Week three of the NFL season is already here. Injuries are a huge story, with guys like Adrian Peterson, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Jonathan Stewart all getting dinged up. Ever since Roger Goodell vowed to make the league safer, it seems that injuries are up. But I digress. This week, you might be looking for streamers to help your team. Who do I like? Here are some thoughts. Hope this helps, and happy streaming! --Mike B.
Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings. Bradford looked well worth the trade that Minnesota made to get him last week for Minnesota. For as long as he stays healthy, he should be a useful fantasy starter. If you're dealing with quarterback injuries or need a spot start until Brady comes back, snag Bradford.
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals. Unowned in far too many leagues. He shouldn't be on this list, but he gets overlooked in a lot of leagues. Take a look.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans. Mariota is still unowned in a lot of leagues. Don't let that happen in yours. Add him now, and start him if needed.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins. This week, the Miami Dolphins face the Cleveland Browns. Tannehill looked good last week against the Patriots, and should look even better againt Cleveland, one of the worst teams in the NFL. He's a guy you can start with confidence this week against Cleveland.
Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles. This rookie QB is for real. Like Dalton, he should be owned in most leagues, but if he's somehow available, he's a guy that you might be able to plug in and get some solid use out of depending on your other options at the position.
Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Carolina Panthers. People expect Whittaker to get the bulk of the carries in Carolina this week, but Artis-Payne could be in for some looks as well. He might make a sneaky flex play this week depending on his touches.
Matt Asiata/Jerick McKinnon, RBs, Minnesota Vikings. With Adrian Peterson out with a torn meniscus, one (if not both) of these guys will be fantasy relevant moving forward. McKinnon is the better bet, but Asiata could see a lot of touches as well.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns. Crowell looks like he's going to be the #1 RB in the Cleveland backfield moving forward. If he's available, snag him now. I've liked him since week 1, and he should continue to provide some sneaky value.
Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions. With Ameer Abdullah dealing with injuries, Riddick could be in for an increase in touches this week. He's already a great PPR option, and the increase in touches this week make Riddick almost a must-start in all formats this week.
Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sims is a guy that should be owned in all ppr leagues even when Doug Martin is healthy. With Martin injured, Sims is almost a must-start this week. Go get him now!
Fozzy Whittaker, RB, Carolina Panthers. Fozzy has always been one of my favorite players in the NFL because of his name, and I get to hype him again this week now that he has a chance to start. He's looked good when he's had carries, so he could make a nice flex start this week depending on how he looks heading into the week.
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins. Are you in a PPR league? Then Crowder is a guy that you want on your team. He's had 6 catches in each of his first two games this season, and should continue to see a nice volume of catches moving forward. Worth grabbing.
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants. Cruz is back, at least for now. The good news is you may still be able to grab him off of waivers. He's an injury risk, but if you're adding him from waivers you're getting him basically for free. I'd take a gamble on him this week and moving forward if he's available.
Quincy Enumwa, WR, New York Jets. Enumwa is a guy that needs to be owned in all leagues given his start with the Jets. He will be a big part of the Jets offense moving forward, and will help your fantasy team, as a flex option if nothing else. Worth an add.
Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers. I hyped Williams last week in light of the Keenan Allen injury. He was as promised, and should be well worth using down the stretch this season. If he's there, snag him.
Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions. Ebron is starting to look like a very solid option in the Lions passing game. He could be headed for a breakout season, and looks good early. If you need an option, he's worth a shot.
Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals. Eifert isn't a player that is going to help you this week but he's a nice future pickup if you're in a smaller league. He's probably on waivers in very small leagues, and should be back in a week or two. Grab him now, and plan for the future.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons. Jacob Tamme is a viable starting fantasy tight end. I know, I've started him the last two weeks in one of my leagues and he's put up solid points for me. He's also a guy that gets no fantasy love, and should therefore be available on waivers. He's a great sneaky pick that can be more than just a spot start for your team.
Miami Dolphins D/ST. With the Cleveland Browns on their third quarterback in three weeks, this unit is a must start this week against Cleveland. Expect the Dolphins to go after Cody Kessler early and often, and force some big turnovers.
New York Giants D/ST. If the Giants are available, they're almost a must-start against the Redskins. This defensive unit looked dominant against the Saints, and they should dominate against Washington. They should put up some nice points this week, especially if you get lots of credit for turnovers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers D/ST. The Rams offense has put up 9 points in two games this season. That points to a very good offense to start a fantasy defense against! This week, the Rams face Tampa Bay. Start the Bucs defense with confidence this week.
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