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C.J. Spiller hasn’t lived up to his first-round draft pick status in fantasy leagues, creating an opening for you to potentially acquire one of the game’s most explosive talents.

C.J. Spiller

Week 3 line: 10 carries for nine yards, one reception for one yard

It doesn’t get much worse than that for fantasy owners. Spiller has only reached double-digit fantasy points in one game this season and he has yet to find the end zone. His lack of production has given backup Fred Jackson new life and the two have split carries almost evenly through three weeks. Spiller did miss the final quarter of last week’s game against the Jets, but word out of Buffalo is that he’ll be fine for Week 4. With his owners unsettled over the potential knee injury and Jackson’s increased role, it’s time to test the water for a trade. Chances are Spiller owners have a losing record and may be open to a package deal for their disappointing top pick. VERDICT: BUY

Darren McFadden

Week 3 line: 12 carries for nine yards and one touchdown, 16 passing yards and one touchdown

McFadden has put up respectable fantasy numbers in every game this season, but we all know the deal with McFadden. Run DMC is a player who hasn’t played in more than 13 games in any season of his career. Having him on your roster is a weekly game of Russian roulette, wondering on every play whether he will come away limping. Put him on the block now and see if you can upgrade to a more reliable option. Highlight to other owners that he has solid fantasy numbers on the season and he is heading into a favorable matchup with the Redskins. VERDICT: SELL

Colin Kaepernick

Week 3 line: 13/27 for 150 yards and one interception, seven carries for 20 yards

Kaepernick has MVP-level talent, which he showcased in a Week 1 win over the Packers, but since then he has scored under 10 fantasy points in each of the last two weeks. With such poor performances in back-to-back games, Kaepernick’s owners have to be reeling. However, the 49ers were on the road in Week 2 against Seattle and the league’s best defense, and last week’s output had a lot to do with the absence of Kaepernick’s top target, tight end Vernon Davis. The 49ers are too good of a team to stay down for long. Kaepernick is the kind of quarterback who can win fantasy games by himself and sunnier days are coming in the Bay Area. VERDICT: BUY

Andrew Luck

Week 3 line: 18/27 for 164 yards, four carries for 24 yards and one touchdown

With the acquisition of Trent Richardson, it’s clear that Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton plans to run the ball. Any doubt about that was put to rest when the Colts went to San Francisco and earned a victory by rushing 29 times. If it’s not Richardson carrying the rock, then Ahmad Bradshaw showed he is more then capable of stepping in. The two backs will power the Colts’ offense and that means less pass attempts for Luck. Indy’s second-year quarterback may already be one of the best five passers in football, but their current offense is not conducive to fantasy stardom. Luck’s ability to gain yards and touchdowns on the ground has kept him viable thus far, but you can’t count on that every week. In keeper leagues, you’re staying the course with Luck, but re-drafters need to move quickly before everyone else realizes what the Colts’ offense has become. VERDICT: SELL

Hakeem Nicks

Week 3 line: No receptions

Nicks was held off the score sheet in an embarrassing 38-0 defeat. Losing to the Panthers is defensible, but not in the fashion the Giants did it, being dominated in every phase of the game. Nicks was playing well over the first two weeks, with nine catches for 197 yards on 15 targets. With the Giants’ offense failing against Carolina, Nicks received just one target on the afternoon. That will not happen again. Nicks is a solid WR2 and he will bounce back in a big way over the next few games. VERDICT: BUY

Antonio Brown

Week 3 line: Nine receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns

It’s unfortunate that the NFL seems to reward those who complain. Brown was the most recent receiver to demand more passes thrown in his direction and the Steelers obliged with 13 targets. The result was a monster game from Brown on Sunday Night Football. Fresh off performing under the national spotlight, Brown’s value is high. So now is your chance to get out from under the Steelers’ offense. Brown is a good receiver, but he’s a Ben Roethlisberger injury away from being significantly downgraded. Todd Haley’s offense has struggled most of the year and those struggles may continue. This is the ideal time to see what you can get for him via trade. VERDICT: SELL

Jason Witten

Week 3 line: Five receptions for 67 yards

Witten had a big game in Week 1, but has cooled off since. With Miles Austin’s hamstring acting up again, Witten may be called into action more over the next few weeks. Always a favorite target of Tony Romo’s, Witten is one of the most dependable tight ends in real life and fantasy. The Cowboys’ passing attack has a nice schedule the rest of the way, so if you missed out on Jordan Cameron or Julius Thomas, this is your chance to solidify your tight end position.  VERDICT: BUY

Kyle Rudolph

Week 3 line: Five receptions for 28 yards

What a difference a year makes. Last September, Rudolph was the hot tight end to own, scoring three touchdowns in the first three games of the season. This season, the Red Zone Reindeer hasn’t been as fortunate, with only one score. With new receiving options in Minnesota and Christian Ponder under center, Rudolph has been a relative non-factor to this point. This isn’t selling high, this is selling desperate, but it’s still the right play. Package him with something and move him off your roster. You won’t regret it. VERDICT: SELL

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