This week, my top three-Quarter backs are the ones who have been lights out to start the season. At the top, I have Dak Prescott. Prescott is going up against the worst defense in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, he should be good for at least 30. Look for him to spread the ball around, with Michael Gallup out, Devin Smith could see some action after catching all three of his target last week for 74 yards and a TD. At the number two spot, I see the reigning MVP, Pat Mahomes to continue his dominance from his week 2 performance. Going up against Baltimore, he should put up at least 25. He has thrown for at least 378 yards in both games this season, including 443 last week. I would not be surprised if he throws for more than 350 again this week, and he’s going to get the ball into the endzone, with Kelce as his primary target. Even though the Ravens have a pretty good defense, Mahomes will find a way to score regardless. My third QB is none other than Lamar Jackson. Jackson has been absolutely dominant thus far in the NFL season. In fact, he has the most points out of any quarterback. Kansas City’s defense is solid, but I am confident Lamar Jackson can continue to put up big numbers. I am interested to see how many times he runs the ball against Kansas City since he has done most of his damage through the air. In week 1, he only had 3 rushes for 6 yards, but last week, he had 16 attempts for 120 yards. Jackson has proven he is not just a threat on the ground, but lethal in the air as well. Look for this Chiefs-Ravens matchup to be a shoot out.
At running back I have another Cowboy at number one, with Ezekiel Elliott. This shouldn’t surprise anyone as the Cowboys are playing Dolphins at home (AKA Jerry’s World). Zeke only had 13 rushes in week 1 but saw a drastic increase with 23 attempts last against Washington. I think he is going to get plenty of touches this week and he will take full advantage of them against a weak Miami defense. For my second pick, I think Saquon Barkley will have a good week going up against Tampa Bay. With the Giants benching Eli Manning, I think they are going to try and run the ball as much as possible to make the rookie QB Daniel Jones feel comfortable. At RB number three, I have Christian McCaffrey, going up against a weak Arizona defense, I think the Panthers look to run the ball with reports that Cam Newton might sit out the game with a foot injury. For a Free Agent pick up I think Peyton Barber could have another decent game. He got 23 rushes against Carolina after only 8 in week 1. Barber put up 82 yards and managed to score a touchdown with those limited touches, and I think he will get a good amount of touches this week against the Giants.
Picking my top receivers was a bit tougher but I put Atlanta’s Julio Jones at number one. Obviously Jones has been one of the top receivers in the league for a while, and he’s going to get double-digit targets again this week. He should do some damage against an average Colts defense. Amari Cooper is my WR number two, yes another Cowboy (I hope you’re starting to notice a trend here). Again, going up against the Dolphins, Coop is going to get plenty of targets and will be able to rack up a nice fantasy score. I couldn’t decide on a definitive third WR but I think Keenan Allen, Davante Adams, and Adam Thielen will all have big weeks. This week I picked up Demarcus Robinson after his big week against the Raiders in week two. The Chiefs run a very receiver friendly offense, so I think he will continue to produce especially with Tyreek Hill out. Marquise Goodwin could also have another big day against a struggling Pittsburg defense.
My top three TEs are the three big dogs, I like Kittle, Ertz, and Kelce in that order. I think Kittle breaks out this week against Pittsburgh while Ertz and Kelce should have respectable weeks as well. If you desperately need a TE, Tyler Eifert is a solid, consistent option, but I don’t like any other Free Agent tight ends right now.
Watch out for next week, I’ll be back with my week 4 fantasy predictions.
Good luck everyone!