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2012 NFL Fantasy Football Week 3: Flex Play Rankings / Projections

Sep 16, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive back Bryan Scott (43) and strong safety George Wilson (37) tackle Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) on a run during the second quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
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Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIISeptember 18, 2012

The Chiefs are off to a horrible start, and Jamaal Charles' light load against the Bills was puzzling. On Monday we found out that Charles said his reconstructed knee felt sore, so the Chiefs coaching staff wisely held him out of much action in the second half.

Charles is likely to go against the Saints this week, but keep an eye on his practice workload or lack there of to determine if he’s worth starting. If Charles is limited or out of practice through Friday, we should feel safe about having Peyton Hillis in our lineups as a flex play.

Steven Jackson's Health

After being held out because of a “groin injury” Steven Jackson said he should recover fairly quickly. Yeah, well if he’s able to put himself through full practices this week, we can go ahead and chalk this injury up as a benching last week for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Jackson ran well last week but so did rookie Daryl Richardson so expect the youngster to work with him in some type of committee this week.

1 C.J. Spiller @ Browns
2 Arian Foster @ Broncos
3 Calvin Johnson @ Titans
4 Ray Rice Patriots
5 Maurice Jones-Drew @ Colts
6 Trent Richardson Bills
7 Reggie Bush Jets
8 Julio Jones @ Chargers
9 LeSean McCoy @ Cardinals
10 DeMarco Murray Bucs
11 Marshawn Lynch Packers
12 Doug Martin @ Cowboys
13 Michael Bush Rams
14 Dwayne Bowe @ Saints
15 Victor Cruz @ Panthers
16 Antonio Brown @ Raiders
17 Andre Johnson @ Broncos
18 Reggie Wayne Jaguars
19 Jamaal Charles @ Saints
20 Darren McFadden Steelers
21 Steve Smith (I) Giants
22 Hakeem Nicks (I) @ Panthers
23 A.J. Green @ Redskins
24 Ryan Mathews Falcons
25 Miles Austin Bucs
26 Brandon Marshall Rams
27 Jordy Nelson @ Seahawks
28 Stevan Ridley @ Ravens
29 BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Redskins
30 Vincent Jackson @ Cowboys
31 Frank Gore @ Vikings
32 Adrian Peterson 49ers
33 Darren Sproles Chiefs
34 Demaryius Thomas Texans
35 Percy Harvin 49ers
36 Roddy White @ Chargers
37 Mike Wallace @ Raiders
38 Eric Decker Texans
39 Brandon Lloyd @ Ravens
40 Dez Bryant Bucs
41 Steven Jackson (I) @ Bears
42 Greg Jennings (I) @ Seahawks
43 Stevie Johnson (I) @ Browns
44 Pierre Garcon (I) Bengals
45 Wes Welker @ Ravens
46 Willis McGahee Texans
47 Brandon LaFell Giants
48 Larry Fitzgerald Eagles
49 Kevin Smith @ Titans
50 Alfred Morris Bengals
51 Ben Tate @ Broncos
52 Chris Johnson Lions
53 Marques Colston Chiefs
54 Malcom Floyd Falcons
55 Torrey Smith Patriots
56 DeSean Jackson @ Cardinals
57 Mark Ingram Chiefs
58 Donald Brown Jaguars
59 Michael Crabtree @ Vikings
60 Danny Amendola @ Bears
61 DeAngelo Williams Giants
62 Andre Brown @ Panthers
63 Mike Williams @ Cowboys
64 Donnie Avery Jaguars
65 Shonn Greene (I) @ Dolphins
66 Beanie Wells Eagles
67 Nate Washington (I) Lions
68 Greg Little Bills
69 Jonathan Stewart Giants
70 Isaac Redman @ Raiders
71 Michael Turner @ Chargers
72 Anquan Boldin Patriots
73 Peyton Hillis @ Saints
74 Andrew Hawkins @ Redskins
75 Cedric Benson @ Seahawks

Week 3 Standard Rankings – QB | RB | WR | TE | D |

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