MyCole Pruitt TE TEN (13)
Tue 9/28/21 12:51 AM
TE TEN (13)
Pruitt recorded one reception on one target for seven yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Colts.
EDGE AnalysisPruitt was on the field for just over half of the team's offensive snaps as Anthony Firkser (knee) remained sidelined. His only reception of the game came relatively late in the fourth quarter, when he converted a first down to keep a drive alive that ultimately resulted in a field goal. Pruitt is primarily utilized as a blocker, though he did log three receptions in Week 2 against Seattle.
Jaelon Darden WR TB (9)
Tue 9/28/21 12:47 AM
WR TB (9)
Darden hauled in his only target for no gain, returned two kickoffs for 48 yards and ran back one punt for four yards in the Buccaneers' 34-24 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
EDGE AnalysisDarden was active for the first time in his NFL career with Jaydon Mickens (abdomen) sidelined, and as expected, the majority of his touches came while filling the latter's returner roles. Darden logged only three snaps from scrimmage overall, but if he's active again in Week 4 against the Patriots, he may have a chance for at least a slight bump in opportunity with Scotty Miller (toe) projected to be unavailable.
Cameron Batson WR TEN (13)
Tue 9/28/21 12:45 AM
WR TEN (13)
Batson caught his only target for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Colts.
EDGE AnalysisBatson had been inactive for each of the team's first two games, though he managed his season debut against the Colts. He was on the field for 40 percent of the team's offensive snaps, but he saw only target that came late in the third quarter. Batson could be active again for a Week 4 matchup against the Jets as the team will likely be without A.J. Brown (hamstring).
Rondale Moore WR ARI (12)
Tue 9/28/21 12:41 AM
WR ARI (12)
Moore recorded two catches (on two targets) for one yard, one carry for three yards and two punt returns for 27 yards during Sunday's 31-19 win in Jacksonville.
EDGE AnalysisThrough the first two games of his career, Moore led the Cardinals with 13 targets, which was a feat in itself in a receiving corps populated by DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green and Christian Kirk. And production was evident, too, with 11 catches for 182 yards and one touchdown. With Hopkins (3-21-0 on six targets) not his usual self Sunday after missing every practice last week due to a rib injury, Moore technically had a chance to produce even more, but instead Green and Kirk both put together 100-yard outings. Moore could have a tough time bouncing back this coming Sunday against a Rams defense that has conceded 7.5 YPT to wide receivers this season (eighth best in the NFL).
O.J. Howard TE TB (9)
Tue 9/28/21 12:40 AM
TE TB (9)
Howard secured his only target for 11 yards in the Buccaneers' 34-24 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
EDGE AnalysisHoward's sparse usage persisted Sunday, although he did bump up his snap count to a season-high 14 after logging 11 against the Falcons in Week 2. Perhaps the incremental increases in Howard's playing time will consistently continue, but at the current rate, fantasy managers wouldn't be able to expect much of a return on any draft investment until later in the season, and that's assuming the projected growth in opportunity comes with a corresponding allotment of targets.
Zach Ertz TE PHI (14)
Tue 9/28/21 12:40 AM
TE PHI (14)
Ertz caught four of seven targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 41-21 loss to the Cowboys.
EDGE AnalysisErtz ranked second on the Eagles in all major receiving categories and added a three-yard touchdown in the third quarter to bolster his performance. That score actually marked Ertz' first end-zone trip since Week 1 of last season, but it was good to see him back involved in Philadelphia's offense, even though he flirted with disaster on a drop that nearly was intercepted for a touchdown early. While fellow tight end Dallas Goedert also led the Eagles with 66 receiving yards, Ertz nonetheless takes some momentum from Monday's showing into Week 4's meeting with the Chiefs.
SUSJashon Cornell DE/IL DET (9)
Tue 9/28/21 12:37 AM
DE/IL DET (9)
Cornell was reinstated from the reserve/suspended list Monday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisCornell was suspended for a violation of the league's substance-abuse program during the offseason. It's unclear what his role on the roster may be upon his return, as he missed the entire 2020 season after suffering a serious Achilles' injury in training camp. Cornell has yet to play a regular-season snap in the NFL.
DeVonta Smith WR PHI (14)
Tue 9/28/21 12:32 AM
WR PHI (14)
Smith caught three of six targets for 28 yards in Monday night's 41-21 loss to the Cowboys.
EDGE AnalysisSmith had a long gain of 19 yards in the first half, but he opened the second by slipping on a target from quarterback Jalen Hurts, allowing college teammate Trevon Diggs to intercept the ball and run 59 yards for a touchdown. Despite the score getting lopsided at that point and the Eagles consequently being forced to pass, Smith still couldn't muster much production, failing to top 30 yards for the second straight week. This year's tenth-overall pick will now strive for improvement in Week 4 against the Chiefs defense that has struggled so far this season.
Chase Edmonds RB ARI (12)
Tue 9/28/21 12:31 AM
RB ARI (12)
Edmonds notched 11 carries for 26 yards and gathered in seven of eight passes for 49 yards during Sunday's 31-19 win at Jacksonville.
EDGE AnalysisEdmonds continued to outpace James Conner in offensive snaps (44 versus 25 of 67) and touches (18 to 12) Sunday. However, Conner was the first of the pair to reach the end zone this season, taking in two carries from inside the five-yard line. It's become clear through three games that Edmonds is the primary chain mover, while Conner gets more usage in the red zone, with the latter already up to eight such rushes and the former with five total touches in the region. Edmonds appears to be the more reliable option on a weekly basis due to his dual-threat ability, but there will be weeks in which Conner is more productive from a fantasy perspective due to the aforementioned work inside the 20-yard line.
Daniel Wise EDR/DE WAS (9)
Tue 9/28/21 12:31 AM
EDR/DE WAS (9)
Wise reverted to Washington's practice squad Monday, according the NFL transactions log.
EDGE AnalysisWise actually played a fairly significant role, as he was on the field for 11 of the team's 79 defensive snaps. However, he was unable to record any stats while chipping in to account for the absence of Matthew Ioannidis (knee).