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Two NFL teams. Two 2-0 starts to the season. Two completely different sets of expectations.   In one corner, you have the Pittsburgh Steelers, roaring out of the gate with an explosive offense. Only three other NFL teams scored more points (...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Russell Wilson
After scoring just 15 points in their first two games offensively, the Seattle Seahawks head into their Week 3 showdown with the San Francisco 49ers with their backs against the wall. The 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams took a big-time toll...
Scott Whittum
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
Things haven’t been great for the newly re-minted Los Angeles Rams in a long, long while — but a small silver lining for LA’s prodigal team is their recent domination of this week’s opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The...
Jake Rose
1 year ago
Brandon Marshall
After two weeks of a relatively small injury report for fantasy owners to digest, Week 3 is back to analyzing what seems like half the league. Week 2 was a brutal one, especially for running backs.   However, most of those running back...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Thomas Rawls
Fantasy owners were lucky to escape Week 2 with their starting two running backs still healthy. However, unlike the wide receivers, which are banged up and may or may not play, most of the injured running backs have already been ruled out. This...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers may have kicked off their season on a sour note, losing to the Broncos for the second time in as many games, but it did not take Cam Newton and company long to get back on track with a dominant 46-27 victory over the 49ers...
Rob McVey
1 year ago
Odell Beckham Jr.
No NFC East game is ever a given. More so than any other division, NFC East games are full of surprises and upsets. These games also feature their fair share of physicality and trash-talking, and the Week 3 matchup between the Redskins and Giants...
Andrew Dellapina
1 year ago
Andy Dalton
The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos hit the road for the first time this season and face a stiff test against a Cincinnati Bengals team that not only has their sights set on another playoff appearance, but have their backs against...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago
Frank Gore
With two weeks in the books, fantasy owners can start looking at trends to see how players fare against opposing defenses. Fantasy rosters are going to be a little different this week due to the amount of injuries that occurred in Week 2, so it...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
Before we dive into Week 3’s start or sit fantasy advice for quarterback and defense/special teams (DST), let’s see how Week 2’s tips panned out.   Good Calls.. Start Derek Carr (24.96 fantasy points) – Carr is going...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
DeMarco Murray
Week 2 was a rough one for running backs, both from a fantasy perspective and health-wise. So how did my start or sit advice fare in hindsight?   Related: Adrian Peterson, Doug Martin, Arian Foster, Jonathan Stewart Injured - Which...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Jarvis Landry
Before we turn our focus to the fantasy wide receiver and tight end landscape in Week 3, let’s take a quick look to see how my start/sit advice for Week turned out.   Good Calls... Start Travis Benjamin (23.4 fantasy points) –...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Rex Ryan
It's Week 3 of the NFL season and it's desperation time for the 0-2 teams. According to Showtime's "Inside the NFL," only three teams since 1990 have made the playoffs despite starting 0-3. Some of these winless teams were...
Matt Josephs
1 year ago
Matt Forte
When it comes to your Week 3 fantasy football preparations, don’t overlook the usefulness of flex rankings. While it’s not a straightforward “star or sit” column or article, these rankings can help you answer any tough...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Graham Gano
Depending on league scoring, Dan Bailey is the No. 2 fantasy kicker so far this season. While two weeks is a small sample size, he has historically been great for fantasy owners. In 2015, he only missed two field goals. He has yet to miss one in...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Ndamukong Suh
Even though Seattle is still looking for its first defensive touchdown of the season, the Seahawks remains as the top-ranked fantasy defense/special team s (DST) for Week 3. In Week 1, they allowed 10 points; in Week 2, they allowed nine points....
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Drew Brees
Drew Brees is typically a wise fantasy quarterback starting option regardless of where he plays, but there's even more reason to like him in Week 3. He had an amazing Week 1, throwing for 423 yards and a touchdown, and while Week 2 wasn...
Sarah Lewis
1 year ago
Charles Sims
So did every fantasy-relevant running back go down with an injury in Week 2 or it did it just seem that way? In case you missed the carnage here are the main casualties: Adrian Peterson (torn meniscus), Doug Martin (hamstring), Arian Foster (...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Greg Olsen
Raise your hand if you thought after two weeks Trey Burton would have more fantasy points among tight ends than Rob Gronkowski, Zach Ertz, Coby Fleener or Gary Barnidge. That somewhat sums up how the story has played out at the position thus far...
Michael Horvath
1 year ago
Stefon Diggs
Week 3 has nearly arrived, which means it another round of fantasy wide receiver rankings. I am not embarrassed to say that these and other positional rankings get tweaked up until kickoff so if you are reading this before the games...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Julian Edelman
Bill O’Brien returns to his old haunt in New England for the first time to face old mentor Bill Belichick and the Patriots in another juicy primetime matchup on "Thursday Night Football." The pair met last year in December at...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago
J.J. Watt
Two weeks into the NFL season and eight teams sit at 2-0. Some of them, such as Denver, New England, Houston and Pittsburgh, aren’t that surprising given their respective outlooks headed into this season.   But there have been some...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jarvis Landry
Before we dig into my Week 3 top plays and optimal lineups for daily fantasy football on FanDuel and DraftKings or whatever DFS site you use, let's address the disappointment that Week 2 produced.   Unfortunately, my...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day.   The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
1 year ago
Larry Fitzgerald
Eight teams moved to 2-0 in yet another wild weekend of NFL action that had a little bit of everything on the field. Parity seems to be the name of the game across the NFL so early in the season but some big moves were made after Week 2 thanks to...
Bryan Fischer
1 year ago

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