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Week 3 Matchup: Kansas City at New Orleans

New Orleans

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 23.1ppg and KC Allows 18.3ppg ( -21%)
Drew Brees Pro 22.9
Running Backs
Average 24.1ppg and KC Allows 20.0ppg ( -17%)
Pierre Thomas Pro 6.3
Mark Ingram   5.8
Erik Lorig   1.2
Travaris Cadet Out 0.5
Wide Receivers
Average 26.0ppg and KC Allows 23.5ppg ( -10%)
Marques Colston Pro 11.0
Joseph Morgan IR 5.1
Robert Meachem   3.6
Tight Ends
Average 11.5ppg and KC Allows 6.4ppg ( -44%)
Jimmy Graham   10.1
Ben Watson   4.3
Kickers
Average 6.9ppg and KC Allows 8.9ppg (+ 29%)
Shayne Graham   8.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.0ppg and KC Allows 19.4ppg (+ 7%)
Cameron Jordan   5.4
Keyunta Dawson Out 2.5
Brodrick Bunkley   2.2
Akiem Hicks   1.8
Linebackers
Average 17.3ppg and KC Allows 24.4ppg (+ 42%)
Curtis Lofton   7.7
Victor Butler IR 4.1
Jonathan Vilma IR 4.0
Junior Galette   3.7
David Hawthorne   2.7
Defensive Backs
Average 33.9ppg and KC Allows 30.2ppg ( -11%)
Jairus Byrd   6.5
Patrick Robinson IR 6.2
Keenan Lewis   5.4
Champ Bailey   5.0
Rafael Bush Pro 3.8
Corey White   3.6
Trevin Wade   2.1
Jordan Pugh   2.0

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Kansas City

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 9.8ppg and NO Allows 21.4ppg (+119%)
Alex Smith Out 13.0
Chase Daniel   2.3
Running Backs
Average 19.8ppg and NO Allows 24.8ppg (+ 25%)
Jamaal Charles Out 13.2
Joe McKnight   1.8
Cyrus Gray   1.6
Anthony Sherman   0.8
Wide Receivers
Average 14.0ppg and NO Allows 28.1ppg (+101%)
Dwayne Bowe Out 7.5
Donnie Avery   6.1
Kyle Williams IR 2.7
Tight Ends
Average 4.7ppg and NO Allows 8.2ppg (+ 74%)
Anthony Fasano   4.0
Richard Gordon   2.5
Kickers
Average 6.7ppg and NO Allows 8.9ppg (+ 33%)
Ryan Succop Pro 6.7
Defensive Linemen
Average 10.6ppg and NO Allows 12.0ppg (+ 14%)
Mike Devito   3.3
Vance Walker   2.7
Dontari Poe Out 2.5
Allen Bailey   1.8
Jerrell Powe   1.1
Linebackers
Average 24.6ppg and NO Allows 21.6ppg ( -12%)
Derrick Johnson Out 8.3
Justin Houston Pro 6.5
Tamba Hali Out 5.6
Dezman Moses   3.8
Joe Mays Out 3.6
James-Michael Johnson Pro 3.4
Frank Zombo   1.7
Robert James   0.5
Defensive Backs
Average 25.1ppg and NO Allows 33.7ppg (+ 34%)
Eric Berry   5.8
Sean Smith   5.5
Brandon Flowers   5.0
Christopher Owens   4.1
Jerron McMillian   2.4

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