Fantasy Football Report – Week 3

Gourav Pany, Website Editor

No one needs to be told to start Patrick Mahomes on their fantasy team. But what about the flex tight-end/wide-receiver position? What about that one running back on waivers that might be able to fill in a spot for a starting running back on a bye week? Well, this is the place to find the important information in terms of fantasy football, as well as to get a second opinion on who to start or sit this week.


QB: Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

Although the last two weeks have not been kind to Tannehill in terms of fantasy production, he projects to have a better week this time against the Las Vegas Raiders, who have struggled defensively so far. Tannehill has not been the greatest with an underwhelming receiving corps and a lack of production from RB Derrick Henry, but that should change against a Raiders team that has let the fifth most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Tannehill will also have the advantage of an improving WR Treylon Burks, who has shown flashes of promise through the first two games of the season. All-in-all, this should be a bounce-back game for Tannehill, who will look to prove himself after being benched last week to QB Malik Willis.

Projection: 20.33 points (non-PPR)

WR: Greg Dortch, Arizona Cardinals

As mentioned last week, Dortch has slowly been working his way into the Cardinals’ starting wide receiver rotation, making him a viable option in fantasy whether he performs or not. However, his performance in the past two weeks have elevated him to a solid WR2 option with WR1 potential. Many will not see the value that Dortch brings to the table, considering the fact that he is not a household name yet, but his diminutive popularity should not get in the way of his production, which should only increase against the Los Angeles Rams, who will project to focus on WR Marquise Brown and the returning WR Rondale Moore and leave the lesser-known Dortch in one-on-one coverage against CB David Long Jr., a matchup that should favor Dortch in what looks to be a fantasy breakout week for the third-year receiver.

Projection: 13.60 points (non-PPR)

Also worth consideration to start:

RB: Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

Projection: 15.30 points (non-PPR)

TE: Albert Okwuegbunam, Denver Broncos

Projection: 9.50 points (non-PPR)

K: Cade York, Cleveland Browns

Projection: 10.00 points (non-PPR)

DEF: Kansas City Chiefs

Projection: 8.00 points (non-PPR)


RB: Travis Etienne Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars

Although he is extremely talented and has the potential to be a starting running back in the NFL, Etienne is currently stuck behind RB James Robinson as the backup running back for an average Jaguars team. Many predicted a breakout season from Etienne following his return from a Lisfranc injury, but with the improvement of Robinson and the changing of the Jaguars’ offense to a more pass-centric offense has led to Etienne not receiving the amount of touches that a RB2 would usually command, putting him in the basement in terms of fantasy production, added with the difficult matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Projection: 5.10 points (non-PPR)

WR: Jarvis Landry, New Orleans Saints

Landry had a big week against the Atlanta Falcons in week 1, as he was crucial to the Saints’ comeback win that featured a pass-heavy gameplan. However, as the Saints faced the Buccaneers last week, the need for a skilled veteran chain-mover became less crucial as the Saints attempted to pound the ball with their running backs while struggling to get anything working in the air. This week, Landry will go up against an underrated Panthers secondary that has a knack for pressuring opposing quarterbacks, which is something that QB Jameis Winston has historically struggled with, which should pose a negative game-script for Landry and the wide receiver corps in general.

Projection: 5.40  points (non-PPR)

Also consider sitting:

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Projection: 12.89 points (non-PPR)

TE: Austin Hooper, Tennessee Titans

Projection: 3.80 points (non-PPR)

K: Ryan Succop, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Projection: 4.00 points (non-PPR)

DEF: Indianapolis Colts

Projection: 1.00 points (non-PPR)

Why listen to me:

This week, I narrowly lost my fantasy matchup, as I went up against QB Jalen Hurts, RB Aaron Jones and WR Christian Kirk. I had sizable production from QB Kyler Murray and K Tyler Bass, but in the end it was not enough to overcome the nine point deficit that I eventually lost by. Currently, I am projected to finish 8th in my league, a five place improvement from my projected last place finish from the beginning of the year.