Fantasy Football Takeaways from NFL Preseason Week 3

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Fantasy Football Takeaways from NFL Preseason Week 3
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Geno Smith's misstep out of bounds for a safety Saturday night shows he fits right in with the bumbling Jets.

Preseason Week 3 is considered the NFL's full dress rehearsal for the start of the season. Most of what it does for fantasy football owners is merely blur the image of our draft options.

You should not overrate what you see, and what you saw might have covered up what you didn't.

As everyone continues to laugh at the Jets and their quarterback-battle hilarity, it merely buries the lede: No one cares about the Jets in fantasy football (save for Chris Ivory). We spend our time pointing, laughing and debating whether Rex Ryan should have had Mark Sanchez in the game, but none of it matters for fantasy owners.

It is just another New York media distraction, Tim Tebow style. The Jets will either start bumbling idiot No. 1 in Sanchez, who dropped a snap right to his hands before leaving with a bruised shoulder joint, or No. 2 in Geno Smith, who rolled out right out of the back of the end zone for a safety—and was picked off three times.

That was the NFL version of Dumb and Dumber.

"You're going the wrong way!"

"Well, how do they know where we're going?"

It doesn't matter whom the Raiders start at quarterback either, be it the weak-armed Matt Flynn or former college star Terrelle Pryor. The Jets and Raiders are going to have pitiful passing games that won't make a true fantasy impact, no matter who starts under center.

Kevin Kolb (concussion) might have seen his career come to an end, but that just clinches something we should have already known: EJ Manuel (knee) is going to start for the Bills in Week 1, assuming he is healthy.

So enough of steering you away from the train wrecks that offer mere entertainment value. Here are the fantasy football takeaways from NFL preseason Week 3. You know, the ones that actually matter in terms of fantasy value.

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