Ballers of the Week
, RB Miami Dolphins: Brown exploded back into the fantasy picture in week three, accounting for five touchdowns! He ran in four and even threw for a score as his Dolphins dismantled the Patriots 38-13. Brown finished the day with 17 carries for 113 yards and one nine-yard reception, along with a 19-yard TD pass. This has to be enough proof for fantasy owners that Brown is fully recovered from his ACL injury, especially since he did this against
, WR Cincinnati Bengals: There was finally a good performance displayed by a wide out in
, QB New Orleans Saints: Brees was hitting on all cylinders in week three as he spread the ball around and delivered one great throw after another. He completed 39 of 48 passes for 421 yards and one touchdown, but Brees and his squad came up just short 34-32 to the Broncos. The good news here though is that the former Purdue Boilermaker had some time in the pocket to pick apart the bad
Busts of the Week
QB Cleveland Browns: As each week goes by it’s starting to look like last season was a fluke for
, RB Pittsburgh Steelers: Parker was non-existent on Sunday as he rushed for 20 yards on 13 carries. This had to be a letdown to fantasy owners after he showed such promise in the first two weeks of the season. To Parker’s defense, he did go up against a solid
, WR Houston Texans: The most underrated wideout in the NFL had one of those weeks that fantasy owners will want to forget. Johnson caught just two passes for 29 yards and dropped not one, but two touchdown passes. The good news here is that Johnson was targeted 10 times, but QB Matt Schaub could not get in a groove on Sunday as he threw three INT’s. Keep Johnson in your starting lineup no matter what because he is still one of the best receivers in the game and look for him to bounce back next week against the Colts. It was just one of those weeks where the offense was out of sync.
, RB Philadelphia Eagles: Buckhalter played most of week three and did a pretty good job for the Eagles after Brian Westbrook left the game early in the second quarter with an ankle injury. He ran the ball 10 times for 43 yards and had six receptions for 44 yards and a TD. Those numbers aren’t eye-popping, but they are steady enough to warrant a waiver pickup on him. The news in Philly is that Westbrook is day-to-day with an ankle strain, but is status for week four is still uncertain so go grab Buckhalter just in case Westbrook’s injury proves to be more serious.
, RB Houston Texans: The rookie out of
Keep on your Fantasy Radar
WR New Orleans Saints: If there’s one player who is a fantasy stud in the making, it is Robert Meachem. The Saints drafted Meachem in the first round last season and are bringing him into the offense slowly, but once he gets comfortable and gets his reps he could be a great receiver. He’s 6-2 and has good speed; the only problem is that he’s competing with a handful of other WR’s in
Must Start in Week Four
WR Kansas City Chiefs: Even though
Must Bench in Week Four
, RB Tennessee Titans: Johnson has been doing a great job so far this season, but he is really going to be tested against the Vikings defense in week four. He has run well against the Texans and Bengals the last two weeks, but Minnesota is a lot better against the run than either one of those two teams so bench Johnson if you have a better option.