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8/21/2017 Odell Beckham Jr., NYG, WR
Beckham Jr. left Monday night's game in Cleveland with a sprained ankle Beckham caught an 18-yard pass and immediately had his legs cut out by Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun, who drove his shoulder in the wide receiver's left leg. Beckham popped up, ripped off his helmet and slammed it in frustration. After taking a knee, he walked off slowly and glared menacingly at Cleveland's defensive huddle.

Analysis: Beckham spent a few minutes on the bench before heading to the locker room. TV cameras captured him dropping to his knees on the floor. The Giants said Beckham sustained a sprained ankle. He was also checked and cleared for a concussion. Beckham caught 101 passes and scored 10 touchdowns last season. He's entering his fourth season. He has 288 career receptions for 4,122 yards and 35 TDs.
8/21/2017 Leonard Fournette, Jax, RB
Fournette will sit out Thursday's preseason game against Carolina due to a lingering foot injury.

Analysis: The 2017 No. 4 overall pick also missed last week's game against Tampa Bay after getting nine carries in the preseason opener. Fournette's absence is considered precautionary, though, and all indications are that the rookie will be ready come Week 1.
8/21/2017 Dante Fowler Jr., Jax, DE
Fowler has been formally charged on three misdemeanor crimes in Pinellas County, Fla., according to court records.

Analysis: Fowler was arrested on July 19 and charged with simple battery, criminal mischief and petit theft. His arraignment in Clearwater, Fla., is scheduled for Sept. 11 - one day after the Jaguars' regular-season opener against the Texans. If convicted on all counts, Fowler could face up to a year in jail and is subject to league discipline.
8/21/2017 Trevor Siemian, Den, QB
Siemian has won the Broncos' starting quarterback battle over 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch.

Analysis: This news comes two days after Siemian outperformed Lynch in Denver's second preseason game. Coach Vance Joseph not needing to see how Siemian and Lynch played in the usually all-important third preseason game seems to say a lot. Siemian may not be the best fantasy option out there, but he could be a sleeper after averaging nearly 243 yards passing in 14 games last season.
8/20/2017 Bilal Powell, NYJ, RB
With Matt Forte still recovering from a hamstring injury, Bilal Powell had nine carries for 32 yards for the Jets on Saturday against the Lions.
8/20/2017 Josh Doctson, Was, WR
Doctson entered late in the second quarter Saturday and had a 12-yard catch. He missed the exhibition opener because of a hamstring injury.

Analysis: The 2016 first-round draft pick sat out all but two games as a rookie because of injuries.
8/20/2017 Samaje Perine, Was, RB
Perine, a fourth-rounder from Oklahoma, ran for 45 yards on eight carries.

Analysis: Perine also caught a 29-yard pass from backup QB Colt McCoy, part of a much stronger performance for Perine than a week ago, when he fumbled. "A major step up," coach Jay Gruden said.
8/20/2017 Dak Prescott, Dal, QB
Prescott posted a perfect 158.3 passer rating as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Indianapolis Colts 24-19 on Saturday at AT&T Stadium.

Analysis: Prescott completed 7 of 8 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown, a 32-yard strike to receiver Dez Bryant on the opening drive.
8/20/2017 Darren McFadden, Dal, RB
McFadden looked like a capable fill-in for Ezekiel Elliott with 59 yards on nine carries, but was stripped by Matthias Farley on his final run late in the first quarter on Saturday against the Colts.
8/20/2017 Charcandrick West, KC, RB
West continued his bid for a roster spot, rushing for 113 yards on seven carries and helping the Chiefs amass 413 yards of total offense Saturday against the Bengals.
8/20/2017 Kareem Hunt, KC, RB
Hunt got a chance to show his versatility in his home state Saturday at Cinncinati. He was limited to one carry and one catch in the preseason opener. On Saturday, he was the featured running back on the first two drives. Hunt had 8 carries for 40 yards and 3 catches for 23 yards.

Analysis: Hunt is Toledo's all-time leading rusher and had a lot of family and friends at Paul Brown Stadium. "Honestly it kind of felt like a homecoming for me," he said. "It meant a great deal to come here and play the way I did."
8/20/2017 Patrick Mahomes II, KC, QB
Mahomes threw a pair of touchdown passes, solidifying his spot as the Chiefs' primary backup, and Kansas City beat the Bengals on Saturday.

Analysis: Mahomes moved into the role of Alex Smith's backup a week ago and was smooth against the Bengals (1-1), who chased him from the pocket but couldn't stop his accurate on-the-move throws. Mahomes, the 10th overall pick from Texas Tech, was 10 of 14 for 88 yards with touchdowns of 1 and 7 yards .
8/20/2017 Christian McCaffrey, Car, RB
McCaffrey, the Panthers' first-round pick, showed his skills in the first half Saturday against the Titans, first scoring on a 17-yard run for Carolina's first touchdown, and later turning a screen pass from Derek Anderson into a 38-yard catch and run.

Analysis: The rookie finished the day with 33 yards rushing on three carries and had 39 yards on two receptions. "You always hold your breath when he's got the football, especially when he's got space," coach Ron Rivera said. "That's one of the things we have to do. We've got to make sure we're putting him in a position to have that kind of success."
8/20/2017 DeMarco Murray, Ten, RB
The Titans elected to hold out Murray, who was in uniform, but did not play on Saturday against Carolina.

Analysis: Murray has been battling a hamstring injury, but returned to practice and worked both days against the Panthers.
8/20/2017 Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB
Mariota threw a touchdown pass and the Titans edged the Panthers 34-27 on Saturday.

Analysis: Mariota, who finished 6 of 8 for 61 yards and one touchdown, completed a 20-yard pass to rookie receiver Taywan Taylor and then added a 9-yard run on the first two plays of the game. "I thought we came out fast, made a couple of big plays, were able to go down and score," the QB said.
8/20/2017 Trevor Siemian, Den, QB
Siemian, who started the preseason opener a week ago, came off the bench to throw a touchdown pass as the Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers 33-14 on Saturday night.

Analysis: It's still tough to say if Siemian or Paxton Lynch will be the Broncos' starter. Neither has done much to distinguish himself.
8/20/2017 Paxton Lynch, Den, QB
Lynch was 9 of 13 and showed good pocket presence by scrambling out of trouble a few times, but managed only 39 yards through the air in less than two quarters in the Broncos' preseason win over the 49ers.

Analysis: It's still tough to say if Lynch or Trevor Siemian will be the Broncos' starter. Neither has done much to distinguish himself.
8/20/2017 Cooper Kupp, LAR, WR
Kupp caught six passes for 70 yards and a TD while playing with the starters in the Rams' preseason win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Kupp is showing he's more than capable of making the transition from FCS to the NFL. Kupp, who set FCS records at Eastern Washington with 428 catches for 6,464 yards and 73 TDs, could be a fantasy sleeper.
8/20/2017 Jared Goff, LAR, QB
Goff finished 16 for 20 for 160 yards, leading another TD drive that was capped by Todd Gurley's 2-yard run and a field goal drive late in the first half as the Rams beat the Raiders on Saturday.

Analysis: It's only the preseason, but Goff has looked pretty good so far - certainly a vast improvement over his awful rookie year.
8/20/2017 Tarik Cohen, Chi, RB
Cohen carried 11 times for 77 yards in the Bears' preseason win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: The 5-foot-6, 181-pound fourth-round pick out of North Carolina A&T started with Jordan Howard and Jeremy Langford out with injuries and impressed. "That's the mainstay of my game, being a speedy back with a low center of gravity," Cohen said, "so I'm hard to tackle."
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