25 Sep Talking Fantasy: Who’s Hot?
Another week of football is here, so that means week three of my Fantasy Football Sleepers. Here is some more advice on who can help you win your league this week. Let’s get to it!
Ryan Tannehill (TEN): Tannehill hasn’t shown much this year in terms of TDs, with only one passing. However, he has a good matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, who have already given up six passing TDs this year. This could be a bounce back game for the veteran passer.
Teddy “Two Gloves” Bridgewater (DEN): Teddy is averaging two TDs per game and zero INTs thus far. He goes against a New York Jets defense that has been picked apart in the first two weeks. I’d look for the beatdowns to continue, this week at the hands (or gloves) of Teddy B.
Jared Goff (DET): Goff has been playing mostly from behind in both games this year and has had to air it out. The same should be said for this week against the Baltimore Ravens, who are also thin in their secondary and are giving up over 300+ yards passing per game!
Ty’son Williams (BAL): Ty’son is averaging a remarkable 6.5 YPC this season, and is now getting a Detroit Lions defense that has given up the most rushing TDs to RBs last year. The Lions do not look to have improved much through two games this season defensively, so I like Williams in week 3.
Tony Pollard (DAL): Pollard is rolling over defenses with an astounding 7.7 YPC this season, and is averaging almost as many touches as Zeke! Moving forward, I think this will become a RB by committee and Pollard will continue to have success. He’s had a significant impact on the running game in Dallas, and I expect that to continue.
Chase Edmonds (AZ): Edmonds is averaging a nice 95 total yards from scrimmage per game, and matches up well against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense that is giving up over 100+ rushing yards each game.
Bonus: Trey Sermon (SF): Sermon had an awful start to his career. After being inactive the first game, he saw some action in week 2, only to suffer a concussion on his only play! The good news is, he’s been cleared to play and with fellow rookie Elijah Mitchell doubtful and JaMycal Hasty out,, Sermon will likely get the start and have the opportunity to seize the moment.
Marvin Jones Jr (JAX): Marvin is steadily rising to the top of the WR depth chart in Jacksonville. He has now seen the most targets, scored in back-to-back games and is quickly becoming Lawrence’s favorite go-to target.
Sterling Shepard (NYG): Sterling is easily the favorite target for young QB Daniel Jones so far this season. With Golladay coming over from Detroit, most thought he would be WR #1, but Shepard is averaging 100 yards per game and Atlanta is allowing over 250 receiving yards per game.
Julio Jones (TEN): Julio quietly had a 100-yard game last week, and he is building rapport with Tannehill. He now faces a Colts defense that has allowed back-to-back 100 yard receivers. I like Julio in that matchup.
Austin Hooper (CLE): Austin has had a slow start to the season averaging less than 40 yards per game, but he does get a Chicago Bears defense that has given up the third most TDs to TEs last year.
Jared Cook (LAC): Cook is facing a KC defense that has given up over 185 receiving yards to TEs this year. That’s the 2nd-highest total in the league over the first two weeks! Need I say more?
George Kittle (SF): I know, I know what you’re saying…Kittle isn’t really a sleeper. Let’s think about this though – the first two games Kittle is totaling a whopping four catches and less than 50 yards per game. Now, he faces GB who gave up 66 yards and a TD to Hockenson last week, plus add in the fact the Niners RB core is banged up, so they may rely more on the pass game. *Flashbacks to Kittle’s last SNF matchup to Green Bay*
Ju Ju Smith-Schuster (PIT): Ju Ju hasn’t received much attention so far, but with Diontae Johnson out and a Bengals defense that allowed the fifth-most passing TDs last year, this could be a breakout game for him.
Jaylen Waddle (MIA): Waddle has at least 5 targets in each game this season and goes against a Raiders defense that gave up 18 TDs to WRs last year!
Javonte Williams (DEN): Williams has split touches with Gordon in the backfield, but it’s pretty much been even between them. He’ll get a friendly matchup against a New York Jets defense that couldn’t contain Damien Harris last week.
There you have it guys! Week three is almost in the books, so get your lineups ready. I hope this helps you just a little bit more this week with your decisions and as always, good luck and have fun with your leagues this week!