Week Three Fantasy Picks

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Heading into the last week without a bye, The Recorder sports staff tells you who will shine, struggle and reign supreme in Week Three of the Fantasy Football season.

Trevi Alickolli, Assistant Sports Editor

SURE THING

George Kittle TE, SF vs. PIT

Kittle has only recorded 54 receiving yards in each of his first two outings and has yet to score a touchdown. Many have been disappointed as they expected big things from the tight end after drafting him high in their drafts and I believe he finally finds the end zone this week while still putting up his yards.

SLEEPER

Mason Rudolph QB, PIT @ SF

Rudolph will get the start after starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger injured his right elbow against the Seattle Seahawks in week 2 and is subsequently out for the remainder of the season. In limited time a week ago, Rudolph threw for 112 yards and two touchdowns. This week he faces a shallow 49ers secondary that allowed nearly 20 fantasy to Andy Dalton a week ago.

BUST

Mark Ingram RB, BAL @ KC

Ingram scored over 20 fantasy points in Week One but failed to crack 10 in Week Two. I believe the game flow against Kansas City is going to force the Ravens into passing more and getting away from Ingram as a workhorse back.

 

Ryan Jones, Sports Editor

SURE THING

Amari Cooper WR, DAL v.s MIA

Cooper did not dazzle in his usual way last week against the Redskins, again sharing most of the load with rising sophomore star Michael Gallup. With Gallup reportedly out 2-6 weeks, Cooper will again be getting a majority of targets against a terrible Miami defense.

SLEEPER

Deebo Samuel WR, SF v.s PIT

After a less than ideal start to his rookie campaign, Samuel exploded in week two against the Bengals. The rookie averaged over 17 yards per reception as the Niners’ crushed Cincinnati in a 41-17 victory. As Samuel continues to assert himself into San Francisco’s offense, except the wide-out to put up another impressive game against the Steelers.

BUST

Patrick Maholmes QB, KC v.s BAL

While a “bust” of a game for the reigning MVP may still be better than most QB’s best, the Ravens still look to be the one defense capable of shutting down Mahomes, who of course will be without Tyreek Hill.

 

Daniel Fappiano, Editor-in-Chief

SURE THING

Ezekiel Elliot RB, DAL v.s MIA

Elliot has slowly been building carries as he transitions back into a feature roll with the Cowboys. Facing a horrid Miami defense that has allowed 102 points through two weeks, game flow should allow Elliot to be the number one running back this week.

SLEEPER

Mitch Trubisky QB, CHI @ WSH

The Bears’ quarterback has been the butt of the joke more than a true franchise quarterback through the first two weeks. However, if Chicago plans on competing this season, Trubisky will need to step up. In what should be an automatic win for the Bears, Trubisky will be prove he was worth the second overall pick.

BUST

Joe Mixon RB, CIN @ BUF

The Bills have proven to be a solid team, winning their first two games – albeit against inferior competition. Facing a stout run defense, Mixon will struggle for lanes and the Bengals will struggle as a team.