• The Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Jalen Tolbert didn’t start but remains locked into the slot receiving role.
• The New England Patriots Both WR and WR were treated for injuries. Jakobi Meyers HB Ty Montgomery.
• The Thursday Recap This site has all the fantasy football information you need.
BUFFALO BILLS @ CAROLINA PANTHERS
Avoid the Panthers backup runningbacks The idea of a Panthers backup running the back may seem appealing, Christian McCaffrey’s injury history, but Carolina has used both D’Onta Foreman And Chuba Hubbard Significantly with the starters during the preseason. If McCaffrey is hurt again, they could split snaps at 50/50.
• Hubbard was the first to start against Buffalo.
• Both backs rotated based on drive, not the circumstances. In years past, both were used primarily in running games. However, they have been given receiving roles this preseason.
• Hubbard took five more snaps than the preseason games’ first two, but Foreman did better.
Panthers WR Shi Smith Could finish fourth in the team’s targets Through the entire preseason Smith has been the Panthers slot wide receiver. The 2021 sixth-round pick seems likely to maintain this role despite some bigger named backups on Carolina’s roster. He should be avoided in deep leagues, where there are multiple wide receivers.
• Robbie Anderson Participated in preseason games, but was unable to play tonight due to a hip/quad injury.
• D.J. Moore The game was started, but only two snaps were taken to give backups more chances.
• Terrace Marshall Jr. He made his preseason debut in the game and was able to start it over. Rashard Higgins. This means Marshall appears to be higher up on the depth chart.
• Moore was replaced by Higgins on the second play.
• Smith has been the slot receiver for any combination of Panthers receivers throughout the preseason. This makes him most likely to join Anderson or Moore in the starting lineup.
Don’t Forget About Jamison Crowder: Crowder is one of many key players the Bills rested. This shows that they still value Crowder. While he won’t be in their starting lineup in Week 1, he can still be a contributor to the offense.
• The Bills Isiah McKenzie In their last preseason match, Crowder was out wide at times. Crowder can now play in McKenzie’s place, as well as in the place of McKenzie’s outside receivers. Crowder can play in the slot and McKenzie can move outside.
• This won’t be enough for Crowder to have fantasy value on a week-to-week basis, but if there is an injury to a starter, he can be started in fantasy leagues.
Before you take any action, be aware of the risks James Cook: Cook is third on the Bills depth list this preseason. It’s unlikely that Cook will be a fantasy contributor in the first half of the season.
• Both Devin Singletary And Zack Moss Cook was able not to play because they included some of the veteran players.
• It’s clear Singletary will see a majority of snaps in Week 1, but it’s unclear how much he will get substituted out for the two backs.
• The Bills had rotated by drive rather than situation in the preseason, so it’s also uncertain if the backups will substitute by situation or by drive.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS @ DALLAS COWBOYS
Jalen Tolbert didn’t start for the Cowboys, but that’s okay: Tolbert didn’t start the game, but he has been locked in as the Cowboys’ slot receiver all preseason. The team’s other receivers — both healthy and injured — primarily play on the outside, so Tolbert’s role in the slot should be secure regardless of who is healthy.
• CeeDee Lamb And Noah Brown As the outside wide receivers, I sat out preseason.
• Simi Fehoko And Dennis Houston started the game tonight — with a play that used six offensive linemen.
• Tolbert hasn’t played as much in clear run situations but was often in two-receiver sets in more pass/run neutral situations.
• Michael Gallup Although out injured, he is a former outside receiver.
• James Washington is his top competition for snaps, but he’s also been out and is unlikely to win the job from Tolbert.
• Tolbert ran the most routes from the slot in each preseason game’s first half.
Don’t Draft Noah Fant: At tight end, the Seahawks used a three-man rotation. None them ran more than 50% of the team’s routes Over the first five drives.
• Will You Dissly The Seahawks took most of the snaps during the first drive, and that was the beginning of the game.
• The three tight ends were interchangeable throughout the five drives.
Draft Dareke Young Deep leagues and Dynasty Leagues The seventh-round rookie began the game with Tyler Lockett And D’Wayne Eskridge He led the starters’ snap count. He could be the Seahawks third wide receiver for this season.
• Young was more comfortable playing on the outside and taking all the shots in 12 persons over Eskridge. Penny Hart He is right across the street from him. He also played the majority of the snaps with 11 personnel.
• Freddie Swain was the slot receiver for Seattle last season but didn’t rotate in until Seattle’s second drive, making Eskridge potentially the favorite in the slot.
• Lockett could be used by the Seahawks out wide or in the slot. How often they use him in each spot could decide if Young gets more playing time or Eskridge.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Don’t listen to the backup running backs of the Chargers Larry Rountree III Tonight was the start, unlike in the previous two games Joshua Kelley started. Both players would be given some snaps, if Austin Ekeler You were to get hurt.
• The starters have seen the two players rotate in and around a lot throughout the preseason.
• It’s unclear whether Rountree is now second on the depth chart or it was just his turn to receive the start.
• Fourth-round rookie Isaiah Spiller He was the third running back in the field during the preseason. He missed tonight with an ankle injury that isn’t expected to be serious. He is still fourth on the depth chart, and is unlikely to be fantasy valuable early in the season.
• My top ten list: Chargers’ backs are last running back handcuff rankings.
You can ignore the Chargers receivers tonight. The Chargers have let their most experienced players miss the preseason. There was also an injury that prevented some players from playing tonight, so there is little to no information.
• Joshua Palmer After being released from the concussion protocol on Wednesday, he missed this game. There have been reports that he’s clearly ahead of Jalen Guyton The depth chart is incorrect, but preseason usage has not supported or refuted this. Guyon took every snap on the first two drives, and then only the third drive when Guyon was unable to play and backups were exhausted.
• Tre’ McKitty After missing two games due to a soft tissue injury, he made his first preseason appearance. Although he was able to start the game, he is likely to remain behind. Gerald Everett And Donald Parham The depth chart.
The hype is a little slow Chris Olave: Jarvis LAndry and Marquez Callaway Olave was not able to play until the fourth offensive pass. New Orleans began the game. Callaway, a rookie wideout, might still be third on our depth chart.
• Later in the drive Olave joined Callaway as a two-receiver set with Landry on Landry’s bench.
• Callaway continued playing on the second driving, while Landry & Olave stopped playing along with several starters.
• Olave will likely see extended playing time during the regular season. However, fantasy managers might not like it as much if Callaway is also rotating in.
• He will be perfectly content if Michael Thomas Ends up being lost for a long time.
For the Saints, ignore the precise end snap counts: Juwan Johnson appeared to be the Saints’ clear receiving tight end, but that was only because Taysom Hill And Adam Trautman The reason for my absence was not disclosed.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Draft Rhamondre Stevenson: With Damien Harris Stevenson began the game after Stevenson had finished his rest. Stevenson was given more practice in passing situations, as the Patriots did last week.
• Harris left the Wednesday practice early, which is likely why he didn’t play. However, he did dress up for the game, which is a good sign his injury isn’t serious.
• Ty Montgomery The second drive was taken, but the cart was pushed out of the way. Ideally, the injury isn’t serious, but if it is, that would increase Stevenson’s odds of playing in passing situations by even more.
• J.J. Taylor took the third drive, and is still ahead of both rookie runningbacks on the depth chart.
Follow the Jakobi Meyers injury: Meyers was the first to play the Patriots’ offensive snaps. He then went on to play the remaining nine before heading for the blue medical tent. After the game, he was seen on an exercise bike. He is likely to be fine so he was being kept out of harm’s way.
• DeVante Parker Meyers joined Meyers in the start lineup. Nelson Agholor Meyers was still in action, and I took every snap in my three-receiver set.
• Kendrick Bourne didn’t play his first offensive snap until Meyers left the game. All three healthy receivers were able to see time in two receiver sets.
• Rookie Tyquan Thornton didn’t play, as he’s expected to miss eight weeks with a collarbone injury.
• If Meyers is hurt, Parker would be the Patriots clear wide receiver.
Buyer Beware Hunter Henry: Henry finished last season TE8 by dominating Patriots’ tightening of routes. He ran 403 yards compared to the previous season. Jonnu Smith’s 158. They split routes 50/50 against Raiders
• Henry was more inclined to play on the late downs than Smith, but Smith played on the early downs.
• Henry hadn’t played in any preseason game prior to tonight.
Do not ignore the Raiders snaps! The Raiders have traditionally rested their stars players in preseason. They rested more players tonight than usual.
• Zamir White He had won the third running-back spot. Kenyan DrakeWhite was released. It would have been good to see White used on third and long, but Las Vegas wasn’t in that situation in their first two drives.
• Snaps are plays that were rescheduled due to penalties such as offensive holding or defensive pass interference. These plays are removed from the other stats.
• Official NFL sources may have different targets. Clear throws away passes are the most common source of discrepancy. In these cases, the NFL may give the target directly to the nearest receiver. This data is not.
• Only designed plays count as carries. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.
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