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The inside track: ESPN’s David Newton reported that Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has made an look at the crew’s damage record with an ankle damage.
What it method in myth: McCaffrey is coping with stiffness in his ankle, however the Panthers are adamant that he’ll play Sunday in opposition to the Saints. Delusion managers are understandably frightened about this since McCaffrey has been injured in either one of his earlier two seasons. In 2020, he performed in simply 3 video games as a result of a excessive ankle sprain and shoulder damage after which ignored 10 video games final season as a result of an ankle damage. D’Onta Foreman or Chuba Hubbard would fill in if McCaffrey misses time at any level this season; Hubbard rushed for 514 yards and 4 touchdowns in 10 begins final season in McCaffrey’s absence. He’s to be had in 94.2% of leagues, and I like to recommend prioritizing him as a bench upload for someone who’s invested in McCaffrey, as that is most likely no longer the final time the working again seems on an damage record this season.
Going deeper: McCaffrey has averaged 19.5 touches and 22.2 myth issues in line with recreation in his profession. He signed a four-year, $64 million extension with the Panthers in April 2020; he has performed in simplest 10 of 33 video games since signing.
The inside track: Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky finished 20 of 32 passes for 207 yards and no touchdowns in opposition to the Browns on Thursday evening.
What it method in myth: With 10 days till Week 4 in opposition to the Jets, the Steelers may just believe shifting to rookie Kenny Pickett. Trubisky is averaging an anemic 5.5 yards in line with strive after Thursday evening’s recreation. This ranks final amongst quarterbacks who began more than one video games. Trubisky’s presence underneath heart lowers the ceilings of Diontae Johnson and the opposite receiving playmakers at the Steelers.
Going deeper: Despite the fact that Trubisky tried 32 passes all the way through the sport, he had simplest 69 yards from within the pocket. Since ESPN started monitoring pocket passing in 2009 that is the second-fewest passing yards from the pocket in a recreation during which a quarterback tried 30 or extra passes. Trubisky threw for 138 yards out of doors the pocket to carry his season overall to 203, nearly as many as Ben Roethlisberger had all of final season (206). A a success NFL quarterback should have the ability to step up and throw within the pocket, and a minimum of on movie, Pickett has just right pocket consciousness.
The inside track: Browns TE David Njoku stuck 9 of 10 objectives for 89 yards and a landing in opposition to the Steelers on Thursday evening, environment a brand new profession excessive.
What it method in myth: The efficiency of Njoku used to be notable since he had simplest 6 objectives, 4 receptions and 39 receiving yards in two video games. He used to be the second-leading receiver for the Browns in the back of Amari Cooper. The Falcons provide a plus matchup for him in Week 4. Njoku may also be seen as a low-end TE1.
The inside track: Cowboys WR Michael Gallup practiced in complete on Thursday.
What it method in myth: Gallup tore an ACL in Week 17 final season however is anticipated to play on Monday Night time Soccer in opposition to the Giants. Gallup’s go back comes at a good time for a Cowboys offense suffering to search out viable receiving choices. CeeDee Lamb, Dalton Schultz and Dallas’ different receiving playmakers may just receive advantages in the course of the sector from Gallup’s skill to threaten defenses down the sector. Gallup is anticipated to play restricted snaps so he’s onerous to consider in myth lineups in his first recreation again.
Going deeper: Gallup has averaged 15.0 yards in line with reception in his profession.
The inside track: Tashan Reed of the Athletic reported that Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow didn’t observe on Thursday.
What it method in myth: Renfrow additionally ignored observe Wednesday. Mack Hollins would change him within the beginning lineup if he cannot play in opposition to the Titans in Week 3. Hollins had 8 objectives final week and if Renfrow is out, he may just reflect that in opposition to the Titans, even though Darren Waller and Davante Adams would be the number one members within the passing recreation.
The inside track: ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg reported that Expenses WR Gabe Davis could be very constructive that he will play in Week 3 in opposition to the Dolphins.
What it method in myth: It seems that Davis is trending in the suitable route after working towards for the previous two days. The Expenses and Dolphins have the best possible level overall of this week’s slate at 52.5. When Davis performed in opposition to the Rams in Week 1, he had 18.8 myth issues. Davis may also be seen as a high-end WR2.
The inside track: Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy didn’t observe on Thursday as a result of a shoulder damage.
What it method in myth: Jeudy has no longer practiced in any respect this week because the Broncos get ready for a matchup in opposition to the 49ers on Sunday Night time Soccer. It is not going Jeudy will play if he does no longer observe on Friday. Delusion managers will have to have KJ Hamler on their radars as a substitute. He appears set to go back to the lineup in opposition to the 49ers on Sunday evening after lacking Week 2 with a knee/hip damage. Hamler’s to be had in 97% of ESPN leagues.
The inside track: Packers WR Allen Lazard didn’t observe on Thursday as a result of his ankle damage.
What it method in myth: Christian Watson (hamstring) and Sammy Watkins (hamstring) additionally did not observe on Thursday. It’s anticipated that each one 3 will play in opposition to the Buccaneers, however Friday’s observe record will supply extra simple task. None of them are nice myth choices for Week 3, so the ones on the lookout for a flex possibility will have to glance somewhere else. The trio of Treylon Burks, Nelson Agholor, and Sterling Shepard are higher choices to be had in lots of leagues.
The inside track: Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin didn’t observe on Thursday.
What it method in myth: Godwin is coping with a hamstring damage. Julio Jones additionally didn’t observe on Thursday as a result of a knee damage. Breshad Perriman, Russell Gage, and Scotty Miller had been all at the box Thursday after restricted practices on Wednesday. With Mike Evans suspended for Week 3 in opposition to the Packers, the Buccaneers are skinny at broad receiver. It seems like Godwin would be the furthest clear of motion of any of them.
The learn: NFL Country reporter Jeff Legwold wrote about how working the ball may well be method to Broncos’ purple zone issues.
What it method in myth: The Broncos have accumulated 783 overall yards on offense via two video games however are averaging simplest 16.0 issues in line with recreation. Denver is ranked 9th within the league in speeding yards in line with recreation (126.0) and tied for 7th in with 4.9 yards in line with speeding strive, but do not need a speeding landing. Thus far this season, the Broncos have tried simplest 4 speeding makes an attempt within the purple zone, and either one of their fumbles had been on run performs out of the shotgun, all of which issues to the Broncos turning to their working recreation within the purple zone as a substitute of passing. From a myth viewpoint, this bodes neatly for Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon in Week 3.
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As of late on ESPN
Mike Clay’s Playbook: projections and research for each and every recreation
Eric Karabell’s myth sizzling seat for Week 3 contains Kyle Pitts, Darnell Mooney.
• Daniel, Liz and DJ’s Delusion Improv: draft do-overs, tailgating and trades they might love to overlook
• Delusion Focal point podcast: Box Yates, Stephania Bell and Mike Clay preview the whole thing you wish to have to understand for Week 3 together with accidents, lineup locks and in case you will have to be benching Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. Listent | Watch
• The Delusion Soccer cheat sheet: the week’s preferrred recommendation in a single position
• Inactives Watch: who is in, who is out and what does it imply?
• After the video games: Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft’s myth highs and lows
• Delusion Soccer Now: Sunday at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN2
When you ignored it …
Box Yates’ Delusion Box Cross for Week 3
Mike Clay’s TNF Playbook: Browns vs. Steelers
Tristan H. Cockcroft’s positional Matchups Map
Matt Bowen’s myth movie room
Al Zeidenfeld’s DFS Highest Buys for Week 3
• Delusion Focal point Podcast: Box Yates, Mike Clay and Daniel Dopp preview Thursday Night time Soccer earlier than telling us the most productive WR matchups for the week together with the way to set up expectancies for unhealthy matchups. Then, Adam Schefter joins to speak the storylines to look at this week and let us know why Kyle Pitts wishes extra objectives. Pay attention | Watch