Fantasy Player Projections

 
Wide Receivers
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1bengalsA.J. Green

A.J. Green

6 rec, 104 yards, rec TD

Green now resides in the same neighborhood as Calvin Johnson, where elite receivers produce in good weeks and bad. Last year Green hauled in five passes for 90 yards against the Jaguars. Just another walk in the park …

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2texansAndre Johnson

Andre Johnson

6 rec, 101 yards, rec TD

Tennessee allows 8.3 yards per attempt and an opposing receiver has gained 100 or more yards receiving in each of the past two weeks. Johnson was quiet against Denver. He won't be this week.

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3giantsVictor Cruz

Victor Cruz

6 rec, 98 yards, rec TD

How is this for efficient: Last year Cruz had 238 yards and three touchdowns in two games against the Eagles –- on just nine catches (26.4 yards per catch).

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4lionsCalvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

6 rec, 97 yards, rec TD

Johnson has caught eight touchdowns in nine career games against the Vikings, including two in the first meeting last year.

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5cowboysMiles Austin

Miles Austin

7 rec, 92 yards, rec TD

Austin has been a big-play magnet for this offense, and should take advantage of a Bears defense that will pay more attention to Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Austin caught 10 balls the last time he faced Chicago (2010).

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6packersJordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson

7 rec, 91 yards, rec TD

Nelson was helpless against the Seahawks' coverage Monday night. He was shut out down the field and double-covered on sideline routes. That won’t happen two weeks in a row.

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7falconsJulio Jones

Julio Jones

7 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

After struggling to get open in Week 2, Jones returned to the end zone in Week 3. He caught five passes for 67 yards and a score at San Diego. The Falcons' offense is a fantasy powerhouse right now.

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8patriotsBrandon Lloyd

Brandon Lloyd

8 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Lloyd had his best game as a Patriot so far, with nine catches for 108 yards at Baltimore. He still hasn't made it into the end zone, but he remains a great fantasy starter in Week 4 at Buffalo.

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9chiefsDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

6 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

The Chiefs did what they could to get Bowe the ball in Week 3 against the Saints, but he was only able to catch seven of his 16 targets, for 79 yards. That's two weeks now with at least 15 targets. He had four catches in each of his games against San Diego last year.

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10patriotsWes Welker

Wes Welker

6 rec, 85 yards, rec TD

One week after the Patriots lost tight end Aaron Hernandez to injury, Tom Brady reconnected with Welker for his best game of the season. Welker caught eight passes for a team-high 142 yards at Baltimore. Keep him active, as rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated.

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11ravensTorrey Smith

Torrey Smith

5 rec, 81 yards, rec TD

There wasn't a soul watching Sunday night who wasn't touched by Smith's tribute to his brother. Aside from that story, Smith has long been growing into a stud fantasy receiver, and is clearly the best big-play weapon at Joe Flacco's disposal.

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12titansKenny Britt

Kenny Britt

6 rec, 81 yards, rec TD

In his last meeting against Houston, Britt caught six balls for 128 yards. He has already shaken off the rust from spending a year away with 11 targets last week, and his ankle is improving. It won't be long before he is a top-tier fantasy receiver again.

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13falconsRoddy White

Roddy White

6 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

White was held out of the end zone in Week 3 at San Diego, but he did catch five passes for 55 yards. Despite Julio Jones being the better playmaker, White remains a solid top-20 fantasy receiver in Week 4. He currently has more catches and yards than Jones.

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14ramsDanny Amendola

Danny Amendola

8 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

After a big Week 2 with 15 catches, Amendola caught five passes for 66 yards (on nine targets) at Chicago in Week 3. The Rams barely went to him in the first half. He's still worth a look at the flex position against Seattle in Week 4.

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15cardinalsLarry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

7 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

Finally, owners who took Fitzgerald as the No. 2 fantasy wide receiver in their draft were rewarded. The Cards' star had nine catches against the Eagles for 114 yards and a touchdown, and hopefully, there's more to come. The Dolphins don't have a strong secondary, so Fitzgerald could duplicate these efforts.

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16panthersSteve Smith

Steve Smith

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

The Panthers' lead receiver caught four passes for 86 yards against the Giants in Week 2. In two games against Atlanta last season, Smith had 11 catches for 191 yards. He's a good start once again.

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17billsStevie Johnson

Stevie Johnson

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Johnson caught seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown at Cleveland in Week 3, and he now has a touchdown in three straight games. He caught a touchdown pass in his first three games last year, too, as well as a touchdown in each game against the Patriots.

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18chargersMalcom Floyd

Malcom Floyd

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

The Chargers' top receiver caught three passes for 52 yards against the Falcons in Week 3. The San Diego passing game is struggling right now, but Floyd is still worth using as a flex or WR3 in most formats. He has 17 targets in the past two weeks.

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19jetsSantonio Holmes

Santonio Holmes

7 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Holmes had one of his best fantasy days in some time, with nine catches for 147 yards against Miami in Week 3. But the Jets won't play the Dolphins again until Week 8. Sit him against a strong Niners defense.

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20buccaneersVincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

7 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Jackson caught one pass for 29 yards against Dallas despite being targeted seven times in Week 3. Luckily, the Redskins' pass defense has allowed 10 passing touchdowns and it could cure Tampa Bay’s passing problems.

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21bearsBrandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

5 rec, 71 yards, rec TD

Marshall had 103 yards and a touchdown on Thanksgiving against Dallas last year. Of course, that Cowboys team didn't have Brandon Carr or Morris Claiborne. It might be wise for Marshall owners to trim their expectations a tad.

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2249ersMichael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

7 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Crabtree posted 40 yards receiving at Minnesota, but he did it on six catches, which is more palatable for owners in PPR leagues. He might never score double-digit touchdowns in a season, but a 100-catch campaign could be a possibility with the right quarterback. Keep him active against a Revis-less Jets defense in Week 4.

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23dolphinsBrian Hartline

Brian Hartline

6 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Despite getting nine targets in Week 3, Hartline hauled in one long Ryan Tannehill throw for 41 yards. Hartline still hasn't caught a touchdown pass in three games, and the Cardinals will likely keep that streak alive.

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24broncosDemaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

6 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Thomas caught three passes for 34 yards, even though he was thrown to 11 times in the Broncos' Week 3 game against Houston. He should bounce back in Week 4 against Oakland, which ranks 26th against the pass.

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25raidersDenarius Moore

Denarius Moore

5 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Moore caught five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown at Denver in Week 3, and he was targeted a team-high 10 times. Finally healthy, Moore could become a big weapon for Carson Palmer. Consider him a flex at this point.

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26redskinsPierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon

5 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

The Redskins' top receiver remains sidelined with a foot injury. The team is optimistic he might play in Week 4 against Tampa Bay, which is a great matchup for Garcon, and fantasy owners should be prepared to get him back in their lineups. RGIII still hasn't had a full game with his playmaker.

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27saintsLance Moore

Lance Moore

4 rec, 63 yards, rec TD

Moore has been one of fantasy's best surprises to date -– top 10 in yards per catch, top 25 in receiving yards -– and he could be the Saints' best option this week against a Green Bay team that struggles to defend the middle of the field.

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28seahawksGolden Tate

Golden Tate

5 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

Tate caught three passes for 68 yards against the Packers in Week 3, but two of those catches were for touchdowns (at least, according to the replacement referees). The Rams have allowed two touchdown passes this season, and Tate is not yet consistent enough to rely on in fantasy.

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29broncosEric Decker

Eric Decker

5 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

Decker caught a team-high eight passes for 136 yards in Week 3, but he was still unable to score a touchdown against Houston. He should have another solid game in Week 3 against Oakland, the 26th-ranked pass defense in the NFL.

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30jaguarsJustin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon

4 rec, 56 yards, rec TD

Forgive Blackmon for his one-catch, seven-yard effort last week; only one Jacksonville wide receiver caught two or more passes against Indianapolis (Kevin Elliott, with two for 24 yards). With Laurent Robinson questionable (concussion), Blackmon could become the No. 1 receiver in this offense –- for what it's worth.

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31buccaneersMike Williams

Mike Williams

4 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

The third-year wide receiver had a quiet Week 3, like most of the other Buccaneers, catching two passes for 33 yards against Dallas. The Redskins have a horrible pass defense, so things are looking up for Williams in Week 4.

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32raidersRod Streater

Rod Streater

4 rec, 45 yards, rec TD

Streater should step in if Darrius Heyward-Bey is unable to play, as he's an interesting deep flex player in larger leagues because he'll get a lot of Carson Palmer's attention.

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33billsDonald Jones

Donald Jones

3 rec, 35 yards, rec TD

After catching one pass for minus-one yard in Week 2, Jones got back into positive yardage with five grabs for 42 yards at Cleveland in Week 3. The Bills might have to rely on the passing game more in Week 4 if C.J. Spiller (shoulder) can't play.

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34cardinalsAndre Roberts

Andre Roberts

4 rec, 35 yards, rec TD

Roberts caught three passes for 55 yards against the Eagles in Week 3, with six targets. But he remained scoreless on the season and should remain a fantasy free agent in most leagues.

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35vikingsPercy Harvin

Percy Harvin

8 rec, 89 yards

Harvin does it all. He leads the league in catches and ranks among the top 10 in targets and yards. He has carried eight times, still returns kicks, and he's consistent. The only thing he doesn't do is score.

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36packersGreg Jennings

Greg Jennings

6 rec, 84 yards

Against Seattle, Jennings showed no effects from the injury that held him out of Week 2. He was the Packers' most targeted receiver (10) and had a touchdown catch overturned. Fantasy owners can hear him knocking.

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37giantsHakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks

4 rec, 67 yards

Nicks told reporters he is confident he'll be back for Week 4. We'll take him at his word. Even though he does not practice much he showed in Weeks 1 and 2 that he really doesn't need to.

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38saintsMarques Colston

Marques Colston

4 rec, 61 yards

The Packers have done a nice job on the outside against the likes of Brandon Marshall and Sidney Rice. Colston could be the next No. 1 receiver left in the cold by Green Bay.

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39cowboysDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

5 rec, 61 yards

Something isn't quite right when Bryant is averaging only 12.6 yards per catch and hasn't found the end zone. He's bordering on fantasy backup status at this point.

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40panthersBrandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell

5 rec, 60 yards

After breaking out in his first two games this season, LaFell was quieted with just one catch for 27 yards against the Giants. In two games against the Falcons in 2011, LaFell had just three catches for 40 yards.

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41jetsStephen Hill

Stephen Hill

4 rec, 55 yards

While the boxscore showed no yards on no catches against Miami, fantasy owners should know that the rookie was thrown to seven times, and he stayed on the field for as long as he could after suffering a knee and, later, a hamstring injury. He finally left the game, but not before an impressive (stat-less) showing.

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42vikingsJerome Simpson

Jerome Simpson

4 rec, 51 yards

The Vikings have been waiting for Simpson to return, as neither Michael Jenkins nor Devin Aromashodu has been able to help much on the outside. He'll see passes from Christian Ponder immediately.

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43eaglesDeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

3 rec, 50 yards

Jackson has been held without a touchdown catch in his last four games against the Eagles' archrival. This is a different Giants secondary, however –- one that has allowed 9.3 yards per passing attempt.

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44packersJames Jones

James Jones

3 rec, 48 yards

Jones is not the third wheel fantasy owners mistake him for. He is often the receiver Aaron Rodgers throws to on key downs, and he gets a fair number of red zone looks.

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45lionsNate Burleson

Nate Burleson

4 rec, 47 yards

The Vikings are vulnerable to secondary receivers (Mario Manningham led the 49ers in receiving last week, Donnie Avery led the Colts the week before). So far Burleson has the same number of targets as Julio Jones, Lance Moore and Malcom Floyd. Not bad.

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46packersRandall Cobb

Randall Cobb

3 rec, 47 yards

Cobb had a nice 20-yard run against the Seahawks –- Green Bay's longest run of the night -– but was of no use in the passing game. Against New Orleans, look for the Packers to go back to using Cobb in a variety of sets to keep the defense guessing.

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47chargersRobert Meachem

Robert Meachem

4 rec, 45 yards

It's not looking good for the former Saints receiver. He has yet to eclipse the 50-yard mark in any game –- and he hasn’t even totaled 100 yards on the season.

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48dolphinsDavone Bess

Davone Bess

5 rec, 45 yards

Bess had his best game of the season in Week 3 against the Jets, with five catches for 86 yards. Even so, he can't score and the Cardinals are a much improved defense.

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49bengalsAndrew Hawkins

Andrew Hawkins

4 rec, 43 yards

Hawkins was one of four Bengals receivers to catch a touchdown last week, marking the third straight week Hawkins has put up decent fantasy totals. He's still a fringe No. 5 fantasy wideout in most leagues, however, based on the number of snaps and targets he sees in this offense.

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50ravensAnquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

3 rec, 41 yards

Boldin has been held to less than 75 yards receiving in nine consecutive games. After leading the team in targets last year, he ranks fourth at present. It's not looking good for the almost 32-year-old receiver.

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51chiefsJon Baldwin

Jon Baldwin

3 rec, 40 yards

Baldwin hasn't taken the steps the Chiefs had hoped thus far, but with Dexter McCluster hampered, he could see more targets.

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52seahawksSidney Rice

Sidney Rice

4 rec, 40 yards

While Rice remains the best receiver on the Seahawks' roster, he caught just one pass for 22 yards in Week 3 against the Packers. The Rams have allowed two passing touchdowns this season, making Rice a good fantasy sit in Week 4.

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53ramsBrandon Gibson

Brandon Gibson

4 rec, 40 yards

Gibson, who tallied two grabs for 19 yards at Chicago, doesn't see enough targets to warrant using in fantasy play against Seattle.

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54redskinsLeonard Hankerson

Leonard Hankerson

3 rec, 40 yards

Hankerson started in place of Pierre Garcon (foot) against the Bengals in Week 3, and responded with four catches for 56 yards. If Garcon is able to start in Week 4 like the team hopes, then Hankerson is not worth owning anymore.

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55titansNate Washington

Nate Washington

2 rec, 39 yards

Don't get too excited about Washington’s 100-yard Week 3: 71 of his 112 yards came on his touchdown catch, and he was targeted just three times. The Texans eat receivers like Washington for breakfast.

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56bengalsArmon Binns

Armon Binns

2 rec, 39 yards

Binns made a nifty move to escape a defender last week and race for a 48-yard score. That's his only big play of the year. The Bengals are working Binns into more sets, but this team is built around A.J. Green, with few targets leftover for Andrew Hawkins, Binns and others.

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57giantsRamses Barden

Ramses Barden

3 rec, 38 yards

Barden's big day in Week 3 was the result of Hakeem Nicks' absence. Now Nicks is back. Barden should have control of the No. 3 receiver job now, but that doesn’t mean much in an offense where the top two receivers hog most of the footballs.

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58bearsAlshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery

3 rec, 38 yards

Jeffery has seen as many chances as Earl Bennett; he's just done more with those opportunities. This week, however, he is overmatched against a Cowboys coverage unit that will keep him contained.

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59eaglesJeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin

3 rec, 37 yards

Maclin missed last week and it disrupted the balance in the Eagles' passing game. Andy Reid told reporters Monday that he expects Maclin back for this week's game against New York, although fantasy owners might be best served waiting an extra week to see how well Maclin (hip) responds.

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60texansKevin Walter

Kevin Walter

3 rec, 34 yards

Walter made a nice move on a 52-yard touchdown catch last week, but was barely heard from the rest of the afternoon. That's what fantasy owners can expect most weeks (only without the long touchdown catch).

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61cowboysKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

2 rec, 33 yards

The last time Ogletree was on prime time TV he had the performance of his life. We're not betting on seeing an encore this week.

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62lionsTitus Young

Titus Young

2 rec, 31 yards

Some fantasy owners might be tempted to believe Young's Hail Mary catch will jump-start his stalled season. We don't see that being the case. Young saw roughly half as many passes as Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson and Brandon Pettigrew last week.

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63titansKendall Wright

Kendall Wright

3 rec, 31 yards

Wright just doesn't move the chains. He has been targeted 25 times but has averaged just 7.3 yards per catch. That number will improve as the year goes on, but not to a point to make him worthwhile.

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64jaguarsCecil Shorts

Cecil Shorts

2 rec, 31 yards

Shorts' numbers are misleading. He had 80 yards last week, but all of it came on one play -– one of just two balls thrown to him. He's too spotty to belong on a fantasy roster.

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65brownsMohamed Massaquoi

Mohamed Massaquoi

2 rec, 30 yards

Massaquoi has been the only Browns receiver worthy of fantasy consideration thus far. This week he may not even be that. His hamstring makes him a question mark for a Browns team trying to prepare for a short week.

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66brownsJosh Gordon

Josh Gordon

2 rec, 28 yards

The preseason hype surrounding Gordon has withered away in September; even fantasy owners forget it takes time for wide receivers to develop in the NFL, especially prospects as rusty as Gordon.

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67ravensJacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones

2 rec, 28 yards

Jones has flashed some big-play potential in his first year with Baltimore (21.9 yards per catch), but there are not enough balls to make him a viable fantasy prospect.

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68saintsDevery Henderson

Devery Henderson

2 rec, 28 yards

Henderson had a more productive day than Marques Colston in New Orleans' loss to Green Bay last season. In some games he shows up big like that; in most games he does not show at all.

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6949ersRandy Moss

Randy Moss

3 rec, 25 yards

Alex Smith threw to Moss six times in Moss' first visit back to his old stomping grounds in Week 3. Moss caught just three passes for 27 yards against the Vikings and got benched; it might be time to look elsewhere for fantasy help.

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70jaguarsLaurent Robinson

Laurent Robinson

2 rec, 24 yards

Robinson missed time last week with a concussion, and there is a strong possibility he will be held out of this contest. Even if he does suit up, he's not worth your consideration.

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71brownsGreg Little

Greg Little

2 rec, 21 yards

Forget about producing for fantasy owners: The talk is Little may not see the field if he doesn't put an end to all of the dropped passes.

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72vikingsMichael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

2 rec, 21 yards

Whatever fantasy value Jenkins had disappeared the instant Jerome Simpson came off suspension. Jenkins has averaged just more than 10 yards per reception. He has nothing to offer.

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73chiefsDexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster

0 rec, 0 yards

A shoulder injury kept McCluster from having a decent week against the Saints. In about one half of play, the diminutive receeiver had three catches and a fumble. Even when healthy, he's not making enough big plays to warrant using in fantasy.

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74raidersDarrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey

0 rec, 0 yards

Heyward-Bey endured a crushing hit to the helmet in Week 3 against the Steelers and had to be carted off the field. He left the hospital Monday, but the concussion could force him to sit out Week 4 at Denver.

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