Sleeper, of course, is an ambiguous term. Use whatever definition is right for you. Likewise, this column is what you want it to be. Maybe this week will help you get a kickoff/sit call or make a DFS decision. Maybe you apply the information to an upper/lower prop. Maybe you add a player to your fantasy substitutes for depth, but don’t place him this week. There’s no wrong way to digest this piece
It wasn’t a legendary bed sheet last week, but we’ve had some hits. Carson Wentz came. Greg Dortch threw. Treylon Burks it hasn’t exploded yet, but it still maintains a reasonable depth; tape is encouraging.
Let’s determine the winners of week 3.
We spent the summer saying how wonderful it was Elijah Moore is is. And we spent the last week gushing for the rookie buyer. Garrett Wilson.
With the Jets rising on our hands, shouldn’t we have some nice things to say about Flacco?
Jets receiver room — Corey Davis not bad – it can pull Flacco into fantasy relevance. Flacco has a ball for two weeks as quietly navigating the QB9, AFC North revenge round. While volume provides most of that value, so what? The Jets defense is last in the DVOA, so the New York offense will likely need to beat to catch up. The ball will stay in the air for three hours.
I approve of the Flacco as a sneaky Superflex QB2, or as a $23 cashback DFS option. I might as well punch Flacco accessories this week.
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As bad as the Colts were in Week 1, they had a fresh drop in Week 2 closing loss at Jacksonville.
Matt Ryan’s He may be starting at 18, not just in the ninth year of his career. Michael Pittman Jr. off the field and the Indianapolis pass game looks toothless.
Maybe there’s a sneaky bite here. Dulin made a start last week and was credible in the loss, posting a 5-79-0 streak on seven goals. Instant share nearly doubled from Week 1; At Jacksonville, he was on the field 64 percent of the time.
This role may stick or possibly expand. Paris Campbell shows no signs of being a bona fide NFL receiver, and the Colts apparently don’t know how to release the tight end Mo-Alie Cox. Dulin deserves a depth contribution for his speculative postseason value and will likely profit from his modest $11 tag on Yahoo DFS.
Travis Etienne, RB, Jaguars (on Chargers)
this James Robinson comeback is fun, inspiring, and amazing. And Etienne made some young player mistakes in the opening two weeks. We cannot ignore that Jacksonville leans on Robinson; He only has 37 touchdowns in two games against 18 for Etienne.
But don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Efficiency is also important. Etienne does 6.6 yards per touch, compared to a modest 4.0 for Robinson. In the end, this kind of playmaking skill should force a more leveled time-sharing, or perhaps a backyard led by Etienne.
The Jaguars are a daring group in 2022, but they deserved the underdogs by scoring seven points in Los Angeles. Jacksonville could be in capture mode for most of the day. It could be Sunday’s game where Etienne justifies why his draft season was so contested. It’s time to tell a league mate you “want to run back” and see if he suggests a move that will get your disappointing Etienne. Let’s see if you can spare time for the market.
Irv Smith, TE, Vikings (vs Detroit)
The Lions are currently the NFL’s highest carnival, a scoring offense and a defense that makes the opponents waver. You want points, you got it. If you want fantasy points, pull out the calculator.
After Smith scored a goal (and scored a second, long goal) on Monday, it could feel like an obvious call. But given that there is only TE18 per year, perhaps there is room for growth. And Smith, the minimum stone in Yahoo DFS, is $10. This is an empty square.
i became one Adam Thielen She’s been a fan for years and even apologized, but perhaps 32-year-old Thielen is finally in a phase of decline. This could be an accelerator for a possible Smith breakthrough year.
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Eagles DST (in Washington)
Philadelphia is a hot team right now. this jalen hurts MVP rates have dropped a lot. AJ Brown opener smashed, DeVonta Smith flashed in the second game. Dallas Goedert cannot be stopped by traditional methods. Even Miles Sanders he scores again.
Want to be exposed to this NFC East juggernaut but can’t add anyone from the paragraph above? Check out Eagles DST. Even slightly active this week, it’s still present in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Week 3 pits the Eagles against Carson Wentz – there are some fun parts to Washington’s offense, but Wentz will also make some mistakes every week. And you can add Eagles and wait a while. Philadelphia may be preferable to the rest of the 2022 schedule, as ridiculous as it may sound. It’s the right year to make AFC South your cross division.
Whenever possible, you want a DST that is expected to win. You want leverage, you want to play with a leader. Most of the time, this will be the 2022 Eagles. Let it rip.