Vote: The best (and worst) so far from Week 3 in the NFL
Sunday saw six underdogs pull off upsets and several others put a scare in their heavily favored opponents. It also saw four games decided on the last play, including a 61-yard walk-off field goal in Philly.
What’s been the best performance so far this week? What was Sunday’s most surprising result? And which of the two remaining undefeated teams is better?
Week 3 concludes Monday night, when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Cheap Youth NHL Jerseys Arizona Cardinals (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN App) in Glendale, Arizona.
“He’s so important to us on third down we just have to be careful,” Gruden said of Thompson, via ESPN.com. “He’s not the biggest guy in the world. We don’t want him to get 20-25 carries a game and get a lot of pounding on that body. He’s definitely needed in pass protection and the routes and all that stuff on third down and red zone. So we’ll try to expand his role a little bit, but we don’t want to go too crazy with him.”
Thompson will likely be among the top waiver-wire targets this week after his lightening-quick start to the season. However, if he’s not handed more consistent work out of the backfield, his touchdowns Discount Code For Cheap Jerseys could be considered fluky.
If Kelley is out Sunday, rookie Samaje Perine will likely handle early down work with Thompson entering the game on third down. Gruden did mention Thompson in the red zone, though, which does bode well for his scoring opportunities moving forward.
Thompson should be especially appealing in points-per-reception leagues due to his speed and adept route running out of the backfield.
Like many teams in today’s NFL, the Redskins use a different running back for almost every situation. Still, Kelley, when healthy, and Thompson are both prudent fantasy plays moving forward.