Week 3 was wild and crazy, up is down and down is up. Hopefully your fantasy teams are weathering the storm. Here's our Apex Awards Game Balls for Week 3...
QB Game Ball - Ben Roethlisberger, PIT, 384 yards, 4 TDs
Big Ben was the only shining player for the black and gold in a loss to the Raiders. With no running game, Roethlisberger had no choice but to throw the entire game. He completed 36 of 49 passes without an INT.
QB Honorable mention - Matt Schaub, HOU, 290 yards, 4 TDs, Schaub is quietly putting together another stellar season hitting open targets, thanks to a fantastic running game taking pressure off of him.
RB Game Ball - Jamaal Charles, KC, 233 rushing yards, 6 rec 55 yards, 1 rush TD
Kansas City finally figured out that Charles is their best weapon and used him all day. He racked up 288 all purpose yards including 6 catches. Charles is a top fantasy RB at this point and a must start from here on out. Just hope the Chiefs don't screw up his touches.
RB Honorable mention - Mikel Leshoure, DET, 100 rushing yards 1 rush TD, Back from suspension, Leshoure flashed the talent many thought he had. He silenced Kevin Smith, who's now a junk fantasy player. Leshoure adds some dimension to the Lions and is a flex play and fringe starter for most fantasy owners.
TE Game Ball - Heath Miller, PIT, 8 catches, 2 TDs
HEATH!!! That obnoxious chant from Steeler nation when the tight end touches the ball was heard a lot this week. Miller had 8 catches for 60 yards and 2 TDs. He might still be on your waiver wire, if so, go grab him now.
TE Honorable mention - Kyle Rudolph, MIN, 5 catches 36 yards, 2 TDs, I've been singing Rudolph's praises all year, and he didn't let me down this week, with two big red zone targets and conversions.
WR Game Ball - AJ Green, CIN, 9 catches, 183 yards, 1 TD
The day started off great for Green catching a 73-yard TD on the first play from scrimmage. Green exerted his will on the Redskins secondary the rest of the game grabbing balls from the air and making catch after catch. He looked every bit the superstar this week.
WR Honorable mention - Torrey Smith, BAL, 6 catches 127 yards, 2 TDs, everyone knows about the loss he suffered this week. He came out and gutted out a great performance for his fantasy owners and for his brother who had just died. A true pro!
GAME USED SOCK AWARD - Michael Vick, PHI 217 passing yard, 28 rushing yards
Vick got hit all day long and looked confused and flustered by the Arizona Cardinals defense. The Philly fans are already calling for Foles to take over at QB, and if Vick doesn't right the ship, that could happen (but probably not). This is a blip on the radar for Vick, and while he deserves the game used sock, he won't hold onto it all year.