Week 3 is upon us, and I beg the question, "Have I lost my mind?" I will let you read the rest and find out. All I know, injuries are hitting the league hard, and there are some big names that have been hit by the bug. My job is to dig deep to find some players that are able to help cross the bridge of the injury bug. Put on your hard hats, we're digging for gems.
Quarterback: Jacob Eason vs Tennessee (0.2% Rostered)
Starting out with a bold take, but I think the Wentz injury is going to be more complicated that originally believed. Two sprained ankles, each at a different degree of sprained, is what Wentz is dealing with at the moment. If he isn't able to go on Sunday against the Titans, Jacob Eason will get the start. Tennessee has given up 30+ points in their first two games, and the Colts have the weapons to do the same. A lot of short routes and YAC will help Eason in this game, and who knows, he might toss a couple touchdowns.
Running Back: Trenton Cannon vs Green Bay (0.3% Rostered)
Speaking of injuries, three of the 49ers running backs are all down due to injury. Mitchell, Sermon, and Hasty all got injured this past Sunday against the Eagles. Well, with the process of elimination, Cannon is the only healthy running back left in the room. No guarantee that the other backs will be good to go against the Packers, so taking a flyer on Cannon can't hurt.
Wide Receiver: Chester Rodgers vs Indianapolis (0.1% Rostered)
With all the options available at WR in Tennessee, Chester Rodgers has 6 targets and 5 targets in the first two weeks. He has shown to be a good third option in that Titans offense, and going up against Indianapolis, the division rivalry will be ready to go.
Tight End: Maxx Williams vs Jacksonville (0.1% Rostered)
Maxx Williams is known for being more of a blocking tight end rather than a receiving tight end, but this past Sunday, he caught all 7 of his targets and almost broke 100 yards, with 94 yards receiving. Even though he is the TE 1 on the depth chart, there are many other targets that Kyler Murray can throw to. The Cardinals have a great matchup against a subpar Jacksonville defense, and Maxx can be used as the safety blanket again, especially in the Red Zone
Defense/Special Teams: Carolina Panthers vs Houston (13.1% Rostered)
The Panthers defense is hot right now to start the season by scoring over 10 points in their first two games. This week three matchup gives them a favorable matchup, going up against a Houston offense that can have Davis Mills as their starting QB. I see the Carolina pass rush getting home a lot, and causing a fumble or two when attacking the QB.
Kicker: Nick Folk vs New Orleans (3.0% Rostered)
At the beginning of the year, I wasn't sure how the Patriots offense was going to look with a rookie QB starting. So far, the Patriots offense has gotten Folk into field goal range seven times, and he has hit all seven field goals. It may not look good on the scoreboard, but in the fantasy realm, we want more field goals. New Orleans has been very inconsistent, and I believe that the Patriots offense can move the ball enough to get Folk more chances to kick field goals.
Homer Pick of the Week: Emmanuel Sanders vs Washington (20.9% Rostered)
Digging through the waiver wire in my league, it was difficult to find a Bills skill player that was still a Free Agent. So, I found a guy that showed up bigger in week 2, and I can see his role expanding. We saw more Sanders this past Sunday against Miami, especially deep down the field. Josh will hit another bomb to Sanders against Washington, and I would expect to see Sanders' first touchdown in a Bills uniform.