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Preseason Week 3 Fantasy Football Game Recap: Los Angeles Rams vs. Denver Broncos

2M62JT1 Kansas City, United States. 01st Jan, 2023. Denver Broncos wide receiver Kendall Hinton (9) returns a punt at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, January 1, 2023. Photo by Jon Robichaud/UPI Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News

Lil’Jordan Humphrey could have a big role for the Denver Broncos in Week 1: Humphrey appears to be the player best suited to take Jeudy’s role in the slot as the former first-round receiver recovers from a hamstring injury.

Zach Evans unlikely to make the Los Angeles Rams roster: The sixth-round rookie has been fifth on the Rams' depth chart all preseason.

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Lil’Jordan Humphrey could be the favorite to replace Jerry Jeudy: Jeudy primarily played in the slot. Marvin Mims Jr. will take Jeudy’s snaps in 12 personnel, but those snaps in the slot seem up for grabs.

  • Jeudy was carted off of practice on Thursday and is expected to miss several weeks with a hamstring injury.
  • Humphrey and Kendall Hinton seemed best suited to take those slot snaps. They joined Jeudy as the wide receivers with 20-plus snaps in the slot this preseason, while no other reached double-digits.
  • Humphrey played in the second quarter last week, while Hinton didn’t enter the game until the second half.
  • He was also the Broncos' slot receiver on their first three-receiver set in the game today. Hinton didn’t play his first offensive snap until late in the first quarter.
  • Humphrey caught four passes for 57 yards in the first half.
  • Mims consistently lined up in two-receiver sets over the first two drives after not seeing any snaps in two-receiver sets with the starters last week.

Zach Evans appears unlikely to make the Rams roster: The sixth-round rookie remains at the bottom of the Rams' running back depth chart.

  • The Rams have basically done the same thing all three preseason games at running back.
  • Cam Akers and Kyren Williams have sat out all three games, as they are locked into the top two spots on the depth chart.
  • Ronnie Rivers has started all three preseason games and has taken 21 of 25 snaps over the first two drives of each game. He appears locked into the third running back spot.
  • Royce Freeman has taken the other four snaps and has also been given significant playing time in the first half of games.
  • Evans has taken only two snaps in the first half of any preseason game, both coming in the first week of the preseason.
  • Rivers has consistently been done playing by halftime, whereas Evans has dominated snaps in the second half of games.
  • If the Rams were considering keeping him on the 53-man roster, then he would have received at least some playing time in the first half.
  • There is still a chance that he will make the practice squad.

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Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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