What a week of football! A total of nine games came down to one touchdown. Everyone loves tight football games because as fantasy owners last minute drives can result in valuable fantasy points. Hopefully three weeks in you have a slight handle on things. If you are 0-2, don’t worry there is plenty of time to turn things around. Let’s start this week by setting that lineup.
QB Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Phi)
Yes, last week it was Jordan Love and now Baker Mayfield is making the start list. Got to love fantasy football. Baker has started off nicely with 490 yards and 3 passing TDs through the first two games. The biggest part of that is there was not a single turnover. Now he faces off against the Eagles. I know that looks worrisome at first. Take a closer look, the Eagles have already given up 680 yards through the air along with 7 TDs. Baker is making use of his great WR core and should be looked at as a starter this week.
RB James Cook, Buffalo Bills (@Wsh)
The second year RB came into the year with lots of hype and it looks to be warranted thus far. Two games in and he’s amassed 37 touches for 222 yards. He’s almost forcing himself into lineups with his production with a nice 5.8 yards per carry. He’s got a solid matchup against The Commanders; the Bills will be up and wanting to run the clock. If Cook is on your roster he should be in your lineup.
WR Nico Collins, Houston Texans (@Jac)
The entire Texans offense was on a wait-and-see regarding how well rookie QB CJ Stroud Performs. Well, I have seen enough. The number one target in this offense is Collins and with Stroud looking like a solid QB, Collins has become a must start. Through two games Collins has already hauled in 22 balls for 226 yards and a TD. His production might not be that high all year but he will continue to have a large target share. Make sure he’s in your lineup in a possible shoot out with the Jags this week.
TE Zach Ertz, Arizona Cardinals (Dal)
Everything in my football brain tells me to stay away from the Arizona offense. Then again you know how the TE position is, so everyone is on the table. Shockingly Ertz is leading the team in targets with 18 through two weeks. That stat alone makes him a viable starter in your lineup. Now, the Cardinals play the Cowboys who have already racked up 70 points this season. Joshua Dobbs will be looking Zach Ertz's way to try to keep pace with Dallas.
Defense Miami Dolphins ( Den)
After being a "Sit" the last the two weeks, the Dolphins look to have found their footing and should be in your lineup. Allowing only 17 points to a solid Patriots offense and now having totaled 7 sacks and 2 turnovers on the season. The Dolphins are now matched up with a Broncos team who have failed to protect the quarterback, allowing Russell Wilson to be sacked 9 times already this year. Miami will give up some points but they should force turnovers and big plays to offset the points. Play them at home this week.
QB Daniel Jones, New York Giants (@SF)
A whopping 16 QBs scored 20 or more points in Week 2. Now that’s what I call some fun football. So it was kind of hard to find a sit at QB, until I saw the matchups. Daniel Jones did light up the Cardinals but this week he smashes up against the 49ers. San Francisco has already forced 4 interceptions and 6 sacks against QBs this season. Even thought Jones got 29 points last week he shouldn’t be in lineups this week. There are better options available.
RB Brian Robinson Jr, Washington Commanders (Buf)
The second year RB is coming off one of the best games of his career. Having over 120 all purpose yards and 2 TDs. That being said he should be on your bench this week. The Commanders are up against a Bills team who held Josh Jacobs to -2 yards rushing in Week 2. Washington will have to pass to keep up with Josh Allen and the run game could be abandoned early. Find a better play at RB.
WR DeAndre Hopkins Tennessee Titans
Last week Hopkins made the start list due to his target share in a bad offense. Now it looks like a bad offense that is solely focused on the run and the passing game isn’t there with Ryan Tannehill at the moment. Take away the 70 yard completion to Treylon Burks and Tannehill has just 374 yards and 1 TD through 2 games. Hopkins is matched up against Denzel Ward this week as well. There are plenty of better options at the WR position this week.
TE Tyler Higbee Los Angeles Rams (@Cin)
The thought was that with star WR Cooper Kupp on IR, Higbee would be a big target in the offense. We thought wrong. Puka Nacua has gotten 35 targets in the first 2 games. Higbee has caught the ball only 6 times during that span. When it comes to TEs always chase the targets. There are multiple better options to go with. Keep Higbee on the bench.
Defense New Orleans Saints (@GB)
Coming into Week 3 the Saints are a top 5 defense. They have allowed just 32 points through 2 contest. However, they should be on your bench when they visit Lambo Field this week. After playing Tennessee and Carolina the Saints have their toughest challenge yet. Jordan Love is looking like a poised QB with 6 passing TDs already on the season. The Packers will put points on the board efficiently. Find a better option.