Fantasy Show Outs, Let Downs and Sleepers
Week three was full of upsets and surprises. If you’re a fan of the AFC East, you know what I mean. Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills! Just after a humiliating action by *EX* Buffalo Bills Cornerback Vontae Davis retiring at halftime against the Los Angeles Rams, the Bills bounced back and manhandled the Vikings. Their week three victory was led by rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who helped the team put up 27 points and just allowing 6. To add to the mayhem, the New England Patriots do not look like the team we all are used after losing their second straight. While I am sure the team will do ANYTHING to make sure their next game is a W. Moreso, the Chiefs continue to roll, led by Patrick Mahomes, as they beat the 49ers 38-27. The Steelers managed to get their first win of the season, and did Fitz lose his magic? We also cannot forget about the Baker Mayfield show in Cleveland as the rookie QB drove the Browns to their first win in 635 days. DILLY DILLY! Enough with the recap, lets talk about what really matters, fantasy football.
Show Out: Drew Brees
Drew Brees looked like his younger self-going 39/49 for 396 yards and not one but TWO rushing touchdowns, along with one passing as he led his team past the Falcons injured defense. If anyone in the fantasy world had doubts out Brees performing at a QB1 level, the 39-year-old proved he is trustworthy this year throwing eight touchdowns and 0 interceptions this season thus far. Brees is a must-start against the Giants this week as he looks to continue this hot streak.
Let Down: Dak Prescott
Did the Cowboys make the right decision about ditching Tony Romo and putting all their eggs in the Prescott and Elliott basket? Prescott went 19/34, only 168 yards, 1 TD and 2 Interceptions in their loss to the then-winless Seahawks. This Cowboys team does not look the same without Dez Bryant out there who is still a free agent sitting at home on his couch laughing. The Cowboys are in some dire need of a reliable wideout to keep the defense honest and to help Elliott do what he does in the backfield. Because of this, Dak is 100 percent on my hate list as he faces the hot Lions coming off a primetime victory against the Patriots.
Sleeper: Baker Mayfield
Baker Mayfield, who is available in 93 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football Leagues, was named the starter for week four. The number one overall draft pick took over as Tyrod Taylor went down with an apparent head injury in the second quarter of the Thursday Night Football game in week three. When Mayfield took the field, it gave the entire city of Cleveland the shock they needed to get their first victory. Not only did he win the game, but he looked good doing it completing 17/23 with 201 yards. He did not find the endzone but have patience. I expect big things from this rookie in week three against the Oakland Raiders.