As Week 3 NFL play kicks off tonight with a matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, one NFC team looks poised to chase the NFL elite after getting a bump in their Super Bowl futures. According to Bovada, Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions have doubled their chances of taking Super Bowl 52 as their own after they beat the New York Giants 24-10 in East Rutherford this past Monday. A play of note was Detroit punt returner Jamal Agnew's 88-yard return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
As fantasy players look to set their Week 3 lineups, some will be scrambling to find a replacement for Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and others will have to monitor injuries to Bears running back Jordan Howard and Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Managing injuries is an unfortunate part of playing fantasy football, but here are some suggestions that'll help you decide who to start in Week 3. START 'EM Quarterback — Cam Newton, Carolina vs. New Orleans Newton's been slumping, and this matchup against the Saints could jump-start his season. So far, the Saints have yielded the most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to opposing quarterbacks, as well as the highest average passing yards per game (389).
A couple of weeks ago I tried a little something off the wall, asking New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa to rate a few off-beat questions using our “Kudos & Wet Willies” grading scale. Darkwa garaciously played along, we had fun, and the resulting post was well-received. So, let’s try again. Thursday, punter Brad Wing agreed to play along. Here is what happened. Odell Beckham Jr.’s skills as an impressionist? Why did I ask this? Because Beckham was strolling through the locker room Thursday doing a Mike Tyson impersonation. Wing: “Kudos” “He’s a very good impressionist.” Does Wing have a favorite? “No. He’s good at everything.” Is it OK for your girlfriend to propose marriage to you?