Well that was a wild week. Some may argue that the week was just the worst for fantasy, but you have to admit, with everything going on with the outside world and football over the past few days, that Sunday was just the thing we all needed. I mean we got to see another Brady last-second win, another Lions performance cancelled out by their greatest rivals, the refs, another Packers OT thriller, and some big upsets in London, Chicago, New York, Washington, Buffalo, and quite possibly the best of them all, a fantastic 61-yard field goal from Jake Elliott as the Eagles narrowly defeated the New York Football Giants.
Let’s hope Week 4 delivers on all this hype. Let’s get to it!
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Players I Was Wrong About
Ameer Abdullah let me down with a lackluster performance against the Falcons that could probably be drawn up to the fact that it was just a shootout. Terrelle Pryor turned in another poor, poor performance that really makes me wonder if he’ll be a WR2-3 option for the rest of the season.
Hey, that’s it? Out of all the writeups? Awesome! Let’s keep this going.
Players That I’m High On
Smith didn’t have his best performance against the Chargers, but he should have a very nice bounceback game this week against the Washington defense that stepped it up last week against the Raiders, but haven’t been playing too well in the weeks prior.
As long as he continues to get 90%+ snaps, he’ll continue to be in my Top 10 RB ranks.
He continues to keep the TD streak alive, and now gets to face a Jets defense that played better last week, but still is poor overall.
It’s against the Giants at home, who continue to give up production to the TE position, and Brate has played much better than rookie O.J. Howard as Winston’s security blanket. If you have Jordan Reed, Brate’s your man.
Clay is continuing to be the go-to target for Tyrod Taylor, and in a likely shootout game, Clay should get his looks, especially in the redzone.
McManus gets back to the thin air of Mile High against the Raiders defense that has struggled quite a bit this year. McManus and the rest of this offense should have no issues moving the ball down the field.
The Seahawks defense has not been very good at all so far during the first 3 weeks of the regular season, but that should change this week as they’ll get to face Jacoby Brissett in his first road game, which, sucks for him, will be in CenturyLink Field.
Players That I’m Not So High On
He has absolutely struggled against Denver in the past, and now has to face them on the road this week. No thanks.
He played well last week, but I’d rather have someone else this week as he travels to Arrowhead.
Surprisingly highly ranked according to the ECR, but already a bit injured, and this team stands no chance against Green Bay at Green Bay.
The Pats secondary is not a good one, but their defensive front is quite stellar, and Stewart needs the Panthers to be ahead in order to be productive.
Against Denver in Denver, with a bad track record against this team? Nope.
It’s not the greatest matchup, and he’s already a bit banged up. No thanks.
Ebron has played well thus far, but I want nothing to do with him as they travel to Minnesota.
A terrible, terrible week in a game he should have done better in, and now he heads to Seattle. No thanks.
He’s usually an every-week starter due to the nature of the offense, but especially after last week, I’m nervous about another road game against Denver.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I would normally be interested in the Bucs against this terrible O-Line of the New York Football Giants, especially at home, but this defense has been really hit with the injury bug, which makes this unit off-limits for me.
Alright guys, that does it for me as I take a first look at the week ahead. Keep in mind, these rankings are not set in stone at all, and will be changing quite a bit between now and Sunday, so keep taking a look at this post, and I’ll talk to you all Saturday for a look at some Razzball certified picks!
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