Sep 20, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback
(3) carries the ball against the New Orleans Saints in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won, 23-19.Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Nick Foles ($6500) Rams @ Steelers – Foles seemed like a guy destined for a let down this season moving from Chip Kelly’s Eagles to a Rams team devoid of weapons. After two weeks, the results have been mostly positive as he showed in week one that he is still capable of putting up solid fantasy numbers despite the lack of talent around him. The Rams will go on the road to face the Steelers this weekend, a team that was bad against the pass last season and continue to look vulnerable this season. At only $6500, Foles should easily be able to pay off his salary versus a weak secondary. Â I like him for 250 passing yards and 2 scores this weekend, easily a great value play.
Jameis Winston ($6500) Buccaneers @ Texans – Despite having arguably the best individual defensive player in the NFL (JJ Watt), the Texans are not to be feared as a team defense. After two weeks the Texans are actually ranked 31st in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. Winston took some criticism after his week one performance, but looked much more poised and comfortable in week two. As Cam Newton just showed us this past Sunday against the Texans, Winston should be able to pile up some yards on the ground as well spreading the ball around to a number of different receivers. At the same price as Foles, I like Winston as solid value play this Sunday. Look for him to pass for around 200 yards and a score while adding another 50 yards on the ground and another score.
Russell Wilson ($8400) Seahawks vs Bears – Amazingly through two weeks, the Seahawks are sitting at 0-2. They have yet to make an appearance on their home field and will finally get to make their debut this weekend against one of the worst defenses in the league versus the pass. The Bears have allowed 48 points and 31 points in their two games so far this season. Wilson has been his typical steady self through two weeks piling up numbers on the ground while finding success through the air as well. If you followed the news this week so far, Jimmy Graham has been vocal about his role in Seattle. Look for Wilson to get him involved early and often and run for a score as well. His price isn’t cheap, but I think he could be the top scorer at the QB position in week three.
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