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September 18, 2008

Fantasy Football Week 3 Running Back Rankings


1. Frank Gore (SF) – While Gore has yet to really light it up in his first 2 games; he has put together a pair of solid efforts, finding pay dirt in both week 1 and 2. In a week where match ups are bad across the board and RB committees are plentiful, Gore tops our list as week 3’s most promising fantasy back. He will face a porous Detroit run defense that has allowed 441 rushing yards and 4 TD’s in their first 2 games.

2. Brian Westbrook (PHI) – As usual, Westbrook turned in a big week 2 fantasy performance, totaling 103 yards, while scoring 3 TD’s. He will face one of the best run defenses in the NFL in week 3 at home against Pittsburgh, but there is no match up the multi dimensional Westbrook can not overcome. You probably shouldn’t expect a lot of rushing yards, but this guy is a beast in the passing game, and he has a nose for the end zone.

3. Marion Barber (DAL) – He isn’t going to break any yardage records this season, but Barber looks to take up permanent residence in the end zone, as he was able to find pay dirt for the 3rd and 4th time in week 2. Barber has simply been a TD machine. He will face a Green Bay defense in week 3 that shut him down last season and has only allowed 1 rushing TD this season, which came against stud RB Adrian Peterson in week 1. Barber will have his work cut out for him again, but he should be up for the challenge, as he was in week 2 against a great Eagles run defense.


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