Joe Flacco BAL vs Oakland Raiders
With the Raiders traveling cross country for the second week in a row, Joe-cco has a beautiful situation brewing here when Oakland brings its league worst pass defense to town. Allowing 98 fantasy points in 3 games to quarterbacks, the Raiders have struggled mightily to stop the pass and will continue to do so here as Flacco makes bigger strides coming back from his knee injury and with all of his receivers nearing their own recovery from injuries this one could get ugly for Oakland if they aren’t prepared.
Kirk Cousins WAS vs Cleveland Browns
Cleveland has given up the second most fantasy points to quarterbacks this year and Kirk Cousins, despite his low touchdown number total so far has put up very solid yards through the air so far. Expect this to be his rebound game where he scores multiple touchdowns for the first time in 2016
Melvin Gordon SD vs New Orleans Saints
Gordon is certainly getting the carries, netting 16 last week for a pathetic 35 yards rushing with one touchdown against the Colts. However, with the Saints coming to town, it could be just what the doctor ordered to remedy his woes of last week. New Orleans has been the worst defense against the run and are currently the only unit to allow 100+ points to the position this year in standard scoring leagues.
Isaiah Crowell CLE @ Washington Redskins
Crowell is the only starting running back in the NFL who is averaging 5 yards per carry or more and with the god awful Washington run defense set to be the unit to try and stop Crowell. I would say that the odds are more favorable to the Cleveland run game with the Redskins rush defense performing so poorly and if Cousins struggles early, Crowell could end up having the best fantasy week for running backs as Washington has given up a league worst 10 rushing touchdowns to date.
Emmanuel Sanders DEN
Sanders and Demaryious Thomas look to have huge games as they travel south to Tampa, last week versus another bottom feeder pass defense in Cincinnati they combined to total 15 receptions 217 yards and 3 touchdowns. Look for that to continue as Sanders continues to be the lead receiver and favorite target of Trevor Siemian against this second to last pass defense in Tampa Bay.
Jarvis Landry MIA @ Cincinnati Bengals
With the Dolphins traveling to Cincinnati, a team that got destroyed by Denver wide receivers the week before, Landry is a nickel and dime receiver who can kill your defense all over the field. This game has explosive potential written all over it with both defenses struggling against the pass this year and Landry is one of the top receivers in the league at making bad defenses look worse and should have another monster game this week..
Greg Olsen CAR @ Atlanta Flacons
A steady presence in the Carolina offense and one of the leagues best at the position, he has to be licking his chops to go up against NFC South Division rival the Atlanta Falcons. As they have allowed the most total points per game to the position (16) and are tied for allowing the most touchdowns to tight ends (4).
Zach Miller CHI vs Detroit Lions
Detroit has been absolute mess on defense, similarly to how the Bucs have performed so far, and with the weapons on offense limited by the noodle armed Bryan Hoyer listed as the starter. You can bet that, like he did last week, Hoyer will be going through his check downs often and will more then likely be hitting Miller for another huge day and has a legit possibility of toping the fantasy leaderboard for the position in week 4.