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Erickson: Week 3 fantasy football rankings overview

Even with all the injuries the NFL endured in Week 2, we still enjoyed a solid weekend of football action. Thinking back on the Sunday night game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks coming down to a final goal-line stand makes me wish it was already 1 p.m. on Sunday. 

In this week’s preview of the NFL slate, I'm shifting gears. I joined the great minds at PFF to put together the NFL Week 3 Preview, where I put my fantasy spin on every home team playing in Week 3.

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So for this preview, I'll focus on every road team playing in Week 3 with an eye out for DFS picks/fades, sleepers, busts and waiver wire moves, with consideration for injuries and other fantasy-relevant news and notes. It’s the behind the scenes look into my weekly fantasy rankings

HOUSTON TEXANS @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Despite the tough matchup, I do believe we'll get some fantasy production from Houston Texans’ running back David Johnson because of his high projected touch total. He owns the 10th-highest running back rush share (81.5%) and target share (13%) at the position. His volume alone should vault him at least RB2 status.

He could post even better numbers if he continues to be featured in the passing game, which is likely if Duke Johnson Jr. misses another game. The Steelers gave up six catches to Saquon Barkley in Week 1 and Melvin Gordon caught a touchdown against them in Week 2.  

It’s also important to call out that the expected fantasy points for both Barkley and Gordon when they played the Steelers would have resulted in over 21 fantasy points.

CINCINNATI BENGALS @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

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