Sleeper Breakout Players for Fantasy Football Week 3: Orleans Darkwa and David Njoku

Despite the limited sample size (six carries, 31 yards), Orleans Darkwa has a chance to earn more touches in the running game and the passing game. Darkwa has the ability to make plays out of the backfield, notching a career high 37 receptions for 308 yards during his sophomore year at Tulane.

What better time for David Njoku to breakout than in a game where the Browns could have the ball early and often, while facing a passing defense that is 29th in passing yards allowed per game (308.0)? The stars have aligned for Njoku to put up stud fantasy football tight end numbers this week.


NFL Players to Scoop in Fantasy Football Heading into Week 3

After losing the perfect satellite back Danny Woodhead in week one, the Ravens lost their best offensive lineman, Marshall Yanda for the year in week two. While these are certainly negatives for the Ravens offense, they are a quiet blessing for Allen’s fantasy owners.

The monster under Chris Carson’s bed at the moment is Seattle’s horrendous offensive line. With this in mind it will be wise to keep Carson on the bench until he proves that he can produce consistently.


Is Tarik Cohen really the next Darren Sproles?

Tarik Cohen’s best comparable player on is Darren Sproles. In fact, Cohen is the only player in the database that RotoUnderworld’s algorithm compared to Sproles based on advanced stats, metrics, and analytics profiles.

As we look ahead to week 2 of the NFL season, Tarik Cohen should challenge Jordan Howard to be the Bears’ primary back and Darren Sproles will likely secure a place atop of the Eagles depth chart.

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Patience is a Virtue: Don’t Trade These 3 Underperforming Players

Carson Wentz has never had a receiver quite like Jeffery, it will be extremely interesting to see the chemistry they’ll build throughout the course of the season, and Wentz leverages Jeffery’s exceptional athletic profile.

Brandon Marshall’s combination of size and speed is a nightmare for cornerbacks, and it will pay dividends in fantasy leagues. He is a big receiver that will see lots of targets in the coming weeks, especially in the red zone after Marshall posted a 33.3- percent red zone target share just last season.

Get Kenny Golladay On Your Fantasy Team (Ignore Allen Hurns)

Kenny Golladay’s combination of college production and athleticism puts him in rare company. Most crucially, Golladay out-targeted Marvin Jones 7 to 2 last week, and the Lions are a pass-first, ask questions later team. Golladay has quickly become a must-have in all fantasy formats.

Allen Hurns was be a popular waiver wire target after Allen Robinson’s season-ending knee injury, but he is not the Jaguars best receiver. Marqise Lee was a better college prospect and easily Jacksonville’s most efficient receiver last season.


Fantasy Football Locks and Stayaways for Week 2: Marshawn Lynch vs. Alshon Jeffery

Luke Kuechly & the Carolina front seven absolutely smothered the San Francisco ground attack. Carolina should stack the box without fear against LeSean McCoy and the uninspiring Buffalo receiver corps.

With Robert Quinn showing shades of his 2013 campaign and all-world defensive lineman Aaron Donald set to return, the Rams defense appears ready to make a leap. Facing a cross-country trip, Washington and Kirk Cousins are a hard fade in week 2.


Game Script Kings: DFS Breakout Players for Week 2

We’re out now to identify potential breakout candidates for week two. We can identify these players thanks to what should be positive game script, statistics from PlayerProfiler, athleticism, and workout metrics. Time to dive in and call these breakouts, and then sit back and bask in bargain glory.

Guys with the type of size and quickness that Bellamy possesses can give cornerbacks a really tough time. Fantasy football owners often lick their lips at the opportunity to get an under the radar athletic breakout candidate like Bellamy.


DeVante Parker vs. Jarvis Landry: Who is the Dolphins True No. 1 Wide Receiver?

DeVante Parker also has a lot of Alshon Jeffery to his game, and he gets the gunslinger quarterback he’s been waiting for. Jay Cutler helped propel Alshon Jeffery to a 1400-yard season, and then a 10 touchdown season a year later.

Compare Landry to former LSU teammate and true No. 1 receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. Coincidentally, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry both have 288 career receptions. However, Beckham has a stunning 1,071 more career receiving yards.


Defining Wide Receiver Upside with the Speed Score Metric

Julio Jones is the heir to Calvin Johnson’s upside throne. Last season, Jones did the impossible – a 300 yard game. That performance encapsulated Jones’ sublime upside.

What do Julio Jones and Calvin Johnson have in most common? Size-adjusted athleticism illuminated by exceptional Speed Scores.


Lineup Makers: 3 Cheap DFS Plays and Deep Flex Options for Upside Roster Building

Every week, there are inexpensive players on the board who have the potential to break out or exceed expectations this week. Here are three players offering sneaky value in week 1.

Bruce Ellington has exceptional athletic ability with a 97th- percentile Agility Score and a 84th- percentile Catch Radius. These assets will prove to be a huge advantage over the Jaguars’ secondary.