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Dudes & Duds – Week 3


QB – Kirk Cousins @ L.A. Chargers

  • The Minnesota Vikings are 0-2 and even though it is early in the season, this is a MUST WIN game. Cousins has played well & silenced some of the doubters & he’s done that against 2 pretty tough defenses. In week 3, Cousins will face a Chargers defense that he should be able to do what he pleases with.

QB – Dak Prescott vs. Arizona Cardinals

  • Dak started off the game 12 for 12 in week 2, against a Jets secondary that is seen as one of the best units in the NFL. This week Dak will face the Arizona Cardinals who bring with them a defense that has allowed the 7th most points to opposing QBs through 2 weeks.

RB – Travis Etienne Vs. Houston Texans

  • After receiving 23 touches in week 1, Travis saw a measly 14 in the Jaguars loss to the Chiefs. The Houston Texans are allowing an average of 32.6 PPR points to opposing RBs through 2 weeks and I like Etienne’s chances of rebounding here.

RB – Javonte Williams @ Miami Dolphins

  • I may be going out on a limb here since Javonte has yet to top 10 points this season but I like his match-up with the Dolphins. Williams has seen a 45% snap share over the 1st 2 weeks since returning from his knee injury & I think this is the week they unleash him!

WR – Drake London @ Detroit Lions

  • London & Ridder have begun to develop some chemistry. Ridder scored 18 points in week 2 and has an easier match-up ahead week 3 in Detroit. The Lions have allowed the 3rd most points to opposing WRs through 2 weeks.

WR – Michael Pittman @ Baltimore Ravens

  • Whether it’s AR or Gardner throwing the ball, I feel confident that Pittman will continue to be a big part of the Colts offense. Pittman has been targeted 22 times over the 1st 2 weeks and will face a Ravens secondary that is allowing the 9th most points to opposing receivers thus far this season.

TE – Hayden Hurst @ Seattle Seahawks

  • Hurst had a very solid week 1 (5/41/1TD) & a pretty average week 2 (3/20). This week, Hurst gets to benefit from facing a Seattle Seahawks defense that has allowed an average of 16.8 points per game to opposing Tight Ends.



QB – Daniel Jones @ San Francisco 49ers

  • Daniel Jones rebounded from a terrible 1st half in week 2 to have a pretty incredible 2nd half. This week, I expect 2 halves of bad football. Jones will not have the benefit of Saquon Barkley to draw the attention and will need to be the focal point of the offense. The 49ers are too damn good to allow Jones to have any day worthy of starting.

QB – Jordan Love @ New Orleans Saints

  • I have not jumped off the Jordan Love bandwagon, I still think he’s going to be a great fantasy asset for your rosters now and in the future. This week, Love will be rebounding from his 1st tough loss and facing a Saints defense that has played opposing QBs extremely well this season.

RB – James Connor @ Dallas Cowboys

  • The Cowboys defense has been lights out, especially against opposing RBs. The Cowboys made it a point to upgrade the interior of their defense and it has paid off through the 1st 2 weeks. Add Conner to the list of RBs the Cowboys defense will eliminate from the game plan.

RB – Jerome Ford @ Tennessee Titans

  • Ford looked excellent after stepping in for Nick Chubb & though I like him as an RB2 option throughout this season, I do not like him this week. The Titans have been nearly as dominant as the Cowboys against the run and should have their way with Ford in week 3.

WR – Ja’marr Chase vs. L.A. Rams

  • If you roster Chase, you start Chase. That being said, prepare for a dud. The Rams have surprised me with how hungry they’ve looked and how well they’ve played the pass. If Burrow is in fact out of work this week 3 match-up, it makes me like Chase’s chances of succeeding even less.

WR – Terry McLaurin vs. Buffalo Bills

  • McLaurin has been pretty average up to this point, 10 targets for roughly 80 yards and having a TD in week 2 salvaged his start. The Buffalo Bills have been stingy against the pass and I’m avoiding McLaurin wherever I can.

TE – Chigoziem Okonkwo vs. New England Patriots

  • Chiggy was one of the talks of the 2023 Fantasy Football season and he has yet to live up to the hype. The Patriots have allowed the 2nd fewest points to tight ends this season and I don’t like Okonkwo’s chances at breaking out in this one.



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