Jay Cutler Dolphins
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.
Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins – Only the Saints an Patriots (6) have allowed more passing TDs than the Jets.
DeShone Kizer, QB, Cleveland Browns – Indy has allowed 307 yards per game, and it’s not like they faced top passing offenses in the Rams and Cardinals.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans – Log shot starting against Belichick, but his rushing ability makes him a desperation play.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – Hasn’t done much, but the Giants have allowed 133.5 rushing yards per game.
Orleans Darkwa, RB, New York Giants – Paul Perkins has been terrible (1.9 ypc). Maybe Darkwa gets a chance.
Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals – Outplayed Kerwynn Williams last week. Could have solidified his role.
Shane Vereen, RB, New York Giants – 12 receptions already. Likely busy once again against the Eagles.
Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions – Lions will have to pass plenty to keep up with Atlanta.
Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Giants – Has been ineffective early, but I don’t think the wheels have fallen completely off.
Eli Rogers, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – Brown, Bell and Bryant draw the attention. Rogers should be able to feed off it.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons – Julio and the running game command so much attention that Sanu has room to operate.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins – Could hook up with Cutler for a deep one.
Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears – 10 catches in two games. Bears need to throw to someone.
Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens – Big game last week. Solid bet for looks against the Jags.
Cleveland Browns Defense – Indy’s offense makes Cleveland attractive as a streaming option.
Miami Dolphins Defense – The Jets make the ‘Fins a nice streaming defense option.
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Bobby Wagner
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 3 team IDP rankings.
1. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
2. C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
3. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
4. Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles Rams
5. Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Zach Brown, Washington Redskins
7. Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
8. Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
9. Jerrell Freeman, Chicago Bears
10. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
11. Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans
12. Telvin Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers
14. Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys
15. Jatavis Brown, Los Angeles Chargers
16. Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
17. Von Miller, Denver Broncos
18. Karlos Dansby, Arizona Cardinals
19. Myles Jack, Jacksonville Jaguars
20. Jamie Collins, Cleveland Browns
21. Christian Kirksey, Cleveland Browns
22. Navorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers
23. Mark Barron, Los Angeles Rams
24. Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals
25. Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings
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Von Miller
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 3 team defense rankings.
1. Denver Broncos
2. Baltimore Ravens
3. Los Angeles Rams
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Seattle Seahawks
6. New England Patriots
7. Green Bay Packers
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Philadelphia Eagles
10. Kansas City Chiefs
11. Minnesota Vikings
12. Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Tennessee Titans
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. Cleveland Browns
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Matt Bryant
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 3 kicker rankings.
1. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
2. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
3. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
4. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
5. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
6. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
7. Cairo Santos, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Ryan Succop, Tennessee Titans
10. Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
11. Giorgio Tavecchio, Oakland Raiders
12. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
13. Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins
14. Blair Walsh, Seattla Seahawks
15. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
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Travis Kelce leap
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 3 tight end rankings.
1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
5. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
6. Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints
7. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
8. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
10. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
11. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
12. Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers
13. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
14. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
15. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
16. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
17. Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens
18. Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers
19. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Julius Thomas, Miami Dolphins
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Antonio Brown Grab
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 3 wide receiver rankings.
1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
4. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
5. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
6. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
7. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
8. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
10. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
11. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
12. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
13. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
14. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
15. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
16. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
17. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
18. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
19. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
20. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
21. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
22. Terrelle Pryor, Washington Redskins
23. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
24. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
25. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
26. Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins
27. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
28. Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams
29. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
30. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots
31. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
32. J.J. Nelson, Arizona Cardinals
33. Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers
34. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
35. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
36. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
37. Tyrell Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
38. Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens
39. Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
40. Jermaine Kearse, New York Jets
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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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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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