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September 18, 2014
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2014 Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings - Quarterbacks

 

 

 

Quarterback Player Rankings – Week 3

 

(BYE:  NONE)

 

 

RB Rankings  WR Rankings  TE Rankings

 

 

 

Quarterbacks                 (Updated:  Wednesday, Sep. 17 - 4:43PM CT)

 

Drew Brees - Pyro Character

1.       Drew Brees (vs. Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #1 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Matthew Stafford - Pyro Character

2.       Matthew Stafford (vs. GB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #6 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Andrew Luck - Pyro Character

3.       Andrew Luck (at Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #5 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Jay Cutler - Pyro Character

4.       Jay Cutler (at NYJ - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #12 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Matt Ryan - Pyro Character

5.       Matt Ryan (vs. TB - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Nick Foles - Pyro Character

6.       Nick Foles (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #11 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Aaron Rodgers Pyro Character

7.       Aaron Rodgers (at Det - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #17 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Tony Romo - Pyro Character

8.       Tony Romo (at StL - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #22 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Russell Wilson - Pyro Character

9.       Russell Wilson (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Philip Rivers - Pyro Character

10.     Philip Rivers (at Buf - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #23 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Ryan Tannehill - Pyro Character

11.     Ryan Tannehill (vs. KC - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #14 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Tom Brady - Pyro Character

12.     Tom Brady (vs. Oak - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #3 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Peyton Manning - Pyro Character

13.     Peyton Manning (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #32 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Kirk Cousins - Pyro Character

14.     Kirk Cousins (at Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #7 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


 

Cam Newton - Pyro Character

15.     Cam Newton (vs. Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #24 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Colin Kaepernick - Pyro Character

16.     Colin Kaepernick (at Ari - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #15 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Joe Flacco - Pyro Character

17.     Joe Flacco (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #16 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Ben Roethlisberger - Pyro Character

18.     Ben Roethlisberger (at Car - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #31 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Geno Smith - Pyro Character

19.     Geno Smith (vs. Chi - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #20 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Andy Dalton - Pyro Character

20.     Andy Dalton (vs. Ten - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #28 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Tampa Bay QB - Pyro Character

21.     Josh McCown (at Atl - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Eli Manning - Pyro Character

22.     Eli Manning (vs. Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #18 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


 

E.J. Manuel Pyro Character

23.     E.J. Manuel (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #10 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Matt Cassel - Pyro Character

24.     Matt Cassel (at NO - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #30 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


 

Chad Henne - Pyro Character

25.     Chad Henne (vs. Ind - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #21 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Drew Stanton - Pyro Character

26.     Drew Stanton (vs. SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #29 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Houston QB - Pyro Character

27.     Ryan Fitzpatrick (at NYG - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #25 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


alex smith pyro character

28.     Alex Smith (at Mia - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #26 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


 

Derek Carr Pyro Character

29.     Derek Carr (at NE - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #13 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


 

Jake Locker Pyro Character

30.     Jake Locker (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #27 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


 

Brian Hoyer Pyro Character

31.     Brian Hoyer (vs. Bal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #19 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


St. Louis Rams QB - Pyro Character

32.     Shaun Hill (vs. Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

 

 

 

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2014 Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs

 

 

 

Running Back Player Rankings – Week 3

 

(BYE:  NONE)

 

 

QB Rankings  WR Rankings  TE Rankings

 

 

 

Running Backs                 (Updated:  Wednesday, Sept. 17 - 12:27PM CT)

 

 

LeSean McCoy - Pyro Character

1.       LeSean McCoy (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

So far this season McCoy has been the workhorse back that he always has been, with an average of 25.5 touches per game. The biggest difference this year is that he has only rushed for 3.7 YPC, and has only scored one touchdown. Darren Sproles has been making the impact plays from the running back position, although most of that came through the air last week. McCoy has yet to break a big run, with his longest going for 21 yards, but that should change this week. In his career against Washington LeSean averages 127 yards from scrimmage with .55 touchdowns per game. Chip Kelly is going to get his main man going this week.


DeMarco Murray - Pyro Character

2.       DeMarco Murray (at StL - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-10 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

DeMarco Murray has quite possibly had the best start to his season of any running back. He is averaging 25 attempts a game for 142 yards a game and has scored a rushing touchdown in each of the last two weeks. Last week against the Titans he put up 173 total yards and the hot start to the season looks to continue. The Cowboys new insistence on running the ball is making Murray a must start each and every week. Murray will get to go up against the Rams who just gave up 174 total yards to Bobby Rainey on 25 touches. Murray is twice the running back that Rainey is so expect another big day for Murray behind what is turning out to be one of the leagues best lines. The Rams have given up just 14.7 fantasy points a game to opposing running backs but without Chris Long this team is completely different against the run.


Giovani Bernard - Pyro Character

3.       Giovani Bernard (vs. Ten - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #3 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Gio had a breakout game in Week 2 with 169 yards from scrimmage with a touchdown. The highlight of which was a 46-yard catch and run on a screen pass. Bernard is the real deal, and the Bengals commitment to the running game was apparent last week. Gio had 27 carries and five catches, and as a team Cincinnati ran the ball 45 times compared to only 24 pass attempts. Bernard should once again get a heavy workload against a Titans defense that could not stop Demarco Murray a week ago. Gio is a must start, and with all the injuries and potential suspension of top running backs he is becoming one of the best in fantasy this year.


Arian Foster Pyro Character

4.       Arian Foster (at NYG - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #20 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Foster is licking his chops to get after the Giants defense. Arian has over 100 yards rushing in each of his first two games, and he should have no trouble making it three for three this week. Houston is feeding Foster the ball with 27 and 28 carries in each of his first two games this season, and they will look to feed Arian again on Sunday. The Giants defense as a whole has not been able to stop anyone this year, and it will not get better for them this week. Arian is a must start this week.


Marshawn Lynch - Pyro Character

5.       Marshawn Lynch (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #19 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Lynch is ready for a rematch of the Super Bowl as the Seahawks host the Broncos this week. The Broncos spent a lot of money on their defense to be able to pressure the quarterback and shut down a running game like that of Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks. When they faced in the Super Bowl Lynch was the focus of the Broncos and they held him to only 39 yards on 15 carries, but he did score a touchdown. Denver is not going to sell all out on Lynch this week, and he should be able to find more opening running room. Beast mode was limited last week, but that was due in part to it being 107 degrees in San Diego, and it will be much more comfortable in Seattle this week.


Knile Davis - Pyro Character

6.       Knile Davis (at Mia - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-10 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Zac Stacy - Pyro Character

7.       Zac Stacy (vs. Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Stacy has had trouble getting his running attack going this season with only 114 yards on 30 carries, but he should be able to right to the ship this week. The Rams will be facing the Cowboys whose defense is coming off a strong performance against the Titans. The Titans do not feature much of a running attack, and the Boys got up early and did not have to worry much about Tennessee running. St. Louis is going to look to establish Stacy early, and with the lack of depth at linebacker for Dallas he should be able to break some good runs this week. Zac has a good chance to score a touchdown this week, and have his first good fantasy game of the year.


Joique Bell - Pyro Character

8.       Joique Bell (vs. GB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #6 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Joique Bell has been the best back in Detroit over the first two games, and it isn’t even close. Bell has 25 rushes for 87 yards and a score, He has also caught 7 of his 12 targets for 66 yards. Reggie on the other hand has been very disappointing, on 15 attempts he has just 41 yards and in the passing game he has just 55 yards on his 8 catches. Bell is nearly twice as good at home where he averages 4.6 yards a carry and also has scored twice as many touchdowns. Bell has also had his most success against the Packers then any other team so far in his career. So far this season the Packers are allowing 27.7 fantasy points a game; both Bell and Bush should be able to exploit the Packers this week.


Ahmad Bradshaw Pyro Character 

9.       Ahmad Bradshaw (at Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


New York Giants - Pyro Character

10.     Rashad Jennings (vs. Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #15 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Jennings has not been able to get his game going this year, with only 110 yards on 34 carries, for 3.2 YPC average. This week he should be able to turn his fortunes around, as the Texans defense can be beat. Last week Houston did not have to fear a running game facing the Raiders, but the Giants will look to establish Jennings early to take some pressure off of Eli Manning, who has been struggling. Expect Rashad to also be very active as a receiver in this game, as the Giants should look to the screen pass to slow down J.J. Watt.

 

Alfred Morris - Pyro Character

11.     Alfred Morris (at Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #23 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Redskins head to the Eagles for Week 3. This is a better game for Cousins (7th easiest) and the receivers (1st easiest) than it is for Morris (23rd easiest). Not only that, the Eagles put up points, lots and lots of points. In fact, no one has put up as many as they have (64) through the first two weeks. So, that means Cousins will likely be passing. As a Morris owner myself, I love the guy, but damn it, is there another more vultured back in the NFL? Silas Redd and Darrel Young have combined for 2 rushing TDs so far this season, thus matching Morris. I mean, Silas freakin Redd? Still, he is churning out the yards, averaging 4.9 per carry this year. In 4 games against the Eagles, Alfred has averaged just a hair over 4 yards a carry and has 2 TDs.


Reggie Bush - Pyro Character

12.     Reggie Bush (vs. GB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #6 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

I have been saying it since the preseason, Bell is the back you want in Motown. If you can make the swap DO IT NOW! Even though he has had slippery fingers, Bell will still end the year a better fantasy player. In 2014, Bush has 15 carries for 41 yards. He has caught 8 passes for 55 yards and has failed to cross the end zone. Bell is statistically better in every category except receptions where he trails by 1. In Week 3, the Lions are home to the Packers. I will say this for Reggie, he had the Packs number the last time they played. He rushed for 117 yards, had 65 receiving and scored twice. Bush likes playing at home and on turf, both of which happens this Sunday. He should have his best fantasy performance so far this year.

 

Stevan Ridley - Pyro Character

13.     Stevan Ridley (vs. Oak - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #9 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Stevan Ridley didn’t fumble this week and reminded us of what he is capable of, rushing 25 times for 101 yards and a score. Unfortunately, it also reminded us of the evil mastermind that is Bill Belichick for fantasy owners, just when you think the job is Vereen’s Ridley snatches some of it back with a solid game on the ground. Bill is a master of going with the hot hand at running back and riding them all game long. Ridley’s owners should feel fortunate though that the Oakland Raiders come to town, along with their league worst rushing defense currently allowing over 180 yards a game. The Raiders have allowed 28.9 fantasy points a game to opposing runners this season and Ridley should be the next player to take advantage of that matchup this week.


Le'Veon Bell - Pyro Character

14.     Le’Veon Bell (at Car - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #31 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Le’Veon Bell has had a great start to the 2014 season. In 2 games he has averaged over 5 yards a carry, something he was unable to accomplish once in his rookie season. Bell has had over 100 all-purpose yards in each of the first two games of the season and is looking to keep that trend rolling. The newer, thinner Bell will have a tougher matchup in week 3 taking on a stout Carolina Panther run defense. The Panthers have allowed just 137 rushing yards and not allowed a rushing score on the ground. The Panthers have however allowed 2 receiving scores to running backs so far in this early season, so Bell’s versatility in the pass game could come up large. With Carolina also holding up well against opposing passing games so far in this season, Bell may need to carry the load for the Steelers offense at Carolina this week.


Chris Ivory - Pyro Character

15.     Chris Ivory (vs. Chi - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #1 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Chris Ivory has had a very solid start to the 2014 campaign, including scoring a touchdown in each of the teams first two games serving as the team’s goal line battering ram. Ivory is currently averaging 6.3 yards per carry and looking more explosive then ever. The Jets will now take on a Chicago defense that has had its share of problems over the last two seasons. So far this season the Bears have allowed over 20 points a game to opposing running backs. Monday night football should feature plenty of run plays for Ivory going up against the former Monsters of the Midway.

 

Pierre Thomas - Pyro Character

16.     Pierre Thomas (vs. Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #12 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Pierre Thomas had sort of taken a backseat to Mark Ingram through two games this season, but with Ingram lost for the next month or so Pierre should see an uptick in opportunities and production. The Saints have a nice matchup at home against the Vikings this week in the first tilt without Ingram this season. Pierre’s numbers at home are much better as he adds nearly a half-yard per carry to his average at the Superdome. The Vikings are currently average against opposing running backs but the Saint high-octane offense is their first true test of the season. Look for Pierre to get a few more looks a game while Khiry Robinson sees most of the early down work in the Saints backfield.


Philadelphia Eagles RB - Pyro Character

17.     Darren Sproles (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Sproles has been a revelation so far this season, with 263 total yards and two touchdowns through two games. Those numbers are amazing, but they are even more impressive when you consider that he plays alongside of the best back in football in LeSean McCoy and has outperformed him. It is crystal clear that Chip Kelly is set on featuring Sproles and his playmaking ability in this offense. This week they get to face off against division foe Washington, who has the best defense defending running backs through two weeks. A big reason for those great numbers is the opponents they have faced, the Texans and Jaguars. The Eagles offense is so fast, and Sproles is able to get the ball in space against a winded defense, and the results have been great. Darren should be able to exploit Washington and continue his hot start.


Shane Vereen - Pyro Character

18.     Shane Vereen (vs. Oak - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #9 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Shane Vereen got Belichicked last week last so many other running backs and fantasy owners before him. Bill rode the hot hand and fed Ridley to the tune of 25 carries. Vereen did receive 6 carries for 40 yards while the game was still competitive which is encouraging, as he still seems like the preferred running back when the game is close. He is definitely still the preferred option when the Pats intend to pass so do not hesitate to put this guy in your lineup this week. The Raiders have been a lousy defense against the run and Vereen should see a decent number of carries this week as the Pats look to advance to 2-1.


Andre Ellington - Pyro Character

19.     Andre Ellington (vs. SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #25 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

First it seemed that The DUKE was going to miss up to four weeks, and now he is coming off a nice performance in Week 2 where he had 91 yards on 15 carries. This week will be a much tougher test than the New York Giants, as the Cardinals host division rival San Francisco. The 49ers are coming off a tough loss to the Bears, and can ill afford a division loss this week. The status of Carson Palmer is still up in the air, and if Stanton is the quarterback then the 49ers will focus their attention to shut down the run and force Stanton to beat them. Ellington has a better chance to score this week if Palmer is in at quarterback.


Doug "Muscle Hamster" Martin Pyro Character

20.     Doug Martin (at Atl - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #7 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Doug Martin looked awful in Week 1, much like he did early last year before going down with an injury. He missed Week 2 with his knee injury but now looks poised to return in a Thursday night tilt against the Falcons. Unfortunately for Martin and his fantasy owners teammate Bobby Rainey looked like the better running back last week as he rushed 22 times for 144 yards. Martin has faired well in his career against the Falcons averaging 80 yards rushing and a touchdown over his three games. The Falcons are currently giving up the most fantasy points (37.4) to opposing running backs over their first two games, as they have allowed an incredibly high 5 rushing touchdowns against the Saints and Bengals. After Rainey’s performance Doug is likely to cede carries, and not knowing how many, even in the tastiest of matchups limits his upside.

 

New Orleans Saints - Pyro Character

21.     Khiry Robinson (vs. Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #12 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Robinson will be one of the main waiver wire pickups this week as Ingram is expected to miss a month with a hand injury. Pierre Thomas is a threat in PPR, but hasn't been much of a factor in the run game just yet. In 2 games, Robinson already had more carries than Thomas (14 to 10) and that was basically before Ingram went down. Robinson will see a significant increase in touches for Week 3 and should end up a solid RB2. He goes up against the Vikings who have only allowed 1 running TD so far and have been fairly stingy against the run, only giving up 16 fantasy points through 2 weeks. Still, Robinson has averaged 4.2 yards per carry and should get some fantasy goo this week through sheer volume alone.


San Diego Chargers RB - Pyro Character

22.     Donald Brown (at Buf - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #17 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

 

Cincinnati Bengals Rookie - Pyro Character

23.     Jeremy Hill (vs. Ten - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #3 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

The Titans come to town for Week 3. The Titans have allowed a total of 15.75 fantasy points to opposing RBs through two weeks. That is not a reassuring stat. Hill will just not get the looks of his counterpart, Giovani Bernard. Even though Hill has a better average per carry, 4.9 to Gio’s 3.4, Bernard has more than doubled Hill’s attempts. On the year, Gio has 41 attempts to Hill’s 19. Last week alone, Gio led all backs with 33 total looks. However, with the injuries piling up to RBs, Hill is still an RB2/ Flex player. Although the Titans are a formidable defense, they have only allowed 1 running TD this season, the RBs face the 3rd easiest schedule where as Dalton faces the 28th this week. With their best two receivers sidelined (Green and Jones), OC Hue Jackson will likely rely on a heavy run attack this week.

 

 

Eddie Lacy - Pyro Character

24.     Eddie Lacy (at Det - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #27 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Lacy is a buy low candidate. He has 25 carriers so far, he is averaging 3.1, has yet to cross the end zone, and has already revisited concussion protocol. This is exactly the reason we tell you to trust what you see on the field and not what you read in the paper. The dude has talent, you can see it when he runs the ball. I own Cobb in a main league and am a NFC North fan, I have seen him in action quite a bit. Heck, I have a trade offer out there now for the guy. There have been a handful of occasions this year where he looked fine, damn fine. Hell I thought he was going to bust one once or twice against the Jets. Well, the rough patch may continue this week as he faces the Lions. The last time he played in Detroit, he had his worst yards per carry average of the season. After Week 3, he has a nice 3 game run against opposing defenses, starting in Week 4 with our easiest ranked rushing defense. Send out your trade offers for him now, Monday at the latest.

 

Cleveland Browns Rookie - Pyro Character

25.     Terrance West (vs. Bal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #26 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

The rookie is getting an early introduction to life in the NFL with the injury to Ben Tate. Last week he had a tougher time getting going as a runner with only 68 yards on 19 carries after rushing for 100 yards in his debut. West was able to add a receiving touchdown last week, and his two catches were the first in his NFL career. If he can bring the receiving threat into his game then West will become a bigger threat in fantasy. This week he will face an uphill challenge facing the Ravens who have only surrendered 12.2 points per game to running backs. Terrance has the potential to be a good flex play this season, but this week is not a great matchup for the rookie.


C.J. Spiller - Pyro Character

26.     C.J. Spiller (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #21 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Fire up the flex capacitor, this must be 2012. Spiller is looking surprisingly spry. If you are in a league that awards return TDs, then you might just be erecting a small statue of him. Alright, that is going overboard, but he is a nice surprise this year. Both he and Jackson have the same rushing average after 2 games, (4.5), Spiller has 8 more attempts. It seems they are just about spilt 50-50 as far as their usage. Last week Jackson had 3 more looks, but it is a pretty even split through two weeks. That said, so far Spiller is the guy to own. This week he faces the Bolts in Buffalo. Although they have yet to allow a rushing TD, they have given up 3 receiving TDs to opposing RBs. Spiller already has caught 1 TD pass this year.

 

 

Lamar Miller - Pyro Character

27.     Lamar Miller (vs. KC - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #18 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Lamar Miller now has a prime opportunity after week 1 hero Knowshon Moreno dislocated his elbow on his first carry of the game. Miller came in and received 16 looks before leaving in the fourth quarter with an injury of his own. He has already practiced early in the week so it is encouraging that he should be in the lineup this week. Miami gets to take on a Kansas City Chiefs team that has been ravaged by injuries in the first two weeks of the season. Even while the Chiefs have been much worse on defense so far in the first two weeks of the season, most of the damage has been done through the air as KC has held opposing running backs to just 12.5 fantasy points a game. Miller should be a three down workhorse back until Moreno returns and is at least worth considering as a flex option this week.


Bernard Pierce Pyro Character

28.     Bernard Pierce (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #16 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Bernard Pierce has been an enigma over the first two weeks of the season, with one terrible game and one very good game under his belt. Pierce and Forsett are now a tandem with what looks to be something near a 60/40 split in favor of Pierce. Forsett will still operate as the third down and change of pace back but Pierce is still very much the guy you want to own. Pierce received 22 carries last Thursday and gained 96 yards, he was also targeted twice in the passing game. This week Baltimore will take on the Cleveland Browns in Ohio. The Browns have allowed 27.2 fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Browns have allowed 3 rushing scores already this season so Pierce will have a chance to get his first touchdown of the season this weekend.

 

Fred Jackson - Pyro Character

29.     Fred Jackson (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #21 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Fred Jackson faced some tough sledding against the Miami Dolphins last week as he was only able to muster 2 yards a carry. His teammate C.J. Spiller was the much more effective runner last weekend gaining 69 yards on the same 12 carries. This week the Bills face a below average defense against running backs in the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers have allowed 20.3 fantasy points to opposing running backs so far in this young season, and old man Jackson will be the next to take them on.


Danny Woodhead - Pyro Character

30.     Danny Woodhead (at Buf - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #17 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Jets RB - Pyro Character

31.     Chris Johnson (vs. Chi - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #1 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

C.J. has not gotten going in his limited role with the Jets. New York is still running the ball more than anyone in the NFL, but Johnson only had 21 yards on 12 carries against a weak Packers run defense. This week he will face the Bears at home on Monday Night Football, and while the Bears defense did look good against the 49ers, they did allow a big run to Frank Gore that was called back due to a penalty. That run came up the gut, something that Johnson does not do very well. Chris Ivory is once again the better option for the Jets in the running game this week.

 

Matt Forte - Pyro Character

32.     Matt Forte (at NYJ - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #28 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Matt Forte faced tough sledding against the 49ers defense on Sunday night as they game planned to stop him with the pair of star wideouts slowed with injuries. Forte could only muster 21 yards on the ground on his 12 carries. Meanwhile his usually efficient self in the passing game was also kept in check catching 5 of his 8 targets for 18 yards. With the rest of this offense hopefully healthy going forward, teams will not be able to key on Forte to the extent the 49ers did last week. Unluckily for Forte this week, he goes against a defense that doesn’t need to game plan to stop the run as they have one of the best units in the entire NFL at doing just that. The Jets have allowed just 6.3 fantasy points to opposing running backs over the first two weeks. They have contained opposing runners on the ground (72 yards on 28 rushes) and through the air (53 yards on 9 catches). Forte will still be used in the screen game and running the ball, just don’t expect a big game out of him this week, as it is unlikely to happen.

 

Steven Jackson - Pyro Character

33.     Steven Jackson (vs. TB - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #24 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Steven Jackson and the Falcons have had to lean on the passing game heavily in both games as they have fallen behind their opponents early the last two weeks. This week the Falcons will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. Thursday night games are notoriously sloppy and running backs usually get a few extra carries which is good news for Jackson as his attempts have been lacking (just 23 through 2 games). The Falcons offensive line has been hit with a rash of injuries so they are not nearly as good or as deep as they were to begin the season. Tampa Bay has allowed just 12.8 fantasy points to opposing running backs so far this season so it is doubtful that Jackson will explode this game, but Zac Stacy who is a similar style runner did gain 71 yards and score a touchdown last week.

 

Minnesota Vikings RB - Pyro Character

34.     Matt Asiata (at NO - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #22 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Montee Ball - Pyro Character

35.     Montee Ball (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #30 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

This is not a good matchup for Ball. The Seahawks are coming off a loss, and heading home where they are nearly unbeatable. This is a rematch of the Super Bowl, and you can bet the Broncos want to establish the run, but Denver has yet to get Ball going in either of their first two games. Montee only has 127 rushing yards, with one touchdown, and an unimpressive 3.6 YPC average. It is not going to get much better this week, and while Ball has five receptions for 45 yards on the season, he is not strong enough in the passing game to make up the points this week.


Frank Gore - Pyro Character

36.     Frank Gore (at Ari - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #32 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Frank Gore had a solid game against the Bears, including a 40+ yard touchdown run that was called back due to a penalty. Frank the Tank looks locked in at about 15-18 touches a game making him a solid RB2 so far this season. Against the Bears Gore had 13 carries for 62 yards and a score and added another 2 catches for 12 yards. Gore has had two soft matchups to start the season but now playing in the division against Arizona, Gore should have a slightly tougher time. Arizona is currently allowing just 11.9 fantasy points a game to opposing running backs, a number good for fourth in the league. If you have better options, this is the week to use them.


DeAngelo Williams - Pyro Character

37.     DeAngelo Williams (vs. Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Shonn Greene - Pyro Character

38.     Shonn Greene (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #29 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Shonn Greene is averaging 10 carries and 55 yards a game so far over the first two games, but has yet to find the endzone or be targeted in the passing game. Greene looks locked in as the teams early down back with Dexter McCluster taking more than his share of early down work and pretty much all the receiving work. Greene will take on the Cincinnati Bengals this week who have been one of the leagues best teams so far this season. Their defense hasn’t missed a beat since last season and is allowing just 12.8 fantasy points a game to opposing running backs. Greene might not be the sexiest name in the Titans backfield but for the moment he looks like he will retain possession of the teams top spot in the backfield.


Trent Richardson - Pyro Character

39.     Trent Richardson (at Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-4 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

As I stated last week, do not sell on Richardson just yet. Indy is tied for the 4th-easiest run schedule in week #3 and have the 3rd-easiest in week #4. Week 5 gets a lot tougher. What to do with T-Rich by then will be heavily based on his performance in the next two weeks. Well, that, and his teammate, Ahmad Bradshaw. Lord knows Pep Hamilton wants to run the ball. Richardson had one of his best games week 2 against the Eagles. However, his 3.8 yards per carry paled in comparison to Bradshaw’s 5.4. I am hoping T-Rich makes the most of the coming weeks to create something of a sell high opportunity. In Week 3, he goes to Jacksonville. So far, there is only 1 team that has given up more fantasy points to opposing running backs than the Jags. We could very well see his best game of the season in the next two weeks. After that, I say get what you can for him. You certainly are not in danger of driving his value any lower by hanging on the next two weeks.


Tampa Bay RB - Pyro Character

40.     Bobby Rainey  (at Atl - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #7 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Jaguars RB - Pyro Character

41.     Toby Gerhart (vs. Ind - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #14 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Jacksonville faces Indy. The good news is, only 3 teams have given up more fantasy points to the running back position. The bad news is, well… you are thinking about starting Gerhart. He is averaging a plodding 2 yards a carry. Jacksonville throws a lot and will definitely need to put up points to keep up with a pissed off Colts team. You could consider peaking at the waiver wire this week. With all of the injuries, you might be surprised to see who is available and where we have them rated.


Darren McFadden - Pyro Character

42.     Darren McFadden (at NE - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #13 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

Darren McFadden got the chance to run as the Raiders lead back in week 2 due to MJD’s injury. He was his usual inefficient self, gaining just 37 yards on his 12 carries but did find the endzone and added another 31 receiving yards, so those that had him in the lineup weren’t too disappointed. This week New England hosts the Raiders and with MJD unlikely to suit up again, McFadden should see most of the work. New England has allowed 23.4 fantasy points a game to opposing running backs, but taking on a rookie quarterback at home the will look to stop the run. New England has been burned for two receiving touchdowns from runners out of the backfield though, and DMC’s open space ability still looks to be intact.


St. Louis Rams RB - Pyro Character

43.     Benny Cunningham (vs. Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #2 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Baltimore Ravens RB - Pyro Character

44.     Justin Forsett (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #16 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Jonathan Stewart - Pyro Character

45.     Jonathan Stewart (vs. Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #8 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Cleveland Browns Rookie - Pyro Character

46.     Isaiah Crowell (vs. Bal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #26 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Minnesota Vikings Rookie - Pyro Character

47.     Jerick McKinnon (at NO - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #32 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Stepfan Taylor - Pyro Character

48.     Stepfan Taylor (vs. SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #25 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Washington Redskins Rookie - Pyro Character

49.     Silas Redd (at Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #23 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)


Kansas City Chiefs RB - Pyro Character

50.     Cyrus Gray (at Mia - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

Week 3 Strength of Schedule:  Rank #T-10 (Rank: 1=Easiest  32=Hardest)

 

 

 

 

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2014 Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers

 

 

 

Wide Receiver Player Rankings – Week 3

 

(BYE:  NONE)

 

 

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Wide Receivers                 (Updated:  Wednesday, Sep. 17 - 6:39PM CT)

 

 

1.         Calvin Johnson (vs. GB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

  

2.         Brandon Marshall (at NYJ - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

 

3.         Dez Bryant (at StL - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

4.         Julio Jones (vs. TB - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

 

5.         Jordy Nelson (at Det - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX) 

 

 

6.         Keenan Allen (at Buf - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

7.         Demaryius Thomas (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

8.         Randall Cobb (at Det - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

9.         Antonio Brown (at Car - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

 

10.       Alshon Jeffery (at NYJ - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

 

11.       Percy Harvin (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

12.       Jeremy Maclin (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

13.       Mike Wallace (vs. KC - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

14.       Brandin Cooks (vs. Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

15.       Julian Edelman (vs. Oak - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

16.       Andre Johnson (at NYG - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

17.       Pierre Garcon (at Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

18.       Kelvin Benjamin (vs. Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

 

19.       T.Y. Hilton (at Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS) 

 

 

20.       Roddy White (vs. TB - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

 

21.       Wes Welker (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

22.       Cordarrelle Patterson (at NO - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

23.       Reggie Wayne (at Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

24.       Marques Colston (vs. Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

25.       Michael Floyd (vs. SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

26.       Golden Tate (vs. GB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

27.       Sammy Watkins (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

28.       Emmanuel Sanders (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

29.       Victor Cruz (vs. Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

30.       Kendall Wright (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

31.       DeSean Jackson (at Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

32.       Vincent Jackson (at Atl - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

 

33.       Larry Fitzgerald (vs. SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

34.       Michael Crabtree (at Ari - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

35.       Mohamed Sanu (vs. Ten - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

36.       Anquan Boldin (at Ari - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

37.       James Jones (at NE - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

38.       Terrance Williams (at StL - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

39.       Rueben Randle (vs. Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

40.       Doug Baldwin (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

41.       Mike Evans (at Atl - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

 

42.       DeAndre Hopkins (at NYG - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

43.       Torrey Smith (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

44.       Robert Woods (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

45.       Riley Cooper (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

46.       Justin Hunter (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

47.       Andrew Hawkins (vs. Bal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

48.       Markus Wheaton (at Car - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

 

49.       Harry Douglas (vs. TB - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

 

50.       Dwayne Bowe (at Mia - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

51.       Malcom Floyd (at Buf - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

52.       Greg Jennings (at NO - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

53.       Brian Quick (vs. Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

54.       Brian Hartline (vs. KC - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

55.       Steve Smith (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

56.       Andre Holmes (at NE - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

57.       Allen Robinson (vs. Ind - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

58.       Cecil Shorts (vs. Ind - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

59.       Jeremy Kerley (vs. Chi - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

 

60.       Kenny Stills (vs. Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

61.       Davante Adams (at Det - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

62.       Nate Washington (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

63.       Jermaine Kearse (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

64.       John Brown (vs. SF - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

65.       Jerricho Cotchery (vs. Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

 

66.       Miles Austin (vs. Bal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

67.       Andre Roberts (at Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

68.       Denarius Moore (at NE - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

69.       Aaron Dobson (vs. Oak - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

70.       Hakeem Nicks (at Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

71.       Stevie Johnson (at Ari - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

72.       David Nelson (vs. Chi - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

 

73.       Jason Avant (vs. Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

 

74.       Jordan Matthews (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

75.       Cole Beasley (at StL - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

 

 

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2014 Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends

 

 

 

Tight End Player Rankings – Week 3

 

(BYE:  NONE)

 

 

 

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Tight Ends                 (Updated:  Wednesday, Sep. 17 - 7:31PM CT)

 

 

1.      Jimmy Graham (vs. Min - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

2.      Rob Gronkowski (vs. Oak - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

3.      Zach Ertz (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

4.      Antonio Gates (at Buf - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

5.      Julius Thomas (at Sea - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

6.      Martellus Bennett (at NYJ - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

 

7.      Greg Olsen (vs. Pit - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

 

8.      Delanie Walker (at Cin - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

9.      Travis Kelce (at Mia - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

10.    Jordan Cameron (vs. Bal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

11.    Dennis Pitta (at Cle - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

12.    Heath Miller (at Car - Sunday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: NBC)

 

 

13.    Kyle Rudolph (at NO - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

14.    Charles Clay (vs. KC - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

15.    Larry Donnell (vs. Hou - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

16.    Dwayne Allen (at Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS) 

 

 

17.    Jared Cook (vs. Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX) 

 

 

18.    Niles Paul (at Phi - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

19.    Jeff Cumberland (vs. Chi - Monday Night, 8:30pm ET - TV: ESPN)

 

 

20.    Tim Wright (vs. Oak - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

21.    Garrett Graham (at NYG - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

22.    Derek Carrier (at Ari - Sunday, 4:05pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

23.    Jason Witten (at StL - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

24.    Brandon Myers (at Atl - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

 

25.    Coby Fleener (at Jac - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

26.    Ladarius Green (at Buf - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

27.    Jermaine Gresham (vs. Ten - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

28.    Levine Toilolo (vs. TB - Thursday Night, 8:25pm ET - TV: CBS/NFL Network)

 

 

29.    Anthony Fasano (at Mia - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

30.    Eric Ebron (vs. GB - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

31.    Lance Kendricks (vs. Dal - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

32.    Mychal Rivera (at NE - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

33.    Zach Miller (vs. Den - Sunday, 4:25pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

34.    Scott Chandler (vs. SD - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: CBS)

 

 

35.    Brent Celek (vs. Was - Sunday, 1:00pm ET - TV: FOX)

 

 

 

 

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