Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown for fantasy football Week 3! We 4ill review each of the outside matchups, as well as my 10 favorite matchups in the slot. Then, below the charts in this article, I break down my five absolute favorite matchups to use for DFS purposes. This is the last week without byes, but the injury bug has bitten plenty to make filling out our weekly starting spots tough, so it is important to look at each matchup. This article is also critical for fantasy football DFS players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. Follow me on Twitter (@fightingchance) as well

WR CB Matchup Report
Left WR vs Right CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDK / FD $CornerbackOppMatchup
Marquise BrownARI$6900 / $7700Donte JacksonCARSafe
His targets have gone up in each of the first three weeks from six to 11 to 17 and while I don't expect that trend to continue, he still will be the most used receiver on the field. A.J. Green is going to miss the game, DeAndre Hopkins is still suspended, and Kyler Murray didn't exactly have reassuring words for his other receivers after last week's loss. We will see what the status of Rondale Moore is going to be, but the Cardinals are running out of reliable receivers and I expect another heavy workload for Hollywood this week. Jackson has been good one week, and subpar the other two, but in sheer volume alone Brown is a good play in both season long and DFS contests.
Drake LondonATL$6100 / $6300Denzel WardCLESafe
The volume went down some, but the production was still more than acceptable as London had three catches for 54 yards and found the end zone for the second week in a row. The Falcons ran more than usual with Cordarrelle Patterson, and that isn't a formula for success all season long. Kyle Pitts showed some signs of life, but honestly that only helps London as the defense can't just totally fixate on him. Ward is a great corner, but hasn't played like it so far as he is allowing 69% of passes his way to be caught and has allowed over 200 receiving yards against him already after just three games. I'm going to continue to go back to the London well until it proves me wrong and his DFS salary is still very manageable!
Rashod BatemanBAL$5600 / $6600Kaiir ElamBUFModerate
I'm not going to go so far as to say that I am concerned about Bateman, but I am a little concerned. I feel like he is leaning towards becoming touchdown dependent, and he can't continue a 28.3 yards per catch all year. Mark Andrews got nearly 50% of the targets from Lamar Jackson last week and Devin Duvernay found the end zone again. Jackson is having an amazing start to the year but is still averaging less than 20 pass attempts per game. If Andrews continues to be the target hog and Duvernay continues to be a factor, Bateman might get less than we expected. I'm definitely starting him this week against the Bills though as they are just decimated by injury in their secondary. Let's hope we see a better target share for Bateman in Week 4.
Stefon DiggsBUF$8400 / $8700Marcus PetersBALSafe
Even in tough heat conditions in Miami, Diggs still had a pretty good game. He had 74 yards on seven catches with 11 targets but failed to score for the first time this season. I am not going into a lot of analysis here and I shouldn't have to. The Bills offense is on absolute fire and there is no doubt who their top target is. Diggs is averaging almost 12 targets per game and there's no reason he won't get there again. Baltimore allowed Mac Jones to throw for over 300 yards, what do you think Josh Allen is going to do? Diggs is an awesome option in all fantasy formats.
DJ MooreCAR$5300 / $6100Marco WilsonARIRisky
SOUND THE ALARM!!!! And no, that isn't a Fantasy Alarm pun, I am legit worried about Moore and his fantasy value this season. He has just seven catches through three weeks and cumulatively still doesn't have 100 receiving yards as he sits at 88. Baker Mayfield is terrible, the offense is inconsistent, and outside of Christian McCaffrey in the run game, we have no idea what they are going to do each week. If you want to give Moore one more chance against a Cardinals pass defense that is allowing 281 yards through the air and seven passing touchdowns already, be my guest, but my expectations for his outlook has changed already.
Darnell MooneyCHI$5000 / $5800Adoree JacksonNYGRisky
If we are sounding an alarm for Moore, we are sounding TWO alarms for Mooney! Four catches and 27 yards through three games. Sadly his two catches for 23 yards were BY FAR his best performance of the season. He is borderline droppable as Justin Fields has been atrocious and the Bears offense is barely throwing the ball. Start him at your own peril.
Ja'Marr ChaseCIN#N/AXavien HowardMIASafe
We had to expect some regression but 4.8 yards a catch against the Jets? 10.1 yards per catch on the season? Where is the explosive rookie we saw last year? Sure, Sauce Gardner has been pretty good so far, but this is two less than ideal games from Chase. He did nearly have two touchdowns (one called back and the other his feet were in the end zone but the ball never was) and he still had ten targets, so I'm not overly concerned yet. I would like to see a big game against the Dolphins though on Thursday. Howard is one hell of a good corner but has allowed a touchdown in each of the first three games of the season. I expect this to be the week we see more out of Chase and he is a great option in season long and the Thursday night DFS showdown slate.
Amari CooperCLE$6300 / $7500A.J. TerrellATLSafe
He has come to life the last two weeks and for the second consecutive game, Cooper had exactly 101 yards. He also had 21 targets in those two games, but that also is aided by the Browns having really no other receivers to throw to. Jacoby Brissett has looked better than expected, but I also don't expect this to last much longer. I would be a proponent of selling high on Cooper even though Deshaun Watson is coming back later in the year. The Flacons secondary was supposed to be a strength, but Terrell has already allowed five touchdowns on the young season. Throw Cooper into your lineups agian, but I do think this will be the peak of his season.
CeeDee LambDAL$6700 / $6800Kendall FullerWASSafe
Cooper Rush hasn't been that bad! Lamb had his second straight strong game on Monday as he had eight catches for 87 yards and a really nice touchdown against the Giants. He has 11+ targets in all three games and it doesn't seem like losing Dak is going to torpedo his value. The Commanders can't stop anyone right now, so I don't think I need to go any farther than saying Lamb should be money again in Week 4.
Courtland SuttonDEN$6400 / $6800Rock Ya-SinLVSafe
The Broncos offense has been abysmal through three weeks, but it hasn't seemed to impact Sutton at all. He had another strong game in that disaster Sunday night with eight catches for 97 yards. The only issue is that he hasn't found the end zone yet, but it is hard to blame him when the Broncos don't score. He is averaging over nine targets a game and there is no reason to think that it won't continue. He has proven himself to be Russell Wilson's favorite target. Rock Ya-Sin is allowing under 47% of passes his way to be caught, but the ones he allows are doing damage as he is surrendering15.2 yards per catch. Sutton will be a season long must start in redraft leagues, and in DFS he remains a weekly consideration, but in that mid-tier of salary there are a lot of good options. You can use him, but you don't have to have a ton of exposure.
DJ Chark Jr.DET$5000 / $5700Tariq WoolenSEAModerate
He did actually catch a few passes again after a goose egg in Week 2, but Chark still isn't lighting the world on fire from a production standpoint. That could change this week with Amon-Ra St. Brown set to miss the game. The Seahawks secondary has been hurt by injury, but Woolen has been pretty good allowing just 50% of passes to be caught, but at just over 15 yards per grab. The loss of St. Brown will open up opportunities for someone else to make bigger plays, but we haven't seen a lot of that from Chark yet in the young season. I could see him making your lineups in a season long league now, but I am not a fan for DFS purposes.
Allen LazardGB$6200 / $6000Jalen MillsNEModerate
His volume wasn't great again, but he did find the end zone for the second straight week. Is he still working his way back from injury or is Lazard not going to be the WR1 in Green Bay like many thought? I'm not ready to throw a bucket on his fantasy value just yet, but I am a little concerned that Rodgers threw the ball 35 times in Week 3 with several receivers hurt and Lazard ended up with six targets. He has fallen off of my DFS radar completely until I see him have a big game, but I am not giving up on him from a season long perspective.
Brandin CooksHOU$5800 / $6400Asante SamuelLACSafe
The volume is still there as Cooks is averaging just under ten targets a game, but he has had two underwhelming performances in a row after a two-catch game against the Bears on Sunday. I will say that the Texans have started out with three pretty solid pass defenses in Indianapolis, Denver, and Chicago, but I would still like to see more than 13 catches and just over 150 yards through three weeks. It doesn't get much easier this week against the Chargers, but San Diego's secondary has not played up to their talent so far this year. Samuel has allowed 157 yards against him already and a touchdown through three weeks. I would like to see the Texans offense fire on all cylinders for a game before I trust Cooks, but the salary drop is getting enticing. I'll still stick to Cooks in just season long unless you want to drop him in a GPP lineup somewhere
Michael Pittman Jr.IND$7200 / $7500Kristian FultonTENSafe
After missing one game, Pittman returned and was right back at it with eight catches for 72 yards on nine targets against the Chiefs. The Colts offense is lost without him, and it was a breath of fresh air to get him back. He is going to be one of the best plays on the slate this week against the Titans secondary who can't stop anyone right now. Pittman is a lock to get ten targets, and his catch percentage is 78 percent right now and I expect him to have a big game and a touchdown against the Titans. He is great in both season long and DFS games for Week 4.
Marvin Jones Jr.JAC$4300 / $5400Darius SlayPHIRisky
He had another decent week of volume with seven targets and he even had a touchdown, but Jones 11 catches in three weeks is far from inspiring great feelings from me. That was also in a game where the Jags passing game actually played well. He gets an incredibly tough matchup against the Eagles secondary and I would shy away from him in any fantasy contest.
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKC Carlton DavisTBRisky
He did have seven targets for the second straight week, but Valdes-Scantling is not really doing much. He has ten catches for 105 yards in three games without a touchdown. Sometimes opportunity doesn't equal production, and I think this is the case. Valdes-Scantling is more of an all-or-nothing guy and so far he has had mostly nothing. The Bucs secondary is very strong and I still think he is easily third in importance after Kelce and Smith-Schuster and probably on line with Mecole Hardman. Stay away from him in all formats, unless you want to throw a dart at him on the Sunday night slate that he gets a freak touchdown.
Allen Robinson IILAR Charvarious WardSFRisky
OK, he had a decent game in Week 2 with four catches and 53 yards with a score, but Robinson laid another egg in Week 3 with just two catches and 23 yards against a weak Cardinals secondary. He also isn't getting that much volume with just 12 targets in three weeks. After last season's disaster, everyone has to be on some sort of high alert if Robinson is going to suck again. He gets another tough matchup this week against the 49ers and then Week 5 against the Cowboys. He is a decent option on the Monday night showdown slate, but honestly if you bench him in season long, I probably can't blame you.
Mike WilliamsLAC$7000 / $7200Steven NelsonHOUModerate
He did have a touchdown in Week 3, but it was his only catch against the Jaguars in a game that Keenan Allen didn't play. That is two weeks out of three that Williams has fallen well short of expectations. The team is set to be without Keenan Allen again, and not that he is a dynamic receiver, but Jalen Guyton was lost for the season last week. The Texans pass defense is barely allowing 200 yards per game and just two passing touchdowns in three weeks, so this isn't the slam dunk you might think it is. Houston is easy to run on, but Nelson and the secondary are actually pretty strong. I am still starting Williams in my season long matchups though.
Davante AdamsLV$8300 / $7900Ronald DarbyDENSafe
I mostly joked last week at Adams lack of production against the Cardinals, but this is another week that falls short of expectations against a bad defense as he had five catches for just 36 yards against the Titans. He has scored in all three weeks, but considering where you drafted him, this is not ideal. After ten catches in the first week he has just seven combined in the last two games. He faces Denver this week who has a pretty strong secondary. I would never talk about sitting Adams in a season long league, and while this isn't the easiest mattchup, he is always a DFS consideration of mine.
Jaylen WaddleMIA Chidobe AwuzieCINSafe
He had a second straight 100-yard game, but his volume went from 19 targets to six. Of course, there is no way that you expected him to stay close to 20 targets, but the drop to six is not ideal. That being said, the Dolphins passing game is one of the best in the league through three weeks. This will come down to the health of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who is saying he has a back injury and the league is wondering about a possible head injury as he banged his head on the ground after being pushed down by Matt Milano. If Tua is healthy for Thursday night, Waddle is a no brainer in both season long and DFS, but if it is Teddy Bridgewater under center I would only play him in season long leagues if your roster is already struggling at wide receiver.
Justin JeffersonMIN Marshon Lattimore#N/ASafe
Week 2 was less than ideal but we wrote it off against the Eagles, but three catches for 14 yards against the Lions was a really disappointing output. He also only had six targets, but the Vikings struggled to get the passing game going for most of the game. It is a tough matchup against Marshon Lattimore who is allowing only 43% of passes to be caught so far. Jefferson is another kind of beast though and you should never sit him. He is an expensive option on the London game showdown slate, but always could pay off handsomely.
Jakobi MeyersNE$4800 / $6000Jaire AlexanderGBRisky
He was able to practice on a limited basis last Friday before ultimately being unable to play last week. Honestly, I really feel like the Patriots passing game is a lost cause while Mac Jones is out. Brian Hoyer has proven time and again to be a turnover machine and I don't expect 2022 to be any different. Even if Jaire Alexander is unable to play, I would steer clear of Meyers this week, and going forward, unless Hoyer is able to prove me wrong.
Jarvis LandryNO Patrick PetersonMINModerate
Landry is more of a slot player, but will likely be featured out wide some this week with Michael Thomas out of the lineup. He might even get a little bump in value with Andy Dalton at quarterback who is much more likely to be in check down mode than Jameis Winston would have been. I still don't love Landry from a DFS perspective because he would need to find the end zone to pay off his salary, but seeing it is a showdown slate his salary is closer than it should have been since we thought Michael Thomas would play. London games are generally not high scoring so if Landry can get eight to ten targets he likely catches enough passes to pay off on his salary. 
Richie James Jr.NYG$4000 / $5500Jaylon JohnsonCHIRisky
The Giants pass game is a flipping disaster. It isn't all on Daniel Jones as guys can't stay healthy or get a chance on the field because of the coaching staff. However, the one constant has been James who has 14 catches through three weeks. He hasn't topped 60 yards or caught a touchdown yet, but in PPR leagues he might not be the worst guy to have at the end of your bench or in 14-team or larger leagues. Sterling Shepard is done for the year after tearing his ACL and until Wan'Dale Robinson returns or Kadarius Toney gets on the field you are looking at the Giants WR1 right here. That being said, he is still best only used if you are really dealing with injury problems or have a large starting lineup.
Elijah MooreNYJ$4800 / $5500Akhello WitherspoonPITRisky
He had a season high ten targets last week, but it still only translated to four catches for 49 yards. Part of the problem should be remedied this week when Joe Flacco is shown the bench again, but I am not sure that Moore is going to quite be the explosive factor we thought he might be. He would be helped immensely if Garrett Wilson is forced to miss the game with that rib injury, but I also have to say that I don't know how much I want to bet on Zach Wilson being at his best in his first game of the year. The Steelers secondary has allowed five touchdowns through three games and haven't been bad, and honestly I only start Moore with not an overly great feeling in season long contests.
A.J. BrownPHI$7400 / $8300Shaquill GriffinJACSafe
DeVonta Smith is getting the press after last week, but Brown continues to produce as he had another five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Commanders. The Eagles haven't played the best defenses yet, and that contineus this week agianst the Jags. Brown has 30 pounds on Griffin, who was unable to play last week with a hip injury. Jalen Hurts is just playing on another level right now and you have to have either Brown or Smith in your DFS lineups this week, and Brown should never be sat in a season long contest.
Diontae JohnsonPIT$6000 / $7000Sauce GardnerNYJModerate
The volume continues with 33 targets in three games, but this Steelers defense isn't scoring any points and Johnson is yet to find the end zone through three games. The calls to replace Mitch Trubisky are getting a little louder, but won't happen this week. In PPR leagues he is still holding firm value with the receptions. It is a fairly tough matchup this week against the Sauce, but Gardner has been beaten here and there and this will be a pretty much carbon copy for Johnson of his first three weeks. Continue starting him in season long leagues, but until the Steelers show some signs of life he can't be a DFS play until his salary drops a little more.
DK MetcalfSEA$6800 / $7100Amani OruwariyeDETModerate
It was his best game of the season, but when your previous two games added up to 71 receiving yards, that isn't saying much. I will take these positives from Metcalf. First, his target share was great with 12 targets, and he did have his first touchdown and almost had two. However, Geno Smith isn't going to throw for 300 yards every week, and Tyler Lockett is still outperforming him. The Lions are allowing 265 yards per game through the air so this could be another decent one for Geno and I would keep Metcalf in your season long lineups, but right now I prefer Lockett if you are brave enough to play a Seahawk in DFS contests.
Deebo SamuelSF Jalen RamseyLARSafe
His hybrid role continued, with five catches for 73 yards, and five carreis for six yards, bur right now we have to be let down by Deebo's start. Granted, one game was in a monsoon and Sunday night was a disaster of epic proportions, but he still needs to start scoring more and making more big plays. He has had a great deal of success in his career against Jalen Ramsey, as coach Kyle Shanahan finds creative ways to get him the ball. He is always a safe play on a showdown slate which he will be in on Monday night and even though we've been disappointed so far, Samuel is still easily an every week starter in redraft leagues.
Mike EvansTB Rashad FentonKCSafe
Suspended last week, the Bucs offense could have used him, and they will really need him this week. The Tampa offense has been anemic through three weeks that has many asking if Tom Brady is finally finished. We have started to write his obituary before, so I am not buying it just yet especially when his receivers last week were Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller. I'm absolutely going back to Evans this week and he will be a heavily used, but worthy option on the Sunday night showdown slate.
Robert WoodsTEN$5200 / $5800Stephon GilmoreINDRisky
There was finally some cause for hope as Woods had four catches on nine targets for 85 yards, but is still yet to find the end zone. The issue is that the Titans just don't throw it a ton, but Woods did command a 33% target share which is very encouraging. He led the team in receiving yards and only Derrick Henry had more catches, which isn't going to happen often. The Colts secondary is better than it has played so far this year, and Gilmore has lost a step but is still a high level corner. Start Woods only as a flex play in season long leagues.
Terry McLaurinWAS$6500 / $6700Trevon DiggsDALModerate
The stat line doesn't look bad with six catches for 102 yards, but the majority of that came in garbage time. Now, I know that garbage time stats count the same as all other times, but it is a bit concerning that McLaurin was fairly uninvolved until then. I don't believe that Curtis Samuel is going to continue to be the focal point of the Commanders offense, and I do expect McLaurin to be more consistent in the near future. Diggs is a dynamite corner, but he does take a lot of chances and does get beat for big plays more than most corners. I need to see more consistency from McLaurin to trust him for DFS purposes, but he is definitely a start in season long leagues.
Right WR vs Left CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Andy IsabellaARI$3300 / $4700Jaycee HornCARSafe
He has just two catches in two games, but Isabella gets a little more opportunity this week with A.J. Green set to miss the game. However, Isabella hasn't shown to be a priority in the passing game and Kyler Murray is forcing everything through Hollywood Brown, Dortch and Ertz as the top three weapons. I would not give Isabella any consideration for Week 4. 
Olamide ZaccheausATL$4100 / $5300Tariq WoolenCLERisky
He has eight catches through three weeks, and hasn't topped 50 receiving yards and only has caught one touchdown so far this season. The Falcons passing game is barely dynamic enough to keep Kyle Pitts and Drake London fantasy relevant it surely isn't good enough for a third option. Keep Zaccheaus on your waiver wire where he belongs.
Devin DuvernayBAL$4100 / $5700TAron JohnsonBUFModerate
He has just two catches in each of the last two weeks, and his yardage total has dropped in all three weeks and he has just two targets and two catches and two targets in each of the last two weeks. He is the very definition of touchdown dependent and the Ravens don't throw the ball a ton. If you are using him you are really rolling the dice even against a Bills secondary that is decimated by injuries.
Gabe DavisBUF$6600 / $6500Marlon HumphreyBALSafe
It was a dud for Davis as he had just three catches for 37 yards in Week 3 against the Dolphins however he is still the second best option on a pass offense that is setting the pace in the NFL right now. He might turn out to be a little touchdown dependent as the season goes on, but Josh Allen is throwing for so many scores that Davis will probably come through more weeks than not. The Ravens can't stop anyone through the air right now and I think Davis is a very viable asset in both season long and weekly DFS contests.
Robbie AndersonCAR$4700 / $5700Trayvon MullenARIRisky
Take that 75-yard touchdown in Week 1 away from Anderson and he would have eight catches for 73 yards through three games. This pass game is absolutely awful and even against the Cardinals I can't trust it. I need to see signs of life before I think about putting Anderson into a starting lineup.
Equanimeous St. BrownCHI$4200 / $5400Aaron RobinsonNYGRisky
He did have two carries for 43 yards, but we are not going to count on that kind of trickery every week with our fantasy football lineups folks. The Bears passing game is beyond awful and I am not even starting Darnell Mooney right now, forget about St. Brown. He has four catches in three weeks, let's move on.
Tee HigginsCIN Kader KohouMIASafe
Even though he left the game due to a head injury after a nasty hit, Higgins was able to come back in the game and post an impressive five catch, 93 yard stat line against the Jets. He has been the more consistent receiver on the team through three weeks, and they now face a Miami defense that has been allowing a lot through the air. The Bengals appeared to get their mojo back a little last week, and that is bad news for opposing pass defenses. On a Thursday night showdown slate, Higgins will be one of my most used options.
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE$4000 / $5400Casey HaywardATLRisky
After six catches and 60 yards in Week 1, Peoples-Jones has fallen flat after not catching a pass in Week 2 and grabbing just one for ten yards last week against the Steelers. The Falcons secondary is playing terrible early in the season, but they are talented guys and the Browns passing game has been playing over its head in my opinion. This could be a game that Peoples-Jones shows up again, but I'm not banking a fantasy roster spot on it.
Noah BrownDAL William Jackson IIIWASModerate
He has remained a consistent force on the Cowboys offense with his five catches on seven targets for 54 yards last week. Is that game changing? Certainly not, but for a guy you picked up off waivers I'll take it. The complication will be that Michael Gallup is all but set to return this week and how will that impact Brown's targets? I would assume that Dallas will work Gallup back in kind of slowly and that is why I featured Brown here again instead of Gallup. I don't see Gallup getting his regular amount of snaps and would sit him this week but I would give Brown one more start in your lineups against a terrible Commanders defense.
KJ HamlerDEN$3900 / $5500Amik RobertsonLVRisky
The Raiders secondary is all banged up and hasn't been good to begin with, but I still can't suggest even having Hamler on your roster right now, nevermind in a starting spot. He has one target in two games so far, and Russell Wilson looks cooked. Leave him on the waiver wire until the Denver offense gets a pulse.
Josh ReynoldsDET$4600 / $5900Michael JacksonSEARisky
After two ho-hum games, Reynolds showed up in Week 3 with six catches for 96 yards on ten targets. His fantasy value takes a nice boost this week with Amon-Ra St. Brown forced to miss the game. Reynolds and Jared Goff had some nice chemistry late in the season in 2021 and it appears they found it again last week. The Seattle secondary isn't great at all, and Jared Goff is off to a decent start this year. I am not expecting a huge game from Reynolds, but if you are looking for a DFS dart throw, I like him a little more than D.J. Chark.
Romeo DoubsGB$4500 / $5900Jonathan JonesNESafe
He had his best game of the season with eight catches on eight targets for 73 yards against Tampa in a game where the Packers were down a couple of receivers. Doubs had three catches on the opening drive and continued to be featured throughout. I'm not jumping to the conclusions that some are that he is certainly ascending to the top spot in the Packers target pecking order, but it is becoming clear that he will have a decent role on this team. His DFS salary is still super cheap and that is way too enticing to ignore. The Patriots have allowed six passing touchdowns in three weeks and Doubs looks like a great option in all fantasy formats for Week 4
Nico CollinsHOU$4000 / $5300J.C. JacksonLACModerate
It doesn't seem like it is happening for him right now, but I am not giving up on him for the season just yet. The Texans have played three pretty strong secondaries to begin the year. Collins had just two catches and 41 yards last week, and has just 125 on the season. The Chargers haven't been able to stop anyone yet, but I don't have enough stones to put Collins in a starting spot in DFS or season long leagues in Week 4
Alec PierceIND$3900 / $5100Caleb FarleyTENModerate
He was able to return in Week 3 and had a nice line of three catches and 61 yards, but he isn't exactly grabbing my attention just yet. He does have a chance to have a solid game this week against a terrible Titans secondary, and with the injuries in the NFL so far this year, he could be worth a flex spot if your roster isn't at 100 percent. Keep the expectations in check though as he is unlikely to go much over ten fantasy points in full-point PPR scoring.
Zay JonesJAC$4200 / $5900James BradberryPHIModerate
Are the Jaguars trying to make Zay Jones a thing? Do I have to start treating him like a viable fantasy asset? He is still extremely volatile with six catches in Week 1, three in Week 2, and now ten catches last week! But you can't ignore that he had ten catches for 85 yards and a touchdown last week, and if the Jaguars passing game is going to hum like this, he is the second most used option on the team. It is a really tough matchup this week against the Eagles secondary that looks fierce right now, so while he could have mild success again, I feel like it is going to be a down week for Jones. If he happens to have a game anything like last week again, we will have to consider him a legit fantasy asset for 2022.
Mecole HardmanKC Jamel DeanTBRisky
One target. One catch. Two yards. That is the big-time stat line for Hardman last week against the Colts. If you read this article regularly, you will know that I never think Hardman is going to have a good game and this week is no different. Moving on!
Ben SkowronekLAR Emmanuel MoseleySFRisky
He had his best game of the season last week with four catches for 66 yards, but he still only had four targets and I expect Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson to have better games than they did last week most of the time. Skowronek will have a pretty decent game like last week from time to time, especially with Van Jefferson on IR, but it isn't consistent enough to consider him for any fantasy rosters.
Joshua PalmerLAC$5000 / $5800Derek StingleyHOURisky
It was a very nice game for Palmer as he had six catchess for 99 yards, but Keenan Allen was out, Mike Williams didn't do much, and this week will be a much tougher matchup. I hate to dump cold water on the Palmer lovers (actually, that's not true I am enjoying it), but I don't think you should be counting on a repeat performance from last week. Houston has allowed 207 yards per game through the air and just two passing touchdowns.You get a glimmer of hope with Allen missing another game, but I just don't see this as a big game for Palmer.
Mack HollinsLV$4200 / $5800Patrick SurtainDENModerate
OK, he has my attention. I get that Hunter Renfrow did miss the game and Davante Adams disappointed again, but Hollins has my attention after hauling in eight passes for 158 yards and a touchdown in Week 3. Granted, it was against Tennessee who has a terrible secondary, but this is now two straight solid weeks for Hollins. The game on Sunday will be a much tougher task against a strong Denver secondary and Surtain who is very good, but if Renfrow is out again, I could see Hollins being someone that could help your fantasy team again in Week 4.
Trent SherfieldMIA#N/AEli AppleCINRisky
While Miami's passing game is doing much better than expected, there isn't enough production to go around to support a third receiver for fantasy football. Sherfield has four catches in three games and has yet to even top ten receiving yards this season in a game. He will need an injury or two to be worth discussing here.
Adam ThielenMIN Bradley RobyNOModerate
With Justin Jefferson being held in check, Thielen was able to produce last week and finished with six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown against the Lions. He lagged behind K.J. Osborn though, instead of Justin Jefferson. Thielen needs to score to give you a good enough fantasy week, and the Saints have allowed two passing touchdowns in three weeks. That's not saying he can't do anything and should be in your season-long lineups, but he is a bit of a risk for the Sunday morning DFS showdown.
Nelson AgholorNE$3900 / $5600Eric StokesGBRisky
A week after his big game, Agholor crashes back to Earth with just two catches and 41 yards against a Ravens secondary that is allowing a lot through the air. Now, the matchup is against Green Bay who might be without Jaire Alexander, but it likely won't matter much with Brian Hoyer under center for the Pats. I need to see a game to see if Hoyer favors one of the receivers, but I also need to see a game to see if he can lead this offense at all. Leave Agholor on your bench and hope that Mac Jones isn't out too long.
Chris OlaveNO Cameron DantzlerMINSafe
The dynamic rookie saw 13 targets for the second consecutive game and this time exploded for nine catches and 147 yards against the Panthers. His value takes a little bit of a dip with Andy Dalton at quarterback, but the Saints will be without Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry has shown that Week 1 was a fluke. We are seeing Olave become the featured receiver on this offense, especially on the deep down the field throws. London games are often mired in sloppiness, but I am all aboard the Olave train this week against a Vikings secondary that is definitely beatable.
David Sills VNYG$3000 / $5200Kindle VildorCHIRisky
Did I mention yet that the Giants passing game sucks? Let me do it again. This Giants passing game sucks! Monday night was an embarrassment and now with Sterling Shepard gone it is going to get even worse. The Bears secondary has played fairly well and Sills doesn't belong on rosters, never mind in starting spots.
Corey DavisNYJ$4500 / $5600Levi WallacePITRisky
He had just two catches for the second consecutive week, but this time one of them wasn't a deep one to save the day for Davis. We will get Zach Wilson under center for the Jets this week, but I'm not sure that's such a great thing. Sure, it is a step up from Joe Flacco, but that isn't exactly a high bar. And assuming that Garrett Wilson returns for the Jets, Davis is falling off the fantasy radar quickly.
DeVonta SmithPHI$5800 / $6900Tyson CampbellJACSafe
Smith had a great game in Week 2 but blew up for eight catches and 169 yards, and a touchdown last week against the Commanders. Now, their defense sucks, but the Jaguars secondary isn't a lot better. Teams are just going to have a hard time covering both A.J. Brown and Smith in a game, and I can see one popping off almost every week assuming Jalen Hurts continues to play this well. Smith's DFS salary has increased, but it is still at a level where you can really put him on your team at an affordable level. He is a great option in all fantasy formats again in Week 4 and is quickly becoming an every-week start him and forget it in season-long leagues.
Chase ClaypoolPIT$4700 / $5700D.J. ReedNYJModerate
He does have six targets in each game and his receiving yards have increased in all three games, but when the top number is 35 yards it isn't very exciting. Claypool is struggling on this offense that is very vanilla and isn't taking shots down the field. Even against Reed and the Jets secondary, I am having a hard time believing that he is going to have a big game and should be left on your fantasy benches.
Brandon AiyukSF David LongLARModerate
He had a nice touchdown on the opening drive and then the offense fell apart for Aiyuk and San Francisco. Garoppolo played about the worst game he possibly could, and the receiver finished with just three catches and 39 yards. The matchup doesn't get much easier this week against the Rams, but I have to figure that the offense will at least get back on track somewhat. Aiyuk is always attractive on showdown slates because he is cheaper than Deebo, and I will still have him in my season long lineups as well.
Marquise GoodwinSEA$3600 / $4800Jeff OkudahDETRisky
He finished with two catches for 31 yards in a game where Geno Smith threw for 325 yards. Geno Smith isn't going to throw for 325 yards too many times, and Goodwin still wasn't near being fantasy relevant. Keep him on waiver wires where he belongs.
Julio JonesTB Jaylen WatsonKCRisky
He has now missed two games out of three (shocker!), but Todd Bowles said he does expect Jones to play this week even though he has a partially torn PCL. You guys know the deal with Jones. He starts games but he has a hard time finishing them. I am not falling for his BS again, even though the Bucs badly need playmakers, I just can't bring myself to trust Julio to play a full game here or not be more of a decoy than an actual target.
Treylon BurksTEN$4700 / $5700Brandon FacysonINDRisky
This week we got the old "we have to get this guy more involved" line from the coaching staff so if that translates to anything, but right now Burks production is going in the wrong direction as he had just one catch for 13 yards against the Raiders last week. The Raiders can't stop anyone right now. The matchup gets tougher against the Colts secondary this week, and honestly, as much as I like this rookie, right now he isn't involved enough and the passing game has been ordinary. I am not ready to trust coachspeak on one of my starting spots on my fantasy rosters in Week 4.
Jahan DotsonWAS$4300 / $5700Anthony BrownDALRisky
Oh boy. After two very promising weeks, Dotson drew a dud with just two catches for 10 yards. The positive here is that it was a tough matchup against the Eagles and he still was targeted eight times. The bad news is that Dallas is also a strong secondary, and the Commanders offense looks a little worse each week. With Curtis Samuel still the focal point and Terry McLaurin always a factor in the offense, I think I have to let Dotson take a seat on my bench this week as I don't see them scoring a ton of points in Dallas.

Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 4.

Slot WR vs Slot CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Cooper KuppLAR Samuel WomackSFSafe
WHAT???? He is mortal??? Even when Kupp disappoints with four catches and 44 yards he still saves his day with a 20-yard touchdown run. Sure, it wasn't what we were hoping for against the pathetic Cardinals, but it is still a 16 fantasy point day in PPR leagues. Kupp tortured the 49ers last season, and although Womack has looked like a solid slot corner to this point, Kupp will be well worth your captain's seat for Monday night's showdown slate.
Greg DortchARI$5000 / $5300Myles HartsfieldCARSafe
One of the bigger surprise in the first month of the fantasy season, Dortch should continue to hold value until DeAndre Hopkins returns. A.J. Green is out of this game, and that should open up a few more targets to possibly go Dortch's way. He had nine catches last week and now has 20 through three weeks and is absolutely the next most prioritized target after Marquise Brown. The Panthers offer little resistance to the pass and as a DFS dart throw or a emergency flex play in season long leagues he isn't the worst option.
Tyreek HillMIA Mike HiltonCINSafe
The heat, the quarterback changes, and Jaylen Waddle's success just led up to a rough game for Hill in Week 3 as he finished with just two catches on four targets for 33 yards. Mama said there'd be days like this. Hill is still a dynamic threat, and Hilton is a middle-of-the-road slot corner. Assuming Tua Tagovailoa is able to play for Miami, Hill is a no-brainer for me and will be cheaper than he probably should be for Thursday's showdown slate. I'm looking for him to pop over 80 yards and score again in this one.
Christian KirkJAC$6600 / $7600Avonte MaddoxPHISafe
The great play for Kirk continues as he had six catches for the third straight game for 72 yards and his third touchdown of the season. He has been doing this against pretty good secondaries lately in the Colts and Chargers too although Los Angeles has not played up to par so far. It will be another tough one against the Eagles secondary, but Maddox is definitely the weak link over the outside corners as he has allowed an 80% catch rate. Kirk continues to be the focal point of the passing game and I see him as a strong candidate for DFS lineups and has become a must-start for season-long leagues.
Isaiah McKenzieBUF Jaylin Armour DavisBALModerate
The Bills pass game is on fire, the Ravens can't stop anyone, and Gabe Davis is still very banged up. McKenzie had seven catches on nine targets last week and has two touchdowns in three weeks. I completely expect his volume to continue at this level and the Ravens have been destroyed out of the slot. Amour-Davis has allowed eight of nine passes at him to be caught four 152 yards for a ridiculous 19 yards per catch. I love McKenzie in both season long and DFS this week.  
Curtis SamuelWAS$5700 / $6200Jourdan LewisDALSafe
He continues to pace the team in targets and now has 30 in three weeks. Samuel also added another three carries in Week 3 for 13 yards. Unfortunately for him, the Commanders offense stinks. The good news for fantasy players though, especially in PPR leagues, is that he does a lot of work between the lines. I don't know how long Samuel can hold up to the workload that he is getting but enjoy it as long as it lasts. And while I've said that the Cowboys secondary is strong, Lewis is not. He has allowed a ridiculous 87% catch rate through three weeks and a pass of at least 17 yards in each game. Even his yards per reception allowed at 11.6 is high for the slot. I'm going to trust Samuel again in DFS contests until we see a blip in his usage, and he continues to be a must-start in season-long leagues until further notice.
Jerry JeudyDEN$5500 / $6500Nate HobbsLVModerate
He is dealing with a rib cartilage issue, but was able to play last week but came up with just two catches for 17 yards on six targets. It could have been a tough matchup against the Niners, but he is also dealing with the fact that Russell Wilson has been playing horribly! I want to believe that things are going to get better for Jeudy and the Raiders have given up a ton of points already. I'm deeming him risky because of the injury situation, but I am still starting Jeudy in season-long leagues without hesitation.
Tyler LockettSEA$5900 / $6900Mike HughesDETModerate
Well, Pete Carroll did say they needed to open up the passing attack and then Geno Smith threw for over 300 yards. I don't think that will happen again, but you have to love that Lockett has back-to-back nine-catch games. Are we actually going to see consistent Tyler Lockett? Or did he just have two big games in a row and now he is going to suck for six weeks? I think that Geno Smith has found himself a safety blanket and we can expect continued production. He isn't going to be a guy who is going to win you a league, but I think he is an every-week starter at least for now.
Garrett WilsonNYJ$5400 / $6100Cameron SuttonPITSafe
He took a wicked hit in the ribs last week and had to leave the game, but everything points to him playing this week. Wilson has 24 targets in the last two weeks and is quickly becoming a huge part of the Jets passing game and you could say is the number one option. This week will be a change of pace with Zach Wilson returning from injury, so there is a chance with a new quarterback that the pecking order for targets could be a little different. However, the rookie looks dynamic and Wilson would be a moron not to keep feeding him the ball. If the uncertainty at quarterback scares you, I could see shying away from him in DFS but I think it is full systems go on Wilson in Week 4
JuJu Smith-SchusterKC Antoine WinfieldTBModerate
Two weeks out of three have been pretty solid for Smith-Schuster as he had five catches for 89 yards against the Colts last week. He has 19 targets in three weeks but 16 of them came in two games. He still appears to be the second option in the passing game after Travis Kelce and I think more weeks than not he will give you 10-12 fantasy points. The Bucs secondary is pretty strong, but Winfield allowed three of four passes at him to be caught last week and I think Patrick Mahomes will be able to be successful against them. I like Smith-Schuster in the Sunday night DFS slate and he is also a solid option for your seasonal lineups.


Stefon Diggs vs. Marcus Peters

Baltimore is allowing over 350 yards per game through the air and has given up seven passing touchdowns in three games. On the other side, Buffalo is an absolutely smashing pass offense and Diggs is the number one target by a mile. This might be chalky, but it is absolutely going to pay off. If Diggs had ten catches for 100 yards and a touchdown, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised. 

Michael Pittman vs. Kristian Fulton

Only two teams have allowed more passing touchdowns than the above-mentioned Ravens and one is the Titans who aren’t allowing as many yards but has given up eight passing touchdowns. That is nearly three a week! Pittman is leading the team in targets by five and he didn’t even play in one of the three games, and it is Nyheim Hines behind him which shows you how big of a part of the passing game he is. He has 17 catches in two games and nearly 200 yards and he should absolutely smash in this game and will give you a great return on his salary. 


CeeDee Lamb vs. Kendall Fuller

The other team that has allowed eight passing touchdowns is the Commanders who have been terrible against the pass early on in 2022. And while we thought the Cowboys offense would be awful without Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush has been keeping it up pretty well. He also knows how to find his top receivers as CeeDee Lamb still has 15 catches on 23 targets with Rush under center. He got off to a slow start last week but came on strong in the second half and I expect him to be an absolute stud again this week as the Cowboys might not score a ton of points, but Lamb will still be the focal point of the passing game. 

DeVonta Smith vs. Tyson Campbell

I considered going back to Drake London here, but I could see the Falcons/Browns being low scoring, while this Jaguars/Eagles game could have both teams in the high 20s or 30s. Smith has had two big games in a row, and while this one might be closer to the seven catches and 80 yards he had in Week 2 rather than last week’s explosion, you will still happily take that given his low salary and a strong chance he finds the end zone. Smith is consistently covered by the team’s second cornerback which is often a significant step down from the top guy. Campbell has allowed a touchdown in two of the first three games and I see Smith keeping that going. 

Bargain Bin

Romeo Doubs vs. Jonathan Jones

Not sure how this guy is under $5,000 on DraftKings considering how much he was featured last week and the fact that the Patriots have allowed six passing touchdowns in three weeks. Doubs seems to get a little more involved every week and even Aaron Rodgers had good things to say about him after last week’s game. Allen Lazard isn’t having the impact some expected, and Doubs is reaping the benefits right now. At this price, it is hard to say no!

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.


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