Week 3 of the 2018 NFL season is upon us, and fantasy is getting interesting. LeVeon Bell is still holding out, and Joe Mixon is injured. As the year picks up, it's time to set yourself up not only for success in week 3 but also down the line. Who am I thinking about this week? Here are some thoughts. Good luck, and happy-streaming!--Mike B.
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars. I believe in Bortles more than you do, and he's a better fantasy quarterback than real quarterback. That being said, he could put together a nice game for the Jaguars against Tennessee after knocking off the Patriots.
Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders. Carr is a talented quarterback with a rough start to the season. He's due to right the ship soon, and this could be the week. If you're in need of a streaming option, he's a possibility.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This guy is having a brilliant start to the season, and ride that wave while he's still hot and Winston is still out of the game. He's worth rostering in all leagues and starting in many. Against a Steelers team with many issues in the locker room he could have a really nice week.
Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Chicago Bears. Want to throw a complete dart this week? Give Trubisky a chance against the Cardinals. Arizona is a team in turmoil, and this could be a nice week for Trubisky to have a breakout game. He's worth a flier.
LeVeon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell should be owned in all formats, but someone might have been frustrated enough to cut him, or to move him cheaply. Go get him now and hold onto him for the playoff push. He'll be playing from week 11 onward at the very least. Let him take up one of your bench spots until then!
Giovanni Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals. With Joe Mixon out with injury, Bernard is the next guy up in the Bengals offense. Also take a long, hard look at Mark Walton if you want a flier in a deep league.
Matt Breida, RB, San Francisco 49ers. Breida is one of the leading running backs in the NFL right now, and should be owned in your league. If you're dealing with injury or need a flex play, go get Breida.
Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions. The Lions need to perform on offense somehow, and Riddick is a key cog in this offensive unit. He's way move valuable in PPR leagues than in standard ones but he's well-worth a long, hard look.
Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers. I've liked Allison since his performance in the Senior Bowl. Now he's looking like a legitimate NFL receiver. Well worth rostering at this point in the season.
John Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens. Brown has had a slow-ish start to the season but this kid is extremely talented. If you need depth at the position, give him a long, hard look.
Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns. With Josh Gordon gone in Cleveland, someone has to take over his role in the passing game. Could Callaway be that guy? It's worth keeping him on your roster until we find out!
Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars. Cole has the upside to have a huge season in Jacksonville. Get him on your roster now, while you still can.
Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers offense is hot, and Godwin is talented. He should have a spot on your roster moving forward.
DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers. Moore is due for a breakout game sooner or later. He might be the best receiver in this draft class and he's finding his footing in the NFL. I think he's worth a roster spot and might even be worth a gamble this week against the Bengals, one of the better defenses in the NFL.
Will Dissly, TE, Seattle Seahawks. Dissly has put together a phenomenal start to the 2018 season. While he may not continue to produce top tier numbers throughout the season, he's currently one of the top performers in fantasy. If you're desperate, start him.
Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons. I believe in Austin Hooper, and he's due for a big game for the Falcons. This is a gut feeling type of call, but he's worth a look if you're week at the position.
Ben Watson, TE, New Orleans Saints. Watson is 37 years old but he's having a pretty nice start to the year. If you need a flier at the position, give Watson a look.
Cleveland Browns D/ST. The Browns have one of the best young defenses in the NFL, and against a rookie quarterback, this unit is going to feast on Thursday night. If possible, get them into your lineup.
New England Patriots D/ST. Nobody uses information better than Bill Belichick, and after working with Matt Patricia as an assistant, he should be able to put together a gameplan to dominate the Lions. Good starting option for week 3.
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