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Adam Gase: Dolphins' offense was 'garbage' in Week 3
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase went off on the team's poor offensive performance against the New York Jets.
Gase hinted that a shakeup may be in order, saying that there was "a lot of bad football" and that he'd "find the guys that want to do it right, and those are the guys that will play." This is notable because Gase cut three offensive linemen the last time he was upside with his team's offensive showing.
With poor showings from Jay Cutler and Jay Ajayi, the Dolphins' pass offense now ranks 24th while their rush offense sits 22nd in our power rankings. Overall, they're 26th in offense, so some changes could certainly be coming in Week 4.
Dez Bryant scores again in Cowboys' victory
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant caught 2 passes (2 targets) for 12 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's Week 3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Dak Prescott attempted only 18 passes all night, but Bryant made the most of his opportunity on a 15-yard score where he battered his way through the Cardinals' defense on his way to the end zone. Look for Dez to be more involved at home in Week 4 versus the Los Angeles Rams.
Per numberFire Live, Bryant finished with 1.37 Reception Net Expected Points in Week 3, meaning a league average wide receiver would have scored 1.37 fewer points than Dez did if put in similar situations. His 8.2 FanDuel points didn't meet our expectations (12.5).
Cardinals' Chris Johnson rushes for 17 yards on Monday night
Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson rushed 12 times for 17 yards and caught 1 pass (2 targets) for 4 yards in a Week 3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Johnson led the Cardinals in carries, but he failed to get anything going and wound up being out-snapped by Andre Ellington 49-31 with the team playing in catch-up mode for most of the fourth quarter. This backfield offers no fantasy value outside of the deepest formats.
Per numberFire Live, Johnson finished with -6.07 Rushing Net Expected Points in Week 3, meaning a league average running back would have scored 6.07 more points than Johnson did if put in similar situations. His 2.6 FanDuel points didn't live up to our expectations (8.4).
Kareem Hunt to continue heavy workload for Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that the team will not change running back Kareem Hunt's workload moving forward.
According to the Kansas City Star's Terez A. Paylor, the Chiefs will continue to use the rookie back in the way they've been using him. While Charcandrick West has played 27.59% of offensive snaps, Hunt has played 66.09% of snaps as the Chiefs' workhorse running back.
Over 3 games, Hunt has totaled 538 yards and 6 touchdowns on 56 touches. He's the top-scoring player in standard PPR leagues and is projected at 18.5 FanDuel points while running $8,900 for Week 4's matchup against the Washington Redskins.
Chargers' Melvin Gordon says left knee is 'good'
Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon missed most of the second half on Sunday with a sore knee, but he and coach Anthony Lynn said he should be fine for Week 4.
Gordon is believed to have suffered a minor bone bruise, but the worry stemmed from the fact that this is the same knee Gordon had microfracture surgery on after his rookie season. His comments should be encouraging for his Week 4 availability against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gordon rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown in the first half on Sunday, but he tallied just 1 yard on 2 carries in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs. If active, we project Gordon for 16.4 FanDuel points in his next matchup.
Carson Palmer throws for 325 yards and 2 scores in Cardinals' loss
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer completed 29-of-48 pass attempts for 325 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.
In the first half, Palmer was the beneficiary of some great line play. He went 15-of-18 for 145 and a touchdown. However, after being sacked just twice in the first two quarters, Palmer completed less than 50% of his passes while going down four times in the second half.
At $7,300, Palmer finished the night with 21.7 FanDuel points, his best output of the year to date. He will look to repeat the performance next week against the 0-3 San Francisco 49ers.
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