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After tons of injuries this week in the NFL, we've got the run down in this week's fantasy round up!

We've already broken down some of the biggest surprises and insights of Week 2, but the hits kept on coming.


Rams 37 - Eagles 19

Jared Goff had 267 yards through the air and also threw 3 TDs to TE Tyler Higbee. The Eagles had no answer this week for the Rams' TE and Sean McVay continued to attack that weakness all game long. Higbee racked up 54 yards on 5 catches. Philadelphia played from behind most of the game, which led to Carson Wentz attempting 47 passes. He threw two costly interceptions and was running for his life most of the game behind the Eagles patchwork offensive line. Miles Sanders was one of the lone bright spots, piling up 95 yards on a whopping 20 carries. He also had one of the Eagles TDs on the ground.

Falcons 39 - Cowboys 40

The Falcons were up 29-10 at halftime but allowed the Cowboys to score 17 points in the final 4 minutes of the game, including allowing one of the most ridiculous onside kick recoveries in NFL history. Dak Prescott threw for 450 yards and rushed for 3 TDs while CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper each had 100+ yards receiving. Matt Ryan had 270+ yards through the air while Calvin Ridley had two receiving TDs.

The Falcons botched the onside kick against the Cowboys AP

Panthers 17 - Buccaneers 30

Tom Brady bounced back this week in his home opener in Tampa. Brady threw for 217 yards with one TD and one INT. The big story this week was Leonard Fournette breaking out for 103 yards on 12 carries. He also had a rushing TD. The backfield situation in Tampa looks like it is going to frustrate fantasy owners all season. Mike Evans had over 100 yards and added a TD. For the Panthers, Teddy Bridgewater threw for over 300 yards again this week, with DJ Moore on the receiving end for 120 of those. Christian McCaffrey ran for 2 TDs before succumbing to a high ankle sprain that will keep him out for multiple weeks.

Bills 31 - Dolphins 28

Josh Allen once again had a massive day through the air, throwing for 417 yards and 4 TDs against the Dolphins. Stefon Diggs had 153 yards and a TD to lead the Bills receivers. Ryan Fitzpatrick had over 300 yards through the air for the Dolphins while Mike Gesicki led Dolphins receivers this week with 130 yards and a TD. Neither team had much in the way of rushing, as Zack Moss and Devin Singletary combined for 93 yards on the ground for Buffalo while Myles Gaskin once again led the Dolphins rushing attack.

Allen once again was a top 5 QB against Miami.Buffalo News

Vikings 11 - Colts 28

The Colts shook off a Week 1 upset by the Jaguars, coming home to beat the Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium. Philip Rivers threw another INT this week, but rookie Jonathan Taylor dominated the backfield rushing work while also scoring his first rushing TD of the year. TY Hilton continues to be a ghost in this offense, snagging a measly 28 yards on 3 catches. The Vikings offense looks stagnate without Stefon Diggs, as teams are keying in on Adam Thielen. Justin Jefferson led the Vikings receivers this week, gaining 44 yards on 3 catches. Kirk Cousins had an awful week, throwing 3 INTs while barely making it over 100 yards passing.

Washington 15 - Cardinals 30

Kyler Murray had another monster week in fantasy, throwing for 286 yards and 1 TD while also contributing 2 rushing TDs. DeAndre Hopkins had 60+ yards and a TD this week, and he continues to be the go to option for Murray. Antonio Gibson seems to have taken a hold of the Washington RB starting duties. He had 55 yards and a TD on the ground, while Dwayne Haskins threw for 286 yards.

Ravens 33 - Texans 16

The Texans probably had one of the hardest opening schedules of any team in the NFL, playing at Kansas City Week 1 and then drawing the Ravens Week 2 in Houston. Baltimore cruised past Houston, on 204 yards passing from Lamar Jackson and a balanced rushing attack that included Gus Edwards, JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram. Ingram was the back that found the end zone this week on a 30 yard TD in the 4th quarter. Dobbins had a quite day, but broke off a 44 yard run to seal the deal late in the game. Deshaun Watson struggled to get Will Fuller involved this week after a great Week 1 showing against the Chiefs. Watson threw a TD to Darren Fells on a relatively quiet day through the air.

Saints 24 - Raiders 34

Las Vegas stunned the Saints on Monday night, improving to 2-0 on the spectacular offensive performance of Darren Waller. He had 12 catches for 103 yards and a TD, while the Saints looked lost on offense without Michael Thomas. Drew Brees through a bad interception in the 2nd quarter and couldn't seem to get any of his receivers involved. Alvin Kamara had 94 yards and a TD through the air to go along with 79 yards and 2 TDs on the ground.

Paul George grabbing a rebound in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals

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In a must win game for the Los Angeles Clippers, Paul George was finally able to look like the best player on the floor in a playoff game.

After a slow start, George poured it on in the second half on his way to a game high 41 points in Game 5. The performance elevated the Clippers over strong outings from the likes of Devin Booker and Chris Paul as L.A. outlasted Phoenix 116-102.

The Clippers don't have much time to bask in their win however as they have to turn around and play two more elimination games just to make it out of the West. The Suns jumped out to a 3-1 series lead as Los Angeles struggled to find their identity without Kawhi Leonard. If the Clippers are to stave off elimination any longer, George has to continue this level of play.

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Ben Simmons disappointed in the playoffs this season

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Following a Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the Philadelphia 76ers and coach, Doc Rivers, are questioning if Ben Simmons is the right guy to be running their offense through moving forward.

Offense being the key word here.

Simmons is an all-world defender possessing the ability to guard virtually any opponent on the court from the perimeter to the rim. But it was his lack of offensive help throughout this playoff season that stood out beyond any accomplishments this year. Simmons joined Rudy Gobert as unanimous selections for the NBA's All-Defensive First Team this year and also finished fifth in the NBA in assists per game with 8.8 per contest.

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The Lakers looked lost in the Valley

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The Phoenix Suns are just a win away from sending LeBron James home in the first round of the playoffs for the first time in the King's illustrious career.

After stating that "These shoulders were built for a reason," James referring to facing the challenge of taking on added responsibilities after Anthony Davis was ruled out for Game 5, the Lakers and LeBron disappointed in a big way Tuesday night. L.A. started off hot jumping out to a 10-5 lead behind a couple shots from James and a three from Davis' replacement Markieff Morris. But it didn't take long for the wheels to completely fall off for the defending champion Lakers as they spent most of the first half trying to remember how basketball works.

LeBron James LeBron looking on during Game 5Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Two numbers stick out in the Game 5 loss for the Lakers and those are 34.5 and 12. Los Angeles shot 34.5% from the field on Tuesday night and were minus 12 in turnover ratio. No matter who's on your team, if you can't shoot and you can't protect the ball, the outcome is already determined.

The Suns weren't simply beneficiaries of a poor performance however as the Suns put it on the Lakers early and often and they never let their foot off the pedal for 48 minutes. Phoenix ended with 15 more assists, had seven more combined steals and blocks, and outscored L.A. in the paint by 12 points. Devin Booker and Cameron Payne were spectacular and they seemed to hit big shots every time the Lakers appeared to threaten a comeback. Mikal Bridges was effective on both sides of the ball adding three steals and two blocks to help electrify his team with the defensive effort.


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