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Woolen (chest) has a good chance to return in Week 4 against the Giants, according to head coach Pete Carroll, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Woolen suffered the injury during the team's Week 2 win over the Lions and was forced to miss their Week 3 victory over the Panthers. His potential return would certainly be a boost for the Seattle secondary, which is still dealing with multiple injuries, and added Tre Brown to the list Sunday, who suffered a concussion during the game.
Gesicki caught his only target in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets for 18 yards.
Gesicki logged 34 of a possible 72 snaps on offense Sunday, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, while Hunter Henry recorded 68 snaps (recording two catches) and Pharaoh Brown parlayed his 25 snaps into a 2-71-1 receiving line. After combining for nine catches on 10 targets for 87 yards through his first three outing with the Patriots, Gesicki remains a hit-or-miss fantasy option due to the team's TE time-share.
Lloyd is having testing done on his right thumb Monday to find out the severity of his injury, according to head coach Doug Pederson, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Lloyd suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Texans, and it's not yet clear what the potential range of outcomes is for the second-year pro. An update on his status or the team's practice reports in the days ahead will likely shed a better light on his potential availability for Week 4 against the Falcons.
Austin secured two of six targets for 72 yards and a touchdown during the Steelers' 23-18 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
The Steelers' offense has struggled to put together big plays early in the 2023 campaign, but Austin had the longest play of Sunday's primetime matchup with his 72-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. With Diontae Johnson (hamstring) out once again, Austin saw an elevated snap count for a second consecutive week, playing in 73 percent of the team's offensive snaps. Johnson will be unavailable for at least two more games while on injured reserve, so expect Austin's increased playing time to continue next Sunday against Houston.
Douglas logged 17 of a possible 72 snaps on offense in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Douglas finished the contest with one catch on three targets for 15 yards, while being out-snapped by DeVante Parker (55), JuJu Smith-Schuster (53) and Kendrick Bourne (40). At this stage, the rookie sixth-rounder is off the fantasy radar as long he remains the No. 4 option in New England's WR pecking order.
Trautman failed to secure either of his two targets in Sunday's 70-20 loss to the Dolphins.
Despite playing a healthy 87 percent of Denver's offensive snaps, Trautman was a complete non-factor in the Broncos' passing attack Sunday. The lack of involvement is surprising considering the pass-heavy game script Denver saw itself in while trailing the Dolphins in a blowout throughout the game. With Greg Dulcich (hamstring) on injured reserve and not eligible to return until Week 6, Trautman should continue to lead Broncos' tight ends in snaps. The veteran has a good chance to be more involved in Week 4, as the Broncos are set to visit the Bears and their porous defense.
Carlson converted both his only field-goal attempt and extra-point try in Sunday's 23-18 loss to the Steelers.
Carlson might've left Sunday's tilt without attempting a single field goal if it weren't for Raiders coach Josh McDaniels electing to make it a five-point game with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Carlson has yet to miss a kick this season, but he's registered only 13 total points through the first three weeks.
Johnston is slated for a larger role on offense with Mike Williams (knee) having suffered a season-ending ACL tear, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Johnston has played less than 25 percent of offensive snaps in each of the Chargers' first three games this season, but he will need to quickly step up for the passing game with Williams, an every-down player, done for the year. The rookie first-round pick profiles particularly well as a deep threat, which makes him both an ideal fit for Justin Herbert's arm talent and as a complement to Keenan Allen, but he has yet to flash that explosiveness at the NFL level. Sunday's upcoming matchup against a struggling Raiders secondary could set the stage well for Johnston to take advantage of his new opportunity, however. Meanwhile, Joshua Palmer also figures to step into a larger spotlight in the wake of Williams' injury.
Smith-Schuster was on the field for 53 of a possible 72 snaps on offense in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Jets, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Though Smith-Schuster started and was second to DeVante Parker (55 snaps) among the Patriots' WR in terms of playing time, he was limited to one catch on three targets for five yards. Three games into his first season with New England, Smith-Schuster has combined for 10 catches on 16 targets for 66 yards, numbers that have limited his fantasy utility thus far. With that in mind, Smith-Schuster profiles as a speculative lineup option this coming Sunday against the Cowboys.
Reynolds was held without a target during Sunday's 20-6 win over Atlanta.
Reynolds was muted by a Falcons secondary while Amon-Ra St. Brown and Kalif Raymond received all 18 targets that Jared Goff directed to wide receivers. However, even though the Texas A&M product did log three-quarters of the offensive snaps, it is possible that part of his ineffectiveness was due to a groin injury that landed Reynolds on the injury report in advance of Sunday's game. With Jameson Williams (suspension) still on the sidelines, Reynolds will look to bounce back on Thursday in Green Bay.