While Kessler starting for Cleveland hurts the fantasy value of the Browns skill players, it makes the most sense for the organization in real life. They need to get a look at what they have and evaluate Kessler as a potential option moving forward. The 37-year-old Josh McCown clearly isn't a long term option. Kessler will have the benefit of Corey Coleman returning this week and combined with a decent running game, could find moderate success down the stretch.
Prescott suffered the injury in Sunday's blowout loss at Denver, but it doesn't appear as if it is anything too serious. Due to the deficit the team faced from the start Sunday, Prescott's usage went way up, as he completed 30-of-50 passes for 238 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Cowboys will likely provide an update on the quarterback's status on Week 3's injury report Thursday, but he is expected to be ready to go for Monday night's contest.
Only 12 of Joe Flacco's 34 pass attempts were directed to wide receivers, with Jeremy Maclin accounting for five and Mike Wallace drawing three. Perriman has caught just one of eight targets for five yards through two games, and while he seemingly has a long leash in his role as the No. 3 receiver, he's done nothing to make a case for more opportunities. He dropped one pass in Sunday's game and appeared to run the wrong route on another incompletion.
Agnew, who the Lions took in the fifth round due to his proficiency as a return man, is paying immediate dividends for Detroit. With his team clinging to a seven-point lead in the final quarter of play, Agnew put the game away by taking a punt 88 yards to the house -- which came in particularly handy on a night the Lions had some trouble moving the ball. The rookie out of San Diego also saw time at kick returner, but only gained 15 yards on his lone attempt. If there's a negative aspect to his night, it's that Agnew only logged one snap on defense, so he clearly has work to do before becoming an option in IDP leagues.
Davis was waived by the Chargers prior to Week 2 when the team needed to sign cornerback Michael Davis to account for injuries in the secondary. Los Angeles has now elected to keep the wideout within the organization after he cleared waivers this weekend.
The promotion for Skura is a result of the Ravens losing star lineman Marshal Yanda to a season-ending ankle injury. Skura started all four preseason games for Baltimore before being cut prior to the start of the regular season.
Missing from Tate's stat line is the fact QB Matthew Stafford attempted just 21 passes en route to the second-lowest passing total of the gunslinger's career -- which obviously didn't bode well for the success of a volume-dependent receiver like Tate. Considering he saw 8.4 targets per game last season, not to mention 10 looks in the season opener, look for Tate to play a much bigger offensive role in weeks to come.
Coleman had successful surgery Monday to repair a fractured metacarpal in his right hand. The silver lining is that it's not the same bone he broke last season, and the Browns seemingly hope to get him back in November or December. A stint on injured reserve is all but assured, considering the team doesn't figure to be in a position where it makes any sense to rush Coleman back. In the meantime, the Browns figure to deploy Kenny Britt, Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis -- in some order -- as their top three wideouts. Britt was benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens, which allowed Sammie Coates to run with Higgins and Louis.
Primarily used as a slot receiver in the regular-season opener, Johnson returned to his usual role sharing backfield snaps with Isaiah Crowell. The loss of Corey Coleman (hand) could present Johnson with more opportunities from the slot, but the Browns will probably want to keep him in the backfield for most passing downs. Johnson's role is worth keeping an eye on Week 3 in Indianapolis, as there's potential for consistent production if the Browns find a way to keep his snap share at around two-third or three-quarters instead of 50 percent. Week 1 marked the first time in his career logging more than 64 percent of the offensive snaps, but he didn't get any carries while almost strictly playing from the slot. Ideally, the Browns would use him in the backfield on passing downs and from the slot when they deploy three-wide formations on early downs.
Olsen hasn't missed a game with the Panthers, which explains why Dickson has only 39 catches in 50 regular-season games since joining the team. He did catch 54 of 89 targets for 528 yards and five touchdowns for the Ravens in 2011, but his hands aren't particularly reliable and he doesn't have a knack for getting open. While unlikely to emerge as a major threat down the seam in Olsen's mold, Dickson has at least shown some ability to pick up yards after the catch on short passes. He'll begin his tenure as the No. 1 tight end with a friendly matchup against the Saints.
Harbaugh's quote is pretty vague and contains no promises, which makes sense considering Collins lost a fumble and did all of his damage (seven carries for 42 yard) in the final 20 minutes of Sunday's 24-10 win over the Browns. The former Seahawk probably wouldn't have even been involved if Terrance West (undisclosed) had been healthy, and he didn't make the greatest impression when he lost a fumble while the Browns still had time to mount a comeback. The Ravens did put Collins back on the field for the next carry, but Javorius Allen then finished out the game. Collins' involvement for Week 3 against Jacksonville figures to be determined by West's health more so than anything else. Allen likely would be the larger beneficiary of a West absence.
Dunbar tweeted "four weeks to go", which suggests he's hoping to be available when first eligible to come off the PUP list in Week 7. Todd Gurley has been impressive as a receiving threat through two weeks, but the Rams might still be able to find a role for Dunbar on obvious passing downs if he looks like he's back at full speed.
Nelson was removed on the opening drive of Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Falcons and never re-entered the game. His absence left a spot for Geronimo Allison alongside Randall Cobb and Davante Adams, with Trevor Davis filling in late in the game after Cobb left with a shoulder injury. Nelson's injury seems to be a bit more serious than Cobb's, as the slot receiver was merely deemed day-to-day after having an MRI on Monday. Both receivers figure to be limited participants or non-participants on Wednesday's injury report.
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