The NFL’s regular season is entering Week 3, which means fantasy football season is starting to heat up. Here are six players you should consider off the fantasy football waiver wire this week: The Seahawks finally have a lead running back and it’s Carson, a rookie from Oklahoma State. Carson had 20 carries for 93 yards on Sunday, dominating Seattle’s backfield workload. Carson was on the field for 51 of the Seahawks’ offensive snaps, more than Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise, who each had 16 snaps. Eddie Lacy, by the way, was a healthy scratch. The Ravens may have also found a lead running back on Sunday. With Danny Woodhead on injured reserve and Terrance West said to be “day-to-day” with a soft
Dusty Baker has talked often in his time in the nation’s capital about how his best ideas for his lineups often come to him when he’s restless late at night. “My wife used to get on me because I had a pen and piece of paper by my bed and turn the light on — and she’d get upset,” Baker told reporters, as quoted in the Washington Post in May 2016. It happened again this past Saturday night, when Baker came up with a plan to move Anthony Rendon up from the six-spot he’s occupied for most of the season to third in the lineup. Rendon went 0 for 2 against Dodgers’ lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, leaving him at .333/.443/.667 vs left-handed pitchers this season, with a .296/.393/.508 line against right-handers on the year.
NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris go on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a beating outside a Phoenix recreation center more than two years ago. The twin brothers could face a maximum of nearly four years in prison if they are found guilty. The trial threatens to disrupt the start of their 2017 NBA season with training camp set to begin for both players on Sept. 26.