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Charles Clay scores second touchdown of season in Bills' win
Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay caught 6 passes on 6 targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in a Week 3 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Clay scored on a broken play in the red-zone that left him wide open for six. It gives him a pair of touchdowns on the year, but the 28-year-old tight end is averaging just 38.3 receiving yards per contest. Encouragingly, Clay's six targets were second-most on the team. The Bills travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons in Week 4.
Per numberFire Live, Clay finished with 1.81 Reception Net Expected Points in Week 3, meaning a league average tight end would have scored 1.81 fewer points than Clay did if put in similar situations. His 12.9 FanDuel points surpassed what our models expected (7.0).
Buccaneers' Lavonte David dealing with 'medial' ankle sprain
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David has a "medial" ankle sprain.
This would be less severe than the initial report of a high-ankle sprain, which was expected to sideline David for "a month or more," according to NFL.com. He's now considered "week-to-week." After getting torched by Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, the Buccaneers are hoping David won't be out for long. They host the New York Giants in Week 4 before welcoming the New England Patriots to town for Thursday Night Football just a few days later.
David racked up 7 tackles (4 solo) before exiting with the injury, giving him 16 total (12 solo) this season.
Jets' Matt Forte avoids structural damage in toe
New York Jets running back Matt Forte's X-rays for his toe injury came back negative.
Fantasy owners should consider Forte day-to-day for now. He rushed 8 times for 25 yards against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday before leaving with a toe injury in the second half. His upside remains limited as the Jets continue to split backfield work between Forte, Bilal Powell, and sixth-round rookie Elijah McGuire.
Per numberFire Live, Forte finished with -0.76 Rushing Net Expected Points in Week 3, meaning a league average running back would have scored 0.76 more points than Forte did if put in similar situations. His 2.5 FanDuel points did not live up to our expectations for the week (8.8).
Washington's Jordan Reed (chest) remains day-to-day
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (chest) remains day-to-day.
Reed should have a decent chance of playing against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football in Week 4 after he was a game-time decision for Sunday's contest. Vernon Davis hauled in 5 catches on 5 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 while filling in for Reed. Due to the late start in Week 4, Davis could be worth adding for owners in need of a contingency plan.
Among the 14 tight ends with 10-plus targets entering Week 3, Reed was last of the group with 0.22 Reception Net Expected Points per target. He's averaging 7.0 FanDuel points per game with 11 catches (14 targets) for 84 receiving yards this season.
Rob Kelley (ribs) still day-to-day for Washington
Washington Redskins running back Rob Kelley (ribs) remains day-to-day, said head coach Jay Gruden.
Kelley seemed reasonably close to playing in Week 3, so he's likely closer to playing than not against the Kansas City Chiefs next Monday night. Chris Thompson is tearing it up for Washington in the passing game, but after rookie Samaje Perine mustered just 49 rushing yards on 19 carries Sunday, Kelley should step back in as the Redskins' primary option on early downs.
In Weeks 1 and 2, Kelley rushed 22 times for 108 yards (4.9 yards per carry). He's averaging 5.8 FanDuel points per game this season and entered Week 3 with the 7th-most Rushing Net Expected Points per carry among the 29 backs with 20-plus attempts on the year.
Tyler Eifert (back, knee) not sure when he will return for Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (back, knee) is uncertain when he will return.
This doesn't sound promising for Eifert's status against the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. Tyler Kroft finished with 3 receptions (4 targets) for 28 yards while filling in at tight end for the Bengals on Sunday.
Entering Week 3, Eifert's 0.59 Reception Net Expected Points per target ranked 13th among the 28 tight ends with at least 5 targets this season. He has 4 catches for 46 yards on 5 targets in two games this season.
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