Here’s Andy’s Picks for the week, in High Stakes Fantasy Football Week 3 Projections:
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Fantasy Football Week 3 by Position
Derek Carr – Raiders
When going to the stack, set your sites to Carr, and if you can pick the right WR to pair him with you can easily have a winning week in any league this week, season long or daily. This game is projecting to be high scoring and the running game should not slow the pass down, since vegas figures this to be a close game.
Matt Stafford – Lions
Stafford also figures to be top of the pack when it comes to fantasy points scored this weekend. His performance speaks for itself as he spreads the ball around, finding the open receiver, whoever that is. He does not rely on Calvin Johnson anymore, which makes it a bit harder, but this season he is learning to be more scrappy and find those guys.
Alex Smith – Cheifs
I know, no one thought Smith would be here towards the top or even in the top 10 during any week, but Smith has veteran leadership this team needs, and may finally reach the prime of his career in this game, hitting Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce, vs on the most under performing defenses in the LA Chargers.
Running Back Projections
Jay Ajayi – Dolphins
The Dolphins have the best shot at being the blowout of the week. There is no reason not to take him in any format. Except if the injury he is suffering continues to be a questionable concern. Check his actual injury status before the game, to see if he is likely ready to go at %100. Even at anything lower than that, he should be one of the best performing RB’s of the week vs this poor Jets defense.
Le’Veon Bell – Steelers
Bell should be good this week. This is a good week to buy on Bell, since he is still the best RB in the league, and is getting the touches, in order to excel as his health is fine. Anyone else at this spot, I struggle with trusting for a variety of reason. Even though he has not broken any big runs get this year, his patience is a ticking time bomb ready to be the bell cow.
I would rather not reveal anyone else in cash nor in GPP plays. Anyone can be a sneaky play here other than guys who put up big numbers last week such as Todd Gurley, Ty Montgomery, and Melvin Gordon, who showed up lat on the injury report this week. Kareem Hunt will fall down in value after this week, but should be good next week.
Wide Receiver Projections
Mike Evans – TB
The only top dog in the pack this week, Evans is the only real stud to be sure to get you a good chance for a solid play, with solid QB. The best there probably is right now.
Mike Crabtree – LAR
Beyond Evans, this feels and matches up to be the 2nd safest guy this week to start, more so than Amari Cooper. You can stack him with Carr as mentioned above, and make a really good lineup. Crabtree has no reason to slow down, including Touchdown upside.
Antonio Brown – Steelers
Despite Brown officially playing the 16th ranked defense vs. the WR position at he moment, it doen’t matter. The Bears are the 24th ranked defense, this information I easily find on DraftDashboard, so even with a worse off offense, not in Browns favor at all, he is the most exciting and safe play in any format as a stud with great upside, even though his price of 9k on Fanduel, or if you spent a high draft pick on him in year long fantasy leagues, you start him
Tight End Projections
With the best of the Te’s traditionally over the last few years not being able to convert, with Gronk and Jordan Reed always having serious injury concerns, along with Olsen out of the year. Plus, Jimmy Graham not living up to his potential this year. That leaves a couple solid guys that are in play:
Travis Kelce – Chiefs
Kelce has the biggest potential upside of anyone on the slate, so leave it up to Kelce to have a Gronk type week. Versus the 15th ranked defense against the TE position is just fine, even though a lot of people won’t want to pay for him at his 2nd highest price tag among TE’s for the week on Fanduel.
Zack Ertz – Eagles
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Here, you have someone who may be the highest scoring TE this week in any format play as well. As I had expected before the beginning of the year, Ertz has the ability to be the main target, not boding well for WR’s on this team. He is reasonably priced and if you drafted in before the season you did a great job on this pick.
This defense is more healthy then they were in previous weeks and is playing what is commonly known to be the worst team in football, the Jest.
The ravens, performing at he highest level last week, find themselves in another great matchup, the Jaguars
I am looking for another blowout game here with the steelers capable of taking the ball away and even scoring a TD against this poor Bears squad.
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