Week Three Fantasy Surprises

Last week was a solid one for my fantasy surprises as Andrew Luck, Alfred Morris and the Bengals defense were all pretty efficient. Once again like I said last week, it is still too early to panic about your star players struggling. All it takes is one big run or catch for everything to change so be patient these next few weeks.

QB: Alex Smith vs Vikings: Smith has been labeled a “game manager” by some but regardless of title he’s been very efficient in 2012 so far. He now goes up against a Vikings pass defense that has had its fair share of struggles this year so another nice outing should be in store. Expect around 230 total yards and two touchdowns.

RB: Michael Bush vs Rams: Bush is in his sixth year in the NFL and while he hasn’t gotten to start often, when he has the results are very good. Bush gets the chance again this week against a struggling Rams run defense with Matt Forte injured. A very big game would not be surprising here. Expect around 130 total yards and a touchdown.

WR: Greg Little vs Bills: Little didn’t record a catch in week one but he had a solid week two and on talent is the Browns best receiver. He now goes up against a Bills defense that has struggled against the pass so opportunities should be there. Expect around 70 yards and a touchdown.

TE: Dennis Pitta vs Patriots: If you’re wondering what tight end has been thrown to the most so far this season, here’s the answer.  Pitta has really benefited from the Ravens new passing attack and should benefit going up against a Patriots defense that has had trouble in the middle of the field. Considering the targets will be there, Pitta is worth a start this week. Expect around 60 yards and a touchdown.

K: Dan Bailey vs Buccaneers: The Buccaneers defense really struggled last week and if that level of play continues, Bailey could be in for a nice week. Expect around two field goals and three extra points.

DEF: Cardinals vs Eagles: The Cardinals defense has a lot of momentum coming off of last week’s upset against the Patriots. Now they face another explosive offense in the Eagles. The main difference is that the Eagles are much more turnover prone than the Patriots so the Cardinals are worth a chance here. Expect around two interceptions, two sacks and a fumble recovery.

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