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I know what you’re thinking – it’s Friday morning, you’re at work, you’d rather not be at work, and the clock is ticking at a ridiculously slow pace.
I’ve been there before and it’s brutal. But I’m here to help you. I’m gonna give you a bunch of things to click on that will help you get ready for Week 3 of the NFL and it will also look like you’re working, so it’s a win-win.
I won’t use the word hero to describe myself but I also won’t disagree with you if you do.
OK. let’s get started.
I begin with my good friends and colleagues Steven Ruiz and Charles Curtis making their Week 3 picks against the spread. Steven, who does our weekly power rankings, watches a ton of film during the week and is locked in to what is really happening in these games. He also went 10-6 last week and is 20-12 on the season, so heed his advice and start making money. Charles, who is our fantasy football guru (I’ll get to that stuff in a few), went 9-7 last week and is 17-15 on the year. So yeah, pay more attention to Steven here (my apologies to Charles if he’s reading this, I mean no harm or ill-will.)
Let’s now dive into some more important stuff – fantasy football. As I said, Charles Curtis knows what he’s talking about when it comes to fantasy. Here are his his Week 3 studs, duds, and sleepers.
Charles also looked at seven players you might want to keep or drop in fantasy. Find out why he thinks you should hold onto Mitch Trubisky.
Steven Ruiz ranked all 32 quarterbacks heading into Week 3, which is some good stuff because QBs are important and a lot of big-name QBs aren’t in action this week.
Are you a gambler? Well, Steven has his weekly favorite parlay that could turn $10 into $100. Go get paid!
Nick Schwartz takes a look at all the injury updates for every team going into Week 3. We know Big Ben is done for the season, but what’s up with Cam Newton in Carolina? Go game-by-game to see what’s going on.
Yesterday I broke down the five biggest surprises heading into Week 3, which includes Aaron Rodgers and the Packers not clicking yet but still sitting nicely at 2-0 with wins over NFC North foes – the Bears and Vikings.
OK, hopefully by now it’s time for lunch and you can leave the office for a bit. You’ve almost made it to the weekend. Keep pushing through… and leave early.
Thursday’s big winner: Flint Minshew.
A national television audience was introduced to Gardner Minshew’s dad during the first quarter of Thursday night’s Titans-Jags game and fans instantly fell for the jacked dad of the Jaguars’ QB. Here are a lot of great takes on Flint, who was fired up in the stands in Jacksonville.
Quick hits: Watch our weekly college football show… Aikman heard from his bosses… Masvidal would ‘murder’ McGregor… And more!
– Our Michelle Martinelli and Evan Thorpe are back with their weekly CFB show to get you ready for Saturday.
– Troy Aikman said that great shot he took at Doug Gotlieb led to some calls from his bosses at Fox Sports.
– UFC star Jorge Masvidal had fun explaining why he would never fight Conor McGregor.
– Atlanta Braves utility man Charlie Culberson still has a nasty black eye a week after getting hit in the face with a fastball.
– Reds pitcher Amir Garrett found a sensible way to avoid fighting the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber.
– NASCAR’s Kyle Larson feels ‘extremely close’ to finally winning again. Here’s why.
(Follow me on Twitter at @anezbitt. It might change your life. Just don’t tell me about your fantasy team.)