Week 3 Fantasy Football MVP Predictions

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Sep 15, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Eagles won 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

• Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars (1 p.m. ET)
Trent Richardson, RB (Indianapolis)
Richardson has been dismal so far this year, but due to playing the Jaguars this week, he could be fantasy relevant this week. The Jaguars are horrible, and the Colts are going to be ahead in the game early. Richardson should be in a situation where the Colts are pounding the ball to kill the clock, and he will benefit from the garbage time touches.
Projection: 90 yards,1 TD

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• Oakland Raiders at New England Patriots (1 p.m. ET)
Aaron Dobson, WR (New England)
Dobson has had one reception so far this year; he was inactive for week one. Dobson spent most of the offseason rehabbing from foot surgery, and he finally got some runs in week two. Dobson represented what the Patriots’ offense is lacking, and that’s the prototypical deep threat on the outside of the offense. Last year, during Dobson’s rookie season, he produced WR2 numbers. I expect Tom Brady to start giving Dobson some targets this week.
Projection: 3 receptions, 80 yards

• San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (4:05 p.m. ET)

Sep 14, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) rushes for a gain against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Levi

Colin Kaepernick, QB (San Francisco)
This going to be a tough game for San Francisco’s offense, but Kaepernick’s rushing ability will help score fantasy points against the Cardinals’ stout defense.
Projection: 220 yards passing, 1 TD; 40 yards rushing, 1 TD

• Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks (4:25 p.m. ET)
Julius Thomas, TE (Denver)
Seattle allowed Chargers TE Antonio Gates to score three TDs last weekend. Denver is going to test Seattle’s defense to see if last week was a fluke or if they inefficient at covering the tight end.
Projection: 6 receptions, 80 yards, TD

• Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins (4:25 p.m. ET)
Knile Davis, RB (Kansas City)
Jamaal Charles may not be playing this week due to a high ankle sprain he suffered last week against the Broncos. Davis will get the bulk of the carries if Charles is out.
Projection: 85 yards, one rushing TD

• Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers (8:30 p.m.)
Cam Newton, QB (Carolina)
Newton threw for 281 yards against a stout Detroit Lions defense. At home, against the Steelers, I can see him putting up the same fantasy production.
Prediction: 300 yards, 2 TDs

Monday, Sept 22
• Chicago Bears at New York Jets (8:30 p.m.)
Alshon Jeffery, WR (Chicago)
Jeffery’s teammate, Brandon Marshall, went off for three touchdowns against the 49ers. This week, it will be Jeffery’s turn to make his presence felt.
Projection: 6 receptions, 95 yards, 2 TD