Matt Ryan
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 3 quarterback rankings.
1. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
4. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
6. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
7. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
9. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
10. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
11. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
13. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
14. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
15. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
16. Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos
17. Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins
18. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
19. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
20. DeShone Kizer, Cleveland Browns
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Chris Thompson
With two weeks of NFL action in the books, we are starting to get a picture of which players will have a big season and which ones should hit the waiver wires in our fantasy leagues.


While we wait for NFL betting odds for week 3, it’s time to look at our fantasy favorites for week 3 of the NFL season.



Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles


Wentz has been putting up impressive numbers so far, so it won’t be a surprise that he has already been picked up in your league. With the Eagles running game being non-existent at the moment, it has fallen on Wentz to carry most of the offensive load, which he has done rather impressively.


Wentz had his second 300 yard passing game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs. Not surprisingly, due to the heavy volume of throws, Wentz has been a top 5 fantasy quarterback in the first two weeks of the season.


With the Eagles playing the Giants and Chargers in coming weeks, it will be a good idea to start Wentz if you have him.



Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins


This one might seem odd considering he is the third down running back for a Redskins team that likes to throw the ball. However, after his top 5 performance in week 2, it would be unwise to overlook him.


Thompson already gets plenty of looks in the Redskins passing game, and with starter Rob Kelley leaving Sunday’s game with an injury, Thompson is going to get more carries in the running game.



Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens


After his breakout performance in week 1, Allen was owned by 50 percent in Yahoo. After Sunday’s performance, it will be a steal if you can still find him available.


After Danny Woodhead got injured, Allen was expected to get more passes thrown his way, but what has been most impressive about him is his contribution to the running game this season.


Allen already has 35 carries in the first two games, and with the Ravens focused on running the ball more this year, Allen is going to get a lot more carries.



Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints


On Sunday, a lot of the big name tight ends in the league went down with injuries, some were season-ending, while the others will take a few weeks to heal. Regardless, there will be a demand for tight ends this week, and Fleener is the best available option.


Fleener has scored a touchdown in both game played this season, and if what we’ve seen from the Saints in the past decade is anything to go by, they will continue airing the ball out, which means more opportunities for Fleener to get you some fantasy points.



Dwayne Allen, New England Patriots


After Rob Gronkowski suffered an injury on Sunday, Allen stepped in to replace him in the lineup. If Gronkowski is sidelined for an extended period, Allen will likely be the go to tight end. Since the Patriots like utilizing the tight end in their offense, expect Allen to put up some big numbers and fantasy points.



Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals


With David Johnson set to miss a few weeks with a broken wrist, the Cardinals signed Johnson to replace him.


While Johnson isn’t the same runner he used to be, he is still capable of the occasional big game, which makes it worth it to add him to your roster.

Chris Carson
There were some unheralded heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters
Get ‘em
Jaron Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals – 4 of 11 targets for 73 yards. Should produce if John Brown remains out.
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks – 100 total yards.
Phillip Dorsett, WR, New England Patriots – Caught all three targets for 68 yards.
Coby Fleener, TE, New Orleans Saints – 3 of 4 targets for 33 yards, TD. Scored in both games so far.
Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 6 of 7 targets for 82 yards and TD.
Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals – 44 yards compared to 22 for Kerwynn Williams.
Jermaine Kearse, WR, New York Jets – 4 of 5 targets for 64 yards, 2 TDs.
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 7 of 12 targets for 76 yards.
J.J. Nelson, WR, Arizona Cardinals – 5 of 7 targets for 120 yards, TD. Should produce if John Brown remains out.
Samaje Perine, RB, Washington Redskins – 67 yards. Rob Kelley (ribs) could be out.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons – 5 of 6 targets for 85 yards. 11 for 132 in two games.
Trevor Siemian, QB, Denver Broncos – 231 yards, 4 TDs, 14 rushing. Three total TDs in first game.
Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens – 8 catches for 91 yards. TE2 option.
Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles – 333 yards, 2 TDs, 55 yards rushing. Second 300-yards, 2-TD game.
Don’t Sweat ‘em
Brandon Coleman, WR, New Orleans Saints – 4 of 6 targets for 82 yards, TD.
Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams – 3 catches for 95 yards.
D’Onta Foreman, RB, Houston Texans – 12 carries for 40 yards. Not worth an add, but with keeping an eye on if he keeps cutting into Lamar Miller’s workload.
Rashard Higgins, WR, Cleveland Browns – 7 of 11 targets for 95 yards.
David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns – 2 catches for 27 yards, TD.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Oakland Raiders – 63 total yards, TD.
Jalen Richard, RB, Oakland Raiders – 109 total yards and a TD. Doesn’t get enough touches.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins – 2 of 5 targets for 37 yards, TD.
Deonte Thompson, WR, Chicago Bears – 4 of 5 targets for 57 yards, TD. Unlikely to be a consistent contributor.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans – 125 passing yards. Salvaged by 67 rushing yards and a touchdown. Just a desperation QB play at this point in one QB leagues.
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Le’Veon Bell
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 3 running back rankings.
1. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
4. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
5. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
6. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
7. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
9. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
10. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
11. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
12. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
13. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
14. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
15. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
16. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
17. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
18. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
19. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
21. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
22. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
23. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
24. Javorius Allen , Baltimore Ravens
25. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
26. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
27. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
28. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
29. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
30. James White, New England Patriots
31. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
32. Samaje Perine, Washington Redskins
33. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
34. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
35. Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
36. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
37. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
38. Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions
39. Paul Perkins, New York Giants
40. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
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Javorius Allen
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.
Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams – Plays Redskins, allowed 298 yards to Carson Wentz last week.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans – Averaged 867 yards and 10.5 TDs on the ground his final two years of college. Could do damage with feet.
Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens – More touches with Woodhead out.
Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals – Should see increased looks in passing game with DJ out.
Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts – Indy likely gets smoked again. Mack steals from Gore’s plate?
Mike Tolbert, RB, Carolina Panthers – Delivers short TD vs. his former mates?
Eric Decker, WR, Tennessee Titans – Corey Davis saw more targets last week. Decker is a great option in the red zone though.
Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – Allen Robinson’s injury should increase Hurns’ workload.
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – See Allen Hurns.
J.J. Nelson, WR, Arizona Cardinals – John Brown out, Nelson’s stock rises.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons – Heavy target volume last week. Should repeat in shootout.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins – Gets loose for a long TD?
Kendall Wright, WR, Chicago Bears – Should be peppered with targets as the WR injuries mount in Chicago.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Faces the Bears. They allowed 128 yards and a score to Austin Hooper.
Jared Cook, TE, Oakland Raiders – Faces the Jets. They allowed 53 yards and a score to Charles Clay.
Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers – Big game last week. MN allowed 54 yards and a TD last week to Coby Fleener.
Los Angeles Chargers Defense – Which Jay Cutler will show up?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense – Chicago looked decent last week. Jury is still out on them.
Tennessee Titans Defense – Jacksonville played well last week. Can they repeat?
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Kwon Alexander
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 2 team IDP rankings.
1. Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2. Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
3. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
4. Zach Brown, Washington Redskins
5. Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles Rams
6. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
7. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
8. Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers
9. Jerrell Freeman, Chicago Bears
10. Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys
11. C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
12. Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
14. Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants
15. Landon Collins, New York Giants
16. Christian Kirksey, Cleveland Browns
17. Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans
18. Telvin Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars
19. Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
20. Navorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers
21. Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals
22. Olivier Vernon, New York Giants
23. Johnathan Cyprien, Tennessee Titans
24. Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings
25. Jamie Collins, Cleveland Browns
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Earl Thomas
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 2 team defense rankings.
1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Arizona Cardinals
3. Oakland Raiders
4. Baltimore Ravens
5. Houston Texans
6. Cincinnati Bengals
7. Denver Broncos
8. Carolina Panthers
9. Los Angeles Rams
10. New York Giants
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Minnesota Vikings
13. Kansas City Chiefs
14. Tennessee Titans
15. Los Angeles Chargers

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Dan Bailey
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 2 kicker rankings.
1. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
2. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
3. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
4. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
5. Blair Walsh, Seattla Seahawks
6. Kai Forbath, Minnesota Vikings
7. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
8. Giorgio Tavecchio, Oakland Raiders
9. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
10. Cairo Santos, Kansas City Chiefs
11. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
12. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
13. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
14. Phil Dawson, Arizona Cardinals
15. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Gronk Catch
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 2 tight end rankings.
1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
4. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
5. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
6. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
7. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
8. Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints
9. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
10. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
11. Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers
12. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
13. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
14. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
15. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
16. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
17. Julius Thomas, Miami Dolphins
18. Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers
19. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
20. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Antonio Brown Grab
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 2 wide receiver rankings.
1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
3. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
4. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
6. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
7. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
8. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
9. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
10. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
11. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
12. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
13. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
14. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
15. Terrelle Pryor, Washington Redskins
16. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
17. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
18. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
19. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
20. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
21. Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams
22. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
23. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
24. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
25. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
26. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
27. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
28. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
29. Tyrell Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
30. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
31. Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins
32. Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns
33. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
34. Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers
35. Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens
36. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots
37. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
38. Kendall Wright, Chicago Bearsland
39. Ted Ginn, New Orleans Saints
40. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
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