Week Three Fantasy Surprises

Last week was a fantastic one for my fantasy surprises as Rex Grossman, Fred Jackson, Nick Folk and the Lions defense all had big games. Through two weeks, lots of players have emerged onto the fantasy scene with big games. My advice regarding these players is to proceed with caution. While you could end up picking up the next big thing, there is a much greater chance that the player was a one game wonder.

QB: Colt McCoy vs Dolphins:

McCoy has put up pretty solid numbers through two games so far and he now gets to face a Dolphins defense that has lots of problems stopping the pass. If you are in need of a quarterback this week, McCoy might be one available on the waiver wire that puts up big numbers. Expect around 210 passing yards and two touchdowns.

RB: Ryan Mathews vs Chiefs:

The Chiefs have been decimated by injuries so far and due to that, they have had lots of trouble on both sides of the ball. Mathews looked good against the Patriots last week and while he will lose touches to Mike Tolbert, he is worth starting as a number two option this week. Expect around 110 total yards and a touchdown.

WR: AJ Green vs 49ers:

Green has all the potential in the world but the only problem entering the season was who would get him the ball. Andy Dalton has actually played very well up to this point and got the ball to Green early and often last week as he had 124 yards and a touchdown. Now he plays against a 49ers defense that really struggled against the pass last week. Green is easily worth a start as a third receiver or as a flex option. Expect around 70 yards and a touchdown.

TE: Fred Davis vs Cowboys:  

Davis has taken over Chris Cooley’s role as a receiving tight end the past two weeks and has certainly made the most of it. He now goes up against a Cowboys defense that has looked vulnerable against the pass. Expect around 70 yards and a touchdown.

K: Nick Novak vs Chiefs:

Novak became the Chargers kicker after Nate Kaeding’s season ending injury and now has a very favorable matchup against the Chiefs. If the Chiefs defense the past two weeks is any indication, Novak should get plenty of opportunities. Expect around two field goals and four extra points.

DEF: Cardinals vs Seahawks:

Yes, the Cardinals defense looked horrific in week one and didn’t look much better last week but they have a very favorable matchup against the Seahawks. If you play the matchups with your defense each week, they should be available and could be in line for a big game. Expect around five sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

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