Justin Jackson will remain out for at least one more week. Joshua Kelley has a solid hold on the backup RB spot, with Ekeler still the top option overall for the Chargers.
Sims had been questionable, but is officially active for Week 3. He should be the Football Team’s second option at WR, however the Washington passing game has not been effective this season, averaging 200.5 yards and 1 TD passing per game so far.
Evans is active Week 3, his first time suiting up this season. There is very little opportunity for any back besides Derrick Henry in this offense, and Evans has little realistic upside.
Higgins is inactive Week 3. He did not project to have a real role in the offense even if active, and his absence does not create any significant changes.
Ross was a surprise inactive Sunday, a sign of how much his role in the offense has fallen off this season. This is a good sign for Tee Higgins, Mike Thomas, and Auden Tate as the 3/4/5 WRs, although A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd remain the clear top options at the position.
The Falcons will not be missing any additional players Sunday due to COVID-19, one day after they had to place CB AJ Terrell on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list. Terrell was the first player to go on the list, and was actually at practice Friday. However, all players and team personnel were tested Saturday and came back negative, meaning the Falcons-Bears game will go on without issue.
Ty Montgomery has been placed on IR, meaning he is out at least 3 weeks. His role had been limited this season anyways, with 3 targets and 1 rush over the first two games. His absence moves Dwayne Washington into the third RB role for the Saints, but that is a role with very little volume or upside.
Coleman was already expected to miss a few weeks, and this news confirms it. He will not be able to return until at least Week 6, and may need slightly longer than that before being healthy. The 49ers’ top RBs Week 3 will be Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson.
Chris Moore has been officially listed as questionable for Monday night. He is yet to play this season, and his role is likely limited at best, if active.
In an expected move, the Panthers have promoted RB Reggie Bonnafon to the active roster. He should serve as the backup RB behind Mike Davis while Christian McCaffrey is out, and is not likely to receive significant work, although he will likely get some touches.
Berrios is a surprise addition to the Jets’ injury report and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s Week 3 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers due to a hamstring injury he apparently sustained in Friday’s practice. Head coach Adam Gase already confirmed to reporters this morning that Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman will inactive for this weekend’s contest, so this leaves Chris Hogan as the Jets current de facto number one receiver with the aforementioned duo sidelined for the foreseeable future. Following Perriman’s exit in last Sunday’s loss, Hogan, Berrios, and Josh Malone surprisingly saw nearly 70% of the targets from Sam Darnold while, for reasons unknown, Chris Herndon only ran a route on 64.2% of passing plays and accumulated just four total targets.
Spencer Turnbull has just a 7.7 K-BB% with a 91.4 mph EV. A 50.4 GB% has held his Barrels/BBE to 7.0%, but even then, just two of his 10 Barrels have left the yard, resulting in a 3.83 ERA and 3.59 FIP with all remaining estimators at least half a run higher. The Royals have just a 91 wRC+ and 16.5 K-BB% vs RHP, but with the wind blowing out to left tonight, conditions are favorable for right-handed power. The hottest hitter in baseball over the last 30 days is Salvador Perez (287 wRC+), who now has a 188 wRC+ and .306 ISO vs RHP this season. The cost has risen to $3.7K on FanDuel tonight, but Perez has homered three times in the past two games. While Turnbull doesn’t have much of a split, batters from either side of the plate are above a .310 wOBA and xwOBA against him in his career.
Jeudy has officially been listed as questionable on the Broncos’ injury report, but he is still reportedly expected to play in Sunday’s Week 3 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite dealing with a ribs injury. Jeudy has managed to record 21.4% of the target market share from quarterbacks Drew Lock and Jeff Driskell, and he could see that number rise as the season progresses with Courtland Sutton now on injured reserve with a torn ACL injury. The other top two wide receivers for Denver moving forward appear to be KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick as they each logged at least a 70% snap rate in last Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, though Hamler was tied with Jeudy for the team lead in targets in the aforementioned contest.