Rashaad Penny - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny gained five yards on three carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3.
Huddle Up: After gaining 43 and 30 yards, respectively, in his first two games, Penny was invisible in Week 3 and has done nothing thus far to reward Seattle's faith of investing a first-round pick on him. It's too early to cast Penny aside, but keep him out of your lineup until further notice.
Allen Robinson - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson turned seven targets into three receptions for 50 yards in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Taylor Gabriel actually led Chicago receivers with 10 targets. Robinson has yet to find the end zone through three weeks despite seeing 28 targets, although Mitch Trubisky's uninspiring play thus far is to blame for most of that. As long as that continues, Robinson figures to be on the WR2/WR3 borderline, although he'll get a favorable matchup next week versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson carried the ball 32 times for 102 yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 23. Carson added a pair of receptions for 22 yards.
Huddle Up: After logging just six touches due to "fatigue" in Week 2, Carson looked fresh and ready to go against Dallas, burying rookie first-rounder Rashaad Penny in the process. While Carson isn't the most reliable of options at the moment he does hold RB3 value.
Sam Bradford - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford went 13-of-19 for 157 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears, but he also threw two interceptions. He was replaced by rookie Josh Rosen for the final two drives after committing a fourth-quarter fumble.
Huddle Up: At this point, it's hard to know for sure if Bradford or offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is to blame for the mess that has become Arizona's offense, but Rosen's insertion into the game late in the fourth quarter with the game still on the line would seem to suggest Bradford may not get another chance anytime soon to prove he's not the one at fault. Neither Bradford nor Rosen are worth using in fantasy for the foreseeable future.
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott registered 16 carries for 127 yards (7.9 YPC) in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott added three catches on eight targets for 11 yards.
Huddle Up: While Elliott's 127 rushing yards were nice, you'd be hard pressed to say he played a good game. First, he inexplicably stepped out of bounds before catching what would've been an easy touchdown (resulting in a penalty) and later was stripped of the football as Dallas was driving. When Dallas loses they tend to get back to basics, which consists of handing the ball to Elliott. Make sure he's in your starting lineup next week.
Trey Burton - TE - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton finished with 55 yards on four catches in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Burton's production thus far has been underwhelming, although he saved his fantasy day last week with a touchdown and set a season high in receiving yards in this one. Given the current landscape at tight end, owners likely have little choice but to hope Mitch Trubisky can start showing some signs of improvement soon. Burton figures to be a low-end TE1 option in Week 4 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Dak Prescott - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went 19-for-34 for 168 yards, 1 TD and 2 interceptions during Dallas' loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sept. 23. Prescott ran twice for 21 yards.
Huddle Up: Through three games this season Prescott has failed to reach 175 yards passing or account for multiple scores. He's typically safe with the football, but Earl Thomas picked him off twice today. At this point it's hard to advocate having Prescott in your lineup unless he's needed to cover a bye or injury.
Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught both of his targets for nine yards in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: It's going to be easy for owners to blame the hamstring injury that limited him in practice all week for this performance, but Fitzgerald didn't appear to be very involved in the game plan. How Arizona has managed to render ineffective one of the best receivers of all-time when he has virtually no competition for targets is one of this season's great mysteries. Perhaps Josh Rosen's likely promotion will help, but Fitzgerald has already fallen into fantasy WR3 territory entering Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Keenan Allen - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen had three receptions for 44 yards in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: Sunday marked the first time since Oct. 22, 2017, that Allen was held to less than 50 yards receiving. It was doubly disappointing when you consider both of the Rams' starting DBs finished the game in street clothes. Look for him to bounce back against the 49ers in Week 4.
Mike Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams had four receptions for 81 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.
Huddle Up: After basically red-shirting his rookie campaign, Williams is starting to emerge as a weapon for Rivers. He has three touchdowns in the last two games and should be owned in most setups. If he's still available in your league, go get him.
Christian Kirk - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk hauled seven of his eight targets for 90 yards - all team highs - in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Kirk entered the weekend with a total of five receptions for 31 yards through two games, so this was a performance few could have seen coming. With Josh Rosen likely taking over for Sam Bradford as the starter moving forward, it's possible Kirk could find his way into fantasy relevancy, although he is at his best in the slot - and that is an area manned most of the time by Larry Fitzgerald. Kirk figures to be a popular waiver-wire add this week, but owners should make him prove he can sustain this first.
Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon carried 15 times for 80 yards and a touchdown during the team's loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 23. Gordon caught two passes for four yards as well.
Huddle Up: Gordon looked like the Bolts' best player in Week 3, showing explosiveness against a tough Rams front. He was underutilized in the passing game, but that was probably a blip. Keep Gordon slotted into your starting lineup.
Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 18 of 30 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Even with Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib sidelined by injuries, Rivers couldn't exploit the Rams secondary. He had his moments, but it was easily his worst game of the young season. Rivers remains a strong QB2 with appeal in the right matchups.
Cooper Kupp - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp caught four passes for 71 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown grab, in a win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 23. Kupp lost three yards on his lone carry of the game.
Huddle Up: Kupp hasn't seen as much action as Woods or Cooks, but he keeps making the most of what he gets with 186 receiving yards and two scores. He belongs with Woods in the WR3 tier, just a notch below Cooks.
Brandin Cooks - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks caught seven passes for 90 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Cooks is averaging 112 receiving yards per game through three weeks, production I'm sure that Brady guy in New England doesn't miss at all. The asterisk thus far is Cooks hasn't scored while Kupp and Woods have two TDs a piece. Cooks' time will come. Keep him active as a middling No. 2 fantasy wideout.
Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard ran for 61 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and added 20 yards on two receptions in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Howard's longest run was 17 yards, meaning he gained 44 yards on his other 23 carries. He saved his day by converting from a yard out in the third quarter, but his efficiency is starting to become a concern. Despite a new and improved supporting cast that was supposed to open up running lanes for him, he's averaging 3.4 yards per carry and not getting many running lanes to run through at the moment. Howard should be poised for a rebound effort in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson tallied 31 yards rushing on 12 carries and added 30 yards to go along with a touchdown on four catches in Week 3 versus the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: On the plus side, Johnson's 16 touches were a season high. On the downside, he managed that relatively meager workload on a day in which the Cardinals jumped out to a 14-point lead. Arizona also promised to use him more in the passing game this week, but his usage there was also limited after his 21-yard scoring grab in the first quarter. Johnson is still an RB1 for fantasy purposes, but the Cardinals are seemingly doing their best to avoid using their best asset.
Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods had 10 receptions, 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns during the team's win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 23. Woods added 13 yards on three carries.
Huddle Up: Any concerns that Woods' involvement in the offense would dip with Brandin Cooks around have proven to be unfounded. Through three games Woods has been targeted 29 times and is a steady force in the passing game. He's a solid WR3.
Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley carried the ball 23 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers. As a receiver, Gurley was targeted six times, catching five passes for 51 yards.
Huddle Up: Gurley's 28 touches were a season high, as was his 156 total yards. It was simply another strong performance by one of the most reliable fantasy performers out there. He'll be tested by the Vikings on a short week, but Gurley is a must start.
Jared Goff - QB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff threw for 354 yards, three touchdowns and an interception against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 23. Goff, who also ran for 14 yards, completed 29 of his 36 passing attempts.
Huddle Up: While many of the projected Super Bowl contenders have struggled early on, the Rams have been as advertised, due in no small part to Goff and the offense. Through three games Goff is on pace to top 5,000 yards passing and 30-plus TDs. Facing an angry Vikings team on short rest promises to be Goff's stiffest test to date, but you can't put the Cal product on the bench.