2017 NFL DFS Rankings: Week 3 Cover Image
2017 NFL DFS Rankings: Week 3
Howard Bender
Dee Ford Headshot

Ford recorded two solo tackles, a sack, and his first sack of the season in Sunday's victory over the Eagles.

Although Ford was relatively quiet in the contest, he made his impact felt with a second quarter sack of opposing quarterback Carson Wentz on third down. which resulted in a nine yard loss. Though his tackle total was low, the 26-year-old saw a healthy 67 snaps (97%) in the contest. He will face-off against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers in San Diego next week.
8:13 pm (EST)
C.J. Prosise Headshot

Prosise, who had three catches on six targets for 22 yards, played only 17 snaps, didn't get a carry and dropped two passes, including a likely touchdown pass, Sunday against the 49ers.

A banner day for Prosise it was not, but the offense has struggled to get Prosise involved too. He's an afterthought for early down work and has mostly been involved in the two-minute offense.
8:11 pm (EST)
Lardarius Webb Headshot

Webb recorded four tackles, two passes defensed and one interception in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Webb now has an interception in each of the first two games this season, which is great to see considering he only played in two games last year due to injury. The Ravens boast a ton of talent in their secondary, which should benefit Webb throughout the season.
8:09 pm (EST)
Justin Houston Headshot

Houston had no problem picking up where he left off after recording two sacks in the season opener, as the veteran notched five solo tackles, a pass defended, and another sack in Sunday's victory over the Eagles.

Houston has been hot to start the season and shows no signs of slowing down. He recorded a near-record 22 sacks during the 2014 campaign, but has been held back by injuries the last two years. However, he is healthy now and the Chiefs are giving him every opportunity to succeed. The 28-year-old was only on the sideline for two snaps Sunday, as he saw 70 (97%) overall. He will look to carry his momentum into San Diego for the team's Week 3 clash with the Chargers.
8:06 pm (EST)
Luke Willson Headshot

Willson, who caught all three targets for 25 yards Sunday, could be more active in the passing game in Week 3 if Jimmy Graham is limited or doesn't play because of an injured ankle.

The Seahawks don't use tight ends in the passing game much because they are often kept in to help a bad offensive line block. So Willson likely won't get more than 3-5 targets if Graham is out.
8:03 pm (EST)
Thomas Rawls Headshot

Rawls played 16 snaps and carried five times for four yards Sunday against the 49ers in his return from a preseason ankle injury.

Coach Pete Carroll said the team intended to limit Rawls' workload in his first game back. He gave no indication of that prior to the game, however. Rawls didn't have a carry after the first quarter and played two snaps in the second half. Chris Carson ran well in the fourth quarter against a tired 49ers defense. A starter hasn't been named for Week 3, but it would be surprising if Rawls was forgotten so quickly. It would also be surprising if Eddie Lacy was inactive for consecutive games, so that complicates matters too for Rawls. As does a weak offensive line that provided little running room Sunday.
7:57 pm (EST)
Patrick Chung Headshot

Chung logged eight tackles (seven solo) and a pass defended in Sunday's victory over the Saints.

Chung led the way in tackles along with teammate Elandon Roberts. The veteran safety only recorded three in the team's season opening loss to the Chiefs, but was much more active in this contest. He rarely saw the sideline, as he took the field for 63 snaps (97%) in the victory. He'll have a favorable matchup next week when the Patriots welcome rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Texans to Foxborough.
7:55 pm (EST)
Mark Melancon (R) Headshot

Manager Bruce Bochy indicated Tuesday that Melancon (forearm) will enter the 2018 season as the Giants' closer, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The Giants signed Melancon to a four-year, $62 million contract this offseason to be their long-term closer, but the veteran reliever was displaced from the ninth-inning role as he battled a myriad of elbow and forearm issues throughout the season. Despite the rocky 2017 campaign, Dyson will be reinserted into the closer role next season. He's a prime candidate to put together a solid bounce-back performance, assuming he's fully healthy.
7:51 pm (EST)
P.J. Williams Headshot

Williams led the Saints with 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

A cornerback leading a team in tackles typically does not speak highly of their coverage skills. Opposing quarterback Tom Brady was picking on the 24-year-old throughout the contest, but Williams was unable to take advantage of any throws in his neighborhood. He will matchup against Cam Newton and the Panthers next week in Carolina.
7:50 pm (EST)
Vernon Davis Headshot

Davis recorded one reception for 13 yards in Sunday's win over the Rams.

Davis has been nonexistent through the first two games of the season but with Jordan Reed (chest) currently day-to-day, the veteran tight end could be in for an uptick in production this week. Look for more updates to come once the Redskins release their practice reports later on in the week.
7:48 pm (EST)
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