Megatron
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 3 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron has 247 yards and a pair of touchdowns through two games. He is averaging 96.9 yard and a touchdown in 12 career games against the Green Bay Packers.
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2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Jones is averaging 102 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He’ll take aim at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboy
Dez is averaging 79 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. He has averaged 1,307.5 yards and 12.5 touchdowns over the past two seasons. He should put up big numbers against the St. Louis Rams.
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4. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall is averaging 59.5 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game. Jay Cutler continues to favor Marshall over all of his weapons. He faces the New York Jets. The Jets have already allowed five passing touchdowns.
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5. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Nelson is averaging 146 yards and a touchdown after torching the Jets for 209 yards. He’ll look to keep rolling against Detroit.
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6. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas has 110 yards and a touchdown through two games. He’s capable of putting up big number, even if he’s facing the Seattle Seahawks.
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7. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown is averaging 103 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. He’s third in the league in receiving yards.
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8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Cobb has 97 yards and three touchdowns. He’ll look to get in the end zone for the third straight week as he faces the Lions.
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9. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots 
Edelman is averaging 103 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Tom Brady is off to a slow start, but Edelman has been solid. Things should pick up for the Pats against the Oakland Raiders.
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10. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles 
Maclin is averaging 71 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles. He’s already been targeted 21 times. Look for plenty of action against the Washington Redskins.
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11. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
V-Jax has just 87 yards on the year, but should break out against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have allowed 317.5 yards per game. He had 303 yards and three touchdowns in two meetings with Atlanta last year.
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12. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings have to find a way to move the ball without Adrian Peterson. Patterson is the type of athlete that should be leaned on. He has 102 rushing yards and 82 receiving yards. He’ll be a big part of the game plan against the New Orleans Saints.
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13. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Johnson is averaging 83.5 yards per game. He is a physical presence that should dominate the New York Giants.
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14. Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks
Harvin has 150 total yards and a touchdown. The dual-threat will be called up to keep up with the Broncos.
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15. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Garcon has 89 yards in two weeks, but should be more active this week against the Eagles. The Eagles have allowed five passing touchdowns.
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16. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Sanders has 185 yards through two games. Peyton’s new toy is a decent option despite facing Seattle.
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17. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers 
Allen has 92 yards through two games. After facing the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle, the Buffalo Bills will be a welcome sight. The Bills have allowed 275.5 passing yards per game.
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18. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins
Wallace has 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns through two games. He takes on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have allowed five passing scores.
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19. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
Jeffery battled through a hamstring injury to catch three passes for 47 yards. He should be closer to form against the Jets.
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20. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
White has 114 yards and a touchdown through two games. He’s a solid WR2 against the Bucs.
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The Next Batch
21. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals
22. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers
23. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
24. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers
26. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans @ New York Giants
27. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns
28. Victor Cruz, New York Giants vs. Houston Texans
29. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills vs. San Diego Chargers
30. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
31. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
32. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
33. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars
34. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles (monitor shoulder)
35. Eric Decker, New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears (monitor hamstring)
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Danny Salazar
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Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians @ Houston Astros
Salazar is 6-7 with a 4.22 ERA. In his past six starts he’s 2-2 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. He has a 1.50 ERA in six innings against the Astros.
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Season Totals: 51-55, 894 IP, 780 Ks, 3.84 ERA (381 earned runs), 1.29 WHIP (862 hits, 287 walks)
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 3 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Last week I said Graham was due for a pair of touchdowns and he delivered. He’s just that good. Graham is averaging 100 yards and a touchdown.  Look for another dominating performance this week against the Minnesota Vikings.
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2. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas “only” caught one touchdown pass last week, giving him four scores on the year. They will use his size and speed to combat the Seattle Seahawks’ physical defense.
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3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk had a quiet game against the Vikings, but Tom Brady only had to throw 22 times as the Pats rolled the Vikes. Look for a return to the end zone against the Oakland Raiders.
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4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen is averaging 77.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He faces the Pittsburgh Steelers. They allowed a pair of touchdowns last week to Owen Daniels.
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5. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles 
Ertz is averaging 81.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns as he continues to break out as a high-end tight end. He’ll look to keep that going against the Washington Redskins.
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6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
The reports of Antonio Gates’ demise have been greatly exaggerated. Gates has 177 yards and three touchdowns after two weeks. He should keep on trucking against the Buffalo Bills
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7. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Bennett has 107 yards on the season and has scored both weeks. Jay Cutler spreads the ball around and Bennett should be solid again against the New York Jets.
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8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans 
Walker had 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 before exploding for 142 yards and a score last week. He’s earned a fantasy start against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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9. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
Davis has 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the year. Monitor his ankle, but it looks like he avoided a serious injury.
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10. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens
Pitta has 113 yards in two games, but was vultured by Owen Daniels for a pair of scores last week. The cream rises to the top so look for the more talented Pitta to get his love against the Cleveland Browns.
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The Next Batch
11. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints
12. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys @ St. Louis Rams
13. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens (monitor shoulder)
14. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars
15. Niles Paul, Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
16. Larry Donnell, New York Giants vs. Houston Texans
17. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs @ Miami Dolphins
18. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs
19. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys
20. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Carolina Panthers
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LeSean McCoy snow
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 3 fantasy football running back rankings.
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1. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Shady has 217 total yards and a touchdown. Look for him to exploit the Washington Redskins. He had 339 total yards and three touchdowns against the Skins last year.
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2. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
Murray is averaging 158 total yards and a touchdown per game. He’ll look to shred the St. Louis Rams. The Rams have allowed 171 rushing yards per game.
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3. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
Beast Mode has 187 total yards and three touchdowns in two games. He’ll look to pound the Denver Broncos to slow down Peyton Manning. The Broncos have already allowed three rushing touchdowns.
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4. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
Bernard has 279 total yards and a touchdown through two games. He faces the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have allowed 143.5 rushing yards per game.
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5. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster has 270 total yards and a touchdown as he continues to show his old form. That should continue against the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed three rushing scores.
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6. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Forte has 205 total yards in two games but has yet to find the end zone. The New York Jets are strong against the run, but Forte is a dual threat.
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7. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Peterson should be sitting, but since he’s playing, you have to play him. You know what he can do on the field.
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8. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Morris is averaging 88 yards and a touchdown per game. He had 147 total yards and a touchdown in two meetings with the Eagles last week.
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9. Le’veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bell has 304 total yards and a touchdown. He has a tough draw against the Carolina Panthers, but his ability to catch the ball makes him a solid RB1.
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10. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Lacy rebounded from his concussion to record 61 total yards against the New York Jets. After facing two of the best run defenses he should find more room to run against the Detroit Lions.
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11. Zac Stacy, St. Louis Rams
Stacy had 71 yards and a score last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He should have another strong game against the Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 104.5 yard per game.
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12. Montee Ball, Denver Broncos
Ball has 172 total yards and a touchdown. As long as Peyton can avoid turnovers, Ball remains a borderline RB1 against the Seahawks.
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13. Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals
Ellington had 101 total yards last week and 181 on the season as he continues to alleviate the injury concern. He faces the San Francisco 49ers this week.
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14. Knile Davis, Kansas City Chiefs
Davis filled in for Jamaal Charles (ankle) and responded with 105 total yards and a pair of touchdowns. He faces the Miami Dolphins this week. The Fins have allowed 101 yards per game.
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15. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
Spiller has 142 total yards and a touchdown. He also has a return touchdown. Spiller faces the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 108.5 yards per game.
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16. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
Jennings has 205 total yards and a touchdown. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield gives him added value against the Texans.
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17. Terrance West, Cleveland Browns
West has 190 total yards and a touchdown. He’ll continue to carry the mail against the Baltimore Ravens.
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18. Shane Vereen, New England Patriots
Vereen has just 111 total yards and a touchdown in two games but could break out this week against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have allowed 200 rushing yards per game.
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19. Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots  
Ridley had 101 yards and a touchdown last week against the Vikings. Another solid effort should be in store against the Raiders.
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20. Joique Bell, Detroit Lions @ Carolina Panthers
Bell has 153 total yards and a touchdown. He’s a solid RB2 against the Packers. The Packers have allowed 176.5 rushing yards per game.
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The Next Batch
21. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals
22. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions  vs. Green Bay Packers
23. Chris Ivory, New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears
24. Chris Johnson, New York Jets  vs. Chicago Bears
25. Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns
26. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins
27. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
28. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs
29. Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons
30. Donald Brown, San Diego Chargers @ Buffalo Bills
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 3 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Manning just keeps getting better with age. He tossed three more touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs giving him six on the year. He’ll look to get some revenge next week against the Seattle Seahawks. They just got torched by Philip Rivers for 284 yards and three touchdowns.
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2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees has thrown for 570 yards and three touchdowns in two road games. He finally returns home to face the Minnesota Vikings. Brees threw 27 of his 39 touchdown passes at home last year.
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3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers definitely enjoyed playing the New York Jets last week as compared to the Seahawks in the opener. Rodgers threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns while adding 28 rushing yards. He should  fling the pigskin around against the Detroit Lions.
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4. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford has thrown for 637 yards and three touchdowns in two games. He averaged 296 yards and a pair of touchdowns in two meetings with the Packers last year.
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5. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Matty Ice is averaging 339.5 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game. He faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have yet to be tested as they have faced a second and a third string quarterback in their two games.
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6.  Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck is averaging 271 yards and 2.5 touchdowns per game through the air and 19.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns on the ground. He should torch the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 266.5 yards per game.
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7. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Foles is averaging 326.5 yards and 1.5 touchdown passes per game. He faces the Washington Redskins.
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8. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Good Jay resurfaced last week against the San Francisco 49ers as Cutler threw for 176 yards and four touchdowns. He’s averaging 262.5 yards and three touchdowns per game. He should stay in Good Jay mode against the New York Jets.
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9. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Rivers continues to shine. After dropping 284 yards and three touchdowns on the Seahawks he’s averaging 261 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. He should be able to put up big numbers against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have allowed 275.5 passing yards per game.
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10. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers 
Newton threw for 281 yards and a touchdown against the Lions. He added 19 rushing yards. Newton faces the Pittsburgh Steelers. They were recently manhandled by the Baltimore Ravens.

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The Next Batch
11. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
12. Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders
13. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys @ St. Louis Rams
14. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals
15. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Carolina Panthers
16. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans
17. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns
18. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
19. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs
20. Geno Smith, New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears
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Dillon Gee, New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins
Gee is 7-7 with a 3.80 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He’s 5-3 at home with a 3.72 ERA and is 1-0 against the Marlins with eight scoreless innings.  He’s 3-0 lifetime against them with a 2.30 ERA in 31.1 innings.
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Season Totals: 51-54, 886 IP, 779 Ks, 3.85 ERA (379 earned runs), 1.29 WHIP (855 hits, 287 walks)
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Knile Davis
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
Cousins threw for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns in relief of Robert Griffin III. Grab him if your quarterback pool is shallow, but there are likely better options on your waiver wire in shallower leagues.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Asiata had 84 total yards and a touchdown starting in the place of the deactivated Adrian Peterson. Now that Peterson has been re-instated, Asiata becomes less certain of an add. Roger Goodell could use this opportunity to get some public favor so Peterson isn’t out of the woods yet.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Knile Davis, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Davis ran for 79 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Denver Broncos. He added 26 receiving yards. If Jamaal Charles (ankle) is forced to miss any time, Davis would be a nice replacement.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Bobby Rainey, RB, Tampa Bay  Buccaneers
Rainey rolled for 144 yards against the St. Louis Rams. He added 30 receiving yards. He’s worth a look, especially if Doug Martin misses another game.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Miles Austin, WR, Cleveland Browns
Austin caught six of 10 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. He’s not a strong add at this stage of his career.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.”
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Jason Avant, WR, Carolina Panthers
Avant caught five of seven targets for 54 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions. He’s never been a quality fantasy asset.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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James Jones, WR, Oakland Raiders
Jones caught nine of 14 targets for 112 yards and a touchdown. He scored last week as well making Jones a solid add.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Mohamed Sanu, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Sanu caught three of four targets for 84 yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons. With A.J. Green banged up Sanu should see extra looks next week against the Tennessee Titans.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Owen Daniels, TE, Baltimore Ravens
Daniels caught five catches for 28 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s a great second tight end for the Ravens, but not for fantasy teams.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Larry Donnell, TE, New York Giants
Donnell caught seven of nine targets for 81 yards against the Arizona Cardinals. Last week he had 56 yards and a score. Donnell looks like a borderline TE1.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Niles Paul, TE, Washington Redskins
Paul caught eight of 11 targets for 99 yards and a score one week after collecting 86 yards. He also looks like a borderline TE1.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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