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9/22/2017 Greg Zuerlein, LAR, K
Greg Zuerlein converted two of two field-goal attempts Thursday as the Los Angeles Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers 41-39. He made kicks of 48 and 19 yards. Zuerlein tacked on five PATs.

Analysis: Zuerlein is off to a great start, going 7 for 7 on field goals and 12 of 12 on PATs through the first three weeks. With the Rams' new offense showing it can actually move the ball, the strong-legged kicker is back on the fantasy radar.
9/22/2017 Robbie Gould, SF, K
Robbie Gould converted two of two field-goal attempts Thursday as the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Los Angeles Rams 41-39. He made kicks of 36 and 48 yards. Gould tacked on three PATs, but also missed one.

Analysis: Gould's PAT miss was a big one, as it forced the 49ers to unsuccessfully go for two points after pulling within 41-39 with 2:13 to go. On a positive note, the veteran kicker is 6 for 6 on field goal tries through his first three games with San Francisco.
9/22/2017 Trent Taylor, SF, WR
Trent Taylor had three receptions for 32 yards and one touchdown Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Analysis: Taylor has some Cole Beasley-like upside as the 49ers' primary slot receiver. San Francisco's passing game is still mostly a mess, though, so the rookie isn't anything more than a player to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.
9/22/2017 George Kittle, SF, TE
George Kittle had one reception for eight yards Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Analysis: Kittle has managed just eight catches totaling 48 yards through his first three NFL games. The rookie may still be worth monitoring in fantasy leagues, as he's been getting a lot of snaps and the 49ers don't have many quality pass-catching options behind Pierre Garcon.
9/22/2017 Garrett Celek, SF, TE
Garrett Celek had one reception for one yard and one touchdown Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
9/22/2017 Pierre Garcon, SF, WR
Pierre Garcon had seven receptions for 142 yards Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Analysis: Garcon played like a man among boys, ripping off huge chunks of yards after the catch en route to his highest single-game yardage total since 2013. With the 49ers lacking any consistent complementary receivers, the physical wideout should remain a target monster going forward.
9/22/2017 Cooper Kupp, LAR, WR
Cooper Kupp had two receptions for 17 yards Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Analysis: Kupp led the Rams in targets through the first two weeks but took a back seat to Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods in this one, having just two balls thrown his way. The rookie's fantasy prospects are trending downward after beginning his career with a six-catch, 76-yard output that included a touchdown.
9/22/2017 Tyler Higbee, LAR, TE
Tyler Higbee had one reception for four yards Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
9/22/2017 Sammy Watkins, LAR, WR
Sammy Watkins had six receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers, but left the game in the fourth quarter and was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol.

Analysis: It'd be a blow for both the Rams and Watkins' owners if he's forced to miss any time, as he was much more of a factor on this night after opening the season with two quiet games. The 2014 No. 4 overall pick's long-term fantasy prognosis is looking very bright, though, provided he's able to stay healthy.
9/22/2017 Tavon Austin, LAR, WR
Tavon Austin had zero receptions for zero yards Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He added three rushes for 14 yards.

Analysis: Austin left late in the game and was evaluated for a possible concussion that threatens his availability for next week's matchup at Dallas. That still shouldn't affect his fantasy outlook, as the first-round bust has had a minimal role in the Rams' new-look offense thus far.
9/22/2017 Robert Woods, LAR, WR
Robert Woods had six receptions for 108 yards Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Analysis: Mostly a possession receiver during his four years in Buffalo, Woods has emerged as more of a deep threat in L.A. by averaging 16.9 yards per catch through the team's first three games. The former USC standout may be worth a fantasy start if top wideout Sammy Watkins (concussion) isn't cleared for next week's showdown at Dallas.
9/22/2017 Marquise Goodwin, SF, WR
Marquise Goodwin had two receptions for 62 yards Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Analysis: Goodwin did make more of an impact in this game by hauling in a 50-yard deep ball from Brian Hoyer, but the speedster's ability to stretch the field is his lone appealing trait. He's recorded just eight catches for 109 yards through the first three weeks.
9/22/2017 Matt Breida, SF, RB
Matt Breida ran for nine yards on three carries Thursday in the San Francisco 49ers' 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He added three receptions for 20 yards.
9/22/2017 Todd Gurley II, LAR, RB
Todd Gurley II ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries Thursday in the Los Angeles Rams' 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He added five receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown.

Analysis: The Rams have an offense again under new coach Sean McVay, and Gurley is one of the main beneficiaries. The bruising back's six touchdowns through three weeks has already matched his entire 2016 total, and he's racked up 76 touches thus far while taking on a larger role as a receiver. With no threat to his snaps on the roster, he's back to elite status in the fantasy world.
9/21/2017 Cam Newton, Car, QB
Newton was limited in practice Thursday due to shoulder and ankle problems.

Analysis: Not that his playing status is in any doubt for Week 3 against the Saints, but Newton is clearly not 100 percent.
9/21/2017 DeVante Parker, Mia, WR
Parker (ankle) didn't practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday, but he's reportedly expected to play Sunday against the Jets.

Analysis: This is supposedly nothing more than a mild sprain and he should be good to go in Week 3, though it's possible the speedster won't be as fast down the field as usual.
9/21/2017 Randall Cobb, GB, WR
Cobb (chest) didn't practice for a second straight day Thursday.

Analysis: Though a recent MRI on his shoulder was negative, Cobb is at risk of sitting out this week's game against the Bengals.
9/21/2017 Nick Perry, GB, LB
Perry is scheduled to undergo surgery on his hand for the second straight year.

Analysis: Coach Mike McCarthy announced the news on Thursday, but did not reveal how long Perry will be sidelined or even if the injury will keep him out of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals (0-2). "Until we get through the surgery, I don't really have a timeline for you," McCarthy said. Perry, who has seven tackles and 1.5 sacks this season, played 53 of the 58 defensive snaps in Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
9/21/2017 Jeremy Langford, Bal, RB
The Ravens have placed Langford on IR.

Analysis: Langford sustained an undisclosed injury during a special teams drill on Wednesday, according to the Baltimore Sun. The third-year running back had been re-signed by Baltimore on Tuesday and becomes the 16th player that the Ravens have placed on injured reserve.
9/21/2017 Dak Prescott, Dal, QB
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed Thursday that Prescott's ankle injury is not serious and should not limit him going forward.

Analysis: Garrett revealed the ankle problem Monday, but there's no reason to think this will stop Prescott from playing in Week 3. However, it does seem possible it could limit his mobility and make him a less effective scrambler.
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