Another Wednesday and another week of football officially done! And as always, the NFL had a great showing.
Although it wasn’t a crazy week for fantasy owners, here are the two players that exceeded their playing this week:
K Cairo Santos, Kansas City Chiefs: 7 of 7, 52 Long; ESPN Score: 27
It’s rare for kickers to be on top of the scoreboard in an ESPN standard league. However, Santos has proved that anything is possible. Surprisingly enough, many kickers have missed their field goals this past weekend. Meanwhile, Santos had a day scoring all the Chiefs’ points in their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. If you haven’t already, pick this kicker up from waivers before everyone else.
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QB Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins: 31/46, 290 Yards, 1 TD, 1 Rush, 1 Yard, 1 TD; ESPN Score: 21
Not known for being a QB slinger in this league, Cousins really stepped it up this week against the Eagles. With the confusion at who’s the QB for the Redskins, Cousins has progressively gotten better since week one and looks to stay with his consistent high play.
With great performances, there are stars who failed to help their team win week 3. Here are two players that under-performed this week:
WR Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons: 4 Receptions, 38 Yards, 0 TDs; ESPN Score: 3
Jones had a strong outing these past couple of weeks, having over 100 yards each game this season with the Falcons 4-0 season. Although Falcons had a great game winning by 27, fantasy owners who have Jones, and Jones himself, are looking to do better next week against the Redskins.
QB Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers: 13/25. 160, 0 TDs, 1 INT, 10 Rushes, 57 Yards, 0 TDS: ESPN Score: 9
Kaepernick, once known as an elite QB in the league, has had an up and down season thus far. He’s had only one good game in week 2 and fantasy owners are starting question his abilities. Although he had two bad games in a row, I’d keep him if you have him on your team because of all the quarterback injuries happening this season so far.
Here’s someone to look out for in Week 5:
RB Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin looked like he came back to his usual form with running over 100 yards and a TD this week against the Panthers. Hopefully this will help him with his slow start and exceed his performance against the subpar Jacksonville Jaguars team.
Here is someone you should sit for in Week 5:
RB Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
Woodhead is a great RB for the Chargers and a great flex for fantasy owners as well. But while he does these great things, he will have a tough time making anything happen against a tough Steelers defense.
Good luck to everyone this week!