We are now a quarter into the season; we’ve got breakout offenses like Philly, surprising possible QB1 in Trevor Lawrence, and fantasy football duds from normal studs like Brady, Wilson, and Ekeler.
This is also a week with injuries; no D’Andre Swift, Amon-Ra St. Brown, David Montgomery. With the uncertainty of Dalvin Cook and Alvin Kamara looming as well. There is still a long way to go, your fantasy football season isn’t over, but you need to start racking up the wins now. I’m going to do my best to guide you to those wins.
Jalen Hurts v JAX
Hurts has been playing like an NFL MVP candidate, and while Jacksonville’s defense has played well, the Philly offense will be too much to stop.
Trevor Lawrence v PHI
Lawrence has looked really sharp the first three weeks, showing why he was so highly touted. I believe he keeps his ascension going, but it won’t be an easy matchup.
Russell Wilson v LV
He’s got to break out at some point… right?
Justin Herbert v HOU
He played last week through the injury and made it out safely, and I feel comfortable starting him this week as opposed to last week.
Tom Brady v KC
I originally had him in the sit category, but with Mike Evans back, possibly Chris Godwin back as well, I feel like this would be the game that TB shows us why he came out of retirement.
Jared Goff v SEA
I originally had him starting, but with Amon-Ra and D’Andre Swift out, I became a little skeptical.
Kirk Cousins v NO
Cousins has struggled of late, the Saints are really talented, and they haven’t given him problems before.
Carson Wentz v DAL
He’s had some highs and some lows. Sit until the highs are consistent.
Justin Fields v NYG
Do not start him until he gives you a reason to, i.e., Lawrence.
Zach Wilson v PIT
Coming off an injury, Pittsburgh is a tough draw. We haven’t seen him play yet, so let’s be cautious and patient.
Khalil Herbert v NYG
This is who the Bears’ offensive coaches wanted playing along, and I expect him to have a big game. Both in the air and on the ground.
Nick Chubb v ATL
No brainer, even if the Falcons run defense has been good this season.
Saquon Barkley v CHI
Saquon is currently RB1, and in one of my leagues, he was drafted 26th. A favorable matchup against Chicago, who has given up 4.9 yards per carry to running backs this season.
Najee Harris v NYJ
I find it hard to believe that Najee won’t have a great game against the New York Jets.
Austin Ekeler v HOU
The Chargers won’t get blown out again, so Ekeler will be able to touch the ball more naturally, given the time and score.
Damien Harris v GB
More rumors of Rhamondre taking over the RB1 spot.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire v TB
Tampa’s run defense against an inconsistent running back? Give me Tampa Bay.
Alvin Kamara v MIN, Dalvin Cook v NO
Both are dealing with an injury, and I would sit them if they are active. One bad hit to the ribs or shoulder, and they are out for the game.
Devin Singletary v BAL
He performed really well last week, and he needs to prove he can do it again.
Diontae Johnson v NYJ
He is likely matched up with rookie Sauce Gardner; I’m looking forward to this matchup.
AJ Brown v JAX
AJ Brown has been unreal through three weeks; that doesn’t change in week four.
Chris Olave v MIN
No Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry questionable. Olave has 29 targets through three weeks, with them in the lineup. I expect another big game from the rookie.
Michael Pittman Jr v TEN
Pittman Jr is the clear number one receiver in this offense; if he plays, start him.
Ceedee Lamb v WSH
He had a few drops last week but made up for it with a one-handed touchdown catch. Against a Washington defense that got dominated last week, he has a favorable matchup.
Darnell Mooney v NYG
Darnell Mooney has ELEVEN targets through three weeks.
DJ Moore v ARI
DJ Moore only has SEVEN catches through three games.
Elijah Moore v PIT
With Zach Wilson returning, it’s unknown what the target share will be between Moore and Garrett Wilson.
Juju Smith-Shuster v TB
This is a real boom or bust play, and I don’t have enough trust that he’ll have a great game against Tampa’s defense.
Allen Robinson v SF
He has twelve targets on the year, and Kupp and Higbee have dominated the target share.
TJ Hockenson v SEA
Without Amon-Ra and Swift, Hock could have a career game.
Zach Ertz v CAR
Zach gets a lot of targets every week and is TE4.
Tyler Higbee v SF
Higbee has 24 targets through three games and is TE7.
Kyle Pitts v CLE
I know people are worried about Pitts, but he got 8 targets last week. That is a step in the right direction. He will score a touchdown this week.
Darren Waller v DEN
With no Renfrow, it opens up even more opportunities for Waller.
Irv Smith Jr v NO
He doesn’t seem to be as big a part of the offense as advertised.
Albert O v LV
The same should be said for Albert O.
Gerald Everett v HOU
I don’t think Everett is going to be a guy that gets a lot of looks from week to week.
Hunter Henry v GB
Whether it’s Mac Jones or Brian Hoyer, I would sit him.
Dalton Schultz v WSH
He is coming off missing a week, and we don’t know his rapport with Cooper Rush yet.
LAC v HOU
The Chargers’ defense has to come together and show out at some point; why not against Davis Mills?
PIT v NYJ
Steelers defense v Zach Wilson. Enough said.
DAL v WSH
Wentz was bad last week. If he continues his struggles, this is the defense you want in your lineup.
IND v TEN
The Titans’ offense hasn’t been very good, so this could be low scoring, and with a few turnovers, it’s a great day for the Indy defense.
NYG v CHI
Justin Fields hasn’t really been able to get a rhythm. I don’t see this being the week that he does.
HOU v LAC
I think the Chargers have an all-around great game.
BAL v BUF/BUF v BAL
This will be a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair, and neither defense should be in your lineup.
TB v KC
Tampa’s defense is great, but Mahomes has some unfinished business, and I think he lights them up.
WSH v DAL
The defense looked terrible last week, so I would sit to be cautious.