Laser Focused Fantasy Football: Week 3


Nathan Laser '21, Fantasy Sports Guru

Love: Michael Gallup Dal @ Sea

Michael Gallup has a good matchup up against the 31st ranked pass defense in the league. Dak Prescott is starting to heat up with 450 passing yards last week against the 29th ranked passing defense. They had a great comeback win and I have a feeling that some of that momentum will carry into this week’s game. With the over-under being 56 points there will be lots of scoring and there is a good chance that Gallup gets targeted a lot this week. 

Love: Corey Davis Ten @ Min

The Titans passing game really picked up last week with four passing touchdowns from Ryan Tannehill, one of them being to Corey Davis. With their top receiver AJ Brown out this week, Corey Davis should be getting some of those targets that Brown was getting before the injury.  Minnesota has the 31st ranked pass defense and Corey Davis is a guy you could most likely pick up off the waiver wire this week if you are looking to replace a guy like Davante Adams or AJ Brown. 

Love: Leonard Fournette TB @ Den

Leonard Fournette really showed up last week. Fournette is learning the play-book better and better every week. The Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians strongly pushed to pick up Fournette once the Jaguars dropped him a few weeks before the season started. That shows that he wants to involve Fournette in the offense and after last week’s performance, I think Fournette has proved himself that he can be the starting running back for the Buccaneers. 

Love: Cam Newton NE vs. LV 

Looks like all Cam Newton needed was a year off and some haters to keep him motivated because through week 2 he is the number three quarterback in fantasy. I don’t think anything changes this week against the Raiders at home. He has been able to get it done through the air and on the ground with two rushing touchdowns in each game and only one INT. While the Raiders have looked good this season starting 2-0, I think Superman gives them their first loss of the season. 

Hate: Terry McLaurin Wsh @ Cle 

While the Browns haven’t proven much by beating the Bengals, the Browns defense is almost fully recovered from some critical early season injuries. I think with Myles Garrett rushing the quarterback, Haskins won’t have much time to throw the ball to McLaurin especially with Ward covering him all game. Although McLaurin produced very well last week with 7 catches for 125 yards and 1 touchdown, I see him having more of a week 1 performance of 5 catches for 61 yards and no touchdowns. 

Hate: Stefon Diggs Buf vs. LAR

Stefon Diggs has had two great weeks and is the number 4 wide receiver in fantasy right now, but on the other hand, he hasn’t really played a great team so far. Week 1 the Bills faced the Jets who just got rid of Jamal Adams and week 2 was against the Dolphins who arguably have the worst defense in the league right now. In week 3, he faces the Rams who have a great defense and he will be matched up against Jalen Ramsey who is one of the best corners in the NFL right now. I think Diggs’s production will start to decline as he starts to face teams with better defenses. 

Hate: David Johnson Hou @ Pit

Pittsburgh’s defense is the best defense in the league right now without a doubt. They have an amazing defensive line and a secondary that can blitz at any second. This is bad news for David Johnson. Johnson played a good Baltimore defense last week and was only allowed 34 rushing yards. Pittsburgh has forced 4 turnovers this year and I only see that number going up at home against Houston. 

Hate: Teddy Bridgewater Car @ LAC 

Bridgewater showed glimpses of greatness last year while filling in for Drew Brees; however, we haven’t seen that be replicated too much this year. I think it’s because when Bridgewater was with the Saints he had some of the best offensive weapons in the league to work with. Now he has average wide receivers and the best running back in the league out injured.  This, without mentioning the defense they are playing this week.  The Chargers currently have one of the better defenses in the league, only allowing 23 points to the defending Super Bowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs.