Tashaun Gipson DB CLE 17 Hrs
Gipson tallied eight combined tackles (three solo) and returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Saints.
Gipson showed that he can be a valuable playmaker Sunday, providing the Browns with some separation in the second quarter by taking a Drew Brees pass back the other way. It was the second time of his career that Gipson has returned an interception for a touchdown, and after five picks in his 2013 season, Gipson is beginning to show a nose for the football on a consistent basis. If he can match or exceed last season's numbers (95 combined tackles), look for Gipson to be a serviceable IDP option for the rest of the year.
Joe Haden DB CLE 17 Hrs
Haden totaled 10 combined tackles (six solo) in Sunday's victory over the Saints.
Haden doesn't typically rack up high tackle totals, so Sunday's performance was surely a welcomed effort by anyone that is still using him in their lineup as an IDP. The Cleveland pass defense has allowed 599 yards through the air over their first two games, and Haden isn't completely blameless in this, but he could continue to be a useful IDP option if he's able to continue collecting tackles at a high volume.
Vernon Davis TE SF 18 Hrs
Davis is slated to undergo an MRI on his left ankle, Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Davis' Week 3 status is uncertain at this stage, especially given that he was spotted on crutches after Sunday's loss to the Bears. With No. 2 TE Vance McDonald dealing with a right knee injury, Derek Carrier currently slots in as the team's healthiest option at the position.
Karlos Dansby LB CLE 18 Hrs
Dansby totaled 12 combined tackles (eight solo) with one sack in Sunday's victory over the Saints.
Dansby once again played a major role in the Browns' defensive success Sunday, collecting the first of what will likely be many double-digit tackle performances on the season. He also was able to take down quarterback Drew Brees on a pivotal third-down sack in the fourth quarter, which ultimately took the Saints out of field goal range. As expected, the 32-year-old Dansby should continue to see plenty of opportunities to make plays for the Cleveland defense, all while showcasing his utility as an IDP.
Joplo Bartu LB ATL 18 Hrs
Bartu notched nine total tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati.
Another solid game for Bartu, who is up to 19 total tackles on the year. He'd probably have more if he wasn't playing next to the league leader in tackles in Paul Worrilow. The linebackers will continue to rack up tackles and should be rostered in leagues that reward players for tackles.
Billy Cundiff K CLE 18 Hrs
Cundiff converted field goals of 32 and 29 yards, and went 2-for-2 on extra point attempts in Sunday's victory over the Saints.
Cundiff sealed the game for the Browns with a 29-yard kick as time expired, remaining a perfect 4-for-4 in field goal attempts on the season. A bad snap handle on a missed extra point attempt nearly proved to be the difference in the game, but Cundiff wasn't charged with the miss, as the play was aborted before he was able to get off a kick. Other than that minor mishap, Cundiff and the Browns' special teams unit have been relatively successful this season, although he has yet to attempt a kick over 40 yards.
Paul Worrilow LB ATL 18 Hrs
Worrilow racked up 14 total tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
Another solid game for the IDP warrior. Worrilow has 29 total tackles through two games, which puts him in the league lead by five tackles. He'll increase his lead Thursday when the Falcons take on the Buccaneers on a short week.
Levine Toilolo TE ATL 18 Hrs
Toilolo caught two balls for 13 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
Toilolo only got three targets on a day when the Falcons threw the ball 44 times. He'll certainly get some looks in the redzone, but he's not going to put up 80-850-8 season lines like Tony Gonzalez did in his final two years with the Falcons.
A. J. Green WR CIN 18 Hrs2 Comments
Coach Marvin Lewis indicated Monday that Green's right toe issue is not a long-term injury, Geoff Hobson of bengals.com reports.
That said, Green's status for Week 3's contest against the Titans has yet to be determined, and with the Bengals on bye in Week 4, it's possible that the team could err on the side of caution with the wideout this weekend. While such an outcome is speculative at this stage, added clarity with regard to Green's Sunday prospects should emerge once the team resumes practicing later this week.
Devonta Freeman RB ATL 18 Hrs
Freeman caught two balls for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
Although he averaged over 10 yards per catch, Freeman was never used in the run game. It appears it will take an injury for Freeman's fantasy ceiling to rise. Currently he's behind Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers, who tallied 11 and five carries respectively against the Bengals.