Sports: Fantasy Corner

QBs To Watch:

Blake Bortles, QB (JAC): After an outstanding preseason, Bortles saw his first regular season action in the second half against the Colts, throwing 223 yards and two touchdowns. The third overall pick will have all season to progress, and the Ben Roethlisberger-prototype may soon impress the NFL.
Philip Rivers, QB (SD): Rivers was a top-10 quarterback last season, but still undervalued going into this year. After a tough schedule through three weeks, including against the defenses of Seattle and Arizona, he’s scored the seventh-most points for a quarterback. If he isn’t in your starting lineup yet, put him in there.

RBs To Watch:
Alfred Blue, RB (HOU): Starting in place for the injured Arian Foster, Blue performed modestly with 78 rushing yards on 13 carries against the New York Giants. Foster is set to be back this week, but if the ever-fragile Foster goes down again, Blue is worth a speculative look as a flex play in most leagues.
Fred Jackson, RB (BUF): Will this guy ever slow down? Now 33 years old, he’s still putting up starting running back numbers in the crowded Buffalo backfield alongside C.J. Spiller. With one score and 237 total yards on 38 total touches, Jackson is an offensive presence on the ground and through the air.

WRs To Watch:
Kelvin Benjamin, WR (CAR): The top rookie from this past NFL draft? That may be wideout Benjamin, from Florida State. Cam Newton had nobody to throw to in Carolina, but Benjamin stepped up in a big way. The 6’5” receiver topped six catches, 90 yards, and a touchdown in two of three games this season.
Brian Quick, WR (STL): There are only nine wide receivers with double digit fantasy points in each game this season, and Quick is one of them. He has recorded 99, 74, and 62 receiving yards in his three games though being owned in 22 percent of leagues. I guess it doesn’t matter who’s throwing the ball to him anymore.

IDPs To Watch:
Brandon Marshall, LB (DEN): No, we’re not talking about the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver from Chicago–this Marshall was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 draft. Still, this Denver linebacker has 30 tackles, one forced fumble, and one sack on the season with an improved Broncos defense.
Brian Cushing, LB (HOU): Cushing was an injury concern at the beginning of the season, but his 17 tackles in week three was more than his total from week one and two combined. He seems to be fully healthy, and as the MLB of the strong Texans defense, he is still an IDP stud in any IDP league.

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