Weekly Fantasy Football SRD Week 3

Things heated up a bit in Week 2 as compared to the ice-cold Week 1, but not by too much. Several key players continued to disappoint, while others shook off their rough opening games.

The Dolphins and Buccaneers were glad to be back, as they combined to provide eight double-digit scoring players, including a 13-catch day for Jarvis Landry, and a great showing from the Tampa defense.

Despite suffering an injury, Rob Gronkowski returned to form in the big easy. Michael Crabtree had three scores vs the Jets and Emmanuel Sanders caught a pair of TDs vs the Cowboys. DeAndre Hopkins already has 29 targets this season, which leads all receivers. If Watson gets more comfortable as an NFL QB, he could elevate Hopkins even higher.

On the injury front, Jordy Nelson suffered a quad injury and is 50/50 for week 3. Greg Olsen will miss at least six weeks with a broken foot, and Andrew Luck may not be back until Week 7. TY Hilton will continue to be a low-end WR2, although his matchup vs the Browns is enticing for this week.

Speaking of the NFC North, the absence of Sam Bradford from last weeks Vikings game hurt every fantasy commodity involved, especially Stefon Diggs, who only hauled in two grabs vs the Steelers.

After two weeks, the Top-10 running backs are comprised of three rookies (Hunt, Fournette, Cohen) and the Redskins pass-catching back Chris Thompson. DeMarco Murray owners are worried, while Mike Gillislee owners are enjoying the touchdowns. But, can they be sustained? Zach Ertz and Coby Fleener continue to pace the Tight-end position, as both are Top-5 after Week 2. JJ Nelson, Samaje Perine and the Dolphins D/ST will be hot pickups this week.

This week, I like AJ Green to come to life against Green Bays depleted secondary. Green has faced the Ravens and Texans so far this season, and those could very well be two of the Top-5 defenses in the league. I also like DeVante Parker vs the Jets, Ameer Abdullah vs the Falcons, Hunter Henry vs. the Chiefs and Marshawn Lynch against Washington.

On the flip side, I expect poor showings from Ingram, Fournette, Evans and Maclin.