After being limited to special teams duties in Week 1, Grant got onto the field for three offensive snaps out of 64 on Sunday. The Jaguars are among the NFL's most run-heavy teams, ranking sixth in the league in rushing attempts through two weeks. The likes of Leonard Fournette and Chris Ivory, however, will likely continue to make it hard for Grant to get in on the action.
After Ross' fumble late in the first quarter he didn't get another opportunity. Overall, he was on the field for just five of Cincinnati's 64 offensive snaps. Losing the ball on his first career touch was not a great way to endear himself to his team, but it's still surprising that the Bengals didn't look to their first-round pick's 4.2-speed given their issues scoring. Look for Cincinnati to try to better utilize the speedster moving forward, though his usage will have to increase significantly before he becomes a fantasy factor.
After leading the Bengals' rushing corps in yards in Week 1, Bernard took a step back against Houston. Joe Mixon again led the team in touches with 10 followed by Bernard and Jeremy Hill with seven apiece. The Bengals fired their offensive coordinator, Ken Zampese, after Thursday's game and replaced him with Bill Lazor. The promotion of Lazor may make carries harder to come by in Cincinnati. In Lazor's last full season as an offensive coordinator, 2014 in Miami, the team ran the ball 40.1 percent of the time as compared to 43.3-percent league average that season. The Bengals ran the ball 43.9 percent of the time under Zampese since the beginning of 2016.
Webster injured his shoulder in the Rams' season opener and has been sidelined since. The fact that he could not even practice in a limited role does not bode well for his chances to take the field on a short week. Barring a turnaround in health, look for Nickell Robey-Coleman to get another start at cornerback should Webster be sidelined again.
Brown presumably sustained the injury in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Although he had seven carries for 16 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, Brown had just one catch for a four yard loss in the closely contested loss to the Redskins. While his status for Thursday's game against the 49ers remains up in the air, the 24-year-old does not figure to be a fantasy factor should he ultimately take the field.
Davis was relatively quiet in Week 1, as he tallied just three tackles. However, game flow got him more involved against the Vikings. The 23-year-old was sidelined for just one play as he saw 65 of a possible 66 snaps in the contest. He will have an advantageous matchup against Mike Glennon and the Bears on Sunday.
After seven tackles (four solo) in the season opener, Shazier picked up right where he left of in Week 2. The 25-year-old was the only Steelers' defensive player to see every snap (66), and is primed to continue seeing heavy workloads going forward. He has yet to record a sack or force a turnover, but it figures to just be a matter of time.
Joseph's sack, forced fumble, and fumble recovery all came on the same play when he rocked opposing quarterback Josh McCown on a first-and-ten early in the fourth quarter. Although he only saw 56 snaps, it was still every opportunity that he had, as the Raiders controlled the time of possession in the game. The 24-year-old picked up where he left off after leading the team in tackles in Week 1, and will look to stay hot Sunday against the Redskins.
The Raiders controlled the time of possession during the contest, so Mack was not required to do all that much Sunday. The star defensive end saw 44 snaps (79%) in what will likely be one of his lighter workloads this season. He should be in line for heavier production in Week 3 when the Raiders take on the Redskins.
Although the 49ers did not practice Monday, Tartt was listed as a non-participant on the 49ers' injury report, so his limited status Tuesday is a move in the right direction. His status will become more clear once Wednesday's practice report is released.
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