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In order to compete this year, the Titans had to get Kenny Britt going as the teams true number one option in the passing game and thus far it’s been a success. With Matt Hasselbeck playing smart football, the Titans have a chance to compete as Britt checks in as a top ten receiver on our week three rankings.

Just look at what Jerome Simpon and A.J. Green did to the Broncos defense with Andy Dalton at quarterback, to feel good about Britt’s chances of a huge performance this week. The Titans found success against the Ravens down the field, and I expect that to continue against the Broncos weak secondary.

Vincent Jackson vs Chiefs -

In a shootout against the Patriots, Vincent Jackson went wild with ten receptions for over 170 yards and two touchdowns. While we should expect him to repeat that performance this week against the Chiefs, he should have another dominant WR-1 type performance. The Chiefs are going to be one of the worst teams in football with Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles now lost for the year, so expect the Chargers to put another whooping on this team for the third week in a row.

Steve Smith vs Jaguars -

Before the lockout ended, my main argument for why fantasy owners should believe in Steve Smith still, was because his recent years of struggles had more to do with ineffective play at the quarterback position, then his own skills diminishing. Now, I will admit that, like many, I thought Smith was going to play for another team once the lockout lifted as he was asking management for a trade.

Then Cam Newton convinced Smith to stay in Carolina and many fantasy owners (including yours truly) moved him down as low as a WR-4 on their cheat sheets.

Who the heck new that Newton was going to come out like a rock star and throw for 400 yards a game, and now Smith is a weekly top twenty receiver again. Fantasy owners may not use Newton as a starting quarterback, unless they’re struggling at that position, but Smith is clearly a WR-2 going forward, and he has a great matchup against the Jaguars this week.

Nate Burleson @ Vikings -

Always an interesting twist when Nate Burleson plays the Vikings after the crazy situation of the Seahawks giving him a huge deal after the Vikings stole Steve Hutchenson away. Burleson is going to have a great year as long as he can stay on the field. With Calvin Johnson laboring through an ankle injury, it is Burleson that will lead this team in receptions, and he should have another solid performance against his old team.

Devery Hendreson vs Texans -

You’ve got to love a receiver who makes fantasy analysts cringe because he’ thrives off the big play and doesn’t do much else, which makes people like me not want to trust him. While Henderson has earned a WR-3 play after two strong weeks, he should be consider a boom, bust player as the man doesn’t know what a possession receiver is.

Still, Colston is out and Lance Moore is working his way back from a groin injury, so Henderson and Robert Meachem should continue to find the end zone against the Texans.

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Last Updated Sep. 23rd

1 Andre Johnson @ Saints
2 Larry Fitzgerald @ Seahawks
3 Vincent Jackson Chiefs
4 Calvin Johnson @ Vikings
5 Mike Wallace @ Colts
6 Greg Jennings @ Bears
7 DeSean Jackson Giants
8 Kenny Britt Broncos
9 Mike Williams (TB) Falcons
10 Roddy White @ Buccaneers
11 Brandon Marshall @ Browns
12 Steve Johnson (I) Patriots
13 Santonio Holmes @ Raiders
14 Steve Smith (Carolina) Jaguars
15 Dez Bryant (I) Redskins
16 Hakeem Nicks (I) @ Eagles
17 Jeremy Maclin Giants
18 Wes Welker @ Bills
19 Santana Moss @ Cowboys
20 Brandon Lloyd (I) @ Titans
21 Dwayne Bowe @ Chargers
22 Nate Burleson @ Vikings
23 Deion Branch @ Bills
24 Anquan Boldin @ Rams
25 A.J. Green 49ers
26 Eric Decker @ Titans
27 Reggie Wayne Steelers
28 Percy Harvin Lions
29 Devery Henderson Texans
30 Mike Sims-Walker Ravens
31 Nate Washington Broncos
32 Denarius Moore Jets
33 Davone Bess @ Browns
34 Mike Thomas @ Panthers
35 David Nelson Patriots
36 Sidney Rice (I) Cardinals
37 Brandon LaFell Jaguars
38 Chad Ochocinco @ Bills
39 Johnny Knox Packers
40 Jordy Nelson @ Bears
41 Brandon Gibson Ravens
42 Danario Alexander Ravens
43 Robert Meachem Texans

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