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Daily Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 3

It’s been quite the week in the NFL with many notable injuries and suspensions.  These developments have a great impact on daily fantasy sports.  Here is some daily fantasy football advice in the form of some Week 3 sleepers.

Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins – The Redskins offense designed by head coach Jay Gruden is a much better fit for Cousins than it ever was going to be for the now-injured Robert Griffin III.  Cousins gets a great matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles and should be getting speedster receiver DeSean Jackson back as well.  The Redskins have a plethora of aerial weapons and the Eagles defense has not shown much resistance to opposing quarterbacks.football-cash

Running Backs

Khiry Robinson, New Orleans Saints – Robinson will be the main benefactor of Mark Ingram’s injury.  He should get significant goalline work against the Vikings at home.  The 0-2 Saints should have more of a balanced attack against a Vikings team without Adrian Peterson.  Robinson’s play is similar to current Jets and former Saints RB Chris Ivory, with the exception he can make plays in the passing game as well.  Old guard RB Pierre Thomas will still see significant work, but expect to see the more physical Robinson get the majority of carries against Minnesota.

Matt Asiata, Minnesota Vikings – On the flip side, RB Matt Asiata won’t likely share many carries against the Saints in Week 3.  The New Orleans Saints have surrendered more than 120 rushing yards in both games this year, neither against particularly strong running teams (Atlanta and Cleveland).  If the Vikings get down, Asiata still can get points through the air.  He caught 5 passes (including a 25-yard touchdown) for 48 yards against the Patriots in a blowout loss.

Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals – Cincinnati Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson made good on his promise to get Hill more involved in the offense last week and the results were promising.  Against the Falcons, Hill looked like the perfect power complement to Giovani Bernard’s speed and agility.  This is one rare running back duo that can both provide two weekly double-digit scoring backs.  The Titans were gashed by DeMarco Murray last week.

Wide Receivers

Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams – The 6’4’ Quick currently ranks eight among NFL wide receivers with 173 yards but yet is unowned in the vast majority of leagues.  He’s a great flex play this week against Dallas, in what figures to be a relatively high-scoring affair.  He’s ultimately tied to second-year quarterback Austin Davis, who threw for 235 yards against Tampa, with no interceptions.  With WR Tavon Austin out with injury, Quick easily becomes the Rams top aerial target.

James Jones, Oakland Raiders  – The Raiders biggest wide receiver has twice as many receiving yards as any other Oakland player  and has scored touchdowns in both games so far this season.  Rookie Derek Carr will probably have to throw, throw, and throw again against the Patriots and will be missing both Rod Streater and Maurice Jones-Drew to injury.   Jones will be the main beneficiary of those injuries and re Raiders likely trailing big in this one.

Tight End

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs offense suffered a major blow with a Jamaal Charles ankle injury in Week 2.  Knile Davis will step in at RB and be serviceable, but he’s no Charles.  One of the few other areas the Chiefs offense can exploit a banged up Dolphins linebacking-crew is at tight end with Kelce, who’s coming over a four-catch, 81-yard effort against the Broncos.  He may split some snaps with TE Anthony Fasano, who is a non-factor receiving but is a better blocker.  Ultimately, if the Chiefs need to score to keep up with the Dolphins in Miami, you’ll see plenty of Travis Kelce.

Defense

New Orleans Saints –  The Saints are 0-2, needing to win to not put their postseason playoff hopes in early jeopardy.  The Vikings come into town without their best player, Adrian Peterson, and a quarterback who threw four interceptions against the Patriots.  If the Saints can establish a lead early, the Vikings will get away from what they want to do- be balanced on offense.  This will lead quarterback Matt Cassel to press and force throws, which could lead to big plays for the Saints going the other way.

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  • Ivan Y

    Thanks for sharing. I like Cousins too, he is quite underrated, and is capable of lighting it up.

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