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Gridiron Challenge Player Eliminator Week 3

Last week was led by Aaron Rodgers 346 passing yards and 3 TDs vs the Jets, Darren Sproles 152 receiving yards and a rushing TD, DeMarco Murray's 167 rushing yards on 29 attempts and a TD, Giovani Bernard's 169 total yards from scrimmage and a TD, Jordy Nelson's 209 receiving yards including a TD, Brandon Marshall's Sunday Night Miracle with 3 of his 5 receptions coming in the endzone and Antonio Gates 3 TDs against the Seattle Seahawks LOB.

I picked Sproles and Mark Ingram last week and both did well for me but my selection of Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson (as well as Pierre Garcon) really hurt me.  The Redskins scored 41 points, but it was Kirk Cousins, Alfred Morris and Niles Paul doing damage. 

Andrew Luck (29%) and Tom Brady (20%) are the top choices at QB for Week 3.  Luck gets to face the terrible Jacksonville Jaguars, while Brady gets an ugly Oakland Raiders defense that is flying to the East Coast for the 2nd time in 3 weeks.  I myself am going with Matthew Stafford (9%) against the Green Bay Packers in what should be the most entertaining game of the week.  Stafford just threw for 291 yards on the Carolina Panthers, and completed 27 of his 48 pass attempts.  He could explode against a Packers defense that has yet to be tested by run first offenses in the Seahawks and Jets.

There are few opportunities to use a guy like Knile Davis over the course of an NFL season, but with Jamaal Charles out Week 3, Davis is in my lineup.  It should be noted that he is the most popular selection this week at 30%.  My other RB happens to be the 2nd most popular pick in DeMarco Murray. Murray is off to an unbelievable start totaling 285 rushing yards over 51 carries and 2 TDs. The Cowboys get the Rams, who have been lit up by Bobby Rainey for 144 yards, and Cordarrelle Patterson for 102. Adrian Peterson added 75 yards Week 1.

At WR, I am pairing up Stafford with Megatron and just pray that this is the game Calvin Johnson (20%) goes off, because he is no longer an option for me moving forward.  He will get his usual double digit targets, I just hope he doesn't get shutout in the TD category.  Not on purpose, this is just who I was selecting going into actually creating my team, Julian Edelman is the #1 WR this week at (30%) as the Patriots matchup with the Raiders.  Oakland has been torched on the ground, allowing 200 yards per game, but the Jets and Texans don't operate on offense like Brady and the Pats.

The Steelers defense has looked terrible this season, and got burned by TE Owen Daniels for 2 TDs last week.  That is why I am taking Greg Olsen (8%) this week.  Olsen leads the Panthers in targets, receptions, yards and 1st downs.  Cam Newton got the 1st game jitters out of his system last week, and should be 100% ready to go in Week 3.  Of course, Jimmy Graham (20%) is the top TE selection, coming off a 2 TD performance.

You are on your own for Kicker and Defense.