By Joseph Stein (16')
Sports Staff Writer
Tyrod Taylor, Quarterback, Buffalo Bills
Last Season, Taylor was not in the discussion for strong fantasy quarterbacks. This year, Taylor has had a breakout season averaging 20.9 fantasy points per game and leading the Bills to a 2-1 start. Taylor is a dual threat, earning fantasy points from both rushing and passing. Taylor has passed for over 700 yards and rushed for close to 100. Ultimately, Taylor is a solid pickup for 10 person leagues and should make a solid addition to any squad.
Lewis has been a key contributor to the success of the patriots through week 3. He is currently averaging 17.4 points and playing on 85% of the Patriots snaps. Lewis is forced to split red zone snaps with LeGarrette Blount, but this hasn't stopped him scoring 2 touchdowns and close to 100 all purpose yards per game. Lewis should do a solid a job serving as a RB2 or Flex for any fantasy team.
Devonta Freeman had a monster showing for his first 3 games. He scored 3 touchdowns and close to 40 fantasy points Week 3 vs the Cowboys. Freeman is a bit inconsistent only scoring 7 and 13 points week 1 and 2, but expect him to get more touches throughout the season. Be sure to grab Freeman off the waiver wire if possible because he is a great weapon to any fantasy arsenal.
Alfred Morris, Running Back, Washington Redskins
I don't dislike Morris as a player, but his touches are at serious risk this year with Matt Jones emerging as a solid option for the Redskins backfield. Morris’s rushing attempts have diminished throughout the first three games, only having rushed 6 times against the Giants. Alfred has yet to reach the endzone this year, and is part of a Redskins offense ranked 26th in points scored. He is currently averaging 7.4 ppg and only contributed 1.9 to Fantasy owners during week 3. With Matt Jones rushing attempts increasing, Morris’s future is looking a bit uncertain and I highly recommend relying on others for Fantasy production.
Bryant's injury Week 1 has earned him a spot among the “busts”. The stud receiver ranked 4th among receivers, contributing 221 points to fantasy owners. Dez broke his foot versus the New York Giants and had surgery following the game. Bryant, a first or second round pick, is expected to be back in 6-8 weeks. Although his return seems promising, it may be too late for him to make an impact on fantasy teams as he will miss over half the fantasy season.