Fantasy football Player Projections: Breaking down Week 3

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Colin Kaepernick struggled against the Seahawks in Week 2, but he should rebound against the Colts, even with their trade for running back Trent Richardson.

Colin Kaepernick struggled against the Seahawks in Week 2, but he should rebound against the Colts, even with their trade for running back Trent Richardson.

Fantasy Player Projections: Week 3

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Quarterbacks

    1. 1
    2. Colin

      Kaepernick

      49ers vs Colts

      QB

    3. PASS YDS324

    4. PASS TD2

    5. INT0

    6. RUSH YDS42

    7. RUSH TD1

    The Seahawks embarrassed Kaepernick last week, but he'll bounce back in a big way against an inferior opponent.
    1. 2
    2. Russell

      Wilson

      Seahawks vs Jaguars

      QB

    3. PASS YDS297

    4. PASS TD2

    5. INT0

    6. RUSH YDS43

    7. RUSH TD1

    Wilson struggled against the 49ers, but then the Seahawks didn't need him to light it up for the win. He'll bounce back strong against lowly Jacksonville.
    1. 3
    2. Peyton

      Manning

      Broncos vs Raiders

      QB

    3. PASS YDS354

    4. PASS TD4

    5. INT0

    6. RUSH YDS0

    7. RUSH TD0

    Manning became the first player in NFL history to throw for nine touchdowns without an interception in the first two weeks of the season. The train will keep right on rolling this week.

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Running Backs

    1. 1
    2. Jamaal

      Charles

      Chiefs at Eagles

      RB

    3. RUSH YDS101

    4. RUSH TD1

    5. REC YDS54

    6. REC TD1

    After going away from him early last week, Andy Reid will make sure to feed Charles early and often against the Eagles. It'll result in his biggest game of the season to date.
    1. 2
    2. Matt

      Forte

      Bears at Steelers

      RB

    3. RUSH YDS97

    4. RUSH TD1

    5. REC YDS52

    6. REC TD1

    Forte put up a huge game last week, racking up 161 yards from scrimmage and 11 receptions. Expect more of the same this week.
    1. 3
    2. Marshawn

      Lynch

      Seahawks vs Jaguars

      RB

    3. RUSH YDS124

    4. RUSH TD2

    5. REC YDS21

    6. REC TD0

    Lynch ground out 98 yards and two scores on 28 carries against San Francisco. It'll be a little easier for him this week.

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Wide Receivers

    1. 1
    2. Calvin

      Johnson

      Lions at Redskins

      WR

    3. REC YDS163

    4. REC TD2

    That's more like it. After just four catches for 30 yards in Week 1, Johnson had six receptions for 116 yards and a score last week. He'll keep it rolling against Washington.
    1. 2
    2. Demaryius

      Thomas

      Broncos vs Raiders

      WR

    3. REC YDS118

    4. REC TD2

    After a quiet day against the Giants, Thomas will once again be a beast in Week 3.
    1. 3
    2. A.J.

      Green

      Bengals vs Packers

      WR

    3. REC YDS125

    4. REC TD1

    The Steelers held Green to six catches for just 41 yards last week. I'm willing to bet he makes up for that against the Packers.

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Tight Ends

    1. 1
    2. Jimmy

      Graham

      Saints vs Cardinals

      TE

    3. REC YDS105

    4. REC TD1

    I knew exactly what Graham did last week since I played him in one of my most important leagues, and I still did a double-take when I saw his stats again writing these projections. He'll have another huge day against Arizona.
    1. 2
    2. Jared

      Cook

      Rams at Cowboys

      TE

    3. REC YDS84

    4. REC TD1

    Cook may have only caught one pass last week, but he had six targets. He's always going to be one of the focal points of this offense.
    1. 3
    2. Vernon

      Davis

      49ers vs Colts

      TE

    3. REC YDS82

    4. REC TD1

    Seattle totally negated the San Francisco passing game, but I'm betting it gets back on track this week.

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Kickers

    1. 1
    2. Justin

      Tucker

      Ravens vs Texans

      K

    3. PAT1

    4. FG4

    As far as a fantasy kicker goes, Tucker was essentially shut out last week. I think he'll make up for that in a big way against Houston.
    1. 2
    2. David

      Akers

      Lions at Redskins

      K

    3. PAT3

    4. FG3

    Washington's defense has been a sieve, giving kickers plenty of scoring opportunities. That will continue with Akers' big day Sunday.
    1. 3
    2. Rob

      Bironas

      Titans vs Chargers

      K

    3. PAT2

    4. FG3

    Thanks to an offense that is having trouble punching the ball into the end zone, Bironas will have a big day Sunday.

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Defenses

    1. 1
    2. 49ers

      vs Colts

      49ers vs Colts

      DEFENSE

    3. PTS ALLOWED17

    4. SACKS3

    5. INT2

    6. TD1

    The Niners shut down Russell Wilson and sacked him four times. Coming off a loss, expect a huge performance at home.
    1. 2
    2. Seahawks

      vs Jaguars

      Seahawks vs Jaguars

      DEFENSE

    3. PTS ALLOWED0

    4. SACKS6

    5. INT3

    6. TD0

    They shut down Cam Newton. They shut down Colin Kaepernick. What do you think they're going to do to Chad Henne or Blaine Gabbert. This is going to be a laugher.
    1. 3
    2. Bengals

      vs Packers

      Bengals vs Packers

      DEFENSE

    3. PTS ALLOWED24

    4. SACKS1

    5. INT1

    6. TD1

    Cincinnati rebounded from a ho-hum Week 1 performance to register two sacks, two takeaways and 10 points allowed against the Steelers. You'll want to start this defense every week if it's on your roster.

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