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Offseason Extra: 12-team Fantasy mock draft

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Since our last mock draft in February we've seen a lot of player movement. DeSean Jackson left Philadelphia for Washington. Eric Decker left Denver for the Jets. Several running backs changed addresses (Toby Gerhart, Maurice Jones-Drew, Rashad Jennings and Knowshon Moreno). And the Jets (Michael Vick) and Raiders (Matt Schaub) have new quarterbacks.

We wanted to see how free agency impacted Fantasy owners prior to the NFL Draft in May, so we did another 12-team standard draft. And there were plenty of changes when it comes to player value.

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The Redskins move to add Jackson caused some interesting ripple effects. Jackson went from Round 4 in February to Round 5 since he's no longer the No. 1 receiver behind Pierre Garcon. Nick Foles went from Round 6 to Round 11 now that he lost Jackson. And Robert Griffin III jumped from Round 11 to Round 8 with his improved receiving corps.

Decker went from Round 4 in February to Round 7, which is fair since he loses Peyton Manning for either Vick or Geno Smith. His replacement, Emmanuel Sanders, improved from Round 11 to Round 6 going from the Steelers to the Broncos. Golden Tate's value also improved from Round 8 in the previous draft to Round 6 now with his move to the Lions, leaving behind the run-oriented Seahawks.

At the running back spot, Gerhart went from being undrafted in February to Round 5 now that he's penciled in as the starter for the Jaguars. Jones-Drew dropped from Round 4 to Round 6 leaving the Jaguars for the Raiders. Jennings improved from Round 8 to Round 4 as the new starter for the Giants. And Moreno dropped from Round 5 to Round 7 leaving the Broncos for the Dolphins. With Moreno gone, Montee Ball went with the No. 10 overall pick as the new starter in Denver.

More changes will happen between now and August, especially following the NFL Draft, and we'll continue to update our mock drafts. You can read some individual reviews on my team at No. 6 overall, Larry Hartstein at No. 5 overall and Dave Richard at No. 10 overall.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
2. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
3. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
4. J. Darin Darst, College Football Producer
5. Larry Hartstein, Fantasy Writer
6. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Igor Mello, Fantasy Writer
8. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
9. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator
10. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
11. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Michael Hurcomb, Editor

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Tobin Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2 Aizer LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
3 Towers Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
4 Darst Matt Forte, RB, CHI
5 Hartstein Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
6 Eisenberg Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
7 Mello Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
8 Madden Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
9 Polito Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
10 Richard Montee Ball, RB, DEN
11 Zegura Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
12 Hurcomb Drew Brees, QB, NO
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Hurcomb Doug Martin, RB, TB
14 Zegura Arian Foster, RB, HOU
15 Richard Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
16 Polito Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
17 Madden Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
18 Mello A.J. Green, WR, CIN
19 Eisenberg DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
20 Hartstein Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
21 Darst Zac Stacy, RB, STL
22 Towers Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
23 Aizer Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
24 Tobin Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Tobin Julio Jones, WR, ATL
26 Aizer Julius Thomas, TE, DEN
27 Towers Reggie Bush, RB, DET
28 Darst Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
29 Hartstein Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
30 Eisenberg Andre Ellington, RB, ARI
31 Mello C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
32 Madden Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
33 Polito Randall Cobb, WR, GB
34 Richard Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
35 Zegura Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
36 Hurcomb Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Hurcomb Ben Tate, RB, CLE
38 Zegura Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
39 Richard Vernon Davis, TE, SF
40 Polito Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
41 Madden Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
42 Mello Frank Gore, RB, SF
43 Eisenberg Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
44 Hartstein Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG
45 Darst Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
46 Towers Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
47 Aizer Ray Rice, RB, BAL
48 Tobin Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Tobin Shane Vereen, RB, NE
50 Aizer Keenan Allen, WR, SD
51 Towers Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC
52 Darst Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
53 Hartstein Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
54 Eisenberg Joique Bell, RB, DET
55 Mello DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS
56 Madden Roddy White, WR, ATL
57 Polito Wes Welker, WR, DEN
58 Richard Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
59 Zegura Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
60 Hurcomb Julian Edelman, WR, NE
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Hurcomb Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
62 Zegura Trent Richardson, RB, IND
63 Richard Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
64 Polito Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
65 Madden Darren Sproles, RB, PHI
66 Mello Andrew Luck, QB, IND
67 Eisenberg Golden Tate, WR, DET
68 Hartstein Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
69 Darst Tom Brady, QB, NE
70 Towers T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
71 Aizer Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, OAK
72 Tobin Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Tobin Knowshon Moreno, RB, MIA
74 Aizer Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
75 Towers Jason Witten, TE, DAL
76 Darst DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
77 Hartstein Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
78 Eisenberg Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
79 Mello Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
80 Madden Tavon Austin, WR, STL
81 Polito Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
82 Richard Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
83 Zegura Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
84 Hurcomb Marques Colston, WR, NO
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Hurcomb Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
86 Zegura Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
87 Richard Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
88 Polito Riley Cooper, WR, PHI
89 Madden Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
90 Mello Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
91 Eisenberg Tony Romo, QB, DAL
92 Hartstein Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
93 Darst Terrance Williams, WR, DAL
94 Towers Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
95 Aizer Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
96 Tobin Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Tobin Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
98 Aizer Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
99 Towers Danny Amendola, WR, NE
100 Darst Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
101 Hartstein Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND
102 Eisenberg Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
103 Mello Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
104 Madden Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
105 Polito Khiry Robinson, RB, NO
106 Richard Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
107 Zegura Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
108 Hurcomb Mark Ingram, RB, NO
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Hurcomb Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
110 Zegura Marcus Lattimore, RB, SF
111 Richard Marvin Jones, WR, CIN
112 Polito Seahawks, DST
113 Madden Brandon LaFell, WR, NE
114 Mello Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
115 Eisenberg Christine Michael, RB, SEA
116 Hartstein BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
117 Darst Stepfan Taylor, RB, ARI
118 Towers Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
119 Aizer David Wilson, RB, NYG
120 Tobin Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Tobin Knile Davis, RB, KC
122 Aizer Cam Newton, QB, CAR
123 Towers Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
124 Darst Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT
125 Hartstein Donald Brown, RB, SD
126 Eisenberg Nick Foles, QB, PHI
127 Mello DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
128 Madden LeGarrette Blount, RB, PIT
129 Polito Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
130 Richard Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
131 Zegura Jarrett Boykin, WR, GB
132 Hurcomb Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Hurcomb 49ers, DST
134 Zegura Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
135 Richard Travaris Cadet, RB, NO
136 Polito Jordan Todman, RB, JAC
137 Madden Kenny Stills, WR, NO
138 Mello James Jones, WR, OAK
139 Eisenberg Joseph Randle, RB, DAL
140 Hartstein James Starks, RB, GB
141 Darst Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
142 Towers Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
143 Aizer Justin Hunter, WR, TEN
144 Tobin Philip Rivers, QB, SD
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Tobin Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
146 Aizer Jerrel Jernigan, WR, NYG
147 Towers Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
148 Darst Roy Helu, RB, WAS
149 Hartstein Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
150 Eisenberg Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
151 Mello Steve Smith, WR, BAL
152 Madden Ladarius Green, TE, SD
153 Polito Dexter McCluster, RB, TEN
154 Richard Broncos, DST
155 Zegura Patriots, DST
156 Hurcomb Andre Brown, RB, NYG
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Hurcomb Latavius Murray, RB, OAK
158 Zegura Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
159 Richard C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN
160 Polito Rod Streater, WR, OAK
161 Madden Cardinals, DST
162 Mello Panthers, DST
163 Eisenberg Saints, DST
164 Hartstein Rams, DST
165 Darst Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
166 Towers Jets, DST
167 Aizer Bengals, DST
168 Tobin Chiefs, DST
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Tobin Phil Dawson, K, SF
170 Aizer Matt Prater, K, DEN
171 Towers Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
172 Darst Buccaneers, DST
173 Hartstein Mason Crosby, K, GB
174 Eisenberg Justin Tucker, K, BAL
175 Mello Blair Walsh, K, MIN
176 Madden Steven Hauschka, K, SEA
177 Polito Dan Bailey, K, DAL
178 Richard Matt Bryant, K, ATL
179 Zegura Robbie Gould, K, CHI
180 Hurcomb Nick Novak, K, SD
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.11 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
3.2 Julius Thomas, TE, DEN
4.11 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
5.2 Keenan Allen, WR, SD
6.11 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, OAK
7.2 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
8.11 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
9.2 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
10.11 David Wilson, RB, NYG
11.2 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
12.11 Justin Hunter, WR, TEN
13.2 Jerrel Jernigan, WR, NYG
14.11 Bengals, DST
15.2 Matt Prater, K, DEN
J. Darin Darst
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.9 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
3.4 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
4.9 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
5.4 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
6.9 Tom Brady, QB, NE
7.4 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
8.9 Terrance Williams, WR, DAL
9.4 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
10.9 Stepfan Taylor, RB, ARI
11.4 Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT
12.9 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
13.4 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
14.9 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
15.4 Buccaneers, DST
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.7 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.6 Andre Ellington, RB, ARI
4.7 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
5.6 Joique Bell, RB, DET
6.7 Golden Tate, WR, DET
7.6 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL
8.7 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
9.6 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
10.7 Christine Michael, RB, SEA
11.6 Nick Foles, QB, PHI
12.7 Joseph Randle, RB, DAL
13.6 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
14.7 Saints, DST
15.6 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Larry Hartstein
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
2.8 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
3.5 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
4.8 Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG
5.5 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
6.8 Jordan Reed, TE, WAS
7.5 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.8 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI
9.5 Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND
10.8 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
11.5 Donald Brown, RB, SD
12.8 James Starks, RB, GB
13.5 Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
14.8 Rams, DST
15.5 Mason Crosby, K, GB
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Drew Brees, QB, NO
2.1 Doug Martin, RB, TB
3.12 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
4.1 Ben Tate, RB, CLE
5.12 Julian Edelman, WR, NE
6.1 Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
7.12 Marques Colston, WR, NO
8.1 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
9.12 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
10.1 Zach Ertz, TE, PHI
11.12 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
12.1 49ers, DST
13.12 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
14.1 Latavius Murray, RB, OAK
15.12 Nick Novak, K, SD
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
2.5 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
3.8 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.5 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
5.8 Roddy White, WR, ATL
6.5 Darren Sproles, RB, PHI
7.8 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
8.5 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
9.8 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
10.5 Brandon LaFell, WR, NE
11.8 LeGarrette Blount, RB, PIT
12.5 Kenny Stills, WR, NO
13.8 Ladarius Green, TE, SD
14.5 Cardinals, DST
15.8 Steven Hauschka, K, SEA
Igor Mello
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.6 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.7 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
4.6 Frank Gore, RB, SF
5.7 DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS
6.6 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
7.7 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
8.6 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
9.7 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
10.6 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
11.7 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
12.6 James Jones, WR, OAK
13.7 Steve Smith, WR, BAL
14.6 Panthers, DST
15.7 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Joe Polito
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
2.4 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
3.9 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.4 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF
5.9 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
6.4 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
7.9 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
8.4 Riley Cooper, WR, PHI
9.9 Khiry Robinson, RB, NO
10.4 Seahawks, DST
11.9 Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
12.4 Jordan Todman, RB, JAC
13.9 Dexter McCluster, RB, TEN
14.4 Rod Streater, WR, OAK
15.9 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
2.3 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
3.10 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
4.3 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
5.10 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
6.3 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
7.10 Eric Decker, WR, NYJ
8.3 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
9.10 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
10.3 Marvin Jones, WR, CIN
11.10 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
12.3 Travaris Cadet, RB, NO
13.10 Broncos, DST
14.3 C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN
15.10 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.12 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.1 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
4.12 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
5.1 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
6.12 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN
7.1 Knowshon Moreno, RB, MIA
8.12 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
9.1 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
10.12 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
11.1 Knile Davis, RB, KC
12.12 Philip Rivers, QB, SD
13.1 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
14.12 Chiefs, DST
15.1 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.10 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
3.3 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
4.10 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
5.3 Toby Gerhart, RB, JAC
6.10 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
7.3 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
8.10 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
9.3 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
10.10 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
11.3 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
12.10 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
13.3 Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
14.10 Jets, DST
15.3 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
2.2 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
3.11 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
4.2 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
5.11 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
6.2 Trent Richardson, RB, IND
7.11 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
8.2 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
9.11 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
10.2 Marcus Lattimore, RB, SF
11.11 Jarrett Boykin, WR, GB
12.2 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
13.11 Patriots, DST
14.2 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
15.11 Robbie Gould, K, CHI

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Stephen Tulloch out for season due to knee injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:28 pm ET) Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday linebacker Stephen Tulloch will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL Sunday against the Packers. Tulloch was injured during a post-play celebration.

Sources: Jason Kelce likely needs surgery for sports hernia
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:18 pm ET) Eagles center Jason Kelce has a sports hernia injury and likely needs surgery, NFL sources told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Kelce could miss up to two months or more, but additional tests will help determine the length of his absence.

Dan Bailey sets Cowboys record for consecutive FGs made
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:54 am ET) Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey extended his streak of consecutive field goals made to 28 during a 34-31 win Week 3 at St. Louis, which set a new franchise record. The previous mark was set by his former kicking coach, Chris Boniol, in 1996. 

"Knowing him, I know he’ll be happy for me, but he’ll also be telling me to keep stringing 'em together," Bailey said, per ESPN.


Report: Bears optimistic injured WRs play Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:46 am ET) The Bears remain optimistic wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Brandon Marshall (ankle) will play Monday against the Jets, barring any surprise setbacks, according to The Chicago Tribune. Both players are listed as questionable for Week 3.

Trent Richardson's playing time eclipses Ahmad Bradshaw's
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:43 am ET) For the first time all season, Trent Richardson saw the field more than Ahmad Bradshaw in Week 3 against the Jaguars, according to StampedeBlue.com, a Colts blog.

Richardson has shown signs of life over the last few games, and the team rewarded him with 38 of the team's 74 offensive plays. Bradshaw, on the other hand, was limited to just 25 snaps, despite averaging more yards per rush and reception. Entering Week 3, Bradshaw had played 29 more snaps than Richardson through the first two games.

The Colts are heavily invested in Richardson finding his way, and if Sunday's game is any reflection, the team is starting to reflect that in the workload. Keep an eye on this moving forward, Fantasy owners.  


Andrew Hawkins nearing a breakout
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:33 am ET) Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins is still unowned in 45 percent of CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues heading into Week 4, and that number needs to shrink.

Fantasy production is all about opportunities, and few receivers have had as many as Hawkins this season. He is currently in a three-way tie for third place in the NFL with 33 targets, and Hawkins has hauled in 63.6 percent of the passes thrown his way thus far. He has yet to find the end zone, but that should come with time -- he scored once every 20 targets in 2012, the only season he received anything like a full workload. He has already been pulled down five times in the red zone this season. 

The Browns have a decidedly vanilla offense, but Hawkins has earned the trust of quarterback Brian Hoyer, who has thrown 34.7 percent of his passes Hawkins' way. His massive workload should pay dividends soon enough, and you will want to be there when Hawkins starts finding the end zone. 


Report: Lions ready to make a change at kicker
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:22 am ET) The Lions are going to make a change at kicker, according to the Detroit Free Press. Detroit is planning to sign former Eagles kicker Alex Henery after kicker Nate Freese missed another field goal attempt Week 3.

Freese has converted just 43 percent of his field goal attempts (3 for 7) through three games. All four of his misses have come from 40-49 yards.


Niles Paul taking advantage of Jordan Reed's absence
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:20 am ET) Redskins tight end Niles Paul entered this season with 14 receptions through his first 44 NFL games, so his ascension to the top of the tight end ranks has been a huge surprise, to say the least. Can he keep it up?

Washington has thrown the ball around a ton this season, as the team's 121 passing attempts through three games ranks fifth in the NFL. 24 of those passes have gone Paul's way, and he has hauled in 18 of them for 253 yards, landing him squarely in the top-10 in receiving yards so far. Only Jimmy Graham has more yards than Paul, among tight ends.

Unfortunately, one player looms large with the potential to derail Paul's breakout season. Fellow tight end Jordan Reed has not played or practiced since leaving Week 1's game with a hamstring injury, but he was supposed to be the team's big breakout candidate this season. If he gets back to health, Paul's time in the spotlight could come to an end.

Fortunately for Paul's Fantasy owners, Reed's recovery from his injury has been extremely slow. Paul looks like a must-start Fantasy option, at least as long as Reed is out, so watch those practice reports. 


Coach confident DeMarco Murray will fix fumbling issue
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:13 am ET) Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is off to a great start in 2014. He's rushed for more than 100 yards and has a rushing touchdown in each of the first three games.

However, it hasn't been all positives for Murray, who has also lost a fumble in each game this season.

"It’s very disappointing," Murray said of his fumbling issues, per ESPN. "I’m very disappointed in letting that one go. I’ve got to get it fixed and I will get it fixed."

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has the utmost confidence in Murray correcting his fumbling problems.

"We’re going to continue to give him the ball and he’s got to get it right," Garrett said. "He’s going to get it right."


How will the Chargers replace Danny Woodhead?
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:09 am ET) With do-everything running back Danny Woodhead reportedly out for an extensive period of time, the Chargers find themselves looking to plug some major holes in the backfield. Though Donald Brown did a serviceable Ryan Mathews impression while carrying a truly massive load in Week 3 against the Bills, Woodhead's absence leaves the team searching for another dimension.

Among the players on the depth chart, neither Brown nor reserve Branden Oliver seems likely to replicate Woodhead's skillset -- few players in the NFL can. Brown's career-high in receptions came a year ago, when he hauled in 27 passes for the Colts -- that's about four good games of work from Woodhead. Oiliver is likely to see a larger role than the three carries he received in Week 3, and he might be the nearest thing the team has to what Woodhead leaves behind. 

Oliver had just 25 receptions as a senior at the University of Buffalo, but was a much more productive receiver earlier in his career. He hauled in 38 passes for 365 yards as a sophomore in 2011, good for third on the team in both categories, so he has some skills as a receiver.

With just three carries and no receptions under his belt in his NFL career, Oliver is very much an unknown quantity at this point. You won't want to rush out and add him this week, but keep an eye on how the team utilizes him in Week 4 against the Jaguars, a matchup which could get him plenty of work.  


 
 
 
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