We Jags apologize for the lack of content this week. It has been very busy around Fantasy Jags HQ lately and with good reason. Our very own Chris is tying the knot with the love of his life the day that this posts. For all the back and forth between us, Chris is like a brother to me and I could not be more excited for him and his future wife. They are truly both wonderful people and I wish them nothing but the best. I hope she knows what she’s signing up for.
That being said Chris will be on a hiatus from writing which means your stuck with me, DJ. Sorry for the bad news. It’s been said that I am the inferior DFSer, but I am here to dispel that rumor. After an impressive Week 2 by yours truly the record now stands at 1-1 between the Jags; furthermore, I would like to point out that last week’s point total of 157.96 was enough to collect some cold hard (virtual) cash. So in my book it’s more like 1.5-1. See! I do know what I’m talking about…….sometimes. Welcome to Week 3. Who Yinz Got?
DJ – Tom Brady ($7,700 vs HOU) – Much like a Samuel Adams beer, Tom Brady at home is always a good decision. After craving up a well below average Saints team last week, Brady returns home to face a Texans defense that ranks 5th against the pass. So far Houston has played against Jacksonville and Cincinnati, so it’s pretty obvious why they rank so well against QBs. They haven’t faced an NFL quarterback yet. Well this week they do and Tom will be terrific.
DJ – Cam Newton ($6,600 vs NO) – Sensing a pattern here? Cam is not one of my favorites even going against a woefully terrible New Orleans defense. Already completing under 60% percent of his passes, Newton will be without safety blanket Greg Olsen for the rest of the season. Add that to an injured ankle and that sums up to disaster in fantasy terms.
DJ – Chris Carson ($4,900 @ TEN) – Many believed that Carson would be Seahawks starting running back by season’s end. Not many believed that he would have taken over the job so quickly. With a strong showing of 100 total yards in a relief appearance last week, look for Seattle to get Carson involved early and often. With Jimmy Graham possibly missing the game because of an injury, Carson should be seeing a high volume of touches and that’s always a good thing.
DJ – LeSean McCoy ($7,000 vs DEN) – Shady did not have a good Week 2. Held to just 42 total yards he’ll look to bounce back against the Denver Broncos. These Broncos just held Zeke Elliott to 22 total yards behind a better offensive line than Shady has. Denver will use the same strategy this week to bottle up McCoy, stack the box and dare Tyrod Taylor to throw the ball. Neither of which sounds good for Shady.
DJ – Keenan Allen ($7,200 vs KC) – One word to describe Keenan Allen? Consistency. Allen is one of only a handful of players to average 10 targets per game. Actually he has had exactly 10 targets in each of his first two games. There’s that consistency. Allen is a reception machine hauling in 14 of those 20 targets. With PPR scoring, Allen is always a safe bet to return on his value.
DJ – Michael Crabtree ($7,400 @ WAS) – Crabtree’s value skyrocketed after his monster Week 2 performance, but will come crashing back down to Earth this week. The Redskins have been very tough on outside receivers this year and my money is on Crabtree for drawing the Josh Norman shadow. Norman has already shutdown Alshon Jeffery and Sammy Watkins, look for Norman to add Crabtree to this list.
DJ – Jack Doyle ($3,600 vs CLE) – The Cleveland Browns are terrible at defending the tight end. Jesse James lit them up for 6 catches, 41 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ben Watson lit them up for 8-91-0. Now it’s Jack Doyle’s turn to light up the Brownies. Already Jacoby Brissett’s favorite target, Doyle will get a ton of looks in a game that figures to be relatively close with two meager offenses facing off against even meagerer defenses.
DJ – Jordan Reed ($5,400 vs OAK) – The tight end salaries, in my opinion, are fairly logical once again this week and Reed is back near the top of the salaries for tight ends. Neither he nor the Redskins offense has done anything to be deserving of such a high salary. The Raiders have a sneaky good defense and rank 10th in the league against the position. And remember Reed is still playing through a fractured toe. Still not much to like here.
DJ – Rob Gronkowski ($6,800 vs HOU) – This is barring that he plays of course, but New England doesn’t have a typical stack option like many teams do. The closest is Gronk. I’m grabbing up a few Patriots this week and why not have the two best as part of the stack. Gronk was an absolute beast last week, hauling in 9 catches for 116 yards and a touchdown. He did leave the game with a groin injury, but all signs point to him playing this week.
DJ – Tennessee Titans ($2,700 vs SEA) – My Jagoff last week proved me wrong so I moved them up a section to the Payoff. Going against a Seattle team with a terrible offensive line look for Tennessee’s front four to cause havoc in the backfield for Russell Wilson who has been running for his life since his first drive of the season. Missing Jimmy Graham can’t hurt the Titans’ chances either.
DJ – New England Patriots ($3,800 vs HOU) – Just going off pure salary here. The Pats have done nothing to impress so far on the defensive side of the ball and the Texans can move the ball with DeShaun Watson at QB. So far I think I’m 0-2 for defensive Jagoffs so the law of averages is swinging in my favor, right?
Check back Sunday morning for the Jags official lineups. No roster reactions this week due the aforementioned nuptials. Follow us on Twitter @fantasyjags412 – we look forward to hearing from you and please wish Chris a happy wedding day!