June 19, 2018


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Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron Could Use Some Luck

Colts signed TE Eric Ebron, formerly of the Lions, to a two-year contract. Coach Frank Reich called Ebron an "elite tight end."

The last time we saw Andrew Luck healthy (2016), the Colts used 2+ TE sets at the 3rd-highest rate in the NFL and had the 6th-highest target share to TEs.

04/01/18, 11:32 AM CDT by Wheeler


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

Hyde and Seek

Browns agreed to terms with RB Carlos Hyde, formerly of the 49ers, on a three-year, $15 million contract.

Obtaining Hyde has several trickle-down effects; first it replaces Crowell who signed with the Jets, it probably diminishes Duke Johnson’s value a bit. Hyde is a better all-around back than Crowell was and will certainly take over the goal-line work seeing that he’s got 20+ pounds on Duke. It also reduces the likelihood that Cleveland takes Saquon Barkley with the 4th pick in the draft. They will most likely look to draft a defensive player (Chubb) or trade down again.

04/01/18, 11:28 AM CDT by Wheeler


Jerick McKinnon

Minnesota Vikings

McKinnon Goes West For Gold-Rush

49ers agreed to terms with RB Jerick McKinnon, formerly of the Vikings, on a four-year, $30 million contract.

McKinnon averaged a ho-hum 3.8 yards a carry for the Vikings and scored three rushing touchdowns. By contrast, San Francisco's former lead runner, Carlos Hyde, averaged 3.9 yards an attempt in 2017 and had eight rushing touchdowns.

It appears as though Shanahan is enamored with McKinnon's athletic metrics, but I'm not so sure he was "pounding the table" to get him. This move could push the Niner's to cut Joe Williams.

04/01/18, 11:12 AM CDT by Wheeler


Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Eagles Keep Improving

Eagles signed WR Mike Wallace to a one-year contract.
Mike Wallace can still move posting a top five max speed among wide receivers last season. He will fill the void left by Torrey Smith as a speed vertical threat.

04/01/18, 11:08 AM CDT by Wheeler


Terrelle Pryor

Washington Redskins

Jets Searching For Weapons

Jets agreed to terms with WR Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Washington and Cleveland.

Second year in a row on a new team doesn’t really help Pryor's cause, but I like the idea of him on the field with Teddy Bridgewater at some point. I would imagine, with some creativity, the Jets could really design some innovative gadget plays.
The Jets receiving corps really looks like a bunch of question marks at this point though, no telling what the week-to-week outcome will be with these guys.
Jermaine Kearse: 65 catches, 810 yards, 5 touchdowns (2017)
Robby Anderson: 63 catches, 941 yards, 7 touchdowns (2017)
Quincy Enunwa: 58 catches, 857 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)
Terrelle Pryor: 77 catches, 1007 yards, 4 touchdowns (2016)

04/01/18, 11:04 AM CDT by Wheeler


Carlos Henderson

Denver Broncos

Sleeper Watch

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team is "counting on" Carlos Henderson making an impact in 2018.

If you are paying attention to Staggs projections there is plenty of opportunity for Henderson to step into a solid number of targets in the slot. Henderson was hindered by injury and awful QB play last year. Being drafted in the 18th round or later in best-ball leagues, Henderson is the late round flyer that should be on your radar.

04/01/18, 11:00 AM CDT by Wheeler


Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Watson Returns To Big Easy

Saints signed TE Ben Watson, formerly of the Ravens, to a one-year contract.

Watson had 74 catches on 110 targets for 825 yards and 6 TD’s when he was with the Saints in 2015. After missing 2016 he had a pretty good year with Baltimore last year despite an anemic offense, with 61 catches on 79 targets for 522 yards and 4 TD’s. He’s not a bad late round flyer TE. He’s basically free right now, but I expect by the time the season starts he’ll be being drafted within the top 20 at the position.

04/01/18, 10:54 AM CDT by Wheeler


Jeff Janis

Green Bay Packers

Janis Truthers Challenged

Browns officially signed former Packers’ WR Jeff Janis.
The combine superstar never amounted to anything in Green Bay, I highly doubt Cleveland is the place for him to finally break-out.

04/01/18, 10:50 AM CDT by Wheeler


Thomas Rawls

Seattle Seahawks

Jets Sign Rawls

Rawls had five RB1 games in 2015, one in 2016, and has been a disappointment since. He’s not worth your time in fantasy, but he could cause enough disruption in the Jets backfield to cut any upside we might have hoped for from Isaiah Crowell.

04/01/18, 10:48 AM CDT by Wheeler


Allen Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars

Coo coo ca choo Mr. Robinson

Bears signed WR Allen Robinson, formerly of the Jaguars, to a three-year, $42 million contract.

This is a great move for Robinson and Chicago. Nagy’s offense and the young QB, Trubiski, should benefit Robinson at least as much as Bortles did, and Chicago gets the top WR in free agency.
Everyone on the team will be in a new scheme so there will be an adjustment, but as they start to gel we should see a big second half. Robinson’s recovery from a torn ACL doesn’t scare me away from drafting him in the late third/early fourth, his current MFL10 ADP is 43 overall while his Draft app ADP is 59.9. I expect Robinson to be somewhere in the range of 75 receptions, for 1100 yards and 8 TD’s.

03/24/18, 08:25 PM CDT by Wheeler


Sammy Watkins

Los Angeles Rams

KC Building Strong Air Attack

Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins, formerly of the Rams, to a three-year, $48 million contract.

I’m a big Sammy truther so getting him in the 5th or 6th round is a pure power move. His current Draft app ADP of 87.1 is an absolute steal, his MFL10 ADP of 69.5 is still a great value in my opinion. There are quite a few options for high targets in KC so I don’t expect him to see the 128 targets he saw his rookie year, but he should definitely see more than the 70 he saw last year. He’ll have an entire offseason to work with the near-rookie QB, and at age 25 he should have enough burst left to have a 70 catch, 1050 yd, 8TD line. For his career he has 16 receptions on 30 targets for 12 TD’s in the Red Zone, and 9 receptions on 13 targets, for 8 TD’s inside the opponents 10. He should be the exact WR the Chiefs need to get over the hump. As a team the Chiefs were 34/75 for 13 TD’s in the Red-Zone last year and 12/24 for 10 TD inside the 10.

03/24/18, 08:19 PM CDT by Wheeler


Kirk Cousins

Washington Redskins

Vikings Like That

Kirk Cousins plans to sign a three-year, fully-guaranteed contract from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. The deal is believed to be for around $86 million, and reports are it will be fully-guaranteed, a landmark for an NFL free agent.

Should be a lateral move for Kirk as far as fantasy, better WR’s, but fewer passes thrown in this offense. A healthy Dalvin Cook should be able to run out the clock if they are up in the second half of games and take the ball out of Cousins hands near the end zone. It should also help the overall efficiency of the offense so all in all it increases his floor, but cuts any garbage-time production we’ve seen with Washington. Kyle Rudolph becomes a big benefactor here, Cousins loves his TE, especially near the end-zone.

03/24/18, 08:16 PM CDT by Wheeler


Case Keenum

Minnesota Vikings

Denver Makes Case

Broncos signed QB Case Keenum, formerly of the Vikings, to a two-year, $36 million contract.

Well, I was hoping for more than a bridge QB for my favorite WR (D. Thomas), but this is a definite upgrade from the three stooges Denver put behind center last year.

03/24/18, 08:13 PM CDT by Wheeler


LeGarrette Blount

Philadelphia Eagles

Detroit Sparks Up Blount

The Lions signed free agent RB LeGarrette Blount to a 1-year deal worth $4.5M. He’s back with Matt Patricia, as the New England ties are strong.

The Lions have needed a true goal-line/power-back for years. I expect Blount to get between 150-200 touches and all the short-yardage carries. Detroit’s offense doesn’t really fit what Blount brings to the table, but I expect Patricia will have some influence over how the offense will operate from here-on-out.

03/24/18, 08:10 PM CDT by Wheeler


Cleveland Browns

Money Ball: The Sequel

Hate to start out the offseason with the Cleveland Browns, but they are makin’ moves!
Browns acquired: Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry, Damarious Randall
Browns gave up: 2018 3rd-round pick (No. 65), 2018 4th-round pick, 2019 7th-round pick, DeShone Kizer

Building with experienced quality performers that have something to prove, by selling inconsequential draft picks is exactly what Sashi Brown was building up for. It’s a shame he won’t be around to reap the rewards, but these are quality moves for a win-now mentality.

03/09/18, 09:37 PM CST by Wheeler


Tyrod Taylor

Buffalo Bills

Hue Looks To TyGoat

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who's pondering his future, is a fan of Tyrod Taylor and has said so on the ThomaHawk Show podcast.

Tyrod is just one season removed (2016) from being the QB11 in average fantasy ppg, including seven 20+ point weeks and six 15+ point weeks. Given the current talent on the O-line and skill position weapons he could improve on those numbers. He has the potential to be this year’s Alex Smith, definitely heading my late-round (12+) QB picks now.

03/09/18, 09:32 PM CST by Wheeler


Deshone Kizer

Cleveland Browns

Packers Get In On The Fun

The Packers have traded for QB DeShone Kizer from the Browns to Green Bay.

This is the best possible scenario for Kizer, who was thrown into the fire last season. Getting the chance to develop and learn behind the best in the business is the best chance he has for longevity.

03/09/18, 09:30 PM CST by Wheeler


Torrey Smith

Philadelphia Eagles

On The Move Again

The Eagles trade WR Torrey Smith to the Panthers for CB Daryl Worley. Torrey Smith could fill the old Ted Ginn role which makes this fairly interesting. Stagg Party says it’s more of a boost for Cam than Torrey himself.

This is an absolute perfect fit, someone who isn’t going to demand the ball, but can take the top off a defense while McCaffrey, Olsen, and Cam work underneath. Torrey is looking like a great late-round flyer.

03/09/18, 09:28 PM CST by Wheeler


DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

Henry Hype Train Has Clear Track

DeMarco Murray was released by the Titans.
No surprise here, expect Derick Henry to be a lead back with 250+ touches, but they will bring in someone that will play the third-down, pass-catching role out of the backfield. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sign someone like Jerick McKinnon or Rex Burkhead, or even Darren Sproles or Charles Sims. There are also plenty of options in the NFL draft, Henry won’t be a true “Bell Cow.”

03/09/18, 09:17 PM CST by Wheeler


Marquise Goodwin

San Francisco 49ers

The Name Says It All

Marquise Goodwin and the 49ers have agreed to a 3yr extension worth $20.3M & 10M guaranteed.

Shanahan has found his big-play threat at a reasonable price. Goodwin caught 56 balls for 962 yards last season, but only had two TD’s. None of his six longest plays (33+ yards) were from Garoppollo so it leads me to believe they will still be looking for a top of the line WR, even with Garcon coming back from injury.

03/09/18, 09:15 PM CST 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)