NFL PLAYER NEWS
Sterling Shepard (concussion) limited at Giants practice
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday in a non-contact jersey.
Shepard is making progress and has a decent chance of suiting up for Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Daniel Jones' first career start. Shepard sat out last Sunday.
Shepard caught 6 passes on 7 targets for 42 yards in the Giants' opener.
Browns 'would love' Nick Chubb to get more work
Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens said he "would love" to give running back Nick Chubb more touches.
Kitchens says that could mean Chubb being used more on third downs. He's averaging a voluminous 21.0 touches through two games, but Dontrell Hillard and D'Ernest Johnson have been sapping away some work in passing-down situations. The Browns host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night in Week 4.
numberFire's models project Chubb for 85.9 rushing yards, 19.8 receiving yards, 0.72 touchdowns, and 16.2 FanDuel points versus the Rams, at a cost of $7,300. He's the RB9 in our Week 3 fantasy rankings.
James Conner (knee) 'good to go' for Steelers Week 3
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (knee) says he's "good to go" for Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Conner made an early exit from Week 2 with a knee injury, but it's believed to be a minor issue and he's maintained confidence about suiting up on Sunday. Jaylen Samuels may see a few more touches, but Conner remains locked-in as the Steelers' feature back.
numberFire's models project Conner for 61.5 rushing yards, 29.2 receiving yards, 0.54 touchdowns, and 13.8 FanDuel points versus the 49ers, at a cost of $7,400. He's the RB17 in our Week 3 fantasy rankings.
David Njoku (concussion) not practicing for Browns Wednesday
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday, per head coach Freddie Kitchens.
Njoku remains in the concussion protocol after enduring the injury on Monday night. If he's not cleared in time for Sunday night's game against the Los Angeles Rams, then Demetrius Harris will likely see a boost at tight end.
Njoku snagged 4 passes on 6 targets for 37 yards and 1 touchdown in the Browns' opener before making an early exit in Week 2.
DeSean Jackson (groin) day-to-day for Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (groin) is day-to-day, head coach Doug Pederson said.
Jackson is reportedly expected to miss Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions and will likely remain out for the Eagles' Week 4 Thursday night contest on the road versus the Green Bay Packers, so "day-to-day" seems a bit misleading. It also sounds like Alshon Jeffery (calf) is trending toward sitting, which would open up opportunities for JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins behind Nelson Agholor.
D-Jax caught 8 passes on 10 targets for 154 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Eagles' opener before going down early in Week 2. The Eagles' receivers draw a plus matchup in Week 3 against a Lions defense that has given up the 9th-most passing yards so far this season.
Alshon Jeffery (calf) day-to-day for Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (calf) is day-to-day, head coach Doug Pederson said.
Jeffery is dealing with a calf strain that may keep him out of Sunday's Week 3 matchup with the Detroit Lions. DeSean Jackson is in the same boat due to a groin injury. JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins will take on starting roles if Jeffery and Jackson both sit.
Assuming Jeffery plays in Week 3, numberFire's models project him for 5.3 FanDuel points, at a cost of $6,700. He's the WR72 in our weekly fantasy rankings.
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