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Fantasy Football: Receivers outweigh backs in week three

Fantasy football is all about sure bets and calculated risks, but no one expected the big three running backs of this year’s draft to become risks on game-day rosters.LaDainian Tomlinson, Steven Jackson and Larry Johnson are all struggling so far this season, even though LT is still finding ways to rack up points by playing quarterback and wide receiver.

Though Jackson apologizes to teammates, and Johnson takes a random day off, make sure to stick it out with these guys and not to take any cheap deals from owners looking to buy low.

But before we get into this week’s stuff, here are my thoughts for the week:

1. Terrell Owens’ play was great on Sunday, but his commentary on the league was even better. On a side note, did anyone else find it odd that Beli-“cheat” didn’t turn over his spy videos until after he prepares for and beats the Chargers?

2. Why does Donovan McNabb feel the need to bring up race any time he is disparaged? Yes, Donovan, you’re being criticized because your black. It has nothing to do with the fact you have always been overrated and are now past your prime and declining fast.

And now the main event. Here are this week’s top three waiver wire adds and the match-ups to keep an eye on.

Waiver wire adds:

DeShawn Wynn (RB-GB): With Brandon Jackson sputtering and Vernand Morency out, the Pack gave Wynn the ball and he repaid them with 58 yards and two touchdowns on only 11 carries. Be wary of the fact he only gained 12 yards on nine carries against the porous New York Giants on the last plays of the game, but overall, the winner of the Green Bay running job will be a good fantasy option the rest of the season.

Roydell Williams (WR-TEN): Meet Vince Young’s new best friend. He’s big, he’s fast and he has become the leading wide receiver on the Titans squad. Tennessee goes to the Big Easy this Monday, so it will be very easy for Williams to score against a nonexistent New Orleans secondary.

Minnesota Defense: This is kind of a stretch because the group may not be available in your league, but if you can, snag this unit. It’s matchup this week against Kansas City is gold.

Week 3 Matchups:

San Diego at Green Bay:

Tomlinson and Antonio Gates should bounce back this week, but don’t expect Philip Rivers to post big numbers against a good Packers defense. The Chargers defense should shut down Green Bay’s sketchy offense, but Favre should be good for some air time if the Packers fall behind early. Including last season, Green Bay has now won six consecutive games.

Dallas at Chicago:

Chicago’s offense has only scored one touchdown this season and that score was by an offensive lineman. Needless to say, Dallas’ defense looks like a strong play here unless they give Bernard Berrian enough time to exploit its no-cover safeties. Tony Romo, Owens and Jason Witten are always must starts, but they could have a tough time against the vaunted Chicago defense.

Indianapolis at Houston:

This will be a good litmus test for the Texans’ 2-0 record. Picking against Houston has to work eventually, right? That being said, Manning looked mortal against the Titans last week and the Texans have a better defense. Speaking of mortal, Matt Schaub is to Andre Johnson as Superman is to the sun, and with Johnson out, Houston will have to turn to rookie Jacoby Jones to pick up where he left off in the preseason. Look for my preseason sleeper to wake up and score at least once this weekend.

Buffalo at New England:

This is a nightmare match-up for any owner with a Bills offensive player. They were playing badly before and they won’t improve against one of the league’s best precognitive defenses. The only exception would be Marshawn Lynch, who continues to impress with his power running game and soft hands. And, as always, every New England starter outside of Donte’ Stallworth is a go.

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