OUTDeAngelo Hall DB WAS (9) 1 hour ago
Hall's (knee) MRI revealed a torn ACL, effectively ruling him out for the remainder of this season, Erin Hawksworth of ABC 7 News reports.
Hall went down just before halftime of Sunday's win over the Giants. Unfortunately, it's not the first time the 32-year-old has seen his season cut short due to injury, especially lately, as Hall has now played just 17 games over the past three seasons. With him unavailable going forward, Will Blackmon could be promoted to the Redskins' starting free safety position.
SUSLe'Veon Bell RB PIT (8) 1 hour ago
Bell will rejoin the Steelers on Monday after serving his three-game suspension, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Bell watched his team go 2-1 in his absence, with veteran DeAngelo Williams rushing for the sixth-most yards (258) in the league to this point as well. While Bell figures to reclaim the vast majority of the Steelers' backfield workload form Williams, his return from suspension also figures to help Pittsburgh's passing game, where they've lacked a consistent alternative option to star Antonio Brown. In fact, Williams boasts the second-most receptions (14) among his Steelers teammates right now, evidencing the huge upside Bell has in reassuming his lead role this Sunday against the Chiefs.
Kenyan Drake RB MIA (8) 1 hour ago
Drake led the Dolphins' backfield with 27 offensive snaps Sunday, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Drake figured to be the lead back in Week 3 with Arian Foster nursing a groin injury, and while he did lead the team in carries, he saw only a 39-percent share in the Dolphins' running back snaps. Jay Ajayi picked up 18 snaps and seven carries, Isaiah Pead saw 13 snaps and five carries, and Damien Williams was allotted 11 snaps, which he turned into 15 rushing yards and a receiving touchdown. Ajayi also got the Dolphins' only two carries in overtime, cashing one in for a game-winning touchdown. It is sure starting to sound like a backfield to avoid as far as fantasy goes, as the Dolphins are clearly not afraid to spread the workload around when rushing the ball.
Dustin Hopkins K WAS (9) 1 hour ago
Hopkins was 5-for-5 on field goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra points in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Hopkins had a busy day on Sunday, knocking down five field goals, the longest being from 49 yards out. The 25-year-old remains perfect on the year and has knocked down at least three field goals each game, making him one of the most prized kickers in fantasy leagues.
Pierre Garcon WR WAS (9) 1 hour ago2 Comments
Garcon tallied five receptions for 59 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.
After a quiet performance in Week 2, Garcon made a bigger impact against the Giants as he had the best game of the season thus far. While the wideout has failed to get into the endzone yet this season, he showed Sunday that he can still be an impactful possession receiver. However, it seems that Jamison Crowder (five receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown) is quickly replacing Garcon as the team's number two wideout.
QAaron Ripkowski RB GB (4) 1 hour ago
Ripkowski is optimistic that the back injury he suffered in Sunday's game is not serious, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Ripkowski played a season-high 11 snaps Sunday before being forced from the contest. He did not provide any specific details regarding his status, but he noted he felt "good" after the game and would undergo tests Monday. Regardless of his diagnosis, Ripkowski will have a couple weeks to rest and recover with the Packers on bye in Week 4.
Rob Kelley RB WAS (9) 1 hour ago
Kelley rushed for seven yards on four attempts in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Kelley saw the field for the first time this season as he was given the ball four times. While it wasn't a breakout performance, Kelley's presence on the field is a step in right direction as he looks to challenge Chris Thompson for second-string reps.
OUTManti Te'o LB SD (11) 2 hours ago
Te'o suffered a torn Achilles during Sunday's loss to the Colts and will now miss the remainder of this season, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.
Te'o's Achilles injury was confirmed Monday morning, dealing the Chargers yet another crushing blow to start this season. With Te'o destined for surgery and the sideline for the rest of 2016, teammate Denzel Perryman's IDP value should experience a significant uptick, with rookie Jatavis Brown another candidate to help fill Te'o's lost production.
Chris Thompson RB WAS (9) 2 hours ago
Thompson rushed for 23 yards on six attempts and also hauled in one reception for a loss of seven yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Thompson continues to play second fiddle to Matt Jones this season, but Sunday he received this most carries of the season so far. The back's strong suit, catching the ball out of the backfield, was nonexistent on Sunday, as he failed to gain yards on his only reception. The team also gave Rob Kelley rushing attempts for the first time this season, meaning that Thompson could see his numbers decline in a more crowded backfield.
OUTDarian Thompson DB NYG (8) 2 hours ago
Thompson (foot) should be back in a couple of weeks, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.
There were concerns that Thompson had suffered a dreaded Lisfranc in Week 2's matchup against the Saints, an injury that would have held him out for an exceeding amount of time. Luckily, it was just a sprain, and while the Giants will be very thin at safety for the next couple of weeks, Thompson should be good to go for the bulk of the Giants' season.