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With an exciting opening 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 opening 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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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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Jake Locker
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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 second week.
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Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston Texans
DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Shonn Greene, Tennessee Titans
Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
Greg Jennings, Minnesota Vikings
Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams
Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Niles Paul, Washington Redskins
Nate Freese, Detroit Lions
Ryan Succop, Tennessee Titans
Miami Dolphins Defense
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
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Richard Sherman
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With an exciting opening week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 2 fantasy football team defense rankings.
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1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Arizona Cardinals
3. Houston Texans
4. Denver Broncos
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. New Orleans Saints
7. New England Patriots
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Carolina Panthers
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Stephen Gostkowski Throwback
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With an exciting opening week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 2 fantasy football kicker rankings.
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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks
3. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
4. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
5. Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers
6. Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings
7. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
8. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
9. Shayne Graham, New Orleans Saints
10. Robbie Gould, Chicago Bears
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Megatron
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With an exciting opening week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 2 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron has averaged 1,712.3 yards and 11 touchdowns over the past three seasons and did not disappoint in the season opener. Johnson had 164 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the New York Giants. This week he will prey on the Carolina Panthers.
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2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green had 131 yards and a touchdown in the first week. He is typically a fast starter with nine touchdowns in 12 September games. He’ll look to continue that trend against the Atlanta Falcons.
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3. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas had a slow start with just 48 yards as Peyton Manning connected with Julius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders for 181 yards and three touchdowns. Demaryius led the Broncos with 11 targets and should see a heavy dose against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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4. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Jones picked up where he left 2013 off with seven catches for 116 yards. He faces the Bengals. They just gave up 345 passing yards to the Baltimore Ravens.
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5. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboy
Bryant had 55 yards in Week 1. He has averaged 1,307.5 yards and 12.5 touchdowns over the past two seasons. He faces the Tennessee Titans.
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6.  Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall caught eight passes for 71 yards and a touchdown as he continues to thrive with Jay Cutler. He should get plenty of looks against the San Francisco 49ers with Alshon Jeffery banged up.
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7. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Nelson caught nine passes for 83 yards against the Seattle Seahawks. He should find life easier against the New York Jets. The Jets allowed two passing touchdowns to the Oakland Raiders last week.
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8. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
Floyd caught five passes for 119 yards last week against the San Diego Chargers. He should roll against the New York Giants. The G-Men allowed 346 passing yards last week.
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9. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
Patterson had just 26 receiving yards last week, but ran for 102 yards and a touchdown. Look for Norv Turner to continue to put him in a great position to succeed against the New England Patriots.
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10. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown had 116 yards and a touchdown last week against the Cleveland Browns. This week he faces the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens yielded 301 yards to the Bengals.
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11. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Johnson had 93 yards last week against the Washington Redskins. Look for a strong showing against a bad Oakland Raiders team.
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12. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles 
Maclin had 97 yards and a touchdown as he assumed the role as the primary option in the Eagles’ passing game. He should be busy in a shootout with the Indianapolis Colts.
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13. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
White returned to form with 72 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. He’s a solid WR2 against the Bengals.
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14. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
V-Jax had just 36 yards in Week 1, but should find better fortunes against the St. Louis Rams.
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15. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Garcon caught 10 passes last week for 77 yards. He should see plenty of targets against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags gave up 322 yards to the Eagles last week.
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16. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Cobb had 58 yards and a touchdown last week against Seattle. He should also benefit from playing the Jets.
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17. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Sanders did not take long to earn Peyton’s trust as he gained 77 yards in his Broncos debut.
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18. Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks 
Harvin had 100 total yards last week. The dual-threat should be productive against the Chargers. They gave up 304 yards to Carson Palmer.
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19. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz had just 24 yards last week, but he’s a strong bet to bounce back against the Cardinals.
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20. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Fitz had just one catch for 22 yards last week. Look for Palmer to get him more involved this week against the Giants.

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The Next Batch
21. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks
22. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles
23. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears
24. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles
25. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
26. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills
27. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots @ Minnesota Vikings
29. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans vs. Dallas Cowboys
30. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints @ Cleveland Browns
31. Eric Decker, New York Jets @ Green Bay Packers
32. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers vs. Detroit Lions
33. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints @ Cleveland Browns
34. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions @ Carolina Panthers
35. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears
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