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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31330906 Stud - A.J. Green vs WAS Stud+-+A.J.+Green+vs+WAS Fantasy Football

Granted it came against the second-worst pass defense in the league (through two games), but A.J. Green was a beast on Sunday.  He caught nine passes (11 targets) for 183 yards with a touchdown.  Green and Andy Dalton go together like peas and carrots.  He caught five balls in Week 1, seven in Week 2 and 9 in Week 3.  Get him in your lineup.


>>> WATCH: Fantasy Recap Week 3
- Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31335480 Dud - Steven Jackson vs CHI Dud+-+Steven+Jackson+vs+CHI Fantasy Football

Before the season began, there were three running backs on "Old Yeller" watch.  They were Frank Gore, Michael Turner and Steven Jackson.  Year-over-year, their fantasy value/stock tanked based on average draft position and expert analysis commentary.  Jackson, and his offensive line, are producing little to remove him from this watch list.  SJax (dealing with a groin injury) rushed 11 times for 29 yards versus the Bears.  Sure, it's a tough defense for any running back to penetrate, but Jackson has yet to reach 60 rushing yards through the first three games.  It's going to be a tough call week-to-week, but owners should strongly consider benching him. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31335490 Stud - Heath Miller vs OAK Stud+-+Heath+Miller+vs+OAK Fantasy Football

Heath Miller was targeted 10 times Sunday (eight receptions, 60 receiving yards and two touchdowns).  Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown were both targeted 11 times.  Where Miller's fantasy stock receives a nice bump is in the red zone.  He leads all fantasy tight ends in red zone targets.  I'd pick him and start him up, but not next week because the Steelers are on a BYE.


His quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, lit up Oakland for 384 passing yards and four touchdowns. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31330933 Stud - Andrew Luck vs JAX Stud+-+Andrew+Luck+vs+JAX Fantasy Football

Back-to-back stud performances for the rookie quarterback.  Over his last two games, Andrew Luck has thrown for 537 yards, four touchdowns, one interception, while kicking in some rushing yards that add up to 50.6 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues.  If you are need of an upgrade at the position, perhaps you put a package together and trade with an owner who probably* has him stashed on their bench.  Note: he is on a BYE in Week 4.


>>> WATCH: Fantasy Recap Week 3
- Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31330908 Dud - Jason Witten vs TB Dud+-+Jason+Witten+vs+TB Fantasy Football

Witten, who hasn't been the same guy since injuring his spleen during the preseason, finished with two receptions for eight yards against the same Tampa Bay pass defense that Eli Manning lit up for over 500 passing yards last week.  I don't get it.  I invested in Witten and to this point, he's been, well, disappointing.  Now is not the time to be stubborn because the talent pool at the tight end position is DEEP this season.  There is a better option on the waiver wire at this moment:  Heath Miller (30.3 percent owned), Greg Olseon (39.4 percent), Kyle Rudolph (22.3 percent), and so on.  I suggest you take a peek at waivers before you start Witten up again. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31330939 Stud - MJD vs IND Stud+-+MJD+vs+IND Fantasy Football

Lost in Jamaal Charles' big fantasy day were the monster numbers Maurice Jones-Drew posted against the Colts.  Sure, you own him, you start him and this is no big surprise.  However, let's not forget the holdout hangover Chris Johnson sustained in 2011 with subpar performances that continue to linger in 2012.  Just three weeks and change since his holdout ended, he picked up 177 yards (on 28 carries, heavy workload) with a touchdown and a couple receptions.  It's a good sign for those owners who invested in and held on to the Jaguars top source of offense (no offense, Cecil Shorts' fans). - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31330907 Dud - Kevin Smith vs TEN Dud+-+Kevin+Smith+vs+TEN Fantasy Football

None.  Nada.  Zero. Zilch.  Nil.  Null.  Diddly.  Squat.  Kevin Smith owners could understand losing touches to Mike Leshoure, but to be completely eliminated from the offense in one week is quite a surprise.  However, when Leshoure wasn't carrying the rock, Joique Bell was (five carries for 23 yards and four catches for 44 yards).  Smith will be the most dropped fantasy running back this week.  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31330944 Stud - Mikel Leshoure vs TEN Stud+-+Mikel+Leshoure+vs+TEN Fantasy Football

The game on the field was so compelling (whacked out?) that Mikel Leshoure didn't even get a mention in the Associated Press recap.  The running back, making his NFL regular season debut after a two-game suspension and a 2011 season missed due to injury, made quite a splash in the Lions' backfield.  He carried the ball 26 times for 100 yards and caught four passes for 34 yards.  Kevin Smith owners should take note that the former RB1 didn't have one touch in this game and he was active.  Watch him get dropped in most leagues this week.  Leshoure is available in 39 percent of fantasy leagues.  Pick 'em up!


>>> WATCH: Fantasy Recap Week 3
- Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31330912 Dud - DeMarco Murray vs TB Dud+-+DeMarco+Murray+vs+TB Fantasy Football

After a monster first game where he rushed for 131 yards on 20 carries against the Giants, DeMarco Murray has turned DeMarco Polo as in "where is the RB1 we drafted in the first or second round?"  He failed to find the end zone and only picked up 44 rushing yards against Seattle last week.  Okay, tough place to play.  I get it.  However, to follow that performance up with 18 carries for 38 yards against the Buccs.  Blech!  The touchdown, as athletic as it was, does not provide solace for the 76 total rushing yards Murray picked up in Week 2 and 3.  As for Felix Jones becoming a threat, forget it. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football studs and duds 31330935 Uber-Stud - Jamaal Charles vs NO Uber-Stud+-+Jamaal+Charles+vs+NO Fantasy Football

>>> WATCH: Fantasy Recap Week 3


About nine minutes into the second half, I took a glance at Jamaal Charles' numbers and saw that my prediction he would reach 100 total yards against the Saints was well within range.  He had about 75-80 total yards.  However, I also predicted that he would find the end zone for the first time in 2012.  Then, the flood gates opened.  Charles ripped off a 91-yard touchdown run similar to the kind that made fantasy football owners fall in love with this guy two years ago.  So, now he was over 100 total yards and had scored a touchdown.  I was content.  Later, I was watching the GameTrax and noticed he picked up a 40-yard rush.  His stats in the box score were spinning like some progressive slot machine jackpot and it was hard to keep up.  At the end of the day (and overtime bonus points), Charles posted 288 total yards and the score.  In standard scoring leagues, he finished with 34.8 fantasy points. So, that Week 2 fire sale is off, right?

- Ryan Fowler

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