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Falcons' Matt Bryant projected for a top-five finish in Week 3
Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant is projected for another big week as numberFire's algorithms see him leading the NFL in made extra points in Week 3.
Bryant has been busy, and perfect, so far this season. The 42-year-old has made all 6 of his extra points, and 5 field goal attempts through the first 2 weeks of the season. He has a tough matchup in Week 3, though, as the Detroit Lions have allowed an average of just 4.5 fantasy points per game to opposing kickers this season.
Our models see Bryant going 1.5-for-1.7 on field goal attempts while making 3.4 extra points for 8.7 FanDuel points, making him our 5th-best kicker in Week 3.
Ravens' Justin Tucker projected for most made field goals in Week 3
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is projected to lead all kickers in Week 3 in made field goals, per numberFire's algorithms.
Tucker has been his steady and consistent self, so far in 2017 as he has gone 5-for-5 on extra points and 3-for-4 on field goal attempts. His opponent in Week 3, the Jacksonville Jaguars, have been quite generous to kickers this season, allowing 13 points to Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop last week.
Our models project Tucker to make 2.0 of his 2.4 field goal attempts in Week 3 while adding 1.9 extra points for 8.8 FanDuel points versus the Jaguars.
Panthers' Graham Gano projected for the most field goal attempts in Week 3
Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano is projected by numberFire's algorithms for the most field goal attempts in Week 3.
Gano has been busy so far in 2017, connecting on all 6 of his field goal attempts so far, tying him for the NFL lead in made field goals. He is expected to have plenty of opportunities in week 3 as Carolina faces the NFL's worst defense in the New Orleans Saints.
Our models project Gano to go 2.0-for-2.6 on field goal attempts while adding 2.2 extra points for 9.0 FanDuel points.
Cairo Santos looking to build on a strong Week 2 for the Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos made his first 2 field goal attempts of the season in Week 2 and is projected for 2 more attempts versus the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3.
Santos has been busy this season, going 9-for-9 on extra points and 2-for-2 on field goals. He faces a Chargers team on Sunday that gave up 4 field goal attempts to Miami Dolphins' kicker Cody Parkey last week.
Our models see Santos making 2.5 extra points and 1.9 field goals for 9.1 FanDuel points in Week 3, making him our second-ranked kicker on the Sunday slate.
Raiders' Giorgio Tavecchio projected as Week 3's top kicker
Oakland Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio is expected to have a big week versus the Washington Redskins in Week 3.
Tavecchio has yet to miss a kick in his brief NFL career, going 8-for-8 on extra points and 5-for-5 on field goals including a pair of 52-yarders in Week 1. The rookie gets to face a Reskins' defense that has allowed 5 field goal attempts from their opponents through 2 games.
Our models project Tavecchio to make 1.8-of-2.2 field goal attempts while adding 3.1 extra points for 9.3 FanDuel points in Week 3.
Ravens rule out Maxx Williams (ankle) for Week 3
Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Not surprising at all as Williams did not practice at all this week after suffering an ankle injury in Week 2. Without Williams available, veteran tight end Benjamin Watson will see all the targets he can handle versus the Jaguars in London.
Williams caught all 4 of his targets in Week 2 for 21 yards versus the Cleveland Browns. He was projected for 1.3 catches for 13.7 yards and 2.6 FanDuel points in Week 3.
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