It’s crazy to believe we’re on the doorstep of Week 3 already, but then I see the Bears 0-2 record and realize everything is right where it’s supposed to be.
Our matchup plays in Week 2 proved to be a success as we attacked the Bears with Carson Palmer, Steve Smith caught 10 balls for 150 yards, and topped it off with a little Monday night Eric Decker special.
Week 3 has another strong crop of skill players primed to explode for your fantasy teams and win you those close matchup’s against your less educated and less talented league mates.
Sammy Watkins basically epitomizes that Week 1 sucks, Week 2 good thing I was talking about. Like to a ‘T’. He was held to a goose egg vs the Colts and then scored had six catches and a touchdown vs the Patriots.
Week 3 he lines up against the Dolphins. The Dolphins secondary has just sucked with no signs of letting up. I mean, they have surrendered 25 receptions, 382 yards and two touchdowns to the wide receivers of Washington and Jacksonville. That is not good.
I’m going to attack this Dolphins secondary and say Watkins hits his first 100 yard game of the season and finds the end zone as well. Week 1 was an outlier, bad matchup, and I’m comfortable in the steps Tyrod Taylor is making as a QB. Total package.
Jeremy Maclin was a play I was all in on at the beginning of the season. I want you to know that I still am. He’s been good through two weeks but not great, constantly hitting his floor but not yet his ceiling.
He will get there. And it will be this week against the Green Bay Packers.
The Chiefs ran into a brick-wall matchup against the Broncos but don’t fret over it, that’s going to be the norm when teams play them. Green Bay however, doesn’t have a staunch secondary and points can be put up against them. I like the fact that Maclin gets another crack at a primetime game and I think he capitalizes in Week 3.
Who the fuck is Gary Barnidge. I can hear you saying it now. He sounds like the yacht captain for a family that’s overextending its wealth.
Who he really is is the tight end for the Cleveland Browns and he’s owned in 0.1 percent of ESPN leagues. In other words, you can pick him up if you need him to captain you…er, I mean, if you need to fill a tight end void or if you’re someone who likes to stream them.
It’s a pure matchup play and he is someone who benefits from having Josh McCown as his quarterback. The Raiders have given up 200 yards and four touchdowns to tight ends already in 2015. That’s even worse than what the Dolphins have been to wide receivers.
I’m not Melvin Gordon’s biggest fan, but I do like him in this position coming off a promising week and in a plus matchup. Gordon broke off three runs of 20-plus yards vs the Bengals and looked explosive doing so. Though he only finished with 88 yards, it’s reasonable to think that he’s capable to taking one of these to the house given the opportunity and he’ll have such opportunity against the Minnesota Vikings.
I am still concerned because of Danny Woodhead’s presence in the red zone and the passing game, but Gordon is primed to take one to the house and he does it in Week 3.
Melvin Gordon had three rushes of 20 or more yards Sunday, first Charger to do so since Tomlinson in 07. Gordon's 3: pic.twitter.com/NWKogC3ahT
— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) September 24, 2015
The fact that Cam Newton has no namely wide receivers continues to keep people off of him fantasy-wise but he’s proven again that his feet can make up the necessary points you need to justify putting him in your lineup.
He matches up with the New Orleans Saints in Week 3 and it couldn’t come at a worse time for the Saints who really can’t stop a nosebleed. Nor can they score. Cam’s dual-threat ability is going to become a valuable fantasy asset in Week 3.
Want to get even more sneaky, shove Ted Ginn, Jr. into your flex spot with Jerricho Cotchery out.