Fantasy Football 2015: Week 3 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 3 Sleeper Pickups in Fantasy
September 25, 2015
It’s a Week 3 fantasy football Friday, and that means it’s time once again to take a look at our sleepers and waiver wire pickups heading into the weekend. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and matchups to see if anyone’s right for your team.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots: Okay, we’re not totally sold on Lewis just yet--thanks to the Patriots’ historical tendencies of playing roulette with their running backs. That said, he could come up big against the Jaguars.
The Pats figure to have a lead early and play ball-control, which means lots of LeGarrette Blount and Lewis. He could pick up some nice stats in garbage time if it is indeed a blowout as anticipated.
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Nick Foles, QB, St. Louis Rams: Lots of owners are searching for quarterbacks this week thanks to injury, so why not trust Foles as a lower-end option? The good news here is that he’s at home and matched up against a high-powered Steelers offense.
Foles should be throwing a lot in an effort to keep up, so we could see some big numbers down in St. Louis.
Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Let’s move back to the Patriots-Jags matchup for a moment; there’s more value here. Another guy who should see a lot of work as his team plays catch-up with a superior team is Robinson.
Robinson has game-breaking talent, and can rip a long touchdown at a moment’s notice. He’s shown some great chemistry with Blake Bortles so far and the two could post some nice catch-up stats.
Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans: Wright isn’t a name that elicits excitement in the fantasy game, but his stats could be epic this week. He’s going up against a Colts secondary that has been decimated by injuries and missing their top four cornerbacks.
The Jets were able to find lots of success against the Colts in Week 2, so the Titans will be looking to replicate that formula. Look for a big day from Wright.
Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Randle is a popular sleeper option this week, and we’re inclined to agree. He’ll be up against the Falcons defense on Sunday, which is a very favorable matchup for opposing running backs.
Randle’s production hasn’t quite been what most owners expected of him, but thanks to injuries to Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, the team will be focusing on the run a lot more in the coming weeks.
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