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NFL Tigers - Week 3 Results

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Los Angeles Chargers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

NFL Tigers - Week 3

We saw some big games from the Tiger Pros last weekend and an unfortunate injury that ended the season for a fan favorite. Here’s a recap from Week 3.

Los Angeles Chargers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Mike Williams, San Diego Chargers

Williams caught 7 of 8 targets for 121 yards, highlighted by a 49-yard touchdown reception from fellow wide receiver Keenan Allen. After two straight losses of 2 points and 3 points to start the year, Williams played a key role in the Chargers’ 28-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings, who after a breakout 2022 season now surprisingly sit at 0-3 to start the year. Unfortunately for Chargers fans and Clemson fans alike, Williams went down with a knee injury in the third quarter and was later diagnosed with a torn ACL. He is done for the season, which is a big blow to the Chargers’ offense. He has come back strong from injury before, and I expect him to do the same again. Get well soon Big Mike, Tiger Nation is pulling for you. [Total fantasy points: 25.1]

Next up: Raiders on Sunday, 10/1 in Los Angeles/Inglewood (LAC -5.0)

Tennessee Titans v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns

Following a less than stellar Week 2 performance, Watson bounced back and finished with a strong game against the Titans in which the Browns dominated on both sides of the ball. Deshaun finished with 305 yards of total offense, connecting on 27 of 33 passes with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. He threw a 43-yard touchdown to Amari Cooper and a 19-yard touchdown to Jerome Ford. He would have had another 36-yard touchdown pass to Cooper were it not for a botched call from the refs ruling Cooper out-of-bounds. With wins over the Bengals and Titans, the Browns sit at 2-1 heading into a familiar QB matchup with Lamar Jackson and the Ravens (2-1) on Sunday. Will this game have a similar result to the Watson-Jackson 2016 showdown in Tiger Town? We will see, but Deshaun will have to be at his best to get Cleveland to 3-1. [Total fantasy points: 21.16]

Next up: Ravens on Sunday, 10/1 in Cleveland (CLE -3.0).

Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Travis Etienne and Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars ran into a buzzsaw facing a desperate 0-2 Texans squad, suffering a 37-17 defeat at home in Jacksonville last weekend. Etienne, however, did not disappoint. He finished with 138 total yards, rushing the ball 19 times for 88 yards and catching 4 of 5 targets for 50 yards. Sound familiar? The kid from Clemson has put together some strong performances and is establishing himself as a solid dual threat weapon in the NFL. [Total fantasy points: 17.8]

Lawrence had a decent game completing 27 of 40 passes for 279 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Perhaps most notable was his field vision. Lawrence connected with 9 different receivers on the day, 5 of which had at least 3 catches and 40 or more receiving yards. The offensive line showed improvement, allowing no sacks in the contest. It wasn’t enough, however, and losing doesn’t sit well with Lawrence. I’m hopeful the Falcons will run into a Jaguar buzzsaw on Sunday morning, when the two teams kick off in the NFL’s International Series at Wembley Stadium in London (capacity: 86,000). [Total fantasy points: 15.36]

Next up: Falcons on Sunday, 10/1 in London (JAX -3.0)

Tennessee Titans v Cleveland Browns Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images

DeAndre Hopkins, Tennessee Titans

Hopkins caught 3 receptions on 7 targets, leading the Titans with 48 receiving yards in a tough defeat to Deshaun Watson and the Browns. The Titans (1-2) will need Nuk to be at the top of his game when Tennessee hosts the Bengals on Sunday. Who will win this WRU battle between Hopkins and Higgins? Should be a fun one to watch. [Total fantasy points: 7.8]

Next up: Bengals on Sunday, 10/1 in Nashville (CIN -2.5)

Dallas Cowboys v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images

K’Von Wallace, Arizona Cardinals

In what was the most surprising result from Week 2, the Cardinals took it to the Cowboys, walking away with a 28-16 victory. Arizona has now beaten Dallas 7 out of the last 8 contests. That’s a crazy stat. Speaking of stats, K’Von Wallace put in another solid day at the office in Glendale finishing with 7 tackles (4 solo) and a pass defended. [Total fantasy points: 6.5]

Next up: 49ers on Sunday, 10/1 in San Franciso/Santa Clara (SF -14.0)

Dallas Cowboys v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images

Jayron Kearse, Dallas Cowboys

Kearse finished tied for second on the team with 6 tackles (5 solo). Jayron and the Dallas defense need to learn quickly from the loss to Arizona and use it as motivation against the Patriots (1-2) this Sunday to get back on track in the friendly confines of Jerry’s World. [Total fantasy points: 5.5]

Next up: Patriots on Sunday, 10/1 in Dallas (DAL -6.5)

New York Giants v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Dexter Lawrence, II, New York Giants

Big Dex tied for third on the team with 7 total tackles (4 solo) in the Giants 30-12 loss to the 49ers. We’ll get to see Lawrence in primetime on Monday night when New York hosts Seattle. [Total fantasy points: 5.5]

Next up: Seahawks on Monday, 10/2 in East Rutherford, New Jersey (SEA -1.0)


Here are some other Tiger performances from Week 3:

D.J. Reader, Cincinnati Bengals: 2 solo tackles, 1 sack. [Total fantasy points: 5.0]

A.J. Terrell, Atlanta Falcons: 4 tackles (3 solo), with 1 tackle for loss. [Total fantasy points: 4.5]

Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals: 2 catches for 21 yards. [Total fantasy points: 4.1]

Grady Jarrett, Atlanta Falcons: 4 tackles (2 solo), with 1 tackle for loss. [Total fantasy points: 4.0]

Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders: 2 receptions for 17 yards. [Total fantasy points: 3.7]

DeShawn Williams, Carolina Panthers: 4 tackles (3 solo). [Total fantasy points: 3.5]

Christian Wilkins, Miami Dolphins: 3 tackles, 1 solo and a pass defended. [Total fantasy points: 3.0]

Bryan Bresee, New Orleans Saints: 2 solo tackles, 1 pass defended. [Total fantasy points: 3.0]

Isaiah Simmons, New York Giants: 4 tackles (2 solo). [Total fantasy points: 3.0]

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