Mon Dec 2 9:29am ET
By JEFF PAUR
Sr Fantasy Writer
Guice comes up big Week 13
There were no teams on a bye this week but that didn’t lead to very many high scoring fantasy games. Most games were pretty low scoring because there weren't a lot of big-time fantasy performances. And some of the top players this season had a down week for their standards. This was a crucial week of games for many fantasy teams, so hopefully you got enough points to win your fantasy games this week.
We had eight 300-yard passers in Week 13, so the quarterback position saw some success. And six quarterbacks hit the three-touchdown mark. It wasn’t all roses with the quarterback spot, though. There were 11 quarterbacks that didn’t even crack 200-passing yards, including Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. This caused some headaches for fantasy teams.
The running back spot was the biggest disappointment for Week 13. There were just five 100-yard rushers despite no teams being on a bye. And just two backs had multiple rushing touchdowns. And both those players (Derrius Guice and Peyton Barber) were not used in most leagues.
The receiver position had a little more success with 12 receivers hitting the 100-yard mark. There were just three receivers that had multiple receiving touchdowns, though. This made the receiver position a little down compared to most weeks.
Tight end wasn’t much better. We had two 100-yard tight ends with one being little-used Tyler Higbee. The position didn’t have the game changer seen as past weeks. There were some solid scorers but nothing too off the charts.
Bears 24, Lions 20
Fantasy Stud: Kenny Golladay. Golladay had another one of his big performances, catching our passes for 158 yards and a touchdown. He scored on a 75-yard reception, showing his big-play ability once again. Golladay has five 100-yard games and is 50 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season. He is having a breakout year and doing so despite getting some erratic quarterback play with Matthew Stafford out of the lineup.
Fantasy Dud: Bears defense. Many expected the Bears defense to be a great play this week with an inexperienced third-string quarterback that no one knew anything about. But despite that, the Bears defense produced very little in this game. They forced just a turnover and just two sacks. The Bears allowed nearly 400 yards of total offense and 20 points. You just expected a better fantasy showing.
Game Notes: David Blough got his first NFL start and looked very good, going 22-of-38 for 280 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. He is likely to keep starting with Matthew Stafford out of the lineup.
Anthony Miller had nine receptions for 140 yards. This was his first 100-yard game of the year, but Miller has at least six receptions three straight games.
Bills 26, Cowboys 15
Fantasy Stud: Cole Beasley. Beasley had quite the revenge game, catching six passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. Beasley has really come on of late, having scores two straight and touchdowns five of seven games. He also has at least four receptions four straight games. He has become a legit fantasy relevant player.
Fantasy Dud: Randal Cobb. Cobb had three receptions for 53 yards. It was a down game for him compared to recent games for him. Cobb had 85-plus yards three straight games before this one. He also had at least four receptions every game since Week 7. Cobb probably is a spot play for fantasy teams going forward. He will be worth using in the right matchup but that is about it. He’ll be up and down.
Game Notes: Devin Singletary found the end zone. He ran 14 times for 63 yards, and caught three passes for 38 yards and a touchdown. He had 101 total yards and a score in the game.
John Brown didn’t catch a touchdown pass but threw one. He had three receptions for 26 yards and a 28-yard touchdown reception. Brown has touchdowns three straight games.
Saints 26, Falcons 18
Fantasy Stud: Taysom Hill. Hill did a little bit of everything in this game. He ran in a score, caught a touchdown pass and attempted a pass in the game. He ran two times for 33 yards and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 12 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t connect on his pass attempt but did throw one in the game. He had 45 total yards and two scores in the game. Hill is a hard player to play for fantasy teams because he is a quarterback, but if he ever changes positions officially he will have some fantasy value.
Fantasy Dud: Drew Brees. Brees was very quiet in this game, going 18-of-30 for 184 yards and a touchdown without an interception. He didn’t even top 200 yards and failed to score multiple touchdowns. You just expect better from Brees, especially against a favorable opponent like the Falcons. He has been a little more inconsistent this year, though, having two games with one or no scores out of his six games he started and finished.
Game Notes: Russell Gage had five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown. Gage has at least four receptions four of five games.
Michael Thomas failed to top 50 yards for the first time all season. The good news is he caught six passes in the game, finishing with six catches for 48 yards. He has at least five receptions every game this year.
Titans 31, Colts 17
Fantasy Stud: Derrick Henry. Henry continued his red hot play late in the year, rushing 26 times for 149 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 17 yards. Henry has three straight 100-yard games rushing for at least 149 yards in all three of those games. He also has touchdowns four straight. He is running as well as any back in the game right now.
Fantasy Dud: Jonathan Williams. Williams was a big bust after hitting the 100-yard mark two straight games. He started but watched Jordan Wilkins get three more carries than him. Williams ran eight times for 14 yards and caught a pass for 11 yards. You just expected better from Williams after his two very good games. He probably won’t be worth using the rest of the year with Marlon Mack expected back next week.
Game Notes: Zach Pascal hit the 100-yard mark, catching seven passes for 109 yards. This was his second 100-yard game of the season.
Jack Doyle was the No. 1 tight end with Eric Ebron out. He excelled in that lead role, catching six passes fro 73 yards and a touchdown. Both his reception and yardage totals were season highs for Doyle.
Bengals 22, Jets 6
Fantasy Stud: Joe Mixon. Mixon remained hot even with Andy Dalton back in the lineup. He had 19 carries for 44 yards and a touchdown. He also had four receptions for 26 yards, giving him 70 total yards and a touchdown. Mixon has 17-plus fantasy points three of four games. He has been a solid fantasy player the last few weeks and could be a fantasy difference maker down the stretch.
Fantasy Dud: Sam Darnold. Darnold had been red hot but was a big bust in this game. He failed to scored a touchdown against a bad Bengals defense. He was 28-of-48 for 239 yards without a touchdown or an interception. Darnold had seven touchdowns his previous two games, so you expected much better from him in this matchup.
Game Notes: Andy Dalton returned to the starting lineup and led his team to their first victory of the year, going 22-of-37 243 yards and a touchdown without a turnover. He should continue to start for the Bengals.
Robby Anderson had his second 100-yard game of the season. He had seven receptions for 101 yards on a season-high 10 targets.
Packers 31, Giants 13
Fantasy Stud: Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers had one of his best game of the season, going 21-of-33 for 243 yards and four touchdowns without a turnover. This was a welcome sight after he had just two touchdowns his last three games. Rodgers has been playing well, having 23 total touchdowns to two interceptions, but his fantasy numbers haven’t been off the charts.
Fantasy Dud: Aaron Jones. Jones continued his late-season slide, rushing 11 times for just 18 yards. Jones has fewer than 40-rushing yards three of four games. His play has cooled at a bad time for many fantasy teams, failing to score a touchdown three of four games as well.
Game Notes: Kaden Smith was the leading receiver for the Giants, catching six passes for 70 yards. The tight end has five receptions each of his last two games.
Davante Adams had his first two-touchdown game of the season, giving him scores two straight games. He had six receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Adams has at least six receptions four straight games.
Dolphins 37, Eagles 31
Fantasy Stud: DeVante Parker. Parker had another big game, finishing with seven receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Parker has 90-plus yards three straight. He also has been targeted double-digit times three of four games. He has been a huge fantasy factor and should continue to get a ton of targets going forward in this offense.
Fantasy Dud: Zach Ertz. Ertz was active but not much of a factor in the game. He had three receptions for just 24 yards. His hamstring injury limited him the game. He had three straight games with 90-plus yards before this showing. He’ll get better as he gets healthier but is a bit of a concern right now at less than 100 percent.
Game Notes: Ryan Fitzpatrick was 27-of-39 for 365 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. Fitzpatrick has multiple touchdowns four of six games.
Alshon Jeffery returned to the lineup and had a great game. He had nine receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown. This was his first 100-yard game of the season.
Steelers 20, Browns 13
Fantasy Stud: James Washington. Washington continues to lead the way at receiver for the Steelers. He had four receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown. Washington has touchdowns two straight and three of four. He also has 90 or more yards three of four games. He is the top receiver in this offense right now and getting weekly chances to stretch the field.
Fantasy Dud: Baker Mayfield. Mayfield looked more like the Baker Mayfield from earlier this season in this one. He failed to hit the 200-yard mark and had just a score. He was 18-of-32 for 196 yards and a touchdown with an interception and lost fumble. He remains a very hard fantasy player to trust because of his erratic play this season.
Game Notes: Benny Snell was the leading rusher for the Steelers once again. He ran 16 times for 63 yards and a touchdown. Snell has 161-rushing yards his last two games.
Devlin Hodges played pretty well in a starting role for the Steelers. He was 14-of-21 for 212 yards a touchdown with an interception. He also led his team to victory, which was most important. He should continue to start for the Steelers.
Redskins 29, Panthers 21
Fantasy Stud: Derrius Guice. Guice didn’t even lead his team in carries but led the team in rushing. He had a huge game, breaking off a couple really big runs. He rushed 10 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Guice could be getting more work going forward after this great performance. He is the future at the poison for the Redskins and provides the most big-play ability of the backs.
Fantasy Dud: Terry McLaurin. McLaurin had two receptions for just eight yards. It was very disappointing after his play had picked up in recent weeks. He had 12 targets last week and got just four in this game. He is having a solid rookie season but will be a much better fantasy play once the quarterback play in Washington gets better.
Game Notes: Greg Olsen was knocked from the game with a concussion. He was hurt on a nasty helmet to helmet hit. He had three receptions for 22 yards before getting injured.
D.J. Moore remains red hot for fantasy teams. He had six receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown. Moore has 75 or more yards five straight games.
Bucs 28, Jaguars 11
Fantasy Stud: Dede Westbrook. Westbrook had five receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown, leading the way at receiver for the Jaguars. Westbrook has at least four receptions each of his three games since returning from his shoulder injury. Westbrook has been targeted at least eight times five of the last seven games he has played. He gets a lot of weekly looks in a suddenly pass-heavy Jaguars offense.
Fantasy Dud: Nick Foles. Foles got plenty of fantasy play this week but was a huge failure for all his fantasy owners. He got benched in this game for rookie Gardner Minshew. Foles was 7-of-14 for 93 yards with an interception against a poor Bucs pass defense. Big things were expected from Foles in this one, but that didn’t happen. Foles could be on the bench going forward, especially with the Jaguars falling out of playoff contention.
Game Notes: Gardner Minshew replaced an ineffective Nick Foles and gave the offense a spark. He was 16-of-27 for 147 yards and a touchdown with an interception. Minshew could keep the starting job going forward.
Peyton Barber had 11 more carries than Ronald Jones and most of the red-zone work. Barber had 17 carries for 44 yards and two touchdowns while Jones ran six times for just eight yards.
Ravens 20, 49ers 17
Fantasy Stud: Raheem Mostert. Mostert was the best 49ers back in this game and got most of the work at running back because of his great play. He ran 19 times for 146 yards and a touchdown. He also had two catches for eight yards. This was his first 100-yard game as a pro. He has touchdowns two straight games and is going to get more work going forward because of his great play lately.
Fantasy Dud: George Kittle. Kittle was one of the many fantasy disappointments in this game. He had just two receptions for 17 yards. His reception and yardage totals were season lows. Kittle was coming off a 100-yard game and threes straight games with at least 79 yards. It was a tough matchup with poor conditions, so don’t read into this game too much. He’ll be fine.
Game Notes: Lamar Jackson had his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season and is now 23 yards shy of a 1,000-yard rushing season. He ran 16 times for 101 yards and a touchdown. He also was 14-of-23 for 105 yards and a touchdown without an interception.
Deebo Samuel scored a touchdown for the second straight game. He had two receptions for 41 yards and a score. Samuel also has 100-yard games two of four.
Rams 34, Cardinals 7
Fantasy Stud: Jared Goff. We saw the good Jared Goff in this one. He threw for over 400 yards and scored two touchdowns despite not even playing the fourth quarter with his team up big. He was 32-of-43 for 424 years and two touchdowns without a turnover. Goff had just more than 29 fantasy points, which was his second highest point total of the season. It also was the first time he topped 20 fantasy points in a game since Week 8.
Fantasy Dud: Kyler Murray. Murray was really held in check nearly the entire game. He was 19-of-34 for 163 yards and an interception throwing the ball. His only score came on the ground, rushing four times for 28 yards and a touchdown. It was a disappointing performance from the rookie quarterback. Murray had multiple touchdowns three straight games before this one. His fantasy point total was the third fewest of his season.
Game Notes: Robert Woods had 13 receptions for 172 yards. His yardage total was a season high and his receptions tied a season high. Woods has 95-plus yards three straight games.
Todd Gurley enjoyed one of the better games of his season. He ran 19 times for 95 yards and a touchdown. He also caught a pass for 20 yards, giving him 115 total yards. Gurley has more than 100 total yards two of three games.
Broncos 23, Chargers 20
Fantasy Stud: Courtland Sutton. Sutton had four receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns. This was his second multiple touchdown game of the season. Sutton has 70-plus yards eight of 12 games this year. He is having a breakout year as the No. 1 receiver in the Broncos offense. He will only get better, too, as the Broncos get better play from the quarterback spot. He is doing this in an offense that has struggled throwing the ball much of the season.
Fantasy Dud: Hunter Henry. Henry did next to nothing, catching two passes for 10 yards. Both totals were season lows for Henry. He had at least four receptions and 30 yards every game before this showing. It was an unexpected showing from a player that has been very consistent all year.
Game Notes: Drew Lock played pretty well in his first NFL start. He started the game with a flourish but cooled down after his start. He finished 18-of-28 for 134 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover. Most importantly, he led his team to victory, earning him more starts.
Mike Williams hit the 100-yard mark for the second time this season. He had five receptions for 117 yards. He has 75-plus yards three of four games.
Chiefs 40, Raiders 9
Fantasy Stud: Darren Waller. Waller did some damage in this one, catching seven passes for 100 yards. This was his third 100-yard game of the season and his first since Week 7. It was good to see Waller produce big once again because his numbers had been down in recent weeks. He had fewer than 53 yards four of his last five games. Waller is having a big season as the starting tight end for the Raiders and proving to be a steal for all the teams that drafted him.
Fantasy Dud: Sammy Watkins. Watkins seemed primed for a big showing in this matchup, but didn’t even catch a pass. He was targeted three times in the game. Watkins had at least two receptions every game before this dud of a game. He is getting his catches but Watkins is producing few yards and scores. He has not scored a touchdown since the opener and has more than 50 yards just three of his last eight games.
Game Notes: Darrel Williams started but didn’t last the game, leaving with a leg injury. He had six carries for 13 yards, and a catch for a three-yard touchdown before exiting. Darwin Thompson got the most work after the injury and played well, rushing 11 times for 44 yards and a score.
Josh Jacobs had his fifth 100-yard game of the season. He ran 17 times for 104 yards, putting him over the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
Texans 28, Patriots 22
Fantasy Stud: Deshaun Watson. Watson had a huge game against a very good defense, which was great news to all his fantasy owners. Watson was 18-of-25 for 234 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover. He also caught a six-yard touchdown pass, giving him four total scores in the game. Watson has six three-touchdown games his season. He is having another big year and producing consistent numbers for his fantasy owners.
Fantasy Dud: Mohamed Sanu. Sanu had three receptions for 14 yards in a game the Patriots topped 300-passing yards. The Patriots are looking for options to step it up in the passing game, but Sanu isn’t helping much. Sanu has five receptions for 18 yards his last three games. He has about no fantasy value right now, getting few chances in this offense.
Game Notes: Tom Brady was held in check most of the game, but cracked the end zone twice late in the game to help his overall numbers. He was 24-of-47 for 326 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. This was just his third three-touchdown game of the season.
Duke Johnson was the most productive Texans running back. He ran nine times for 36 yards, and caught five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown. Carlos Hyde had 10 carries for just 17 yards.
Jeff Paur is a two-time finalist for FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year and won the FSWA award for Best Fantasy Football Article on the Web in 2011. He also was the most accurate expert in 2012, winning the FSTA Fantasy Football Accuracy Award. If you have any questions for Jeff, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffpaur.
Five Hot Starts: Week 3
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) was limited in practice for the second straight day on Thursday but is in line to make his season debut in Week 3 against the Cardinals. Golladay suffered a strained hamstring in practice on Sept. 9 and has missed the first two games of the season. Normally a pretty solid WR1 option for fantasy lineups, the Lions No. 1 wideout will carry a bit more risk with him if he makes his 2020 debut this weekend. Plus, Golladay will likely be covered by Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, which won't be an easy task by any means. You're probably starting Golladay if he's active, but it might be wise to temper expectations a bit. If he's back, it'll be bad news for Marvin Jones Jr. and Danny Amendola.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (knee) missed his second straight practice on Thursday. It's not a good sign for the 23-year-old after he missed the Week 2 game. Brown will need to get in at least a limited practice on Friday to have a shot at suiting up this Sunday against the Vikings. Have a backup plan in place if you own him. Corey Davis will be worth flex consideration if Brown misses another game, Adam Humphries would have some sleeper potential in DFS and deeper leagues, and tight end Jonnu Smith would have real TE1 appeal after going for four catches, 84 yards and two touchdowns without Brown in the lineup last weekend.
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. was a popular pick to have a breakout game against the Dolphins in Week 3, but it didn't happen, as he finished with just 33 receiving yards. Shenault did record five receptions, but with his usage mainly coming in the short-yardage passing, Shenault didn't have the chance to do much with the opportunities he received. Moving forward, Shenault is a low-ceiling fantasy option until we actually see him used in a way that offers a chance for him to produce more than just a handful of yards.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Thompson continued to see his role expand on Thursday night, catching five passes for 35 yards and adding three rushing yards on two carries. Thompson isn't the same receiving threat that he was in Washington, but he's becoming a larger part of things for the Jaguars. That doesn't mean you need to rush out and put him in your fantasy lineups moving forward, but it's worth keeping an eye on what Thompson does in Week 4 against the Bengals.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole caught four passes for 43 yards in Thursday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. It was Cole's first game this year without a touchdown. Thursday showed us what Cole's floor this year likely looks like: a handful of catches with an average of around 10 yards per reception. You'll take that in deeper leagues, but he's likely just a tad too inconsistent to be a weekly start in 12-team leagues, especially when you consider this was a matchup that felt ripe for the taking for the Jaguars passing game and they responded with their worst offensive output of the season.
With D.J. Chark Jr. (chest/back) out, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley was a popular pick to see an expanded role on Thursday night. And he did, as he led the team in targets with eight. The problem? Drops and some poor positioning led to Conley catching just three of those passes for 34 yards. This was his chance to impress and show he deserved a larger role, and it just didn't happen. Conley's on the fringes of rosterability in season-long leagues at this point, with his value fully dependent on Chark missing more time.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson was the only consistent source of production in Thursday's loss to the Miami Dolphins. The undrafted rookie ran the ball 11 times, finishing with 46 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also led the team in receptions, catching six of them for 83 yards. Robinson might be the only player who can be a weekly starter on this offense right now and should be considered a fantasy RB2 going forward. Even when the Jaguars offense looks like a train wreck, Robinson manages to get his numbers.
The Jacksonville Jaguars weren't supposed to be blown out by the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, but they were, as the Dolphins took the 31-13 victory. Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II struggled all night, going 30-for-42 for 275 yards with no touchdowns while throwing an interception and narrowly avoiding throwing a second. He also added 22 yards on the ground. Minshew was a huge disappointment to fantasy managers, and now we have reason to doubt the mustached passer, who we thought was on his way to being a consistent fantasy QB2.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has his most formidable challenge of the 2020 season thus far against the Chiefs on Monday night. The third-year signal-caller has played relatively well against Kansas City throughout his career (two games), throwing for 414 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 22 carries for 113 yards and an additional score. While his previous performances against the squad doesn't guarantee a similar output, it is reasonable to assume that fantasy managers may see the same type of production once again. In case there was any doubt, keep him starting in all formats.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Drew Sample caught seven of his nine targets for 45 yards against the Browns in Week 2. Although it's unlikely that rookie quarterback Joe Burrow will throw 61 passes against the Eagles as he did against Cleveland, the sophomore will likely be in line for an uptick in production after Cincy lost C.J. Uzomah (Achilles) for the remainder of the 2020 campaign. While Sample probably can't be depended on for consistent production moving ahead, he is a suitable dart throw for those in need of a tight end in Week 3 and the remainder of the year.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd has racked up 11 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown throughout his first two games of the year. With A.J. Green back in the mix after missing some time due to injury, concerns emerged as to whether or not Boyd would be able to produce a third-straight 1,000-yard season. Nonetheless, as the 25-year-old builds a familiar rapport with rookie signal-caller Joe Burrow, the door could open for an uptick in fantasy production moving head. While Green, John Ross III, and Tee Higgins will also be looking for Burrow's attention, Boyd may emerge as the undisputed No. 1 wideout for the team from a production standpoint. As far as his Week 3 outlook against the Eagles, fantasy managers should keep him starting, regardless of format.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley continues to get work as the No. 2 running back. Kelley received 52% of the snaps out of the backfield and 23 carries compared to the 16 that starter Austin Ekeler got. Kelley has now recorded 124 rushing yards on 35 attempts and has scored one touchdown in two games. He has also chipped in with a pair of catches for 49 yards. The Chargers have a favorable matchup against a Panthers Defense that has given up the sixth most points per game this season. Kelley is a solid option at the flex position for managers in Week 3.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will look to build off of a strong Week 2 outing in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers. Allen was a beneficiary of rookie quarterback Justin Herbert drawing the last minute start over Tyrod Taylor (chest) this past Sunday. Allen capitalized by hauling in seven of his 10 targets for 96 yards. The Panthers Defense is 10th in the league in allowing the fewest receiving yards per game, but that same defense has allowed 32.5 points per game this year and that would increase the odds of Allen getting a chance for his first touchdown. Allen should be considered a low-end WR2 in Week 3.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has been off to a hot start in 2020, but will have a tough challenge against the Panthers in Week 3. Henry has been one of the better options at a tough position and most importantly has looked healthy in two games. The Panthers have been successful in shutting down the tight end position thus far and have held Darren Waller, Jason Witten, O.J. Howard and Rob Gronkowski to just eight catches and 58 yards over the first two weeks. Henry should still be considered a TE1, but this will be his toughest test so far this season.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green hasn't had the most spectacular 2020 campaign but will attempt to get on track against Philadelphia in Week 3. Despite being targeted 22 times by rookie signal-caller Joe Burrow throughout the first two games of the year, the veteran has hauled in only eight of them for an unimpressive 80 yards. After having not played for nearly two years due to injury, the 32-year-old may have needed a game or two to get rid of any residual rust. While many are likely apprehensive about starting him against the Eagles due to his underwhelming play thus far, he has done enough throughout his career to earn another start or two before fantasy managers decide whether or not to pull the plug. For now, keep him starting.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler will look to continue his strong season with a matchup against the Panthers in Week 3. Ekeler has been sharing work with rookie Joshua Kelley and received 56% of the snaps in Week 2. Kelley also got a big chunk at 52% last Sunday. The backfield has worked out well so far for fantasy managers and Ekeler should be considered a low-end RB1 against a defense that is allowing 127.5 yards per game and 32.5 points. Ekeler has rushed for 177 yards on the season with five receptions for 58 yards.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon will look to get things going against Philadelphia on Sunday. The 24-year-old has been a colossal disappointment through the first two games of the year, racking up an underwhelming 115 yards off of 35 attempts for a miserable 3.3 YPC. He has also hauled in just five catches for 42 yards. The former Sooner isn't a stranger to slow starts, especially since he didn't score on the ground until Week 11 of the 2019 campaign. Although Mixon hasn't done much to earn the trust of fantasy managers, there aren't many options with an upside as high as his. Keep him starting in all formats against the Eagles in Week 3.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will look to keep things on track in Week 3 against the Eagles. The rookie has had an impressive inaugural season, throwing for 509 yards, three touchdowns, and only one interception throughout his first two games. He has also racked up 65 yards and an additional score on 15 attempts on the ground. The 23-year-old has displayed maturity and game-management skills well beyond his years. Although he may have a few rough performances over the team's next 14 games, fantasy managers, especially in deep, Superflex leagues, shouldn't hesitate to roll with Burrow against Philadelphia on Sunday as the upside is certainly there.
The Cleveland Browns Defense is a solid fantasy option for their Week 3 matchup against the Washington Football Team. Washington's offense has not been very potent through two weeks, scoring 42 total points and while allowing seven sacks and committing two turnovers. Cleveland is installed as a seven-point home favorite in a game that could be rather low-scoring. Fire up the Browns defense as a top-10 fantasy option for Week 3.
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Leon Jacobs (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 3 game and has been ruled out.