University of Phoenix Stadium | Sunday, September 26 | 4:15 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Cardinals 24, Raiders 13
145 pass yards, 2 INTCampbell was replaced by Bruce Gradkowksi at halftime in Week 2, but he has not been removed from the starting role just yet. Still, the early removal should lead fantasy players in another direction, even in 2-QB leagues.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 85 rush yards, 1 rush TDMcFadden is coming off a 145-yard performance in Week 2, and he will face a Cardinals defense this week that is 31st in the league in stopping the run. Expect a big game from McFadden, even if Michael Bush suits up.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 30 rush yardsBush has yet to play this season and will again be a gametime decision in Week 3. Even if he gets on the field, expect him to play a secondary role to Darren McFadden.
3 rec, 30 yardsMurphy is the only Raider receiver to catch a touchdown pass this season and currently leads the team in receiving. Murphy really took off when Bruce Gradkowski entered the game in Week 2, so pay attention to who starts at QB for Oakland this week.
3 rec, 35 yardsHeyward-Bey had the best game of his career in Week 2, but he needs to produce on a consistent basis before being an option in most leagues.
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1 rec, 15 yardsHiggins has one catch through two games this season. Look elsewhere.
4 rec, 45 yardsMiller has been only average through two weeks and may be used in pass blocking often in Week 3, so don't expect a big performance against Arizona.
1 PAT, 2 FGsJanikowski reached double figures in points in Week 2, but don't expect him to repeat that in what figures to be a low-scoring game.
2 sacks, 1 INTThe Raiders have forced just one turnover this season; so though they are ranked in the top 10 right now in terms of yards allowed, other defenses will provide more fantasy production.
190 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INTThe Raiders have a strong pass defense, so Anderson is not a very good option for Week 3. He will not be more than a second quarterback in 2-QB leagues.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TDA knee injury has cost Wells the first two weeks, and he will have to practice this week in order to play against Oakland. If Wells suits up, expect him to share the load with Tim Hightower.
5 rec, 45 rec yards, 25 rush yards, 1 rush TDHightower ran for over 100 yards in Week 2, but most of his production came on one long run. Hightower's value for Week 3 will directly depend on Chris Wells' status, but he does have a nice matchup nonetheless.
5 rec, 70 yards, 1 TDThough Kurt Warner is no longer around, Fitzgerald has had two decent weeks thus far. The Raiders are fifth in the league in pass defense, so expect the same in Week 3.
4 rec, 55 yardsBreaston had a quiet Week 2 performance, and given the state of the Cardinals' passing game, he remains a fringe third receiver in most leagues.
1 rec, 10 yardsPatrick has only caught one pass in two games this season. Look for other tight end options.
3 PATs, 1 FGNeither the Cardinals or the Raiders have scored more than 20 points in a game this season, so don't expect much from Feely this week.
3 sacks, 2 INTThe Cardinals defense was ran -- and passed -- over in Week 2 against Atlanta. The Raiders don't have an explosive offense, but they should be able to run against a defense ranked 31st in the league in run defense.