Week Three Fantasy match up previews

Know your best streaming options

Week three presents fantasy owners with some very high scoring shoot outs with the Chiefs v Ravens, Bengals v Eagles, Texans v Steelers, Dolphins v Jags, Bears v Falcons, Cowboys v Seahawks, and Packers v Saints games.

These high scoring games can offer fantasy owners the chance to win some close matchups and stash some plug and play players for later weeks, especially if the injuries continue to come thick and fast and you are preparing for upcoming bye weeks with your waivers thin for pick up options with 10 plus teams.

I have broken down the best flex and streamer options for each of the 16 games in week three outside of your key starters. I would be very cautious with most Jets, 49ers, and Broncos players for now but there will be a player that steps up the question is who and can you take the risk?

The players highlighted will have the better chance to be on waivers now or recently just picked up, so plenty of options if you want to try a hail mary to get that all-important win.

Potentially High Scoring Games

Dolphins V Jags

Top Flex

Devante Parker

Top Streamers

Myles Gaskin, Isaiah Ford, Preston Williams, Ryan Fitzpatrick, James Robinson, Laviska Shenault Jr. Gardner Minshew, Mike Gesicki, Tyler Eifert, Chris Thompson

Risky Streamers

Matt Breida, Chris Conley, Keelan Cole, Jakeem Grant, Jordan Howard

Key Injuries: Devante Parker (hamstring) questionable

Washington v Browns

Top Flex

Odell Beckham Junior (OBJ), Jarvis Landry

Top Streamers

Logan Thomas, Austin Hooper, Steven Sims Jnr, JD McKissic, Antonio Gibson

Risky Streamers

Dwayne Haskins

Texans v Steelers

Top Flex

James Connor, Ben Roethlisberger, Brandin Cooks, David Johnson

Top Streamers

Chase Claypool, James Washington, Benny Snell (depending on James Connor efficiency), Eric Ebron, Jordan Akins, Darren Fells

Risky Streamers

Kenny Stills, Vance McDonald, Keke Coutee, Randall Cobb

Chiefs v Ravens

Top Flex

Sammy Watkins

Top Fantasy Streamers

Willie Snead, J K Dobbins, Duke Johnson

Risky Streamers

Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, Miles Boykin, and Deandre Washington

Bengals V Eagles

Top Fantasy Streamers

Jalen Reagor, Dallas Goedert, Drew Sample, Mike Thomas, Boston Scott, Greg Ward Jr. Giovani Bernard

Risky Streamers

John Ross, JJ Arcega Whiteside

Key Injuries: Alshon Jeffery (foot) out of week three

Bears v Falcons

Top Flex

Anthony Miller, Russell Gage, Carlos Wentz

Top Fantasy Streamers

Mitch Trubisky, Tarik Cohen, Jimmy Graham, Hayden Hurst

Risky Streamers

Brian Hill

Lions v Cardinals

Top Flex

Marvin Jones Jr, Larry Fitzgerald, DeAndre Swift

Top Fantasy Streamers

TJ Hockenson, Kerryon Johnson, Danny Amendola

Risky Streamers

Christian Kirk, Chase Edmonds, Dan Arnold, Quintez Cephus

Key Injuries: Kenny Golladay (hamstring) questionable

Cowboys v Seahawks

Top Flex

Ceedee Lamb, Carlos Hyde

Top Fantasy Streamers

David Moore, Dalton Schultz, Greg Olsen

Risky Fantasy Streamers

Tony Pollard, Jacob Hollister, Will Dissly

Key Injuries: Blake Jarwin IR out for season

Packer v Saints

Top Flex

Latavius Murray

Top Fantasy Streamers

Marquez Valdes Scantling, Allen Lazard, Emmanuel Sanders, Taysom Hill

Risky Streamers

Robert Tonyan, Jace Sternberger, Tre’ Quan Smith, Jamaal Williams, Deonte Harris

Key Injuries: Devante Adams (hamstring) questionable, Michael Thomas (high ankle sprain) questionable

Titans v Vikings

Top Fantasy Flex

Jonnu Smith, Ryan Tannehill,

Top Fantasy Streamers

Corey Davis, Andy Humphries, Justin Jefferson, Olabisi Johnson

Risky Fantasy Streamers

Irv Smith Jnr, Kyle Rudolph, Alexander Mattison

Key injuries: AJ Brown (knee) questionable

Close Games that could be won by a field goal

Panthers v Chargers

Top Fantasy Flex

Robby Anderson, Mike Williams

Top Fantasy Streamers

Mike Davis, Justin Herbert (if Tyrod Taylor out but stash if you have space), Joshua Kelley, Curtis Samuel, Teddy Bridgewater

Risky Fantasy Streamers

Ian Thomas

Key injuries: Christian McCaffrey ( high ankle sprain) out for 4-6 weeks, Tyrod Taylor (chest pains) week to week

Giants v 49ers

Top Fantasy Streamers

Jordan Reed, Evan Engram, Jerick McKinnon, Kendrick Bourne, Brandin  Aiyuk, Wayne Gallman, Dion Lewis

Risky Fantasy Streamers

Kaden Smith, Justin Wilson Jr, Mohammed Sanu, Devonta Freeman (stash option see what is snap share is and decide if he is worth a roster spot)

Key Injuries:

Saquon Barkey IR out for the season, Sterling Shepard (turf toe) Deebo Samuel on IR (eligible to return week 4), Raheem Mostert (sprained MCL unlikely to play week 3) Tevin Coleman (knee to miss several weeks), George Kittle (knee) Questionable

Raiders v Patriots

Top Fantasy Flex

Derek Carr, James White, Cam Newton

Top Fantasy Streamers

Rex Burkhead, Damiere Byrd, Bryan Edwards, Jalen Richard, Hunter Renfrow, N’Keal Harry

Risky Fantasy Streamers

Nelson Agholor, Foster Moreau, Zay Jones

Key Injuries: Damien Harris (pinkie surgery)  IR due to back by week 8

Rams v Bills

Top Fantasy Streamers

Tyler Kroft (if Dawson Know out), Dawson Knox, Zach Moss, Cam Akers

Risky Fantasy Streamers

Van Jefferson, Josh Reynolds, Gerald Everett, Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie

Key Injuries: Gerald Everett (back) questionable, Malcolm Brown (pinkie surgery) questionable

Blow outs (Bucs win)

Buccaneers v Broncos

Top Fantasy Flex

Scotty Miller, Ronald Jones, OJ Howard, Melvin Gordon, Noah Fant, Jerry Jeudy

Top Fantasy Streamers

Rob Gronkowski, Tim Patrick, DaeSean Hamilton, Royce Freeman, KJ Hamler

Risky Fantasy Streamers

Justin Watson, Blake Bortles

Key injuries: Chris Godwin (concussion protocol) questionable, Mike Evans (hamstring) questionable, Courtland Sutton IR out for the season, Drew Lock (shoulder) up to six weeks, Philip Lindsay (turf toe) could be back week four, unlikely to play week three.

Jets v Colts (Colts win)

Top Fantasy Streamers

Jack Doyle, Mo Alie Cox, Chris Herndon, Philip Rivers, Zach Pascal, Nyheim Hines, Michael Pittman Jr. Braxton Berrios, Frank Gore

Risky Fantasy Streamers

Chris Hogan, La’Mical Perine, Ryan Griffin

Key Injuries: Jamison Crowder (hamstring) questionable, Breshad Perriman(ankle) questionable, Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) on IR till week six, Parris Campbell (Knee) on IR till week six, Trey Burton (calf) On IR time unknown, Jack Doyle (lower leg injury) questionable, Marlon Mack IR out for the season

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