Fantasy Football: Week 3 Studs-and-Duds

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Sep 15, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

RUNNING BACKS
Studs
Chris Johnson: He’s home against the San Diego Chargers, and the offensive line should be able to open up some lanes for him to run in against the Chargers’ weak defense, who allows an average of 110 yards a game on the ground.

Marshawn Lynch: He’s going against Jacksonville at home. Enough said.

Knowshon Moreno: Looks like he is taking back his role that he had last year. This left him a top 15 fantasy running back most weeks he started. Ball fumbled last week and is weak in pass protection, so look for Moreno to get more carries. I expect the Denver Broncos to have a large lead against the Raiders and should run out the clock at the end of the game.

DeAngelo Williams: He is getting the workload for Carolina Panthers, getting 17 and 22 carries in both games. He’s fifth in the league in rushing with 171 yards. He’s a great RB2 or flex option this week against the New York Giants.

Duds
Maurice Jones-Drew: Like I said before, you can’t start any Jaguars this week because they are playing Seattle, and that defense is going to tear Jacksonville’s offense apart. MJD suffered an ankle injury last week, and that may limit his workload as well.

James Starks: He’s the waiver wire flavor of the week at running back, but he’s facing the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense this week. If you picked up Starks, you may want to deal him to a team that needs a running back because Green Bay has a bye week four, and after that, Lacy should be back from his concussion.

Jacquizz Rodgers: Looks like Atlanta is going to do some sort of split between him and Jason Snelling. He’s facing the Miami Dolphins’ tough rushing defense, and he’s never had a high yardage per carry.

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