Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 3 players to consider

by Cory J. Bonini on September 19, 2013 @ 15:36:20 PDT

 

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Wide receiver

Austin Pettis, St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys

Seventeen targets later, Pettis has had as many passes come his way as Calvin Johnson. Technically the No. 2 receiver in St. Louis, Pettis has the trust of quarterback Sam Bradford in this burgeoning passing game. Pettis is a risky play but should see ample looks versus Dallas this week.

Rueben Randle, New York Giants at Carolina Panthers

While Randle caught only one-third of his nine Week 2 target, it is tough to ignore that volume of work, at a glance. The Broncos were up big and led to a lot of passing by Eli Manning. In Week 3, the contest should be much closer. Nevertheless, the matchup favors Randle as a fantasy flex play.

NEW - Santonio Holmes, New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

Holmes? Really? I know that is what you're thinking. He has a decent chance to produce respectable statistics this week. The veteran is working his way back into game shape and looked closer to his former self in Week 2. He averaged 17.0 yards per reception on three catches. The Bills have given up 16.5 receptions, 176.0 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per outing to the position so far in 2013. Consider Holmes a desperation flex play.

Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers

Just when it seemed like Britt's season couldn't get much worse (five catches in two games), he ran his mouth online and could wind up in the doghouse. However, if you have the guts to play him, this is the week to do it. Monitor his status closer to kickoff, and don't be surprised if he is disciplined in some fashion.

Tight end

Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers

The Bengals should continue to involve Eifert in an increasing manner, at least when the matchup dictates. Green Bay's defense of the position does just that. They have allowed three touchdowns to tight ends in the last eight quarters.

Place kickers and defensive teams

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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