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Week 3 fantasy football rankings

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Let's take a look at how the fantasy ranks are stacking up for Week 3. Keep in mind, these are PPR rankings, and don't forget to set your lineup for Thursday Night Football. If you have any questions feel free to hit me up on Twitter. Be sure to check out my show MoneyLine with Jerry Bo on ESPN 97.5FM. We're on every Sunday from 10-noon, and we'll talk a lot of fantasy football and NFL gambling getting you ready for kickoff every Sunday.

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QB

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1 Patrick Mahomes
2 Lamar Jackson
3 Dak Prescott
4 Tom Brady
5 Deshaun Watson
6 Matt Ryan
7 Russell Wilson
8 Carson Wentz
9 Josh Allen
10 Aaron Rodgers
11 Philip Rivers
12 Baker Mayfield
13 Kyler Murray
14 Matthew Stafford
15 Jared Goff
16 Jameis Winston
17 Jimmy Garoppolo
18 Kirk Cousins
19 Andy Dalton
20 Jacoby Brissett

RB

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1 Ezekiel Elliott
2 Saquon Barkley
3 Dalvin Cook
4 Alvin Kamara
5 Christian McCaffrey
6 Austin Ekeler
7 Le'Veon Bell
8 Nick Chubb
9 Derrick Henry
10 David Johnson
11 Chris Carson
12 Mark Ingram
13 Leonard Fournette
14 Todd Gurley
15 James Conner
16 Marlon Mack
17 Aaron Jones
18 Kerryon Johnson
19 Sony Michel
20 Josh Jacobs
21 David Montgomery
22 Devonta Freeman
23 Joe Mixon
24 Matt Breida
25 James White
26 Chris Thompson
27 Peyton Barber
28 Frank Gore
29 Phillip Lindsay
30 Duke Johnson
31 Mile Sanders
32 Carlos Hyde
33 Tarik Cohen
34 Raheem Mostert
35 Royce Freeman
36 Damien Williams (He may not play, watch the injury report)

WR

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1 Julio Jones
2 DeAndre Hopkins
3 Keenan Allen
4 Davante Adams
5 Odell Beckham Jr
6 Sammy Watkins
7 Amari Cooper
8 Chris Godwin
9 Michael Thomas
10 JuJu Smith-Schuster
11 Adam Thielen
12 Cooper Kupp
13 Mike Evans
14 Tyler Boyd
15 Kenny Golladay
16 Larry Fitzgerald
17 Antonio Brown *Update: The Patriots released Brown.
18 Brandin Cooks
19 Tyler Lockett
20 Marquise Brown
21 Calvin Ridley
22 Stefon Diggs
23 T.Y. Hilton
24 John Brown
25 Robert Woods
26 Julian Edelman
27 Emmanuel Sanders
28 Josh Gordon
29 Allen Robinson
30 DK Metcalf
31 Christian Kirk
32 D.J. Moore
33 Mecole Hardman
34 Nelson Agholor
35 Demarcus Robinson
36 Curtis Samuel
37 Mike Williams
38 Marvin Jones
39 John Ross
40 Tyrell Williams

TE

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1 Travis Kelce
2 Zach Ertz
3 Evan Engram
4 George Kittle
5 Mark Andrews
6 Delanie Walker
7 Darren Waller
8 Greg Olsen
9 OJ Howard
10 Austin Hooper
11 Vance McDonald
12 Jason Witten
13 T.J. Hockenson
14 Jimmy Graham
15 Eric Ebron

Defense/Special Teams

1 Cowboys
2 Patriots
3 Bears
4 Vikings
5 Bills
6 Packers
7 Titans
8 49ers
9 Seahawks
10 Jaguars
11 Rams
12 Eagles
13 Redskins
14 Cardinals
15 Buccaneers

Kicker

1 Stephen Gostkowski
2 Greg Zuerlein
3 Justin Tucker
4 Harrison Butker
5 Brett Maher
6 Ka'imi Fairbairn
7 Jake Elliott
8 Robbie Gould
9 Jason Myers
10 Matt Bryant
11 Mason Crosby
12 Will Lutz
13 Matt Prater
14 Zane Gonzalez
15 Joey Slye

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Houston looked much more like themselves

Astros return to form in win over Angels at home

Cristian Javier was impressive Thursday night. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Hoping to avoid spiraling further out of control, the Astros turned the page from their disappointing road trip and the recent stretch of games. They hoped to start this new homestand on a good note, welcoming in the Angels for four games of this eight-game stint at Minute Maid Park.

Houston would get the much-needed win, with their offense coming alive early in the game to put up big innings, which they rode to the victory thanks in part to a great start by Cristian Javier.

Final Score: Astros 8, Angels 2

Astros' Record: 8-10, fifth in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Cristian Javier (2-0)

Losing Pitcher: Alex Cobb (1-1)

Astros' offense starts clicking early

Houston would grab the early momentum, despite leaving the bases loaded in the first inning. They would get a leadoff double by Aledmys Diaz in the bottom of the second, followed by an RBI triple by Myles Straw to jump in front 1-0. They made it a three-run inning, with an RBI by Carlos Correa then a bases-loaded RBI-walk by Yuli Gurriel, though for consecutive innings would leave three runners stranded on base.

Correa drove in another in the bottom of the next inning, getting an RBI single to push the lead to four runs, then would come in on a two-run single by Alex Bregman, who made it 6-0. That set things up nicely for Cristian Javier, who was on the mound trying to take advantage of the opportunity for another start.

Javier has an electric start



Javier was electric over the first three innings, including getting eight of the first nine outs by strikeout while allowing only a walk and double during that span. He would have longer innings in the next two, but in both cases would keep the Angels off the board, finishing in line for the win. His final line: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 98 P.

Houston gets the much-needed win

Meanwhile, Houston's offense kept scoring. They pushed the lead two runs further over the fourth and fifth, getting a run in each with another RBI each for Straw and Bregman. With Javier's night done, Bryan Abreu was first out of the Astros bullpen, and despite allowing a controversial two-run home run to Albert Pujols, of all people, that looked to be a foul ball, got through the inning.

Abreu remained in the game in the top of the seventh but would get just one out while hitting a batter and allowing a single before Dusty Baker brought in Brooks Raley to face the heavy left-handed part of the Angels lineup. Raley would get through it, sending things to the seventh-inning stretch with the six-run lead intact.

Raley would get another out before Joe Smith would finish that inning in the top of the eighth. Ryan Pressly, who has been starved for work lately with no save opportunities, would close things out in the ninth as Houston would start this series off with a win.

Up Next: Game two of this four-game set will be another 7:10 PM start on Friday night. Andrew Heaney (1-1, 5.65 ERA) will be on the mound for the Angels, while Zack Greinke (2-1, 2.81 ERA) will look to repeat the success of his last start; an eight-inning shutout performance for the Astros.

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