1. Jakobi Meyers & Nelson Agholor, Wide Receiver New England
The New England Patriots will play the NFL’s worst passing defense in the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore is 32nd in defensive passing yards and tied for last in passing touchdowns given up with seven. Meyers received 19 targets in two weeks of competition and that trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Meyers has been a reliable target for second year quarterback Mac Jones as he looks to find a wide receiver he’s comfortable with.
Nelson Agholor hauled in all six of his targets from Jones and scored a touchdown during week two. Agholor has earned the trust of Jones, which will result in more targets. The Ravens will score points, so Jones will need to throw the ball to both Meyers and Agholor during the week three contest to have a chance at winning. PPR fantasy owners that are in need of a flex play for week three should look into adding Meyers or Agholor.
*Available in 30.2% of ESPN fantasy leagues – Meyers
*Available in 89.1% of ESPN fantasy leagues – Agholor
2. Dameon Pierce, Running Back, Houston Texans
Dameon Pierce had a lot of hype coming into the season after being named the starting running back in Houston that he’s simply not lived up to. In week two, Pierce received all the rushing attempts and showed flashes of what he’s capable of doing. The Texans are facing the worst rushing defense in the NFL this week. The Chicago Bears have struggled to stop the run, so this is the perfect matchup as Pierce is looking to find his way in the NFL. As roles begin to solidify in Houston, Pierce has a chance at getting all the red zone rushing attempts this year. He is a mid risk, high reward play this week for fantasy owners in need of a running back two/flex play.
*Available in 17% of ESPN fantasy leagues
3. Atlanta Falcons Defense
The Atlanta Falcons currently have a top five fantasy defense heading into week three. Atlanta has given up many points in the first two weeks, but has disrupted offenses in various ways.
Falcons defensive statistics:
Two fumble recoveries
The Seattle Seahawks are 25th in passing offense, 32nd in rushing offense, and bottom tier in scoring offense. The combination of a bad offense and a top five defense should have fantasy owners lined up to add to Atlanta’s defense. The Falcons defense is rostered in 4.4% of ESPN fantasy leagues, which makes Atlanta a perfect waiver wire add for users needing a defense.
*Available in 95.6% of ESPN fantasy leagues
4. Mack Hollins, Wide Receiver Las Vegas Raiders
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel will do everything in his power not to allow Davante Adams to have a career day against his defense. Adams can expect to see double teams the entire game, which he has the ability to beat. Derek Carr will look Adams’ way, but will need to find another target to help lighten the coverage on Adams. Carr will look toward Mack Hollins as he proved to be an capable pass catcher for Carr. Hollins was tied for second in targets with eight during a week two overtime loss at home and will continue to get targeted when defenses focus all their efforts to stop Adams and Waller. Hollins has a big day coming in the next few weeks and week three could be the beginning of a big fantasy year for him. Fantasy owners in 12+ team leagues need to add Hollins today.
*Available in 99.7% of ESPN fantasy leagues