Fantasy Football 2014: Week 3 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 3 Waiver Wire Trends and Favorable Matchups
September 17, 2014
Now that we’ve had a day to recover from Week 2 in the NFL, we fantasy owners can start looking forward to the upcoming games. There are plenty of intriguing matchups on the schedule in Week 3, so with that in mind let’s take a look at a few waiver-wire level players who could be in for big performances in their next appearances.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Over the past day, fantasy owners have been going wild over Bradshaw. He’s getting picked up in leagues everywhere thatnks to his 96-yard, two-touchdown performance on “Monday Night Football.”
Bradshaw is a favorite to outperform technical No. 1 Trent Richardson this year, thanks to Bradshaw’s effectiveness in the passing game. He’ll see Jacksonville on the road this week, and chances are Indy will get their first win.
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Niles Paul, TE, Washington Redskins: With Jordan Reed out, Paul had a breakout game himself in Week 2. He managed eight grabs for 99 yards and a score, looking very good in the process.
Paul and the gang will head into a favorable matchup this week against Philadelphia. Assuming Reed is out or limited, he could be a pretty sly start in fantasy for those in need of TE help.
Khiry Robinson, RB, New Orleans Saints: With Mark Ingram (hand) gone for the next four weeks or so, Robinson is getting a lot of attention in fantasy. He’ll be seeing an expanded role now, starting this weekend with a home game against Minnesota.
A lot of people see Chris Ivory in Robinson’s game, and that’s definitely not a bad thing. He should get plenty of looks this weekend and could cash in.
Larry Donnell, TE, New York Giants: If Donnell is still available in your league, now’s the time to go and get him. He’s been the Giants’ leading receiver through two weeks (though that’s not really saying much) and seems to be a favorite target of Eli Manning.
The Giants are a hot mess, but they do have a glimmer of hope in Donnell. He’ll get a home game against Houston on Sunday and should make the most of his opportunities in that one.
Buffalo Bills Defense: Surprisingly enough, things are looking up in Buffalo; That’s due in a big way to their defense. Through two games so far, they’ve got six sacks, three interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries.
The Bills have some tough offenses on their schedule, starting this weekend against San Diego, but so far have held their own against some formidable competition. They’ve also got a few dud offenses mixed in there as well, so if they have a favorable matchup in your main defense’s bye week, now’s the time to pick them up.
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