An exciting third week of the NFL season will end with a Monday night game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.

Week 3 has been a wild ride for fantasy football managers. Let’s highlight some key points:

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    Many continue to be mesmerized by quarterback Jalen Hurts’ ability to handle double threat. In three starts this season, he averaged over 24 points.

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    Lamar Jackson has made history over the past two weeks as his 82 fantasy points are the most by a quarterback in any two games since 1950.

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    WR Chris Olav made history of his own by becoming the first New Orleans Saints rookie to reach at least 100 receiving yards since Tre’Quan Smith did in Week 11 of 2018.

  • RB Ramondre Stevenson showed his versatility as both a runner and a receiver. Moving forward, he deserves constant touches behind New England Patriots lines.

With all that excitement in the rearview mirror, let’s look ahead to week 4 and our recommended Sportzshala Fantasy waiver-wire adds.


Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars (50.9% of players in Sportzshala leagues): The Jaguars are only the second team in the Super Bowl era to win back-to-back games by 24 points or more, being underdogs in both games. After a suboptimal rookie season, Lawrence appears to be on track for a brighter future under new head coach Doug Pederson. He has averaged 21.8 fantasy points per game this season. Lawrence is set to succeed with the admission of playmakers Christian Kirk, Zay Jones and Evan Angram. It can be regarded as a high-end QB2.

Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers (4.0%): Pickett should be a starter for the Steelers as soon as possible. When he does that, he will have plenty of receiving playmakers. One observation I made after Pittsburgh’s game against Cleveland on Thursday was that Mitch Trubisky was again struggling to shoot from the pocket. Successful NFL quarterback must be able to walk up and throw in your pocket. Movie-wise, Pickett was very good at pocketing in college, culminating in the 2021 season when he averaged 286 passing yards per game and completed 73% of his passes from the pocket. It’s time for the fantasy managers to put him in the 2-QB or super flex league.

Quick hits: QB Atlanta Falcons Marcus Mariota (25.1%) remains a great streamer. The two-threat quarterback has averaged 16.2 fantasy points per game this season. … Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (15.6%) is also on the streaming radar. In Week 4, he faces the Colts defense, who have passed 714 yards so far.

running spins

Khalil Herbert, Chicago Bears (25.2%): Herbert started week three averaging a near-fantastic point per touch. Herbert hit the ground running (no pun intended) replacing David Montgomery against the Texans after he was ruled out with ankle and knee injuries. When Montgomery was out last season, Herbert was averaging 23.3 chances (powerful attempts plus goals) and 15.4 fantasy points per game, playing 83% of offensive snaps over three starts. If Montgomery stays out, Herbert should start against the Giants in Week 4.

Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions (44.3%): Williams rushed for 87 yards and had two touchdowns in 20 tries against the Vikings on Sunday. In addition, he had two receptions for 20 yards. It was the first game of the season in which Williams surpassed D’Andre Swift in rushing yards. In a match with Minnesota, Swift received a shoulder sprain. This is not expected to require surgery, but he may miss some time. There is no doubt that Williams can fill the void for the Lions. During his career, he had at least 15 touches in 23 games. In those games, Williams averaged 19.5 touches, 96.5 yards and 16.6 fantasy points. It can be considered as RB2.

Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings (37.1%): After Dalwyn Cook pulled out of Sunday’s game against the Lions due to his own shoulder injury, Mattison took the field. On seven carries, he rushed for 28 yards and landed, and also caught a pass for 16 yards. If Cook misses Week 4 against the Saints, Mattison needs to be added given his history. Mattison started six career games with Cook inactive. In those games, he averaged 23.3 touches, 115.5 yards and 20.1 fantasy points. Mattison can be seen as a low-level RB1 if Cook is inactive, and as a flexible option if Cook is playing.

Samage Perine, Cincinnati Bengals (3.7%): Joe Mixon’s ankle still seemed to bother him against the Jets on Sunday, so much so that he left the game in the third quarter. Perine stepped up and eventually ran 47 yards in nine tries. Mixon played 64.2% of snaps and Perin only 34.3%. Bengals play with dolphins on Thursday night. Perin could be a valuable help if Mixon is expelled. In three games, Mixon averaged 23.7 touches.

Quick hit: Even though Atlanta’s revamped offense is centered around Cordarrell Patterson, I’m still imagining how the Falcons will handle his workload. This would allow Tyler Algeier (18.7%) to see more touches. It would be wise to hide the newcomer now.

Wide receivers

Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers (16.1%): Packers head coach Matt LaFleur expected Dubs to play a bigger role in Week 3, and that’s exactly what happened to the injured Sammy Watkins and Christian Watson. He became the first Packers wide receiver not named by Davante Adams to record eight receptions in a game since Randall Cobb did in the first week of 2018. Daubes also became the first rookie wide receiver to catch a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers since 2018. going to get better in the future. In Week 4, the Patriots’ minor represents a tough matchup for Dubs. However, fantasy managers may still see it as a flexible option.

Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars (8.6%): Jones has 24 goals in three games and leads the team in receptions (19). On both short and intermediate runs, Lawrence has been looking for him for quite some time. Jones threw his first touchdown of the season on Sunday against the Chargers. He didn’t have multiple touchdowns. in season since 2018 as a member of the Bills. Jones is another member of the Jaguars who thrives on Pederson’s coaching style. Jones can be seen as a weekly flexible option.

Joshua Palmer, Los Angeles Chargers (36.3%): Palmer performed well for the second week in a row without Keenan Allen. He led the Chargers in offensive snaps, trail runs, targets and receiving yards. Once Allen returns, Palmer’s goals will decrease, but the sophomore wide receiver has performed well enough to receive a steady stream of opportunities. As a WR4/flex variant in deeper formats, it’s great to have on your list. The value of his fantasies would skyrocket if Allen or Mike Williams ended up missing out on significant time.

Quick hits: Treylon Burks (58.5%) of the Titans didn’t have an outstanding showing against the Raiders this week. He only had two goals. However, Burks led the way in route running. … Russell Gage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (55.4%) did a great job against the Packers. Due to the WR team’s multiple injuries, Gage saw 13 targets on Sunday and his play helped build chemistry and confidence with Tom Brady. Gage will continue to be involved in the Buccaneers’ passing game, especially as Julio Jones is dealing with a partial torn posterior cruciate ligament. … Also, don’t forget the Arizona Cardinals’ Greg Dortch (7.3%), who averaged 15.3 fantasy points per game this season.

tight ends

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (32.7%): Last Thursday night, Njoku caught 9 of 10 targets in 89 yards and scored a career-high touchdown. His performance was notable as Njoku only saw six goals coming into play, catching only four of those passes for 39 receiving yards. After Amari Cooper, he was the Browns’ second leading receiver against the Steelers. The Falcons represent a plus for Njoku in Week 4. Considering how hopeless the TE position can be for fantasy managers once you beat Travis Kelsey and Mark Andrews, Njoku can be considered a low-level TE1.

Tyler Conklin, New York Jets (11.5%): Conklin played more snaps against the Bengals than CJ Uzoma, who returned from a hamstring injury. Conklin finished with eight goals and led the Jets with 84 receiving yards. He plays a lot of snaps and runs a lot of routes. In three games, Conklin is averaging 8.0 goals and 12.7 fantasy points. In week four, he is on the streaming radar against the Steelers.