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Fantasy Football -- Week 3 rankings

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Fantasy Football -- Week 3 rankings

Just like that, two weeks are in the books. Not exactly high-level football to date, let's be honest.

Then again, fantasy football owners should largely be happy with the overall running back depth this season.

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Sleepers including Buck Allen, Tarik Cohen and Chris Carson have emerged and several teams have multiple viable options to date. Jordan Howard and Ezekiel Elliott owners aren't exactly thrilled at the moment. Understood. Hang tight, especially the Elliott faction, though I didn't love the Cowboys offense overall entering this season now that teams had a chance for a longer look at the Dak Prescott-led attack.

Meanwhile, passing game struggles with the Bengals, Giants and Redskins are a tad concerning, though A.J. Green and Odell Beckham owners should resist trade offers from those attempting to buy low.

What's going on with Alex Smith and the Chiefs actually seems sustainable considering the playmakers available -- Kareem Hunt, Tyreke Hill, Travis Kelce -- while the Eagles' heavy pass-run imbalance gives Carson Wentz weekly QB1 consideration. 

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Those with high-end tight ends are on edge after a rough Week 2 saw Greg Olsen exit with a multi-week foot injury while Rob Gronkowski and Jordan Reed owners hope their guys won't miss time.

Let's get to the Week 3 rankings and note those higher -- Carson Wentz, Jay Ajayi, Buck Allen, Chris Thompson, Kelvin Benjamin, J.J. Nelson, Hunter Henry  -- and lower than normal. Check back for updates or hit me up on Twitter -- @benstandig -- with questions. ​

Quarterbacks

1.  Aaron Rodgers, GB
 
2.  Tom Brady, NE
 
3.  Matt Ryan, ATL
 
4.  Cam Newton, CAR
 
5.  Derek Carr, OAK
 
6.  Matthew Stafford, DET
 
7.  Drew Brees, NO
 
8.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
 
9.  Russell Wilson, SEA
 
10.  Dak Prescott, DAL
 
11.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
 
12.  Carson Wentz, PHI

13.  Kirk Cousins, WAS
 
14.  Jameis Winston, TB
 
15.  Philip Rivers, LAC
 
16.  Alex Smith, KC
 
17.  Carson Palmer, ARI
 
18.  DeShone Kizer, CLE
 
19.  Sam Bradford, MIN
 
20.  Trevor Siemian, DEN
 
21.  Jay Cutler, MIA
 
22.  Andy Dalton, CIN
 
23.  Jacoby Brissett, IND
 
24.  Tyrod Taylor, BUF
 
25.  Eli Manning, NYG
 
26.  Joe Flacco, BAL
 
27.  Jared Goff, LAR
 
28.  Deshaun Watson, HOU
 
29.  Josh McCown, NYJ
 
30.  Blake Bortles, JAC
 
31.  Mike Glennon, CHI
 
32.  Brian Hoyer, SF

Running backs

1.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT
 
2.  Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
 
3.  Jay Ajayi, MIA
 
4.  Kareem Hunt, KC
 
5.  Todd Gurley, LAR
 
6.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
 
7.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
 
8.  Melvin Gordon, LAC
 
9.  Carlos Hyde, SF
 
10.  Ty Montgomery, GB
 
11.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
 
12.  Dalvin Cook, MIN
 
13.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK
 
14.  Leonard Fournette, JAC
 
15.  Mike Gillislee, NE
 
16.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE
 
17.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR
 
18.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR
 
19.  Lamar Miller, HOU
 
20.  Tarik Cohen, CHI
 
21.  Javorius Allen, BAL
 
22.  Ameer Abdullah, DET
 
23.  Chris Carson, SEA
 
24.  DeMarco Murray, TEN
 
25.  Jordan Howard, CHI
 
26.  Jacquizz Rodgers, TB
 
27.  Chris Thompson, WAS
 
28.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
 
29.  Mark Ingram, NO
 
30.  Frank Gore, IND
 
31.  Matt Forte, NYJ
 
32.  Samaje Perine, WAS
 
33.  Darren Sproles, PHI
 
34.  Joe Mixon, CIN
 
35.  Terrance West, BAL
 
36.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
 
37.  James White, NE
 
38.  Theo Riddick, DET
 
39.  Derrick Henry, TEN
 
40.  Chris Johnson, ARI
 
41.  Kerwynn Williams, ARI
 
42.  Duke Johnson, CLE
 
43.  Paul Perkins, NYG
 
44.  Giovani Bernard, CIN
 
45.  Alvin Kamara, NO
 
46.  Jamaal Charles, DEN
 
47.  Shane Vereen, NYG
 
48.  Jalen Richard, OAK
 
49.  D'Onta Foreman, HOU
 
50.  Marlon Mack, IND
 
51.  Wendell Smallwood, PHI
 
52.  Mike Tolbert, BUF
 
53.  Orleans Darkwa, NYG
 
54.  DeAndre Washington, OAK
 
55.  Chris Ivory, JAC
 
56.  Adrian Peterson, NO
 
57.  Andre Ellington, ARI
 
58.  Rex Burkhead, NE
 
59.  LeGarrette Blount, PHI
 
60.  Matt Breida, SF

Wide receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
 
2.  Julio Jones, ATL
 
3.  A.J. Green, CIN
 
4.  Mike Evans, TB
 
5.  Amari Cooper, OAK
 
6.  Michael Crabtree, OAK
 
7.  Michael Thomas, NO
 
8.  Kelvin Benjamin, CAR
 
9.  Brandin Cooks, NE
 
10.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
 
11.  Keenan Allen, LAC
 
12.  Davante Adams, GB
 
13.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
 
14.  Golden Tate, DET
 
15.  Dez Bryant, DAL
 
16.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
 
17.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
 
18.  Tyreek Hill, KC
 
19.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI
 
20.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
 
21.  Odell Beckham Jr., NYG
 
22.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
 
23.  Devante Parker, MIA
 
24.  Terrelle Pryor, WAS
 
25.  Randall Cobb, GB
 
26.  J.J. Nelson, ARI
 
27.  Adam Thielen, MIN
 
28.  Martavis Bryant, PIT
 
29.  Pierre Garcon, SF
 
30.  Jarvis Landry, MIA
 
31.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
 
32.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
 
33.  Chris Hogan, NE
 
34.  Jeremy Maclin, BAL
 
35.  Tyrell Williams, LAC
 
36.  Sammy Watkins, LAR
 
37.  DeSean Jackson, TB
 
38.  Allen Hurns, JAC
 
39.  Marqise Lee, JAC
 
40.  Rishard Matthews, TEN
 
41.  Jermaine Kearse, NYJ
 
42.  Cooper Kupp, LAR
 
43.  Marvin Jones, DET
 
44.  Devin Funchess, CAR
 
45.  Kenny Golladay, DET
 
46.  Ted Ginn, NO
 
47.  Rashard Higgins, CLE
 
48.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
 
49.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL
 
50.  Eric Decker, TEN
 
51.  Tyler Lockett, SEA
 
52.  Kendall Wright, CHI
 
53.  Danny Amendola, NE
 
54.  Jaron Brown, ARI
 
55.  Brandon Marshall, NYG
 
56.  Corey Davis, TEN
 
57.  Robby Anderson, NYJ
 
58.  Donte Moncrief, IND
 
59.  Jordan Matthews, BUF
 
60.  Mike Wallace, BAL
 
61.  Brandon Coleman, NO
 
62.  Kenny Stills, MIA
 
63.  Cole Beasley, DAL
 
64.  Nelson Agholor, PHI
 
65.  Marquise Goodwin, SF

Tight ends

1.  Rob Gronkowski, NE
 
2.  Travis Kelce, KC
 
3.  Zach Ertz, PHI
 
4.  Jordan Reed, WAS
 
5.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
 
6.  Delanie Walker, TEN
 
7.  Martellus Bennett, GB
 
8.  Eric Ebron, DET
 
9.  Jimmy Graham, SEA
 
10.  Coby Fleener, NO
 
11.  Jared Cook, OAK
 
12.  Hunter Henry, LAC
 
13.  Jason Witten, DAL
 
14.  Jack Doyle, IND
 
15.  Austin Hooper, ATL
 
16.  Charles Clay, BUF
 
17.  Evan Engram, NYG
 
18.  Tyler Eifert, CIN
 
19.  Julius Thomas, MIA
 
20.  Zach Miller, CHI
 
21.  Austin Seferian-Jenkins, NYJ
 
22.  Cameron Brate, TB
 
23.  Ed Dickson, CAR
 
24.  Jesse James, PIT
 
25.  Benjamin Watson, BAL

Kickers

1.  Matt Bryant, ATL
 
2.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
 
3.  Justin Tucker, BAL
 
4.  Mason Crosby, GB
 
5.  Matt Prater, DET
 
6.  Dan Bailey, DAL
 
7.  Giorgio Tavecchio, OAK
 
8.  Graham Gano, CAR
 
9.  Cairo Santos, KC
 
10.  Chris Boswell, PIT
 
11.  Dustin Hopkins, WAS
 
12.  Blair Walsh, SEA
 
13.  Will Lutz, NO
 
14.  Phil Dawson, ARI
 
15.  Brandon McManus, DEN
 
16.  Adam Vinatieri, IND
 
17.  Cody Parkey, MIA
 
18.  Nick Folk, TB
 
19.  Ryan Succop, TEN
 
20.  Younghoe Koo, LAC

Defenses

1.  Baltimore Ravens, BAL
 
2.  Denver Broncos, DEN
 
3.  Pittsburgh Steelers, PIT
 
4.  Los Angeles Rams, LAR
 
5.  Seattle Seahawks, SEA
 
6.  Philadelphia Eagles, PHI
 
7.  Miami Dolphins, MIA
 
8.  Green Bay Packers, GB
 
9.  New England Patriots, NE
 
10.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC
 
11.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC
 
12.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN
 
13.  Arizona Cardinals, ARI
 
14.  Tennessee Titans, TEN
 
15.  New York Giants, NYG
 
16.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, TB
 
17.  Carolina Panthers, CAR
 
18.  Cleveland Browns, CLE
 
19.  Oakland Raiders, OAK
 
20.  Houston Texans, HOU

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 16-30

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 16-30

At NBCSportsWashington.com, we projected the Redskins’ 53-man roster (offensedefense) right after minicamp.

Now we are taking it one step further and ranking the 53 players we think will make the team.

The rankings are determined by who we think will have the most impact on the 2018 Redskins. No consideration was given for past performance or for what a particular player might do down the road. We’ll be revealing the rankings between now and the start of training camp. 

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Today we are continuing to reveal the list of the players we ranked from 16-30.

Here are some of the players in our latest update:

—The team’s top draft pick (but not the second pick, who is in a higher-ranked group).  

—Two of the anticipated starting offensive linemen

—The team’s leading rusher from 2016

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10 Questions in 10 days: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

10 Questions in 10 days: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

With Redskins Training Camp set to begin July 26th, JP Finlay takes a look at 10 of the most pressing questions for the Burgundy and Gold before the team heads to Richmond. 

No. 10: Major questions at linebacker on Redskins depth chart 

No. 9: What is Kevin O’Connell's new role in Redskins offense?

No. 8: More investments on D-Line, but who goes where?

No. 7: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

No Redskins receiver broke the 1,000-yard mark in 2017, and bluntly, the receiver position did not unfold like the front office designed.

Terrelle Pryor proved a free agent flop, and while Josh Doctson flashed talent, the consistency did not follow. Jamison Crowder led Washington with 789 receiving yards while 34-year-old tight end Vernon Davis was the team's second-leading receiver. 

The Redskins need more at wideout in 2018, and the front office acted on it. 

The team signed Paul Richardson in free agency, and advanced statistics suggest he could make an impact right away. Richardson has vertical speed in a way the organization hasn't had since DeSean Jackson went to Tampa two seasons ago. 

Doctson could emerge as a true No. 1 WR, and Richardson's speed will help. Sources inside Redskins Park question if Doctson is the type of wideout that can beat cornerbacks off the line. Instead, the team believes Doctson is best when using his athleticism to go up and get balls. That skill set was best illustrated for Doctson in the end zone, where he grabbed six TDs last season. 

Crowder could again lead the Redskins in receiving yards. New QB Alex Smith likes to look to his inside receivers, and with defenses having to account for more speed on the field in Richardson, Crowder should get plenty of open looks. 

Ultimately, the question is if the Redskins will have a 1,000-yard receiver. The answer is an unknown, but the evidence suggests they won't.

No 1,000-yard wideout does not spell doom for Washington. In the last two seasons, eight of 12 NFC playoff teams had a receiver get into four digits. Among the teams that did not get that kind of production from one wide receiver: 2017 Philadelphia Eagles. Remember, that team won the Super Bowl. 

Further down the roster, Washington has contributors but unlikely a breakout star. Maurice Harris has great hands and Robert Davis has shown plenty of athleticism, but significant production would be a surprise. Rookie Trey Quinn could be a player that helps the 'Skins, particularly should Crowder get banged up this year like he did last year, but a 1,000-yard season for a 7th-round rookie seems pretty absurd. 

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