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Miles Boykin leads in snaps
Miles Boykin - WR, BAL

For the second week in a row, Ravens receiver Miles Boykin led the Ravens in offensive snaps, logging a 74% share in week two.

Dynasty Analysis

If snaps only translated into significant game-day production. Boykin produced 38 yards on 4-of-5 receiving in week two and has now produced a total of 75 yards over two games. The athletic 23 year old has plenty of time to build upon his snap share for greater productivity in the future, but that future also remains uncertain on a team set clearly upon Lamar Jackson's legs and Marquise Brown's speed. With such a young receiving corps., there are no guarantees Boykin remains the top in snaps looking forward. DLF's WR77 is a firm upside hold in dynasty but needs to start filling the stat sheet soon if he is to retain his value.

DLF Analyst:       Source: FootballGuys
Sep 22: 3:08 PM EST
Russell Gage rising
Russell Gage - WR, ATL

Falcons receiver Russell Gage played logged a productive 83% of the offensive snaps in a loss to the Cowboys in week two

Dynasty Analysis

After producing nine receptions and 114 yards in week one, Gage had a satisfactory follow-on performance in week two, logging a 6-of-9 target receiving day for 46 yards and a touchdown. His second week of significant snap share was no anomaly and secures his status as the WR3 in the Falcons' offense and putting him on the radar as a potential WR4 flex play in fantasy. At only 24 years of age, Gage's role between Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley should keep him in single coverage and provide a foundation for consistent targets going forward. While not a receiver who projects highly in dynasty his status as a role-player has value in deep-roster leagues and he can be considered for addition if available. Russell Gage is a sparsely ranked WR86 on DLF's receiver rankings.

DLF Analyst:       Source: FootballGuys
Sep 22: 3:01 PM EST
Damier Byrd fixture on offense
Damiere Byrd - WR, NEP

Patriots receiver Damier Byrd played 62 offensive snaps in week two

Dynasty Analysis

He played 56 snaps in week one but failed to record a reception. In week two, Byrd produced 72 yards on 6-of-9 targets in a loss to the Seahawks. The Patriots may have found a third receiver behind Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry and while still unranked on DLF's receiver rankings in combination with the ongoing significant injuries which have piled up in two weeks of the regular season, continued production by Byrd could put the 27 year old on the map as a last-flex emergency play for rosters struggling with injuries.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Fantasy Pros
Sep 22: 2:47 PM EST
Devonta Freeman heads to the Giants
Devonta Freeman - RB, NYG

Free agent running back Devonta Freeman has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Giants.

Dynasty Analysis

The deal is reportedly pending Freeman passing his physical and a COVID-19 test. The Giants are desperate for running back help after losing Saquon Barkley to a torn ACL and unsurprisingly have turned to Freeman, who was easily the best running back on the market. After visiting with numerous teams and not finding any contract offers to his liking, Freeman held out for an injury and now gets a nice chance to reclaim some value. He didn't look the same last year en route to just 656 rushing yards and two touchdowns, though he did catch 59 passes for 410 yards and four scores. He'll battle Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman for touches, but should emerge sooner, rather than later. Freeman is found as our RB78 and this signing could revive his career if her performs well. For owners in deep leagues who held out hope, this is great morning.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NFL.com
Sep 22: 2:47 PM EST
Rob Gronkowski quiet again
Rob Gronkowski - TE, TBB

Through two games, Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski has managed 11 yards on 2-of-4 receiving.

Dynasty Analysis

Pathetic. Gronk was a hot addition following his signing with the expectation the reunion with Tom Brady would produce the same magic in the bay as it didn't when both were in New England. It hasn't panned out that way and whether due to Gronk's conditioning or offensive play-calling, he's been a huge disappointment in fantasy. The Buccaneers have looked anything but fluid on offense and while it's still far too early to rule out Gronk playing a significant role going forward, the recent trend should find him on your bench until production is seen. The 31-year old and TE21 is declining in value with each successive week. For comparison, fellow tight end O.J. Howard has produced 47 yards and a touchdown on 4-of-6 receiving. Clearly, the tight end position is not factoring prominently in the Bucs' offense at this time.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 21: 1:50 PM EST
Mike Davis next man up
Mike Davis - RB, CAR

Veteran Panther running back Mike Davis will replace Christian McCaffrey who will be sidelined for the foreseeable future with a high ankle sprain.

Dynasty Analysis

Expect the veteran to see a lion's share of the backfield work for the next 4-6 weeks. Davis only saw one rushing attempt but converted all eight of his targets for 74 yards in week two but he'll be a hot commodity in this week's free agency bidding frenzy. Davis won't hold long term appeal but could be an important addition for competitive teams looking to bridge the gap leading up to mid-season and the period leading up to fantasy playoffs following. Mike Davis is unranked on DLF's dynasty ranking but is sure to make an appearance over the next week.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 21: 1:24 PM EST
Jerry Jeudy atop the depth chart
Jerry Jeudy - WR, DEN

Broncos rookie receiver Jerry Jeudy clearly sits atop the depth chart following the season-ending knee injury to Courtland Sutton.

Dynasty Analysis

Jeudy, now the clear WR1 in Denver's offense, has produced eight receptions on 15 targets through the first two weeks of his rookie campaign and he's likely to see increased action going forward. The young receiver will have a lot on his shoulders as he looks to boost his flagging, now 0-2, team, impacted by the loss of WR1 Courtland Sutton and quarterback Drew Lock. Jeudy, as DLF's WR16, has suffered at least two bad drops thus far in 2020, both in week one, but all arrows are pointing up for the 21 year old and he has a long runway to further production in 2020 and beyond.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NFL.com
Sep 21: 12:43 PM EST
Parris Campbell out indefinitely
Parris Campbell - WR, IND

Colts receiver Parris Campbell suffered damage to his PCL and will be out indefinitely.

Dynasty Analysis

Campbell had a noteworthy week one when he reeled in 6-of-9 targets for a 71 yards and injured his knee on his only touch early in week two on a sweep play. The second-year receiver had been climbing the depth chart of late and was a fixture in the starting lineup. While there is no timetable for his return currently, he'll likely avoid surgery and should return to the lineup later in 2020. In the near-term look for T.Y. Hilton and rookie Michael Pittman Jr. should see an increase in targets and resulting production. Campbell is listed as DLF's WR53.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Fox 59
Sep 21: 12:34 PM EST
Courtland Sutton out for season

Confirming our earlier update, Mike Klis is reporting that per a source, Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton will miss the remainder of the season due to a significant knee injury

Dynasty Analysis

In his most recent tweet, Klis says it was more than an ACL though this has not been confirmed as of yet. Jerry Jeudy's stock will rise while Sutton's will dip from his current WR18 status

DLF Analyst:       Source: Mike Klis via Twitter
Sep 21: 12:07 PM EST
Courtland Sutton down again

Courtland Sutton reportedly has what the Broncos fear is a significant knee injury.

Dynasty Analysis

Sutton had some cramping after seeing his first game action after a shoulder injury sidelined him for the opener, but then injured his knee apparently making a tackle after an interception. We're awaiting word on the exact nature of the injury, but this clearly does not look good. Sutton is currently our WR18 as he was coming off a brekaout campaign that featured a 72/112/6 line. His value will surely dip if his injury is of the season ending variety and open the door for Jerry Jeudy to take over as the WR1 in Denver, albeit with a backup quarterback for the time being.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 21: 11:34 AM EST
Christian McCaffrey to miss 4-6 weeks

Christian McCaffrey is likely to miss "multiple weeks" with an ankle injury he suffered this past Sunday.

Dynasty Analysis

The hits were aplenty this past weekend and even the great and durable McCaffrey couldn't leave the weekend unscathed. It's a high ankle sprain for the talented running back and would likely leave him with a timetable of four-to-six weeks for his return, though that's purely speculation at this point. While this shouldn't affect his long-term dynasty value much, the Panthers will turn to Mike Davis in the short-term. Davis has been effective in spurts and will surely see his dynasty value get a quick spike. Those who have Davis rostered already and don't have a contending team should look to move him immediately.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Sep 21: 10:59 AM EST
Saquon Barkley likely tears his ACL
Saquon Barkley - RB, NYG

Giants running back Saquon Barley is likely out for the season with what the team believes is a torn ACL.

Dynasty Analysis

The seemingly inhuman Barkley will now face a year of recovery and hope to be back for week one next season after the inevitable is confirmed. While a tough blow for his short-term value, the list of running backs who come back successfully from this injury is long and distinguished. That's likely little comfort for those who have Barkley on their rosters, though. Running backs who tear ACLs are commonly not back to peak form for two seasons and while Barkley will still be only 25 when that happens, his overall position as our second ranked player in dynasty leagues is certain to drop.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 21: 10:47 AM EST
Mo Alie-Cox set to start
Mo Alie-Cox - TE, IND

Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox is set to start as Jack Doyle is out for week two due to knee and ankle injuries

Dynasty Analysis

Sharing snaps with Doyle in week one, Alie-Cox played 39% of the offensive snaps an logged two receptions for 20 yards. It's unknown how long Doyle will remain out of the lineup but until he returns, it will be Alie-Cox soaking up all meaningful snaps with a chance for material production and, potentially, a greater role going forward. Allie-Cox, turns 27 today and is unranked on DLF's tight end rankings. He can be used as a streaming option for week two and until Doyle returns but has upside if he produces with his first start of 2020.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 19: 8:51 AM EST
Jordan Akins receives praise
Jordan Akins - TE, HOU

Texans tight end Jordan Akins was praised by head coach Bill O'Brien for his quickness and after-the-catch ability

Dynasty Analysis

Akins, 28, played 81% of the offensive snaps, nearly double to that of veteran tight end Darren Fells. The Texans struggled to find offensive consistency in their first game, potentially a sign the loss of receiver DeAndre Hopkins was more impactful than the team had assumed. Akins existence on the waiver wire could provide for an opportunity for dynasty coaches needing depth at the position. Fells still excels in the red zone but continued production from Akins could eat into that role and provide a valuable target to Deshaun Watson in the weeks ahead. Jordan Akins is found as DLF's TE39.

DLF Analyst:       Source: USA Today
Sep 19: 8:34 AM EST
Antonio Callaway out until week eight

Dolphins wide receiver Antonio Callaway is eligible to return in week eight.

Dynasty Analysis

Callaway was a former first round talent who has had a myriad of off-the-field issues. After two seasons with the Browns that featured a meager 51/675/5 line, Cleveland decided he just wasn't worth the headache and cut him loose. Callaway headed to the XFL where he promptly tore his ACL last season. Callaway is best left on the waiver wire for now, but he does have the talent to make an impact if he ever gets his house in order. He can stay on the wire for now, but should be monitored if the Dolphins have injuries in the receiving corps.

DLF Analyst:       Source: PFT
Sep 18: 9:45 PM EST
Robert Woods gets an extension
Robert Woods - WR, LAR

The Rams signed Robert Woods to a four-year, $65 million extension.

Dynasty Analysis

One of the most commonly underrated receivers in all of fantasy football, the contract keeps Woods under team control through the 2025 season. Woods is coming off back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons and has scored eight touchdowns over the past two years. It's been a busy week for the Rams as they've now extended both Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, ensuring stability with their wide receiver corps for the foreseeable future. Woods may not be one of the sexiest receivers in fantasy, but you could do much, much worse with your WR2 as he offers a fantastic floor as he's posted nine straight games with at least 70 yards receiving. Woods is currently our WR32 and this contract solidifies that ranking as he's one of the most consistent receivers in the league. The bad news in dynasty circles is the contracts of Woods and Kupp severely limit the short-term value of Van Jefferson, whose value of WR70 is going to be tough to move up from in the next few seasons.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 18: 9:31 PM EST
CJ Uzomah out for the season
CJ Uzomah - TE, CIN

CJ Uzomah is out for the season with a torn achilles tendon.

Dynasty Analysis

It's a tough break as Uzomah had a golden opportunity this year with Tyler Eifert in Jacksonville. A torn achilles is one of the toughest injuries for any athletes to recover from and Uzomah will hope to be ready for training camp next season. Drew Sample will take over for Uzomah and be an intriguing waiver add in deeper leagues. Uzomah is currently our TE45 and Sample our TE 56 - expect those values to trend in opposite directions in the upcoming months.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 18: 9:20 PM EST
Auden Tate may seek a trade
Auden Tate - WR, CIN

Cincinnati wide receiver Auden Tate was a healthy scratch in week two, leading to speculation he may seeek a trade.

Dynasty Analysis

Tate was supposedly the star of training camp, but has surprisingly now fallen behind AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross and Michael Thomas in the pecking order. After being a healthy scratch in week two, Tate is clearly frustrated and wants a change in scenery. While the Bengals have no obligation to move him, the 49ers, Patriots and Eagles may all have some initial interest. Tate is a hold in dynasty leagues for the moment, but he'll be tougher to keep on rosters if things don't change in Cincinnati and he's not moved prior to the trading deadline. Tate is currently our WR93, but that ranking seems destined to either move up or down significantly depending on how the Begals react to him wanting out.

DLF Analyst:       Source: CBS Sports
Sep 18: 8:46 PM EST
Mohamed Sanu signs with 49ers
Mohamed Sanu - WR, SFO

The 49ers have signed wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to a one-year contract.

Dynasty Analysis

Sanu was a surprise cut by the New England Patriots, if only because those same Patriots gave up a second round pick to acquire him last year. The 49ers are hurting at the position and badly in need of depth, especially after Deebo Samuel landed on IR and George Kittle was deemed as questionable for this week's game. Sanu has had his moments throughout his eight-year career, but has never topped more than 67 catches, 838 receiving yards or five touchdowns in any given season. Even if he's 100% healthy (which is a valid question as he's had trouble recovering from an ankle injury), Sanu can be left on the waiver wire as no more than a dynasty roster clogger.

DLF Analyst:       Source: CBS Sports
Sep 15: 7:17 PM EST
Kalen Ballage signs with the Jets
Kalen Ballage - RB, NYJ

Kalen Ballage has signed with the New York Jets.

Dynasty Analysis

Yes, the Ballage of the 1.8 yards per carry has resurfaced in New York with his old coach Adam Gase. Ballage was terrible last season for Miami, rushing for 135 yards and three touchdowns on 74 carries. He'll be in the mix with Frank Gore and Josh Adams moving forward, though none of them seem to be great options at the moment. Ballage can be kept on the waiver wire.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 15: 6:38 PM EST
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