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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

COWBOYS REPORT

Cowboys come up short; Lions up next

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The Dallas Cowboys lost another close game on Sunday.They were defeated at home by the score of 28-24 to the Minnesota Vikings.

Recap

The Cowboys were forced to being a one dimensional team as the Vikings shut down Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott but they were able to move the ball easily with their passing game. What got them in the end was the defense's inability to stop the 2019 NFL leading rusher Dalvin Cook and bad play calling late in the game. They stopped themselves from scoring the winning touchdown with two horrible running plays on 2nd and 3rd down at the Vikings 11 yard line instead of keeping the ball in the air where they had been successful all game long.

Quarterback Dak Prescott was 28/46 for 397 yards, 3 touchdowns, and one interception. He connected with six different receivers, which included big days for both Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb. Cooper had 11 catches for 147 yards and 1 touchdown. Cobb had his best day as a Cowboy with 6 catches for 106 yards and a touchdown. 2nd year receiver Michael Gallup only also had a solid receiving day with 4 catches for 76 yards and a touchdown as well.

Superstar Ezekiel Elliott had one of his worst games of the year. The Vikings defense locked in on him and did not allow him to get free. He carried the ball 20 times for 47 yards and only caught 2 balls for 16 yards. The Cowboys only had 50 rushing yards total for the game that does not correlate to wins.

Dallas falls to (5-4) and is now tied with the Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) atop the NFC East but edge them in a tiebreaker due to their (4-0) divisional record.

3 Things to Watch For

1.Ezekiel Elliott (Running Back): Needs to have a better game.He averaged 2.4 yards a carry last week. Luckily, he will be going against the Detroit Lions and the 6th worst defense in the league this week. Zeke should have himself a big day this Sunday.

2.Amari Cooper (Wide Receiver): Was questionable with a knee injury most of the week but came up big last week.He made two amazing catches on the sideline and was able to keep his toes inbounds on both of them.Let's see if he can follow up on one of his best games of the year.

3.Dallas Defense (All): The Cowboy defense should be primed for a big game.The Lions will most likely be starting a 2nd string quarterback and a 3rd string running back.I can see big plays being made by the front 7.

Coming Up

The Cowboys (5-4) will be on the road taking on the Detroit Lions (3-5) in the Motor City at Ford Field. Kickoff is set for 12:00 pm Central Time. The Cowboys are in dire need of a win to try and stay ahead of their division rivals. They should be able to control the game with Zeke and come away with an easy victory.

If you have any fantasy players, the only must start players are:

Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott (RB), Amari Cooper (WR), Dak Prescott (QB), Michael Gallup (WR)

Lions: Kenny Golladay (WR), Marvin Jones, Jr. (WR)

For you gamblers out there, the Cowboys are currently -3 and the over/under is 51. I think the Cowboys are the right side in the game at 3 or less. If you want to bet the total, I would lean under because I don't think Detroit can score enough to help hit the over even though the over hit again last week.

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