Week 3 of the NFL was a fan’s dream, especially if you have access to Red Zone. In the final few minutes of the afternoon ballgames, viewers saw Tom Brady throw a game winner, followed by Jake Elliot dropping a 61 yarder to close out the Giants. Along with those two, we saw Jordan Howard’s walk off run against the Steelers, and Aaron Rodgers going full Aaron Rodgers. In a week full of such stellar play, some staple Fantasy players couldn’t get it rolling…AGAIN.
Cam Newton – QB – Trade
What in the world is happening to the Panthers offense. After the Saints were routed for nearly 1,000 passing yards in the first two weeks, Cam Newton threw for a pedestrian 167 yards and three picks. His day would’ve been all but a waste if his touchdown run didn’t happen. If someone in your league is willing to take him from you, do it. Because Cam Newton looks lost.
DeMarco Murray – RB – Keep
After two straight weeks of below average play, DeMarco Murray reminded fantasy owners what he can bring to that offense. Against the Legion of Boom, Murray turned 14 rushes into 115 yards and a touchdown. After reports of him possibly sitting or losing reps to Henry, it was clear he still is the feature back for this roster.
Brandon Marshall – WR – Trade
In a PPR league, his 8 catches are a nice plus, but for only 66 yards its clear he wasn’t being targeted for any meaningful plays. Aside from Odell Beckham’s magic in a two minute span, the Giants for a third week in a row looked lost on offense, and Marshall was outshined by not only OBJ but Sterling Shepard had himself a day as well. Marshall is someone to sell as soon as you can.
Isaiah Crowell – RB – Trade
At the beginning of the season, Crowell was believed to be the feature back for the Browns, and after this week it couldn’t be clearer that is no more. 12 rushes for 44 yards and 2 catches for ten yards only equated to 7 fantasy points, and his 13 combined through weeks 1 and 2 how that this offense is focusing on Kizer and Duke Johnson over Crowell. Duke Johnson only got two carriers, but his ability to catch and make plays give him much more value.
More players to give up on after week 3
- Jeremy Hill/Gio Bernard – New OC for the Bengals spent the game handing the ball off to Joe Mixon over and over again, showing that in this new scheme its Mixon’s job to lose.
- Alshon Jeffrey – Wentz has been focusing a lot of passing attempts to his new best friend, Zach Ertz. Wentz threw for 300 yards again in week 3, but Jeffrey only managed 4 catches for 56 yards.
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