Fantasy Rewind: Week 3
Where to start? Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news? Okay.
The good news is that the gut-wrenching decision I was facing at RB2 last week went my way. Even though I wrote that I was going to start Shane Vereen, I had a change of heart and went with Dolphins starter Lamar Miller instead.
And he rewarded me to the tune of 108 yards rushing and 13.2 fantasy points. My team also came from behind to win and reach the 3-0 mark, but that's not what we're here for. For more good news, let's check out what I predicted correctly this week!
HITS: Somehow I guessed that a Packer tight end would score this week. Thanks, Andrew Quarless! Turns out Quarless ended up leading all receivers with 10.3 fantasy points on Sunday. Since Jamaal Charles was sidelined - as expected - with a high ankle sprain, Knile Davis took the reins against Miami this week and torched them for 132 yards on the ground and one touchdown - good enough for 17.2 fantasy points! I also mentioned how tight ends seem to be the only ones scoring on the vaunted Seattle defense. What do you know? Both Julius Thomas and Jacob Tamme find the endzone for Denver this week!
For the bad news, let's see what I missed:
MISSES: Aaron Rodgers didn't have anywhere near the field day everyone expected. Even NFL Network Kurt Warner predicted 400+ yards and 5 TDs for Rodgers this week! As a result, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb also did not produce up to expectations due to the limited time Rodgers comfortably had in the pocket. We expected low numbers out of Eddie Lacy as well, but he and James Starks combined for only 74 yards rushing on the day - must lower than anticipated.
While Cordarrelle Patterson had a decent fantasy day against the Saints (10.2 points), I don't consider that an accurate projection. I was hoping for bigger numbers from the sophomore receiver. On the day, he only finished with 61 receiving yards and a handful of kick return yards. Despite his trend against Philadelphia, receiver Pierre Garcon lit up the Eagles in Week 3. He caught 11 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown - and new quarterback Kirk Cousins didn't look too bad either (427 yards, 3 TDs)! Missed on both of those.
While the Jets weren't able to get the win against the Bears on Monday night, they still managed to post 12.1 fantasy points. Despite giving up 27 points, they still intercepted Jay Cutler once and sacked him four times. Gang Green may end up being a handy fill-in defense on bye weeks!
Based on my results, I hope you didn't stick to my projections TOO closely! I promise I'll do better this week, okay?