Week 3 NFL fantasy studs and duds

Dan Bilicki, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:16 PM ET

WEEK 3 STUDS

Drew Brees QB, NO 370 passing yards, 3 passing TD, 2 INTs, 2 two-point conversions, 28 points. — Proved that maybe the Texans defence isn’t as reformed as we thought.

Darren McFadden RB, OAK

171 rushing yards, 7 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 29 points. — Who said you can’t run the ball against the Jets?

Ryan Mathews RB, SD

98 rushing yards, 51 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 26 points. — Mike Tolbert owners should be worried: Those two TDs were from within the five-yard line.

Wes Welker WR, NE

217 receiving yards, 19 rushing yards, 2 TDs, 34 points. — Had career-highs in both receptions (16) and yards.

Torrey Smith WR, BAL

152 receiving yards, 10 rushing yards, 3 TDs, 34 points. — Welcome to the league, kid. His first NFL catch was a 74-yard TD.

Jermichael Finley TE, GB

85 receiving yards, 3 TDs, 26 points — A favourite target for Aaron Rodgers in the end zone.

Neil Rackers K, HOU

4 FGs, 3 PATs, 15 points. — It was a shootout in New Orleans, which always means a lot of points for your kicker.

Baltimore Ravens defence

7 points allowed, 5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 fumble recovered, 1 TD, 19 fantasy points. — Showed that last week’s loss on the road was probably just a fluke.

THE DUDS

Chris Johnson RB, TEN

— What is wrong with CJ2K? He rushed for a paltry 21 yards on 13 carries for a dismal 1.6 YPC average. 54 receiving yards are little consolation.

Kenny Britt WR, TEN

— Before being carted off the field with a pretty bad looking knee injury, he only had 18 receiving yards and lost a fumble.

DeAngelo Williams RB, CAR

— He sure is earning that big new deal he signed in the off-season. 18 yards on 10 carries is super weak.

Michael Vick QB, PHI

— Projected to be the best player in fantasy this week, Vick flamed out gathering nine points before breaking his non-throwing hand and sitting out.

HOPE YOU STARTED

With Lee Evans sitting out injured, rookie Torrey Smith stepped in opposite and Anquan Boldin and had one heck a week, which included three TDs.

You’re probably not going to go about drafting fullbacks, so it’s very unlikely you’re part of the 1% that owns James Casey. All he did was score a TD and gain 126 receiving yards for the Texans.

HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO

“Start Ryan Fitzpatrick.”

Sure, it didn’t look good early on, but we always knew the Patriots could be passed against. Racked up 20 points in big win.


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