Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 3 Rankings
Patrick Mahomes photo 1. Patrick Mahomes KC (vs . BAL)
The Ravens are never an easy matchup, but they did just give up nearly 350 passing yards to Kyler Murray in his second career game, so Mahomes should be just fine. BAL-KC has far and away the highest projected scoreline of any game in Week 3, so look for Mahomes and Lamar Jackson to both pile up plenty of fantasy points.
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Lamar Jackson photo 2. Lamar Jackson BAL (at KC)
Jackson rolls into Kansas City this week on a major roll, and while Arrowhead is always a difficult environment to play in, the Chiefs represent another exploitable matchup for the Ravens' breakout star. With the over/under set at a whopping 55 points, expect both Jackson and Patrick Mahomes to provide plenty of fireworks.
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Dak Prescott photo 3. Dak Prescott DAL (vs . MIA)
Dak has been terrific and Miami has given up a whopping 35.9 fantasy points per week to opposing QBs. He will look to earn his money in Dallas this week.
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Tom Brady photo 4. Tom Brady NE (vs . NYJ)
Brady predictably had a nice fantasy day against the woeful Dolphins, and he's now accounted for three touchdowns in each of his first two games. His weekly upside has surged with Antonio Brown in the fold (for however long that may be), and he shouldn't face much resistance from the Jets, who will struggle to keep their offense on the field with Luke Falk under center. With an unfathomable 22.5 point spread, game script is a slight concern, but Brady likely won't stop throwing until the Pats have put at least three or four touchdowns on the board.
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Deshaun Watson photo 5. Deshaun Watson HOU (at LAC)
Watson struggled badly against the Jaguars last week, and the Texans' inability to pass protect is fast becoming a major concern. This week's matchup with the Chargers is also far from ideal. Still, Watson has as much weekly upside as any QB in football, and unless you grabbed Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott, or Tom Brady as your second QB, he's just about impossible to sit this week.
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Josh Allen photo 6. Josh Allen BUF (vs . CIN)
Allen was quietly the top-scoring fantasy quarterback over the final five weeks of the 2018 season, and he's off to a strong start this season as well. Coming into the season there were questions about whether he would scramble as much as he did last year, but he's put those questions to bed with 17 rushing attempts and two rushing scores through the first two weeks. Relying heavily on deep throws and scrambles, Allen's path to fantasy value is unorthodox but effective. He gets a nice matchup this week against a Bengals secondary that has already allowed five passing scores.
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Matt Ryan photo 7. Matt Ryan ATL (at IND)
The Colts may be without their best defensive player in Darius Leonard, which would make this matchup for Ryan much easier. Still the offense looked good last week, and he still gets to play indoors in Indy, which will help the speed of this offense.
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Russell Wilson photo 8. Russell Wilson SEA (vs . NO)
Wilson was forced to pass last week and he impressed. If Teddy Bridgewater can come in and run the offense, Wilson will again have to play a bit more aggressive, which would lead to another solid performance from the Seattle QB.
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Aaron Rodgers photo 9. Aaron Rodgers GB (vs . DEN)
The Packer offense has yet to fully get going. However, we know Rodgers will find the end zone and protect the football at home in Lambeau.
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Kyler Murray photo 10. Kyler Murray ARI (vs . CAR)
Murray held his own against a good Ravens defense last week, passing for over 300 again. He gets an easy matchup against a defense that struggled with Jameis Winston and the Bucs.
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Carson Wentz photo 11. Carson Wentz PHI (vs . DET)
Wentz is banged up and is for sure missing DeSean Jackson. Many of his weapons seem to be perpetually injured, the least of which is Alshon Jeffery, whose status is also up in the air. Detroit's defense isn't scary, but the lack of offensive weapons could be a concern.
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Jameis Winston photo 12. Jameis Winston TB (vs . NYG)
Winston looked much better in his second game under Arians. This week, he faces a weak Giants defense that has given up the third-most fantasy points to QBs.
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Jared Goff photo 13. Jared Goff LAR (at CLE)
This offense is starting to heat up and Goff has the weapons to be fantasy viable week in and week out.
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Baker Mayfield photo 14. Baker Mayfield CLE (vs . LAR)
The Rams have given up the fewest fantasy points to QBs, but they have also faced Cam Newton and Teddy Bridgewater. Pressure for the Rams may be an issue for the Browns' OL, but Baker has enough outlet options to be alright this week.
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Philip Rivers photo 15. Philip Rivers LAC (vs . HOU)
Rivers has taken to the air early and often to begin the year, but with mixed results. After posting three touchdown passes against the Colts in Week 1, he came up empty in the red zone against the Lions last week. Projected volume makes him a high-end QB2 with some streaming appeal for what should be a back-and-forth contest against the Texans.
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Jimmy Garoppolo photo 16. Jimmy Garoppolo SF (vs . PIT)
Jimmy G bounced back in Week 2, but now faces a defense that just added Minkah Fitzpatrick. Also, the Joe Staley injury raises major concerns for the offensive line up front that will need to bring it against TJ Watt and the Steelers.
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Matthew Stafford photo 17. Matthew Stafford DET (at PHI)
Through two weeks, Stafford is QB5 and now faces a weak Philly secondary.
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Kirk Cousins photo 18. Kirk Cousins MIN (vs . OAK)
Both Joe Flacco and Pat Mahomes looked good against the Raiders defense, but with the Vikings expected to control this game at home, Cousins' upside is limited. Minnesota wants to run the football and control the clock as much as they possibly can.
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Jacoby Brissett photo 19. Jacoby Brissett IND (vs . ATL)
The good news is Brissett threw three touchdowns last week. The bad news is he only threw for 146 yards, the second straight week he's failed to top 200. He's not a good bet to produce big fantasy numbers in the long run with that kind of volume, but he is a solid QB2 for a fairly appealing home matchup with the Falcons this week.
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Mitch Trubisky photo 20. Mitch Trubisky CHI (at WAS)
In his five prime time night games under Matt Nagy, Trubisky has averaged just 9.9 fantasy points. There is no trust in Trubisky to perform on MNF, including from the Bears fans back in Chicago.
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Mason Rudolph photo 21. Mason Rudolph PIT (at SF)
Rudolph will make the first start of his career on the road against an opportunistic 49ers defense that has more interceptions than touchdown passes allowed so far. It's not exactly a recipe for success, but Rudolph held his own in relief of Ben Roethlisberger last week and does have some good weapons around him. He's a low-end QB2, albeit a risky one.
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Daniel Jones photo 22. Daniel Jones NYG (at TB)
Daniel Jones has been named the starter of the Giants for Week 3 and beyond. It's about as good of a situation as you can get, since nobody is expecting the Giants to be good and the Pat Shurmur offense asks QBs to make the easiest short throws that even Sam Bradford could accomplish.
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Andy Dalton photo 23. Andy Dalton CIN (at BUF)
Dalton has performed like a QB1 through the season's first two weeks, a testament to how well he's taken to Zac Taylor's offense. Even more impressive, he's doing it without A.J. Green. Unfortunately, he's got a brutal matchup with the Bills' shutdown secondary this week, relegating him to mid-tier QB2 status.
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Marcus Mariota photo 24. Marcus Mariota TEN (at JAC)
After a big three-touchdown game against the Browns in Week 1, Mariota predictably came back to earth against the Colts in Week 2. He's strictly hands-off for a very challenging matchup at Jacksonville.
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Gardner Minshew photo 25. Gardner Minshew JAC (vs . TEN)
Minshew has looked better than expected thus far, but that isn't saying a whole lot of a late-round rookie lacking proven pass-catchers. He's not a desirable QB2 against a Titans D that has been tough on opposing QBs.
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Derek Carr photo 26. Derek Carr OAK (at MIN)
After a strong start, Carr ultimately disappointed in a primo spot against the Chiefs last week. Now he'll have a much tougher task, on the road against the Vikings. He belongs outside the top-24 QBs this week.
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Joe Flacco photo 27. Joe Flacco DEN (at GB)
Flacco produced a surprisingly respectable stat line in a very tough matchup with the Bears last week, but his reward is another tough matchup with a Packers D that has been very strong against opposing QBs in the early going. Consider Flacco a bottom-barrel QB2.
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Teddy Bridgewater photo 28. Teddy Bridgewater NO (at SEA)
Teddy didn't impress when he came in as Drew Brees' replacement last week. But after practicing as the starter for a full week, expect a better performance from Bridgewater in what essentially is another audition for the permanent starting job after Brees.
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Case Keenum photo 29. Case Keenum WAS (vs . CHI)
Keenum didn't have as good of a Week 2, but he did protect the football. Still, the Chicago defense is no joke. His upside is limited, given the supporting cast around him.
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Kyle Allen photo 30. Kyle Allen CAR (at ARI)
With Cam Newton in a walking boot, it looks as though Allen will be the starter on Sunday. The good news is that Allen has had a few extra days to prepare, but he shouldn't be starting on your team.
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Luke Falk photo 31. Luke Falk NYJ (at NE)
With Trevor Siemian out for the season, Falk will be forced into action as the Jets' starting QB for at least the next couple weeks as Sam Darnold recovers from a case of mono. His first start will come against the Patriots, who have completely shut down the Steelers and Dolphins over the first two weeks. Falk is an extreme desperation play, even in the deepest 2 QB leagues.
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Josh Rosen photo 32. Josh Rosen MIA (at DAL)
Taysom Hill photo 33. Taysom Hill NO (at SEA)
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 34. Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA (at DAL)
Fitzpatrick will get another chance to start in Week 3, but he shouldn't be starting in just about any fantasy lineup for a tough matchup on the road at Dallas.
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Eli Manning photo 35. Eli Manning NYG (at TB)
Barring injury, Eli Manning's time under center for the Giants appears to be over.
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Cooper Rush photo 36. Cooper Rush DAL (vs . MIA)
Will Grier photo 37. Will Grier CAR (at ARI)
Ryan Griffin photo 38. Ryan Griffin TB (vs . NYG)
Josh McCown photo 39. Josh McCown PHI (vs . DET)
Matt Schaub photo 40. Matt Schaub ATL (at IND)
Blaine Gabbert photo 41. Blaine Gabbert TB (vs . NYG)
Tyrod Taylor photo 42. Tyrod Taylor LAC (vs . HOU)
Robert Griffin photo 43. Robert Griffin BAL (at KC)
Ryan Tannehill photo 44. Ryan Tannehill TEN (at JAC)
Blake Bortles photo 45. Blake Bortles LAR (at CLE)
Mike Glennon photo 46. Mike Glennon OAK (at MIN)
Geno Smith photo 47. Geno Smith SEA (vs . NO)
Joshua Dobbs photo 48. Joshua Dobbs JAC (vs . TEN)
C.J. Beathard photo 49. C.J. Beathard SF (vs . PIT)
Nick Mullens photo 50. Nick Mullens SF (vs . PIT)
Easton Stick photo 51. Easton Stick LAC (vs . HOU)