Last year the Cardinals seemed to have forgotten to game plan
against the tight end position. Someone please tell them that
the position still exists, because after two games theyíve
easily given up the most fantasy points to the position. LA lacks
a true No.3 receiver and Higbee actually leads all tight ends
with 20 targets. Production usually follows volume, so keep Higbee
in your lineup.
This pick has more to do with the dire straits of the Baltimore
secondary than it does about the duo of New England receivers.
While Agholor and Myers are fresh off toasting the Steelers back
line, the Ravens have probably burned the tape against the Dolphins.
Meyers is the better PPR play based on the 16th most targets among
receivers, but I also like Agholor as a super budget WR3 play.
Johnson enters the week 10th in both targets and receptions among
receivers, but only 52nd in standard league scoring, and 36th
in PPR. The steady volume makes Johnson a weekly start, but I
think this offense finally connects on a big play against a reeling
secondary that got minced by Flacco and the Jets. Johnson has
a streak of decent fantasy games against the Browns, and I think
that continues in Week 3 at home in prime time.
Someone tell the Bears itís not 1940. Passing on just 41%
of their plays (lowest in the NFL) and throwing just 11 times
while being down double-digits for most of the game in Green Bay,
Chicago is a barren wasteland for fantasy receiving options. Mooney
saw less than 5 targets only once all-season last year, and through
the first two games of 2022 has 5 total. In order for Fields to
develop heís going to have to throw, and itís just
not happening enough to trust Mooney as a starter.
Over the years Moore has managed to produce WR2 numbers with
some a mangy cast of characters throwing him the ball. As Baker
Mayfield continues to struggle to make plays down field and sustain
drives, Moore has only managed back-to-back 3-43 games to start
the year. The six targets heís seen in each game this year
would have been season lows from 2021, and with a grumpy Saints
defense coming to town, I donít know I can trust Moore as
anything above a WR3.
Chiefs WRs @ IND
A few things bother me about trusting a Chiefs receiver in Week
3. First, is game script. If the Colts have their way Jonathan
Taylor will carry the ball 40 times and keep the Mahomes led offense
off the field. Second, itís just become impossible to trust
any pass catcher on this team outside of Travis Kelce. Mecole Hardman is a deep threat with a gimpy foot, JuJu Smith-Schuster
was invisible last week, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling hasnít
made much of an impact. Mahomes has thrown for 7 touchdowns. Only
two have gone to receivers.