Negative game scripts have largely led to Stroudís 91 attempts
(3rd in the NFL) but itís the lack of turnovers thatís
surprised me the most. His 626 yards (5th in the NFL) also mean
that heís not simply checking it down. Iím never thrilled
to start a rookie on the road, but thereís sure to be another
negative script to power some garbage time fantasy points. Give
the rook a look as a weekly QB stream.
Both 0-2 this is a must win for two teams that are trying to return
to the playoffs. The Viking defense has been a sieve (The Chargers
have been just as bad), Austin Ekeler is likely out again, and
Vegas fully believes this will be a track meet, as the game has
a Week 3 high over/under of 51.5. Herbert looks comfortable in
the new offense and has been solid if unspectacular so far.
Goff continues to be more than a simple caretaker for the Detroit
offense, as he nearly set the record for most consecutive passes
without an interception. The pick-six was the only blemish against
Seattle last week, and with 35 attempts in each of the first two
weeks, the volume continues to be there. Look for the Lions to
throw even more this week with David Montgomery, their workhorse
back, likely out.
Howell has been a dynamic surprise for the 2-0 Commanders as
his athleticism and arm talent has shined in a new offensive system.
He was great on the road against Denver last week, but Buffalo
is a different beast. They throttled the Raiders last week, and
should make things tough for Howell and the Washington offense.
Being shoehorned into being a pocket passer, the called run plays
have nearly dried up. With most of his fantasy value tied up in
his running ability, Fields hasnít been able to compensate
as a passer. He still takes far too many sacks, and struggles
to complete more than half of his passes. Iím sure they
will start dialing them up the runs again, but the pressure to
keep up with KCís offense and the injuries along the offensive
line could spell disaster.
Love has been quite the conundrum this year. While his six touchdowns
are tied for most in the NFL, his 396 passing yards are good for
26th. He’s had to make do without Christian Watson and Aaron
Jones for a good chunk of the first two games, but this offense
is still feeling growing pains. They looked listless in Atlanta
as they watched the Falcons mount a comeback win. The Saints-D
hasn’t given up more than 20 points in a near lifetime (10
games) and they have made life miserable for fantasy quarterbacks,
giving up the 4th fewest points.