Week 3 Fantasy Preview

Welcome to Week 3! Let’s see what this week has in store for us as we roll along this NFL season.

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

The Titans should win this one handily, as Derrick Henry, Ryan Tannehill, and the gang look to beat up on a Colts team that could be without Carson Wentz. Look for Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines to have big games as Jacob Eason should be checking down early and often. 

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants

Newly minted Konami QB Daniel Jones should do well against the Falcons defense. Saquon Barkley will be well-rested, and Sterling Shepard should run wild. Meanwhile, Calvin Ridley and Kyle Pitts lead a passing attack that should ramp up and Cordarrelle Patterson should continue squeezing in more work at the expense of Mike Davis.

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

This should be a high-scoring affair. Play the usual Chiefs, but bench CEH until he proves something. The Chargers should be relying on Herbert, Williams, Ekeler, and Allen. 

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

Tee Higgins and Diontae Johnson are missing this game with injuries. That leaves the door open for Chase Claypool and Tyler Boyd to see great weeks, especially in PPR. Mixon and Harris have had solid starts to the year and should be started if owned. 

Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns

Justin Fields is making his NFL debut. Expectations are high, but you should temper them, as the Browns defense is solid. OBJ is trying hard to make his debut, so watch out for that news. Look for Allen Robinson and David Montgomery to be targeted frequently. 

Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions

Ravens should clean house. Hollywood Brown, Lamar Jackson, and Ty’son Williams should have great games. Detroit will have some garbage time stats, so take a look at Swift and Quintez Cephus, who is building a rapport with Jared Goff.

New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots

New Orleans is a huge question mark in fantasy, and only Kamara should be trusted. On the other side, look for Jonnu Smith to continue his solid season, but be wary of any of the Patriots’ wideouts in this contest. 

Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars

Hopkins is a game-time decision for this contest. If he can’t go, look to AJ Green, Rondale Moore, and Maxx Williams to pick up the slack. The Jaguars will let you down in this contest, but if you need to start one, Marvin Jones seems to be Trevor Lawrence’s favorite target as of late. 

Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs should continue piling up fantasy points. Tyler Heinicke has been a surprise, but you won’t see Terry McLaurin or JD McKissic complaining. This game should be a good time to bounce back for Antonio Gibson. 

New York Jets at Denver Broncos

Avoid all Jets. Bridgewater should again provide solid numbers, and look for Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant to again reap the rewards. 

Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders

Derek Carr is throwing the hell out of the ball, and Darren Waller is the beneficiary. Henry Ruggs had a huge game last week, but can he be consistent enough to continue it? The Dolphins should be solid, and Jaylen Waddle is a good flex start this week. 

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

Come on down Russell Wilson! This should be a shootout as both QBs will light up the scoreboard. Look for the health of Dalvin Cook leading up to this contest, and make some contingency plans in case he’s a late scratch. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams

Speaking of shootouts, this game could be an instant classic. Forget starting any running back in this contest, and instead, start the QB and the top 3 WRs from each team. Cooper Kupp should again see a majority of the targets, but hopefully, it is a bounce back game for Robert Woods. 

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers are favorites at home in this game, but Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, and Aaron Jones appeared to reclaim some lost mojo for the Packers last week. They have a chance to win on the road, as the 49ers’ run game is in trouble. Trey Sermon has cleared concussion protocol and will be starting. He should start in this game for you too. 

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Jalen Hurts leads the Eagles into Dallas for MNF. Miles Sanders, Dallas Goedert, and Devonta Smith should be started, with Kenny Gainwell looming as a possible flex option. Dallas will respond with Dak, Zeke, Tony Pollard, and the deadly combination of CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper.