Michael Turner Shows Potential Fantasy Value

Sep 22, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) leaps over San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) during a run in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Michael Turner looked impressive against San Diego. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Atlanta Falcons have not been able to get the ground game going in 2012, but Michael Turner found room to run in Week 3 against the San Diego Chargers. Turner finished with 14 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: It looks like the DUI Turner received this past week may have set off a spark in his mind. He was running harder and finding holes in San Diego, looking like a viable fantasy starter. Atlanta's offensive line hasn't done the best job blocking for Turner this year, but everything looked in sync in Week 3. Turner likely won't be able to put up big points every week. However, this is a promising sign for owners who have likely stashed him on their bench after the first two weeks.

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