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  • Brent Grimes DB | TB

    Buccaneers' Brent Grimes: Active in season debut

    Grimes (groin) totaled six tackles (all solo) in the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

    Grimes finally took the field for his 2018 season debut after being sidelined for the first pair of contests due to a groin injury. The veteran corner was victimized on a quick pass to Antonio Brown in the second quarter, as he missed a tackle on the speedy receiver helping lead to a 27-yard touchdown. However, just as important was the fact that Grimes was apparently back at full speed, considering his heightened level of importance to the secondary now that Vernon Hargreaves (shoulder) is on injured reserve. Grimes will look to continue working back into shape against a less intimidating Bears passing game in Week 4.

  • Kwon Alexander MLB | TB

    Buccaneers' Kwon Alexander: Continues racking up tackles

    Alexander compiled eight tackles (five solo), including a half-tackle for loss, in the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

    The sideline-to-sideline linebacker has posted no less than seven tackles in any of the Bucs' first three games thus far, and he's had at least a half-tackle for loss in each of those contests as well. Given his position as one of the linchpins of coordinator Mike Smith's aggressive scheme and diverse skill set, Alexander is an elite IDP option each week regardless of matchup.

  • Chiefs' Damien Williams: Barely sees field in Week 3

    Williams saw just seven offensive snaps Sunday versus the 49ers, catching two passes for 16 yards on the day.

    Williams provides the Chiefs with a reliable pair of hands in the event the team is trailing and in need of the two-minute offense, but that hasn't been the case through three weeks with quarterback Patrick Mahomes under center. Williams ranks third in the pecking order for carries behind both Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware, leaving him off the fantasy radar in the vast majority of leagues.

  • Spencer Ware RB | KC

    Chiefs' Spencer Ware: Lightly used in Week 3

    Ware rushed just once for one yard and caught two passes on three targets for 29 yards Sunday against the 49ers.

    Ware took the field for 24 percent of the Chiefs' offensive snaps on Saturday, but he didn't manage to turn that into much in terms of production. Still, the 26-year-old back remains the direct backup to Kareem Hunt and would likely receive the bulk of the carries should Hunt be unavailable at some point.

  • Chris Conley WR | KC

    Chiefs' Chris Conley: Hauls in touchdown versus Niners

    Conley caught two of his three targets for 13 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the 49ers.

    Conley has only been targeted six times through three games this season, but two of the six have come inside the 20 and both have resulted in touchdowns. Although he remains deep in the pecking order for targets, the Chiefs' explosive offense, combined with a struggling defensive 11, allows Conley to remain in play as an ultra-cheap daily option as a red-zone threat.

  • Jeff Heuerman TE | DEN

    Broncos' Jeff Heuerman: Catches two passes

    Heuerman caught two of four passes for seven yards during Denver's 27-14 loss in Baltimore.

    With the Broncos driving for a comeback midway through the fourth quarter, Case Keenum saw Heuerman cutting across the middle, threw off of his back foot, and was picked off for a game-crushing interception. The play was bad, but it was a good show of confidence for Heuerman who has tallied just 32 receiving yards thus far this season. Neither he, nor backup Jake Butt, have been particularly memorable this season, but Butt leads across receiving categories and logged just six fewer offensive snaps than Heuerman on Sunday. If Heuerman doesn't begin producing a little more in the passing game, it is possible that he and Butt will switch roles.

  • Fletcher Cox DT | PHI

    Eagles' Fletcher Cox: Another sack Sunday

    Cox recorded four tackles (two solo) and half a sack across 52 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Colts.

    At 27, Cox could be on his way to a career year, as he has already recorded 12 tackles and four sacks through three games. His high level of play makes him a major IDP candidate as the Eagles head to Tennessee to face the Titans on Sunday.

  • Jake Butt TE | DEN

    Broncos' Jake Butt: Held to eight yards

    Butt pulled in two of three targets for eight yards during Sunday's 27-14 loss in Baltimore.

    It was Butt's weakest outing thus far, but he still looks like the Broncos tight end to have on your squad. Through three games, Butt has eight catches on 13 targets as compared to five catches on eight targets for starter Jeff Heuerman. Neither option has been particularly effective, but Butt seems to be climbing a bit as he logged more than half of the offensive snaps for the first time this season, 41 to 35 behind Heuerman. It should be interesting to see whether the two trade places in the coming weeks.

  • Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Catches two passes

    Sutton caught two of three targets for 37 yards during Sunday's 27-14 loss in Baltimore.

    Sutton had two nice grabs on Sunday, but it was his drop that stood out. With Denver trying to start a late first-half drive, Sutton let a would-be first down slide through his hands, setting up a short field for the Ravens offense -- which promptly drove for a late field goal. Sutton continues to be firmly entrenched in Denver's offense, his 53 offensive snaps trailing starter Demaryius Thomas by just one, but he is still going through growing pains. A Monday night game against a bottom-ranked Chiefs pass defense and an opposing offense that will force the Broncos to keep up might be what the doctor ordered.

  • Broncos' Devontae Booker: Snags five catches against Baltimore

    Booker caught five of seven passes for 34 yards and added 10 rushing yards on five carries during Sunday's 27-14 loss in Baltimore.

    Booker narrowly missed leading the Broncos' stable in offensive snaps, falling short of Royce Freeman 29 to 26. The snap count and touches were a product of rookie Phillip Lindsay's first-half ejection. The Broncos' offense has been at its best riding Lindsay and Freeman with Booker firmly in a No. 3 role. He might have a bit more value on Monday, however, given his receiving ability and the Chiefs' bottom-ranked pass defense.

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