Fantasy matchups: Week 3

Football Outsiders uses its unique metrics to find the best and worst fantasy matchups

Updated: September 25, 2009, 1:42 PM ET
By Bill Barnwell | Football Outsiders
Philip Rivers, Clinton Portis and Reggie WayneGetty ImagesSimply studly: Rivers, Portis and Wayne all project to exceed their fantasy averages this week.

Each week, Football Outsiders provides an argument for who to start in your fantasy football league using defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA), their metric that adjusts performance on a play-by-play basis for down, distance, situation and the quality of the opposition; they've gone back and seen exactly how matchups have affected players the past 15 seasons. For an in-depth look at the methodology, go here.

Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) is a staff writer for Grantland.