All your weekly fantasy needs in one piece. These are our predictions for Schemers and Streamers for week 3 of the NFL Season.
Joe Burrow (@ PHI)
Slow start for the rookie week 1 but it looks like he got things going in week 2. I’m high on Burrow going forward and for the future; timing and relationships will be built with his WRs as the season goes on. Plus the Eagles defense is atrocious. I expect Slay to shut down Green but he has the weapons in Boyd, Ross, Higgins and Mixon/Bernard out of the backfield to take advantage of this match-up.
Mitchell Trubisky (@ ATL)
Trubisky makes the list solely because of the match-up, Atlanta is just bad. Atlanta through the air has given up on AVERAGE over 280 yards and about 2.5 touchdowns per game. Mitch will take advantage of this match-up.
Baker Mayfield (v WAS)
Like Burrow, Mayfield had a rough start to the year but got it going last week. Washington’s defense is solid up front but they are not on the back end, giving up on average almost 280 yards per game. Bake has plenty around him to produce another solid stat line.
Jerick McKinnon (@ NYG)
Finally healthy and in a great opportunity to dominate the touches in the backfield with Mostert and Coleman sidelined. McKinnon has been forgotten due to his injuries but he is an extremely explosive and talented back. I think we see the guy who the 49ers initially signed to be their lead back this Sunday, I just hope Shanahan doesn’t try and limit his touches, let McKinnon EAT! In the two games McKinnon played in last year he averaged 2 touchdowns per game, I can definitely see him posting 100/1 on Sunday.
Josh Kelley (v CAR)
A talented running back that is surprisingly seeing on average 18.5 touches per game and in a favorable match-up. The Panthers have given up on average 127.5 yards and 3 touchdowns per game on the ground this year.
Boston Scott (v CIN)
Obviously this is Miles Sanders backfield and he will dominate the touches but it seems like Vegas thinks there will be points scored in this game and the Eagles will keep Scott involved. I can see him getting around 10 touches in this favorable match-up against a defense that is giving up on average 5.5 yards per carry.
Mike Williams (v CAR)
Seeing almost 7 targets a game and with a favorable individual match-up I like Williams this week. Williams should see a lot of Donte Jackson who is giving up 14 yards per reception, 14 yards per target and 5.4 fantasy points per target.
KJ Hamler (vs TB)
Hamler was in for over 60% of the offensive snaps this past Sunday and saw 7 targets. He was in for more snaps than Jeudy and saw the same amount of targets; and had 1 rushing attempt. Hamler seemed to be very involved in his NFL debut and with Courtland Sutton done for the year I can see his usage being very consistent.
Will Fuller (@ PIT)
I honestly can’t see Fuller going a second straight game with 0 targets. Overall Pittsburgh’s defense is very good but the individual match up is there. Fuller should see a lot of Steven Nelson as long as he stays out of the slot. Nelson is currently giving up 16.5 yards per reception, 9 yards per target and 2.54 fantasy points per target. If Watson can handle the pressure and get Fuller the ball he can take advantage of his match-up.
Logan Thomas (@ CLE)
Thomas makes the list again averaging 8.5 targets per game. A very athletic TE and still one of Haskins favorite targets I like Thomas this week that has given up on average 74 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game. Unfortunately I’m starting to think he’s getting terrible targets due to horrible quarterback play, let’s see if Haskins can turn it around.
Mo Alie-Cox (vs NYJ)
With Doyle out last week Cox was the clear cut number one TE option for Rivers aka Noddle Arm. Cox was in for 67% of the snaps and saw 6 targets posting a 5 catch/111 yard stat line. Doyle didn’t practice Wednesday and I haven’t seen the reports for Thursdays practice yet. If Doyle can’t go this Sunday Cox will be a great stream this week against a Jets defense that gave up 2 touchdowns to Jordan Reed last week. (Monitor Jack Doyle)
Drew Sample (@ PHI)
Who? Yeap, Drew Sample! I have no clue who he is either but when a TE gets to play against the atrocious Eagles defense it’s an automatic. Sample gets the green light solely because the Eagles are terrible against Tight Ends.
Colts DST vs Jets
Chargers DST vs Panthers
Browns DST vs Football Team
These are our Schemers and Streamers for week 3 of the NFL season.
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