Week 3 of the NFL season was another good one in terms of predictability. A lot of the guys we targeted finished with really good fantasy outputs. Green Bay vs Detroit and Atlanta vs New Orleans were shootouts like we expected. By targeting high scoring games, we gain access to more fantasy points than our opponents. Week 4 should be pretty good to us because we don’t have many injuries to decipher through. However, there still are a few waiver wire options.
Waiver Wire Options
QB: Dak Prescott, Joe Flacco, Brian Hoyer
RB: Jordan Howard, Cameron Artis Payne, Jerrick Mckinnon
WR: Michael Thomas, Jamison Crowder, Terrelle Pryor
TE: Hunter Henry, Zach Miller, Kyle Rudolph
What Did We Learn?
1. Play everyone against the Saints.
2. The Raiders O-Line is dominant.
3. The Packers are a classic funnel defense. Target them through the air – not on the ground.
4. The Chicago Bears are decimated with injuries. I will be targeting them often this season.
5. The Vikings defense is for real. Might be the best in the league.
Cash Game Review
QB: Ryan Tannehill (24.96)
RB: Melvin Gordon (17.8), Christine Michael (28.1), DeAngelo Williams (8.4)
WR: Travis Benjamin (11.2), Jarvis Landry (29.6), Amari Cooper (10.2)
TE: Dennis Pitta (10.2)
D/ST: Cowboys (5)
At Quarterback, I debated between Tannehill and Stafford throughout the week. I settled on tannehill because I thought his floor was higher due to the matchup. Getting the RB position right was the key to doing well this week. Once I heard the news that Thomas Rawls and CJ Prosise were out, I went all in on Christine Michael in a dream matchup. The last spot in my lineup came down to DeAngelo vs David Johnson. The reverse line movement in the Arizona game got me to move my shares to DeAngelo (obviously a bad mistake on my part). I loved the Oakland passing attack this week, however most of the target volume went to Crabtree. Unforztunately, Carr missed Cooper on a wide open 39 yard TD, which would have really boosted my scores this week. At tight end, Dennis Pitta was just criminally under priced for the expected target marketshare (automatic must play for me last week). Lastly, at defense I wanted the Dolphins, but just could not afford them, so I went down to the Cowboys playing a backup QB. The move didn’t hurt me at all since the Dolphins only scored 2 more points. This past weekend was pretty solid as we turned $35 into $247. I appreciate all of the feedback I’ve received. Hit me up @Whitsett_Justin on twitter if you have any comments or questions.