Melvin Gordon RB SD (11) 6 minutes ago
Gordon ran 16 times for just 35 yards with a touchdown and caught four of seven targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 26-22 loss at Indianapolis.
After a pair of impressive performances to open the season, Gordon came back to earth a bit Sunday, although he scored a touchdown and was heavily involved in the passing game. Furthermore, no other running back carried the ball Sunday. Without Danny Woodhead (ACL) in the mix, Gordon looks like one of the few workhorse backs in all of football, and he has a favorable matchup in Week 4 against New Orleans.
Nelson Agholor WR PHI (4) 9 minutes ago
Agholor caught all three of his targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Steelers.
Philadelphia's wide receivers didn't do much damage in this one, as the team kept the ball on the ground 30 times and quarterback Carson Wentz targeted mostly tight ends and running backs. Agholor is having a solid second season, but Dorial Green-Beckham's similar line (three catches for 33 yards) is an unwelcome sight for his owners. The two young receivers could start to share snaps moving forward, which would reduce both players' value.
Philip Rivers QB SD (11) 11 minutes ago
Rivers completed 26-of-39 pass attempts for 330 yards with no touchdowns in Sunday's 26-22 loss at Indianapolis. He also lost a fumble at one point.
Missing a couple of key weapons in Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead, Rivers struggled to generate points in a favorable matchup Sunday, as the team's lone offensive touchdown came on a Melvin Gordon run. He did a great job spreading the ball around, however, as eight different players caught at least one pass. The veteran QB also got rookie tight end Hunter Henry involved, as the duo hooked up five times for 76 yards in absence of Antonio Gates (hamstring). Rivers has another strong matchup in Week 4, facing a vulnerable Saints' secondary in San Diego.
Brent Celek TE PHI (4) 12 minutes ago
Celek caught three of his four targets for 61 yards Sunday against the Steelers.
It was Celek's turn to shine as the top receiving tight end in Zach Ertz's (ribs) absence after Trey Burton found the end zone last week. Burton still saw more targets (six), and both should continue to have an impact until Ertz is able to return. With an abundance of other viable offensive weapons at rookie quarterback Carson Wentz's disposal, it's tough to count on Celek for consistent production.
QRussell Wilson QB SEA (5) 14 minutes ago
Wilson (sprained knee) said he could have returned to Sunday's game against the 49ers if the score had been closer, ESPN's Sheil Kapadia reports.
Wilson got his leg pinned underneath 49ers linebacker Eli Harold on a sack in the third quarter, and while the injury initially appeared serious, he surprisingly only missed one snap and then finished out the drive. He was taken out for good at the end of the series, with Seattle holding a 27-3 lead and in no real danger of losing. Despite Wilson's post-game optimism, the injury requires careful monitoring, as he'll likely be very sore Monday morning. Wilson has yet to miss game in his career, and he's already been playing through a sprained ankle that the Seahawks initially expected to require a multi-game absence. He'll undergo further testing Monday, and at the very least, he'll likely miss some practice time during the week.
Darren Sproles RB PHI (4) 16 minutes ago
Sproles rushed twice for minus-1 yard, but hauled in all six of his targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Steelers.
With starter Ryan Mathews going down early with an ankle injury, Sproles split the backfield workload with youngsters Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner. All three found the end zone, with Sproles doing it through the air on a spectacular 73-yard catch-and-run. He could see more snaps if Mathews misses extended time, but don't expect significantly more rushing attempts for the diminutive running back.
Travis Benjamin WR SD (11) 17 minutes ago
Benjamin grabbed four of seven passes for 82 yards in Sunday's 26-22 loss at Indianapolis. He also lost a fumble on the last play of the game.
Benjamin hasn't seen a ton of targets through three weeks (21 looks), but he's made big plays like he did Sunday, with a 43-yard catch. With Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead both out for the season, there's a major opportunity for Benjamin, and to a lesser degree Tyrell Williams to put up big numbers with Philip Rivers. The speedy wideout has a great matchup next week, facing the Saints at home.
Carson Wentz QB PHI (4) 21 minutes ago
Wentz continued his impressive rookie season Sunday against the Steelers, completing 22 of 31 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns while scrambling once for 10 more in a 34-3 win.
Wentz outplayed veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, picking apart a vulnerable Steelers secondary that came in allowing 347.5 passing yards per game. His stats were padded on a 73-yard catch-and-run touchdown by elusive running back Darren Sproles, but the second overall pick was solid throughout besides that play. The Eagles are averaging 30.7 points per game under Wentz's leadership.
Tyrell Williams WR SD (11) 23 minutes ago
Williams caught six of nine targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 26-22 loss to the Colts.
Williams didn't make a catch in the first half, but came alive over the final 30 minutes, leading the Chargers in targets. He had a couple of nice receptions on third-down plays, and nearly scored a touchdown at one point in the fourth quarter. The young wideout was already looking at more targets when Keenan Allen hurt his knee in Week 1, but Danny Woodhead's own torn ACL probably gives Williams even more of an opportunity, as was the case Sunday. Travis Benjamin is the true speedster and deep threat in the offense, although Williams is fast himself, and much bigger. Expect Williams to post solid numbers in Week 4 against New Orleans, which could turn into a potential shootout.
Jimmy Graham TE SEA (5) 27 minutes ago
Graham (knee) grabbed six of nine targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-18 win over the 49ers. He also lost a fumble.
It was easily Graham's best game of the season, although he failed to make a catch in the second half. He came up with a nifty 40-yard catch at one point in the first half, and also scored from 18 yards out. On a negative note, Russell Wilson sprained his knee in the second half and was forced to exit the game. Rookie Trevone Boykin did a decent job in limited action, tossing a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, but he's extremely raw and obviously not the player that Wilson is. Check on Wilson's status later on, but either way, Graham will face the Jets in Week 4.