Week 3 Adds
Derek Carr- Through two weeks Carr has been QB 8 and has looked the part. Carr has thrown for over 350 yards in back to back weeks with two passing touchdowns in each game. He's done this against the Steelers and Raiders, two decent defenses. He's averaging 24.1 ppg. The best part is, he's only rostered in 16.6% of ESPN leagues and 27% of Yahoo leagues. The point being he should be readily available, and if he's not maybe consider trading for him.
Teddy Bridgewater- Through two weeks Teddy is QB 10. The passing game for the Broncos has looked very solid through two weeks although it should be noted they have yet to be challenged. They've played the Giants and Jags. He's averaging 20.8 ppg and is only rostered in 14.6% of ESPN leagues and 17% of Yahoo leagues. Do be cautious with Bridgewater however due to the lack of competition so far but if he's available and you need a QB go grab him and stash him for a bit.
Chase Edmonds- Listen, there haven't been many sleeper running backs yet and Edmonds certainly isn't that. He's also not going to be readily available. He's available in about 5% of ESPN leagues and 6% of Yahoo leagues so if he's there go get him. So far he's running back 16 and hasn't scored a touchdown. He's bound to score at sometime and is getting around 10 carries a game. To add to this Edmonds is averaging about 4.5 targets per game and has yet to drop a target. Edmonds hasn't boomed and he hasn't busted. If you're looking for a consistent RB 2 or flex go see if you can get Edmonds cheap.
Marvin Jones Jr.- If you need a flex fill or a potential WR 2 Jones could be your guy. While the Jags have lots of other potential weapons I like Marvin Jones the best. He's currently sitting at WR 16 averaging 18.1 in ppr leagues. Week 1 a lot of his work came in garbage time so that should be noted. The reality is though, the Jags are really bad and they are going to have plenty of those garbage time situations. They will also be playing from behind a lot so the Jags will have to continue to pass the ball and Jones will continue to be involved. He had 9 targets in week 1 and a team leading 11 targets in week 2. Jones is the Jags WR to have. He's available in 17.1% of ESPN leagues and a whooping 36% of Yahoo leagues. So if he's there in your league go get him and if not see if you can trade for him at a reasonable price.
Marquise Brown- Clearly the number one passing option for Lamar has been Brown. He's been on fire through two weeks as he's actually WR 8 as it stands. He's averaging a decent 8 targets per game and has scored in both games. The TDs in each week may slightly inflate his perceived value so trading for him may not be the best move. The real question with Brown is will he continue to be a factor when the Ravens are beating up on teams. That is yet to be determined. Brown is available in 16.8% of ESPN leagues and 34% of Yahoo leagues. So if he's available go get him and stash him for a week or two to see how he performs with the Ravens in control of some games.
Jonnu Smith- Listen aside from the top, tight end picking have been limited. Few have really asserted themselves as reliable. Smith hasn't really put up amazing fantasy points up to this point. The one thing I do find attractive about his prospect however is his target share. He is getting 5 targets a game so far which as far as second/third tier fantasy tight ends go that is as good as its going to get. He's yet to score so if you add a TD to his 8.3 average in ppr leagues you end up with a 14 point solid performance from Smith. His trade value is likely low so if you're in desperate need of a tight end but don't want to spend big, make an offer for Smith. He's also still available in 21.1% of ESPN leagues and 33% of Yahoo leagues.