Jones 3rd in pecking order
Aaron Jones will return from suspension this week but Mike McCarthy said he will still be 3rd in the pecking order basically. Jones, being the most talented and best back they have should start to take playing time away eventually. It’s possible that Mike McCarthy just wants to see how little he can give Aaron Rodgers to work with and see if he can still win.
Matthews signs with Eagles
Jordan Matthews has re-signed with the team he started his career with. He had a stellar first 3 seasons posting over 2600 yards and 19 touchdowns in that span. He spent some time with Buffalo and New England in between. With Alshon Jeffery hurt, there is an opening for Matthews to come in and get some meaningful time. He knows the system, it’s a matter of if he still can perform.
Ajayi injury not considered serious
It seems as though Ajayi’s status isn’t as in doubt as it was just a couple days ago. He is apparently day to day and remember, he did come back in the game, play with the injury, and score a touchdown. If he does miss, or plays fewer snaps… Clement could be in line for a 2nd nice game in a row.
Leonard Fournette is back to practicing and TJ Yeldon after a nice fill in week is not with an ankle injury. It’s looking like Fournette will be back on the field this week. He doesn’t have a great history of playing well when hurt, but keep monitoring the situation. Corey Grant becomes a sneaky pickup if either Fournette or Yeldon are out or hampered.
Aaron Jones To Return From Suspension
Aaron Jones is set to return to the field following a two week suspension. He returns to an unsettled Green Bay backfield. After a strong close to 2017, Jamaal Williams has been pedestrian to start 2018, albeit against two strong defenses. Jones brings an explosive element Williams lacks and should be rostered in any league he was dropped. Williams’ pass-blocking prowess could keep him on the field for significant snaps, but few backs offer the upside at cost that Jones does.
Rob Kelley To IR
Washington placed Rob Kelley on IR due to a toe injury. If you were still holding him, you’re probably not reading this blurb, as you have already thrown in the towel on your season. Kelley had become an afterthought in the Washington backfield after holding some late summer appeal following the injury to Derrius Guice. Kelley is eligible to return later this season, though fantasy owners should not care.
Brown misses team activities
This barely feels like news. Brown’s agent says it was a personal matter. This comes a day after Antonio Brown makes a joke about being traded on twitter and vented on the sideline during the game. Sometimes players need to blow off a little steam, they are human too. Well, ridiculous physical specimens… but still human. Call me if he misses the whole week and his playing time is in jeopardy.
Ajayi may sit week 3
After missing some of the game with a back issue last week (but coming back in to score a touchdown)… it sounds as though Ajayi may be questionable for this week against the Colts. Given how well Clement played and that the Eagles may not need to work Ajayi that mcuh, at this point it would be safe to get him out of your lineup and put him back in when you know more. Also… once again… Ajayi has missed zero games due to the much ballyhooed about bone on bone knee injury. He does seem to rack up other injuries, however.
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Gordon traded to the Pats
Josh Gordon was punished by the Cleveland Browns today by being traded to the New England Patriots. The Browns will receive a 5th round draft pick in return and have to send a late round pick to the Patriots should Gordon play less than 10 games. The Browns completely redeemed themselves by signing Rod Streater.
Fish add: This could potentially be another big weapon for Tom Brady. It also signals your last great opportunity to sell high on Josh Gordon in dynasty. Even if you don’t, he may have some big weeks this year. A reminder, no Patriot WR has topped 100 yards more than 3 times in a season since 2013.
Vikings swap Dans
Kicker news!!! The Vikings cut ties with 5th round kicker Dan Carlson today after he missed 3 field goals in a tie with the Packers Sunday. The Vikings have opted to add one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history. If, for some reason, you still play in leagues with kickers this may matter to you. I mean, it’s 2018… is your league TD only as well?
Wentz to start Week 3
Carson Wentz has been cleared and is now set to start week 3. The Foles era is over… but that era did bring home a Lombardi. Wentz will get the Colts out of the gate. The colts were a porous secondary last year, however this year have allowed just 2 passing touchdowns and zero 300 yard passers. Wentz’ ability to stretch plays with his mobility may be in question. He seems like an obvious must start on the surface level, but maybe we give it a week to see how he is.