Last Week’s Results: The pick of Case Keenum did not work out well as he finished with on 14.48 fantasy points. The Broncos did win in part thanks to a Keenum rushing score, but overall his passing numbers were disappointing. Over the first 2 weeks the average scoring for my main streaming option is 20.03 fantasy points.
Before getting into the streamers available in 50% of leagues for week 3 I wanted to highlight Ryan Fitzpatrick, his ownership has risen above 60% but check your league to see if he is available. If he is pick him up and play him this week over any of the options below. He is playing against a Steelers defense that has been giving up fantasy points to QBs, it is very possible this game is a shootout and Tampa Bay cannot run the ball.
Main Streaming Option: Blake Bortles
Bortles looked great last week against the Patriots. I am not going to sit here and tell you to count on another 4 TD game this week, but no matter how much people talk bad about him, he continues to be a valuable fantasy asset. He is playing a divisional game at home with Leonard Fournette expected to be back so the Titans’ defense will be focused on containing Fournette and the running game. Which means the Jacksonville WRs will see more one on one coverage. Bortles showed in his big game that he is happy to spread the ball around to different WRs, so there is no one person the Titans can focus on taking away to stop the passing game. Add in the fact that Bortles has averaged 5 rushes for 38 yards in his 2 games this season. Bortles is a dual threat and plays a middle-of-the-road defense against QBs in fantasy; he should follow up his big performance with a solid showing in week 3.
Alternate: Dak Prescott
The passing game in Dallas has not been pretty so far this year. In Week 2, Dak was more productive on the ground rushing for 45 yards. At his best Dak limits his turn overs and is a threat to run the ball on read option plays where the defense is focused on stopping Zeke. While he isn’t likely to throw for over 300 yards, he will protect the ball and run when the time is right. He ran for 6 TDs in both of his previous seasons so there is a good chance he adds a TD on the ground. This week he faces a Seattle defense that is not what it used to be. The Seattle offense has also struggled without Doug Baldwin and their WR core is not much better than Dallas. They haven’t been able to protect Wilson as well. The Cowboys can expect to find themselves in good field position and a game where they can control the flow of the game. Week 3 should be the best fantasy game so far this season for Dak.