Fantasy is a bugger of a thing. There are some weeks where I could select a team by closing my eyes and clicking and others where my favorites destroy everything in their wake. There have been few things through two weeks which seem to be known entities and that is what I will base my lineup around: Miami both New York teams and Cincinnati are terrible, Baltimore, Dallas, Kansas City and New England are a head above the rest and Dalvin Cook is a beast. That in mind, here is my lineup for Week 3.
QB - Dak Prescott
This is a play that is as close to a sure thing as you will find. Dak has been the number two QB behind only Lamar Jackson in 2019 with seven touchdowns and a rating of 142.9. The lowly Miami club gave up 59 points in Week 1 to the Ravens and 43 in Week 2 to the Dolphins. They could truly be one of the worst teams of all time and Prescott at home is a no-brainer. The only possible downside is if they decide to run the snot out of the ball but it seems unlikely and points should be aplenty.
RB - Alvin Kamara
He’s expensive and without his starting QB but even with Teddy Bridgewater, the talented runner should get a ton of touches. The Seattle defense is ranked 26th against the run and has been anything but impressive through the first two weeks and Kamara is obviously a good bet every week and should be a monster in Week 3.
RB - Dalvin Cook
I’ve played the chef each of the first two weeks and I see zero reason not to continue with that strategy this week. The guy is a monster in the zone running scheme and looks to be completely healthy. He goes up against an Oakland run defense that has been solid but one that has seemingly played over its talent level. He has averaged an incredible 30.1 points per game and, as I’ve thought from the start, he will be a top-3 back throughout the entire year.
WR - Kenny Golladay
Though the big receiver is averaging 79 yards per game, he also has two touchdowns and appears to be the favorite target of veteran QB, Matthew Stafford. Amazingly, the Eagles - their opponent in Week 3 - are ranked at the moment as the 31st passing defense which bodes well for our big man. Detroit plays ugly football at times and it won’t likely change this Sunday but Golladay still should put up good to great numbers.
WR - Josh Gordon
The mercurial talent has been...not great...in 2019 averaging just 48 ypg and a total of one TD through two games. Still, this is a top offense playing against a 23rd ranked passing defense and a team that has its stars already giving up on Adam Gase and company. Gordon could have an insane performance at any point and this seems like the week when it will happen. Antonio Brown got his back rubbed by Brady in Week 2 and now it will be Gordon’s turn to destroy fantasy opponents.
WR - Emmanuel Sanders
The guy has been nothing short of special for the Broncos. Averaging 92 yards and one touchdown per game, the veteran who is coming back from injury has been as good as ever. He is in a contract year and wants to show the Broncos or future suitors that he still has “it” and boy has he done so. Sure, Green Bay has the 11th ranked pass defense and the game is being played on the road for the Broncos but #10 will undoubtedly show up and be great.
TE - Jason Witten
Am I totally buying into the failed broadcaster as being really “back”? Not exactly. He’s so slow I’m fairly certain that Tom Brady could beat him in a foot race. Still, he’s playing for Dallas, with Prescott as his QB, Kellen Moore as his OC and against Miami. Anyone playing for the Patriots or Cowboys would be a good start this week but I think Witten is the best price among the Boy’s pass catchers.
FLEX - Miles Sanders
He has done little so far in 2019 but I continue to hear rumbles that the Eagles are ready to place a full workload on his shoulders. He’s extremely talented and is going up against a Detroit team that has allowed 5.2 ypc in 2019. He’s absolutely a risk but also someone who could win you a long-shot matchup.
DST - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
They’ve given up 304 yards per game in 2019 and face the rookie-led New York Giants in Week 3. Todd Bowles has done some great things to that group and the pressure he likes to bring should do wonders against Daniel Jones and the Giant’s offense. Expect a few turnovers and hopefully some returned for six points.