QB Andy Dalton, CIN (28.6%)
The Red Rifle, or as I call him on the FlurrySports Podcast, the Red Rocket! Jokes aside, Dalton is the 12th-best fantasy quarterback this season through three weeks. This week, he faces a depleted Falcons defense that just gave up 396 yards and 3 touchdowns to Drew Brees.
QB Baker Mayfield, CLE (7%)
The Baker Mayfield era has begun in Cleveland. He looked good Thursday, leading his team to victory after Tyrod went down. This week, he gets to play against a weak Raiders defense, which cannot seem to get a consistent pass rush this year. I can’t figure out why.
QB C.J. Beathard, SF (0%)
This is for my fellow deep league fantasy players. Down goes Jimmy G, in comes Beathard. He is an athletic quarterback that saw real game experience last year, when he had nobody to pass to. Beathard has a few more passing targets and will scramble for some yards, so I think he’s a good pickup in a 16-team league. The upside is there.
RB Javorius Allen, BAL (39.4%)
“Buck” Allen has been the receiving back for the Ravens, but he also gets plenty of backfield carries. He also has scored every week so far. As much as Collins owners hate it, Allen isn’t going away. He has a solidified role in this offense.
RB Chris Ivory, BUF (5.1%)
Apparently Ivory is a receiving back now? We don’t know McCoy’s status for week 4, but if he’s out, clearly Ivory will see a big workload again. This time, he faces a Packers defense that is really missing the run-stopping ability of Jake Ryan, and now they also lost Muhammed Wilkerson in the middle.
RB Alfred Morris, SF (58.3%)
The Niners didn’t have a good day with injuries. Matt Breida also went down with an injury. While he was able to return to the game, his workload was limited. I expect Morris to receive a larger snap share this week, which means he could earn more going forward.