WK3 In Review
I lost for the second week in a row, and I began week four by changing my team name to Trade Everyone Tuesday. I spent the majority of Tuesday trying to negotiate any trade I could muster, and nobody would take the bait. On Wednesday I was able to attack the waiver wire by spending $10 of my FAB on Baker Mayfield. I realized on Wednesday that Tuesday was a dramatic overreaction. I could not decide if I was upset over losing in wk3 or just bored that the weekend had ended and I wanted something to stimulate the senses. Either way, I evaluated my Team this week, and I realized that out of the 15 players on my roster (9 starters, and six on the bench) I have an 11 top 20 players according to ESPN. This stats mean very little as this has not paid off in two out of three weeks.
My last point of emphasis as it pertains to week three is that I lost by 7 points. Tyreek Hill was a wk3 bust; the Lions dominated Tom Brady. Meanwhile, I have Tyler Boyd, Isaiah Crowell, and OJ Howard hanging out on my bench. If I had played either of those three players, I would be 2-1. Hindsight is always 20/20.
This week's Strategy
If it is not broken, do not fix it. I tried to trade several players, and the only player's people were interested in were Gurley and Hill. I did not make any trades, and I am finally at peace with this decision.
Still in demand as discussed last week are the following
Tyler Boyd- He is the Bengals clear number two receiver and is has a low ownership percentage according to ESPN of 1.2%.
Andy Dalton- I may grab him after the auction to secure a backup for Brady for the latter part of the year during Brady's bye week. In Dalton's last 16 games under offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, Dalton has racked up 3,434 passing yards with 31 TDs and only nine picks. He’s also done most of that without contributions from the likes of Tyler Eifert, Joe Mixon, and John Ross. Dalton shows an 18.2% ownership on ESPN.
Week Waiver Wire 4 Targets
My League is deep at 14 teams and the competition has been fierce. If you are streaming QB's the below options are viable for week 4.
Eli Manning- The matchup with the New Orleans Secondary is very favorable. I can see Beckum finaly going off. I also can see some good PPR targets for Saquan Barkley.
Jameis Winston- The leash is shortening for Fitzmagic and taking Jameis this week without spending FAB next week could be a solid option is you only roster one QB. With Bye Weeks on the forefront, not many people are targeting Winston and I like his QB1 upside for those who need a second QB. Keep an eye on how Fitzpatrick handles the matchup with the Bears defense.
Baker Mayfield- Yes, he has yet to start a full game, but his upside looked pretty good based on the small sample size from last week. I also watched a lot of Baker Mayfield while he was at Oklahoma and I believed he was the most prepared QB in this draft. He likely will be high risk, high reward. i rostered him as a backup option during the Brady Bye.
Start and Sit
Tyler Boyd- If you have Boyd, do not pass on the opportunity to start him against a depleted Falcons defense this week.
Leonard Fournette- This is a given if you own Fournette, but with Yeldon likely out this week, Fournette will be carrying the load.
Jarvis Landry- Another obvious start. Mayfield will increase his upside.
James White- Rex Burkhead is out for the foreseeable future.
Sterling Shepard- The matchup against the Saints. That's all I need to say.
Larry Fitzgerald- Depending on your WR depth, for example, I would start Boyd and Sheppard this week based on the matchups over Fitzgerald.
Isaiah Crowell- The matchup with Jacksonville is not favourable.
Carson Wentz- Until he gets his Alshon Jeffrey Back, I would hold off on starting him if you have a decent QB2.