RB Jerrick McKinnon (SF)
McKinnon is the only healthy man left out of the 49ers 3-man running tandem, and with a backup QB under center should see lots 0f carries. He faces a Giants defense who’s been thrashed by the run the past two weeks, averaging to give up 138 rushing yards per week. McKinnon finds himself in a perfect spot for a breakout week 3
QB Dak Prescott (DAL)
Dak will take on an underwhelming Seahawks defense who’s given up to most passing yards in the league, at 831. Prescott looked phenomenal in the second half vs Atlanta, and will look for that momentum to carry over to this week. With Cooper, Lamb, and Gallup proving to be the best receiving trio in the league, Prescott looks to light the Seattle defense on fire on Sunday.
WR Allen Robinson (CHI)
Robinson and the Bears will face the 30th ranked Falcons passing defense this Sunday. This Atlanta defense will also be missing S Ricardo Allen, a major cog in their defense. As Mitch Trubisky’s go-to receiver, Robinson will be likely to get plenty of receptions, and will have something to prove with a contract extension looming.
QB Drew Brees (NO)
Another week without Michael Thomas, and and facing a good Packers defense can only mean bad things for Brees in week 3. Brees has been unmasked as someone who cant throw the deepball, and without Thomas, we’ll likely see the predictable Saints offense running through Alvin Kamara.
RB Malcolm Brown (LAR)
Brown has emerged as a solid fantasy flex over the first 2 weeks, however he’ll take on a fearsome Buffalo defense this week. The Rams defense looks to have a reinvigorated passing game, which could cause Brown to see a cut in production.
RB David Johnson (HOU)
Johnson had a mediocre week 2 vs Baltimore, and will now face an even better defense vs Pittsburgh. The Steelers give up a league-best 2.9 yards per carry, and figure to continue their dominance in the rushing game vs Johnson on Sunday.
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