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Here’s my Week 3 running back rankings.

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1. Adrian Peterson: 259 total yards & 3 TDs vs. DET last year.
2. Ray Rice:  179 totals yards & 2 TD vs. Browns last year.
3. Chris Johnson:  Will bounce back big time.
4. Frank Gore:  Dual-threat great play vs. KC.
5.  Rashard Mendenhall:  He’s all the Steelers have.
6. Michael Turner:  151 yards and a score vs. NO last year. Monitor injury.
7. Maurice Jones-Drew:  103 total ypg and 9 TDs at home last year.
8. Arian Foster:  Continues his strong start vs. Dallas.
9. Pierre Thomas:  200 total yards and 2 TDs vs. ATL last year.
10. Steven Jackson:  124.9 total yards per game at home last year.
11. Jahvid Best:  Silencing critics (myself included).
12. LeSean McCoy:  Dual-threat takes on Jacksonville.
13. Clinton Portis:  Strong play against St. Louis.
14. Shonn Greene:  Jets need him to come up big against Miami.
15. Knowshon Moreno:  Should be able to run vs. Indy.
16. Cedric Benson:  Effective, but not the same runner on the road.
17. DeAngelo Williams:  QB issues have Panthers struggling.
18. Mike Tolbert:  This will change depending on Ryan Mathews’ status.
19. Tim Hightower:  Doesn’t look like Beanie will go against Oakland.
20. Jamaal Charles:  Thomas Jones is still a factor.
21. Matt Forte:  Held to 123 total yards by GB last year.
22. Joseph Addai:  116 total yards vs. Denver last year.
23. Ahmad Bradshaw:  Which Giants team show up? Which Titans team?
24. Darren McFadden:  Finally producing. Should gash Arizona.
25. Brandon Jackson:  Faces Chicago as he gets used to the lead role.
26. Fred Taylor:  Favorable match-up against Buffalo.
27. Jonathan Stewart:  Panthers are a mess.
28. Felix Jones:  Threat to break one against Houston.
29. Brandon Jacobs:  Tough test vs. Titans.
30. Petyon Hillis:  He’s the back I’d use vs. Ravens.
31.  Cadillac Williams:  Stiff test vs. Pittsburgh.
32. Ladainian Tomlison:  Still life in those legs.
33. Ricky Williams:  206 total yards vs. Jets last year.
34. Justin Forsett:  Should get decent total yards vs. SD.
35. Marshawn Lynch:  Bills are tough to trust.

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Here are my Week 3 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Drew Brees:  Brees should light Atlanta up at home.
2. Tony Romo:  Houston has allowed 411 passing ypg.
3. Peyton Manning:  Averages more ypg in Sept. than any other month.
4. Tom Brady:  33 TDs in 16 games vs. Buffalo.
5. Aaron Rodgers:  Held to 182 ypg with 1 TD in two games vs. CHI last year.
6. Matt Schaub:  I expect a shootout against Dallas in the battle for Texas.
7.  Donovan McNabb:  Should look like McNabb of old vs. St. Louis.
8.  Michael Vick:  Reid’s change of heart vaults Vick into top 10 vs. JAX.
9. Philip Rivers:  Historically has excelled on the road (in SEA this week).
10. Joe Flacco:  107.2 passer rating vs. Cleveland last year.
11. Brett Favre:  Should get a TD or 2 before turning it over to AP.
12.  Eli Manning:274.9 ypg with 15 TDs at home last year.
13. Matt Ryan: NO’s offense will force Ryan to pass.
14. Jay Cutler:  15 TD, 6 INTs at home last year.
15. Carson Palmer:  Carolina ground game could keep him off the field.
16. Kyle Orton:  Will have to chuck it to keep up with Indy.
17. Mark Sanchez:  95.1 rating vs. Miami last year with 3 TDs.
18. Chad Henne:  111.4 rating vs. Jets last year, plus Revis is probably out.
19. Matt Hasselbeck:  SD at home where he had 108.3 rating Week 1.
20. David Garrard:  Plays well at home, but Philly’s a tough test.
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We also ranked 8th at RB, 17th at WR, 10th at TE, 8th at DST, and 29th at K (can’t win them all).  Here are my Week 2 fantasy rankings.
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Here’s my Week 2 IDP rankings.

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1. Jerod Mayo – Should pile up the tackles vs. run-heavy Jets.
2. Patrick Willis – Singletary is mad. Willis will be all over the field.
3. London Fletcher – Plenty of carries for Foster means tackles for Fletcher.
4. Jonathan Vilma – SF will try to run to keep Brees off the field.
5. Chad Greenway – Should be busy vs. Miami’s run-oriented offense.
6. Jon Beason – Should pile up tackles against Tampa Bay.
7. Ray Lewis – Had 18 tackles against Cincy last year.
8. D.J. Williams – Nice option playing at home against Seattle.
9. Karlos Dansby – AP should keep him active.
10. Troy Polamalu – Will need to help out to keep Chris Johnson in check.
11. Barrett Ruud – Carolina’s 1-2 RB punch will keep him busy.
12. Lance Briggs – Life is easier with Urlacher by his side.
13. David Harris – Had 19 tackles against New England last year.
14. DeMeco Ryans – Will need to make plays with Cushing out.
15. James Farrior – Tennessee’s ground game will keep him busy.

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Here’s my Week 2 team defense rankings.

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1. Green Bay – Buffalo at home. Pack on the attack.
2. Philadelphia – Detroit much easier opponent than last week.
3. Oakland – Face St. Louis at home.
4. San Diego – Sweet match-up against Jacksonville.
5. Dallas – Cutler has his woes on the road (20 INTs vs. 6 at home last year).
6. Denver – Seattle at home should be a good thing.
7. Minnesota – Long week. Played well against Saints. MIA should be easier.
8. Tennessee – Pittsburgh misses Big Ben.
9. Carolina – Should do well against TB at home.
10. Baltimore – Not a great match-up (CIN), but still solid unit.
11.  Atlanta – Should force Derek Anderson into turnovers.
12. New England Patriots – Belichick will get after Sanchez.
13. Pittsburgh – Tough match-up (TENN), but solid unit.
14. New York Jets – Tough draw (NE), but hard to put them lower.
15. Seattle – Looked strong against SF. Face Denver this week.

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Here’s my Week 2 kicker rankings.

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1. David Akers – Should score big vs. Detroit.
2. Ryan Longwell – Made 17 FGs at home last year (9 on road).
3. Stephen Gostkowski – 4 FGs & PATs vs. Jets last year.
4. Sebastian Janikowski – Seabass should be busy vs. Rams.
5. Rob Bironas – TDs could be tough to come by vs. PITT.
6. Mason Crosby – Strong play against Buffalo.
7. Dan Carpenter – Should move chains vs. MINN, but drives could stall out.
8. Nate Kaeding – SD should score big on Jacksonville.
9. John Kasay – Had 3 FGs and 5 PATs vs. TB last year.
10. Garrett Hartley – Should bounce back against SF.
11. Adam Vinatieri – Kickers should factor into battle of Mannings.
12. Lawrence Tynes – See above.
13. Matt Prater – Solid play at home against Seattle.
14. Neil Rackers – Decent play against Washington.
15. Robbie Gould – Dallas should provide FG opportunities.

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Here’s my Week 2 tight end rankings.

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1. Antonio Gates – Has fewer weapons to share with than other elite TEs.
2. Dallas Clark – Size, speed, and hands make him a nightmare.
3. Vernon Davis – Shiancoe carved up NO last week. VD’s turn.
4. Jermichael Finley – Buffalo will have a hard time containing Finley.
5. Visanthe Shiancoe – About the only guy Favre trusts right now.
6. Zach Miller – Should torch St. Louis.
7. Chris Cooley – Great target for McNabb.
8. Jason Witten – Hard to key on Witten with all the other weapons.
9. Tony Gonzalez – Old man should bounce back.
10. Dustin Keller – Had one of his two TDs against Pats last year.
11. Brent Celek – Will miss Kolb.
12. Kellen Winslow – Held to 49 ypg last year by Carolina.
13. Greg Olsen – Could get a lot of check down looks vs. Dallas.
14. John Carlson – Decent play against Denver.
15. Marcedes Lewis – 2 TDs in opener enough to garner some attention.

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Here’s my Week 2 wide receiver rankings.

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1. Andre Johnson – Can’t see him getting shut down again.
2. Larry Fitzgerald – Committed to getting him the ball.
3. DeSean Jackson – You have to feel bad for the DET secondary this week.
4. Reggie Wayne – Peyton has to show Eli who’s boss.
5. Steve Smith (CAR) – Kept in check by TB last year. Should bounce back.
6. Brandon Marshall – D looked good vs. NO, but have issues in secondary.
7. Miles Austin – Bears will have tough time with physical Austin.
8. Greg Jennings – Should torch Buffalo.
9. Wes Welker – Clearly he’s back.
10. Hakeem Nicks – Eli will need big plays from Nicks to match big bro.
11. Roddy White – Good play against Arizona.
12. Marques Colston – Niners gave up 3 TDs to Seattle last week.
13. Calvin Johnson – Too much size for Philly DBs, but will miss Stafford.
14. Dwayne Bowe – Should play well against Cleveland.
15. Chad Ochocinco – Usually up for the challenge vs. BAL.
16. Michael Crabtree – Saints made Vikes WR look bad.
17. Anquan Boldin – Ravens will lean on Boldin & Rice vs. CIN.
18. Pierre Garcon – Will test G-Men secondary.
19. Jeremy Maclin – Did somebody say Detroit?
20. Randy Moss – Has a date with Revis Island.
21. Percy Harvin – Plenty of time to work out kinks vs. MIA.
22. Hines Ward – Tennessee not an ideal match-up for Pitt passing attack.
23. Donald Driver – Lambeau Leap in  his future?
24. Terrell Owens – Ravens not the same without Ed Reed.
25. Steve Smith (NYG) – Eli will need Smith too.
26. Braylon Edwards – Pats have issues in their secondary.
27. Mike Wallace – Can see him taking one deep.
28. Jabar Gaffney – Should catch plenty of passes vs. SEA.
29. Steve Breaston – Big play ability vs. ATL.
30. Johnny Knox – Will need to throw to keep up with Dallas.
31. Jericho Cotchery – Jets will need to open playbook vs. NE.
32. Robert Meachem – Henderson scored last week so it’s his turn.
33. Malcom Floyd – Not the option we thought he’d be?
34. Mike Williams (TB) – Will test CAR secondary.
35. Eddie Royal – Played like his rookie season, which is a good thing.
36. Lee Evans – Locked up with Charles Woodson on the road.
37. Dez Bryant – Dallas has too many weapons to contain.
38. Legedu Naanee – Too much size for JAX DBs.
39. T.J. Houshmandzadeh – Sights set on his former team (CIN).
40. Mike Thomas – Mike Sims-Walker turned in a dud.

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Here’s my Week 2 running back rankings.

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1. Adrian Peterson – Threat for 100 yards & TD every week. Plays Miami.
2. Maurice Jones-Drew – Should roll on the Chargers run defense.
3. Chris Johnson – Pittsburgh held CJ to 57 yards last year.
4. Michael Turner – Should bounce back vs. Arizona.
5. Ray Rice – Averaged 139 total yards & TD vs. CIN last year.
6. Arian Foster – Don’t expect 3 TDs, but he should be solid vs. WAS.
7. Steven Jackson – Should produce against Oakland.
8. Jamaal Charles – Had 154 yards last time he faced CLE.
9. LeSean McCoy – Should light up Detroit.
10. Frank Gore – We’ll see if SF got the wake up call.
11. Rashard Mendenhall – Will be leaned on against Tennessee.
12. Jerome Harrison – Had 286 yards & 3 TDs last time vs. KC.
13. Ryan Mathews – Solid match-up with Jacksonville at home.
14. DeAngelo Williams – Clearly feature back. Should produce vs. TB.
15. Ahmad Bradshaw – Giants need to run to beat Indy.
16. Matt Forte – Dallas should present stiffer test for Forte.
17. Shonn Greene – Greene will have to hold onto the ball.
18. Pierre Thomas – Tough draw vs. SF, but looked great vs. Vikes.
19. Cedric Benson – Averaged 118.5 & TD vs. BAL last year.
20. Jahvid Best – Will be tough with Stafford out.
21. Knowshon Moreno – Seattle is a nice match-up as he gets healthy.
22. Joseph Addai – Will be needed against the G-Men.
23. Darren McFadden – Chance to show his stuff vs. STL.
24. Brandon Jackson – Grant is out. Jackson nice play vs. Buffalo.
25. C.J. Spiller –Didn’t get going in debut. Still a HR threat.
26. Tim Hightower – Beanie scares me.
27. Jonathan Stewart – Should be more active vs. Tampa.
28. Felix Jones – Jones is more explosive at home.
29. Brandon Jacobs – Giants will run to slow Indy’s offense.
30. Clinton Portis – Solid match-up against Houston.
31.  Cadillac Williams –Averaged 91.5 total yards against CAR last year.
32. Ronnie Brown –Vikes present a stiff test.
33. Ricky Williams – See #32.
34. Thomas Jones – Should contribute against Clevleand. TD likely.
35. Marion Barber III – Dallas needs his rugged running vs. CHI.

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Here are my Week 2 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers – Plays Buffalo at home (29 TDs, 9 INTs past 2 years).
2.  Peyton Manning –Faces G-Men at home where he averages 2 TDs/game.
3. Drew Brees – Can’t see Brees held in check two straight games.
4. Philip Rivers – Solid match-up against Jacksonville at home.
5. Tony Romo –Romo is also home against the Bears.
6. Brett Favre – Thurs. game give #4 time to shake off the rust vs. MIA.
7.  Donovan McNabb – Should be able to move the chains against Houston.
8.  Tom Brady – Struggled last year against Jets. Look for revenge.
9. Matt Schaub – Can’t see Andre Johnson silent again.
10.  Eli Manning – Will need to air it to keep up with big brother.
11. Matt Ryan – Solid match-up against Arizona.
12.  Jay Cutler –  Tougher match-up against Dallas.
13. Derek Anderson – Faces Atlanta on the road.
14. Kyle Orton – Solid match-up against Seattle.
15. Joe Flacco – Averaged 190.5 ypg vs. CIN last year with 1 TD & 4 INTs.
16. Michael Vick – Likely Vick vs. Detroit.
17. Carson Palmer – BAL has held him to 196.3 ypg past three match-ups.
18. Chad Henne – Will test Minnesota’s battered secondary.
19. Matt Hasselbeck – Looked good vs. SF. Denver this time.
20. Matt Cassel – Should produce against Cleveland.
21. Alex Smith – Should be in shootout with New Orleans.
22. Jason Campbell – Solid match-up against St. Louis.
23. Josh Freeman – Should put up numbers against Carolina.
24. Mark Sanchez – Will have to make plays to beat New England.
25. Vince Young – Tough draw against Pittsburgh, but VY finds a way.
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