T.J. House
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T.J. House, Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins
House is 3-3 with a 3.42 ERA. He’s 1-0 in his past three starts with a 0.86 ERA. He’ 2-0 against the Twins with a 1.56 ERA in 17.1 innings.
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Season Totals: 51-55, 908 IP, 793 Ks, 3.83 ERA (386 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (874 hits, 290 walks)
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Vincent Jackson Bucs
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is off to a slow start with eight catches for 87 yards through two games. The 6’5″, 230 pound Jackson is capable of so much more.
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The SportsbookNavigator.com odds suggest that things should get better quickly for V-Jax, most likely starting tonight against the Atlanta Falcons. Last year Jackson abused the Falcons in both meetings. He had 10 catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7 and 10 catches for 165 yards and a score in Week 11. Clearly they had no answer for the enormous receiver.
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Jackson did his damage with Mike Glennon at the helm. It takes time for to gel with a new quarterback, but it’s not like Glennon set the bar extremely high. Once Josh McCown gets comfortable with Jackson, he should take off. McCown just has to throw it up to V-Jax and trust that his guy will come down with it.
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The Falcons are the perfect team for McCown and Jackson to turn things around against. Not just based on what Jackson did last year against them, but the way they have defended the pass this year. The Falcons have allowed 635 passing yards through two games. They gave up 333 yards to Drew Brees in the opener and 302 to the Cincinnati Bengals last week. They head in to Week 3 with the 31st ranked pass defense.
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The Bucs have faced two solid front sevens in two weeks against the Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams. They’ll get some relief in that department against the Falcons. Atlanta is the only team to have not recorded a sack in the first two weeks. With a little more time and a struggling secondary, Jackson should be on full display tonight.
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Jackson can be a streaky player. He had five games last year with 35 or fewer yards. He also had four games with at least 114 yards. This week feels like it would be more like the latter.
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2014 NFL Picks – Week 3

18 September 2014


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Here are my Week 3 picks.
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Week 2 Results:  6-10
Week 2 Lock Picks: 0-2
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Previous Lock to Win Picks: SF (W), NO (L)
Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  OAK (W), SD (L)
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Regular Season Total:  17-15 (.531)
Regular Season Lock Picks: 2-2 (.500)
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Week 3 Locks
Lock to Win:   New England Patriots
Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as above):  Minnesota Vikings
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Week 3 Picks
ATL over TB
SD over BUF
CIN over TENN
BAL over CLE
GB over DET
DAL over STL
NE over OAK (Winner Lock)
NO over MINN (Loser Lock)
NYG over HOU
PHI over WASH
INDY over JAX
ARI over SF
MIA over KC
DEN over SEA
CAR over PITT
CHI over NYJ
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Here’s a look at Lester’s Legends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the third week of the 2014.
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Start
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Knile Davis, Kansas City Chiefs
Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots
Terrance West, Cleveland Browns
Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
New Orleans Saints Defense
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Sit
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
Toby Gerhart, Jacksonville Jaguars
Justin Hunter, Tennessee Titans
Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
St. Louis Rams Defense
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Lamar Miller
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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of the Lester’s Legends under-the-radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in the third week.
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Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears
Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears
Donald Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers @ Buffalo Bills
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Brian Quick, WR, St. Louis Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys
James Jones, WR, Oakland Raiders @ New England Patriots
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans
Larry Donnell, TE, New York Giants vs. Houston Texans
Niles Paul, TE, Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs @ Miami Dolphins
Indianapolis Colts Defense
Miami Dolphins Defense
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Darrelle Revis Patriots
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 3 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. New England Patriots
2. Houston Texans
3. Cincinnati Bengals
4. Carolina Panthers
5. San Francisco 49ers
6. Seattle Seahawks
7. Baltimore Ravens
8. New Orleans Saints
9. Arizona Cardinals
10. Indianapolis Colts
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Stephen Gostkowski Throwback
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 3 fantasy football kicker rankings.
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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
3. Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks
4. Shayne Graham, New Orleans Saints
5. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
6. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
7. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
8. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
9. Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers
10. Robbie Gould, Chicago Bears
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