Fantasy Football Week 3: Austin Ekeler out again, updated injury news

- Two rookie QBs already down

- Will OBJ suit up?

- What to do with Austin Ekeler out of the lineup

Sep 10, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30)
Sep 10, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
5 of 7
Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders
Jan 8, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas (82) is tackled / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills at Washington Commanders

Bills: No major injuries
Commanders: TE Logan Thomas (OUT), WR Curtis Samuel (Questionable)

Analysis: To keep up with the high-powered Bills, the Commanders may need to rely on Sam Howell to chuck it around the field on Sunday and without two of his options in the passing game, that could be challenging.

Thomas sustained a concussion after an illegal hit last week from Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson. None of the other Washington tight ends should be in your lineups.

As for Samuel, he is just dealing with an illness so there is hope he will be ready to go by Sunday. If he can't, Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson could become more important in this game.

Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks

Panthers: QB Bryce Young (OUT)
Seahawks: TE Will Dissly (OUT), WR DK Metcalf (Questionable), RB DeeJay Dallas (Questionable)

Analysis: The Seahawks have a full injury report this week, but for fantasy, the only name to keep an eye on is that of Metcalf, who has a rib injury. He is not expected to miss the game but if he does, it could open the door for more of an opportunity for rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Speaking of rookies, an ankle injury is going to keep Bryce Young out for this week at the very least. Veteran Andy Dalton is set to start and it will be interesting to see what he can do for the options in the Carolina passing game, as they have been mostly quiet thus far.