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Week 3's Best

QB:
1. Tom Brady- After throwing four interceptions in week three(after throwing four in ALL of 2010), Brady's surely mad and ready to go off.
2. Aaron Rodgers- Eight touchdowns and one interception so far. And now he gets the Broncos at home. Look for a 300-yard, 3-touchdown performance.
3. Drew Brees- 3 touchdowns thrown in every game so far, and a whopping 1,059 passing yards overall.
4. Philip Rivers- Terrible game last week against the Chiefs after I expected him to be the best fantasy quarterback on the week. He'll bounce back with a good performance against the Dolphins.
5. Matthew Stafford- At least 22 fantasy points in each game so far.

RB:
1. Adrian Peterson- Peterson against the Chiefs is probably as good of a fantasy matchup on the surface as we'll see all year.
2. Darren McFadden- Just dominating.
3. Matt Forte- After saying they'd run the ball much more in week three, Mike Martz of course stuck to calling pass plays like crazy. However, in the nine carries Forte got, he only had two yards. And that wasn't his fault, as the run-blocking was TERRIBLE. Still, I like him this week, and think(maybe foolishly) that Martz actually does get Forte 20-ish carries against the Panthers. It would probably be a good idea after Forte ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns against the Panthers last year.
4. Ray Rice- Only 24 carries over the last two weeks, and he didn't find the end zone. Look for 18+ carries this week, and a touchdown or two.
5. LeSean McCoy- 19+ fantasy points in each game. Expect more of the same against the 49ers at home.

WR:
1. Calvin Johnson- Six touchdowns already!
2. Larry Fitzgerald- Great matchup against a bad(thanks to injuries mainly) Giants secondary.
3. Andre Johnson- Seven catches in each game.
4. Mike Wallace-Over 100 receiving yards in each game.
5. Wes Welker- Holy blow-up against the Bills, Batman! 16 catches for 217 yards and two touchdowns. That's 50 points in PPR leagues. And like I said earlier, I think Brady really brings it this week, which would be great news for fantasy owners of his main target, Welker.

TE:
1. Rob Gronkowski-A touchdown machine, and again, I expect great things out of Brady.
2. Jermichael Finley- That's(week three) more like the Jermichael Finley I've been expecting to see, and then some. Three touchdowns. And now a great matchup against the Broncos.
3. Jason Witten- A PPR stud. Now, he needs to find the end zone. I predict that happens this week.
4. Jimmy Graham-You have to like his chances to put up over a dozen fantasy points against a Jaguars defense that's allowed 21 catches to tight ends.
5. Vernon Davis- Like Witten, he's racking up the catches but no touchdowns. He'll break through soon.

D/ST:
1. Green Bay Packers- You'd have to think they're a lock to have a great day against the Broncos at home.
2. New Orleans Saints- Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will bring blitzes from all over against rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
3. Baltimore Ravens- The Ravens' defense against Mark Sanchez? Sign me up.
4. Philadelphia Eagles- They were terrible last week against the Giants. Expect them to pick it up this week against the 49ers.
5. Chicago Bears- This is going to be a really tough test for Cam Newton. I think the Bears pick him off a couple of times, and they're due for a defensive or special teams touchdown.

Sleepers

QB:

Kyle Orton- Only because I think the Broncos will be playing from behind for most of the game and will be forced to throw a lot. He has a great shot for 300 yards passing.

Rex Grossman- Tough week three performance for Rex, but the Rams have been getting torched through the air, so I think he plays better this week.

RB:

James Starks- Ryan Grant may not play this week. And Starks will be motivated to have a good performance after stinking it up in week three. If he doesn't, Grant's going to start getting the bulk of the carries.

Marshawn Lynch- The Seahawks can't get in a shootout against the Falcons. They need to run the ball, use the clock, and keep the game low scoring. So, I think that means good things for Lynch. Additionally, the Falcons are allowing 20 fantasy points per week to opposing teams' running backs.

WR:

Julio Jones- The Seahawks have a bad secondary and will have difficulty stopping all of the weapons on the Falcons' offense. This is a great chance for Jones to grab his first career touchdown.

Nate Washington- With Kenny Britt out for the season, Washington becomes the #1 target in Tennessee. Grab him off the waiver wire now.

TE:

Jared Cook- This is a sleeper for deep leagues, but with Britt out for the season, I think Cook could become a solid part of the Titans' passing attack, especially in the red zone.

Randy McMichael- Antonio Gates sounds questionable to play, and the Dolphins have been the worst fantasy defense in the NFL against tight ends.

D/ST:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Will get Curtis Painter or Kerry Collins at home.

Washington Redskins-Face a struggling Rams offense.

Shit

QB:

Cam Newton- Don't see him having a big day at Soldier Field.

Joe Flacco- Look for the Ravens to attack the Jets on the ground.

RB:

Ben Tate- Arian Foster sounds good to go(we'll see about that). And whatever the case, facing the Steelers' run defense is not a good matchup for Tate.

Shonn Greene-Not expecting more than 40 rushing yards or so against the Ravens.

WR:

Anquan Boldin-Will surely be covered by Revis plenty, and like I said when talking about Flacco, I don't expect the Ravens to pass very much in this game.

Reggie Wayne-It's hard to do much as a wide receiver with god awful quarterback play.

TE:

Owen Daniels-Against the Steelers, I'm expecting a down week from him. I'd still have him in the top dozen or so for this week though.

Fred Davis- As bad as the Rams have been so far, their defense has actually been the best in fantasy against tight ends.

D/ST:

Dallas Cowboys- Facing a red-hot Lions offense.

Pittsburgh Steelers-Facing a red-hot Texans offense, that should have Arian Foster back.


I'll update the post with injury concerns once with the injury reports are released today, and I may add some other random links. Feel free to email me any links to sharapovasthigh@gmail.com.

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UPDATE(9/30/11, 6:40 PM ET): I added "Injury Concerns" to the post.

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