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Picks to click and Week 3 sleepers

Cam Newton (Panthers, QB): So much for breaking in a rookie QB slowly. The Panthers have eschewed the run for the pass and Newton looks poised and in control. He has passed for 854 yards in his first two games with three TDs and four INTs. He also has rushed for 71 yards with two TDs. Unless you have an elite QB, Newton is in your lineup against the Jaguars.

Matt Hasselbeck (Titans, QB): If you're looking for a one-week play, give him a shot. Hasselbeck, who has 621 yards passing with three TDs, is getting time to throw and has good targets. The Broncos are hurting on defense and cornerback Champ Bailey is likely out.

Ben Tate (Texans, RB): Even if Arian Foster plays, he will get a limited workload. Tate is the lead back for now and has rushed for 219 yards and is averaging 4.7 yards per carry with a TD.

Ryan Mathews (Chargers, RB): Mathews has looked good and is becoming more involved in the passing game. He's averaging 4.5 yards and caught 10 passes for 135 yards. He should get a lot of carries in a blowout against the Chiefs.

A.J. Green (Bengals, WR): Green is coming off a 10-catch, 124-yard performance with a TD last week and should exploit a poor 49ers secondary.

Santana Moss (Redskins, WR): Moss has 11 catches in two games and has a great matchup against a bad Cowboys secondary.

Bernard Scott (Bengals, RB): Cedric Benson, who will play in Week 3, is expected to be suspended for three games as a repeat offender of the league's personal conduct policy. Scott would get most of the carries in his absence with matchups against the Bills, Colts, and Jaguars in Weeks 4-6. Add him.

Sleepers: C.J. Spiller (Bills), Roy Helu (Redskins), Nate Washington (Titans), Jabar Gaffney (Redskins), Greg Little (Browns), Titus Young (Lions), Ed Dickson (Ravens).

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