Matthew Stafford (6200) – Stafford has looked good through the first 2 weeks of the season. This is despite having faced 2 strong secondaries in the Cards and Giants early on. This week he enters a game that promises to be a shoot out. While the Atlanta defense has improved, they are still susceptible to big plays in the passing game. The fact that Stafford will have to air it out early and often bodes well for his chances of repeating his week 1 performance.
Deshaun Watson (4700) – Watson showed on Thursday night that he is more than capable of making things happen with his legs. Rushing 5 times for 67 yards and a TD highlighted by a 49 yard scamper to end the first half. He is still inconsistent with throwing the ball, but look for him to have close to 100 yards on the ground and at least one touchdown when all is said and done. For this price I will take 20 points every time.
Lamar Miller (5000) – Miller has been mediocre to start the season, but there is a light at the end the tunnel and that light comes in the form of Deshaun Watson. With the ability to add in read options along with a litany of other plays that a mobile quarterback unlocks in the playbook, Miller should see a nice uptick in his production. This week Miller has a nice matchup where he should see a lot of targets out of the backfield from his rookie quarterback.
Duke Johnson Jr (4200) – Johnson Jr had a fantastic 1 handed grab last week against the Baltimore Ravens. This week he has the luxury of facing the Colts defense that has been susceptible to the run game. While Crowell will get more snaps out of the backfield, Johnson should see plenty of game play as well. He is actually one of the most targeted players through the air for the Browns and that will only pick up with the absences of Corey Coleman (due to injury) and Kenny Britt (just because he fucking sucks). Johnson has tremendous potential this week for daily fantasy value.
Davante Adams (5600) – Nelson is dinged up and now Cobb is listed as questionable. While they will both play this coming game there is always the possibility that they are limited in some fashion due to these minor injuries. Adams should benefit from this as the Packers only fully healthy receiver. That coupled with the fact that Rodgers and the Packers throw the ball around 60% of the time Adams should give you great value for the price.
Tyrell Williams (4600) – Williams hasn’t done anything special through the first 2 weeks of the season. In fact he has gone for just 54 yards in each of games, but with the rookie Williams being out that leaves Williams as the number 2. This week Peters will likely shadow Allen while Williams will have to deal with Mitchell. With Peters being one of the top corners in football Rivers should look Williams way often during their week 3 matchup.
Evan Engram (3200) – Engram showed why the Giants picked him early on in the 2017 draft during the Monday night matchup against the Lions. He pulled in 4 of his 7 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown. This week he has another nice matchup in facing the Eagles who just let up a 100 yard performance to a TE. Look for His counterpart on the Eagles (Ertz) to have a big game as the Giants also struggle to stop opponent’s tight ends.
Jared Cook (3100) – Over the first 2 weeks Cook has been one of Carr’s top targets seeing 5 and then 6 targets. In his second week he only hauled in 4 of the 6 targets for a measly 25 yards making him a major disappointment for people who grabbed him in daily fantasy. Look for Cook to make the most of his targets this week against a Redskins team that has struggled in the spotlight. He should find the endzone and provide you with a great daily fantasy value.
Steelers DST (3400) – The Steelers defense is averaging an astounding 14 points per game through the first 2 weeks. While they haven’t had the best competition it doesn’t look like that will change this week against the Bears. A team that was just picked a part by the Bucs defense. Play the Steelers with confidence this week in your DK lineup.