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    • Mon, Sep 26, 6:34am

      Mathews finished Sunday's win over Pittsburgh with two carries for minus-5 yards. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he's been working through an apparent ankle injury for the last two weeks.

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      Analysis: Eagles head coach Doug Pederson did not provide any information regarding Mathews' status after Sunday's game, but Wendell Smallwood piled up 17 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown while Kenjon Barner carried eight times for 42 yards and a score of his own. Considering that Mathews carried the ball 22 times in Week 1, it's fair to connect the reduced workloads against the Bears (nine carries in Week 2) and Steelers to the ailment. Further details regarding the extent of the problem are expected to come Monday when Pederson addresses the media again. Depending on the severity of the injury, Mathews stands to benefit from the Eagles' Week 4 bye.

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    • Mon, Sep 26, 6:29am

      Te'o will have an MRI on his injured ankle, but it's believed he's suffered a season-ending Achilles tear, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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      Analysis: Te'o may become the third Charger to be lost for the season in as many weeks.

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    • Mon, Sep 26, 6:08am

      Walsh made both field goal attempts, from 31 and 28 yards, but missed his only extra point attempt.

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      Analysis: Walsh continues to be inconsistent from shorter distances this season as he's missed two extra point attempts and a 37-yard field goal attempt. However, there are no signs the Vikings are considering a chance at kicker.

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    • Mon, Sep 26, 5:58am

      Morgan left Sunday's game with a knee injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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      Analysis: Morgan shone as a receiver in the preseason, but he hasn't been a factor in the regular season. He played an average of 18.5 snaps on offense the first two weeks, so he'll have a small role as a blocker.

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    • Sun, Sep 25, 11:02pm

      Carpenter made both of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's upset over the Cardinals -- a 19-yarder and a 45-yarder -- but missed one of four extra-point attempts.

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      Analysis: The extra-point attempts were a big issue last season, when six misses almost cost Carpenter his job. However, Sunday's miss was his first of the season, and he's been true on eight others. With the Bills winning big, Carpenter's job seems fairly secure for the time being; however, his 17 points on the season put him just tied for 21st among the league's kickers.

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    • Sun, Sep 25, 10:23pm

      Dawson converted one of his two field goal attempts Sunday, hitting from 22 but missing from 53 in a loss to Seattle.

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      Analysis: With just three field goals through three games, Chip Kelly's uptempo offense hasn't resulted in more scoring opportunities for the veteran kicker. While Sunday's 53-yard miss likely didn't negatively affect fantasy owners, a successful attempt would have gone a long way in saving an otherwise mediocre output.

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    • Sun, Sep 25, 10:07pm

      Reid led all San Francisco defenders with 12 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's blowout loss to the Seahawks.

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      Analysis: The 12 combined tackles marked a career-high for the fourth-year safety. Reid doesn't usually post double-digit tackle totals, but Seattle's offense was breaking through to the second level consistently Sunday, resulting in the uncharacteristically-high tackle total. Even with Sunday's inflated total, Reid is on pace to top his career-high mark of 77 tackles set in 2013.

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    • Sun, Sep 25, 9:51pm

      Patton was held to eight yards on one catch (four targets) in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

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      Analysis: Patton has come back down to Earth over the past two weeks after posting a five-catch, 60-yard performance Week 1. Seattle's elite defense is partly to blame, but San Francisco's offense doesn't look potent enough to produce consistent fantasy options outside of star running back Carlos Hyde. Next week's opponent isn't as imposing as Carolina and Seattle, so Patton has a better chance at producing a more PPR-friendly stat line against the Cowboys, but we wouldn't recommend him outside of an emergency option or bye week fill-in.

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    • Sun, Sep 25, 9:41pm

      White caught six passes for 62 yards on a team-high 14 targets in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Cowboys.

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      Analysis: It's tough to seem invisible when you get 14 targets, but White almost managed the feat until he made an acrobatic, 32-yard grab late in the fourth quarter, providing his only real highlight of the game. Zach Miller and Alshon Jeffery were both far more efficient, but the Bears will likely keep feeding their young wideout in what's quickly shaped up as a rebuilding year. Next up is a Detroit team that was roasted by Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson on Sunday.

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    • Sun, Sep 25, 9:36pm

      Jeffery (knee) caught five passes for 70 yards on seven targets in Sunday's 31-17 loss to Dallas.

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      Analysis: While not visibly bothered by his injury, Jeffery surprisingly finished just third on the team in targets, trailing Kevin White (14) and Zach Miller (nine). The lack of volume is starting to become a concern, even though Jeffery is averaging 90 yards per game. He has just 20 targets through three weeks and has yet to find the end zone, though the latter issue is largely a product of playing for a dreadful team. In any case, the injury-riddled Bears are worse than they were last season, and Jeffery also has more competition for targets than he did at the time. While he's still a weekly must-start in nearly all formats, expectations shouldn't be based on last year's massive volume. Jeffery will face the Lions in Week 4, potentially drawing a tough assignment against top CB Darius Slay.

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