Five of the best matchups to exploit in Week 3

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Schedule-adjusted fantasy factors allowed, or aFPA, is 4for4’s reply to biased statistics. By eradicating bias, we are able to stage the enjoying area and examine matchups in an “apples-to-apples” method. As the season strikes alongside, the date will change. Once we attain Week 4 the information will give us an preliminary information set to work with, and at Week 12 the information shall be a 10-week rolling set.

Until Week 4, this weekly article will concentrate on the best performs earlier than aFPA takes form. Let’s check out the best matchups for Week 3.

Goff regarded nice with 256 passing yards and 4 passing touchdowns towards the Commanders in Week 2. The Lions head on the street for the first time this season and tackle a Vikings protection that confirmed extra of who they had been Week 2 than Week 1. Minnesota allowed 496 complete yards to the Eagles Week 2 in contrast to 371 Week 1. Aaron Rodgers is a greater QB than Goff, however it’s clear that Goff and his offensive teammates are working extra effectively. Give me that offense with competent teaching towards a protection that performed up to tackle their division rival, solely to fall to what seems to be an elite offense. Detroit has the alternative to run the ball with D’Andre Swift and permit Goff to cook dinner with Amon-Ra St. Brown and a robust supporting solid. The Lions have already tried 77 passes and can greater than seemingly go for 30-plus with their protection hoping to sluggish Justin Jefferson.

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Despite shedding Week 2, the Houston Texans utilized Dameon Pierce extra and nearly upset the Broncos in Denver. Pierce performed on fewer than 29% of snaps Week 1 and noticed work on 62% of performs Week 2. Week 3 appears like a fantastic week for Pierce (and presumably Rex Burkhead, too) towards the Bears. Chicago has been bludgeoned on the floor in two video games, permitting 176 and 203 yards to the 49ers and Packers. Pierce additionally will get to play a protection he’s acquainted with, working towards towards Lovie Smith’s Cover 2 protection. Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams labored with Smith in Tampa Bay and ran elements of that very same scheme.

Sometimes it is so simple as expertise shining. Despite being listed as the New York Jets’ WR4 on their first depth chart, Wilson has pressured his method onto the area. Even if he was really thought of their fourth possibility in Week 3, the Jets have run 25% (10) of their passing performs in “10 personnel” (4 WR, one RB) this season, in accordance to Sports Info Solutions. The Jets go out of “11 personnel” at one of the decrease charges in the league, however it’s secure to say Wilson goes to play extra regardless of what the crew’s web site says about his place on a depth chart.

Garrett Wilson introduced his arrival with a giant Week 2. Fantasy managers can confidently plug him into lineups after including him on the waiver wire. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

There are positives and negatives with the Steelers’ passing assault, and Freiermuth has been on the constructive finish by two video games. He has 9/97/1 on 17 targets and will get a Browns protection that shall be shorthanded and has already allowed tight ends to accumulate fantasy factors. The ghost of Ian Thomas completed Week 1 together with his most fantasy factors since Week 4 of the 2020 season, and Tyler Conklin noticed 9 targets and reached double-digit fantasy factors in PPR codecs in Week 2. Freiermuth has performed 85% of snaps and can proceed to get appears from Mitch Trubisky so long as he’s the starter and never making poor choices on passing performs.

Despite the harm woes on offense, the Cowboys’ protection is doing its job and permitting Dallas to keep afloat. The protection is prime 10 in yards allowed, yards per recreation allowed, yards per completion allowed, sacks and factors per recreation. Daniel Jones is a simple goal in fantasy. He has but to throw for 200 yards in a recreation and has put the ball in hazard greater than sufficient (one INT, one fumble). Jones has additionally been sacked eight occasions in two video games, the identical quantity of sacks the Cowboys have. If the Cowboys shut down Saquon Barkley the identical method the Carolina Panthers did Week 2, Dallas shall be in place to get the win towards a division opponent.


Honorable Mentions

Derek Carr @ Titans

Bears backfield vs. Texans

Tyler Lockett vs. Falcons

Jakobi Meyers vs. Ravens

Chris Olave @ Panthers

Nico Collins @ Bears

Chargers protection vs. Jaguars

Chiefs protection @ Colts

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