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Fantasy Football Insights (2021): Week 3

With the NFL season in full swing, here is some important fantasy football insight going into Week 3 of the season.

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I really hope you guys listened to me and did not panic. The Packers offense went off last night and all of their key fantasy players (Rodgers, Adams, Jones, Tonyan had a good night. To stay in that realm of not panicking, I still would not on Josh Allen and Zeke. In fact, I would see if there is a Josh owner that is nervous and willing to sell him. He can only go up from here.

Derek Carr's newfound fearlessness has the Raiders rolling - Sports  Illustrated

Two weeks in and Derek Carr leads the NFL in passing yards, who would of thought? He has been on fire to start the season, passing for 817 yards and throwing for two touchdowns. Unless you are in a superflex league, I doubt Carr is your starting QB. If he is, or is on your bench, feel free to sell high. I like Carr, but I do not think he can keep this up.

In his first start in the NFL, Tyler Heinicke played well, leading the WFT to a dramatic win. He impressed with his toughness and poise, throwing for 336 yards and two touchdowns. I am fine with stashing him on your bench, but I would not recommend playing him against the Bills defense this week.

Aaron Jones: Packers RB loses chain with father's ashes during touchdown -  Sports Illustrated

Aaron Jones won a lot of fantasy owners their week, while breaking so many hurts with that amazing Monday night outing. He simply was unstoppable. Detroit had no answer for him on the ground or through the air. Totaling 115 yards, four touchdowns and six receptions, Jones was the MVP of the week.

While we are at it welcoming Aaron Jones to the 2021 season, we mine as well roll out the red carpet for King Henry as well. He made his presence felt against the Seahawks gashing them for 182 yards and three scores. The best part, he caught all six of his targets for 55 yards. The receiving aspect was the only knock on his game. If this keeps up, look out.

I also wanted to briefly mention Joe Mixon. He is second in the NFL in yards and attempts. The Bengals are making an effort to run the ball with him. Hold steady here as the carries will pay off.

Marvin Jones Jr. Stats, News, Bio | ESPN

Marvin Jones Jr has really flown under the radar to begin the season. No one is talking about him, but he has emerged as the favorite target for Trevor Lawrence. He led the Jags in targets with 11, catching six of them for 55 yards and a touchdown. It is no secret that the Jags are bad, so they will continue to be in a negative game script, forcing them to throw. It cannot hurt to see what the Jones Jr owner wants for him.

As mentioned last week, Cortland Sutton had a match up that could be exploited, and he sure did. He had double the amount of targets as anyone else on the team (12 to 6) and went well over 100 yards (159) while scoring a touchdown. I love everything about his game moving forward and it sure looks like he is fully over his ACL injury.

Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. out after surprise overnight leg surgery

It seems like Michael Pittman Jr finally is breaking out. Before going down, Wentz looked his way often, as he lead the Colts in targets (12), receptions (8) and yards (123). Even with Wentz banged up, he should be good to at least flex.

Speaking of banged up quarterbacks, just because Tyrod Taylor is out does not mean you give up on Brandon Cooks. The guy has been a target monster, and a steal so far this year for fantasy owners. He is a key part of their offense, heck he is their offense, and that will not go away.

As far as matchups to exploit this week, start every Arizona Cardinals player possible, heck start the waterbody also. I think Arizona will have no issue passing or running the ball this week against an awful Jaguars defense. Along the same accord, I can see the Ravens running all over the Lions. Jackson could easily be over 100 yards rushing again and Ty’son Williams will have his first career 100 yard rushing game.

Please do not hesitate to hit me up with any fantasy football questions. Waiver wire adds, trades, start sit, you name it, I can help.

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