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Pass Happy/Run Happy - Week 3
Pass Happy

SDC (@IND): We will forgo the obvious NOS/ATL matchup (heck, both QBs may go for 300/3 each) to discuss the Chargers at the Colts.  Experts (ourselves included) often downplay what Philip Rivers does as a fantasy QB.  It really doesn't matter who he's throwing to, he throws the ball.  A lot.  Now, not only is his WR1 (Keenan Allen) gone, but he lost his favorite safety valve in Danny Woodhead.  No matter, he has Travis Benjamin, the up-and-comer Tyrell Williams and they signed the shifty Dexter McCluster to fill the Woodhead role.  Don't expect anything rushing-wise out of McCluster but he's a nifty add in PPR formats.  So far, the Colts are dead last in the NFL in terms of allowing fantasy points to RBs.  Yes, it's only been two weeks and we are talking about the passing side of things here, but this bodes well for the new Bolt.  McCluster is worthy of a flex start in PPR formats.  Solid Start:  Rivers  Good Starts:  Williams, Benjamin, Antonio Gates PPR Start:  McCluster

 
TEN (vs. OAK):   The Raiders have given up the most fantasy points to QBs.  Mariota has steadily been around 250 yards passing per game and has 4 TDs in the first two games.  He has a tremendously high floor this week, and with the matchup, his ceiling is sky high.  He's done a fairly good job of spreading the ball around to a variety of pass-catchers, but this week we are high on TE Delanie Walker and WR Tajae Sharpe should also be pretty sharp.  See what we did there?  Solid Starts:  Mariota, Walker  Good Start:  Sharpe

 
Run Happy

DAL (vs. CHI):  Some tough sledding for RBs this week, especially in terms of projecting actual rushing yards.  One guy we think has a pretty good chance at topping 100 rushing yards is Zeke Elliott. He had some fumbling issues last week but his ails should be remedied by the fledgling Bears coming to town.  Worth a shot in standard or TD-heavy leagues is Alfred Morris.  If Elliott has butterfingers again and/or the Boys are up big early, Morris could see some work.  Solid Start:  Elliott  Dice Roll:  Morris

 
PIT (vs. PHI): Well folks, if you drafted DeAngelo Williams to have a sure-fire RB1 for 3 weeks, you were spot on.  The fairytale ends after this week, unless Le'Veon Bell comes back and summarily gets hurt again.  Could happen.  Or, it actually could be an unknown RBBC split, given Williams looking absolutely fantastic in this offense.  He's run well against both WAS and CIN and was heavily involved in the passing game.  Philly seemed to shut down the Bears' run game on MNF, but the PIT offense is a different animal.   Expect Williams to come out guns blazing to prove that he should still have a prominent role in this offense even with Bell returning next week.  Solid Start:  Williams 

 

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