NFL Fantasy Sleepers Week 3

NFL Fantasy Sleepers Week 3
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✍️ Written by
Frank Weber
🗓 Updated
Aug 23rd 2023

Another week passed, and another week of football in the books–which only means one thing: it’s time to prepare for week three of the NFL Season. Last week I tried to get you all-ready by giving out my week 2 NFL Fantasy Sleepers, which played out as follows:

QB: Carson Wentz, 28 points

QB: Baker Mayfield, 13 points

RB: Khalil Herbert, 5 points

RB: Rex Burkhead, 2 points

WR: Donovan Peoples-Jones, 0 points

WR: Jahan Dotson, 16 points

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t do too hot. Sure, I got Wentz and Dotson–but Herbert, Burkhead, and Peoples-Jones absolutely killed me. I feel good with week three, though–getting Wentz and Dotson proves that I have it in me to hand out sleepers, so I just have to harness that ability until it’s perfect.

If you are not a Fantasy Footballer, don’t worry–you can still back my sleeper picks by betting props on these New Jersey Online Casinos. If you ARE a fantasy footballer, let me remind you of my rules:

- Must be owned in LESS than 50% of leagues (Yahoo)

- That’s it that’s the only rule


Joe Flacco (Owned in 2% of leagues)

Before you laugh me off of the face of the earth, hear me out. In the first two games of the season, Flacco has attempted 103 passes (59 in week one and 44 in week two). The Jets are obviously pass-heavy this year, and it’s been working–Flacco had an outstanding game last Sunday against the Browns, passing for 307 yards and four touchdowns. The Jets will be taking on the Bengals in week three, who have yet to intercept a pass and have kept up above-average games to opposing quarterbacks in both week one and two. Flacco and the Jets are hot right now, so it’s time to roll the dice and take a risk.

Jared Goff (Owned in 23% of leagues)

Goff is also coming off of a great game in Week Two, throwing for 256 yards and four touchdowns in their win over the Commanders. The Lions have seen a surprising amount of success so far this year–although they lost their week one game to the Eagles, they put up a better fight than the Vikings managed to do in week two, so that should say something. Speaking of the Vikings, that’s who the Lions will take on in week three, and the Vikings just gave up 333 yards passing and a TD to Jalen Hurts.

Running Backs

Darrel Williams (Owned in 5% of leagues)

With James Conner falling due to injury in the third quarter of the Cardinals week two game, it was Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin that filled in. While the two saw equal time on the field, it was Williams that outshined in terms of performance, rushing 59 yards on 8 attempts, finding the endzone as well. While the committee will likely continue in week three, it is Williams that has the edge over Benjamin, so he will likely be the lead back in their week three game against the Rams.

Zander Horvath (Owned in 0% of leagues)

Okay, running backs are tough. Horvath though has scored in both the Chargers week one and two games, and has outed himself as a bit of a redzone favorite of Justin Herbert. While he only has three receptions for 8 yards on the season, Horvath is a TD or bust pick–and I really am praying for that TD.

Wide Receivers

Jakobi Meyers (Owned in 36% of leagues)

Meyers has become one of Mac Jones’ favorite receiving options, amassing 19 targets in the Patriots’ first two games. Although he has yet to find the endzone, time will come–and it can likely come against the Ravens, who have given up the most points to opposing receivers so far this season. Meyers is a great PPR pickup and is an immediate flex play.

DeAndre Carter (Owned in 8% of leagues)

DeAndre Carter caught 3-of-3 targets for 55 yards in the Chargers’ Week 2 loss to Chiefs. With Keenan Allen sidelined, Carter has operated as the Chargers’ clear number three wideout. Although he was out-targeted by Josh Pamer, he outearned palmer by 25 yards. Carter has come up big for the Chargers in each of the last two weeks, so it’s possible he earned his keep in the Chargers offensive mix.

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