Injuries, injuries, injuries! In just two weeks, several teams have been significantly impacted by critical injuries to some of their key players. Depth will be crucial this year, especially since there is one more regular-season game than usual. Check out our list of Fantasy Football Streamers for Week 3 that can, hopefully, buy you time to recover from any injuries to your team or provide that extra boost to get a win against a tough matchup.
Teddy Bridgewater against New York Jets
The Jets are my early vote for “Worst Team in the NFL,” and every quarterback available on your bench or in free agency that faces them this year is a viable streamer. In this case, Teddy Bridgewater will be going against the Jets, and consequently, could easily finish with a Top 10 week.
Sam Darnold against Houston Texans
Even though the Houston Texans have played admirably through the first few weeks, Sam Darnold should carve up their defense. On paper, the Texans easily have a bottom-five defense, and eventually, this will show. Darnold has played quite well in his first few games for the Panthers. He is averaging just shy of 300 yards per game, and I expect him to go over 300 in this one with a couple of touchdowns.
Sony Michel against Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Darrell Henderson Jr. has been the workhorse for the Los Angeles Rams through their first two weeks; however, a rib injury he suffered against the Indianapolis Colts could cause him to miss the game against the Bucs. Expect a split-back game plan for Michel this week if Henderson plays. However, if Henderson does not play, Michel will assume lead-back duties and get 15-20 rushes plus a few receptions.
Cordarrelle Patterson against New York Giants
The Falcons have relied heavily on Patterson’s versatility so far this season. Patterson is valuable in PPR leagues and should be considered a flex play every week. The Giants are a tough matchup, but honestly, every team is a tough matchup for the Falcons. This has not slowed down Patterson’s production, so consider playing him if he is a free agent or on your bench!
Darnell Mooney against Cleveland Browns
The Chicago Bears have a tough road matchup against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3. Justin Fields has already been named the starter for this bout after Andy Dalton went down with a knee injury in Week 2. Mooney and Fields have a clear connection, and Chicago should be throwing the ball quite a bit, especially if Cleveland gets out to an early lead. Mooney’s targets through two weeks have been promising, and he will provide solid production as a WR3 or flex this week.
Rondale Moore against Jacksonville Jaguars
Add Rondale Moore now in the ridiculous case that he is still a free agent in your league. If he is on your bench, I like him as a flex play in Week 3 against an abysmal Jaguars defense that has struggled through two weeks. Rondale Moore is getting targeted often in an Arizona offense that relies heavily on passing the ball. Kyler Murray looks like he is on an MVP mission, so Moore has eventual high-end WR2 upside in the future if their chemistry continues to build.
Evan Engram against Atlanta Falcons
There is not much to say about the Atlanta Falcons that has not already been said. Their defense is tragically awful as opponents are averaging 40 points against them so far this year. Additionally, Evan Engram is returning from an injury to see his first action in the 2021 season and should be the favorite tight-end for Daniel Jones. Engram has TE1 upside against this defense and can provide some much-needed relief to your team in Week 3.
Jack Doyle against Tennessee Titans
Historically, tight-ends are the thinnest position in fantasy football. It is difficult to find guys who will put up consistently good weeks. Last week, Jack Doyle appeared to be Carson Wentz’s clear-cut favorite tight-end. When Wentz was in Philadelphia, he utilized his tight-ends as much as any other quarterback in the league. Hopefully, Doyle turns into a reliable option for a Colts team that is thin for receiving options. Tennessee has an atrocious secondary that the Colts should take advantage of, even if Carson Wentz cannot play.
Daniel Carlson against Miami Dolphins
Carlson has begun his 2021 season with extreme accuracy, making all six of his field-goal attempts through two weeks. He has benefitted from an offense that has put a ton of points on the board and marched down the field on opponents consistently. Carlson will have plenty of opportunities to score in Week 3 against a struggling Miami Dolphins team that just allowed 35 points to the Buffalo Bills.
Las Vegas Raiders against Miami Dolphins
If possible, stream both the Las Vegas Raiders defense and the Raiders’ kicker, Daniel Carlson. The Dolphins are coming off of an incredulous beatdown at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, where the Dolphins failed to score a single point. Additionally, the Raiders have surprised people thus far with above-average defense. Since Tua Tagovailoa has already been ruled out for Week 3, Jacoby Brissett will start, and it is hard to imagine the Dolphins scoring many points.