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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 3 Wide Receivers

By Colby Cavaliere | 9/22/22 |
Bye Weeks: N/A
QBs | RBs | WRs

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Tyler Higbee

Tyler Higbee @ ARI

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.

Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers vs BAL

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.

Diontae Johnson vs CLE (THU)

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.

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Darnell Mooney @ HOU

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.

D.J. Moore vs NO

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.

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