Last week was a great one for my fantasy studs as Trent Edwards, Brent Celek, Ryan Longwell and the Broncos defense all had very good games. In terms of fantasy numbers, this appears that it will be the year of the quarterback. Already seven quarterbacks have four touchdowns or more while 11 have thrown for over 500 yards. Here are my week three fantasy studs.
QB: Eli Manning vs Buccaneers: This could be a huge game for Manning as his chemistry with his receivers is improving by the week and the Bucs secondary has continued to struggle. Expect around 260 yards and three touchdowns.
RB: Ray Rice vs Browns: Even though he isn’t getting touchdowns, Rice has put up solid numbers the first two weeks. Now he plays a Browns defense that is 31st in the league against the run. Rice has history against the Browns as well as he ran for over 150 yards in one game against them last year. Expect around 130 total yards and a touchdown.
WR: Mario Manningham vs Buccaneers: If you have noticed a trend, this is the second week in a row I have picked a quarterback receiver tandem going against the Bucs. That is because they have proven to be very vulnerable to the big play. Manningham who was one of the hottest waiver wire pickups this week, is the Giants biggest deep threat. Expect around 90 yards and a touchdown.
TE: Dustin Keller vs Titans: Keller has already proven that he is one of Mark Sanchez’s favorite targets and should have a big game against the struggling Titans pass defense. Expect around 80 yards and a touchdown.
K: David Akers vs Chiefs: The Chiefs defense has really struggled this year which should equal a good amount of attempts for Akers. Expect around two field goals and three extra points.
Def: Texans vs Jaguars: The Texans defense hasn’t been very strong so far this year, but they could have a pretty good game against a young Jaguars offensive line. Look for Mario Williams to be around David Garrard early and often. Expect around 3 sacks and an interception.