Fantasy Football: Week 3
posted Sep 23 2016, 11:32PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

Sometimes it rains... when it pours

Week 2 brought even more devastation to your fantasy football world. Down goes AP, and why do more people care about Woodhead going down than the #1 RB in the league?  

Guys injured in week 2: Doug Martin, Donte Moncrief, Danny Woodhead, Adrian Peterson, Brandon Marshall….. to name a few.  Four of those five are out multiple week and Marshall’s status is up in the air for this Sunday at the moment.

I wrote in my very first article that the waiver wire was going to win you the championship this year. Hopefully you guys picked up Tyrell Williams or Mike Wallace who both had big games last week. Eli Rodgers sure laid an egg in the downpours of Heinz Field. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and well… sometimes it rains. Can you believe Matt Ryan, Stefon Diggs and DeAngelo Williams are tops in Fantasy at their respective positions so far? Because we all know they were first round picks (eye roll).

I have been DST streaming all season, and will continue to for the remainder. Picking teams for this article with less than 50% ownership in ESPN leagues. In Week 1 I streamed the Eagles and Week 2 I streamed the Ravens. ESPN leagues the Eagles ranked 3rd week 1 and Week 2 the Ravens ranked 8th. Still decent for both on streaming each week.

This week I am streaming the Miami Dolphins. They host Cleveland and look poised to dominate the Browns. Does anyone have any faith in Cody Kessler and a Corey Coleman-less offense? Are you afraid that Duke Johnson Jr. or Isaiah Crowell are going to run all over you? I’d be more afraid of Pryor and some trick plays. Miami has a real shot to be a top 5 DST option this week.

Onto the rankings… I had some issues from a back surgery that I had two weeks ago so the Thursday night players are not included here. Look out for injured players who may not play. Brandon Marshall, Sammy Watkins and Andrew Luck are further down the list than they would be if healthy.


1. Drew Brees

2. Aaron Rodgers

3. Cam Newton

4. Matt Ryan

5. Philip Rivers

6. Andrew Luck

7. Carson Palmer

8. Ben Roethlisberger

9. Eli Manning

10. Matthew Stafford

11. Ryan Tannehill

12. Russell Wilson

13. Derek Carr

14. Marcus Mariota

15. Blake Bortles

16. Ryan Fitzpatrick

17. Jameis Winston

18. Joe Flacco

19. Kirk Cousins

20. Carson Wentz


1. David Johnson

2. DeAngelo Williams

3. C.J. Anderson

4. Matt Forte

5. Ezekiel Elliott

6. Melvin Gordon

7. Todd Gurley

8. DeMarco Murray

9. Lesean McCoy

10. Mark Ingram

11. Latavius Murray

12. Eddie Lacy

13. Devonta Freeman

14. Charles Sims

15. Frank Gore

16. Isaiah Crowell

17. Theo Riddick

18. Christine Michael

19. Spencer Ware

20. Carlos Hyde

21, Rashad Jennings

22. Ryan Mathews

23. Jerick McKinnon

24. Jeremy Langford

25. Tevin Coleman

26. Jay Ajayi

27. Gio Bernard

28. Justin Forsett

29. T.J. Yeldon

30. Matt Jones

31. Curtis Artis-Payne

32. Jeremy Hill

33. Matt Asiata

34. Jordan Howard

35. Thomas Rawls

36. Duke Johnson Jr.

37. Derek Henry

38. Shane Vereen

39. Chris Ivory

40. Kenyan Drake


1. Antonio Brown

2. Julio Jones

3. Odell Beckham Jr.

4. Brandin Cooks

5. Amari Cooper

6. Allen Robinson

7. Jordy Nelson

8. Alshon Jeffery

9. Mike Evans

10. Dez Bryant

11. Larry Fitzpatrick

12. Kelvin Benjamin

13. Brandon Marshall

14. T.Y. Hilton

15. Marvin Jones

16. A.J. Green

17. Travis Benjamin

18. Jarvis Landry

19. Eric Decker

20. Stefon Diggs

21. Demaryius Thomas

22. Jeremy Maclin

23. Jordan Matthews

24. Randall Cobb

25. Tyrell Williams

26. Doug Baldwin

27. Willie Snead

28. Sterling Shepard

29. Sammy Watkins

30. Michael Crabtree

31. Golden Tate

32. Mike Wallace

33. Emmanuel Sanders

34. Tajae Sharpe

35. Michael Floyd

36. Allen Hurns

37. Terrelle Pryor

38. DeSean Jackson

39. Phillip Dorsett

40. Quincy Enunwa


1. Jordan Reed

2. Delanie Walker

3. Greg Olsen

4. Jason Witten

5. Dennis Pitta

6. Travis Kelce

7. Gary Barnidge

8. Dwayne Allen

9. Eric Ebron

10. Julius Thomas

11. Jacob Tamme

12. Clive Walford

13. James Jones

14. Jeff Heuerman

15. Coby Fleener


1. Dan Bailey

2. Steven Hauschka

3. Justin Tucker

4. Adam Vinatieri

5. Mason Crosby

6. Matt Bryant

7. Graham Gano

8. Josh Brown

9. Blair Walsh

10. Matt Prater

11. Jason Myers

12. Chris Boswell

13. Cairo Santos

14. Brandon McManus

15. Mike Nugent


1. Seattle

2. Denver

3. Cincinnati

4. Arizona

5. Carolina

6. NYJ

7. Miami

8. Tampa Bay

9. Kansas City

10. Pittsburgh

11. Minnesota

12. LA

13. Baltimore

14. NYG

15. San Francisco

I know it’s a little late for waiver wires..but maybe someone didn’t pick up:

Jordan Howard

Kenyan Drake

Kenneth Farrow

Ryan Tannehill(this week only!)

McKinnon and Asiata of course. Asiata in standard McKinnon in PPR

Jeff Heuerman

Phillip Dorsett

Dennis Pitta

Love this matchup:

QB: Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Ryan Tannehill

RB: Todd Gurley, Matt Forte, Latavius Murray

WR: Amari Cooper, Brandin Cooks, Alshon Jeffery

OK Matchups:

QB: Marcus Mariota, Joe Flacco, Derek Carr

RB: Charles Sims, Frank Gore, Theo Riddick

WR: Phillip Dorsett, Tyrell Williams, Sterling Shepard

Not so great this week:

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Andy Dalton, Jameis Winston

RB: Gio Bernard, Devonta Freeman, Ryan Matthews

WR: AJ Green, Kelvin Benjamin, Brandon Marshall- You’re still starting all 3

***I will be attending the Bengals./Broncos game on Sunday...start or sit questions may or may not get answered this always hit up IBN on twitter as well if I’m not able to respond.***

Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. I also have a finance degree and working on my MBA. You...

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