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3 Players I Like More Than The Experts [Week 3]

 

My main fantasy football league is a 10-team PPR league so that is the standard I use since it’s where I find myself most knowledgeable.

This article is 3 guys that I like that aren’t projected to be starters according to the Expert Consensus Ranking on Fantasy Pros (https://www.fantasypros.com/nfl/rankings/ppr-rb.php) and vice versa so the line is like this:

RB1 or RB2 (Top 20)
WR1 or WR2 (Top 20)
TE1 (Top 10)
QB1 (Top 10)

GUYS NO ONE LIKES IN WEEK 3 THAT I DO

  • Devonta Freeman (Currently 25th Ranked RB on ECR)

Freeman has been healthy which is encouraging but has been off to a slow start.    On top of being rusty after barely playing last season, he has faced two of the toughest defensive fronts in the first two weeks in Philadelphia and Minnesota.  Only the Ravens have allowed more rushing yards against them so far than Freeman’s Week 3 opponent, the Indianapolis Colts.  That bodes well for Freeman who has been the primary RB to this point as primary back-up Ito Smith has not gotten many carries.

 

  • D.K. Metcalf (Currently 36th Ranked WR on ECR)

Teddy Bridgewater is not Drew Brees, but the Saints offensive talent with Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and Jared Cook and offensive system under Sean Payton is still going to have a quicker pace of play on that side of the ball.  The Seahawks will need to keep up and Metcalf has been double digits in each of his first career games under PPR format.  He has been one of Russell Wilson’s top targets already and should continue to be moving forward.

 

  • Larry Fitzgerald (Currently 24th Ranked WR on ECR)

Fitzgerald averages 12 targets a game through the first two games with both being 100+ yard games to top it off.  The Cardinals face a depleted Carolina Panthers defense in Week 3, so I don’t see any reason that Fitzgerald won’t keep performing.  This Cardinals offense should show progress each week as it learns under a first year Head Coach and rookie QB.  Fitzgerald should be a starter on your team if he is not currently and ride him until he proves me wrong.

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