So You Want To Win In Fantasy, Huh?

Fantasy football predictions are not as easy as we think, are they?

By Emily Chae // @emgchae

This year I have three fantasy teams, two where I play with strangers and one with former co-workers. Regardless of PPR or standard league, there are some players being overlooked this season. This week we will review who were the top dogs on my teams and sleeper picks for week 3.

The off-season was a mess of trades, cuts and new recruits.  This can make fantasy picks a bit tricky this year.   Also, knowing who is injured is critical in a fantasy match up.  Team injuries are always updated here.

Week 2 Winners:

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots  (30.8)

C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos (29)

Ty Montgomery, RB, Green Bay Packers (29)

Todd Gurley, RB, LA Rams (26.6)

Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (25.9)

Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys (25.7)

Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins (25.6)

Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs (24.3)

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos (24)

Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots (23.6)

Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (18.9)

Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (16)

Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons (15.8).

Week 2 Losers:

LeGarrette Blount,RB, Philadelphia Eagles (1)

Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks (1.1)

Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers (2)

Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns (3.7)

Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals (5.5)

Rob Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins  (7)

Odell Beckham Jr, WR, New York Giants (7)

Week 3 Sleeper Picks:

Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks:  Carson scoring 6 points in week one and 11 in week two. He’s an RB on the rise while the Seahawks catch their footing for the season. With running back Thomas Rawls just returning from injury the Seahawks may lean on Carson for some scoring insurance.

Samaje Perine,RB, Redskins:  Running back Rob Kelley left week two with an injured rib. While he recovers the Redskins may lean on Perine. He got 21 carries in week two.

Chris Thompson, RB Redskins:  Quietly killin the game in last two weeks. Week one the running back had 15.6 points and followed up that performance with by scoring 25.6 points in week 2.

J.J Nelson, WR, Cardinals:  With wide receiver John Brown out, Nelson will be a main player receiving snaps until his return. 15 points in week one and 23 points in week 2. Could be a flex option against Dallas in week 3.

Devin Funchess, WR, Panthers:  Scoring 11 points in week 2,  Funchess could be nice addition to your team. With tight end Greg Olsen out with a broken foot, Funchess will be leaned upon in upcoming weeks.

Phillip Dorsett, WR, Patriots:  Depending on his injury status, Dorsett may play a major role for the Patriots. With injuries to players like wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman, he could be one to watch.

Geronimo Allison, WR, Packers:  With key starting wide receivers Jordy  Nelson and Randall Cobb injured Allison may be called to action this week against the Bengals.   It’s a risky proposition, but it could have high rewards!!  

Jay Cutler, QB, Dolphins:  Last season I would have never suggested Cutler.  BUT…..there is a chance.  The Dolphins are playing the New York Jets.  Cutler could get you a decent amount of points if he picks up where he left off last week

Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles: Always a safe bet for 10+ points. Last week coming in at 25.

Zach Miller, TE, Bears: Against the Steelers this could be a risky pick, but Chicago’s wide receiver corps is shaky, so Miller will most likely be receiving most of the snaps this week.

Benjamin Watson, TE, Ravens:  With many Ravens injuries, Watson was a favorite target in week 2. Scoring 17 points WITHOUT a TD. They’re up against the Jaguars this week, and tight ends seem to get a lot of points against the Jaguars.   This guy is one to watch.

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