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Packers' Aaron Jones projected for 17.4 touches in Week 3

Green Bay Packers' running back Aaron Jones is projected by our models to produce 14.3 FanDuel points in Week 3.

What It Means:

Jones bounced back in a big way in Week 2 against the Vikings producing 116 rush yards, 1 touchdown, and 4 receptions for 34 receiving yards. The rushing production was impressive against a Vikings' run defense ranked 3rd overall by our power rankings, but it's the pass game involvement that enhances Jones' rest of season outlook. Next up for Jones and the Packers is a Week 3 meeting with a Denver Broncos' run defense ranked 19th by our power rankings.

Our models expect Jones to record 69.9 yards and .55 touchdowns on 14.9 carries in Week 3. He's priced at $6,900.

Source: numberFire

Orioles' Mason Williams leaves Tuesday's game early with an injury

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Mason Williams left Tuesday's game in the ninth inning with a possible concussion.

What It Means:

Williams collided with the outfield wall while tracking down a line drive from Cavan Biggio. He was replaced in center field by Austin Hays.

Williams is batting .231 this season with 6 hits, 2 RBI, and 4 runs scored.

Marlins' Jorge Alfaro exits Tuesday night's game with wrist injury

Miami Marlins' catcher Jorge Alfaro left Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks early with a left wrist injury.

What It Means:

Alfaro's wrist was struck by a backswing in the first inning. He was replaced at catcher by Bryan Holaday.

Alfaro is hitting .264 this season with 15 home runs, 48 RBI, and 41 runs scored.

Cowboys' Amari Cooper ranked as Week 3's WR1

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper is projected by our models to score 15.2 FanDuel points against the Miami Dolphins.

What It Means:

Week 3 is shaping up to be a perfect storm of fantasy opportunity for Cooper. The Cowboys' star wide receiver will face a Miami Dolphins' pass defense ranked 32nd overall by our power rankings. Combine that with the absence of Michael Gallup, the Cowboys' current leader in targets, and Cooper is well-positioned to build on his scorching hot start to the season in Week 3.

Our models project Cooper to record 5.5 receptions for 83.9 yards and .68 touchdowns on 8.7 targets in Week 3. He is priced at $7,700.

Source: numberFire

Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston ranked as Week 3's QB7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winton is projected by our models to score 20.2 FanDuel points against the New York Giants.

What It Means:

Winston has been a fantasy disappointment thus far this season with a combined 23.3 FanDuel points through two weeks. Some of his struggles can be attributed to his schedule, which has seen him face the 4th and 15th ranked pass defenses in our power rankings. That changes this week as the Buccaneers host the New York Giants, whose pass defense is ranked 31st overall by our power rankings.

Our models project Winston to produce 22.6 completions for 273.5 yards and 2 touchdowns against the New York Giants. He's priced at $7,300.

Source: numberFire

Boston's J.D. Martinez leaves Tuesday's game early with a groin injury

Boston Red Sox's outfielder J.D. Martinez exited Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants early due to groin tightness.

What It Means:

Martinez is being called day-to-day. Sam Travis replaced him in the designated hitter spot for Boston.

Prior to exiting the game, Martinez was 0-for-2 with a strikeout.

Source: Ian Browne

Angels' Luis Rengifo exits game with hand injury on Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels' infielder Luis Rengifo left Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees with a left hand injury.

What It Means:

Rengifo is scheduled to have an x-ray to determine the extent of the injury. He was replaced at third base by Matt Thaiss.

Prior to exiting the game, Rengifo was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Jaguars' D.J. Chark projected for 3.9 receptions in Week 3

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark is projected by our models to produce 8.6 FanDuel points against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.

What It Means:

Chark was heavily targeted in Week 2 against the Houston Texans, connecting with quarterback Gardner Minshew early and often for 7 receptions, 55 yards and a touchdown on 9 targets. The developing chemistry between the two will face a serious test in Week 3 against a Titans' pass defense ranked 3rd overall by our power rankings.

Our models project Chark to produce 3.9 receptions for 52 yards and .26 touchdowns on 6.4 targets in Week 3. He's priced at $5,700.

Source: numberFire

Jaguars' Dede Westbrook projected for 6.7 targets in Week 3

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook is projected by our models to produce 9 FanDuel points against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.

What It Means:

Westbrook produced just 1 catch for 3 yards on 5 targets in Week 2. Coming into the season, Westbrook was projected to be the Jaguars' top wide receiver, but through two weeks that honor belongs to D.J. Chark. Westbrook will look to get back on track in Week 3 against a Titans' pass defense ranked 3rd overall by our power rankings.

Our models project Westbrook to record 48.8 yards and .27 touchdowns on 4.2 receptions in Week 3. He's priced at $5,200.

Source: numberFire

Jaguars' Leonard Fournette ranked as Week 3's RB11

Jacksonville Jaguars' running back Leonard Fournette is projected by our models to score 15.5 FanDuel points against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.

What It Means:

Fournette's FanDuel point production has been lacking through two weeks, but it's not due to a lack of opportunity. The former first-round pick has 36 touches this season, including an impressive 8 receptions. His usage in the passing game will keep him heavily involved in all facets of the Jaguars' offense against a Titans' defense ranked 5th overall by our power rankings.

Our models project Fournette to record 79.7 yards and .51 touchdowns on the ground and 23.7 yards on 3.1 receptions through the air.

Source: numberFire

Titans' Marcus Mariota projected to throw 29.1 times in Week 3

Tennessee Titans' quarterback Marcus Mariota is projected by our models to score 15.7 FanDuel points against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday.

What It Means:

Mariota's Week 3 FanDuel price against the Jaguars is $6,800. After crushing the Browns for 24.3 FanDuel points in Week 1, Mariota regressed significantly in Week 2, producing 13.4 FanDuel points against the Colts. In Week 3 he will face a Jaguars' defense that just held Deshaun Watson to 12.6 FanDuel points and is ranked 26th overall by our power rankings.

Our models project Mariota to produce 18.9 completions for 213.1 yards and 1.11 touchdowns.

Source: numberFire

Jaguars' Gardner Minshew projected for 246 passing yards in Week 3

Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterback Gardner Minshew is projected by our models for 16 FanDuel points against the Tennessee Titans.

What It Means:

Minshews' Week 3 FanDuel price against the Titans is $6,400. After producing a respectable 16.1 FanDuel points against the Houston Texans in his first career start in Week 2, Minshew will attempt to improve upon that performance against a Tennessee pass defense ranked 3rd overall by our power rankings.

Our models project Minshew to produce 22.2 completions for 246.1 yards and 1.26 touchdowns.

Source: numberFire

C.J. Anderson released by the Lions on Tuesday

C.J. Anderson was released by the Detroit Lions on Tuesday afternoon.

What It Means:

Anderson saw his workload reduced in Week 2 and was released on Tuesday to make room for Paul Perkins, who the Lions claimed off waivers. The change could signal an increase in touches for Lions' second-year running back Kerryon Johnson who had been splitting carries with Anderson. With several teams around the league potentially needing help at running back, Anderson may not be a free agent for long.

In two games for the Lions this season, Anderson produced a total of 43 yards on 16 attempts.

Titans' Delanie Walker projected for 6.5 targets in Week 3

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker is projected by our models for 8.4 FanDuel points against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

What It Means:

Walker's Week 3 FanDuel price against the Jaguars is $5,700. The veteran Titan has a good matchup against a leaky Jacksonville pass defense rated 26th overall by numberFire's power rankings.

Our models project Walker to haul in 4.2 receptions for 46.8 yards.

Source: numberFire

Ji-Man Choi cleaning up for Rays on Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays' infielder Ji-Man Choi is in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Choi is playing first base and batting clean up versus left-hander Caleb Ferguson and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

numberFire's models expect Choi to produce 7.9 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $3,200.

Travis d'Arnaud catching for Rays on Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays' catcher Travis d'Arnaud is starting on Tuesday versus left-hander Caleb Ferguson and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

d'Arnaud is catching Blake Snell and batting third. Mike Zunino is sitting.

numberFire's models expect d'Arnaud to produce 9.3 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He is priced at $3,100.

Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson (groin) reportedly expected to miss Week 3's game against Detroit

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (groin) is not expected to play in Sunday's matchup against the Detroit Lions.

What It Means:

According to Pelissero, Jackson is unlikely to suit up in Week 3 after suffering a groin injury. Philly's speedy receiver looks like he could be out for multi-weeks with Pelissero also adding Week 4's matchup on Thursday could be too soon for Jackson to return.

If Jackson is out for Week 3's game against Detroit, expect Nelson Agholor to play a bunch of snaps at receiver. Our models currently project Agholor to haul in 4.5 receptions for 55.6 yards on 7.4 targets.

Mike Zunino heads to the Tampa Bay bench on Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays' catcher Mike Zunino is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Zunino is being replaced at catcher by Travis d'Arnaud who is batting third against left-hander Caleb Ferguson and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

numberFire's models expect Zunino to record 1 homer, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Ildemaro Vargas a late addition Tuesday for Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Ildemaro Vargas is starting on Tuesday night versus the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Nick Ahmed was scratched with a finger issue, so Vargas is now starting at shortstop and hitting seventh.

Vargas is averaging 5.3 FanDuel points in 197 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks this season.

Jesus Aguilar out of Tampa Bay's Tuesday lineup

Tampa Bay Rays' infielder Jesus Aguilar is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Aguilar is being replaced at first base by Ji-Man Choi who is batting clean up versus left-hander Caleb Ferguson and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Our models expect Aguilar to record 1 home run, 4 RBI, and 3 runs scored for the rest of the season.

Josh Phegley behind Oakland's plate Tuesday

Oakland Athletics catcher Josh Phegley is starting on Tuesday night versus right-hander Jorge Lopez and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Phegley is replacing Sean Murphy at catcher and hitting ninth.

numberFire's models expect Phegley to score 7.3 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $2,400.

Lineup Update: San Diego Wil Myers scratched, Nick Martini to start on Tuesday

San Diego Padres utility-man Wil Myers is not starting in Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Nick Martini will be in left field and bat second after Wil Myers was removed from the starting lineup.

Martini's FanDuel price tonight is $2,400. The Padres' outfielder is averaging 7.2 FanDuel points this season.

Ramon Laureano resting for Oakland Tuesday evening

Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano is not starting on Tuesday night versus right-hander Jorge Lopez and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Robbie Grossman is replacing Laureano in right field and hitting eighth.

numberFire's models expect Grossman to score 8.5 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $2,400.

Nick Ahmed scratched for Diamondbacks with finger injury, Ildemaro Vargas added to Tuesday's lineup

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed has been scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup against the Miami Marlins due to a finger injury.

What It Means:

Ahmed suffered the injury on Monday. Ildemaro Vargas is filling in at shortstop.

Ahmed is hitting .257/.319/.438 with 18 homers, 30 doubles, 80 RBI, 7 steals, and 74 runs scored in 584 plate appearances this season.

A.J. Pollock returns to the Dodgers' lineup on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder A.J. Pollock is batting second in Tuesday's lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

Pollock will be in left field with Enrique Hernandez moving to right and Joc Pederson sitting out.

Our models project Pollock for 10.3 FanDuel points at the cost of $4,000.

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