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Titans sign QB Austin Davis

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:14pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

The Titans are signing free agent QB Austin Davis, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

As the tweet went on to say, this is some veteran insurance with Blaine Gabbert in the concussion protocol and Marcus Mariota still nursing that elbow injury.

Ravens off to red-hot start in red zone

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 1:26pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Baltimore Ravens became the first team in NFL history to score on their first 12 red-zone trips. A franchise known for shattering the record books for defense is now setting the standard for efficiency inside the 20-yard line.

Related players: Joe Flacco, Javorius Allen

Fantasy Impact:

According to the story, Flacco is being smart and accurate with the ball. Allen suddenly turns into Todd Gurley around the goal line. And, overall, it's been a team effort to remain perfect in the red zone, where seven players have punched the ball into the end zone. Only a few years ago, the Ravens were one of the worst teams inside the 20.

Buccaneers Beat: 'Seems unlikely' team moves away from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:52am

Tampa Bay Times - [Full Article]

It seems unlikely, especially given his second-half rally, that HC Dirk Koetter would give Ryan Fitzpatrick the hook after leading the Bucs to a 2-1 start and nearly rallying to beat the Steelers.

Related players: Jameis Winston

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzpatrick has sure put up the fantasy numbers over the first three weeks, but the Bucs did lose Monday night to the Steelers, as Fitz threw three interceptions, putting his team in a 30-10 hole before nearly rallying back. Winston was scheduled to report to the Bucs Tuesday morning following his three-game suspension.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) 'way ahead of curve'

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9:02am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

When Greg Olsen broke his right foot again, and the team didn’t put him on injured reserve, it seemed a pretty clear sign he was coming back soon.

And while there still isn’t a set date in mind, the Panthers tight end said last night he doesn’t think he’ll miss as many games as when he broke it the first time last year (nine).

“Yeah, I’m way ahead of the curve,” Olsen said, via David Newton of ESPN.com. “Last year at two weeks I was laying in my bed in a cast. I couldn’t do anything.

Related players: Ian Thomas

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the fact Olsen didn't need surgery signaled a return inside the eight-week window had he been placed on IR. The Panthers have a bye in Week 4 before playing the Giants on Oct. 7.

Jon Gruden: Raiders QB Derek Carr 'trying too hard'

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 8:56am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

“I thought we were too aggressive,” Jon Gruden said, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “I think at times [Derek Carr] is trying too hard. We will talk about that extensively here in the next couple of hours, but I thought he played really good under some very tough circumstances. I think sometimes he needs to learn a little bit more patience, and I think he will. I’m really excited about the way he has played and improved and mastered this offense. We are getting closer. That was a painful turnover. We will address that, and we will make the corrections.”

Fantasy Impact:

Gruden made it clear that he’s happy with Carr overall by calling his completion percentage of 76.6 and 936 yards through three games “as good as I’ve ever been associated with,” but the lack of wins in Oakland magnifies any negatives that have also been part of the mix.

Packers Beat: Aaron Jones could push to front of RB group

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 8:51am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Whether anyone liked it or not, Packers coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t about to run Aaron Jones into the ground in his first game since the Aug. 30 preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, after he served a two-week suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy following his marijuana arrest last year and no-contest plea in February.

But if there’s a running back who can take over a game, it’s Jones. And this Sunday against a Buffalo Bills defense that has allowed only 80 rushing yards per game so far, McCarthy will have to at least consider a game plan that includes much more of Jones.

Fantasy Impact:

In his first game of the season, Jones caught one pass for five yards and had six carries for 42 yards, but as the story pointed out, all of the Packers RBs had success running the ball. So, this looks more like a committee for now as the team feels all three of their backs can play all three downs if needed. But the story added that Jones' burst might push him to the front of the group eventually.

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson has ankle injury

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:16pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The bad news for Washington is that running back Adrian Peterson, who clearly still has it, currently has a sprained ankle. The good news is that he has a week off to let it heal.

Coach Jay Gruden disclosed the injury on Monday. Earlier in the day, Peterson was spotted in a boot.

Fantasy Impact:

Gruden said he thinks AP is going to be fine and the bye week comes at a good time for him. Gruden was asked if he thinks Peterson will miss the team's Week 5 game and Gruden said, “No. Not at this time. No.” We likely won't hear a whole lot more about the injury, at least for about a week.

Cowboys don't plan to make major changes on offense

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:12pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dallas coach Jason Garrett said he will not make significant changes in personnel or in the playcalling operation with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

"I think it would be false for me to say this is about playcalling," Garrett said. "This is about everything we're doing offensively, we have to do better. We have to coach better. We have to play better. We have to run it better. We have to throw it better. We have to protect better. We have to do all the things good offenses do and we have to do all of those things better."

Fantasy Impact:

The Cowboys have scored 41 points in three games, the fewest to start a season since 1990. Dallas also has just four touchdowns on the season. QB Dak Prescott has thrown for less than 200 yards in nine of his past 11 games, the story all said. Garrett was the team's playcaller from 2007-12 before giving way to Bill Callahan and Linehan.

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:08pm

Steelers Inactives
RB David DeCastro
RT Marcus Gilbert
QB Mason Rudolph
WR Justin Hunter
S Marcus Allen
S Morgan Burnett
DE L.T. Watson

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:07pm

Buccaneers Inactives
RB Ronald Jones
DT Vita Vea
DT Beau Allen
CB Marcus Williams
OL Alex Cappa
OL Mike Liedtke
WR Justin Watson

Jaguar RBs Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon day to day

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:05pm

Michael DiRocco on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said RBs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon will be day-to-day this week.

Related players: Corey Grant, Brandon Wilds, Tommy Bohanon

Fantasy Impact:

Fournette continues to deal with a hamstring issue that's caused him to miss two games now. Meanwhile, Yeldon has an ankle injury. Hopefully we get a better idea of who can or cannot play in Week 4 when the team reports on Wednesday.

Colts not concerned about QB Andrew Luck's arm strength

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Colts are not concerned with the way quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown the ball through the first three weeks of the season, coach Frank Reich said Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Luck, who missed last season with a shoulder injury that started in 2015, is averaging a career-low 5.3 yards a completion. The low yards per completion, coupled with the quarterback being replaced by Jacoby Brissett for a Hail Mary attempt on the final play at Philadelphia on Sunday, raised questions regarding if Luck has regained his shoulder strength to make all the necessary throws in a game.

Bills say RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) progressing

Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:59pm

Joe Buscaglia on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills HC Sean McDermott said RB LeSean McCoy is progressing well.

Related players: Chris Ivory, Marcus Murphy

Fantasy Impact:

McDermott said McCoy is day-to-day. Ivory and Murphy handled the RB duties last weekend and would do so again if McCoy can't go. Buffalo visits Green Bay this weekend.

Cardinals to go with QB Josh Rosen as starter

Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:56pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks announced at the start of his Monday press conference that Josh Rosen will start at quarterback against the Seahawks in Seattle next Sunday.

Related players: Larry Fitzgerald, David Johnson

Fantasy Impact:

Wilks said Rosen is the starter and, "it's his job to lose." A big thing the Cards are looking forward to with Rosen is his mobility, and Wilks feels the team can take advantage of that as they look to get in the win column.

Bears will be 'smart' with WR Anthony Miller (shoulder)

Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:51pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

The Bears are going to be “smart” with rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller, coach Matt Nagy said Monday, after Miller left Sunday’s victory in Arizona with what Nagy termed a dislocated left shoulder.

Fantasy Impact:

Miller left the game twice and after the second time did not return. Miller missed his 2014 season at Memphis with shoulder issues, a torn labrum in his right and a minor injury in his left. The team says Miller is day to day.