Week 3 saw breakout performances from many young players, including Daniel Jones and Kyle Allen. If you have a murky QB situation, you may be entering this week with more optimism about your roster. With teams starting to go on byes (only the Jets and 49ers in Week 4), here are a few players to grab. But first, here are some winners and losers from Week 3.
- Daniel Jones (34.24 points)
- Kyle Allen (24.34 points)
- Mark Ingram (31.5 points)
- Lesean McCoy (20 points)
- Phillip Lindsay (25 points)
- Tony Pollard (18.8 points)
- Taylor Gabriel (26.2 points)
- Mike Evans (37 points)
- Sterling Shepard (20.1 points)
- Greg Olsen (19.5 points)
- Evan Engram (17.3 points)
- Jared Goff (14.26 points)
- Aaron Rodgers (13.3 points)
- Austin Ekeler (8.1 points)
- Sony Michel (7.1 points)
- Christian Kirk (5.9 points)
- Marquise Brown (4.9 points)
- Mark Andrews (1.5 points)
- Kyle Rudolph (1.1 points)
In his first career start, Daniel Jones led the Giants to victory after being down 28-10 at half. He was the first rookie quarterback to have 300 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns in a game. With a favorable matchup against the Redskins that just allowed Mitch Trubisky to pass all over them, Daniel Jones is in for another good fantasy game.
With Saquon Barkley expected to miss 4-8 weeks with a high ankle sprain, there is a massive amount of touches available in this Giants offense. Unless they sign someone Tuesday, Wayne Gallman looks to be in line for a starting job in a new found offense under Daniel Jones.
Chris Carson has lost a fumble in each of the first three games to start the season, with the last one being returned by Saints safety Vonn Bell for a touchdown. If he continues to put the ball on the turf, Penny may have the opportunity to steal the starting job. He will have to get healthy first, however.
With no true feature back in sight in Houston, Carlos Hyde continues to take advantage of his share of carries. In a high powered offense that is mostly in close games every week, Hyde is in line for a solid fantasy season.
Damien Williams and Lesean McCoy are both banged up, meaning Darryl Williams is the next man up. Many, including myself, thought it would be Darwin Thompson, but Williams looks to be the leader of this backfield going forward due to injuries.
Now that Mason Rudolph is under center for the duration of the season, many new faces will be emerging in the Steelers offense, including Diontae Johnson. He had 3 catches for 52 yards and a touchdown Sunday against a tough 49ers defense. He and Rudolph will gain chemistry as the year goes on, so Johnson is a good stash.
For the second straight week, Hardman was able to find the end zone, as the Chiefs continue their impressive passing offense. He only had 3 catches, so he is more of a boom or bust play moving forward. He is still worthy of a roster spot strictly based on his upside.
The rookie receiver has looked very impressive in Washington, catching a touchdown in his first three career games. He is the first player to have 5 catches and a score in each of his first three games in NFL history. The best part is he is doing this without his college QB, Dwayne Haskins, who will eventually become the starter for the Redskins. It is only up from here for McLaurin.