Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings: 5 Top Touchdown Targets Sure to Score
Dez Bryant, Miles Austin or Kevin Ogletree?
All three of them have the potential to put up big fantasy football numbers every week, but there is only one ball to spread around amongst them.
With two weeks of the NFL season in the books, fantasy owners are starting to realize each team's offensive tendencies.
Heading into Week 3, here is a list of five top touchdown targets who are sure to score in their next game.
Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
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Stevie Johnson only has six receptions so far this season, but when it comes to fantasy football, he has gotten the job done.
Johnson has scored once in each of the Buffalo Bills' first two games and is by far their best wide receiver.
In Week 3, the Bills will be taking on the Cleveland Browns, who have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL and continue to be without the services of the suspended Joe Haden. After two games, the Browns defense has allowed five touchdown receptions and is letting up over 317 passing yards per game.
Johnson should have no trouble finding the end zone this Week 3.
Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
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Two games into the NFL season, and Marques Colston has still failed to find the end zone.
Being the No. 1 wide receiver in the New Orleans Saints offense, Colston is usually one of the most consistent fantasy football players in the entire league. However, he has been limited to only seven receptions for 120 yards so far this season.
Week 3 will be Colston's breakout. The Saints will be playing the Kansas City Chiefs, who have already allowed 75 points this season. Drew Brees and the Saints offense will have no problem moving the ball against the Chiefs D.
Expect Colston and New Orleans to put up big numbers in this matchup.
A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
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A.J. Green is clearly the Cincinnati Bengals' most explosive playmaker, and regardless of the opponent, Green is going to see the ball coming his way often.
The second-year pro is one of the league leaders when it comes to targets (23 targets), and he racked up 12 this past weekend against the Cleveland Browns.
Green now faces the Washington Redskins defense next, who have been allowing an average of over 324 passing yards per game. Also, with the loss of pass-rushers Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker on the Redskins defense, Andy Dalton should have plenty of time to throw in the pocket.
Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
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When it comes to the Dallas Cowboys, it seems like every year the fantasy world thinks that Dez Bryant is going to take over as the team's top receiving target. Through two games, however, it looks like Tony Romo is going to continue on his favorite target from the past, Miles Austin.
Austin has scored in both games, and he led the team in receptions, receiving yards and targets versus the Seahawks (five receptions, 63 yards, 10 targets).
The Cowboys now return to Cowboys Stadium to face the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Week 3 tilt. The Buccaneers are coming off a loss to the New York Giants in which they allowed over 500 passing yards. The Bucs secondary is clearly susceptible to the big play, and Austin should have no problem racking up fantasy points.
Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
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After the season opener, it looked like Brandon Marshall had a shot of being the best fantasy football wide receiver this year. Not only did he have over 100 receiving yards and a touchdown, but Marshall was also targeted 15 times by Jay Cutler.
Week 2 was a completely different story, though, for Marshall. He finished with only two receptions for 24 yards against Green Bay, and on top of that, he dropped an easy touchdown.
Look for Marshall to bounce back this week against the the St. Louis Rams. The Bears offense has way too much talent to put up a repeat dud performance. Marshall should be able to take advantage of a Rams secondary that has been allowing over 280 passing yards on average.