Kurt Warner Limited Jersey Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, whose efforts have brought in nearly $33 million for Hurricane Harvey relief, will close his fundraising Friday, he announced via Twitter.
His statement Wednesday read, in part: There are not enough words to thank you all for your generosity. … On Friday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. CT, we will complete the fundraising portion of our efforts to dedicate our time to ensuring every dollar is put to work for the people in the devastated areas in and around Houston.
Watt initially set a goal of raising $200,000 in the wake of Harvey hitting Texas, but it has burgeoned to more than 100 times that, in part because of the viral sensation Watt became in the effort but also thanks to large donations from corporations and individuals.
As we do each week, we recap the week’s winners and losers from a fantasy perspective, complete with applicable game and historical data. Check back after the conclusion of the 1 and 4 p.m. ET (and, when applicable, Sunday Night Football) games for our picks of the week’s best and worst.
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Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Say hello to your leading scorer from Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET game block, as Diggs’ 37.3 PPR fantasy points led the way. Diggs shredded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense en route to a career-best day in both PPR and non-PPR (29.3) fantasy scoring, showing chemistry with fill-in quarterback Case Keenum that wasn’t at all evident in Week 2. Most remarkably, Diggs’ score could’ve been even greater if not for multiple drops, but this was an extremely encouraging outing for an underrated player who had already shown an outstanding effort working with Sam Bradford in the season opener. Started in just 40.5 percent of ESPN leagues in Week 3, Diggs’ number should rise dramatically in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions.