Fantasy Picks for Week 3 in the NFL

Sep 18, 2017

Chris Thompson
With two weeks of NFL action in the books, we are starting to get a picture of which players will have a big season and which ones should hit the waiver wires in our fantasy leagues.


While we wait for NFL betting odds for week 3, it’s time to look at our fantasy favorites for week 3 of the NFL season.



Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles


Wentz has been putting up impressive numbers so far, so it won’t be a surprise that he has already been picked up in your league. With the Eagles running game being non-existent at the moment, it has fallen on Wentz to carry most of the offensive load, which he has done rather impressively.


Wentz had his second 300 yard passing game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs. Not surprisingly, due to the heavy volume of throws, Wentz has been a top 5 fantasy quarterback in the first two weeks of the season.


With the Eagles playing the Giants and Chargers in coming weeks, it will be a good idea to start Wentz if you have him.



Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins


This one might seem odd considering he is the third down running back for a Redskins team that likes to throw the ball. However, after his top 5 performance in week 2, it would be unwise to overlook him.


Thompson already gets plenty of looks in the Redskins passing game, and with starter Rob Kelley leaving Sunday’s game with an injury, Thompson is going to get more carries in the running game.



Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens


After his breakout performance in week 1, Allen was owned by 50 percent in Yahoo. After Sunday’s performance, it will be a steal if you can still find him available.


After Danny Woodhead got injured, Allen was expected to get more passes thrown his way, but what has been most impressive about him is his contribution to the running game this season.


Allen already has 35 carries in the first two games, and with the Ravens focused on running the ball more this year, Allen is going to get a lot more carries.



Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints


On Sunday, a lot of the big name tight ends in the league went down with injuries, some were season-ending, while the others will take a few weeks to heal. Regardless, there will be a demand for tight ends this week, and Fleener is the best available option.


Fleener has scored a touchdown in both game played this season, and if what we’ve seen from the Saints in the past decade is anything to go by, they will continue airing the ball out, which means more opportunities for Fleener to get you some fantasy points.



Dwayne Allen, New England Patriots


After Rob Gronkowski suffered an injury on Sunday, Allen stepped in to replace him in the lineup. If Gronkowski is sidelined for an extended period, Allen will likely be the go to tight end. Since the Patriots like utilizing the tight end in their offense, expect Allen to put up some big numbers and fantasy points.



Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals


With David Johnson set to miss a few weeks with a broken wrist, the Cardinals signed Johnson to replace him.


While Johnson isn’t the same runner he used to be, he is still capable of the occasional big game, which makes it worth it to add him to your roster.

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