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article imageNFL Fantasy Football: Updated week three running back rankings

By Larry Seely     Sep 20, 2016 in Sports
It wasn't a good week for running backs as seven starters went down with injuries and for fantasy football owners, knowledge is power and knowing who to start and who must sit is essential for a successful season.
Here's a closer look at week three of the NFL season and what players must remain on a roster and who can be cut loose. Also a look at his weeks waiver wire options to give owners the best chance at keeping their season moving in the right direction.
The biggest loss, despite a slow start was Adrian Peterson of Minnesota and for those who had the All Pro, there are options to replace him until he can return. Fozzy Whittaker of Carolina is a solid option as the Panthers lost Jonathan Stewart for at least this weekends game and after showing what he could do in the second half against the 49ers on Sunday, he could become a great pickup for those looking for a short-term fix.
David Johnson was a hot commodity before the year began and despite not scoring a touchdown yet, he has become one of the best duel-threat players at his position. The Cardinals use the youngster in every situation and that makes him a must-starter, despite not putting the ball in the end zone in the first two games.
Marvin Gordon didn't score a touchdown last season for San Diego, but the second-year back is not having that problem this year. The Chargers running back has a good match up over the next three weeks and should be considered a must-starter until he proves otherwise.
Jay Ajayi of Miami and Christine Michael of Seattle should both see more touches because of injury and lack of production from starters. For those fantasy football owners looking for depth at running back, these two players offer a good upside, not only this weekend, but for the foreseeable future and could be great additions for those looking to make some changes in week three.
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