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Fantasy Football: Five Things to Watch in NFL Week 3

It's already Week 3 and you're either flying high at 2-0, hoping to get over .500, or trying to talk yourself through the trauma of 0-2. If you're looking for help deciding which players to start and sit this week, look at my Week 3 Fantasy Football rankings here. Here's a look at five things you should be looking at heading into Week 3.


1. Make the call, but don't expect too much from your Dolphin starts.


Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle were tremendous performers last week against the Ravens. A good deal of their points came when they were battling back from a seemingly insurmountable deficit. That fact makes you think the trio is a safe play since they should trail against the Bills this week as well. While I think the Bills will win this game and lead, I don't think the Dolphins will be able to pile up points like they did against a tougher defense. So play the upside, but don't be too disappointed when their production is moderate.


2. D'Andre Swift is likely to stay hot against the Vikings.


Despite missing practice Wednesday, Swift should play again this week since he was ailing even worse last week and still managed to get on the field. He had an efficient game last week with just seven touches. Swift should do well against a Vikings defense that is near the bottom third in points allowed to running backs.


3. Trevor Lawrence will have a tough time feeding Christian Kirk into WR2 status.


Kirk has been great over the first two weeks, and Lawrence has done enough to support the wideout's production. They face the Chargers this week and while Los Angeles got torched by Davante Adams in Week 1, they didn't let any Chiefs wideouts gain more than 50 yards in Week 2. One positive for Kirk is that he's the target leader for his position group. Ease up on expectations for Kirk this week and look for a better option than Lawrence.


4. Which running back will get out of a slump in the Raiders at Titans matchup?


Derrick Henry has yet to surpass 82 rushing yards in a game and has just one TD so far while Josh Jacobs hasn't scored and has a season-high of 69 yards rushing. My gut tells me that Henry should break out in this game, but the Raiders held Austin Ekeler to 72 total yards and haven't let any rusher go for more than 59 yards on the ground. The Titans, on the other hand, let Saquon Barkley go for 164 yards and even let Bills rookie James Cook go for 53. Jacobs might end up having a good day. You can't sit Henry, of course, but don't be too surprised if he remains mediocre.


5. Amon-Ra St. Brown shows no signs of slowing down.


The second-year receiver remembers teams that passed him up in last year's NFL draft and if that's helping drive him to put up the numbers he has recently, then more power to him. He's making history as he's the first player in NFL history to have at least eight receptions and a touchdown in six straight games. St. Brown has been targeted 12 times in each of the first two games and gets to face the Vikings, who just let three Eagles WRs have productive days. St. Brown's got eight touchdowns over his last eight games.




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