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Fantasy Land: Studs and Duds, Week 3

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A two-time champion in a hardcore keeper league, including some know-it-all media "experts", Adam Boedeker gives his fantasy expertise on a weekly basis.

    Stud of the Week

    Tony Romo, QB, DAL — Romo is coming off a so-so game in Kansas City which saw him run into a solid Chiefs defense in a tough road environment. A lot of this hinges on Dez Bryant's health, but he's expected to be ready to roll come Sunday against the Rams. The Rams have given up some big passing days already this year to both Carson Palmer and Matt Ryan. Romo also is a bit of an injury concern but it's most likely just a pain management issue with his bruised ribs and he should be back to top-flight fantasy status come Sunday.

    Honorable mention: Eli Manning, NYG (at CAR); Colin Kaepernick (vs. IND); Rashard Mendenhall (at NO); Torrey Smith, BAL (vs. HOU); T.Y. Hilton, IND (at SF).

    Dud of the Week

    Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC — A prime candidate for a nice rebound season after an injury-plagued 2012, MJD hasn't lived up to the expectations so far. A lot of his problems have been a by-product of the Jaguars' atrocious quarterback play, but that's just the way things are right now and until that changes, it might be tough sledding for the running back. This week is not the week to test him, either. He's nursing a foot injury and might not even play, but if he does, it'll be against the rock-solid Seattle Seahawks defense.

    Honorable mention: Tom Brady, NE (vs. TB); David Wilson, NYG (at CAR); Cecil Shorts, JAC (at SEA); Antonio Brown, PIT (vs. CHI); Martellus Bennett, CHI (at PIT).