From a fantasy perspective, I expected more points in the Thursday night matchup between Kansas City and Philadelphia. The running backs did their jobs and produced numbers for their owners. Everything else was disappointing.
Jamaal Charles combined for 172 yards (92 rush 7 rec 80 rec) and a touchdown. Not to be outdone, LeSean McCoy ran 20 times for 158 yards and a touchdown proving he is the top running back in fantasy football through three weeks.
Fantasy factor by the numbers: (Standard scoring + .5PPR)
Jamaal Charles- 26.7 points
LeSean McCoy- 21.8 points
I expected more in the passing game from both sides, but Michael Vick was not good through the air but bailed his teams out with 95 yards rushing. Alex Smith may have engineered a 3-0 start, but his fantasy stats leave a ton to be desired.
Through three games, Smith has completed 64 passes for 669 yards. While the total is nice, recognize that 187 of those yards are YAC (yards after catch) which brings his total actual completion yards to 482 yards. If you divide that by his completions you get a per pass total of 7.53 yards per completion. Calling him check down Charlie would be appropriate.
To put those awful numbers in perspective, Christian Ponder has a yards per pass completion of 7.85.
Fantasy factor by the numbers:
Michael Vick- 18.54 points
Alex Smith- 14.22 points
Jason Avant was the top receiver in Philadelphia pulling down five catches for 87 yards and a score. DeSean Jackson who projected to go over 100 yards and score caught just three passes for 62 yards.
Donnie Avery and Jamaal Charles led the Chiefs in the receiving game with seven catches each. Avery went for 141 yards. Dwayne Bowe was only targeted three times for four yards and as long as Smith continues to check down, Bowe is not a fantasy factor.
Fantasy factor by the numbers:(.5 PPR)
Jason Avant- 17.2 points
DeSean Jackson- 7.8
Riley Cooper- 3.9
Brent Celek- 2.8
Zach Ertz- 1
Donnie Avery- 17.6
Sean McGrath- 5.1
Anthony Sherman- 1.5
AJ Jenkins- 1.1
Dwayne Bowe- .9