Star of the week 3
QB: Josh Allen, BUF: 32-43, 358 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT (plus 1 Rushing TD)
RB: Kareem Hunt, CLE: 10 carries, 81 yards, 1 TD (6 catches, 74 yards, 0 TD)
WR: Mike Williams, LAC: 7 catches, 122 yards, 2 TD
TE: Tyler Conklin, MIN: 7 catches, 70 yards, 1 TD
Anyone worried about Josh Allen’s slow start, you can rest now. Bills had a total of 5 TDs in the standout cube and the Washington football team was confused at all angles. Allen remains the top-3 fantasy QB and weekly fixtures to start the lineup.
It didn’t come as a shock to get Browns Arabic as the best actor of the week, but not Nick Chob, it’s a bit surprising that Karim Hunt got this honor. Hunt Chaber has made an excellent introduction to RB1A as RB1A, while initially, but not exclusively, featuring passing down. Hunt in the PPR league is a solid RB2 and a flex play in the standard leagues.
Speaking of strong positional tandem, we’ve got Chargers WR Mike Williams, and not Keenan Allen as this week’s top WR. Has Williams finally become the star pass catcher that was expected when he was drafted in 2017? We cover Williams in detail below.
If one is ultimately stunned to lead a positional group in the stats, choose a player to face the Seattle Seahawks. The Minnesota Vikings have posted a video game number against the Seahawks defense that believes in providing eight to ten yards of “cushions” for each play. Tight & Tyler Conklin praised social distance while connecting with QB Kirk Cousins for seven passes, including TD. Unfortunately, Conklin can’t play against the Seahawks every week, but he’s a TE2 who can help you stay in position with a pinch.
Week 3 Takeaways – A closer look
Each week we will keep a close eye on the handful of performances and determine what such performances will mean.
– Derek Carr, QB-LV: 26-43, 386 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Analysis: The first few years of John Gruden’s return to the Raiders were a rocky one, but with the 2021 season starting 3-0, this year will probably end with a different result. If so, the first player to thank coach Gruden is QB Derek Carr. Fresno State products have long been low quality, had a high-average QB, even if not necessarily fantasy friendly. Fast forward to 2021, and Carr has added imaginative friendships to his game. Car counts have risen this year, averaging close to 400 yards per game in the first trimester of the game, with six TDs passed so far. Coach Gruden’s system is now in its fourth year, who has mastered the offense, and finally has a backup of skilled players to support a more varied passing game. In addition to star TE Darren Waller, we see a second year jump in WR Henry Rugs, who took the top of defense. Collaborators WR Brian Edwards, Hunter Rainfro, and Jay Jones each made significant contributions to their roles, providing Car with a variety of weapons. If you are looking for a QB, add Derek Carr. He is a high end QB2, and can fill in for you if your position needs help.
– Cordarrelle Patterson, RB – WR, ATL: 7 carries, 20 yards, 0 TDs (6 catches, 82 yards, 0 TD)
Analysis: Cordarrelle Patterson’s career has been one of travel enthusiasts and an ace special team returner. Now in his ninth NFL season, Patterson has joined his fifth team at the Atlanta Falcons. As we saw in the beginning, the Bill Belichick toy is in the running back style racing character with Patterson, the Bears and now the Falcons have also taken advantage of Patterson’s unique skills. With Patterson recently gaining Arabic qualification in the league, now is the time to jump on him if he is available. The Atlanta Falcons don’t have much of a juic of juices this year, with QB’s Matt Ryan obviously not close to his fall, Julio Jones and WR and Arabic Mike Davis so he’s profiling more as a higher backup than Starter. WR Calvin Ridley and TE Kyle Pitts, despite their slow starts, serve as the top two alternatives to crime. But after these two, Peking is sitting down to hold orders. The Falcons give Patterson a 1 tou touch against the Giants, which blends almost equally between the run and the pass. Only Davis had more runs (12) and only Ridley had more goals (11), Patterson scored seven times. With a return to a shallow position in fantasy football this year, Patterson gives you the RB3 / Flex value. Don’t expect Patterson to transform your team, but he can help if you need another RB. For any league where Patterson has only WR qualifications, he can still help, but consider him a low-end flex. The WR pool this season is incredibly deep, so Patterson’s value lies in the RB qualification.
– James Conner, RB – ARI: Carries 11, 43 yards, 2 TD
Analysis: The Arizona Cardinals surprised the league by starting with -0-0, with QB Kyler Murrary making a case for the overall QB1. The ongoing game plays a central role in the Cardinals’ offense, from Murray to RBS to Chase Edmunds and James Connor. Edmunds serves as the team’s starter, and he’s a solid RB2. Conner added to the Cardinals’ offseason that questions were being raised about how the Arabic roles would be shaken. After three games, we have a good idea. Against the Jaguars in Week 3, both Edmunds and Connor had 11 carry, but Edmunds Connor surpassed 43 to 25 (PFF). Through three games, Connor has carried 16, eight and 11, respectively. Keep in mind that the Cardinals flew the Titans in 1 week, so the 16 carriers probably took the extended snap as a result of the Connaught as the range would be higher. Tracks what we’ve seen against a 65/35 split jaguar, and it’s a tough guess on which to move forward. The other key here is that the 355% carry rate doesn’t give Connor enough imaginative value of its own – Connor will carry the goal line. Connor found the last area twice last Sunday, with a pair of runs from four yards out. All of this makes Connor play a high-end flex in the standard leagues, and a low-end – but still useful – flex in the PPR leagues.
– Mike Williams, WR – LAC: 7 catches, 122 yards, 2 TD
Analysis: Mike Williams crushed Clemson College, entering the league as a wide receiver prospect. The Chargers selected Williams in the seventh.Overall picked in 2017, hoping to add a franchise WR will go with the current franchise WR Keenan Allen. Well, Williams posted solid numbers in four asons, but profiling as a pretty second wide receiver. Williams mixed a few huge games with missing time and low production, which made him unreliable as a fantasy starter. Now in the year 201, something clicked for Williams. Part of his climbing should be attributed to his own growth, another reasonable part due to playing better QB. Williams’ bread and butter contained downfield targets, and Justin Herbert could hit those throws better than older Philip Rivers. Through three games in the 2021 season, Williams is already coming 295 yards from 22 receptions, including four TDs. Equally important, Herbert has targeted Williams 31 times through three games, so he only averages 10 times per game. This shows the durability of Williams’ improved numbers. Williams entered the season as a WR3 / Flex alternative, but he must have graduated from WR2 starting status. If you’re getting Williams, make sure he’s in your lineup every week. The much awaited breakout has arrived.
– Emanuel Sanders, WR – BUF: 5 catches, 92 years, 2 TD
Analysis: Known as the Buffalo Bills offense, Jagarnet boasts not only QB Josh Allen, but three fantasy-effective WRs. Stephen Diggs acts as Alpha, comfortably the top 5 overall WR. From there, the feedback turned off the Cole Beasley slot, the high-volume role. But alas, our work is not over – there is also the reality of the imagination of the experienced WR Emanuel Sanders. Sanders has produced wherever he has played, and his skills have been well-suited to Bills’ offensive downfield attack. Through three games, Allen has targeted Sanders eight, six, and six times, respectively, resulting in a combined figure of 11 receptions for 194 yards and two TDs. Apparently most of Sanders’ calculation stats come from this past game against Washington (from six goals). But, if there are no less than six goals in the other two games, we can get useful information. Here’s what you need to know – While Sanders is third in the target packing order, it has a solid target base with high sealing capacity. Bills do not have a tight end factoring between a running game or a passing game. So QB-WR dynamic is team crime, which means there are three WR eating places. Sanders has WR3 / Flex values, and you should deploy him against particularly bad passing defenses. Widely available in the leagues, claim for Sanders if you need help at WR.
Buy less / sell more
Throughout the season, we will take a quick look at some of the players who have kept numbers that are not consistent with the ADP and will decide whether to hold the numbers. This week, we’ll look at some of the players who have fought far more than expected. Next:
Players Draft projection Judgment
1. Robert Woods, WR – LAR WR2 New Reality – WR3
New Rams QB has made a special choice for Matthew Stafford Cooper Coop, resulting in lower Woods targets and lower production. He is now becoming a high end WR3 / Flex alternative, the Coupe a WR1.
2. Jonathan Taylor, RB – Buy IND RB1 less
Taylor has suffered from poor game flow (such as falling behind in three games so far), and does not carry several goal-lines. There should be a return to the TD section.
3. Kyle Pitts, TE-ATL Mid-Level TE1 New Reality-less TE1
New Reality: It’s hard to understand what’s happening specifically with Kyle Pitts, but it’s easy to diagnose Atlanta crime problems. QB Matt Ryan has struggled, and the team continues to adjust to a new offense. Pitts will not be satisfied with the sky high expectations for him by the fantasy managers coming into the season.
Fire Rapid Fire Pickups
Each week we drop potential free agent pickups from each position for the deeper league, in each case a player 1) who is not shown above and 2) who remains available More than 50% Of the league.
QB: James Winston, No (vs. NYG)
RB: Chuba Hubbard, CAR (@ DAL) * must be added when CMAC is out
RB: JD McKissic, WAS (@ ATL)
WR: Nelson Agholor, NE (vs. TB)
WR: Tim Patrick, DEN (vs. BAL)
TE: Jared Cook, LAC (vs. LV)