Brees completed 36-of-54 passes for 376 yards and two TDs against the Falcons on Monday Night.If the Saints are going to be this bad defensively on a weekly basis, Brees will have no other choice but to air it out in the hopes of winning a shootout. They were in catch up mode for most the game and Brees made only one bad mistake on a pick six on the falcons 10 yard line. Brees will have another good matchup next week as he faces his old team the San Diego Chargers.
Bashaud Breeland suffered a high right ankle sprain in the Redskins win over the Giants. Breeland is looking at a multiple week absence. Rookie CB Kendall Fuller will slide in alongside CB Josh Norman and CB Dashaun Phillips. The Redskins also lost FS Deangelo Hall to a season-ending injury. Avoid the Redskins DST as a streaming consideration.
Deangelo Hall suffered a torn ACL in a win against the Giants in Week 3. Hall looked solid in his transition from CB to FS, making his loss a huge loss in the secondary. S Will Blackmon, who also transitioned from CB to FS, will start in his place. The Redskins DST is a DST to avoid moving forward. With Hall out and CB Breeland out multiple weeks, avoid using the Skins DST.
Each week we will take a look at all 32 NFL teams and rank them based on how we see them shaping up compared to the rest of the NFL. As a fantasy football owner, you can use these rankings to get a better gauge as to how our staff thinks each team will produce moving forward. As always there is a direct correlation between the top teams having the best fantasy skill players and the bottom teams having the worst. The rankings will be produced each week by Ernie Estrella and Marc Caviglia. If you disagree with our rankings feel free to sound off in the comments section and let us know why!
The 2016 NFL season is just two weeks old and while many might think it’s premature to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire, they are wrong. Every year a no name blows up over the first month and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
The Bills “can’t say” where Sammy Watkins stands in terms of his health at this time. They will evaluate his status for Week 4 as the week continues.This continues to be a disappointing start as Watkins is still dealing with the effects of his Jones Fracture. We saw how this can work last season with Dez Bryant, so hopefully Watkins is able to fully recover and begin contributing sooner than later.
Arian Foster is doubtful to play Week 4. The Dolphins have a Thursday night matchup.This isn’t surprising considering the short week and the fact Foster was sidelined Week 3. Injuries are nothing new for the veteran. His absence doesn’t clear the Dolphins’ murky RBBC much.
Jordan Cameron is expected to miss the Dolphins’ Week 4 contest this Thursday. He suffered a concussion Week 3.Cameron remains in concussion protocol, so his absence timeframe is to be determined. He wasn’t much of a fantasy option despite the ‘potential’ he seems to carry. Dion Sims will replace him as the team’s primary TE.
Robinson Cano hit a pair of solo home runs in Monday’s win over the Astros.Cano has been extremely impressive this season, and he’s ending the season red-hot. He has multiple hits in four of his last six games, and he’s now up to 35 homers on the season.
Nelson Cruz underwent an X-ray that came back negative on his wrist. The ailment caused him to leave Sunday’s game early, but he returned to the lineup Monday and finished 2-for-6.Cruz has been on a tear, and hopefully the wrist injury won’t impact his power through the remainder of the season. He now has four straight multi-hit games with eight hits, six extra-base hits and nine RBI over that span.
Alex Bregman could return from his hamstring injury this week. He’s been sidelined since the middle of September.It was initially thought that Bregman would miss the remainder of the season due to the injury, but it looks like he could return from the strain. He’s been solid in his first year in the majors, collecting eight home runs in 196 at-bats for a .791 OPS.
Nick Castellanos is playing in instructional league games, and he could return from his hand injury in time for the final weekend of the regular season.The Tigers are attempting to make the playoffs, and they could hurry Castellanos back in an effort to secure a spot. He’s been solid this season, prompting the rush, as he’s posted an OPS of .831 with 18 home runs in just under 400 at-bats.
Danny Salazar is hoping to return from injury in time to be used as a reliever prior to the playoffs.Salazar was solid prior to his injury issues, so the Indians would like to use him however they could in an effort to prepare for the playoffs.
The Rangers lost 8-3 to the Brewers on Monday, and hitting seems to be a problem. This especially holds true for Rougned Odor who went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Odor has only had one successful hit in his last seven games. Over that span he is 1-for-21 and hitting a horrendous .040. His September struggles seem to be getting worse. He is now hitting .241 during the month and has become a fantasy liability.
Colby Rasmus is dealing with hip and groin injuries which are expected to sideline him for the remainder of the season.Rasmus had a few bright moments, but he struggled overall, in part due to injuries, this season. He’ll likely finish with an OPS of just .641 over 369 at-bats.