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Saturday, August 27, 2016

FANTASY FOOTBALL PRESEASON WEEK 3 WRAPUP: SATURDAY

Jeremy Langford:  It was the Jeremy Langford show on Saturday as the Chicago Bears back carried 6 times for 17 yards as he completely ran with the 1's.  Despite some early reports that the Bears would use a committee of backs, Langford seems set to be the three-down back which should push his name up cheat sheets.

Ben Watson:  Coming off a career-year with the New Orleans Saints in 2015 despite being in the league more than a decade, Baltimore Ravens tight end Ben Watson did not have a lot of fantasy football attention attached to his name going into 2016.  That will be even more the case now after Watson suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon.  Non-contact injuries almost always result in serious injuries like this and now Watson can be scratched from your cheat sheets if you haven't drafted yet.

Kenneth Dixon:  A knee injury suffered by Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Kenneth Dixon dimmed what was looking like a very intriguing option going forward, especially after he opened up Saturday night's game rushing for 41 yards on only six carries.  Head coach John Harbaugh says the injury is not serious but coming so close to the start of the season, Dixon's outlook is murky at best.  Still the fact he ran with the 1's is a good sign that the Ravens plan to make use of him.  Pick up Dixon where available.

-Very bad news for those who own Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck.  Already having been hit more than any other QB in the game the last three seasons, Luck now lost starting LG Jake Mewort for the season with a torn ACL.  Not good by any means and it adds to the risk that Luck carries as he could be running for his life and forcing throws again.

Donte Moncrief:  On the positive side for the Colts, wideout Donte Moncrief caught 6 passes for 58 yards in the team's game Saturday night.  Moncrief looks like he is on the verge of having a nice breakout in 2016 and especially in PPR formats, he carries decent value.

-It was DeAndre Washington and not Latavius Murray who did the bulk of the running Saturday night for the Oakland Raiders.  While Murray ran twice for zero yards, Washington picked up 55 yards on 8 carries and a score.  Washington's big performance should give the Raiders more incentive to use him in rotation with Murray, which of course is bad news for the latter whose owners were counting on a big workload.  Something to keep watching.





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