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Browns Defense A Quality Option In Week 3
2 hours ago
The Cleveland Browns defense has been a pleasant surprise through the first two games of the season. They will look to keep it going in a nice matchup against the Tennessee Titans at home. The Titans are 20th in the league in points scored per game while ranking 18th in yards per game. The Browns are installed as 3.5-point home favorites with the Titans getting just 18 implied points from the Vegas lines. Cleveland's defense is safe to trust as a top-10 option in Week 3.
Dustin Hopkins A Mid-Tier Option In Week 3
2 hours ago
Cleveland Browns kicker Dustin Hopkins has been a reliable kicker for the team through the first two weeks of the season, having hit five of his six field goals and his lone extra point. He will look to keep it going at home against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. The Titans have been generous to opposing kickers thus far in 2023, allowing the 10th-most fantasy points per game to the position. Hopkins is worth a look as a top-15 fantasy kicker in Week 3.
Elijah Moore A Flex Option In Week 3
3 hours ago
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Elijah Moore will take on the Tennessee Titans at home in Week 3. Moore has been the team's second-most targeted player through two weeks, having drawn 16 looks from Deshaun Watson. While the two have struggled to connect thus far, Moore's involvement in the offense is a good sign for his future outlook. The Titans are tough against the run but struggle to defend the pass, allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers through two games. Moore is on the board as a flex option in Week 3.
David Njoku A Low-End TE1 In Week 3
3 hours ago
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has caught six of his seven targets for 72 scoreless yards through his first two games of the season. He could be in line for a larger role in the offense now that the team will be without Nick Chubb for the rest of the season. Njoku will face off against the Tennessee Titans at home in Week 3 in what sets up as a decent matchup for him as the Titans are allowing the 18th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends through two weeks. Njoku can be started as a low-end TE1 heading into Week 3.
Seattle D/ST Looking To Take Another Step Forward
4 hours ago
The Seattle Seahawks have opened the season allowing at least 30 points in back-to-back games. They hope to turn things around in Week 3 against a Carolina Panthers team who have averaged only 13.5 points per game in the first two weeks of 2023. Seattle has ruled out defensive back Coby Jones and listed cornerback Riq Woolen as doubtful for Week 3. Safeties Julian Love and Quandre Diggs are all listed as questionable, as well. Still, after the signs of life shown last week against the Lions (three forced turnovers, two sacks, and one touchdown), the Seahawks are worth a look against a Panthers offense that has turned the ball over four times and allowed six sacks through their first two games of the season.
Jason Myers Hoping To Turn Things Around In Week 3
5 hours ago
Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers has made three of his six field goal attempts so far this season. The ninth-year veteran will look to improve in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers, who are averaging 22 points allowed so far in 2023. Myers has a long enough track record to be trusted in Week 3, but if he turns in another subpar performance then fantasy managers can't be shy about seeking out another option for the weeks ahead.
Noah Fant Has Little To Offer In Week 3
5 hours ago
Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant brought in all four of his targets for 56 yards in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions. It was a modest stat line but a refreshing change from being a complete non-factor in Seattle's season opener. With fellow tight end Will Dissly (shoulder) doubtful to play in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers, Fant should see a substantial boost to his snap share. Whether that turns into meaningful fantasy production is another question as the triumvirate of DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba are the priorities in Seattle's passing attack. Fant can be left on the bench for another week.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba Still Looking For Breakout
5 hours ago
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba was targeted five times in Week 1 and six times in Week 2, but he is not yet threatening the workloads of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The 21-year-old has only been on the field for 58% of snaps and the targets he has seen are at an average depth of just 1.9 yards. In Week 3 against the Panthers, Smith-Njigba will line up against Jimmy Chinn or Troy Hill, who have managed most of the slot corner snaps for Carolina in the first two weeks of the season. Smith-Njigba is definitely worth holding but the only reason to start him in Week 3 is if Metcalf (ribs) is ruled out.
Andre Drummond Calls Himself The Best Rebounder
3 weeks ago
Chicago Bulls center Andre Drummond has named himself the best rebounder ever and believes he has a good shot at making the Hall of Fame. "I used to play 40-plus minutes. I was a star -- All-Star, All-NBA, I've done it. Hall of Fame candidate, best rebounder ever ... I'm the best ever," Drummond said on The Comfortable Pod. "I've done great in my career. I think I have a chance to be a Hall of Fame player due to what I've done in my career. Actually, I'm pretty sure I'm in the top 20 for being in the Hall of Fame, so I have a great chance." During his 11-year career, Drummond has led the NBA in rebounding four times and is the league's all-time leader in rebounding percentage with 24.85 percent. He's a two-time All-Star and was named into the All-NBA Third Team in 2016, but the 30-year-old has only been a bit-part player in recent seasons. Drummond averaged 6.6 boards with 6.0 points in 12.7 minutes as the backup center in Chicago last season. He will remain in the role for the upcoming campaign after exercising a player option on his two-year contract.
Jeremy Sochan Believes Spurs Will Be "Scary" With Victor Wembanyama
3 weeks ago
San Antonio Spurs power forward Jeremy Sochan believes the team will take a huge step forward with No. 1 draft pick Victor Wembanyama in the lineup. "I think it's going to be scary," Sochan told Bryan Kalbrosky of For The Win. "Defensively, it's going to be hard to score against us. We are long. We're pesky. Offensively, I'm going to be able to find him, and I think the beautiful thing about it is whoever gets the board, just push it. There is no need to pause after getting the defensive board. The way we want to play is: Whoever gets it, you run. You dribble the ball up. It's going to make everything so much easier. It's going to make it flow more. I think the potential on both sides is endless." The team's overall improvement should also boost the players' productivity. Sochan will be hoping to enjoy a strong sophomore campaign after posting 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists last term.
Zion Williamson "Really Focused" On Being Ready For Season
3 weeks ago
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has reportedly worked very hard during the offseason to get ready for the 2023-24 NBA campaign. "Was told he's been really focused on making sure his body is prepared for a long season," The Athletic's Will Guillory posted on social media. "Think he's gonna come in with a chip on his shoulder." Williamson has plenty to prove after enduring an injury-hit three-year NBA career so far. He played just 29 games last term, making his final appearance on Jan. 2. However, Williamson looked spectacular on the court when available, scoring 26.0 points and recording 7.0 rebounds with 4.6 assists.
Celtics Confident Of Having Kristaps Porzingis Healthy For Training Camp
3 weeks ago
Boston Celtics forward/center Kristaps Porzingis (foot) is expected to be available when training camp starts. The sweet-shooting giant is recovering from plantar fasciitis in his right foot, which kept him out from World Cup action. "This is something that we should be able to navigate and manage in the next few weeks and be ready for training camp. We're planning on having him for Day 1 of training camp," Celtics general manager Brad Stevens said of Porzingis' situation on a recent appearance on WEEI's "Jones and Mego" show. Porzingis was a massive pick-up for the Celtics this offseason and it's going to be very important for the team to have him available for the start of the new campaign.
Sandro Mamukelashvili Turning Heads At The World Cup
3 weeks ago
San Antonio Spurs forward/center Sandro Mamukelashvili has drawn a lot of praise for his performances at the FIBA World Cup. Playing for Georgia, the 24-year-old has averaged 13.0 points with 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 27.3 minutes. His efforts include a 21-point performance against Luka Doncic and Slovenia. "I believe that he has a great future," Georgia national team head coach Ilias Zouros said at the tournament. "He can do good things. He of course needs to improve some parts of his game, but he's young and I think he can be one of the top players not (just) in Europe, but in the world." Zouros is, of course, a bit biased in his assessment of Mamukelashvili's ability, but the former second-round pick has been playing well at the World Cup and didn't look out of place in the NBA either when Spurs picked him up off waivers last season. Mamukelashvili averaged 10.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in 23.3 minutes, earning himself a new one-year, $2 million deal.
Sasha Vezenkov Confident Of Fitting In With Kings
3 weeks ago
Sacramento Kings forward Sasha Vezenkov believes he will have no trouble adjusting to his new teammates and NBA basketball. "It's a totally different game. I understand that," Vezenkov said while comparing the NBA to the EuroLeague, "The coaching staff and the players will help me adjust as fast as possible to this new game. On the other hand, it is basketball. It is five-on-five, for sure here there is more athleticism. I can fit in this team and I can help this team, that is why I am here." The six-foot-nine forward signed a three-year deal with the Kings in the offseason after shining in Europe. He was named the EuroLeague MVP in 2022-23 and going from a star player to a rotational piece will definitely take some adjustment, but Vezenkov has seen playing in the NBA as a "dream" and sounds confident that he can make an impact at this level.
Josh Hart To Play More Power Forward This Year?
3 weeks ago
The New York Knicks could be considering bringing guard/forward Josh Hart off the bench as a backup power forward next season. The 28-year-old appears penciled in as New York's second-string small forward currently, but the Knicks are also still looking for a 15th man on their roster. Hart likely wouldn't exclusively play at the 4, anyway, so fantasy managers shouldn't worry about him potentially being blocked for playing time by starter Julius Randle. Obi Toppin averaged only 15.7 minutes as a reserve last year, but that was due to head coach Tom Thibodeau's reluctance to play him alongside Randle, which Hart should do plenty of. The versatile Hart should remain a solid across-the-board contributor who doesn't significantly hurt any one category next season.
Jordan Poole Deemed “Odd Man Out” In Warriors Trade
3 weeks ago
Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob considered guard Jordan Poole "the odd man out" when it came to this offseason's trade for Chris Paul with the Washington Wizards. In reference to the prior tension between Poole and Draymond Green, Lacob believes "it could have worked out". "But I think it is fair to say that in order to make the team work next year, to make the numbers work and so on, someone probably was gonna be the odd man out", Lacob stated in regard to Poole. Golden State's rotation would have featured quite a crowded backcourt had Poole been retained alongside Paul. Instead, the 24-year-old rising star will have a chance to shoulder the offensive load in D.C. with little competition for usage around him in 2023-24.
Jason Adam Dealing With Oblique Discomfort
9 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jason Adam (oblique) is headed for imaging after experiencing oblique discomfort during Friday's 6-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The right-hander just returned from a multi-week absence with an oblique strain, but this pain is in a different area and apparently more severe. Adam has been an invaluable member of Tampa Bay's bullpen in 2023, attaining a 2.98 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 69:20 K:BB with 12 saves across 54 1/3 innings, so it would be a big loss if he's facing another extended absence. Fantasy managers may want to prepare for the 32-year-old to be done for the remainder of the regular year as the Rays keep an eye toward the playoffs.
Brandon Lowe Finished For 2023 With Knee Fracture
9 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe (knee) has been diagnosed with a right patella fracture and is expected to be shelved for four-to-six weeks. It's a bit of surprising turn of events after the 29-year-old fouled a ball off of his right knee during Thursday's contest but was able to remain in the game for a few more innings. Lowe is obviously done for the regular season and would need the Rays to make a deep postseason run in order to return in 2023. The slugger ran hot and cold all year, ultimately submitting a .231/.328/.443 slash line with 21 home runs, 68 RBI, and seven stolen bases during 377 at-bats. Rookie Curtis Mead, who replaced Lowe in the lineup on Thursday and Friday, should see more action in the infield during the final week of play.
Salvador Perez On Track For Return On Sunday
9 hours ago
Catcher Salvador Perez (concussion) has cleared concussion protocol and will join the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park during their series against the Houston Astros on Saturday. The veteran backstop sustained a mild concussion after taking a foul ball to his facemask last Saturday, but he is positioned to be activated from the 7-day injured list when first eligible for Sunday's series finale, per manager Matt Quatraro. Perez will aim to wrap up the campaign on a high note upon his return, as he's hitting only .252 with a .706 OPS (his lowest figures since 2018) with 21 home runs, 20 doubles, and 72 RBI in 511 at-bats. The eight-time All-Star should also supply a boost to fantasy playoff rosters in the championship round.
Triston McKenzie Set To Return For Sunday's Start
9 hours ago
Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Triston McKenzie (elbow) is slated to start Sunday's series finale versus the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander made his second minor-league rehab start on Tuesday, throwing 3 2/3 three-run innings with two strikeouts after allowing one run with four punchouts in his first rehab game on Sep. 13. Shane Bieber returned on Friday from his lengthy absence due to an elbow injury, so these comebacks act as a silver lining amid a lost Guardians season. McKenzie hasn't been seen since mid-June with a right elbow sprain after getting a late start to the year off a right teres major strain, limiting him to 10 innings this year. Expect the 26-year-old to be on a pitch count of sorts in a tough matchup on Sunday, so he's not necessarily a must-play for his return.
Brandon Belt Working Toward Return
10 hours ago
First baseman/designated hitter Brandon Belt (back) traveled with the Toronto Blue Jays to Tropicana Field for their series against the Tampa Bay Rays and was set to hit off a machine on Friday. The next step for the veteran slugger could be to face live pitching, barring any setbacks, at the team's complex in Florida. Belt appears to be inching closer to a return from lumbar spine muscle spasms, which forced him to the injured list early last week. The 35-year-old has been encumbered by back issues throughout the second half of the year. Belt has proven to be a nice pickup for the Jays this season, slashing a solid .251/.369/.470 with 16 home runs, 22 doubles, and 38 RBI in 382 plate appearances.
Chris Bassitt Picks Up Quality Start, Win
12 hours ago
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Bassitt threw 6 2/3 innings giving up two earned runs on six hits and zero walks. He struck out eight in a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Bassitt tossed 88 pitches, 61 for strikes while lowering his ERA to 3.74 and running his record to 15-8. Though he doesn't strike out a ton of batters and he gives up his fair share of home runs, he's been a quality starter for a handful of years now. This season, he's pitching like a top-30 starter in fantasy circles and while he'll be 35 next season, he should again provide good numbers.
Aaron Judge With Monster Game Friday
12 hours ago
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge had himself a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night, going 4-for-4 with three home runs, three runs scored, and six RBI. That makes 35 homers for the superstar on the season and he added his 14th double as well. Judge's OPS is up to 1.010 and he continues to be an absolute fantasy stud. As long as he's healthy, he's one of the best players out there and he can carry a fantasy team when hot.
Jason Adam Leaves With Apparent Injury
12 hours ago
Tampa Bay Rays reliever Jason Adam left Friday night's game early. The early exit is thought to be because of injury, as he left with the trainer. This was the first appearance for Adam after recovering from an oblique strain. The righty has been an integral part of the Rays bullpen and of fantasy teams. He's picked up 12 saves on the year with a 2.98 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 69 strikeouts over 54 1/2 innings.

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