Carroll: Carson was 'gassed' from special tms
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 11:50 PMGregg Bell on Twitter
Speaking after the Week 2 loss to the Bears, coach Pete Carroll said Chris Carson didn't get any second-half touches because he was "gassed" from playing special teams.
Anthony Miller catches first NFL TD in win
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 11:19 PM
Anthony Miller caught 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' Week 2 win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: Miller's touchdown came from 10 yards out on a fine play by Mitchell Trubisky to throw with his right while running left. Still, Miller is deep down the totem pole for targets in what is currently an ugly passing offense. He has five grabs for 25 yards and the score through two games. Leave him on the wire.
Taylor Gabriel goes 4-30 in Week 2 win
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 11:15 PM
Taylor Gabriel caught 4-of-7 targets for 30 yards in the Bears' Week 2 win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: The seven targets were easily second-most on the team but a distant second to Allen Robinson's 14. Gabriel has nine grabs for a meager 55 yards through two games. He's well off the fantasy map ahead of Week 3 at Arizona.
Dissly catches late touchdown in Week 2 loss
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 11:13 PM
Will Dissly caught 3-of-5 targets for 42 yards and one touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 2 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: Dissly did most of his damage and caught his short touchdown on the meaningless stat-padding final drive. But, hey, they all count the same in fantasy. He's now turned 10 targets into a 6-147-2 line through two games. Dissly is locked in as the Seahawks' top pass-catching tight end for the foreseeable future and gets a decent matchup at home with the Cowboys in Week 3.
Trey Burton catches first Bears TD in win
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 11:09 PM
Trey Burton caught all four of his targets for 20 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' Week 2 win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: He caught his first target for a three-yard score on a shovel pass to kick off the scoring in this one. Other than that, it was another quiet night for Burton, who has 36 yards and the score on 10 targets through two games. Allen Robinson has 21 targets in that span as the Bears' clear No. 1 pass-game option. Burton will remain a TE1 next week in Arizona only because of positional weakness. The good news is the Cardinals have surrendered a TD to a TE each of the first two games.
Brandon Marshall goes 4-44 in return to CHI
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 11:08 PM
Brandon Marshall caught 4-of-6 targets for 44 yards in the Seahawks' Week 2 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: He saw all of his targets in the first half. Marshall was really the only one to produce any offense for the Seahawks before the break, accounting for 44 of Russell Wilson's 68 pass yards. Marshall is going to need touchdowns to be a fantasy producer. He has 90 yards receiving through two games. Marshall will be a TD-or-bust WR4/5 next week at home against the lowly Cowboys.
Tarik Cohen logs 5 touches, hurts ankle late
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 11:03 PM
Tarik Cohen rushed four times for eight yards and caught a 17-yard pass on his lone target in the Bears' Week 2 win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: Cohen exited late in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. The severity is unknown. Cohen was talked up as a "Tyreek Hill" type player over the summer but has been anything but through two games, logging eight touches for 41 yards in Week 1 and the five for 25 yards in this one. He has no business being in fantasy lineups at the moment. Not until he shows to have a bigger role.
Jameis Winston sued by Uber driver
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 6:43 PMTampa Bay Times
Jameis Winston is being sued by his former Uber driver to pay for damages that include "emotional distress as well as future therapy expenses."
Analysis: Kate P. and her legal team also believe Winston still doesn't understand the impact of his actions, and they want "exemplary or punitive damages to punish and deter such conduct." The lawsuit offers "little new information" about the incident, so nothing should alter Winston's eligibility with the NFL, but he will have to answer to the suit nonetheless. Winston is eligible to return Week 4 but his starting job is very much in doubt with Ryan Fitzpatrick playing well to start the season.
Eagles released WR DeAndre Carter
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 5:45 PMPhilly.com
Eagles released WR DeAndre Carter.
Analysis: Carter was released when the Eagles signed RB Josh Adams off the practice squad. Carter played 53 snaps in the opener, but then lost snaps to Kamar Aiken and Shelton Gibson this past weekend.
Nagy: Jordan Howard needs more carries
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 5:19 PMChicago Sun Times
Bears coach Matt Nagy said Jordan Howard needs "probably a few more carries."
Analysis: When speaking about Howard's limited fourth quarter workload -- he received just two carries and one target in Monday's fourth quarter -- Nagy said, "I think probably a few more carries is probably the answer to that." The coach also mentioned that the Bears need to be playing with a lead for Howard to get the "typical 8-10 fourth quarter carries." Howard is already averaging 19 touches per game, but a few more carries would certainly help his fantasy value.
Liuget suing ex-trainer over PED suspension
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 4:40 PMESPN.com
Suspended Chargers DT Corey Liuget is suing his ex-trainer, blaming him for his PED ban.
Analysis: Liuget is seeking $15 million in damages. He alleges his ex-trainer told him he was using a "high dose of an over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory" to treat Liuget's foot pain. Instead, according to Liuget, it was a banned substance. Liuget will return to the Bolts in Week 5.
Redskins reserve RB Rob Kelley lands on IR
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 4:29 PMJohn Keim on Twitter
Redskins placed RB Rob Kelley on injured reserve with a toe injury.
Analysis: Kelley was injured in Sunday's loss to the Colts. It sounds like he will be a candidate for return. Kelley must sit at least eight games. Samaje Perine will slot in as the Redskins' No. 3 back.
Riley McCarron sent to practice squad IR
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 4:19 PMMike Reiss on Twitter
Patriots placed WR Riley McCarron on practice squad injured reserve.
Analysis: If you were holding onto McCarron in your Dynasty league, you can stop now.
Giants work out free agent OT Will Beatty
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 4:16 PMField Yates on Twitter
Giants worked out free agent OT Will Beatty.
Analysis: Now 33, Beatty has not made an NFL start since 2014. He has just seven appearances over the past three seasons. It's hard to see how he would make anything better in New York. Beatty was part of a large group of linemen to work out on Tuesday.
Titans promote RB Dalyn Dawkins to 53-man
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 4:04 PM
Titans promoted RB Dalyn Dawkins from the practice squad.
Analysis: CB Kenneth Durden has also been promoted. Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry both escaped Sunday's win healthy, so Dawkins' promotion isn't about issues at the top of the depth chart. An UDFA out of Colorado State, Dawkins played a three-down role for the Rams.
Carson remains atop Seahawks' depth chart
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 3:57 PMLiz Mathews on Twitter
Chris Carson remains atop the Seahawks' running back depth chart for Week 3.
Analysis: "Gassed" from playing special teams - really (at least according to coach Pete Carroll) - Carson did not touch the ball in the second half of Monday's dispiriting loss to the Bears. Any time Carroll opens his mouth, he signs Carson's praises, but the usage has not matched the verbiage so far this season. Carson will be a risky, low-end FLEX play for Week 3 against the Cowboys.
Falcons lose LG Levitre to triceps injury
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 3:04 PMVaughn McClure on Twitter
Falcons placed LG Andy Levitre on injured reserve with a triceps injury, ending his season.
Jordan Matthews works out for Eagles Tuesday
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 3:02 PMNBC Sports Philadelphia
Free agent WR Jordan Matthews worked out for the Eagles on Tuesday.
Bengals extend K Randy Bullock through 2020
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 2:40 PM
Bengals signed K Randy Bullock to a two-year extension through 2020.
Analysis: It's a rare bit of good kicking news in what's been a dark week for the position. The Bengals' kicker since midway through 2016, Bullock has converted an elite 90 percent of his field goal attempts in the Queen City.
Ground and pound: G-Men sign FB Elijhaa Penny
Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 2:35 PMJordan Raanan on Twitter
Giants signed FB Elijhaa Penny.
Analysis: Penny was on the Cardinals' practice squad. ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan hints Penny will be taking FB Shane Smith's roster spot outright after Smith struggled against the Cowboys. Judging from how the Giants looked on Sunday night, switching fullbacks will be tantamount to re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.