All-Star Team of the Week: Week 3
This week's best from every position assembled into a full lineup of outstanding performers.
All-Star Team of the Week: Week 3
With only Monday Night Football left to go, we have almost another full card of games graded and up in Premium stats for you to browse. It’s hard to believe that we’re almost at the quarter mark of the regular season again but we’re starting to see players emerge and set themselves up for big seasons.
With than in mind, let’s take a look at our All Star Team of the Week from Week 3.
(Note: Team will be updated as needed after Monday Night Football and by Wednesday when All-22 footage helps us study plays in even more detail.)
Quarterback: Andrew Luck, IND (+5.0)
He only wound up playing a little more than three quarters, but his performance on the road in Jacksonville was still good enough to see off our next-highest-graded quarterback.
Honorable Mention: Kirk Cousins, WAS
Running Back: Zac Stacy, STL (+2.9)
67 yards on 12 carries, with four missed tackles forced on the ground. Adding another 54 yards through the air Stacy had the best showing of any running back in the league yesterday.
Honorable Mention: Ahmad Bradshaw, IND
Fullback: Patrick DiMarco, ATL (+1.5)
A better week for fullbacks this week saw us see at least some grades in the green. The best of those came from Atlanta’s Patrick DiMarco on Thursday night, with some impressive work as a lead blocker.
Honorable Mention: Anthony Sherman, KC
Tight End: Jason Witten, DAL (+3.7)
Four receptions for 49 yards might not seem like a lot but Witten added a lot of fine work as a run blocker that pushed him to the top of the class at the position this week.
Honorable Mention: Andrew Quarless, GB
Wide Receivers: Julio Jones, ATL (+4.0) and Emmanuel Sanders, DEN (+3.0)
Big games on Thursday and Sunday, respectively, saw Jones and Sanders post the second- and third-highest receiving totals amongst wide receivers in Week 3. Both had receptions of 40 yards or longer, though Jones also added two touchdowns.
Honorable Mentions: Pierre Garcon, WAS and Jeremy Maclin, PHI
Tackles: Trent Williams, WAS (+5.7) and Joe Barskdale, STL (+4.4)
A big performance against the Eagles, where he allowed just the one quarterback hurry and did some nice work as a run blocker, sees Trent Williams make the team at left tackle. On the right, it’s the familiar face of Joe Barksdale, who looked very good for the second week in a row.
Honorable Mentions: Anthony Castonzo, IND and Marcus Gilbert, PIT
Guards: Justin Blalock, ATL (+3.4) and Marshal Yanda, BLT (+2.6)
Flipping sides from last week when we saw more right guards stand out, it was all about the guys on the left this week, with Blalock seeing off two other left guards to be our highest-graded of the week. On the right, Yanda was the only right guard in the Top 5.
Honorable Mentions: Kelechi Osemele, BLT and Chris Chester, WAS
Center: A.Q. Shipley, IND (+3.1)
Three positively graded games in a row for Shipley, who looks a completely different player from the one who struggled out of position in Baltimore. He allowed a hit in pass protection but was still solid, and added some fine blocks in the running game.
Honorable Mention: Russell Bodine, CIN
Gordon McGuinness | Analyst, Lead Special Teams Analyst
Gordon has worked at PFF since 2011, and now heads up the company’s special teams analysis processes. His work in-season focuses on college football, while he is also heavily involved in PFF’s NFL draft coverage.