Week 3 is quite possibly the most important week of the Fantasy Football Season. There is a monumental difference between being 1-2 at the end of this week and 0-3. Furthermore, think about the big emotional difference in being 2-1 as opposed to 1-2? Not to mention that this is the last week until basically the Fantasy Playoffs where each team is playing. The next time this happens is Week 13! So, let’s sit back and take a look at who should be in & out of our lineups this week as told by the Week 3 Rankings:
It’s going to seem egotistical but I really hope that you guys pay close attention to my rankings this week as opposed to some of the others that are out there. It amazes me every damn year how dramatic Fantasy Analysts change their mind on players based on a one week performance. But every year heading into week 2 you will notice rankings in which all of the big performers from week 1 are somehow included. It is called chasing and it literally disgusts me to my very core. As you will see in my Week 2 Rankings I am predicting comeback weeks for players like David Wilson, James Jones and Stevan Ridley while others are hyping up Julius Thomas, Joique Bell and Terrelle Pryor. You will thank me later for keeping my sanity in a world of front runners and chasers I can guarantee you that. Here are the Week 2 Rankings:
Is it wise to have one of the few teams with nothing to play for at the top of the rankings this week? The Texans are pretty much locked into their playoff position, so how much they will play their running back this week remains to be seen against the division rival Titans. Am I crazy to have a Buffalo Bill at the second ranked guy of the week? I would also like to take this time to apologize to Maurice Jones-Drew for doubting him all season long. Despite not having another credible player on the offensive side of the ball, MJD has put up an amazing season and I was dead wrong on him this year. Can Marshawn Lynch do it one more time? Can Toby Gerhart fill in for AP like he has most of the second half of the season? What should you expect from Chris Johnson in the last week of his worst season to date? This is all she wrote this week and why it is most important to read the running back rankings.
It seems like the perfect storm. The Colts' disastrous run defense, the Texans perfect running game, this could be ugly on Thursday Night Football. My least favorite nickname, "Shady" McCoy continues to rack up the TDs as he remains at the top of the list as well. What do you expect from Chris Johnson this week? Is now when Adrian Peterson gets back to normal? Can Ryan Mathews keep his hot streak going? It is likely for all the marbles this week so be sure before you set your lineups to come back and view the Week 16 running back rankings.
It is a popular player from 2011 at the top of the list, but it is the number one guy from 2009-2010 who is right back towards the top of the list. That would be Chris Johnson who has one of the juiciest matchups against the Colts. I would also like to point out that my ranking of Felix Jones this week is merely due to his matchup. I hate Felix Jones and I don't think he is a viable every week fantasy player, but damn the Buccaneers are awful. Hell, they gave up 41 points to the JAGUARS! We will welcome back Adrian Peterson be back this week, and it is time to find out if he will go right back to the roll he was on before the injury. Will Rashard Mendenhall be able to run against San Francisco? What about rookie Roy Helu? Will his dominance continue? This and so much more is answered right here in your Fantasy Alarm running back rankings.
I guess twelve weeks was enough of a preseason for Chris Johnson, huh? After holding out most of the exhibition season, Johnson got off to a horrendous, but all of a sudden he is the hottest running back in fantasy football. What can we expect from him this week against the Saints? Did you notice who else got carries for the Redskins last week outside of Roy Helu? The answer is no one! Finally, it appears that Mike Shanahan has pulled his head out of his ass and is going to give this kid the chance to start for the rest of the season and he is must start in fantasy regardless of the matchup, especially in PPR leagues. Can the two biggest running back surprises, Marshawn Lynch and Willis McGahee, continue this tear that they are on now that they have led you to the fantasy playoffs? Or are they going to remember who they are and abandon you when you need them most? How many fantasy points will Ray Rice rack up against Indy? Can DeMarco Murray bounce back? How will Shonn Greene follow up his hat trick of touchdowns? The answers are all below in the running back rankings.
It’s about time Chris Johnson! After frustrating fantasy owners for 12 weeks, Johnson finally looked like the player that was deserving of such a high draft choice in week 12 against the Titans. Beanie Wells also broke out last week rushing for over 200 yards. But can he repeat his performance this week against the Cowboys with a nagging leg injury? Can Ray Rice take advantage of the Browns poor run defense? Will San Francisco finally allow a rushing touchdown? Can you trust Mike Shanahan when he says that Roy Helu will be the starter? Can we start to list Tim Tebow as a running back? Check out the running back rankings to make the best roster decisions.
The big running back news of the week is the Bills loss of Fred Jackson for the season, so now we will see what former first round pick C.J. Spiller is made out of. And what about the chances of Tashard Choice now that he is on his third team this season. What are the chances of Adrian Peterson playing this week? I'm telling you to forget about it now, but who carries the ball in Minnesota, you might be suprised who is on these rankings from the Vikings because it certainly won't be Toby Gerhart people. Before you carve out that Thanksgiving turkey, be sure to have all of your lineups set for this week and don't miss the Week 12 running back rankings.
The man in the Windy City is back at the top of the rankings for the first time in a few weeks, as Forte is having a magical season, but what about this guy in the picture? Our colleague at Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio had himself a hell of a game in Week 10 against the Colts, and now the question for the Magic 8 Ball Rankings are, can he do it again? More questions for the Magic 8 Ball are: Will Felix Jones ever touch the ball again for the Cowboys? (he shouldn't), Is the magic of the Buffalo Bills season and that of Fred Jackson wearing off? (not for Fred Jackson, but yes for the Bills), Is Chris Johnson officially back? (too cloudy to tell yet), and does Tiffany want to go to the dance with me on Friday? (signs pointing to no!) Damn it! Stupid 8 ball. Well, you can still get some good news about your roster from the Week 11 running back rankings.
The Texans have just been opening gaping holes for their running backs, and that is why you will find Arian Foster at the top of the list this week. Fantasy players also welcome back Adrian Peterson with open arms from his bye week as that was quite a hole for you to fill on your roster. Don't forget that there is a game this Thursday night, but unfortunately for you Darren McFadden owners, your guy won't be back this week either. However, his opponent, the Chargers will be welcoming their starter Ryan Mathews back, although who knows what to expect from him. Can Frank Gore continue his amazing season? Will DeMarco Murray further cement himself as the starter in Dallas? Will Roy Helu take the bull by the horns and establish himself the starter in Washington? We all know how hard that is these days. There is no team on a bye this week so you all have your full complement on backs, so you all probably have decisions to make on who to start, so it is so important for you to check out the running back rankings.