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Zay Jones

Buffalo Bills

Jones to Compete for WR2

Zay Jones' and his 399 college reception record could make an immediate impact as he performed favorable to Sterling Shepard in college.

Fantasy Goo: Jones' is many fantasy analysts favorite among rookie WRs in 2017. With the 167 vacated targets among Woods, Goodwin and Hunter, Zay has upside as a fantasy WR3.

07/21/17, 12:35 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Will Tye

New York Giants

Coughlin May Bring Giants to JAX

The Giants have reportedly started shopping Will Tye and Tom Coughlin may be a suitor. If Tye is traded it would convey their plans to use Engram could be immediate.

Fantasy Goo: Although rookie TE's have historically lacked production, Engram is more of a big slot WR. If they move Tye Engram will likely split time in teh slot with Sterling Shepard and could be worth a late round flier after we saw Shepard score 8 TDs in the same position.

07/21/17, 12:26 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Geronimo Allison

Green Bay Packers

Geronimo Suspended For Opener

Geronimo Allison is suspended for Week 1 due to violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Fantasy Goo: It is worth noting that Geronimo put up 4 catches for 91 yards and a score Week 17 when Jordy was being shadowed by Darrius Slay. He could be nice DFS play in games Jordy gets shadowed and Cobb or Adams are inactive.

07/21/17, 12:14 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Braxton Miller

Houston Texans

Braxton A Breakout WR?

QB Guru George Whitfield thinks Braxton Miller could take a dramatic step forward as a WR

Fantasy Goo: September 7, 2015. That was when Braxton took a direct snap, scrambled left and then put a spin move on the Virginia Tech defense that froze in time and broke Twitter. Miller was an all around stud in college and has Julian Edelman type potential. He could be worth a very late round pick, but keep him on your radar.

07/21/17, 11:25 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

Todd Gurley Could See More Targets in 2017

Sean McVay recently went on ESPN LA and talked about Jared Goff's development and how the Rams are looking to get Gurley more work in the passing game.

Fantasy Goo: Not known for his receiving skills, despite Dunbar coming to the Rams in the offseason, Sean McVay will travel by air to get Gurley into open space. McVay know's the O-Line is a work in progress, but Gurley is an animal in the open field.

07/21/17, 11:04 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Le'Veon Bell

Pittsburgh Steelers

Le'Veon Bellcow To Play On Franchise Tag

Le'Veon Bell reportedly turned down the Steelers 5 year contract that averaged 12 million per year. That number is 50% higher than the next highest paid RB, LeSean McCoy.

Fantasy Goo: This was a ballsy move by Bell, he has stated that he wants to reset the RB market. Adrian Peterson's 2012 was one of the largest RB contracts as he amassed $20.1 million on his base + incentives. Le'Veon Bell is now the #1 player to have in 2017 playing on a contact year under the Franchise tag.

07/21/17, 10:08 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Dan Orlovsky

Detroit Lions

Rams Add Veteran QB

The Rams veteran journeyman Dan Orlovsky to backup their promising young QB Jared Goff. Orlovsky is rejoining his OC from his 2005 season in Detroit.

Fantasy Goo: Orlovsky's last effective game was in 2015 when he threw for 191 yards with a TD and an interception. Even if Goff goes down for an extended period of time Orlovsky has never shown the ability to have a fantasy presence.

07/21/17, 09:59 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Carlos Henderson

Denver Broncos

Carlos Henderson Impresses in Broncos OTA’s

"Carlos is a great route-runner," fellow wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said during OTAs. "He keeps his arms running through the cuts. I’ve been watching film on him and just seeing how he is. He is a technique guy."

Fantasy Goo: This offense has been missing the short-game middle of the field presence in the passing game from a TE or slot receiver. It’s hard to say how many opportunities are there with the QB situation the way it is and two premier receivers on the outside, but this report sounds like they are looking to create opportunities for him, even if it’s on special teams. His metrics profile compares best to Stealing Sheppard.

07/20/17, 06:35 PM CDT by Wheeler


Chris Johnson

Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals Re-sign RB Chris Johnson to One-year Contract

This is the perfect situation for everyone involved. Johnson obviously knows the offense, the Cardinals have a solid back-up and can bring their rookie along slowly. Ellington has moved to WR and Kerwynn Williams is comfortable with the offense, but certainly not a solid No.2.

Fantasy Goo:
It doesn’t move the needle for anyone’s value, David Johnson is still the number one or two overall pick and there was no “handcuff” on the radar to begin with. In the four games Chris Johnson was active last year he only did more than spell David in one game, when Arizona crushed Tennessee 40-7.

07/20/17, 04:11 PM CDT by Wheeler


Mike Williams

Los Angeles Chargers

Chargers First Round Pick Might Need Surgery

Reports on Mike Williams are mixed on whether he’ll need surgery or not for the herniated disk in his back, either way it seems unlikely that he will have anything to contribute this year. It seems like Schefter and Rapoport are having a little pissing contest as to whether Williams will actually need surgery.

Fantasy Goo: Draft Tyrell Williams as your WR3, he’s going after the 10th round right now, but that won’t happen for much longer. Keep Dontrell Inman on your radar, he could be a late round flyer in PPR leagues, with Allen out last year Inman finished with more PPR points than Ginn, Cobb and DeVante Parker.

07/20/17, 03:24 PM CDT by Wheeler


Gary Barnidge

Cleveland Browns

Jaguars Meet With Barnidge

“Barnidge was released by Cleveland following this year's NFL Draft. The Browns used a first-round pick on Miami tight end David Njoku, who is set to take on Barnidge's playing time. If the Jaguars were to sign Barnidge, it would be a homecoming for the veteran tight end.”

Fantasy Goo: This means nothing, Barnidge will not have a repeat of his 2015 season. Barnidge is a solid blocking TE that had a spectacular year when there were no other options in the offense. The Jaguars aren’t very adept at using the TE either, Julius Thomas did next to nothing in his two years with the team.

07/20/17, 03:21 PM CDT by Wheeler


Jay Ajayi

Miami Dolphins

Run Anywhere Else

When Jay Ajayi runs to either side of Jermon Bushrod the Dolphins starting right guard (7 or 8 holes) he averaged 2.97 yards per rush. When Jay Ajayi ran on plays designed for any other holes he averaged 6.04 yards per.

Fantasy Goo: Bushrod was clearly the weak link in Miami's line finishing the year with a 43 PFF Player grade. Look for Miami to try to replace him with Kraig Urbik or Jesse Davis once training camps roll in.

07/16/17, 06:11 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

Texans Rookie Gets Caught with Stoned Friend

Big news of D’Onta Foreman’s arrest came on Sunday (7/16) and because everyone is in front of their computers, the news splashed Twitter into a frenzy. The gun he had was legal, his passenger is taking the fall for the weed.

Fantasy Goo: If he’s clean on the piss test, absolutely nothing happens, maybe a 1-2 game suspension at most. He does take a hit in dynasty if he fails the drug test, buy low.

07/16/17, 02:49 PM CDT by Wheeler


Jarvis Landry

Miami Dolphins

Deadline Set for Miami to Re-Sign Landry

Landry will not negotiate his contract after the season begins. I’m not so sure Landry is in Miami’s future plans. They surely won’t franchise him for $18 million next year and they just gave Kenny Stills a nice contract.

Fantasy Goo:I believe Miami has high hopes for DeVante Parker becoming the wide receiver one they drafted him to be. That may be a tall task with Tannehill running the show, but Parker appears to be far more committed to improving this year.

07/15/17, 08:55 AM CDT by Wheeler


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers Backfield Community

Reports out of SF say that Hyde has to earn the starting job. SF drafted two running backs and signed several free agents in the off-season including Tim Hightower and Kyle Juszczyk. If Hyde stays healthy there’s little doubt he earns the job, but he’s in the last year of his contract so if SF has their expected slow start I expect them to turn to their other options quickly.

Fantasy Goo: There are also reports that Hyde doesn’t fit into the Shanahan system well, he’s a tremendous athlete, but this is the time of year to pay attention to the negative information when we usually see nothing but fluff.

07/15/17, 08:48 AM CDT by Wheeler


Virgil Green

Denver Broncos

Denver Tight End Job Up for Grabs

The team did select tight end Jake Butt in the 2017 NFL draft, but a knee injury suffered in Michigan’s bowl game may keep the talented rookie out of action for this entire season.

Fantasy Goo: Virgil Green is a blocker and AJ Derby is a natural athlete that converted to TE from QB, they believe he can be used in many ways and McCoy’s offense can use a third pass-catcher. Derby isn’t worth drafting, but we may want to keep an eye on him.

07/15/17, 08:42 AM CDT by Wheeler


Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

Denver Receivers Excited for New Offense

“We’ve got this new offense with Mike McCoy. We’re going to be throwing the ball around so my conditioning has to be up and I’ve been working on that.’’
Sanders is working on a healthier lifestyle and getting ready for a high paced offense. Thomas is just happy to get his favorite play back in the rotation (WR screen).

Fantasy Goo: Thomas’ ADP is rising to the second round, while Sanders’ is hanging around in the late fifth. If you miss on Thomas keep an eye on Sanders slipping to you. While we’re not sure who the QB will be, these two should be just fine where they are being drafted.

07/15/17, 08:37 AM CDT by Wheeler


Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

McNichols Working on Pass Catching Skills

Jeremy McNichols has been working with the Bucs wide receivers. He's going basically undrafted, McNichols may be worth a late round flyer if you’re in a FFPC (28 round) draft, but we have to see what happens in camp before we can judge this one.

Fantasy Goo: Doug Martin’s ADP has risen to the point where he’s getting way too expensive. If he’s hanging around in the ninth or tenth he might be worth a shot, but there are probably better options to choose from before that point.

07/15/17, 08:30 AM CDT by Wheeler


Frank Gore

Indianapolis Colts

Opportunities in Colts Backfield

“As long as I’m healthy and my guys up front get me the opportunities, I’m going to be successful,’’ Gore said.
Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski remains squarely in Gore’s corner, but there figures to be more of a backs-by-committee approach this season. “You can go a lot of different directions in that you can feature more things or different things with different people,’’ he said. “Some of that will be personnel-driven.’’

Fantasy Goo: With no improvements to the O-line, Robert Turbin showing life in camp, and Marlon Mack being drafted, I don’t see how Gore improves on last year’s total. He keeps on ticking like the energizer bunny, but I think that cliff is close. I’ve been high on him every year until now.

07/15/17, 08:25 AM CDT by Wheeler


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?

Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.

07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler


2013 - Week 3 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

2013 - Week 3 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Quarterbacks

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 09/16/13

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2013 Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks




Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 3




RB Rankings  WR Rankings  TE Rankings




Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Saturday, Sept. 21 - 01:58PM CT)



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1.       Peyton Manning (vs. Oak, Monday night)


If ESPN could take this week's Monday Night Football matchup back, surely they would. I feel bad for Raider Nation, as this is NOT the time to get a matchup against Peyton on the league's biggest stage. So far in 2013, the Broncos have scored 90 points in two games, with the next highest point-output being 66 by the Green Bay Packers (almost a 3rd fewer points). The best part is that 66 of those 90 points came in the second half!

With Manning healthy and rollin' along with the talent he has at his disposal, this team is capable of scoring over 40 points a game across the entire season. Only three teams in NFL history have scored more points in their first two games than the Broncos this season (1968 Raiders, 95; 2009 Saints, 93; 1971 Cowboys, 91). And just be clear, Denver has done this against the past two Super Bowl champions, not teams like the Raiders - oh, wait… Manning plays the Raiders this week! Imagine what he can do against a bottom-feeder, hence the #1 placement this week.

Two weeks, nine passing TDs… Two weeks, 769 passing yards… Two weeks, zero interceptions. The guy is simply the best at his craft. It's hard to imagine the riches, but not only does he have three stud WRs (who have actually dropped a bunch of balls this year on some big plays), he also has Orange Julius Thomas at the TE spot who almost looks like he could be the next Jimmy Graham... who looked like the next Antonio Gates... who looked like the next Tony Gonzalez… 



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2.       Drew Brees (vs. Ari)


It's pure and simple; the Superdome savior, Drew Brees, puts up staggering fantasy football numbers when he's inside the dome at home. We all know he leads every category for QBs since arriving in New Orleans, but at home in the Mercedes Benz paradise, Brees averaged just over 309 yards and exactly three TDs from 2010-2012. Just ridiculous. He has 81 pass attempts in two games thus far, only four less than Peyton, which tells us all what we already knew - that the Saints still plan to pass the pill around with Sean Payton back on the sidelines calling the plays.

Drew has as many TDs as INTs (3 each), which is a tad worrisome, but I expect a high-flying game this week at home against a solid young Cardinals defense. The run game hasn't been there, so it will clearly be on Brees' accurate noodle-arm yet again for the Saints this weekend.



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3.       Michael Vick (vs. KC, Thursday night)


If he can stay healthy for 16 games (which he can't) then he'll have the highest ADP value of any QB in this years #FF drafts while commanding Chip "Big Balls" Kelly's jaw dropping hyper-offense. The pace is amazing, the momentum is the stuff fantasy football gods dream of. Although not knowing how to slow down the game and milk the clock cost them this week's game against the Bolts, it's hard to think this offense is going to get outscored by any team in the league. Sunday's 428 passing yards by Mike Vick is the most he's had in his career, it's actually his only 400 yard passing game… hell just to shit on his passing capacity more, it's only his 12th career 300 yard game.

The thing that has us fired up is that he has 2 rushing TDs in 2 games with 15 rushing attempts. When he's running, he's a beast... but, just know, you must be willing to just enjoy it while it lasts. We like him tons, want him to succeed, and hope he can stay on his feet for the next 15 and stay clear of the injury report- but his age and the fact that this offense relies on the threat of him running on any play makes it hard for him to play every game. Two games in and he's running 7+ times a game and using his legs again, this my fantasy football friends is awesome for the moment, but scares the living daylights out of us at PYRO®.



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4.       Matthew Stafford (at Was)


Washington’s pass D was one of the worst in the league last year and just when you thought it couldn’t get worse coming into this season… it did - these guys. Given Stafford's uneventful opening to the season, and the belief that this is the type of game he can have his way is the main reason his ranked this high. Add to that, Reggie Bush is banged up, so Matthew is going to have over 40 passing attempts for the second time of the season.

This feels like a game where Stafford could go ballistic, but not gonna lie - something seems to be missing with this offense and this team in general.


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5.       Colin Kaepernick (vs. Ind)


Dåwg would probably have Colin in the top 2-3 this week except he thinks the 49ers are going to get back to establishing the run a little bit more after not doing so much of it the first couple of games. The run opens it up for this team, grinding… they need teams to worry about that part of their attack, or else their one eyebrowed QB is going to have a hard time living up to his potential as one of the next Superstars of the league.

The 49ers needed that wake up call the Seahawks just delivered them in last nights shellacking last night, but the offensive line hasn't looked like the best in the league and the defense looks slow and not nearly as tough as they had been the past 2 seasons. The team seems to be listening to their coach too much, or reading their own press. The fact is, the offensive end of this S.F. deal relies almost solely on #7's arms and legs, and we feel he'll respond in a beast Kaepernick fashion, I could see a continuation of the rushing yards trend from his last outing - in that lame game against the Seahawks, he had 87 yards on the ground on just 9 carries, averaging almost 10 yards per tote.

Most of all, I think Colin's pride is going to rise to occasion against another elite youngster in Andrew Luck, should be a a great time.


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6.       Aaron Rodgers (at Cin)


It looked like Mr. Rodgers was trying to be Pyeton Manning's neighbor and match his previous week's 7 TDs and 452 yards passing this week. Double check discount boy had completed 26-of-31 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns in the first 30 minutes of Sunday's game alone - at one point, he was on pace for a 670 game. With Eddie Lacy concussed, James Starks was back there again... different dynamic, basically we feel it's back to the old way for the Packers, and there is no reason to think isn't the going to be the norm moving forward for the rest of this season.

Cobb and Jordy are top Tier talent, add James "Earl" Jones to the mix showing this weekend that he's still going to be involved plenty with a 178 yard outing on 11 catches (12 targets) and even the Donkey JerMoron in the collective mix the NFL's most accurate passer of all-time isn't missing Donald Driver or lose lips Greg Jennings one bit!


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7.       Carson Palmer (at NO)


If pick-6's hurt your fantasy score, then move him way down - but the team is 1-1, and these guys are obviously going to have to pass to keep up with their competition. This is favorable to any owner that has Palmer on their team, but the limitations are extreme. While we prefer this Heisman Trophy winner as a QB2 in general, this week, against a string-cheese New Orleans secondary, he's a Top-10 play.

His safety blanket, Larry Fitzgerald, will be rested all week in practice, so his hamstring injury should be close to 90% by game-time. Something we are excited about is the fact that the light is starting to turn on in Bruce Arians' head about what a dynamic player Andre Ellington can be for them, and how that explosion CJ2K-like player can only help Palmer and the passing game at every level. He's a fear factor.

Watching Carson on Sunday's ain't so fun, but this week he has one of the best situations an NFL QB can have, so it's a great moment to utilize him if you don't have a top QB on your squad. 


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8.       Tony Romo (vs. StL)


Tony Romo owners were hurt badly by the 4th quarter drop Dez Bryant had against the Chiefs on Sunday that should have gone for a long touchdown… As an owner who has that particular QB-WR combination in my main league, it definitely hurt - I would have won the week if Dez grabs that pass and scores. Ahhh... fantasy football aneurysms.


“I knew I had it. That’s what I was thinking, took my eyes off the ball. Shouldn’t have. That was a real bad mistake. That is not winning football. I can’t win like that. I can’t beat the guy and be nonchalant with the football.” -Dezzy Did Dallas & Vegas on Sunday.

Romo is already annoying owners just two games into the new season - he has no 300-yard games, no three-TD games (actually, he has only three TDs through the first two games).

This week is primed for Tony to have his 2013 breakout performance, but to be honest, this team (as usual) isn't giving us happy feelings at all.


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9.       Matt Ryan (at Mia)


Like his bestie, WR Julio Jones, Mr. "Personality" Matt Ryan is a better fantasy QB on the road than he is in the house that Deion built, and all signs point to a nice clear day to put up some serious fantasy points against a tough Dolphins defense. Dawgmaticå is confident that Ryan puts up Top-10 Week 3 QB numbers despite Rowdy Roddy still nursing his ankle injury and having his worst start to a season in ages. That said, Happy Harry Douglas is showing signs of why the Falcons made him a third-round pick in 2008, while Tony G and Julio will also help Ryan's cause.

Not sure if the thigh bruise will be a big issue for Steven Jackson, but even if he plays, the passing game has been the only thing working for the offense so far. Steven Jackson has only 1 more carry than Jacquizz on the year while the off-season free agent acquisition has only 77 yards on the ground through the first two games for his new team (he had eight-straight 1,000-yard seasons on the Rams).

Matty Ice will go as far as Julio Jones can take him, which seems to be quite far, actually.


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10.     Tom Brady (vs. TB)


The Patriots will need to balance their offense a bit more this week, which should bring Brady's pass attempts down some. Tampa Bay has a tough D right now, but the only guy on the planet that wears Ugg boots should put up Top-10 numbers at his position, incredibly despite not having Gronk, Amendola or Vereen (Gronk has recently been given a 50/50 chance to play). It really sucks for Brady that Welker isn't around, because even though Thompkins and Dobson look like they will be awesome in time, they've both shown their lack of NFL experience on plenty of plays thus far.

If Welker was still on the Pats payroll, by the looks of things, he'd be getting 20 catches a game... but I guess he wasn't worth the $6 million per season, huh? Always on the Mendola at $30 million versus his mentor at $12 million - bad call Bill and Robert.

Brady leads the league with 91 passing attempts thru two games and with this many "looks", fantasy points are just around the corner. Add to this the fact that Ridley has fumbled (again) while looking marginal overall, and that 3rd-down back, Shane Vereen, is out for the next 10 weeks, owners must find themselves in a perpetual Manningface mode. However, when it's Terrific Tom, you never worry too much, even when it's going to be a couple of talented rookies and an undrafted QB from Kent State (Julian Edelman) catching the future Hall of Famer's lasers…

Quarterbacks Ranked  #11 - 32


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11.     Robert Griffin III (vs. Det)


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12.     Andy Dalton (vs. GB)


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13.     Eli Manning (at Car)



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14.     Cam Newton (vs. NYG)


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15.     Ryan Tannehill (vs. Atl)


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16.     Sam Bradford (at Dal)


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17.     Alex Smith (at Phi, Thursday night)


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18.     Matt Schaub (at Bal)

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19.     Russell Wilson (vs. Jax)



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20.     Joe Flacco (vs. Hou)


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21.     Philip Rivers (at Ten)


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22.     Andrew Luck (at SF)


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23.     Josh Freeman (at NE)


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24.     Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Chi, Sunday night)


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25.     Jay Cutler (at Pit, Sunday night)


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26.     Jake Locker (vs. SD)




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27.     Geno Smith (vs. Buf)


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28.     E.J. Manuel (at NYJ)


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29.     Terrelle Pryor (at Den, Monday night)


30.     Brian Hoyer (at Min)



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31.     Christian Ponder (vs. Cle)


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32.     Chad Henne (at Sea)




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19.     Cam Newton (vs. NYG)

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19.     Cam Newton (vs. NYG)