We learned a few things in Week 3, so here’s a weekly player analysis to help you figure out what to do with some of your players this week.
A. Dalton: He is the third most productive QB in fantasy football just behind T. Brady and A. Rodgers with 866 yards, 8 touchdowns and only 1 interception. He also has a very solid WR core (Green, Jones, Sanu and even Eifert) and one of the best RB duos in the NFL with J. Hill and G. Bernard. Plus he has a nice schedule with just two tough games in a row (Seattle W5, Bills W6) and the Broncos on Week 16.
D. Carr: Had another solid performance vs the Browns throwing over 300 yards (again) and 2 TDs. Seems to have a very nice connection with his rookie WR star A. Cooper; and L. Murray’s run game helps a lot to take off some of pressure. If you lost Romo or Big Ben, Carr could be a nice replacement.
D. Freeman: Nobody scored more points than him this week; not even Rodgers with 333 yards and 5 TDs. The second year-player out of Florida State is showing huge amounts of talent and how effective he can be in a powered Atlanta offense. In fact he may of just jumped over T. Coleman as the RB1 in the Falcon’s Depth Chart. He won’t repeat this performance, but if he keeps it going he could be a great RB2 even when the rookie gets back from his injury.
J. Randle: This guy can run the ball and be very productive behind the best OLine in the NFL. As long as he stays healthy (and the rumors of M.Forte going to Dallas don’t come true), Randle could live up to all the hype from the preseason.
L. Bell: He is back and he won’t be affected at all by William’s performance (he had just 1 carry). With Big Ben out for 4-6 weeks, Bell could have bigger role on this offense.
C. Johnson: As long as A. Ellington is out, CJ2K is the guy and could help you out a lot in the flex spot. But he could be a DeAngelo Williams case as well.
K. Williams: Would you believe me if I tell you that Karlos is in the RB top 10? Well it’s true, this rookie has scored a TD for three straight games. Plus he has outscored L.McCoy so far, and this week Williams could get a low RB1 performance. Keep an eye on him in a heavy rushing offense.
R. Matthews: The former Charger had a great game vs a tough Jets defense with 108 rushing and 1 receiving TD. Even with D. Murray back, Kelly might split the touches evenly between Ryan and DeMarco.
A. Abdullah: J. Bell has a ridiculous 21 scrimmige yards per game, while the rookie has 51.3 yards including 2 touchdowns. This offense has struggled a lot losing all three games, so they need to give the ball to their best players like Megatron and Abdullah (who is no more than a flex option until he gets more touches).
L. Fitzgerald: Only J. Jones has more points than Fitz and this looks like it is for real. Since he is playing in the slot this season, the defenders can’t find a way to stop him with his accurate route running, spectacular catches and amazing strength holding on to the ball. Right now, he leads all Arizona WRs with 28 targets while J.Brown has 17. If he keeps this up he could end up as a top 10 WR hands down!
R. Matthews: He had his second straight game with 100+ yards receiving and has 3 TDs already. While I don’t like him this seek vs the Jets, Matthews has the WR2 spot locked up and he has been very productive. I’d grab him as soon as possible and use him as my flex and on bye weeks.
J. Edelman had another great amount of targets this week (11) and managed to catch for 85 yards. He is still a solid WR2 but he could get less targets when LaFell comes back. However, the Pats tend to take care of hard-working players like Edelman, and Brady has a “bromance” with the little guy.
D. Moncrief: Clearly the second choice behind TY, please forget about Andre Johnson. Plus he has a respectable 65% of catches-targets ratio and 11.7 yards per catch. He is a low WR3/flex option.
K. Wright: Had his second game with 16+ fantasy points. He has a reliable QB but I need more consistency to consider him a solid flex option. However he has looked good playing both in the slot and the outside.
S. Johnson: He maybe underrated in Fantasy this year: he has 40+ receiving yards and 2 TDs in a high passing offense with a good QB. He will get a nice number of opportunities every game and could be a very consistent high WR4.
P. Harvin: Has huge upside and speed, a good QB, solid running game and with Watkins’s injury’ he could be the lead WR for a couple of games. For the long run Harvin could be really helpful in bye weeks and matchup-based starts.
T. Ginn: Greg Olsen leads the team with 28 targets, but Ginn has 22 so far and 62.6 yards per game. If are playing in a 12+ team league or really hurt at WR, Ginn could help you out a little.
fantasyreaList Writer: Aldo Muriá