Fantasy Football Week 3: Michael Vick and 4 Players Destined To Be Duds

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IISeptember 19, 2011

Fantasy Football Week 3: Michael Vick and 4 Players Destined To Be Duds

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    Fantasy Football is alive and booming this coming Week 3, but five players in the NFL aren't.

    Michael Vick leads a group of players that will slump in their fantasy football production come Week 3.

    The slump in production comes from a variety of factors, ranging from team matchups to recent injuries.

    Here's Vick and four other players destined to slump in Week 3.

Peyton Hillis

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    Even with Peyton Hillis, the Cleveland Browns only have 94 yards rushing through two games.

    Hillis only had 57 yards rushing on 17 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Willis McGahee had 101 rushing on 28 carries against the Bengals when the Denver Broncos played them last Sunday.

    McGahee had more carries than Hillis, and didn't let them go to waste.

    Hillis is going to need all the carries he can get if he wants to put up good fantasy points against a tough Miami Dolphins defense (only 122 yards average in loses to the New England Patriots and Houston Texans).

    Peyton has to share carries with Montario Hardesty, who took eight carries away from Peyton so far.

    Hardesty will get more carries as the season goes on. He's still transitioning back from a season ending ACL injury before he even got his rookie campaign started.

Chad Henne

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    Chad Henne had an amazing game against the New England Patriots, throwing for 416 yards while going 30-of-49.

    But he only threw 170 while going 12-of-30 against the Houston Texans.

    That's a big drop-off to say the least, and I'd expect the same trend to continue against the Cleveland Browns this coming Sunday.

    The Browns are currently ranked second in opponent passing yards (166.5).

Cam Newton

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    Cam Newton has now thrown for back-to-back 400-yard passing games as a rookie.

    As a rookie. Wow.

    Too bad there's no shot he does that again next week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    While the Jaquars did get blown out 32-3 by the New York Jets Week 2, Mark Sanchez only had 182 yards passing.

    Sanchez also had two picks.

    With Rashean Mathis (30 career interceptions) waiting in the wings, looks for Newton to throw a couple picks himself come Week 3.

LeSean McCoy

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    LeSean McCoy is going to have his hands full against the New York Giants Week 3.

    While the Giants got lit up for 258 yards passing during the 28-14 lost to the Washington Redskins, they only allowed 74 yards rushing.

    Chris Canty is a straight up run stuffer with 202 tackles over six years and his 6'7", 317-pound frame, and 6'4", 323-pound second-year Linval Joseph is no slouch either.

Michael Vick

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    Michael Vick is currently sidelined with a concussion after a late Sunday Night Football game against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Two weeks into the 2011 NFL season, Vick already had an interception to go along with four fumbles, as well as three sacks.

    Vick didn't struggle much last season, but he did struggle some against the New York Giants.

    The G-Men were one of two teams (other being the Minnesota Vikings) to sack the speedy Vick six times last season .

    Vick also only had a 90.0 QB rating against NYG last season, his second lowest rating after the Vikings.

    The Giants also contained Vick very well en route to a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

    While a DeSean Jackson punt return and three fourth quarter touchdowns did the Giants in last year, a concussion along with Steve Smith going to Philly will be exactly the fuel Giants need to beat the Eagles this time around.

    The G-Men also have two excellent defense ends in Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck who love getting after the quarterback.

    The X on Vick's back is getting bigger and bigger, and I except the Giants to execute come Sunday.