1141537150151
Drew Sample, TE30193100210150
Cethan Carter, TE0000001000
Samaje Perine, RB1040000000
John Ross, WR6312608616456IRIR
Pharoh Cooper, WR80N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Joe Mixon parlayed 17 touches into 95 total yards and a touchdown against a good Buffalo defense. He looks to be getting over his early-season injury and back to being a borderline RB1. Giovani Bernard played a decent amount but saw just five touches. Tyler Boyd has been a target magnet thus far. He has at least 10 targets in each game and is a WR2 in PPR leagues even though he has yet to score. Zac Taylor replaced Damion Willis with Auden Tate and inserted him at flanker. Tate had a team-high 88 yards in the loss to Buffalo. Meanwhile, Taylor moved John Ross to X receiver and Ross struggled mightily. He had just 22 yards and a lost fumble. It will be interesting to see how these receivers are deployed next week.

Cleveland Browns (Weekly play totals: 73, 69, 72)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Nick Chubb, RB51214222703044244117
Odell Beckham, WR73116310719667498
Jarvis Landry, WR7386877195210496
Antonio Callaway, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A213
Demetrius Harris, TE131541652460272
D'Ernest Johnson, RB93277100051
Pharaoh Brown, TE00180160331190
Ricky Seals-Jones, TEIAIA3062213150
Damion Ratley, WR352423575463140
Dontrell Hilliard, RB133IAIA1025940
KhaDarel Hodge, WR0000001000
Taywan Taylor, WRIAIA1812090IAIA
David Njoku, TE666101IRIRIRIRIRIR

Nick Chubb has had 20-plus touches in each game and is Cleveland’s workhorse out of the backfield. He is averaging over 100 total yards per game and is the overall RB12 through three weeks. It will be interesting to see if Cleveland eases up on him a bit or if they continue to ride him until Kareem Hunt is eligible to return from suspension. Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry remain the only receivers you want a part of in fantasy, but Landry is just a WR5 so far. With David Njoku on IR with a broken wrist, Demetrius Harris received a full allotment of snaps in Week 3. Harris scored a two-yard touchdown but it was his only catch on the evening. Harris can be left on the waiver wire, especially with Baker Mayfield and the passing game struggling.

Dallas Cowboys (Weekly play totals: 68, 70, 72)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Ezekiel Elliott, RB37155325482256256716
Amari Cooper, WR5296456175686314
Michael Gallup, WR537478IAIAIAIA6214
Randall Cobb, WR485538534476606
Jason Witten, TE45 454 4374464604
Tony Pollard, RB221317523162054
Tavon Austin, WR251IAIAIAIA112162
Blake Jarwin, TE273241353173220
Dalton Schultz, TE90301402030
Jamize Olawale, FB16080906020
Devin Smith, WR60183665460IAIA
Cedrick Wilson, WRN/AN/A6014100IAIA

Dallas easily dispatched of Miami on the strength of 235 rushing yards. Ezekiel Elliott was productive but did not have the monster performance most predicted given the matchup. It was probably wise to not overextend Elliott in a winnable game, but for fantasy purposes, it was a bit of a letdown. Tony Pollard saw 16 touches and outscored Elliott on the day. Devin Smith saw a team-high 66 snaps after a strong Week 2 effort but managed just 39 scoreless yards on two grabs. He will be a weekly dart throw until Michael Gallup returns. Amari Cooper is the overall WR4 for the year and has scored in each game. He has benefited from good matchups but it is good to see that his preseason injury is well behind him.

Denver Broncos (Weekly play totals: 64, 82, 73)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Phillip Lindsay, RB34173920412625102819
Royce Freeman, RB30114318362034123315
Courtland Sutton, WR578787658529517
Jeff Heuerman, TE210385362290373
Noah Fant, TE526544463404401
Emmanuel Sanders, WR5777613584449391
Andrew Beck, TE000023130151
Diontae Spencer, WR0000002121
DaeSean Hamilton, WR494546420345320
Andy Janovich, FBIAIAIAIAIAIA90190
Devontae Booker, RB1000000000
Troy Fumagalli, TE10014180IAIAIAIA
River Cracraft, WRN/AN/A50N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Denver’s pair of running backs are getting enough work to make each of them weekly RB2/Flex plays with upside for more. This past week, Phillip Lindsay scored his first two touchdowns of the season and ended the week as the overall RB3. He finished with a season-high 25 touches. Royce Freeman exited for a bit due to injury but still had 19 touches in his own right. Emmanuel Sanders was held in check for the first time this season, ending the night with just 10 yards. Instead, it was Courtland Sutton leading the way in receptions, targets, and receiving yards. Joe Flacco did not target DaeSean Hamilton. Hamilton does not need to be rostered outside of deep PPR leagues. He is sixth on the team with 10 targets through three weeks. Denver’s tight ends continue to cancel each other out for fantasy purposes.

Detroit Lions (Weekly play totals: 88, 61, 64)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Kerryon Johnson, RB5018331548215429ByeBye
Kenny Golladay, WR8695610518699ByeBye
J.D. McKissic, RB524261276ByeBye
Marvin Jones, WR715566539745ByeBye
Ty Johnson, RB81137136114ByeBye
T.J. Hockenson, TE649483424423ByeBye
Marvin Hall, WRN/AN/AN/AN/A110293ByeBye
Logan Thomas, TE7061191243ByeBye
Nick Bawden, FB221100191102ByeBye
Jesse James, TE511304351370ByeBye
Danny Amendola, WR4713350235IAIAByeBye
C.J. Anderson, RB2611125N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

This game is a good example of why we should pay more attention to trends and usage than pure statistics. It was just a strange performance from a sheer statistical standpoint. J.D. McKissic had one carry to Kerryon Johnson’s 20 but led the team in rushing yards. Kenny Golladay and T.J. Hockensen combined for 18 receiving yards. The usage, however, suggests that this was a pretty normal game. Johnson was in on 75 percent of offensive snaps and saw 75 percent of backfield touches. Despite the low yardage totals last week, he is a relatively safe play going forward. Golladay still had plenty of targets. Hockenson was targeted at the goal line but the pass fell incomplete and Johnson scored on the next play. It was just one of those games for everyone other than Marvin Jones, who posted a stout 6-101-1 line in the upset victory.

Green Bay Packers (Weekly play totals: 64, 74, 57)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Aaron Jones, RB38144329221168205027
Tra Carson, RBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2410
Geronimo Allison, WR320345263645646
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR4276565010707704
Jimmy Graham, TE356540241579523
Jake Kumerow, WR1061IAIAIAIA502
Marcedes Lewis, TE343310312182342
Dan Vitale, FB11080191204121
Robert Tonyan, TE20122017319171
Darrius Shepherd, WRN/AN/AN/AN/A2015040
Allen Lazard, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10
Davante Adams, WR6287195245715IAIA
Jamaal Williams, RB2673513351411IAIA
Trevor Davis, WR19140N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Matt LaFleur followed through on his plans to split backfield touches evenly between Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. In fact, Williams had more touches (14) and snaps (35) than Jones (11, 22). Worse yet, Williams looked good. Williams had 59 yards on 12 carries, dwarfing Jones, who had just 19 yards on 10 rushes. Jones did manage to score a pair of goal-line scores, but his weekly floor may be lower than we had anticipated. Marquez Valdes-Scantling sure looks like Green Bay’s number-two receiver after another big effort. MVS had six catches for 99 yards and a score on 10 targets. Those who spent a first-round pick on Davante Adams are ready to hit the panic button. While I think that is a bit premature, his ceiling may not be as high as we believed coming into the year.

Houston Texans (Weekly play totals: 67, 66, 60)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Carlos Hyde, RB25114020311033174722
Will Fuller, WR6536075876867216
Duke Johnson, RB42142672954592910
DeAndre Hopkins, WR6613628587678718
Keke Coutee, WRIAIA294170404324
Darren Fells, TE341443396431582
Jordan Akins, TE472393275334481
Cullen Gillaspia, FB0030401000
DeAndre Carter, WR28110101000
Buddy Howell, RB0010100000
Kenny Stills, WR283253326112IAIA

Over the last two games, Carlos Hyde has out-touched Duke Johnson 30-10. I figured the workload would be split more evenly, but that has not been the case. As long as Hyde continues to look competent, Johnson will have a hard time earning more work. The tight ends played a much larger role in this game, but that appears to be a strategy specifically used against the Chargers. Jordan Akins (3-73-2) and Daniel Fells (5-49-1) saw more work in Week 3 than they had in the previous two games combined. Will Fuller is finally healthy and playing full-time, but it has yet to show up on the scoreboard. He has yet to finish higher than WR48 in any given week. Fuller is not droppable, and you know he will go off as soon as you bench him.

Indianapolis Colts (Weekly play totals: 63, 72, 71)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Marlon Mack, RB48254923441928115432
Nyheim Hines, RB178144186359177
Jordan Wilkins, RB00116103165127
T.Y. Hilton, WR5696563710IAIA675
Eric Ebron, TE253344364275274
Jack Doyle, TE432513494578593
Zach Pascal, WR230320310537443
Mo Allie-Cox, TE131240272100372
Deon Cain, WR112330403570421
Chester Rogers, WR250294290556400
Ashton Dulin, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3040
Parris Campbell, WR182181323498IAIA

Marlon Mack had another nice game as he fought through a calf injury. Not only did Jordan Wilkins not cut into Mack’s workload, but he also scored fewer fantasy points than I did. You don’t need me to tell you to fire Mack up as an RB1 against the Raiders and Chiefs in the next two weeks. The receiving corps continues to be a mishmash of players after T.Y. Hilton. Hilton will not keep up his current pace as the overall WR5, but he is the only consistent pass catcher in Indianapolis. His 25 targets are more than double the next closest Colt. Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle are the next best bets in the passing game, but each of them has a rather low weekly floor.

Jacksonville Jaguars (Weekly play totals: 58, 67, 54)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Leonard Fournette, RB50196521542371327730
D.J. Chark, WR4145593856286811
Dede Westbrook, WR48758543105365811
James O'Shaughnessy, TE385444423504384
Chris Conley, WR447575383664653
Marqise Lee, WR120IAIA150251192
Ryquell Armstead, RB82000014962
Geoff Swaim, TE294354212414431
Seth DeValve, TE80100120220220
Keelan Cole, WR1209050101100
Tyler Ervin, RB00200000IAIA

Leonard Fournette pulled off the rare feat of having a 69-yard run and somehow finishing with 66 yards on 15 carries last week. That’s right – Fournette had -3 yards on his other 14 runs. He has bankable volume each week, but you might not want to watch. Fournette is basically a young Frank Gore. Dede Westbrook is tied with Fournette for the team lead with 20 targets. But he sits fourth on the Jaguars in receiving yards with just 79. That is well behind fellow wideouts D.J. Chark and Chris Conley, each of whom has at least 200 yards. As long as Westbrook’s average depth of target (aDOT) remains as low as it is (5.1, 10th-lowest in the NFL), he will be a tough sell as a weekly fantasy option.

Kansas City Chiefs (Weekly play totals: 68, 76, 68)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Damien Williams, RB45193914IAIAIAIA3513
Travis Kelce, TE5086596386885810
Byron Pringle, WR30402131499
Mecole Hardman, WR531566436445397
Demarcus Robinson, WR432696624649586
LeSean McCoy, RB2011311426113215142
Anthony Sherman, FB10160302052
Blake Bell, TE331250311240280
De'Anthony Thomas, WRIAIA41100070
Deon Yelder, TE0000205240
Sammy Watkins, WR6511701365869620
Darrel Williams, RB00003714361200
Darwin Thompson, RB21415430IAIA

With Damien Williams out and LeSean McCoy limited, Andy Reid decided to give Darrel Williams the bulk of the work at running back. Williams looked good, finishing with 109 total yards on 14 touches. McCoy did score two touchdowns on his 11 touches, while Darwin Thompson was relegated to four nondescript carries. Sad to say, but Thompson can probably be dropped unless you are in a deep league. For the second consecutive week, Sammy Watkins was outscored by both Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson. But he has outpaced his young cohorts in both snaps and targets in each game. I still think I’d rather have Hardman than Robinson when Tyreek Hill returns, but it’s worth noting that Robinson has seen more snaps in each of the last two games.

Los Angeles Chargers (Weekly play totals: 64, 67, 75)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Austin Ekeler, RB48194923491648234619
Mike Williams, WR413415707IAIA6213
Keenan Allen, WR531061156818566696
Travis Benjamin, WR313440435IAIA402
Virgil Green, TE271592270IAIA541
Derek Watt, FB152628119181
Lance Kendricks, TEN/AN/AN/AN/A112383190
Andre Patton, WRN/AN/A00N/AN/A244160
Geremy Davis, WRIAIA100027210
Troymaine Pope, RB00N/AN/A00281200
Justin Jackson, RB169188289IAIAIAIA
Dontrelle Inman, WR271382243507IRIR
Sean Culkin, TE10160441391IRIR

Austin Ekeler has seen the most obvious bump from Melvin Gordon being away from the team, but perhaps Keenan Allen has benefited even more. Allen is the overall WR1 through three weeks and leads the world with 42 targets. Ekeler is second on the team with 20, and no one else has more than 15. As good as Ekeler has been, I wonder if Justin Jackson will get more touches. He has looked good whenever he has carried the football. He has averaged nearly eight yards a pop on 16 rushes so far this season. The Chargers enter Week 4 at just 1-2, but I do not expect Gordon’s holdout to end in the next few weeks. The running backs have been the least of the team’s troubles.

Los Angeles Rams (Weekly play totals: 77, 70. 66)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Todd Gurley, RB54154520491574166720
Cooper Kupp, WR66106610651292164817
Gerald Everett, TE3015065825685811
Robert Woods, WR731569363109615679
Brandin Cooks, WR7166855913889464
Tyler Higbee, TE405243IAIA447403
Josh Reynolds, WR25230172162291
Malcolm Brown, RB211125717424631
Johnny Mundt, TEN/AN/AN/AN/A20N/AN/A20
Darrell Henderson, RB21N/AN/AN/AN/A0000

Todd Gurley did not do much on Sunday night but still ran well ahead of Malcolm Brown. Brown finished fifth on his own team in rushing yards. Darrell Henderson has not touched the ball in two weeks. Henderson is West Coast Darwin Thompson. He can also probably be dropped if you need the roster spot. Robert Woods enters Week 4 outside the top 50 in PPR scoring. Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp, meanwhile, have been top-24 wideouts in each of the last two games. This is a reminder that as good as the Rams are, it will be hard for all three receivers to hit in a given week. Having said that, Woods is a prime buy-low target heading into a nice Week 4 matchup against Tampa Bay.

Miami Dolphins (Weekly play totals: 50, 62, 72)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Kenyan Drake, RB277341246182814ByeBye
Mark Walton, RB41105N/AN/A138ByeBye
Preston Williams, WR2154266912437ByeBye
DeVante Parker, WR387577696434ByeBye
Isaiah Ford, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A153ByeBye
Kalen Ballage, RB206219251183ByeBye
Jakeem Grant, WR303388468222ByeBye
Nick O'Leary, TE200141281241ByeBye
Durham Smythe, TE120251401370ByeBye
Mike Gesicki, TE346352303260ByeBye
Chandler Cox, FB30602010ByeBye
Allen Hurns, WR35328252IAIAByeBye
Albert Wilson, WR65IAIAIAIAIAIAByeBye

The Miami Dolphins have run the ball 51 times this season. They have yet to have a run of 10 or more yards. So yes, Kenyan Drake is the leader of Miami’s backfield. But if a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? If Miami commits to Drake over Kalen Ballage or anyone else, does it really matter? The answer seems to be, “Probably not.” Preston Williams led the team with 12 targets in Week 3. This is a noteworthy development considering Josh Rosen was under center. Jakeem Grant has also seen seven targets in back-to-back games. It will be interesting to see how they are used once Albert Wilson returns. Devante Parker is as Devante Parker does. He has one touchdown and one 100-yard game in his last 25 games.

Minnesota Vikings (Weekly play totals: 53, 65, 63)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Dalvin Cook, RB36234723382149224727
Adam Thielen, WR473648556596608
Alexander Mattison, RB12984191263167
Stefon Diggs, WR322587443527534
Ameer Abdullah, RB42711173103
Kyle Rudolph, TE530655551521641
C.J. Ham, FB22025026294211
Irv Smith, TE260272313291360
Olabisi Johnson, WR7020130364310
Tyler Conklin, TEN/AN/A6014020120
Laquon Treadwell, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A9050
Mike Boone, RB2000530000
Brandon Dillon, TE70N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Chad Beebe, WR141162140IRIRIRIR

Dalvin Cook put up his third straight top-five fantasy performance to begin the year. Minnesota has done a great job of featuring Cook without running him into the ground. They have given third-round rookie Alexander Mattison a good chunk of work as well. Mattison has carried the ball 25 times this season and has looked good in doing so. He makes for a better handcuff than Darwin Thompson and Darrell Henderson at this juncture. Adam Thielen scored two touchdowns, but we cannot expect this type of performance every week considering Minnesota’s propensity to run the football. One of Thielen’s scores was on a rushing attempt, which obviously will not happen very often. Stefon Diggs caught all three of his targets, but for just 15 yards. The dynamic duo has enough talent to make big plays, but I just do not see enough opportunity to consider them elite receivers from a fantasy perspective. Neither has cleared 75 yards in a single game in 2019.

New England Patriots (Weekly play totals: 70, 72, 77)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Sony Michel, RB23153521171029173819
James White, RB3311227IAIA34113115
Julian Edelman, WR67126653910627729
Josh Gordon, WR4745756812587678
Brandon Bolden, RB10IAIA22551116
Matt LaCosse, TEIAIA422IAIA120734
Jakobi Meyers, WR81IAIA49340362
Ryan Izzo, TE452310511440202
Phillip Dorsett, WR614353719401040
Matt Slater, WR0040203000
Gunner Olszewski, WR1000700000
Rex Burkhead, RB32161775718121IAIA
James Develin, FB320272IAIAIRIRIRIR
Antonio Brown, WRN/AN/A249N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Sony Michel scored a five-yard touchdown on his very first play, and it looked like he could be in for a big day. That was not the case. Michel managed just six yards on his next eight rushes and saw little action the rest of the way. Instead, it was Rex Burkhead who picked up the slack. Burkhead led the team with 47 rushing yards and added six receptions. He is arguably a better fit in New England’s offense than Michel is. I would not expect 17 touches each week from Burkhead. After all, James White will not be having a baby every week. But Burkhead has a role in this offense and should be added where available. Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett saw season-highs in snaps and targets. As is the case with Burkhead, I think Dorsett is going to be a solid contributor going forward. He is going to have down weeks. But you can say that about every WR4/5 out there. Owners should roster Dorsett where he is available.

New Orleans Saints (Weekly play totals: 66, 65, 58)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Alvin Kamara, RB50214216512655204823
Michael Thomas, WR591364135176996413
Latavius Murray, RB189236122185239
Jared Cook, TE423447442406426
Josh Hill, TE321280342414524
Ted Ginn, WR497390395505453
Taysom Hill, QB1542134262152
Zach Line, FB10022011171190
Tre'Quan Smith, WR422383IAIAIAIA190
Austin Carr, WRIAIAIAIA270440170
Deonte Harris, WR1011007000

With Drew Brees injured, Sean Peyton made the bold call to put the ball in his best player’s hands as many times as possible. I kid, but part of me was worried that Peyton was going to try to prove how smart he is and give Taysom Hill a bunch of random touches for no reason. Instead, Alvin Kamara touched the ball 25 times and produced 162 yards from scrimmage to go along with two touchdowns. Latavius Murray barely saw the field, which is becoming a concern. Murray remains a valuable handcuff, but he offers little more than that at the moment. Michael Thomas finished as a WR2 last week, which I think is where he will end up more often than not while Brees is out. He should still be started in all formats every week. Jared Cook, like Murray, has struggled to gain traction in his first season in the Bayou. Owners may need to look elsewhere or stream tight ends until Cook gets it going.

New York Giants (Weekly play totals: 69, 70, 65)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Evan Engram, TE53145585785775813
Sterling Shepard, WR687IAIA621170105611
Jonathan Hilliman, RBN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A27104411
Golden Tate, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A466
Darius Slayton, WRIAIAIAIA295342455
Elijhaa Penny, FB628030143254
Wayne Gallman, RB14591416472562
Rhett Ellison, TE222330231414291
Cody Latimer, WR618405IAIA270320
Cody Core, WR00145507000
Russell Shepard, WR90413265IRIRIRIR
Saquon Barkley, RB551761252413IAIAIAIA
Bennie Fowler, WR5055511392492N/AN/A
T.J. Jones, WRN/AN/A30415050N/AN/A
Eric Tomlinson, TE204010N/AN/AN/AN/A

There was a lot going on in this game. And contrary to popular belief, not all of it had to do with Daniel Jones. First and foremost, Saquon Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain and is likely out for half of the season. This is obviously a crushing blow for fantasy owners. Between the injury to Barkley and the insertion of Jones, the Giants suddenly look like a team that will probably throw the ball more than expected. Wayne Gallman is this week’s premier waiver wire pickup, but I don’t think we can expect a whole lot. After all, if Gallman was any good, he would not be on waiver wires to begin with considering his perceived value as Barkley’s primary handcuff. Sterling Shepard returned to the lineup and produced in a big way, finishing as the overall WR6 for the week. He should provide plenty of PPR value (though not quite that high) moving forward.

New York Jets (Weekly play totals: 72, 68, 51)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Le'Veon Bell, RB722661315122BYEBYE5224
Demaryius Thomas, WRN/AN/A72IAIABYEBYE469
Robby Anderson, WR697676515BYEBYE453
Jamison Crowder, WR6518676465BYEBYE323
Ty Montgomery, RB5224683BYEBYE82
Ryan Griffin, TE684610470BYEBYE571
Trevon Wesco, TE5030110BYEBYE190
Daniel Brown, TE2050100BYEBYE140
Josh Bellamy, WR6145200BYEBYE110
Braxton Berrios, WR0000306BYEBYE00
Trenton Cannon, RB100000BYEBYE00

I don’t think we need to dive too deep here. Le’Veon Bell is the only Jet you want any part of at the moment. And even he is not likely to produce at the level owners are comfortable with. Opposing defenses do not need to worry at all about the passing game, and the Jets have a poor offensive line to boot. The result is a paltry 2.9 yards per carry through three games for the former Steeler. Bell’s status as the all-time leader in yards from scrimmage per game is going to be short-lived in this offense.

Oakland Raiders (Weekly play totals: 58, 65, 59)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Josh Jacobs, RB43243012251236195030
DeAndre Washington, RB5215596139139
Darren Waller, TE5886275315618575
Foster Moreau, TE322150232313455
Hunter Renfrow, WR163498334283425
Trevor Davis, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A372554
Jalen Richard, RB91205295195114
Keelan Doss, WRIAIA0000151402
Derek Carrier, TE00951007052
Alec Ingold, FB1505070251161
Marcell Ateman, WRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A280
Tyrell Williams, WR557617573627IAIA
Dwayne Harris, WR2150IAIAIAIAIAIA
Ryan Grant, WR414495IAIAN/AN/AN/AN/A

I was a bit worried about Josh Jacobs going into Week 3. He had been fighting through both injury and illness leading up to a difficult matchup with Minnesota. My fears were more or less confirmed as Jacobs played just 25 snaps and finished as a fringe RB4 in 12-team leagues. Jacobs will have better days, but I do not think the 24 touches he had in Week 1 are likely to be duplicated anytime soon. Jalen Richard and Deandre Washington will eat into his workload, particularly when the Raiders are behind, which may be more often than not. Tyrell Williams salvaged his day with a touchdown and remains startable in most weeks. Darren Waller was peppered with targets all day long. Jared Cook produced a career year in Oakland last year and Waller looks poised to repeat that feat this season. No other pass catcher is going to provide enough value on a consistent basis.

Philadelphia Eagles (Weekly play totals: 75, 81, 76)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Miles Sanders, RB36133514261722112914
Jordan Howard, RB179189251233192913
Alshon Jeffery, WR60760IAIA509638
Zach Ertz, TE6278116767478587
Darren Sproles, RB231228327371104
Nelson Agholor, WR60578117512560613
Dallas Goedert, TE4130090433503
Mack Hollins, WR100698757402310
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR507545536020
Corey Clement, RB3000IAIA0000
DeSean Jackson, WR5210110IAIAIAIAIAIA

Once again, Philadelphia was without Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. This will skew the numbers for most of the Eagles pass catchers. Case in point –  Nelson Agholor finished as the WR9 in PPR leagues despite another bad drop. Agholor’s stone hands have become such an issue that a hero who saved children in a fire took his 15 minutes of fame to put Agholor on blast. Agholor invited the man to a game, which proves that he is a good sport. Philadelphia has a short turnaround this week, so Agholor may be in for another large workload. As of right now, it looks like Jeffery will play and Jackson will sit. Miles Sanders is beginning to put some distance between him and Jordan Howard. Howard did score a goal-line touchdown, but Sanders out-gained Howard 126-37 on the day. Darren Sproles may have a big game here or there but can be dropped in most formats.

Pittsburgh Steelers (Weekly play totals: 69, 57, 53)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
James Conner, RB32143115361838184814
Diontae Johnson, WR255274427376558
Juju Smith-Schuster, WR628478537434557
Jaylen Samuels, RB2342241402718157
James Washington, WR366343494450336
Vance McDonald, TE494527152IAIA373
Johnny Holton, WR80615000201
Nick Vannett, TEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A442300
Ryan Switzer, WR466134000020
Benny Snell, RB0021337300
Zach Gentry, TEN/AN/AN/AN/A100250IAIA
Donte Moncrief, WR6210181IAIA30IAIA
Xavier Grimble, TE20201382IRIRN/AN/A

The good news for James Conner is that Jaylen Samuels saw zero touches last week. The bad news is that new quarterback Mason Rudolph struggled mightily against San Francisco. If he continues to do so, it will limit Conner’s upside. Diontae Johnson and James Washington split work behind Juju Smith-Schuster, as Donte Moncrief was a healthy scratch. Much like a pass intended for Moncrief, he can be dropped. As for Johnson and Washington, their upside is also capped due to Rudolph’s limitations. The consistency simply will not be there from either wideout. Vance McDonald suffered a shoulder injury in his return to San Francisco. He was seen in a sling on Tuesday, and the Steelers immediately traded for Nick Vannett. This seems to suggest McDonald’s injury is more serious than the team is leading to believe. Either way, McDonald is not likely to play this week. Make sure you have another option if McDonald is on your roster.

San Francisco 49ers (Weekly play totals: 68, 72, 79)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Tevin Coleman, RB189IAIAIAIABYEBYE2616
Matt Breida, RB301621133217BYEBYE2614
George Kittle, TE6210483798BYEBYE739
Raheem Mostert, RB201034172413BYEBYE247
Marquise Goodwin, WR503373532BYEBYE465
Dante Pettis, WR21350335BYEBYE483
Deebo Samuel, WR603299414BYEBYE353
Kyle Juszczyk, FB320373503BYEBYE343
Ross Dwelley, TE12014020BYEBYE232
Kendrick Bourne, WR173232223BYEBYE172
Levine Toilolo, TE110340100BYEBYE180
Richie James, WR262334282BYEBYE60
Jeff Wilson, RBN/AN/A1510219BYEBYEIAIA

On this week’s edition of “As the 49ers Backfield Turns”, Jeff Wilson once again scored two short touchdowns which allowed him to lead the backfield in fantasy points despite being a distant third in yardage. Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida are more explosive on a per-touch basis, but as long as Wilson is getting the goal-line work, he will siphon much of their value. The problem is that you are never going to want to start Wilson because of his extremely low floor. Further complicating matters is that Tevin Coleman may be returning following San Francisco’s Week 4 bye. I would be lying if I told you I knew who to start in Week 5. Dante Pettis scored the game-winning touchdown and led the receivers with five targets. Hopefully, this will help him curry favor with Kyle Shanahan and he can emerge from the bye as their go-to wideout. George Kittle has been a top-12 fantasy tight end in each of the season’s first three week and many of his owners are disappointed. Welcome to fantasy football.

Seattle Seahawks (Weekly play totals: 53, 79, 84)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Chris Carson, RB41224318371648266229
Rashaad Penny, RB1462611IAIAIAIA128
Tyler Lockett, WR48270128214614675
Will Dissly, TE272475467508665
Jaron Brown, WR410580626353234
DK Metcalf, WR416707716404513
Luke Willson, TEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A162431
Malik Turner, WR00163173100170
C.J. Prosise, RB0010546914300
Nick Vannett, TE242331262N/AN/AN/AN/A

Can I just leave what I wrote about Chris Carson last week? He caught a huge break when Rashaad Penny was deemed inactive in Week 3, yet proceeded to lose another fumble. Pete Carroll says he has not lost faith in Carson, but I am not buying it. I think Penny has a chance to take the job and run with it in a plus Week 4 matchup against Arizona. If Penny cannot suit up, C.J. Prosise may also benefit. Prosise had nine touches in Week 3 and could see more playing time given the questions surrounding Carson and Penny. Tyler Lockett predictably saw a ton of targets against the Saints and P.J. Williams. He is more volatile than most WR2’s based on the team’s preference to run the ball but does get another good matchup this week. Will Dissly is finally starting to get some respect in the fantasy community. The trade of Nick Vannett will further secure Dissly’s position as a TE1 going forward.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Weekly play totals: 70, 65, 77)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Ronald Jones, RB221484231536202012
Chris Godwin, WR6466297447014579
Peyton Barber, RB2512422428151910209
Dare Ogunbowale, RB275161193215194
Mike Evans, WR6055986815677573
Scott Miller, WRN/AN/AN/AN/A2081233
O.J. Howard, TE555600584653472
Bobo Wilson, WR600060354272
Cameron Brate, TE312182323183141
Antony Auclair, TE13027020023090
Justin Watson, WR1020202110
T.J. Logan, RB1000101010
Brashad Perriman, WR45531452351IAIA

Well hello, Mike Evans and Jameis Winston! We’re so glad you could finally join us! Winston threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns in Tampa Bay’s heartbreaking loss against the Giants. All of the touchdowns and half of the yardage went to Evans, who had entered Week 3 with a measly 6-79-0 line. This performance is why you cannot overreact to a bad game or two by an underperforming stud. For the record, I am referring to Evans, not Winston. If Winston can produce in back-to-back tough road matchups against the Rams and Saints, then maybe I will buy back in. For the second time in three weeks, Ronald Jones looked the part of an NFL running back. He gained 121 yards on 15 touches, more than twice the yardage than Peyton Barber earned in the same amount of touches. Jones should get some more work next week against a Rams defense that is more susceptible to the run than the pass. He may be a sneaky flex play this week.

Tennessee Titans (Weekly play totals: 61, 60, 80)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Derrick Henry, RB36213018381948293820
Adam Humphries, WR221343549263366
Dion Lewis, RB264304424189256
Corey Davis, WR450505594566544
A.J. Brown, WR264275405283402
Jonnu Smith, TE372290413431382
Delanie Walker, TE296346469202272
Tajae Sharpe, WR300322393380201
MyCole Pruitt, TE340280270380250
Darius Jennings, WR5011604140
Anthony Firkser, TE903030IAIA10
David Fluellen, RB40IAIAIAIA00IRIR

Derrick Henry owners have to be thrilled with how Tennessee is using him. The Titans were down 14-0 early in this game, and Henry still out-touched Dion Lewis 18-4. This is a trend that is making even rostering Lewis a risky proposition at this point. Henry has scored in all three games and is the overall RB6 even in PPR formats. It won’t always be pretty, but Henry should be considered relatively safe by RB2 standards. Speaking of safe, it is safe to wonder if Marcus Mariota and Corey Davis will ever become a thing. Both players were selected in the top five picks of the NFL Draft, and neither has come close to fulfilling their potential. Mariota is not even a consideration in fantasy outside of SuperFlex leagues, and Davis has scored four touchdowns in 30 career games. Three wideouts already have four touchdowns this season. Wide receivers have produced big games against Atlanta, so it may be worth it to give Davis another shot, but the clock is ticking.

Washington (Weekly play totals: 67, 62, 79)

Player, PositionWeek 1 SnapsWeek 1 T&TWeek 2 SnapsWeek 2 T&TWeek 3 SnapsWeek 3 T&TWeek 4 SnapsWeek 4 T&TWeek 5 SnapsWeek 5 T&T
Chris Thompson, RB4313281040122793211
Terry McLaurin, WR627569708IAIA567
Adrian Peterson, RBIAIA181237152011167
Wendall Smallwood, RB001632041116
Trey Quinn, WR656497597394454
Steven Sims, WR00547200344
Jeremy Sprinkle, TE141221384213273
Paul Richardson, WR527543679455512
Kelvin Harmon, WR1526010029261
Jerome Cunningham, TEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A130
Vernon Davis, TE557464564384IAIA
Robert Davis, WRN/AN/A4090222N/AN/A

Monday night’s game was precisely why I believed Chris Thompson was the Washington running back to own in PPR leagues. Washington fell behind early and spent the second half in catchup mode. That meant it was Thompson time. Thompson finished as a top-20 PPR back for the week despite not finding his way into the end zone. Thompson already has 195 receiving yards on the year. That is more than Adam Thielen, Kenny Golladay, and Josh Gordon, to name a few. Thompson should continue to be a solid flex play in PPR formats. Rookie wideout Terry McLaurin continues to produce at a historic rate. McLaurin is the first player in NFL history to have at least five catches and a touchdown in each of his first three games. He will also benefit from what should be a fair amount of negative game script. He and Paul Richardson should be able to keep last week’s momentum going in a matchup against the New York Giants.

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