NFL PLAYER NEWS
Jimmy Graham facing potential fines for ignoring Green Bay media
Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham could be fined for failing to speak to the media, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
Graham, who hasn’t talked to reporters since July 28 during training camp, may be facing a $10,000 league-mandated fine, per Demovsky. Graham rarely made himself available to the media while with the Seattle Seahawks either, so this isn't much of a surprise. Either way, it won't impact his availability for Week 3 versus the Washington Redskins.
Graham is the TE4 in numberFire's Week 3 fantasy rankings. Our models expect him to score 11.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,200.
A.J. Green a top-10 Week 3 wideout for Bengals versus Panthers
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is the WR9 in numberFire's Week 3 fantasy rankings.
Green should be well rested for the Bengals' Week 3 matchup against the Carolina Panthers after ripping the Baltimore Ravens for 69 yards and 3 touchdowns on 5 catches (9 targets) last Thursday night. Green's touchdown total (4) through two games is already half as many as he had last season.
numberFire's models project Green for 14.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,600 versus the Panthers, with 11.3 targets, 5.4 receptions, 81.4 yards, and 0.66 touchdowns.
Falcons' Tevin Coleman expected to see 20 touches again Week 3
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is projected for 17.4 carries, 69.2 rush yards, 3.0 receptions, 24.6 receiving yards, and 0.67 touchdowns versus the New Orleans Saints in Week 3.
Devonta Freeman (knee) is expected to sit for a second straight week, opening up a workhorse role for Coleman in what sets up to be one of the highest-scoring games of the week, evidenced by a 53.5-point over/under. Coleman totaled 125 yards on 20 touches in the Falcons' 31-24, Week 2 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Coleman is currently among the top-10 running backs in numberFire's Week 3 fantasy rankings, and our models expect him to score 14.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,300.
Dalvin Cook (hamstring) still not practicing for Vikings
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
The Vikings are 16.5-point home favorites versus the Buffalo Bills in Week 3, so they may elect to take a conservative approach and let Cook's hamstring heal. Latavius Murray would be in for a workhorse role if Cook sits.
Operating under the assumption he plays, Cook is currently the RB6 in numberFire's Week 3 fantasy rankings, and our models expect him to score 15.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,500.
Josh Gordon (hamstring) limited again Thursday for Patriots
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (hamstring) was a limited practice participant again on Thursday.
Gordon's hamstring is a non-concern but the Patriots may initially limit the newly-acquired receiver as he familiarizes himself with the playbook. New England visits the Detroit Lions in Week 3.
numberFire's models project Gordon for a modest 4.2 targets, 1.7 receptions, 27.0 yards, and 0.22 touchdowns in Detroit. He's priced at $6,500 on FanDuel.
Rob Gronkowski limited at Patriots practice Thursday with ankle injury
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was added to the injury report as a limited participant at Thursday's practice.
It's something to keep an eye on but shouldn't keep Gronkowski out of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. He was limited to just 2 catches for 14 yards on 4 targets in the Patriots' Week 3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Gronk is the top-rated tight end in numberFire's Week 3 fantasy rankings. We expect him to score 15.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,100.
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