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Week 3 Fantasy Football: Top Headlines

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The third week of the fantasy football season was once again riddled with injuries and big headlines. Before looking ahead to Week 4, here is a quick look at the top headlines from Week 3 of the 2013 fantasy season.

 

C.J Spiller Is No Adrian Peterson 

All off-season, most fantasy experts were claiming that Buffalo Bills RB C.J Spiller was an elite fantasy running back. Many pegged him to lead the AFC in rushing and a 2,000 yard season seemed almost guaranteed. Well, we are three weeks into the fantasy season and Spiller has yet to score a single touchdown. He is averaging a meager 51 rushing yards per game and the former Clemson star has fumbled the ball four times already. He may eventually come around to put up quality numbers for fantasy owners, but as of right now, anyone that drafted Spiller early this summer is severely regretting their decision.

 

Green Bay Will Once Again Be RBBC

After rushing for 51 yards in the first half, Green Bay Packers RB James Starks was forced to leave the game with a knee injury. However, his rookie backup, Jonathan Franklin, rushed for 100 yards of his own in the second half and scores a touchdown. Franklin may have fumbled, but his performance will earn him more carries in Green Bay. Even after Eddie Lacy returns, it is clearly going to be a running back by committee for the Cheeseheads this season.

 

Cam Newton Finally Has Breakout Game

After two weeks of mediocre fantasy production, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton finally had a breakout game in Week 3. In Carolina’s 38-0 beating of the New York Giants, Newton threw 223 yards, ran for another 45 yards, and scored four total touchdowns. It was a welcome sight to many Newton owners that most likely limped into this week with a 0-2 record. Newton may not be playing like Superman yet, but a four-touchdown performance is a good start.

 

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Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.