Showdown contests on DraftKings and FanDuel present a different set of challenges and strategies. Here's what we're looking at for Sunday night's clash between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.
The Dolphins traded DB Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers on Monday for a 2020 first-round pick, according to multiple reports. Fitzpatrick complained openly about the new Miami coaching staff playing him out of position at SS. He'll join a Pittsburgh secondary with a 2018 first-round pick, Terrell Edmunds, starting at that spot. We'll see exactly what the Steelers have planned for Fitzpatrick, who boasts uncommon versatility. Perhaps Fitzpatrick's departure will get veteran S Reshad Jones back to full playing time. Jones missed Week 2 with an ankle injury.
Jets QB Trevor Siemian suffered a gruesome-looking leg injury in the 2nd quarter of Monday night's game against the Browns. He was surprisingly able to walk off the field but quickly headed back to the locker room with trainers. QB Luke Falk, a 2018 6th-rounder out of Washington State, is next up for the Jets.
Browns TE David Njoku left in the 1st quarter of the game against the Jets after being upended while going up for a pass and landing on the side of his head and neck. Njoku is reportedly being evaluated or a concussion and is questionable to return. We'll confirm his status once they're done testing him.
Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is dealing with a calf strain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "It’s not major, but with two games in 10 days, the timing is bad," Rapoport adds. "His status for those is in some doubt." It sounds like Jeffery is unlikely to play against the Lions this weekend and could also miss the following Thursday night's game against the Packers. His absence would mean more snaps for WRs J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins.
Jets WR Demaryius Thomas is active for tonight's game against the Browns. Thomas was questionable with a hamstring injury after not practicing all week. That makes his active status a bit surprising. We wouldn't expect much fantasy impact but will certainly be watching his role. The Jets recently placed WR Quincy Enunwa on IR.
Bills HC Sean McDermott called RB Devin Singletary "day to day" with his hamstring injury, adding that the team is "still gathering information." That's not much of an update, although it does sound like the rookie avoided a serious injury. We'll see if Singletary is able to get on the practice field on Wednesday.
Colts HC Frank Reich told reporters Monday that LB Darius Leonard developed concussion symptoms after Sunday's game against the Titans. Leonard is now in the league protocol and will need to pass through before he can play the Falcons on Sunday.
Raiders WR Tyrell Williams has a hip pointer, HC Jon Gruden said Monday. Williams played 94% of the offensive snaps in the loss to the Chiefs, so it wasn't enough to knock him out of that game. He should be fine moving forward, but we'll keep an eye on his practice participation this week.