Fantasy Football 2014: Week 3 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 3 Sleeper Trends
September 19, 2014
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time once again to check out our sleeper picks in the world of fantasy football. Week 3 has plenty of potential breakouts in store, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers on some of the trending low-level players out there and see who’s primed for a huge stat line.
James Jones, WR, Oakland Raiders: We’ve given some space to Jones already this week, and he deserves mention again. He’s been a huge part of the Oakland offense so far this season, and is paying dividends to the fantasy owners who believed in him.
Jones is coming off a nine-catch, 112-yard outing in Week 2 that resulted in a score. Best of all, he got a whopping 14 targets in that one. He won’t be a sleeper much longer if this keeps up.
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Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: Probably the best TE pickup out there right now is Kelce, who began to show his significant potential last week. He posted four grabs for 81 yards in his most recent outing, continuing a trend of emerging in the KC offense.
It’s hard to find a good TE these days, but Kelce fits the bill nicely. He should see some increased use as the weeks wear on.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers: Benjamin didn’t do much in Week 2 against the Lions, but that should change this Sunday. He’s coming off a two-catch, 46-yard outing and should be able to improve on those stats in Week 3.
He’ll be going up against the Steelers, which seems to be a better matchup than the Lions. Benjamin isn’t quite a deep sleeper, but he’s not in a lot of lineups--especially considering his slow week. He should do well in Week 3.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: If you’re already stuck for a quarterback (we’re talking to you, Tony Romo and RG3 owners), you’ve probably kicked the tires on Tannehill. He’s done much better than expected this season, and is finally getting it going with uber-WR Mike Wallace.
Tannehill gets the Chiefs defense this year, and with all the injuries and setbacks they’ve suffered that’s not a scary matchup anymore. He’s definitely worth a look.
Indianapolis Colts Defense: Stringing defenses from week to week has been a sketchy proposition so far this season, but the Colts unit looks good for this upcoming matchup. They’ll be in Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars, and pretty much everyone can see how favorable that one is from a mile away.
If the Colts’ line can contain the run until the score gets out of hand and get some pressure going consistently they’ll come away with some sacks/picks for a nice D total this week.
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