What We Learned in Week 3
Updated: Sep 29, 2022
Week 3 was full of surprises, and some disappointments for fantasy owners. The thing about Week 3 is it usually shows the patterns that were flashed in the first two weeks. We are beginning to see what guys are going to be consistent values, and who was a one-week wonder. Our experts have listed the lessons that we have learned after Week 3.
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Trevor Lawrence is the real deal
Lawrence is currently the 10th ranked QB in fantasy right now, even though he has been up against some solid defenses. He torched the Chargers this week, and looks comfortable in Doug Pederson's offense. He is currently owned in only 25% of leagues, so if you are dealing with QB injuries, he is a must pick up.
Lamar Jackson is competing with Josh Allen for QB1
Jackson has been a fantasy cheat code, showing that his MVP season was not a one time deal. Josh Allen is the clear favorite for most people, but Jackson is making a compelling case after leading the pack two weeks in a row. It is looking like it will between Allen and Jackson for who is the highest scoring QB.
Khalil Herbert is a must pick up
David Montgomery went out with injury, which paves the way for Herbert to steal the show. Herbert was great after Montgomery left, and led fantasy RBs in scoring. He will have a insanely high volume with touches, and could even see it continue when Montgomery comes back. Herbert is a must pick up in all formats.
Devonta Smith is trending up
Smith was absent in the first game, but has been great ever since. Smith blew up against the Commanders for 8 receptions, 169 yards, and a touchdown. The Eagles are going to spread the ball between Brown and Smith, and both can be able to provide fantasy value. Smith faces a good matchup against the Jaguars and should be able to stay a top target.
Marquise Brown could still be the WR1 when Hopkins comes back
Brown has been the consistent number 1 target for Murray in Hopkins absence, but many project that to go away when Hopkins goes back. I disagree, however, mainly because it will be the middle of the season, Brown has been proven, and Hopkins has regressed since his first season in Arizona. He ranked low last season in a lot of advanced metrics, and has been visibly declined. Brown, on the other hand, has been explosive and revamped in the Arizona offense. Don't be shocked if Brown remains the WR1 for the Cardinals all season.