2017 NFL Hot Takes: Week 3 Cover Image
2017 NFL Hot Takes: Week 3
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Week 3 Q and A Saturday  Cover Image
Derek Carr Headshot

Carr completed 19 of 31 passes for 118 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Redskins. He added five rushing yards on two carries.

The Raiders accrued just 150 yards of total offense Sunday and Carr was a big reason why. He was off-target on multiple occasions and noticeably couldn't get on the same page with either of his top two receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, despite the favorable matchup. Furthermore, his characteristically-strong offensive line yielded four sacks. Unfortunately, it will be difficult to right the ship in Week 4 when Carr travels to Denver to take on a vaunted Broncos secondary.
12:06 am (EST)
Aaron Judge (R) Headshot

Judge went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The homers were number 47 and 48, leaving Judge just one shy of tying the rookie mark in that department. With a .296 average and 11 homers in September, it appears that Judge has fully shrugged off his second-half slump and will now get to play all seven remaining games at home in the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium.
12:06 am (EST)
Alex Cobb (R) Headshot

Cobb is likely to skip his last scheduled start of the season this coming Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Cobb has fired a career-high 179.1 innings this season in what is his first full campaign since Tommy John surgery. The 29-year-old right hander has provided mostly encouraging results, posting a 12-10 record, 3.66 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Cobb played the 2017 campaign on a one-year, $4.2 million contract, so it remains to be seen if he's tossed his last game in a Rays uniform.
12:02 am (EST)
Dwyane Wade Headshot

Wade agreed to a buyout settlement with the Bulls and is now an unrestricted free agent, ESPN reports. Wade agreed forgo $8 million of his $23.8 million salary in the deal.

Cleveland, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Miami are seen as the leading candidates to sign Wade. He'll likely make the decision more on his chances to advance in the playoffs rather than money as Miami can only offer him $4.2 million, the highest of those four suitors.
Yesterday 11:53 pm (EST)
Travis Sanheim Headshot

Sanheim is making a strong case to crack the Opening Night roster with the Flyers, Philly.com reports.

The 6-foot-4 defenseman from Manitoba has a goal and an assist through a pair of exhibition games. It's obvious from his draft position -- the Flyers took him 17th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft -- that Sanheim is a special talent, but Robert Hagg and Sam Morin are also bidding for the chance to be with parent club from the start.
Yesterday 11:53 pm (EST)
Luis Perdomo (R) Headshot

Perdomo (8-11) allowed four earned runs on six hits while taking the loss Sunday against the Diamondbacks. He lasted five innings, issuing two walks and striking out four in what ended as an 8-4 decision.

Despite having an ERA more than one run better than last year (4.65 vs. 5.71), the sophomore is still one victory shy of the nine he posted as a rookie. Perdomo will have one more shot at win No. 9 this season in his final scheduled start Sunday in San Francisco.
Yesterday 11:11 pm (EST)
Chris Archer (R) Headshot

Archer (9-12) allowed six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits and a walk while striking out two batters through just 3.2 innings to take the loss against Baltimore on Sunday.

Archer has now lost five consecutive games with 21 runs allowed over just 16.2 innings. It's been a discouraging stretch to finish the season and a potentially crippling one to fantasy owners that counted on the righty. Archer will look to right the ship in a repeat matchup against Baltimore at Tropicana Field in his final start of 2017.
Yesterday 11:09 pm (EST)
Michael Crabtree Headshot

Crabtree (chest) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Crabtree took a hard hit trying to bring down a high pass from Derek Carr. Prior to exiting in the fourth quarter, he logged just one reception for seven yards on three targets. Look for Seth Roberts and Cordarrelle Patterson to see added playing time in his absence.
Yesterday 11:09 pm (EST)
Samaje Perine Headshot

Perine left Sunday's game against the Raiders in the fourth quarter with a a hand injury and is questionable to return.

Raiders linebacker Cory James forced a fumble when his helmet connected directly with Perine's hand. The rookie running back took another hard hit on his way down and appeared to be bleeding from his mouth as he came off the field. He went to the locker room and is likely finished for the night, sitting at 19 carries for 48 yards and one catch for six yards, along with the lost fumble. With Rob Kelley inactive due to a rib injury, Chris Thompson and Mack Brown are left as the Redskins' only healthy running backs.
Yesterday 11:05 pm (EST)
German Marquez (R) Headshot

Marquez (11-7) earned the victory Sunday, allowing two earned runs on five hits across five innings to the Padres. He also struck out three and walked three the 8-4 win.

It's the first win since Aug. 18 for Marquez, who went 0-2 with four no-decisions during that span. The 22-year-old now owns a 145:48 K:BB to go with a 4.38 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in his first full big-league campaign. Marquez is scheduled to make one more start Saturday against the visiting Dodgers before potentially turning his focus to the playoffs, should the Rockies hang on to the second wild-card spot.
Yesterday 11:05 pm (EST)
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