Each week we learn a little more about teams around the NFL and there are certain position groups that simply aren’t NFL quality units. This week we take another look at position groups who should flourish and a few players who might have bigger weeks than anticipated. If you’re in a deeper league or are looking for a last minute dart throw for the flex options, check out a few names below.
Dallas WRs vs. Commanders Secondary
It’s time to take Cooper Rush seriously and we’ll see him take on the worst secondary he’s going to see before Dak Prescott returns. Washington currently gives up the 3rd most fantasy points in the league and they’ve allowed a wide receiver to top 100 yards in each of the first three games. CeeDee Lamb should be in for a big day, but you can also expect the likes of Noah Brown to continue getting extended looks and the recently healthy Michael Gallup see a few deep shots.
Buffalo Offense vs Ravens Defense
We will get to see two quarterbacks who will likely be in the running for the league MVP square off this Sunday, but I’m particularly interested in the Bills weapons this week. The Ravens’ defense has very quietly put together one of the worst opening stretches in the franchise’s history allowing 1,374 yards through three games. Meanwhile the Bills offense is currently 2nd in the league at 441.3 yards per game and have one of the most explosive offenses in recent years. Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are auto starts of course, but the likes of Devin Singletary, Dawson Knox, Gabe Davis (if healthy), Isaiah McKenzie should all get starting/FLEX consideration. Also keep an eye on James Cook who the Bills have started to try and work in more in the run and passing game as a young RB to stash.
Seattle Weapons vs. Detroit Defense
You can just as easily flip the match up with this one with the over/under being set at a whopping 47.5 points, but the Lions have a significant run defense issue, allowing 5.0 yards per carry and a league leading seven touchdowns on the ground. The pass defense isn’t much better as it’s bottom 10 in yards allowed through the air while allowing five touchdowns and making only one interception. Understandably fantasy managers have had qualms with Rashaad Penny and DK Metcalf, but this projects to be a nice get-right game for both players. Tyler Lockett is also a starting caliber option this week and keep a close eye on Kenneth Walker’s workload as he appears to have locked down the RB2 role. Look for Seattle to work him into the offense more moving forward.