NFL Power Rankings 2018 Week 3: Dolphins continue to climb all around web

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NFL Power Rankings 2018 Week 3: Dolphins continue to climb all around web

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 The Miami Dolphins have started an NFL regular season 2-0 for the first time since 2013 Authentic Cameron Wake Jersey , a record that currently has them sitting alone in first place of the AFC East. While it is still early in the season, with 14 more games to be played before a division winner is crowned and the playoff berths are set, the Dolphins are starting to turn some heads.How will their fast start to the season reflect in the Week 3 2018 NFL Power Rankings? Hopefully with a rather sizable gap between themselves and the 32nd position, a place some power rankings had Miami before the start of the season.Here are the Week 3 power rankings for the Dolphins, along with the change from last week and any write up if there was one. At the end, we take a look at the highest single week and average ranking for Miami this year, as well as the lowest for both of those.SB Nation - Rebecca TobackThis week: 12Change: Up 10Meanwhile, the Buccaneers and Dolphins are both 2-0, along with the Jaguars, making for three undefeated teams in Florida. Ryan Tannehill is impressing and Ryan Fitzpatrick is blowing everyone away, looking far better than expected while filling in for the suspended Jameis Winston.Niners Nation - David FucilloThis week: 10Change: None.Bleeding Green Nation - Brandon Lee GowtonThis week: 19Change: Up 5The Dolphins are unexpectedly first in the AFC East at 2-0. Maybe Miami is decent?NFL.com - Elliot HarrisonThis week: 17Change: Up 6The Dolphins have gotten off to the most optimal start fans could envision: 1-0 in the AFC East, 2-0 in the conference and relatively healthy (though the Josh Sitton injury does hurt). Miami’s defense put it on tape, so to speak, in Sunday’s first half, shutting down the Jets at every turn. When Sam Darnold and Co. turned it on after the break http://www.miamidolphinsteamonline.com/albert-wilson-jersey , the Dolphins’ offense made the plays it had to make. Look no further than Frank Gore’s (shoestring-)catch-and-run to convert third-and-forever, essentially putting the game away in the fourth quarter. Only 25 yards rushing for him Sunday, but that was still enough to move Gore into fourth place when it comes to career rushing yards. With 14,112 ground yards to his name, Gore only trails Barry Sanders (15,269), Walter Payton (16,726) and Emmitt Smith (18,355). What a career.ESPN This week: 16Change: Up 8Miami is in sole possession of first place in the AFC East through at least two games for the first time since Week 2 of 2010. FPI gives the Dolphins a 66 percent chance to improve to 3-0 on Sunday and maintain control of first place. -- Joey KoontzCBS Sports - Pete PriscoThis week: 12Change: Up 5They are off to a 2-0 start and have a winnable game at home against Oakland. Adam Gase has this team playing good football.Yahoo! Sports - Frank SchwabThis week: 15Change: Up 10Do you believe? The Titans and Jets, the teams the Dolphins beat, are 2-0 in their other games. So it’s not a glaring example of the Dolphins going 2-0 against terrible teams. Ryan Tannehill looks at least decent. Our preconceived notions of the Dolphins gives them a higher bar to cross before we buy into this 2-0 start. If they can beat the Raiders at home Sunday, a Week 4 game at New England becomes very interesting.Sporting News - Vinnie IyerThis week: 20Change: NoneThe Dolphins have not done much particularly well in the first two games, but they’ve been clean, and that alone can steal a few wins. Credit coach Adam Gase for cooling his hot seat for now.USA Today - Nate DavisThis week: 18Change: Up 5No team averaging fewer passes, but resurgent Ryan Tannehill is highly efficient (72.5% completion Womens Robert Quinn Jersey , 104.9 rating) when he does throw.Bleacher Report - Paul KasabianThis week: 16Change: Up 10Bleacher Report - NFL StaffThis week: 21Change: Up 7Raise your hand if you thought the Miami Dolphins would be undefeated two weeks into the season and in sole possession of first place in the AFC East.Now put your hand down, you big liar.Last week, the Dolphins used big plays to down the Tennessee Titans. In Week 2, it was, well, um鈥e’re not completely sure.The Dolphins ran for more yards than Ryan Tannehill passed for at the Meadowlands. Miami was outgained by the Jets, 362-257. And yet, thanks in large part to three Jets turnovers, the Dolphins managed to eke out a win.Undefeated or no, we’re still not ready to call the Dolphins contenders. Or even call them good. And at the end of the month, Miami travels to Foxborough to face the Patriots in their first real test of 2018.But with a home date coming up with the Oakland Raiders before that, it’s entirely possible the Dolphins will roll into Gillette Stadium at 3-0 with a chance to open up a two-game lead on the Pats.Nobody saw that coming.The Washington Post - Mark MaskeThis week: 11Change: Up 5Miami Dolphins, AFC East leaders. It’s an odd phrase, isn’t it?Sports Illustrated/MMQB - MMQB StaffThis week: 15Change: Up 4Fansided - Matt VerderameThis week: 23Change: Up 2Give the Dolphins credit. The wins haven’t been impressive, but 2-0 will play http://www.miamidolphinsteamonline.com/josh-sitton-jersey , and the Raiders come to South Beach next.2018 SeasonChange in average from last week: Up 5.6Highest Weekly Ranking: Week 2/3 - Niners Nation - 10Highest Average Ranking: Week 2 - 16.1Lowest Weekly Ranking: Week 1 - ESPN - 32Lowest Average Ranking: Week 1 - 27.3Week 1 Average: 27.3Week 2 Average: 21.7Week 3 Average: 16.1Would You Draft Tom Brady on Your Fantasy Football Team? My wife steered the Honda Odyssey while children snoozed - I finally had some time to look into fantasy football. Fairly quickly, I had a treacherous, most perilous thought: if Tom Brady were on the board, and the value was there, could I click the “draft” button?It became a much harder proposition to resolve than I expected. Fantasy football requires a different level of fanhood, one that’s more polygamous than your “true” monogamous Dolphins self. It also requires more emotional distance, especially if you are playing in a money league. Screw your feelings, draft the best players regardless of team and make money. Coolly monstrous. Like Nurse Ratched.Except it’s not easy to flirt with some players, as it creates a tension within that’s scantily worth visiting. I’ll admit fam, I had a relationship with LeSean McCoy in 2016. I thought he presented tremendous value in the 3rd round and I decided to overlook the nasty “Buffalo Bills” thing. It wasn’t my proudest moment, but it helped result in some dollars getting stacked.LeSean McCoy is not Tom Brady.Even when I type “Tom Brady”, I feel like punching myself in the face. No other player can make me feel that way. How dare I type the words Tom Brady on a Miami Dolphins website? The audacity! And I shutter at the thought of the existential work involved in drafting Tom Brady on a fantasy football team: you actually have to follow him and root for his statistical production. That thought alone may have ruptured my gall bladder.I don’t even want to draft Jimmy Garoppolo for the residual stench of being affiliated with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. I could have my draft right this very second, and not know what choice I’d make.What would you do? Would you draft Tom Brady on your fantasy team?Just to bury the hatchet with anybody who’s triggered by me bringing up Tom Brady, here’s Tom Brady getting sacked by a bunch of people: