Zach Miller TE CHI (9) 2 hours ago
Miller caught eight passes for 78 yards and a pair of touchdowns on nine targets in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Cowboys.
Although he actually trailed Kevin White for the team lead in targets, Miller finally came through with the breakout performance many were expecting prior to the season. It happened with Brian Hoyer under center, but while Hoyer's final statistics didn't look bad, he was unable to move the ball until Dallas had a three-score lead. Regardless of whether Jay Cutler (thumb) or Hoyer is the quarterback, Miller will be worth keeping a close eye on, as he was startable in most leagues last last December. While unlikely to be efficient, the Chicago passing attack does have some garbage-time potential.
Paul Perkins RB NYG (8) 2 hours ago
Head coach Ben McAdoo said Monday that Perkins is "ready to step up" in the wake of Shane Vereen's season-ending triceps injury.
Vereen served as Rashad Jennings' (thumb) replacement Sunday against the Redskins, posting a team-leading 67 rushing yards and corralling two passes to boot. With Vereen sidelined moving forward and Jennings' status up in the air, the Giants may employ a committee approach with its backfield in flux in the short term. Granted, Orleans Darkwa spelled Vereen on Sunday and turned 10 carries into 53 yards and a touchdown, while Bobby Rainey caught one of two passes for 24 yards. Active for the first time in his career in Week 3, Perkins didn't manage any touches whatsoever, but Monday's endorsement from McAdoo implies that his professional introduction is near.
Hunter Henry TE SD (11) 2 hours ago
Henry could get another start at tight end if Antonio Gates (hamstring) is unable to play, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Gehlken suggests the veteran tight end wasn't even close to healthy enough to play Sunday, a notion that should perk up the ears of Henry fantasy owners. Filling in for Gates against the Colts, Henry played in every offensive snap and caught all five of his targets for 76 yards. While he did suffer a key fumble late in the fourth quarter, Henry figures to have done enough offensively to see more targets in the coming weeks if Gates misses any more time.
OUTShane Vereen RB NYG (8) 2 hours ago1 Comment
Vereen will miss the rest of the season due to a triceps injury.
With Rashad Jennings (thumb) out of commission in Week 3, Vereen split the workload with Orleans Darkwa out of the Giants' backfield, racking up 11 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown. Vereen supplemented his line with a typical two catches (on five targets) for 28 yards, but his season will now come to an abrupt end. Depending on his health, Jennings could return to the No. 1 spot in the RB pecking order next Monday night at Minnesota. However, Orleans Darkwa (10 rushes for 53 yards and one TD on Sunday) and Paul Perkins (active but no touches) are waiting in the wings in the event Jennings is out for the second game in a row.
Mason Crosby K GB (4) 2 hours ago
Crosby made two field goals and four extra points in Sunday's victory over the Lions.
Crosby bounced back from a two-point Week 2 performance with his first double-digit point total of 2016. He is perfect on the season, hitting all four of his field goal attempts and all nine of his extra-point opportunities.
Nick Perry LB GB (4) 2 hours ago
Perry totaled seven tackles (six solo), two sacks, and a pass deflection in Sunday's victory over the Lions.
Perry picked up the slack Sunday with fellow linebackers Clay Matthews (ankle) and Datone Jones (knee) unable to take the field. He has tallied at least a half sack in each game this year and is now up to 3.5 sacks on the season, which puts him fourth in the league in that category.
OUTThomas Rawls RB SEA (5) 2 hours ago
Rawls will be sidelined for a few weeks due to a fibula injury, The Seattle Times reports.
Rawls' upcoming sideline stint comes after testing was conducted Monday to further investigate the lower leg injury that forced him to miss Sunday's win over the 49ers. Unfortunately, those test results deemed it necessary to rule Rawls out for upcoming action, even though coach Pete Carroll's timetable of him missing 'a few weeks' leaves some room for clarification. What's certain, though, is that Rawls' absence, which follows a season-ending ankle injury last year, should result in Christine Michael assuming the bulk of Seattle's backfield work, with rookie Alex Collins a likely alternative while fellow first-year player C.J. Prosise (hand) returns from injury.
QRussell Wilson QB SEA (5) 2 hours ago2 Comments
Wilson suffered a sprained MCL during Sunday's game against the 49ers, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Wilson's injury was confirmed by coach Pete Carroll during a Monday morning interview, when he also said Wilson has already started rehabbing the injury. As it stands, it's unclear what Wilson's status for this Sunday's game against the Jets will be, especially since he's still nursing an ankle ailment, but him escaping Sunday's gruesome-looking incident with just a sprained knee should be some relief for all parties involved. While Wilson's situation will certainly have to be monitored in the days, and likely weeks, to come, it wouldn't be surprising if the Seahawks sign a veteran quarterback to bolster their ranks outside undrafted rookie Trevone Boykin at the position going forward.
Micah Hyde DB GB (4) 3 hours ago
Hyde made 11 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's victory over the Lions.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com Hyde played all but one snap Sunday with Morgan Burnett (groin) sidelined, and he helped fill the void by leading the Packers in tackles as Burnett often does. Hyde now sits with 14 tackles (11 solo) through three weeks.
Justin Perillo TE GB (4) 3 hours ago
Perillo caught one pass for 13 yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions.
Perillo played sparingly over the Packers' first two games, but he saw extra opportunities Sunday after Jared Cook left the game with a foot injury. It's not clear if Cook will miss more time with his setback, but if he does, Perillo would work as the Packers' No. 2 tight end behind Richard Rodgers.