Watson a Great Fantasy Option?

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Buy/Sell/Steal Week 3

Emptying out the notebook

Greg Olsen (broken foot) and Corey Coleman (broken hand) will be out six to eight weeks; Andrew Luck (shoulder) has been ruled out for his third straight game.

— Check the injury report before putting these players in your line-up: Sam Bradford, Tyler Eifert, DeMarco Murray, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Jordan Reed.

— Waiver wire pick-ups for the week: Chris Johnson (RB/Ari) if you haven’t already, Alex Collins (RB/Bal), Chris Thompson (RB/Was), D’Onta Foreman (RB/Hou), Alvin Kamara (RB/N.O.), Rashard Higgins (WR/Cle), J. Nelson (WR/Ari), Evan Engram (TE/NYG), Ben Watson (TE/Bal)

— You can now drop: Eddie Lacy (RB/Sea), Kerwynn Williams (RB/Ari), Paul Perkins (RB/NYG)

— Rams at San Francisco is the Thursday night game of the week.

— Baltimore plays Jacksonville in London on Sunday at 9:30am. If you have players on either team, make sure you set your line-up Saturday night.

— Dallas at Arizona is the Monday night game.

Ravens Fantasy Outlook

Terrance West is dealing with a soft tissue injury. Do not risk playing him this week.

Ben Watson: Watson led all Raven receivers with 91 yards last week. That will continue this week against a Jags team that has allowed 12 catches and 151 yards receiving to opposing teams TE’s.

Buck Allen: Allen totaled over 100 yards last week. He is the best fantasy option at RB for the Ravens after showing he can be a threat in the passing game.

Jeremy Maclin: Maclin has reached the end zone in both games this season. The streak will continue as he seems to be Joe Flacco’s go to wide receiver.

Buy

QB: Matt Ryan: On paper the Lions defense is off to a great start, but they haven’t played anyone near the caliber of Ryan, who owns a QB rating of 112.2 this year. That’s not good for a Lions defense has a short week to prepare for the reigning MVP.

Aaron Rodgers: Coming off a tough loss on the road, Rodgers is back home where last year he averaged 273 yards and three touchdowns a game.

Other names: Carson Wentz, Derek Carr, Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, Jameis Winston, Jay Cutler, Drew Brees

RB: Todd Gurley: Coming off his best game in over year, Gurley takes on a 49ers defense on four days rest that gave up 131 yards rushing to the Seahawks.

C.J. Anderson: Anderson is second in the league in rushing and has been involved in the passing game as well. He is a solid RB1 going forward.

Other names: Mark Ingram, Devonta Freeman, Isiah Crowell, James White (PPR Only), Jay Ajayi, Derrick Henry, Kareem Hunt, Marshawn Lynch, Le’Veon Bell, Ty Montgomery

WR: Michael Crabtree: Washington has giving up 559 yards passing in two games. Crabtree, who leads Oakland in receiving yards and touchdowns, will take advantage of a weak secondary.

A.J. Green: 10 days off with a new OC in place who has something to prove, the Bengals will break out of their early season rut with Green benefitting the most.

Other names: Davante Adams, Jarvis Landry (PPR Only), Mike Evans, Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Amari Cooper, Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Alshon Jeffery, Tyreek Hill, Keenan Allen, Larry Fitzgerald, Cooper Kupp

TE: Jack Doyle: Cleveland has allowed 19 catches and 162 yards to opposing tight ends.

Travis Kelce: Kelce is averaging seven catches and 72 yards a game.

Other names: Jason Witten, Delaine Walker, Zach Ertz, Zack Miller, Rob Gronkowski (if healthy), Kyle Rudolph

Def: Rams, Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Oakland, Tampa Bay

Sell

QB: Dak Prescott: Prescott’s last three road games (not counting Week 17 of last season) he has averaged 180 yards while throwing four touchdowns and four interceptions in those contest.

Russell Wilson: The offensive line is horrible, giving Wilson no time to read the defenses. Life does not get easier on the road against Tennessee.

Other names: Eli Manning, Tyrod Taylor, Deshaun Watson, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton

RB: Leonard Fournette: Faces the best defense in football this week after being held to 40 yards last week.

Jordan Howard: Howard is already splitting time with Tarik Cohen and now has a shoulder injury that he is trying to play through. You can’t trust him right now.

Other names: Lamar Miller, Melvin Gordon, LeSean McCoy, Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson, Frank Gore

WR: Brandon Marshall: Marshall seems lost in the Giants’ offense and only has two receptions. Stay away from him until he turns his season around.

DeAndre Hopkins: Hopkins will see double coverage most of the game and rookie QB DeShaun Watson gets to start his first road game at New England. This has all the makings of a bad fantasy day for Hopkins and really the whole Texans offense.

Other names: Allen Hurns, Breshad Perriman, Zay Jones, T. Y. Hilton, Torrey Smith, Terrelle Pryor, Pierre Garcon, Dez Bryant

TE: Jimmy Graham: Graham has been held to nine yards through the first two games. That means if you play in non-PPR leagues, he has got you zero points. Stay away from him.

Austin Hooper: Hooper had seven yards receiving last week and does not seem to be a big part of the offensive game plan.

Other names: Charles Clay, Tyler Eifert, Jordon Reed

Def: Houston, Carolina, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Washington, New England

Steals

QB: Trevor Siemen: Quietly, Siemen has put up 450 yards and thrown for six touchdowns. Play the hot hand and take him this week.

RB: Chris Johnson: With only three days of practice last week Johnson was able to rush for 44 yards. Now he takes on a Dallas defense that just gave up 178 yards on the ground.

WR: J.J. Nelson: With Nelson’s speed he is a threat every time he touches the ball.

TE:  Evan Engram: The one bright spot for the Giants in the fantasy world has been Engram who has 12 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown.

Def: Cleveland

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