Johnson has missed the past two games with an ankle injury. He did practice on Wednesday, which is a good sign that he will play Sunday. If Johnson plays, this will make the Panthers, who are already traveling across the country, have a more difficult time putting up big passing numbers.
Operating as the No. 3 runner in the absence of Dwayne Washington (quadriceps), Zenner didn't do anything to suggest he might stick in that role upon Washington's return. His only fantasy potential rests in the random event he replaces Ameer Abdullah in goal-line situations and proceeds to vulture a touchdown or two. Since that didn't happen Sunday, he had almost zero utility. Because of this limiting situation, Zenner remains firmly off the fantasy radar in anything but the deepest of leagues.
This will be the third time that the Cardinals have elected to let go of Wheeler after they signed him on Wednesday. To go along with his release, the team has promoted Ricky Seals-Jones from the practice squad.
Forbath has made all 23 field-goal attempts in his Minnesota career, but had made just 13 of 18 extra-point attempts before Sunday. Converting all four extra-point attempts should help his job security.
Through three games, Gostkowski has recorded 25 points, while making all five of his field goal attempts and hitting 10 of 11 extra points. He'll have a chance to rebound (for his fantasy owners) in Week 4, when the Patriots host the Panthers. Last season, Gostkowski was held without a field goal attempt twice in 16 games.
Smith is producing his usual tackle totals (6.3 per game), continues to rate high in pass coverage and made his first big play of the season. He should produce several more interceptions and sacks if he stays healthy.
Perriman's nightmarish start to the season continued Sunday as he went without a catch for the second consecutive week. He played just 60 percent of the offensive snaps and his lone target marked a new season-low. Baltimore's passing game has been stagnant at best this season and Perriman is clearly below the likes of Jeremy Maclin, Benjamin Watson, and Mike Wallace in the receiving pecking order and there's no guarantee that things will get turned around anytime soon.
Stephen is mostly used against the run and played just 18 snaps on defense, but he's been more active rushing the passer than in the past. Still, he's not getting enough playing time for most fantasy formats.
Allen was targeted twice Sunday, but remains without a catch through the Patriots' first three games. While it's conceivable that he may have occasional fantasy-worthy outbursts in the coming weeks, he's not a high-percentage play as long as fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski remains healthy enough to log a heavy workload.
Jones hasn't commanded enough volume to suggest he's anything more than a touchdown-dependent fantasy option and Sunday's outing only helped solidify that notion. Not only is he clearly behind Golden Tate and Theo Riddick in the pecking order for targets, but Eric Ebron and Kenny Golladay have been seeing similar workloads to Jones as well. Deploying the fifth-year Cal product isn't for the faint of heart in Week 4 against the Vikings.
After hauling in all three of his targets for 68 yards in Week 2, while Danny Amendola was out, Dorsett's role in the offense Sunday was limited, thanks to the return to action of Amendola. With Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks also in the Patriots' wideout mix, Dorsett will be a hit-or-miss fantasy option as long as the aforementioned trio can stay on the field.
The Baltimore offense was completely unable to get into a rhythm Sunday and Wallace was one of several Ravens who under-performed. Through three games, Wallace has just three receptions for 21 yards and no touchdowns. Wallace is also just fourth on the team in targets in a low-volume passing offense, which is severely limiting his upside. Aside from Benjamin Watson and Jeremy Maclin, it's difficult to draw value from any Baltimore's pass-catchers as long as quarterback Joe Flacco is struggling. Wallace and company will have a quick turnaround this week when the Ravens host the Steelers.
Jarius Wright scored on a two-yard touchdown, but played fewer snaps as a third receiver (18) than Treadwell (31). Neither Treadwell nor Wright have a large enough role in the offense to merit a spot on most fantasy rosters, and the situation won't get better when Michael Floyd returns from a suspension in Week 5.
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