Week 3 got off to a high-scoring start as the Los Angeles Rams beat the San Francisco 49ers, 41-39, on "Thursday Night Football." Rams quarterback Jared Goff threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Todd Gurley added 113 yards and touchdowns during the win.
My sleeper picks have been pretty solid so far this season. Let's see what the rest of Week 3 has in store.
1. Jay Cutler, Quarterback, Miami Dolphins
He plays the New York Jets, who are giving up more than 20 fantasy points per week to opposing quarterback in 2017. Plus, Cutler looked good in Week 2 with more than 200 yards and better than 70 percent completion rate.
2. Ben Watson, Tight End, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens play the Jacksonville Jaguars, whose defense is 30th vs. tight ends this season. I was surprised Watson was invisible in Week 1, as Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco loves to throw to tight ends. That was fixed in Week 2; Watson had eight catches on eight targets.
3. Orleans Darkwa, Running Back, New York Giants
The Giants have been bad, and reports indicate there could be changes made this week to kick-start the offense. With running back Paul Perkins failing to live up to his 2016 finish, Darkwa could get some extra work this weekend.
4. D'Onta Foreman, Running Back, Houston Texans
Houston is another team that has struggled on offense to start 2017. Foreman ran well last week, getting 12 touches, and the team wants to run as much as possible to protect its rookie quarterback. The New England Patriots, the Texans' opponent, have struggled some on defense, so Foreman could get 15 touches this weekend.
5. Rashard Higgins, Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns and
Geronimo Allison, Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers
Both wide receivers are in line for more work this weekend due to injuries. Both showed flashes last week filling in. The'’re worth a look as you watch the injury reports.
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