By Grant Ramirez
Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill continues to show he is capable of being the Chiefs’ top receiver and prove he is more than just a gadget player. Sunday against the Chargers, he caught five passes off eight targets for 77 yards and a 30-yard touchdown, where he used his elite speed to get behind the Chargers’ defense for an easy throw and catch. Hill also added 13 yards on the ground. Despite being impressive on offense, he is still looking to make a dynamic play in the return game like he did numerous times last season.
Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant has drawn tough assignments in the first three weeks of the season, facing off against cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins, Aqib Talib and, on Sunday, Patrick Peterson. He struggled overall against Peterson and the Cardinals, catching only two passes. The first reception was a 3-yard loss; however, his other catch was a spectacular play where he juked a couple of defenders, and through an incredible display of effort, he dragged a handful of Cardinals across the goal line for a 15-yard touchdown.
Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Cleveland Browns
After leading the Browns in sacks as a rookie, Emmanuel Ogbah got off to a less than ideal start to the season, recording only one tackle. However, he played well in the Browns loss to the Colts, out-producing his first two games combined, finishing the game with six total tackles and his first sack of the year. He looks to continue his momentum Sunday against a weak Bengals offensive line.
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Chris Carson wasn’t as productive against the Titans as he was in the first two weeks of the season, rushing for only 34 yards on an average of 3.1 yards per carry. He achieved his first career touchdown on a short pass that he turned upfield for a 10-yard score. Carson didn’t get as much work in this game as the Seahawks were down considerably and needed to make plays through the air to get back into the contest.
Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
In Arizona on Monday night, Dan Bailey didn’t get an opportunity to attempt any field goals. He knocked through all four of his extra point tries, keeping him perfect on kicks for the season.
Vincent Taylor, DT, Miami Dolphins
Logging only three snaps in his first career game, Vincent Taylor played almost 50 percent of defensive snaps Sunday. Despite Miami’s defense allowing 20 points to the inadequate Jets, Taylor had a solid performance in New York, making three tackles. Taylor, a sixth-round pick, is still searching for the first sack of his career and will look to achieve it in Miami’s next few games.
Tyler Patmon, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Tyler Patmon has bounced around the league quite a bit in the first few years of his career and this year he played his way onto the Jaguars roster. He failed to get on the field in Jacksonville’s first two games but did play against the Ravens on Sunday. Patmon finished with two tackles and contributed to the Jaguars’ 44-7 domination of Baltimore in London.