Week 3: All In Plays

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

* The Song I am ALL IN on this Week: (Creature - Jelly Roll) *

Dak Prescott: How could you not be all in on a guy who brought his team back from certain defeat just one short week ago. Dak ended week two as the top fantasy quarterback with his 39.80 fantasy points. This week Dak is set up for another likely shootout as he and the Cowboys head to the Northwest to take on the red hot Seattle Seahawks. This Seattle defense has been very generous to opposing quarterbacks through the first two weeks of the season. In week one this unit allowed Matt Ryan to put up 24.90 fantasy points, which made him the QB7 on the week. Last week this same defense allowed Cam Newton to finish behind only Dak with 35.58 fantasy points. So any defense that is allowing the second most fantasy points to the position, 30.2 FPPG, we have to be ALL IN against!! (29.48 FP)

Lamar Jackson: So far through the first two weeks of 2020 Lamar Jackson hasn't appeared to be that same rushing beast we all came to love in 2019. Last season we saw him set the all time rushing yards record for the position, rushing for 1,206 yards. Currently Lamar is on pace to total well below that number on the ground, as his current average of 49.5 rush yards a game has him on pace to end the season with 792 rush yards. Another area that Lamar is lacking compared to 2019 is his rushing touchdowns. Last season he finished with seven scores from the ground, and through two games this season he has yet to find the end zone as a rusher. Well expect that to change when he and his Ravens take the big stage on Monday night to face the World Champion Chiefs, who have allowed a rushing touchdown to every quarterback that they've faced this season. In week one we saw Deshaun Watson rush 6 times for 27 yards and a score. Last week rookie Justin Herbert rushed 4 times for 18 yards and a score. This just feels like a Lamar game to me, and I fully expect him to get it done not only through the air, but on the ground as well, so I am ALL IN this week on the reigning NFL MVP. (14.8 FP)

Miles Sanders: Sanders returned last week to a Philly team in desperate need of an offensive spark. Sanders provided that spark, after an early fumble which reminded me of his days at PSU where he struggled in that area. Sanders got it done in week two as the teams true bell cow carrying the ball 20 times for 96 yards and a score. He added as a pass catcher as well, catching 3 for 36. This week I fully expect Sanders to be heavily featured, both as a rusher and as a pass catcher. Earlier this week we learned rookie Jalen Reagor will miss between 6-8 weeks, so Sanders will need to be heavily involved in the passing attack, much like he was to close out last season. This week Sanders is set to take on a Bengals defense that has allowed the second most fantasy points per game to the position (36.8 FP). Teams are running the ball at will against this Bengals unit, on average 31.5 carries a game. In week one the Chargers duo of Ekeler and Kelley rushed 31 times for 144 yards and a score combined. Last week the Chubb/Hunt tag team rushed a combined 32 times for 210 yards and three scores. Hunt also added a score as a pass catcher. So through two weeks this unit has allowed 5 touchdowns to the running back position. This is the reason I have Miles Sanders ranked as thee RB1 for week three, thus signaling I'm ALL IN. (14.7 FP)

Josh Kelley: Kelley is the next back I am ALL IN on this week. Kelley and teammate Austin Ekeler find themselves in an absolute smash spot this week against a Panther team allowing the most fantasy points per game to the position (46 FP). Many will look to spend up this week in DFS for Austin Ekeler, I will not be one of them. I will be taking the discount on his rookie teammate, who actually, out touched him in week two( 25 touches to 20 touches). It is obvious Kelley has assumed that Melvin Gordon role in this offense, and has looked absolutely impressive through the first two weeks of the season. Kelley has averaged 19.5 touches and 86.5 yards per game. I am confident Kelley will finish week three as a solid RB2 for our fantasy teams, after finishing the past two weeks just outside the top 24 fantasy running backs, so fire him up. (5.2 FP)

CeeDee Lamb: Another rookie who impressed last week was CeeDee Lamb. In fact Lamb arguably is the best looking rookie wide receiver out of this past springs deep class. Lamb leads all rookie wide outs with 28.4 fantasy points which has him ranked as the WR25 through two weeks. The next closest rookie is Chase Claypool who is sitting currently as WR30, averaging 12.3 fantasy points a game, AYYYYYY Bobby Cables that's your ALL IN guy! CeeDee next is set to take on a Seattle team allowing the most fantasy points per game (67.5) to the wide receiver position. That's juicy enough but when we dissect that further we find that 55 of those 67.5 fantasy points were allowed to the slot receiver. Who plays the slot man role in Dallas? You guessed it CeeDee Lamb baby, get him in every one of your lineups this week!! (11.6 FP)

D.K. Metcalf: I see a pattern beginning to form in this article don't you? It appears we are ALL IN on the Dallas/Seattle matchup this week, as we should be as it's chalk full of fantasy fire power. Speaking about power how strong has D.K. Metcalf looked over the past two weeks of the season. Last week he made the reigning defensive player of the year Stephon Gilmore look like a mere rag doll, especially on his touchdown catch and run. Metcalf has put up two games over 90 yards receiving scoring in each. Metcalf is averaging 7 targets a game this season which is a slight uptick from last seasons 6.25 targets a game. This week Seattle gets a Dallas secondary that has allowed the 8th most fantasy points to the position, 42.8 FP. Like I have stated above I anticipate this game to be a high scoring shootout, which the second year stud, and current #7 fantasy receiver, will no doubt be involved in early and often. (19 FP)

Travis Kelce: Another game I am ALL IN on this week is the Monday Night heavyweight bout between The Ravens and Chiefs. I already have expressed how I feel this will be a Lamar game for Baltimore, and on the Chiefs side of things this has a Kelce game feel to it. We all know this Baltimore defense is no joke and I fully expect them to be able to shut down CEH in this one, as well as slow Ty-Freak, as they are tough on the WR and RB positions. This will put the game in Mahomes and Kelce's hands. In his last two games against Baltimore dating back to 2018 Kelce has put up the following lines 9-77-1 off nine targets, and last season a 7-89-0 off 8 targets. The Ravens are actually not very good this season against tight ends through two games, allowing the fifth most fantasy points to the position (20.9 FP). The heavy likely volume and this weakness in an otherwise nasty defense has me ALL IN on Kelce in week three. (14.7 FP)

Drew Sample: The CJ Uzomah injury was a buzz kill last week for fantasy owners that were streaming him, but at least he got us 14.2 fantasy points before it occurred. This injury opened the door for Drew Sample who came into the game and looked very good. In that game against Cleveland, Sample saw nine targets catching 7 for 45. Looking ahead to this week, Sample goes against an Eagle team that has allowed the 4th most fantasy points to the position (21 FP). This very defense just gave up 3 receiving touchdowns to the Rams Tyler Higbee last week. Rookie Joe Burrow has shown us that he likes to utilize and throw to his tight ends, targeting the position 21 times over the first two games, which his a very nice 10.5 targets a game, that are all Sample's now. For these reasons I am ALL IN on Sample this week. (1.1 FP)

Other Players I am ALL IN ON:

Terry McLaurin (12.6 FP)

Allen Robinson (28.3 FP)

JuJu Smith-Schuster (16.3 FP)

Kenyan Drake (8.9 FP)

David Montgomery (7.4 FP)

Carson Wentz (23.50 FP)

Tyler Higbee (8 FP)