Fantasy Football: Week 3 Positional Locks, Plus 5 Podcasts to Follow

Falcons QB Matt Ryan (518 yards passing, 5 TD) has thrown for 300 yards and/or two touchdowns in his last six regular-season games (dating back to last year).
Falcons QB Matt Ryan (518 yards passing, 5 TD) has thrown for 300 yards and/or two touchdowns in his last six regular-season games (dating back to last year).Joel Auerbach/Getty Images
Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterSeptember 19, 2012

Week 3 Fantasy Locks

The Mission: To be informative, enlightening and 100 percent accurate each NFL weekend.

The Realistic Goal: To be informative, somewhat enlightening and accurate for 67 percent of the calls. 

Quarterback: 275 Total Yards and/or 3 TD

1. Drew Brees vs. Kansas City
2. Cam Newton vs. N.Y. Giants
3. Matt Ryan @ San Diego
4. Aaron Rodgers @ Seattle
5. Philip Rivers vs. Atlanta
6. Tony Romo vs. Tampa Bay
7. Robert Griffin III vs. Cincinnati
8. Matthew Stafford @ Tennessee 

Running Back: 115 Total Yards and/or 2 TD

1. Ray Rice vs. New England
2. C.J. Spiller @ Cleveland
3. Arian Foster @ Denver
4. Frank Gore @ Minnesota
5. Maurice Jones-Drew @ Indianapolis
6. Michael Bush vs. St. Louis
7. DeMarco Murray vs. Tampa Bay
8. Darren McFadden vs. Pittsburgh
9. Marshawn Lynch vs. Green Bay 


Wide Receiver: 105 Total Yards and/or 1 TD

1. Roddy White @ San Diego
2. Calvin Johnson @ Tennessee
3. Reggie Wayne vs. Jacksonville
4. Victor Cruz @ Carolina
5. Brandon Marshall vs. St. Louis
6. Malcom Floyd vs. Atlanta
7. Marques Colston vs. Kansas City
8. A.J. Green @ Washington 

Kicker: At Least 3 Field Goals (or 9 Points)

1. Alex Henery @ Arizona
2. Steven Hauschka vs. Green Bay
3. Justin Tucker vs. New England
4. Matt Prater vs. Houston
5. Nate Kaeding vs. Atlanta 

Sleepers Of The Week

QB Alex Smith @ Minnesota
RB Jacquizz Rodgers @ San Diego
RB Mikel Leshoure @ Tennessee
WR Armon Binns @ Washington 


Week 3 Dream Team

QB Drew Brees, Saints
RB C.J. Spiller, Bills
RB Ray Rice, Ravens
WR Roddy White, Falcons
WR Reggie Wayne, Colts
RB/WR Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
K Matt Prater, Broncos
D/ST Cleveland Browns 


Radio Daze

Here are five podcasts to religiously follow during the NFL season, whether killing time at the office, working out at the gym...or escaping the kids (or spouse) for 45 blissful minutes of fantasy serenity.

1. ESPN—Fantasy Focus with Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz

2.—Fantasy Football with Dave Richard, Nathan Zegura and Jamey Eisenberg

3. KFAN in Minneapolis—Fantasy Football Weekly with Paul Charchian

4.—Fantasy Sports Podcast featuring Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson

5.—Fantasy Sports Geekly with Sean Baligian and Scott Bischoff

Jay Clemons
can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.

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