NFL PLAYER NEWS
Miles Sanders touches ball five times in Eagles loss
Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders rushed 2 times for 27 yards and caught 3 passes (4 targets) for 28 yards in a Week 3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Sanders handled two-of-three running back carries for the Eagles while Jalen Hurts led the team with nine attempts. Sanders combined carries and targets has dropped every game after he recorded 20 in the opener and then 15 last week. The game flow may not get any better for Sanders in Week 4 when the Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Per numberFire's NFL Heat Map, the Eagles are currently 7.5-point home underdogs versus the Chiefs. Sanders has a $6,500 salary on FanDuel in Week 4 and he is the RB18 in our weekly rankings, with a projection of 12.0 FanDuel points.
Cowboys' Dalton Schultz scores twice in victory
Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz caught 6 passes for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 targets in a Week 3 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Schultz led the Cowboys in receiving across the board and he out-targeted fellow tight end Blake Jarwin 7-2. Schultz entered Monday night with 8 catches for 68 scoreless yards on the year, and he's averaging less than a 70% snap share on an offense with arguably the best wide receiver group in the league, so consistent production could be hard to come by. The Cowboys will face the Carolina Panthers in Week 4.
Schultz led all tight ends with 23.0 FanDuel points in Week 3. He is the TE11 in numberFire's Week 4 fantasy rankings and our models project him for 5.5 targets and 7.7 FanDuel points. The Panthers are allowing the seventh-fewest FanDuel points per game to the tight end position this season.
X-rays for Bucs' Rob Gronkowski (ribs) come back negative
X-rays on Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (ribs) came back negative, Adam Schefter reports.
Gronk briefly exited Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams after taking a huge hit to the side, but was able to play through the pain for the remainder of the contest. His negative tests are a positive indicator that he will be available for the team's Week 4 tilt against his former team, the New England Patriots.
Gronk is off to a fiery start in 2021, with the sixth-most receiving yards (184) at the tight end position and the second-most receiving touchdowns in the league (tied with 4). He'll get to square off against his old team in Week 4, who are currently allowing just 1.6 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.
Bucs' Giovani Bernard "day-to-day" with a sprained MCL
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Giovani Bernard suffered an MCL injury in the team's Week 3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams and is considered day-to-day.
Bernard was heavily involved in the Bucs' passing game in Week 3 as the Bucs trailed for the majority of the game. His preseason ankle sprain led to Bernard starting the season off slow, but he does seem to be an important piece in the team's offense whenever he is healthy.
If Bernard, who caught 9 of 10 targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in Week 3, misses any time, expect the Bucs to continue utilizing Leonard Fournette in passing situations.
Rams "hopeful" Darrell Henderson (ribs) will return for Week 4
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said he is "hopeful" that running back Darrell Henderson (ribs) will play in Week 4.
Henderson missed the Rams' Week 3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while recovering from the injury he sustained in Week 2, but he did seem genuinely questionable before the team ruled him out. He'll likely garner a questionable tag heading into Week 4.
With Henderson sidelined, Sony Michel handled all but 1 of the Rams' running back touches, rushing the ball 20 times for 67 yards and catching 3 of 4 passes for 12 yards. Henderson and Michel could be looking at committee backfield when both are healthy.
Bucs' Scott Miller dealing with "pretty severe" turf toe
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said receiver Scott Miller is dealing with "pretty severe" turf toe.
Miller has seen his snaps ramp up in each game so far this season, drawing his first three targets of the year in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams. However, it seems like fantasy managers will need to lower fantasy expectations for the speedster in 2021, at least while he recovers from his turf toe injury.
With Antonio Brown (COVID-19) sidelined for Week 3, it was Tyler Johnson who made the most of his opportunities, reeling in 3 of 6 targets for 63 yards. Johnson nearly broke off a long score as well, if not for a shoestring tackle by a Rams defensive back. If Brown and Miller miss the team's Week 4 game against the New England Patriots, Johnson could be an intriguing play in deeper formats.