Fantasy Football 2015: Week 3 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 3 Waiver Wire Trends and Favorable Matchups
September 23, 2015
We’re almost finished with our brief turnaround between Weeks 2 and 3 in the NFL, so that means it’s time to start looking ahead to the notable upcoming matchups and how they could help your fantasy roster. Let’s take a closer look at the trending waiver wire-level guys and see if anyone might be worth a start.
New York Jets Defense: The Jets D shot to the top of the waiver wire charts yesterday, following an impressive win over the Colts on “Monday Night Football.” Gang Green forced five turnovers in the victory--two fumbles and three picks.
That makes 10 turnovers in just two weeks for the Jets, which is a stark contrast to what they were doing last year. They’ll get a floundering Philly team at home in Week 3.
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Crockett Gillmore, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Gillmore had an outstanding week against the Raiders, logging five grabs on six targets for 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Breshad Perriman is out until sometime next month, so Gillmore will have plenty of time to make his presence known in the Baltimore passing game. He will get the incoming Bengals defense this weekend as his team tries to turn their season around.
Rishad Matthew, WR, Miami Dolphins: Matthews has posted a couple of pretty good stat lines so far, most recently in Jacksonville where he hauled in six catches on seven targets for 115 yards.
Matthews still isn’t widely-known in the fantasy game, but he’s making quite a bit of noise right now in Miami. He’ll get the incoming Bills defense this weekend.
David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Now let’s head down to Arizona and visit with Johnson, who has come up with a couple of nice efforts this year so far. He posted 42 yards on five attempts in Chicago, logging a TD in the process.
Johnson has outperformed his counterparts on limited touches and earned himself an expanded role in the offense. He may get double-digit looks at home against the 49ers in Week 3.
Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders: Crabtree broke through in Week 2, making a lot of fantasy owners remember his name. he posted nine grabs on a whopping 16 targets, turning them into 111 yards and a touchdown.
Although he’s still behind Amari Cooper on the depth chart, Crabtree emerges as an interesting matchup play in fantasy this week as a lower-end flex guy. He gets Chicago and Denver after that, which both look like good matchups as well.
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