Fire up Amari Cooper with confidence
Recapping 5 Things to Watch for in Week 3:
THE GOOD – Dion Lewis again proved start-worthy, finishing as the RB15 in standard leagues despite three touchdowns from teammate LeGarrette Blount. … Matt Jones got the start over Alfred Morris and nearly doubled up the veteran in touches, but the rookie finished outside of the top-50 fantasy RBs, justifying the outlook to temper expectations as a risky RB start in a tough divisional matchup. … C.J. Anderson was picked to finish outside the top-20 RBs, and he also finished outside of the top 50.
THE BAD – Allen Robinson (WR39) did little with his team-high nine targets and did not warrant a starting spot, nor did Russell Wilson (QB19) match his lofty prediction as he was pressured on more than half of his dropbacks and took four more sacks.
Looking ahead to Week 4, we are a quarter of the way through the fantasy regular season, and so the time has come to put more stock in trends and the data sample size we have to this point. Let’s delve into five key trends to watch for in Week 4:
Oakland’s Fantasy Factory
Not since the Super Bowl days of Rich Gannon, Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and Charlie Garner have we seen this much fantasy relevance on an Oakland Raiders offense. And there is plenty of evidence to believe it will continue, especially when you consider that no trio of teammates in NFL history had more yards at their respective positions in a game as Derek Carr, Latavius Murry and Amari Cooper posted against Cleveland in Week 3. So, let’s peel back the names and break down the production through three weeks.