Each week, a guest picker chooses a quarterback, wide receiver and running back who he or she believes will score big in fantasy that week. Chase Budinger originally took Matt Forte as his running back but switched to Frank Gore.
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.
|Cleveland||1||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Houston - S. Feldman||3:05 PM|
|Oakland - K. Graveman|
|NY Mets - M. Harvey||3:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - C. Sabathia|
|Washington - S. Strasburg||3:10 PM|
|Miami - T. Koehler|
|Toronto - D. Norris||5:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - E. Ramirez|
|Atlanta - S. Miller||6:05 PM|
|Philadelphia - D. Buchanan|
|Boston - J. Masterson||6:05 PM|
|Baltimore - W. Chen|
|St. Louis - A. Wainwright||6:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - W. Peralta|
|Pittsburgh - A. Burnett||7:10 PM|
|Arizona - R. De La Rosa|
|San Francisco - T. Hudson||7:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. De La Rosa|
|Los Angeles - B. McCarthy||7:40 PM|
|San Diego - I. Kennedy|
|Texas - C. Lewis||8:05 PM|
|LA Angels - C. Wilson|
|Minnesota - T. May||8:10 PM|
|Seattle - J. Paxton|
|Golden State||7:00 PM|
|Real Salt Lake||6:30 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City||7:30 PM|