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Wally’s World – Week 4

Week 3 is nearly in the books and we saw some huge performances on Sunday.

A quick glance shows that six wide receivers posted two touchdowns and 13 went for more than 100 yards receiving.

Oh yeah, and one went for better than 200 receiving yards. (A.J. Green)

Running backs had some big games as well with six rushing for at least two touchdowns and three different backs rushing for three scores.

Eight running backs also ran for at least 100 yards.

Wow.

So let’s take a quick look at the things that old Uncle Waldo found interesting this week.

What a treat to watch Steve Smith and A.J. Green have huge weeks in the Baltimore-Cincinnati tilt.

Games like that are such fun to watch from a fantasy standpoint and one of the many reasons I love this game.

Speaking of Smith, he has a great matchup this Thursday night against a weak Pittsburgh secondary.

If Dorial Green-Beckham is available on your league’s waiver wire, go and get him. [Editor’s Note: Is it too early to regret dealing him for Josh Gordon in a dynasty league?]

You’ll thank me later as his role in the offense is expanding week to week.

Devonta Freeman is a dynamic player and was way better than I had thought he’d be this week (wait … I think he just scored again). Hey, I will always admit when I’m wrong. I was really wrong!

Once Tevin Coleman returns, Atlanta will have a great one-two punch at running back.

Raise your hand if you predicted Chris Thompson was the Washington running back to start in Week 3.

Yeah, right.

At least the New York Giants were true to their word when they mentioned getting Rueben Randle more involved in the offense.

I maintain my contempt for Thursday Night Football. The games are generally sloppy and hard to watch. [Editor’s Note: Readers, please forgive Uncle Waldo. Thursday is his date night and it’s 2-for-1 at the Old Country Buffet.]

Yes, now I am going on the porch and yell at the neighbor kids. “Hey you! Get off of my lawn!”

Nice game by Washington linebacker Keenan Robinson. He had more tackles Thursday night than in his first two games combined.

This is the Greg Olsen we have all been waiting for. OK, two games is not exactly a long wait but his owners sure are happy this week.

How much do Adrian Peterson owners hate fullback Zach Line today?

A lot. But Peterson still had a great day.

This just in … the Philadelphia Eagles are not dead yet.

That offense is still nowhere near what it was the last two seasons but they did get a win. No, Sam Bradford is not even close to a weekly starting option. [Editor’s Note: Thank you for not mentioning Nelson Agholor.]

Hate to see Ben Roethlisberger go down the way he did. Hopefully the 4-6 weeks report is on the money.

Looks like it is Michael Vick time for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This is going to be fun to watch. Buckle your seatbelts, Steelers fans.

So it looks like LeGarrette Blount is going to be all right in this pass-happy New England offense.

Is the clock ticking on ‘Cinderella’ story Dion Lewis? [Editor’s Note: Or, did Blount just come on once the game was in hand in order to keep the injury-prone Lewis fresh for another day?]

It may be as James White saw some snaps in passing situations. Of course, it’s tough to gauge when the game is such a blowout.

I am awarding the first ever Wally’s World, “I got pummeled like Matthew Staffordaward to Philip Rivers this week. Ouch.

Look at Alfred Blue topping the 130-yard rushing mark this week with a score!

OK, now go to the bench as soon as Arian Foster returns and please let that be Week 4.

So, Antonio Andrews is now the running back we want from the Tennessee Titans, eh?

Nah, we don’t want a running back from the Titans.

That huge sigh of relief we hear is from all the Indianapolis Colts fans after they barely beat the Titans.

All the worried faces we see are Andrew Luck owners because he’s still turning the ball over a ton. [Editor’s Note: I’m not sure if I want to trade Luck in my dynasty league because of his terrible play or that terrible beard.]

At least Frank Gore finally got on track and that was good to see.

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Colts RB Frank Gore.

About Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin