Shaun Draughn RB SF (8) 8 hours ago
Draughn was held to 12 yards on six touches (five carries and one catch) in Sunday's 37-18 loss to Seattle.
Draughn did next to nothing with his limited touches Sunday. His absence from the gameplan in a contest that the 49ers trailed from end-to-end is concerning for a back who's value relies on getting receptions out of the backfield. This further proves that Carlos Hyde is the unquestioned, every-down back in San Francisco.
Dez Bryant WR DAL (7) 8 hours ago
Bryant caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.
Bryant hurt his knee on the game's opening drive and subsequently missed a few snaps, but he otherwise rarely left the field. However, he may have been impacted by the soreness, as NBC's broadcast showed him getting medical attention on the sideline. Bryant still managed to salvage his night -- at least to some degree -- catching a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to give Dak Prescott the first passing score of his career. Oddly enough, Cole Beasley finished the night as the team's season-long leader in targets, receptions and receiving yards. While that obviously wont hold up unless Bryant suffers an injury, he probably won't get the consistent volume that's typical for elite wide receivers. Granted, that could change later in the season when Tony Romo (back) returns. For the time being, Bryant should enjoy a Week 4 matchup against a fast-paced San Francisco squad that was chewed up by Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham In Week 3.
Dak Prescott QB DAL (7) 8 hours ago
Prescott completed 19 of 24 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown, adding four carries for 36 yards and another score in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.
Prescott was once again efficient while taking a backseat to the Dallas running game, though this time around he was actually a part of the rushing attack, most notably on a one-yard plunge at the goal line. He later recorded the first passing touchdown of his career, and he was able to pick up key first downs whenever the Cowboys seemed like they might be letting the lead slip. While won't be turned loose unless the team has to play from behind, Prescott is shockingly poised and accurate for a rookie, giving him serious upside when such a scenario arises. Dating back to the preseason, he's yet to commit a turnover in the NFL. Next week brings a favorable matchup in San Francisco, though game flow could work in Ezekiel Elliott's favor more so than Prescott's.
Dontrelle Inman WR SD (11) 8 hours ago
Inman recorded three catches for 32 yards on four targets in the loss to the Colts Sunday.
Despite QB Philip Rivers throwing for 330 yards, Inman hardly factored much in the passing game as both Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams saw more targets than the third-year pro. Considering Inman will continue to see plenty of time on the field in the wake of season-ending ACL injuries to Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead, he still maintains some fantasy value, but likely should only be rostered in deep leagues at this point.
Cameron Brate TE TB (6) 9 hours ago
Brate secured five of 10 targets for 46 yards and a pair of scores in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams.
Playing in his first game as the unquestioned top pass-catching tight end, Brate came through with a pair of short touchdown receptions in the high-scoring affair. The third year pro's 10 targets were a career high, while his touchdowns represented his first scores since Week 12 against the Colts last season. Brate developed solid rapport with Jameis Winston last season in the departed Austin Seferian-Jenkins' extended absence with a shoulder injury, and that experience looks to already be paying off, particularly now that the 25-year-old is set to man the position for the balance of the campaign.
Ezekiel Elliott RB DAL (7) 9 hours ago
Elliott gained 140 yards on 30 carries and 20 yards on two receptions (two targets) in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.
As promised by Jerry Jones, Elliott's workload wasn't impacted by his Week 2 fumble. However, he somehow failed to reach the end zone in a game that saw his team score a trio of rushing touchdowns, despite accounting for 30 of the Cowboys' 41 carries. Dak Prescott, Lance Dunbar and Alfred Morris each scored from in close, but it didn't seems like a concerted effort to avoid using Elliott near the goal line. With 20-plus carries in each of his first three NFL games, the No. 3 overall draft pick is safely entrenched in the top 10 of the weekly rankings at his position. Elliott should stay busy in a Week 4 matchup with Chip Kelly's fast-paced 49ers.
Cole Beasley WR DAL (7) 9 hours ago
Beasley hauled in all seven of his targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Bears.
Beasley was visibly shaken up after taking a hard hit on the opening series, but he returned to the game in short order and had no problem making his presence felt. He nearly posted a much bigger stat line, coming up just inches shy of the goal line on a 29-yard gain in the second quarter. As mentioned on NBC's broadcast of the game, it was the first pass Beasley has ever caught more than 20 yards downfield. Such is life for an undersized slot target, and in any case, the lack of big-play potential doesn't seem to bother Dak Prescott, who can (theoretically) look to Dez Bryant when he wants to go deep. While Bryant eventually figures to supplant him, Beasley enters a Week 4 matchup against San Francisco as the team leader in targets (25), receptions (20) and receiving yards (213).
Jordan Howard RB CHI (9) 9 hours ago
Howard had nine carries for 45 yards and four catches for 47 yards on six targets in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Cowboys.
Jeremy Langford handled the first two drives, picking up 13 yards on three touches before giving way to Howard, who immediately ripped off a 36-yard gain. The rookie took most of the remaining snaps in the first half, though it wasn't all that noticeable due to the Cowboys' dominance of possession. Langford then left with an ankle injury in the third quarter, leaving Howard and Raheem Mostert (zero touches) as the only healthy running backs. Although Howard struggled after his impressive first carry, he isn't exactly facing stiff competition. The Chicago backfield is still a mess to figure out, but Howard could be the default Week 4 starter if Langford and Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) are both unavailable. Howard also has the highest ceiling of the trio, as Langford and Carey have shown minimal ability to avoid tackles.
Adam Humphries WR TB (6) 9 hours ago
Humphries secured nine of 12 targets for 100 yards in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams.
The second-year receiver came in to Sunday's contest with nine catches for 101 yards over the first two games, meaning Humphries came within a yard of matching his season numbers in Week 3. He notched career highs in catches, yards and targets in the back-and-forth affair while acting as Jameis Winston's second favorite target on a day when he put up a whopping 58 pass attempts. Humphries has now seen his targets rise in each of the last two weeks and is clearly one of Winston's most trusted options in the intermediate passing game and on third downs. With his increasingly expanding role in the Bucs' offense, he makes for a particularly appealing option in PPR formats.
Mike Evans WR TB (6) 9 hours ago
Evans secured 10 of 13 targets for 132 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-32 loss to the Rams.
Jameis Winston's favorite target received another healthy dose of attention in the back-and-forth contest, seeing double-digit targets for the second straight week. The notable difference between Weeks 2 and 3 was Evans' efficiency with those opportunities, as his 77 percent conversion rate Sunday far outshone the unsightly 33 percent success rate he tallied in the Week 2 blowout loss to the Cardinals. Evans has received a whopping 31 looks over the last two games, and his seven-yard touchdown with 2:15 remaining brought the Bucs to within 37-32. The 23-year-old has a score in each of Tampa's first three games and is clearly the focal point of the Bucs' air attack, making him a highly viable fantasy option in any format.