Ariel Miranda
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Ariel Miranda, Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins
Miranda is 5-1 with a 3.88 ERA. He is 4-0 in September with a 2.16 ERA.
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Season Totals: 126 Starts, 50-32, 746.1 IP, 613 Ks, 4.11 ERA (341 Earned Runs), 1.26 WHIP (737 hits, 202 walks)

Charles Sims
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Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
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Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins
Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Carolina Panthers
Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Kenyan Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins
Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
James White, RB, New England Patriots
Fozzy Whittaker, RB, Carolina Panthers
Kenny Britt, WR, Los Angeles Rams
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants
Phillip Dorsett, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets
Devante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins
Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans
Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers
Jordan Cameron, TE, Miami Dolphins
Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers
Clive Walford, TE, Oakland Raiders
Dallas Cowboys Defense
Miami Dolphins Defense
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
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Luke Kuechly
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 3 IDP rankings.
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1. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
2. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
3. Navorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers
4. Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Jamie Collins, New England Patriots
6. Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles Rams
7. Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit Lions
8. Telvin Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals
10. Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
11. C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
12. Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
13. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
14. Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs
15. DeAndre Levy, Detroit Lions
16. Reshad Jones, Miami Dolphins
17. Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets
18. Robert Quinn, Los Angeles Rams
19. Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers1
20. Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys
21. Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals
22. D’Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis Colts
23. Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles
24. Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings
25. Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
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2016 NFL Picks – Week 3

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Week 2 went mostly as planned. I finished 11-5. Detroit, Jacksonville and Oakland had me buy into the hype only to get let down. Seattle stunned me. Green Bay wasn’t up to the task. Here are my Week 3 picks. My survivor pick is Miami.
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Houston over New England
Arizona over Buffalo
Denver over Cincinnati
Green Bay over Detroit
Oakland over Tennessee
Miami over Cleveland (Survivor Pick)
New York Giants over Washington
Carolina over Minnesota
Jacksonville over Baltimore
Seattle over San Francisco
Tampa Bay over Los Angeles
Indianapolis over San Diego
Kansas City over New York Jets
Pittsburgh over Philadelphia
Dallas over Chicago
New Orleans over Atlanta
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Overall Record:  22-10 (.688)
Lock Picks:  2-0 (1.000)
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James Paxton
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James Paxton, Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins
Paxton is 4-7 with a 3.88 ERA. Since August 1st he has a 3.30 ERA.
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Season Totals: 124 Starts, 50-32, 736.1 IP, 607 Ks, 4.11 ERA (336 Earned Runs), 1.26 WHIP (729 hits, 200 walks)

Richard Sherman
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 3 team defense rankings.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Denver Broncos
3. Carolina Panthers
4. Arizona Cardinals
5. Houston Texans
6. Miami Dolphins
7. New England Patriots
8. Cincinnati Bengals
9. New York Giants
10. New York Jets
11. Minnesota Vikings
12. Los Angeles Rams
13. Kansas City Chiefs
14. Green Bay Packers
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Baltimore Ravens
17. Dallas Cowboys
18. Oakland Raiders
19. Jacksonville Jaguars
20. Philadelphia Eagles
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Stephen Gostkowski Field Goal
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 3 kicker rankings.
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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona Cardinals
3. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
4. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
5. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
6. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
7. Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks
8. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
9. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
10. Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
11. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
12. Josh Brown, New York Giants
13. Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers
14. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
15. Cairo Santos, Kansas City Chiefs
16. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders
17. Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings
18. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
19. Nick Novak, Houston Texans
20. Mike Nugent, Cincinnati Bengals
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Greg Olsen
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 3 tight end rankings.
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1. Greg Olsen Carolina Panthers
2. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
3. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
4. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
5. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Julius Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
7. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
8. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
9. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens
10. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
11. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
12. Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots
13. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
14. Clive Walford, Oakland Raiders
15. Vance McDonald, San Francisco 49ers
16. Gary Barnidge, Cleveland Browns
17. Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints
18. Jesse James, Pittsburgh Steelers
19. Jordan Cameron, Miami Dolphins
20. Jacob Tamme, Atlanta Falcons
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Brett Anderson
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Brett Anderson, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies
Anderson has been limited to four horrific innings (24.75 ERA, 4.25 WHIP), but was 10-9 last year with a 3.69 ERA for the Dodgers.
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Season Totals: 124 Starts, 50-32, 736.1 IP, 607 Ks, 4.11 ERA (336 Earned Runs), 1.26 WHIP (729 hits, 200 walks)

Julio Jones
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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 3 wide receiver rankings.
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1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
2. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
4. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
5. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
6. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
7. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
8. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
9. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
10. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
11. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
12. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
13. Eric Decker, New York Jets
14. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
16. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
17. Brandon Marshall, New York Jets
18. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
19. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
20. Travis Benjamin, San Diego Chargers
21. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
22. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles
23. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
24. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
25. Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints
26. Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs
27. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
28. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
29. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
30. Will Fuller, Houston Texans
31. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
32. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
33. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
34. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
35. Mike Wallace, Baltimore Ravens
36. Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
37. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
38. Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee Titans
39. Tyrell Williams, San Diego Chargers
40. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
41. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
42. Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns
43. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
44. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
45. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons
46. Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis Colts
47. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
48. Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys
49. Quincy Enunwa, New York Jets
50. Kenny Britt, Los Angels Rams
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