Daniel Jones has more fantasy points than Russell Wilson. Clyde Edwards Heller has more fantasy points than Jonathan Taylor and Christian McCaffrey. Noah Brown, Jahan Dotson, Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis are all top 20 wide receivers. Besides tight ends like Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, and Darren Waller, it seems the fantasy gods are rolling in to decide how to achieve other tight ends every week. This is the strength of the small sample size. I don’t blame you if you’re inclined or close to it. We have to hold out for another week or two to allow the checks and balances of the fictional universe to bring some order to the chaos.
There are anomalies every year. In 2021, Zach Pascal earned 35.1 Fantasia points through two games, making him WR18 up to that point. He finished with a score of 94.5 points (WR74). Unless you have really deep seats in your league, you’re better off holding onto a proven talent for the first few weeks both in who you start and sits, and also adds your exemption wire. Flipping the end of the seat is smart; Throwing half of your list is not. This does not mean that guys like Dotson or Wilson are bound to fall, we just have to maintain a skeptical attitude until they crystallize the range of possible outcomes.
The message of practicing patience is similar to the one I wrote about in my letter week 2 cheat sheetBut it is worth repeating.
So in this Week 3 cheat sheet, I don’t want to spend a lot of time focusing on regular fantasy players throughout the league, instead I want to focus on frontier players who are either at the end of your starting lineup, at the end of your seat and near the top of the The 12-team waiver wire.
1. It’s Time, Travis Etienne Timing
Now that the pre-season hype has faded. Now that fantasy directors have run out of patience. This means, of course, that the time has come Travis Etienne to erupt. This week the Jaguars travel to SoFi Stadium to face Los Angeles Chargers. Like last year, chargers are struggling to get a down payment defensively. They’re a little better this year thanks to some defensive upgrades like Khalil Mack, Sebastian Joseph Day and Kyle Van Noy, but they haven’t been tested yet.
Last season, the Chargers allowed the fifth-most points for a contestant appearance and teams knew that, racking up 438 loads against them from RB, most of them in the NFL. Although Los Angeles had yet to allow a quick landing for the contestant appearance, they faced disappointing commissions (Raiders and Chiefs) who did not commit to running in Weeks 1 and 2. Eighth at most. While you may prefer James Robinson this week – you won’t be wrong in that assessment – I take a step forward in my belief that Etienne and Robinson will beat expectations this week.
The Jaguars are second in DVOA overall, and while I’m not convinced they can win this game, they will play from a slight deficit for most of the match. More passes equals more playing time for Etienne, who has a 13-yard run of only 67 yards (5.2 yards) and five receptions for 51 yards. And with offense taking small steps forward through two competitions, I expect Etienne to deliver what we all hoped for just two weeks ago.
2. Down on Chase Edmonds
with the buffalo bills After dismantling every opponent so far, I don’t think even the spirited dolphins would be able to keep this game particularly close. I think the game script is out of his favour and Buffalo is taking over this game quickly Chase Edmonds The game plan will be phased out early. This isn’t exactly a revelation because Miami had a go at will last week, which resulted in Edmunds only having six touchdowns against the Ravens. To make matters worse, Raheem Mostert It saw an extended turn by 14 touches, so even if the game’s script was more appropriate, splitting the backfield limits Edmunds’ potential.
3. Kyle Wood Trade Objectives
I wanted to take a moment to highlight my colleague Trade goals in the third week of Kyle Wood Article – commodity. TL; DR of it he recommends to buy Austin EcklerAnd the sir lamb And the Kyle Bates. He also recommends selling on James Robinson, Antonio Gibson And the Clyde Edwards Hillier.
These are all famous players and I say that because sometimes it is easy to fall into the conservative trap of your trading style. Just like we don’t want to start a guy just because he scored a lot of points last week, we don’t want to avoid trading for a guy because he hasn’t yet made his move this season. This is descending from what I discussed in the introduction to this article. We still don’t have a lot of information on how the season is going, but established players have multiple seasons on their resume that we can reference.
While the Fantasia managers may not want to replace Ekeler, Lamb or Pitts for a huge discount on pre-season value, it’s worth keeping an eye on and you never know how stressful they might be. You can put your league in slant early on with a big possession like this or a boss who is excited about an unproven player.
4. My Week 3 Friggin’ Bums
Each week, I’ll be highlighting eight players (two in each position) that I love who have been shortlisted for the under 50% of Yahoo’s tournaments. You can think of them as desperate plays or paychecks in DFS competitions.
- QB Daniel Jones, NYG (versus DAL)
- QB Jimmy Garoppolo, SF (in DEN)
- RB Mark Ingram II, NO (in CAR)
- RP Gerrick McKinnon, Kentucky (in the IND)
- WR Treylon Burks, TEN (versus LV)
- WR Sterling Shepherd, New York (opposite DAL)
- TE Hayden Hurst, CIN (in NYJ)
- T Logan Thomas, WAS (versus PHI)
5. Week 3 SI Fantasy Must Read
Before selecting your listings, be sure to check out some world-class fantasy information from our SI Fantasy analysts: