This is what I’m talking about when I say the season goes fast. It’s already Week 4! They say time flies when you are having fun. I hope your team is doing well early in the season and having a little bit of fun this year. Some of you might be 0-3 and I know it might be frustrating. Don’t delete that fantasy app yet, because when it comes to fantasy anything is possible. Let's set those lineups and get a dub this week.
QB Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers (Ari)
We all knew that Purdy was good enough to manage a game and get wins with a great team surrounding him. What we didn’t know is that he would be a legit fantasy QB this season. Now with three very efficient starts to begin the season and only one turnover, he gets a great home matchup against Arizona. With averaging just under 17 fantasy points this season the second year QB is a lock this week against a weak Cardinals defense; the 49ers should steam roll.
RB Zack Moss, Indianapolis Colts (LAR)
After getting 18 carries in Week 2, Moss was at the top of the waiver wire, and rightfully so. Now after Week 3 he makes the must start list. Up against a solid Ravens defense Moss, saw an eye-popping 30 carries for 122 yards. He also added to his impressive day with a receiving TD. With a total of 32 touches, the new Colts RB is a must start with that volume alone. Now he's up against a Rams defense allowing 5.3 yards per carry this season. The veteran RB is still available in 25% of leagues so go get him and plug him into your lineup.
WR Elijah Moore, Cleveland Browns (Bal)
The Browns offense came into the season as a stacked team with elite potential. It’s been a slow start but the trio of Deshaun Watson, Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore all looked locked-in Week 3. Now with a total of 25 targets through three games, Moore has shown early that he is a vital part of the passing attack. With star RB Nick Chubb gone for the season, expect his target share to grow even more. Available in 50 percent of leagues, pick him up and plug him into your lineup.
TE Sam LaPorta, Detroit Lions (@GB)
The rookie TE from Iowa is coming off his best game of his young career, with 8 catches for 84 yards and a TD. Now with a total of 22 targets through 3 games, he has become a viable target for Jared Goff. Like I say every week, you must chase targets when looking for a TE. Available in 40% of leagues, get him while he’s still available. Expect his large target share to grow even more as he continues to establishes a connection with Jared Goff.
Defense Pittsburg Steelers (@Hou)
Three games into the season and the Steelers have racked up some great defensive stats. 13 sacks, 4 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries and 2 TDs. All that through three games and it’s shocking to see they are still available in nearly 20% of leagues. Now they are matched up against a young Houston team. CJ Stroud and company have been playing decently but expect the Steelers to force turnovers like they have done so well this year. They should be in your lineup.
QB Justin Fields, Chicago Bears (Den)
It is early into the season but Justin Fields is already on the list of biggest disappointments. A third year season was supposed to be a big jump for the QB. Instead he almost looks to have taken a step back. To top that off, the Bears seem to have completely avoided running the ball with Fields, which is one of the main reasons he was drafted as a top fantasy QB to begin with. The efficiency as a passer just isn’t there at the moment. Better options are available and should be sought after until Fields shows improvement.
RB Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders (@Phi)
After highly touted offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy came to Washington there was a little buzz around Gibson being used as a receiving back. With his ADP being a top 100 pick this season, the former Memphis Tiger has been a complete bust. Not only is Brian Robinson the clear RB1, but Gibson is getting almost no work at all. Three games into the year and Gibson has totaled 7 carries and 7 catches. After another fumble this past week you could see even less of him. At this point he shouldn’t even be rostered, let alone on your bench.
WR Garrett Wilson, New York Jets (KC)
Yes I know, you spent a high pick on Wilson and it hurts to think of benching him but that’s what you should do this week. Not only is Zack Wilson looking bad but they are going up against the Kansas City defense playing lights out. Zack Wilson’s season high in passing yards is 170 so far this season. Combine bad QB play with a matchup against a defense that has allowed only 2 TDs through the air this season. The Chiefs also held Justin Fields to under 100 yards passing last week. Expect the same from Zack Wilson which doesn't bode well for Garrett Wilson. If you have better options on your team, play them.
TE Dalton Kincaid Buffalo Bills (Mia)
The rookie TE also had some bars coming into the year being an addition to Josh Allen’s arsenal. Now we are three weeks into the year and Kincaid had tallied just 11 catches for 72 yards. It appears he is clearly splitting time with veteran TE Dawson Knox. There are simply just too many mouths to feed on the Buffalo offense to trust the rookie tight end. Keep him out of your lineup.
Defense Baltimore Ravens (@Cle)
I know some people see this as a juicy match up with Nick Chubb out for the year. Take another look at the Browns offense before you put them in your lineup. Deshaun Watson had his best game as a Brown with just under 300 yards and 2 TDs. I expect Watson to play well at home and play smart football. The Ravens have been getting to the QB with 11 sacks on the year but with only 1 Int, so I don’t see the Browns offense having many issues with this secondary. Find a better option.