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Fantasy Football Fix: Fantasy Outsiders Week 3 Recap

Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates his second interception of the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The weekly fodder that that is offered up thanks to fantasy football is one of the most enjoyable aspects of joining a league.  Insert 10 of the biggest sports talk radio personalities in the Valley, and it’s no wonder why the Fantasy Outsiders Fantasy Football League is one of the most lively and hotly-contested out there.  Curious how your team might stack up against our fantasy football combatants?  Check out the Week 3 recap below for the latest news taking place in our league!

DOUG 140.8 – 119.2 Wolf
Difference Makers: One of the league’s biggest rivalry matchups went to Doug, who used 31 points from Joseph Randle and 26 from Le’Veon Bell to knock off his morning show co-host. Wolf has been the victim of a tough schedule so far, facing one of the higher scoring teams each week. He staged a late rally by getting 35 from Randall Cobb on Monday Night Football, but it wasn’t enough. Making matters worse, Matt Jones let him down with just 2 points, while Chris Johnson racked up 28 on his bench.

BICKLEY 126.6 – 115.4 Marotta
Difference Makers: Bickley ran his record to 3-0 — while also dropping his co-host to 0-3 — courtesy of a 42-point breakout performance from Devonta Freeman. Once again, his receivers came through in a big way, as Antonio Brown and Amari Cooper combined for another 41 points.

LUKE 115.8 – 110.1 Burns
Difference Makers: The closest game of the week went to Luke, who survived injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and C.J. Anderson to edge Burns in an important divisional matchup. Burns did get 40 points from Julio Jones, but he was dragged down by Jeremy Hill — who continued his run of ruining fantasy teams across America with an uninspiring two-point showing.

CALVISI 207.8 – 115 Paige
Difference Makers: Paige had a pretty good week, getting 22 points from Latavius Murray and another 22 from Demaryius Thomas. Thing is, Calvisi had the best week ever. The combination of A.J. Green (45), Keenan Allen (37) and the Cardinals D/ST (34) alone would have beaten most teams. And that doesn’t even account for Adrian Peterson or the rest of his lineup.

BYRD 173.9 – 102.2 B-Train
Difference Makers: If not for Calvisi’s ridiculous, 208-point performance, Byrd would have had the highest score for the third straight week. B-Train got 33 points from Greg Olsen, but Andrew Luck’s subpar start hurt him again — as did the 66 combined points Byrd got from Aaron Rodgers and Jamaal Charles on Monday night.

STANDINGS

AFC
1. Jordan Byrd (3-0)
2. Luke Lapinski (3-0)
3. Dave Burns (1-2)
4. Paige Dimakos (1-2)
5. Bertrand Berry (0-3)

NFC
1. Dan Bickley (3-0)
2. Paul Calvisi (2-1)
3. Doug Franz (2-1)
4. Ron Wolfley (0-3)
5. Vince Marotta (0-3)

WEEK 4 MATCHUPS

Doug (2-1) vs Burns (1-2)
Bickley (3-0) vs Wolf (0-3)
Byrd (3-0) vs Paige (1-2)
Marotta (0-3) vs Calvisi (2-1)
B-Train (0-3) vs Luke (3-0)

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