CHASE BUDINGER'S WEEK 3 FANTASY PICKS
QB: Eli Manning, Giants
NFL.com fantasy QB rank: No. 9. Matchup: Panthers
It's a Thursday night game, and also I know the Panthers defense is not the greatest in the NFL. Eli Manning is going to have a big, big throwing night. His confidence is very high right now.
WR: Reggie Wayne, Colts
NFL.com fantasy WR rank: No. 15.
My wild card. He's going to surprise a lot of people. I think Andrew Luck found his go-to guy in Reggie Wayne. Those two are going to connect on a couple touchdowns this next week.
RB: Frank Gore, 49ers
NFL.com fantasy RB rank: No. 14.
Frank Gore is a beast. And I will probably be seeing him in person this weekend. So hopefully he will have a good game, but with the Vikings coming out on top.
MICHAEL RAND'S WEEK 3 FANTASY PICKS
QB: Andy Dalton, Bengals
NFL.com fantasy QB rank: No. 19. Matchup: Redskins
Washington has ex-Vikings Cedric Griffin and Madieu Williams playing prominent roles in its secondary. The Redskins have given up an NFL-high six TD passes. These facts seem to be related.
WR: Miles Austin, Cowboys
NFL.com fantasy WR rank: No. 16
The Bucs have given up 801 passing yards in two weeks. Tony Romo spreads the ball around, but the smart money is on Austin to cash in with a nice game here.
RB: Michael Bush, Bears
NFL.com fantasy RB rank: No. 12
Technically, I could have taken Week 2 hero Reggie Bush again since he's still ranked outside of the top 10 by experts. But with Matt Forte hobbled, let's give another Bush a try.