NFL and Fantasy Football Game Recaps

Game-by-game weekly fantasy football recaps and analysis.

Week 3 Game Recaps

New England Patriots 27, Houston Texans 0

Texans Fantasy News: QB Brock Osweiler threw for just 196 yards and an interception in the shutout loss. RB Lamar Miller rushed for 80 yards and caught 4 passes for 27 yards. WR DeAndre Hopkins caught 4 balls for 56 yards.
Patriots Fantasy News: RB LeGarrette Blount rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns. WR Julian Edelman caught 4 balls for 38 yards and rushed three times for 14 yards. TE Martellus Bennett caught just 2 passes for 10 yards. WR Danny Amendola had 2 receptions for 23 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: Texans TE Ryan Griffin was targeted often in many checkdown situations, catching 8 passes for 52 yards. He’s not likely to duplicate that effort but could help if you’re in a bind.

Buffalo Bills 33, Arizona Cardinals 18

Cardinals Fantasy News: QB Carson Palmer threw for 287 yards but had 4 interceptions. RB David Johnson had 83 rushing yards and two touchdowns while also catching 3 passes for 38 yards. WR John Brown caught 6 balls for 70 yards. WR Michael Floyd nabbed 4 passes for 65 yards. WR Larry Fitzgerald hauled in 7 passes for 60 yards.
Bills Fantasy News: QB Tyrod Taylor had just 119 passing yards and 1 interception. RB LeSean McCoy had a big day on the ground with 110 rushing yards and two touchdowns. WR Robert Woods caught 6 balls for 51 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: With Bills WR Sammy Watkins likely to battle health issues all season, Woods is a quiet option worth monitoring.

Oakland Raiders 17, Tennessee Titans 10

Raiders Fantasy News: QB Derek Carr had a modest game with 249 passing yards, a touchdown and a pick. RB Latavius Murray rushed for just 37 yards and a touchdown. WR Michael Crabtree caught 8 passes for 102 yards. WR Amari Cooper finished with 4 receptions for 62 yards. WR Seth Roberts had 2 catches for 27 yards and a touchdown. TE Clive Walford finished with just 2 receptions for 27 yards.
Titans Fantasy News: QB Marcus Mariota had 214 passing yards and two interceptions. RB DeMarco Murray rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown while adding 5 receptions for 41 yards. TE Jace Amaro corralled 3 balls for 59 yards. Rookie WR Tajae Sharpe finished with 3 receptions for 48 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: RB DeAndre Washington is getting more looks in the Raiders offense, finishing with 57 yards on 6 carries Sunday.

Miami Dolphins 30, Cleveland Browns 24

Browns Fantasy News: RB Isaiah Crowell had just 79 yards rushing. RB Duke Johnson rushed for 69 yards and caught 5 passes for 12 yards. WR Terrelle Pryor caught 8 passes for 144 yards, rushed for 21 yards, and also completed 3 of 5 passes for 35 yards. TE Gary Barnidge caught 5 balls for 66 yards.
Dolphins Fantasy News: QB Ryan Tannehill threw for 319 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. RB Kenyan Drake rushed for 37 yards and caught 2 passes for 11 yards. RB Jay Ajayi finished with just 28 rushing yards but added a touchdown. WR Jarvis Landry caught 7 balls for 120 yards and a touchdown. WR Kenny Stills caught 5 passes for 76 yards. WR DeVante Parker nabbed 3 balls for 51 yards and a touchdown. RB Damien Williams caught 3 balls for 10 yards and a score.
Waiver Wire Watch: If you haven’t taken him seriously by now, Pryor is a fantasy option. The only thing holding him back from being a serious fantasy threat is that he plays for Cleveland.

Baltimore Ravens 19, Jacksonville Jaguars 17

Ravens Fantasy News: QB Joe Flacco threw for 214 yards and two interceptions. RB Terrance West rushed for 45 yards and caught one pass for 8 yards. RB Justin Forsett rushed for 20 yards and caught 6 passes for 12 yards. WR Steve Smith caught 8 balls for 87 yards. TE Dennis Pitta caught 6 balls for 42 yards. WR Mike Wallace hauled in 3 balls for 34 yards.
Jaguars Fantasy News: QB Blake Bortles passed for just 194 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. RB T.J. Yeldon had just 17 rushing yards and two catches for 11 receiving yards. WR Allen Robinson hauled in 7 passes for 57 yards and two touchdowns. WR Marqise Lee had 5 receptions for 44 yards. WR Allen Hurns caught 4 balls for 40 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: Lee is somebody worth keeping an eye on as he definitely is pushing Hurns for a bigger role in the Jaguars offense.

Green Bay Packers 34, Detroit Lions 27

Lions Fantasy News: QB Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. RB Theo Riddick had just 9 rushing yards but caught 7 passes for 39 yards. WR Marvin Jones caught 6 passes for 205 yards and 2 touchdowns. TE Eric Ebron caught 5 balls for 69 yards. WR Golden Tate nabbed 4 passes for 40 yards. WR Anquan Boldin caught 4 passes for 22 yards and a touchdown.
Packers Fantasy News: QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 205 yards and four touchdowns. RB Eddie Lacy rushed for 103 yards. WR Jordy Nelson caught 6 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns. WR Randall Cobb had just one catch for 33 yards. WR Davante Adams pulled down 2 balls for 23 yards and a score. TE Richard Rodgers had 2 receptions for 9 yards and a touchdown.
Waiver Wire Watch: Although Lions RB Dwayne Washington rushed for just 38 yards and had one reception, he figures to have more of an every-down role as the season progresses and Riddick likely will revert to more of a third-down, receiving role.

Denver Broncos 29, Cincinnati Bengals 17

Broncos Fantasy News: QB Trevor Siemian threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns in the win. RB C.J. Anderson rushed for 37 yards while catching just 1 pass for 4 yards. WR Emanuel Sanders caught 9 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. WR Demaryius Thomas pulled in 6 balls for 100 yards and a score. TE John Phillips had 2 receptions for 9 yards and a touchdown.
Bengals Fantasy News: QB Andy Dalton threw for 206 yards and an interception. RB Jeremy Hill rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns. WR A.J. Green caught 8 balls for 77 yards. RB Giovani Bernard had 5 receptions for 36 yards. WR Brandon LaFell caught 2 balls for 34 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: If you don’t believe in Siemian yet, now is the time. He’s improving each week.

Minnesota Vikings 22, Carolina Panthers 10

Vikings Fantasy News: RB Jerick McKinnon rushed for 45 yards and added a reception. TE Kyle Rudolph caught 7 balls for 70 yards and a score. WR Stefon Diggs caught 4 passes for 40 yards.
Panthers Fantasy News: QB Cam Newton threw for just 262 yards and three interceptions. He also rushed for 26 yards and a touchdown. RB Cameron Artis-Payne rushed for 47 yards. TE Greg Olsen caught 6 balls for 64 yards. RB Fozzy Whittaker caught 5 passes for 34 yards and added 22 rushing yards. WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught 3 passes for 62 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: Rudolph will be a hot commodity this week and he and Sam Bradford seem to have a nice rapport.

Washington Redskins 29, New York Giants 27

Redskins Fantasy News: QB Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns. RB Matt Jones rushed for 65 yards. WR DeSean Jackson caught 5 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. WR Jamison Crowder caught 4 balls for 78 yards and a score.
Giants Fantasy News: QB Eli Manning passed for 350 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. RB Shane Vereen rushed for 67 yards and a score. RB Orleans Darkwa added 53 rushing yards and a touchdown. WR Odell Beckham Jr. caught 7 passes for 121 yards. WR Sterling Shepard caught 5 balls for 73 yards and a touchdown. WR Victor Cruz added 3 receptions for 70 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: Crowder is becoming an every-week play for the Redskins.

Los Angeles Rams 37, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32

Rams Fantasy News: QB Case Keenum threw for 190 yards, two touchdowns and a pick. Welcome back, Todd Gurley: the RB rushed for 85 yards and two scores. WR Tavon Austin rushed for 22 yards and caught 5 balls for 82 yards and a touchdown. WR Brian Quick finished with 2 receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown.
Buccaneers Fantasy News: QB Jameis Winston threw for 405 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. RB Charles Sims rushed for 55 yards and a score and added 6 receptions for 69 yards. WR Mike Evans caught 10 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. WR Adam Humphries hauled in 9 passes for 100 yards. TE Cameron Brate caught 5 balls for 46 yards and two touchdowns.
Waiver Wire Watch: Austin may be available in a lot of fantasy leagues. He plays for the Rams and has Keenum throwing the ball to him, but he’s a valuable player in fantasy leagues that focus on touches. With Austin Seferian-Jenkins out of the picture in Tampa Bay, Brate stepped up and became a fantasy option.

Seattle Seahawks 37, San Francisco 49ers 18

49ers Fantasy News: QB Blaine Gabbert threw for 119 yards and an interception. RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns. WR Torrey Smith caught 3 passes for 35 yards. TE Garrett Celek caught 3 balls for 25 yards.
Seahawks Fantasy News: QB Russell Wilson threw for 243 yards and a touchdown. RB Christine Michael rushed for 106 yards and two scores. WR Doug Baldwin caught 8 balls for 164 yards and a score. TE Jimmy Graham hauled in 6 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Waiver Wire Watch: Graham used to be one of the best tight ends in fantasy football before being traded to the Seahawks. Sunday showed just a glimpse of what he might still offer.

Kansas City Chiefs 24, New York Jets 3

Jets Fantasy News: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had a disastrous day with 188 passing yards and six interceptions. RB Matt Forte finished with 65 yards. RB Bilal Powell had 30 rushing yards, six receptions and 41 receiving yards. WR Quincy Enunwa had 4 receptions for 37 yards.
Chiefs Fantasy News: QB Alex Smith had a modest day with 237 passing yards and a touchdown. RB Spencer Ware finished with 75 rushing yards and one reception. TE Travis Kelce had 6 receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown. WR Jeremy Maclin finished with 4 catches for 35 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: In deep PPR leagues, Powell offers some value for his use in the run game. Plus, the elder Forte is just one injury away from clearing the way.

Indianapolis Colts 26, San Diego Chargers 22

Chargers Fantasy News: QB Philip Rivers threw for 330 yards. RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 35 yards and a touchdown and added 4 receptions for 43 yards. WR Travis Benjamin caught 4 passes for 82 yards. TE Hunter Henry hauled in 5 receptions for 76 yards. WR Tyrell Williams caught 6 passes for 69 yards.
Colts Fantasy News: QB Andrew Luck threw for 331 yards, a touchdown and a pick. RB Frank Gore rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown. WR T.Y. Hilton caught 8 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown. TE Jack Doyle caught 6 passes for 65 yards. TE Dwayne Allen nabbed 3 balls for 35 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: If you haven’t picked up the Chargers’ Williams yet, he’s worth adding in deeper leagues as he’ll figure to continue to have role moving forward.

Philadelphia Eagles 34, Pittsburgh Steelers 3

Steelers Fantasy News: QB Ben Roethlisberger had just 257 passing yards and an interception. RB DeAngelo Williams rushed for just 21 yards and added four receptions for 23 yards. WR Antonio Brown caught 12 balls for 140 yards. WR Sammie Coates caught 3 passes for 50 yards. WR Eli Rogers pulled in 2 receptions for 32 yards.
Eagles Fantasy News: QB Carson Wentz threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns. RB Wendell Smallwood rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown. RB Kenjon Barner rushed for 42 yards and a score. RB Darren Sproles caught 6 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. TE Brent Celek caught 3 passes for 61 yards. WR Dorial Green-Beckham finished with 3 catches for 33 yards. WR Nelson Agholor had 3 receptions for 21 yards. WR Jordan Matthews pulled in 2 catches for 19 yards and a score.
Waiver Wire Watch: Smallwood doesn’t offer a great deal in redraft leagues but might be a nice keeper. In PPR leagues, Sproles continues to be a worth option.

Dallas Cowboys 31, Chicago Bears 17

Bears Fantasy News: QB Brian Hoyer threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns. RB Jordan Howard rushed for 45 yards and caught four passes for 47 yards. TE Zach Miller hauled in 8 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. WR Alshon Jeffery corralled 5 balls for 70 yards. WR Kevin White nabbed 6 passes for 62 yards.
Cowboys Fantasy News: QB Dak Prescott threw for 248 yards and a touchdown while rushing four times for 36 yards and another score. RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 140 yards while adding two receptions. WR Terrance Williams caught 4 passes for 88 yards. WR Cole Beasley finished with 7 receptions for 73 yards. WR Dez Bryant caught 3 passes for 40 yards and a score.
Waiver Wire Watch: The Bears’ Howard will likely step in and assume a bigger role with starter Jeremy Langford out.

Atlanta Falcons 45, New Orleans Saints 32

Falcons Fantasy News: QB Matt Ryan threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns. RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 152 yards and caught 5 balls for 55 yards and a score. RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 42 yards and three touchdowns and caught 3 passes for 47 yards. WR Julio Jones had just one catch for 16 yards.
Saints Fantasy News: QB Drew Brees threw for 376 yards, three touchdowns and a pick. RB Mark Ingram rushed for 77 yards while adding 4 receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown. TE Coby Fleener caught 7 balls for 109 yards and a touchdown. WR Brandon Coleman caught 7 passes for 78 yards. WR Michael Thomas hauled in 7 receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown. WR Brandin Cooks had just 2 catches for 13 yards.
Waiver Wire Watch: Coleman might be available in a handful of leagues and will have a role in the Falcons’ offense regardless of his timeshare with Freeman.