Michael Beller

Fantasy Player Projections: Week 3

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New York Jets
Buffalo Bills
MetLife Stadium | Sunday, Sep. 22 | 04:25 PM EST (CBS)

Buffalo Bills

    1. EJ Manuel
    2. EJ
    3. PASS YDS254
    4. PASS TD1
    5. INT0
    6. RUSH YDS36
    7. RUSH TD0

    Manuel appears to be getting it very early in his NFL career. He threw for 296 yards and 7.6 yards per attempt last week, and is a real factor in two-QB leagues.

    1. C.J. Spiller
    2. C.J.
    3. RUSH YDS94
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS40
    6. REC TD1

    Spiller ran for 103 yards on 16 carries and caught four passes for 26 yards last week. Even against a Jets defense that has shut down Doug Martin and Stevan Ridley, I think Spiller will have a day.

    1. Fred Jackson
    2. Fred
    3. RUSH YDS42
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS31
    6. REC TD0

    Jackson totaled 53 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown last week, and looks like a flex play even though he's second fiddle to C.J. Spiller.

    1. Stevie Johnson
    2. Stevie
    3. REC YDS102
    4. REC TD0

    Johnson had a huge day, posting eight receptions for 111 yards and the game-winning TD. I think he's a WR2 for the rest of the year.

    1. Robert Woods
    2. Robert
    3. REC YDS32
    4. REC TD0

    Woods could be worth a speculative add. He had four catches on six tagers for 68 yards last week.

    1. T.J. Graham
    2. T.J.
    3. REC YDS18
    4. REC TD0

    One taget Week 1, three targets Week 2. Stay away.

    1. Scott Chandler
    2. Scott
    3. REC YDS17
    4. REC TD0

    Chandler caught three passes for just 10 yards, and doesn't look like much of a fantasy option.

    1. Dan Carpenter
    2. Dan
    3. PAT1
    4. FG3

    Carpenter went 3-for-4 on field goals last week, including one from 55 yards. In what should be a defensive struggle, I like him to have a big fantasy day.

    1. Buffalo Bills
    2. PTS ALLOWED13
    3. SACKS4
    4. INT2
    5. TD0

    The Bills played a great game defensively last week, sacking Cam Newton six times, intercepting him once and limiting him to 6.0 yards per attempt. They're a great stream option this week.

New York Jets

    1. Geno Smith
    2. Geno
    3. PASS YDS194
    4. PASS TD0
    5. INT2
    6. RUSH YDS17
    7. RUSH TD0

    Smith struggled against the Patriots, throwing three interceptions and looking confused for most of the game. He's not a fantasy option no matter your format.

    1. Bilal Powell
    2. Bilal
    3. RUSH YDS59
    4. RUSH TD1
    5. REC YDS26
    6. REC TD0

    Powell had 70 yards and a touchdown on 15 touches against the Patriots. He's a fringe flex option.

    1. Chris Ivory
    2. Chris
    3. RUSH YDS51
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS0
    6. REC TD0

    Ivory racked up 52 yards on 12 carries and would be a decent flex player if Bilal Powell got hurt.

    1. Jeremy Kerley
    2. Jeremy
    3. REC YDS65
    4. REC TD0

    Kerley's expected back after missing Week 2 with a concussion.

    1. Stephen Hill
    2. Stephen
    3. REC YDS33
    4. REC TD0

    Hill definitely has some big-play ability, and he showed it in catching four passes for 86 yards last week.

    1. Santonio Holmes
    2. Santonio
    3. REC YDS27
    4. REC TD0

    Holmes had three receptions for 51 yards but there couldn't be a more lackluster receiver in the fantasy game.

    1. Kellen Winslow
    2. Kellen
    3. REC YDS37
    4. REC TD0

    Winslow had just three catches for 16 yards last week, proving that he isn't worth owning given all the reliable options at tight end in today's NFL.

    1. Nick Folk
    2. Nick
    3. PAT1
    4. FG2

    Folk is 4-for-4 on field goals this year, and should produce a nice fantasy day going up against a solid Buffalo defense.

    1. New York Jets
    2. PTS ALLOWED16
    3. SACKS2
    4. INT0
    5. TD0

    The Jets allowed just 13 points to the Patriots, but I'd attribute that to the Patriots shaky offense as much as to the Jets. You should be able to find a better option this week.

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