NFL Fantasy: Week Three Fantasy Sleepers

By Travis Taylor
Sep. 20, 2016

Something you can't avoid when it comes to fantasy football is injuries to your starting players, knowing who is most likely to fill that spot while that roster spot is key. In week two, a handful of starters got injured and are set to miss a couple weeks, listed are some of the players in line to fill those roles and a couple others that are worth looking at. 

Marquise Goodwin, WR, Bills - With Sammy Watkins playing through pain in his surgically repaired foot vs the Jets, he was more or less a decoy than anything else. That ultimately led to Tyrod Taylor looking for Goodwin on the deep balls instead of Watkins, he turned two receptions into 112 yards, highlighted by a 84 yard TD. If Watkins ends up missing any time, Goodwin becomes more of an attractive option, until then he'll see a few targets per game and could turn those into big plays. (Owned in 2% of Yahoo Leagues)

Victor Cruz. WR, Giants - Cruz has slowly put himself back on the fantasy map this season after not playing a snap since 2014. Through two games he has 125 YDS on 8 REC, and as each game goes on the Giants are going to get him more involved. That's good news for fantasy owners, grab him now before someone else does. (Owned in 38% of Yahoo Leagues)

Matt Asiata, RB, Vikings - The door is open for Asiata to make an impact on the field once again with Peterson's injury. He will most likely lose some snaps to Jerrick McKinnon, however the last time Peterson was out for significant time due to an injury, Asiata outscored McKininon in the fantasy world. So both are worth adds but Asiata is the more valuable of the two. (Owned in 2% of Yahoo Leagues)

Anquan Boldin, WR, Lions - In the low scoring affair that the Lions-Titans game was, QB Matthew Stafford looked Boldin's way in key situations. His end totals were 4 REC, 48 YDS and one TD, Boldin's day could have been much better as the TD he caught in the second quarter was called back because of a holding penalty. Stafford will continue to look the veterans way in key situations especially in the red-zone and Boldin should be able to turn those targets in to positive plays. (Owned in 17% of Yahoo Leagues)

Fozzy Whittaker, RB, Panthers - After Jonathan Stewart left the game early on in the game, Fozzy Whitaker was the clear lead back in his absence. If Stewart is set to miss any time, Fozzy will be the guy to take Stewart's place. After Stewart's departure, Whittaker gained 131 total yards with 100 rushing yards on 16 ATT, and 31 receiving yards on 3 receptions. He could be a great addition to your team if Stewart indeed misses anytime. (Owned in 2% of Yahoo Leagues) 

Dennis Pitta, TE, Ravens - Pitta had a much better second week vs the Browns, working once again as the clear No. 1 tight end he amassed 102 YDS on 9 REC. Pitta will continue to see lots of targets week in and week out so if your in need of a tight end he is a more than viable option. (Owned in 9% of Yahoo Leagues)

Until next time,

the wiz