Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown! We will 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. We are now in the third week of the season, and we have some surprises both good and bad. We also have some injury problems that are complicating our decisions. Don’t worry, we have you covered in all formats. This article is critical for daily players and season long, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. Follow me on Twitter (@fightingchance) as well!

Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 3.

Left WRRight CBAnalysis
DeAndre Hopkins ARZC.J. Henderson JAXThis might turn out to be the chalk of all chalk in DFS this week, although his injury raises flags. Hopkins has ten catches and three touchdowns through two weeks, while Henderson and the Jags secondary look so bad that calling them swiss cheese is probably being too kind. Henderson has allowed 83% of passes thrown his way to be caught including a touchdown. The Cardinals offense is firing on all cylinders and they should destroy the Jags. Even though Hopkins is a game-time decision I might still roll the dice and put him in my lineups.
Calvin Ridley ATLJames Bradberry NYGWhile Ridley hasn't had the dominant game yet it is hard to argue with 12 catches and a score through two weeks. I would like to see his target share to get higher than the 22 percent it is right now, but I am far from panicking. Three weeks ago I would have called this a tough matchup against Bradberry, but the Giants stud corner certainly hasn't played like it yet. He has been targeted 15 times already in two weeks and 12 of those balls have been caught. He has allowed a touchdown in each of the first two games. This contest should have plenty of passing and scoring and I really like Ridley in all formats this week.
Marquise Brown BALAmani Oruwariye DETHe has a nagging ankle injury, but you would never know it the way he has played so far. Brown has 12 catches for 182 yards and two scores through two weeks. The most encouraging part is his 28.6% target share, and a bit surprising is his 8.1 average depth of target (aDOT) as we generally think of him as a downfield threat. Perhaps this is the year that Hollywood finally becomes the receiver we have been hoping for. He gets his easiest matchup of the short season so far with Oruwariye who has already given up 40 yards after the catch and a touchdown. If Jackson can get Brown the ball in space, it could be another big day for the Ravens receiver.
Stefon Diggs BUFWilliam Jackson WFTI like the target share, but the 13 catches on 21 targets is an efficiency I would like to see increased. However, Buffalo has started out with two quality defenses in Pittsburgh and Miami so in no way am I worried about Diggs. William Jackson hasn't allowed a ton of catches against him, but the quarterback rating against him last week was 112.5 and the Washington secondary made Daniel Jones look like Phil Simms. I expect Buffalo's offense to click for the first time this season in Week 3 and for Diggs to easily pass 80 yards and score.
D.J. Moore CARVernon Hargreaves HOUPeople who roster Moore have to be loving that Sam Darnold looks like a competent quarterback and Moore is out-targeting Robby Anderson 19-7 through two weeks. The 26% target share is more than I expected for Moore in this offense, but with the success there is no reason that it shouldn't continue. Hargreaves actually has been playing well with a 43% catch rate against him, but this surely can't continue. He was only targeted twice last week against the Browns, but the Panthers clearly have a top receiver to come after him with. Look for another productive day of 14-16 fantasy points from Moore in PPR formats.
Allen Robinson CHIDenzel Ward CLEThe low volume of just four targets last week certainly raised some red flags, but Robinson is undoubtedly the top target on this team. It does appear that Justin Fields will be starting this week, and we will see how consistent the rookie will be. If he is smart he will continually target Robinson who is his best option. Ward has a reputation as a great corner, but he and the Browns defense better fix some issues fast. He has allowed ten of 13 passes at him to be caught for 127 yards through two games. I could see it against KC but Houston? I wouldn't be concerned about those four targets last week, Robinson is all systems go for Week 3!
Ja'Marr Chase CINCameron Sutton PITHe has a touchdown in each of the first two weeks, and even though his volume went down last week, he will be hugely helped by the fact that Tee Higgins isn't playing. Chase gets the chance to be the man, even if it is a tough defensive matchup. Although Sutton has been roughed up so far with ten catches on 12 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown through two weeks. I'd fire up Chase in my season long leagues and give him a little consideration for DFS GPPs.
Odell Beckham CLEJaylon Johnson CHII will kind of believe it when I see it with this guy coming back, but reports are he is trending towards returning so maybe. I also would not be confident in him in his first game back since the torn ACL from last year as it kind of gives him a built in excuse for why he might not play well. He should get plenty of volume if he returns with Jarvis Landry now out, but this is a tough matchup. Johnson has allowed just 40% of passes to be caught this season, and outside of the long touchdown in Week 1 he has been a vice. Personally unless you are dealing with injuries already I would have Beckham sit it out.
Amari Cooper DALSteven Nelson PHIThis is going to be one of those sticky situations we deal with every year as Cooper is questionable this week with the rib injury he suffered last Sunday and he plays on Monday night this week. Unless you have an Eagles receiver to put in your lineups in case he doesn't play you probably have to bench him this weekend depending on his ability to practice this week. Nelson and the Eagles secondary has been surprisingly good anyway, and not that they would shut Cooper down if he was healthy, but this isn't like a matchup against the Jags. Watch the news and practice reports all week to see if you feel you can trust him for your season long leagues this week. Cooper has three red zone targets already this season so if he can play, he could be a very valuable asset.
Courtland Sutton DENBryce Hall NYJWith Jerry Jeudy out many were worried about Sutton after he wasn't very involved in the season opener. He remedied that with nine catches on 12 targets for 159 yards against the Jaguars. Now, first we have to remember it was against Jacksonville, but the Jets secondary sucks almost as bad so this is a blue chip matchup. Sutton is sitting on a 21.4% target share and a very high 20.6 aDOT. He appears to be Teddy Bridgewater's guy which is important for a quarterback who is off to a very strong start and has a very favorable matchup for Week 3.
Quintez Cephus DETMarlon Humphrey BALWe said from the beginning that someone was going to put up fantasy points for the lowly Lions and so far that receiver is Cephus. He has 13 targets in two games and has scored in each. He only has a combined 75 yards so it isn't like he's blasting the box scores, but he is the best they have at wide receiver. The Ravens defense has been far more porous than we expected and Humphrey has already allowed 11 receptions against him and a touchdown in each game. Cephus could be a real cost savings in DFS and I wouldn't sweat putting him in my season long flex.
Davante Adams GBJosh Norman SFWeek 2 was obviously much better for Adams, and more of what we expected with eight catches for 121 yards against the lowly Lions. He hasn't scored yet, but is still commanding a 26% target share. He gets the Niners at a great time as their secondary is in shambles a bit even though they played very well last week. Norman had a pass interference penalty called on him but overall played well. He is not nearly the guy he once was and you shouldn't be afraid to use Adams in any sort of fantasy game this week.
Brandin Cooks HOUDonte Jackson CARI had so much hope and now it could be dashed! Cooks started out great with 14 catches, 210 yards, and a 34% target share. With Nico Collins out three weeks that should keep his usage high, although with TyRod Taylor down, all bets are off! Can Davis Mills play? We will find out but he won't get a positive first matchup against Donte Jackson and the Panthers. I would still play Cooks in seasonal leagues and hope Mills is solid but Cooks becomes a no go in DFS.
Michael Pittman INDJanoris Jenkins TENIt was quite a turnaround from Week 1 to Week 2 for Pittman as he had eight catches for 123 yards a week after securing just 29 yards. However, he is another guy whose value might be done in by an injured quarterback. Carson Wentz hasn't been ruled out yet, but two sprained ankle, including one being a high ankle sprain, is not good. With Jacob Eason set to start at quarterback most likely I would only use Pittman in a flex if you had no other better options.
Marvin Jones JAXRobert Alford ARZThis is your WR1 for the team. He has 20 targets in two weeks that he has turned into 11 catches for 132 yards and two scores. He isn't going to have too many games where he goes off for 125+ yards but he at least appears that he is going to give you solid, consistent production on a weekly basis. The Jags will be playing from behind this week as they do every week and Jones should continue to be Lawrence's favorite target. He continues to be a must-start in season leagues and could be a GPP play with hopes of garbage time production.
Mecole Hardman KCMichael Davis LACEven when he got good volume (eight targets last week), Hardman still didn't make a big impact with five catches for 55 yards. Sure, ten points in a PPR league isn't bad for a flex spot, but are you really excited about 74 yards through two weeks? I still maintain regardless of the matchup you should have a really hard time putting Hardman in any sort of starting lineup unless you are dealing with injuries or once bye weeks start. The Chargers secondary is far from stellar but they did a great job with Dallas last week. Davis has allowed five catches in seven targets but only one went for any long yardage.
Robert Woods LARJamel Dean TBHe has been rightfully overshadowed by Cooper Kupp so far, but those rostering Woods got a little sigh of relief when he had nine targets last week. However, he still hasn't broken 100 yards receiving, although they are giving him a running play or two a week. This will be the toughest test to date with Dean and the Bucs secondary. Tampa's stud corner has allowed just a 54% catch rate and 65 receiving yards in two weeks. Woods is not a DFS consideration and best served as your WR3 in season long leagues.
Mike Williams LACMike Hughes KCI'm not quite ready to say I was wrong about Williams this season, but I am getting close. He had his second straight game with double digit targets and a touchdown. He is commanding a 25% target share and right now looks like one of the better receivers in the league. The Chargers offense loves to throw and he is one of the two weapons. Hughes hasn't been targeted much yet this season, but has played very well. He will definitely be thrown at this week though, and I expect the Chargers to throw a lot as they should be playing from behind. Look for Williams to continue to be a big part of the offense.
Henry Ruggs LVXavien Howard MIATwo catches for 46 yards one week, five for 113 and a score the next. Is this what we are in for all season with Ruggs? It feels like it, doesn't it? 12 targets through two weeks isn't bad and definitely an upgrade from last season, but I question the consistency of his production. It will get a big test this week from Howard who is one of the better lockdown corners in the league. He did give up some production including a touchdown last week to the Pats, but I would still look in another direction from Ruggs this week.
Will Fuller MIACasey Hayward LVWill this be another talented receiver undone by a backup quarterback? Tua Tagovailoa is out with broken ribs which puts Jacoby Brissett under center and we all saw his struggles last week. Fuller is a deep ball threat, and Brissett is a Check Down Charlie. It is hard to trust Fuller in his first game of the season, with a backup quarterback, against a tough veteran corner like Hayward.
Justin Jefferson MIND.J. Reed SEAThe efficiency of 11 catches on 19 targets isn't ideal, but Jefferson is the deep threat, not the possession guy. It was nice to see him find the end zone, although his drop near the end of the game wasn't great. Overall, not a terrible start, but a little short of expectations. He will face the Seahawks who allowed nearly 350 yards to the Titans pass game last week. Reed has allowed a 70% catch rate through two games although hasn't given up anything too deep yet. I still really like Jefferson and have no trouble firing him up in any format. The touchdowns can't all go to Thielen.
Nelson Agholor NEBradley Roby NOLike Chark earlier, I think this is going to be a ridiculously inconsistent. A week after five catches and 72 yards, Agholor followed that up with three catches for 21 yards against a weak Jets secondary. The Saints secondary has also been up and down as Sam Darnold had far more success than Aaron Rodgers did. Roby played pretty well in his first week back from suspension and it is still too hard for me to trust the outside receivers in New England.
Marquez Callaway NOJ.C. Jackson NEReady to drop him yet? Preseason's darling has a combined 22 receiving yards through two games on three catches. Granted, he hasn't had the easiest matchups on defense, but it doesn't get much safer this week against Jackson and the Pats. I'm going to need to see one or two great games from Callaway before I would even consider using him and I don't see that happening this week.
Kenny Golladay NYGFabian Moreau ATLNo better way to get in your quarterback's good graces than screaming at him on the sidelines in your second game together after YOU were hurt all preseason that probably caused you not to be on the same page now. The Giants pass game has been much better than expected though, and now gets the cupcake matchup that is the Falcons. Moreau has allowed a 70% catch rate and a touchdown in each game. If Jones and Golladay are going to get on track together, this is the game to do it. He is an absolute start in season long leagues and while he isn't a must play in DFS I could see him getting into some GPP lineups.
Corey Davis NYJKyle Fuller DENThe Patriots know how to take your top option away and that is what happened last week when Davis had just two catches for eight yards against New England. I don't believe that is how most weeks will go for Davis, although he is going to have to get better quarterback play to be successful. It will be another rough one for Zach Wilson against Denver and trying to navigate around Kyle Fuller. He was targeted ten times last week and only allowed three catches, although one was a touchdown. You can put Davis in your redraft flex spots but certainly not any DFS lineups as he is far from a sure thing.
DeVonta Smith PHIAnthony Brown DALHe only had two catches for 16 yards, but he did lead the team in targets for the second straight week and now has 15 on the season. The even better news is they play Dallas this week. The Cowboys secondary was better, but Brown has still allowed a 77% catch rate for 176 yards and two touchdowns in two weeks. Jalen Hurts didn't look quite as sharp in Week 2 as he did in the opener, but I love that Smith is the target leader and I think he is a great option in both DFS and seasonal games this weekend.
Chase Claypool PITChidobe Awuzie CINIt was very encouraging to see the nine targets last week, but the fact that it turned ito only three catches kinda sucked. Claypool is Mr. Air Yards with his 17.4 aDOT, and is always a big play waiting to happen. Ben Roethlisberger looks like he will play in this one while Diontae Johnson will not. Both of those pieces of news make me much more excited about the prospects of Claypool this week even against the Bengals top cornerback.
D.K. Metcalf SEAPatrick Peterson MINWell, it appears that BOTH weeks so far have been Tyler Lockett weeks and Metcalf hasn't gone over 60 receiving yards in either game. I am encouraged by the 11 targets last week, but I am equally discouraged by the fact that they aren't throwing deep to Metcalf. His aDOT of 10.9 yards is almost more that of a slot receiver than an elite-talent wide receiver. I am hopeful this week given that Peterson has allowed six of seven targets to be caught, including two touchdowns last week. Granted he's dealt with Tee Higgins and DeAndre Hopkins, but Metcalf is on that level. It might be a bit tough to trust him, but I could use him in GPP tournaments and in my season long leagues.
Deebo Samuel SFJaire Alexander GBWith Brandon Aiyuk still not getting time on the field, Samuel is making the most of it with 15 catches on 20 targets for 282 yards and a touchdown. This will be the toughest test yet though with Jaire Alexander and the Packers. He has been his usual lock down self, allowing just 44 yards in two weeks. The hope that you have with Samuel is the Niners use lots of creative ways to get him the ball with screens, run plays, etc and Deebo could still get 10-12 fantasy points. I am not viewing him as a top flight option this week, but in seasonal leagues he can still be in your flex.
Mike Evans TBJalen Ramsey LARWith Antonio Brown being put on the Covid list on Wednesday, that should open up more opportunities for Evans. However, like Deebo Samuel above, Evans draws one of the toughest matchups in football in Jalen Ramsey. He has allowed just six catches this season for a total of 42 yards and has an interception already. I can't see a scenario where I still sit Evans in seasonal leagues, especially if Brown isn't cleared to play but he is not in consideration for my DFS lineups when Ramsey is on the other side of the line of scrimmage.
A.J. Brown TENXavier Rhodes INDThe Titans pass game improved in Week 2, but Brown's stats didn't. He had just three catches for 43 yards and now has an ugly seven catches on 17 targets and 92 yards through two games. However, there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. Ryan Tannehill looked much better and now they have a nice matchup against a Colts secondary that has had a tough go. Rhodes will return which is a much needed upgrade, but he clearly still isn't 100% and having to cover a guy like Brown will be a challenge. Fire me up some Brown in both DFS and season long leagues.
Terry McLaurin WASTre'Davious White BUFTaylor Heinickie knew what to do with the ball last Thursday as McLaurin led the team in everything with 11 catches on 14 targets for 107 yards and a score. This quarterback isn't great, but he isn't a death nail to the offense. It is a much tougher matchup this week against White and the Bills. He has been solid but not great so far, allowing 79 yards including 42 after the catch. I don't love this game enough to use Terry in DFS games but he certainly belongs in your season long lineups.
Right WRLeft CBAnalysis
Rondale Moore ARZShaquill Griffin JAXA.J. Green is out there and even scored, but who is really excited about him in fantasy? The rookie is making a big impact with 13 targets and 11 catches in two weeks for nearly 200 yards. The Jags secondary has been awful and Griffin has allowed seven catches for over 100 yards in just two games. The Cardinals offense has been humming so far and I expect that to continue. Moore should be active in both season long and DFS contests.
Olamide Zaccheaus ATLAdoree Jackson NYGWith Russell Gage set to miss this game, will Zaccheaus be able to step up or will the offense continue to run through Ridley, Pitts and Patterson? Did have four targets last week and the Giants secondary has been atrocious. If you are feeling luckly you can use Zaccheaus as a dart throw in a GPP but I am not interested in him in season long leagues.
Sammy Watkins BALBobby Price DETHe didn't completely disappear in Week 2 but four catches for 44 yards still is not good. The seven targets are encouraging as is a matchup against the lowly Lions. If he is going to have another solid game like the opener this seems like a solid bet to do it. Price didn't do poorly last week with three catches allowed on five targets, but they didn't produce a ton. The undrafted free agent from 2020 is likely someone the Ravens will target plenty this week. Watkins is a fringe flex play for Week 3
Emmanuel Sanders BUFBenjamin St.-Juste WFTYou love the 14 targets in two weeks, but to see just six catches come from that is not great. However, the Bills have played two good secondaries to start the season. St-Juste wasn't targeted as much last week as he was in Week 1 and the third round pick hasn't been horrible. Sanders could be a flex in a season long league, but my excitement about him still isn't overly high.
Robby Anderson CARTerrance Mitchell HOUIt was another dud for Anderson with just three catches for 38 yards. The big game is coming, it is just a matter of when. Terrance Mitchell and the Texans secondary has been way better than we expected. So Anderson has been worse and Houston has been better. Is this the week that both correct the wrongs and come back to what we did expect? Anderson could be a long shot in a GPP and likely is still worthy of a flex play in your season long leagues.
Marquise Goodwin CHIGreg Newsome CLEAfter a solid Week 1, we got what we expected from Goodwin last week and that is not much. He is an extremely high risk/low chance at reward type of guy. Does his stock rise with Justin Fields at quarterback? Perhaps slightly as the rookie has a better arm, but even with the trash pile that the Browns secondary has been through two weeks I am still not counting on Goodwin in any format at all.
Mike Thomas CINJames Pierre PITWith Tee Higgins sitting that will push Thomas into the other outside receiver, but he is not someone that I would put any consideration to from a waiver wire perspective or in any DFS lineup as he has one whopping catch so far this season. I know this is more opportunity but he won't have a fantasy worth impact.
Donovan Peoples-Jones CLEKindle Vildor CHIJarvis Landry is out, but it at least appears that Odell Beckham will return which really hurts the stock of DPJ. He has just two targets in two games, but if you want a silver lining at least he caught both of them? I still think Anthony Schwartz is ahead of him in the pecking order and tight ends should out-target him too. I am not in the business of trusting Peoples-Jones regardless of the situatino.
CeeDee Lamb DALDarius Slay PHIHe has been lining up as much on the outside as he has been the slot since Michael Gallup went down as we are watching Lamb turn into a star. He has a whopping 24 targets through two weeks and you could argue right now that he is the number one receiver on the team. Slay has played pretty well through two games, and the Niners didn't target him much last week at all. The Cowboys are going to throw plenty and with Cooper dinged up you can be assured that you will see double digit targets go Lamb's way again. Until further notice he is a weekly play in DFS and is always in the lineup in seasonal leagues.
Tim Patrick DENBrandin Echols NYJHe has a score in each of the first two games, although without it his stats would be quite pedestrian. The loss of Jerry Jeudy keeps him in play for a flex spot in season leagues, but even against the talent-deficient Jets secondary I couldn't consider Patrick in DFS games. I need to see more than four targets a game before I have any high hopes for him, but he's done enough for me to at least sneak him into my starting lineups.
Kalif Raymond DETAnthony Averett BALI said someone was going to score points for the Lions, but it hasn't been Raymond who has a combined five catches for 68 yards in two weeks. The Lions have played from behind a lot in two weeks and even garbage time hasn't made it work for Raymond so don't even consider picking him up off the wire.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling GBDeommodore Lenoir SFSure, Aaron Rodgers missed him a couple of times when he had a step, but MVS has just three catches on 12 targets for 17 yards through two weeks. I saw a tweet the other day that said can't we just agree that he isn't very good. I'm on board here. He will have a good game here or there but figuring when it is can be next to impossible. Lenoir is in because of injuries, but he has played quite well in coverage and I would stay away from Valdes-Scantling this week.
Chris Conley HOUJaycee Horn CARNo Nico Collins, no Danny Amendola, no TyRod Taylor. This is starting to look like an ugly week for the Texans offense. Horn has only been targeted five times in 105 snaps and has allowed just two catches for 18 yards. You'd think on volume Conley could do something, but I am not even convinced the quarterback can move the ball.
Zach Pascal INDKristian Fulton TENHis yardage totals haven't been impressive, but he already has three touchdowns in two weeks. I would really like him coming into this game if I knew that Carson Wentz was playing, but I have a hard time believing that he is going to be out there. Pascal has been touchdown dependent through two weeks as he hasn't even topped 45 yards in either game so beware before you go jumping on the bandwagon with both feet this weekend.
D.J. Chark JAXMarco Wilson ARZRiding high after Week 1, Chark came crashing back to Earth in Week 2 with just one catch on four targets for 19 yards. I have a feeling that most of the Jags pass game is going to be like this all season long, hard to predict. Trevor Lawrence might struggle at times with this secondary as well. Alford has allowed just six of 11 passes at him to be caught for 54 yards through two weeks. Chark basically has to hope for garbage time production to be successful. I would look in another direction.
Demarcus Robinson KCAsante Samuel LACTwo weeks. Four catches. 55 yards. I know the Chiefs score a ton and Mahomes throws for a lot of yards, but Robinson just isn't it. He would need two injuries to even be considered potentially fantasy relevant. He is not on the radar.
Van Jefferson LARCarlton Davis TBIf not for that 67 yard touchdown Jefferson would have exactly 27 yards and going against a tough Tampa Bay secondary doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies for a guy who gets extremely low volume. Not sure about you, but he isn't even on my radar for Week 3.
Jalen Guyton LACCharvarius Ward KCIt was a dud of a week against the Cowboys with just two catches for 13 yards. Although this is what you should expect from Guyton as he isn't a big part of the offense. I thought the five targets from Week 1 were odd. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams take up about 50% of the target share and when Austin Ekeler is a big part of the offense too there isn't enough for Guyton to be relevant.
Bryan Edwards LVByron Jones MIAHe did have a touchdown called back by a penalty but you can't be excited about Edwards having just three targets in the game even if he caught all three. I mean he has talent, but he sure isn't getting enough volume for consistent fantasy relevance. The Dolphins secondary is pretty strong and right now I can't count on a guy who had all five of his targets after 59 minutes in Week 1 and then just three last week.
DeVante Parker MIATrayvon Mullen LVHe dropped a touchdown and finished with just 42 yards, but now there is a new problem with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. Brissett is not a deep ball thrower and the Dolphins offense is going to struggle to move the ball. Parker could be counted on for about ten fantasy points so if that fits the bill in your flex go for it but I bet you have better options.
Adam Thielen MINTre Flowers SEAHis yardage total went way down in Week 2 but he still had six catches and his third touchdown of the season. His catch efficiency (15 catches on 17 targets) is off the charts to start the year, and Kirk Cousins is loving him in the red zone. Flowers has a ridiculously bad 155.8 quarterback rating against this season so far and Thielen continues to be an elite play in season long leagues and has to remain on your DFS radar in both cash and GPP contests.
Kendrick Bourne NEPaulson Adebo NOHe is utterly irrelevant through two weeks. Three catches on six targets for 27 yards combined in two games won't get it done. Move on from Bourne if you haven't already.
Deonte Harris NOJalen Mills NEThe Saints offense wasn't able to recreate their magic from Week 1 and Harris had just one catch for 9 yards. He will likely make some big plays from time to time like he had in the first week, but you shouldn't be countin on him for consistent fantasy production at all.
Darius Slayton NYGDarren Hall  ATLInconsistency is going to be the word with Slayton this year as he has really struggled with drops early which anyone can attest to that watched Thursday Night Football. However, the talent is there to be a big deep threat, and Daniel Jones looks encouraging through two weeks. It is a bit of a risk since Slayton only carries less than a 19% target share, but against this terrible Falcons secondary he could make a few plays. Slayton could be a dart throw in a GPP contest and could also be a high risk/high reward flex in seasonal leagues.
Elijah Moore NYJRonald Darby DENHe was much better than in Week 1 but this rookie is going to struggle as long as the rookie under center looks like he did last week. The Jets are also going to get Jamison Crowder back at some point who will command a large target share. The Broncos defense has played very well through two weeks and my guess is they are going to pressure the crap out of Zach Wilson and force him into mistakes. You could put Moore into your flex spot, but I think he is best served on benches this week.
Jalen Reagor PHITrevon Diggs DALAfter a successful first week, Reagor struggled as the whole Eagles offense did against a tough Niners secondary with just two catches for five yards. Dallas has been very giving to opposing offenses this season, and I certainly don't see this game being any different. I still like DeVonta Smith more, but if the cost savings is right I don't mind throwing Reagor in a GPP lineup or two. Diggs allowed six catches for 121 yards last week to the Chargers and Reagor might not have that level of success but I see him having a solid game of 12-14 fantasy points.
James Washington PITEli Apple CINWith no Diontae Johnson that will push Washington to a starting wide receiver for this week. He has had some good games in the past when the Steelers have dealt with injuries, but he is a very boom or bust type guy. I think the Johnson injury serves Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster more than it does Washington. Eli Apple has allowed nine of 12 passes thrown his way to be caught including a touchdown so if you want to put your chances on a really cheap option in Washington against a bad defense he isn't the worst dart throw.
Brandon Aiyuk SFKevin King GBHe got more snaps last week and was actually targeted twice, so maybe the ice is melting between him and Kyle Shanahan. Those that drafted Aiyuk early can only hope. If Jaire Alexander is blanketing Deebo, perhaps that will give Aiyuk the chance to show the skill that was on display last year. However, I can only suggest starting him in dire circumstances until we see him play!
Freddie Swain SEABashaud Breeland MINWith Eskridge still out Swain had a huge game with five catches for 95 yards and a touchdown. However, 68 yards of that came on one pass in the fourth quarter so before we start crowning Swain fantasy relevant let's pump the brakes. The Seahawks haven't had a third receiver worth a damn in fantasy for years and I don't think it starts now. Keep Swain on the waiver wire where he belongs and see if he pops off again before doing anything drastic.
Tyler Johnson TBDarious Williams LARWith Antonio Brown almost certain to miss the game I would bet Tyler Johnson gets more work than Scotty Miller. Miller is more of a slot, possession guy, while Johnson can stretch the field some like Brown does. Darious Williams was one of the best corners in football last year but has allowed 12 catches on 19 targets for 93 yards and a touchdwon through two weeks. If Jalen Ramsey is shutting down Mike Evans or Chris Godwin can Johnson be a sneaky play? It certainly is a risk, but the reasoning makes sense.
Julio Jones TENRock Ya-Sin INDAfter a terrible opener, Julio bounced back big with six catches for 128 yards against the Seahawks and honestly he got jobbed on a touchdown that was reviewed and gotten wrong. The Colts secondary and Sin have been giving up yards and points left and right through two games. The Titans looked like they got their whole offense on track last week and Jones will continue to be a threat in the red zone and has a three inch height advantage on Rock Ya-Sin. No matter what type of fantasy games you play, Jones is a good direction to look in for Week 3.
Dyami Brown WFTLevi Wallace BUFThe targets have been nice, but it really hasn't turned into production yet. Brown has been looked at ten times in two games but has been good for just four catches for 32 yards so far. Washington draws its toughest defense so far in Buffalo and Levi Wallace who allowed just one catch last week and 44 yards through two weeks. This will be a tougher test than the Giants last Thursday and you still can't trust Brown in your starting lineups and is only a deep bench stash
Slot WRSlot CBAnalysis
Tyreek Hill KCDerwin James LACIt was a very rare dud from Hill who had just three catches for 17 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Ravens. Despite the fact that the Chargers did a great job with the Cowboys offense, I have a hard time believing they will do it two weeks in a row. James hasn't allowed many yards, but he has given up seven catches on eight targets to start the year. I certainly wouldn't bet against Hill in my season long leagues, but if you fade him a little after the sting of last week I can't blame you.
Sterling Shepard NYGIsaiah Oliver ATLHe has absolutely blown expectations out of the water with his 16 catches for 207 yards and a touchdown through two weeks. There is no doubt that even though the Giants gave the big money to Golladay that Shepard is the guy Daniel Jones trusts the most right now. This week they get the gift that keeps giving to opposing offenses in Atlanta. Oliver and the Falcons couldn't stop a Pop Warner team right now and there is little doubt that Shepard will lead the team in targets and receptions again. He is a great start in both season long and DFS games this weekend.
Keenan Allen LACL'Jarious Sneed KCHe has picked up where he left off with back to back 100 yard games to start the season after a very strong 2020. Allen might even be helped by the fact that Mike Williams is increasing his production as he isn't the only one for the defense to focus on now. The Chiefs secondary has been victimized a lot in the first two weeks and Sneed has allowed all four passes thrown his way to be caught so far. Allen is averaging just over ten targets a week early and with that kind of volume it is hard to not consider him in any fantasy format.
Chris Godwin TBDavid Long LARThere is some concern that Jalen Ramsey will sneak in the slot to take control of Godwin, and if that happens that drastically changes his outlook. However, it makes sense that he would stay outside with Mike Evans. Godwin has a touchdown in each of the first two games, and assuming that Antonio Brown is a real longshot to play that has to help his stock. This game should feature lots of passing as both teams have their bread and butter through the air. I like Godwin in season long leagues for sure, but with the Rams strong secondary I might look away from them in DFS this weekend.
Tyler Lockett SEAMackenzie Alexander MINIs it going to be Tyler Lockett Week every week? In two weeks he has 12 catches on 16 targets for 278 yards and three scores. Clearly this guy can't keep this pace up, or can he? He and Russell Wilson are clearly on the same page to start the year, and defenses can't stop it. Alexander has allowed nine of ten targets his way to become catches and has a 116.2 quarterback rating against after two weeks. it seems crazy to think that he can keep this pace up, but right now it is very hard to bet against Lockett especially when he is commanding nearly a 30% target share.
Cooper Kupp LARRoss Cockrell TBNo one is commanding a bigger target share through two weeks than Kupp and his 37.5%. This clearly can't keep up all season, but right now how do you argue with using this guy? He has 16 catches on 21 targets with 271 yards and three scores. Clearly, he and Matthew Stafford have formed a strong bod and trust on the field. He has allowed 12 of 14 targets to be caught for 123 yards and two touchdowns through two weeks. The injury to Sean Murphy-Bunting is hurting the Bucs. Kupp is again one of my favorite plays of the week as he is guaranteed high usage and you should expect another big game from him.
JuJu Smith-Schuster PITMike Hilton CINHe could be helped by the injury to Diontae Johnson, but he is also the receiver that is probably hurt the least if Ben Roethlisberger doesn't play on Sunday. His aDOT is a paltry 4.4 so far and even Mason Rudolph can throw it that far! Hilton has allowed all eight targets at him to be caught so far with an average of 8.8 yards per reception. The slot receiver bunch is not as strong in Week 3 as it has been earlier this year so even with a potential compromised Roethlisberger, Smith-Schuster still makes the top ten.
K.J. Osborn MINUgo Amadi SEAA fifth round pick in 2020, Osborn is showing his worth in fantasy football to start the season as he has 12 catches on 15 targets for 167 yards and a touchdown through two weeks. Can the Vikings offense keep this up, and can Osborn continue to take a little target share from the others? I am not completely bought in yet, but it is hard to avoid the production so far. Osborn has been a crisp route runner to this point, and we will see if he continues to get an opportunity. I am not ready to put him in my DFS lineups just yet, but if you have grabbed him off waivers you can at worst put him in your flex against a Seahawks defense that has certainly allowed a lot through the air.
Cole Beasley BUFKyle Fuller WFTHe only had four targets last week, but he caught them all even though they were good for just 36 yards. Beasley hasn't found the end zone yet. Fuller and the rest of the Football Team gave up a lot out of the slot to Sterling Shepard last week and Keenan Allen in Week 1. This is setting up for a great week for Beasley as Emmanuel Sanders really hasn't taken control of a large part of the passing game to this point. He is a sneaky GPP play for DFS and a guy you can confidently put in your season long lineups for Week 3.
Darnell Mooney CHITroy Hill CLEIt hasn't been a spectacular start for Mooney but he was much better in Week 2, the Browns pass defense has been terrible, and we should have a full game of Justin Fields. After Allen Robinson there isn't a lot to like in the Bears passing game. Mooney's 15 targets through two games is a nice number even if he hasn't turned it into big production yet. Hill gave up four catches on five targets in Week 1, but was only targeted once last week. The Bears are certainly going to look Mooney's way a good deal and the Browns secondary has been absolutely awful. Mooney is a great WR3/flex play for the upcoming week.


DeAndre Hopkins vs C.J. Henderson 

He is a game-time decision, but if he plays this still might be too much of a mismatch to pass up. The Cardinals have scored 72 points in two weeks and the passing game has been a major part of it. Hopkins has dominated but is also getting contributions from Rondale Moore and Christian Kirk, but we all know who the star is here. The Jags are allowing over 290 yards per game through the air and have surrendered four passing touchdowns. Henderson has a 150.0 quarterback rating against, and this should be a field day for Hopkins and Murray. 

Calvin Ridley vs James Bradberry

Last year going against Bradberry was a total no-go for DFS purposes, but the Giants main man in the secondary has been getting beaten left and right. Jerry Jeudy was having a great first game before the injury and Terry McLaurin did whatever he wanted to last Thursday. With Russell Gage out that doesn’t leave a ton of competition for targets with the Falcons and they will either be playing from behind or will be in a competitive game. Matt Ryan is going to sling the ball around a lot and Ridley is the guy. He has already been targeted three times in the red zone, catching two including his touchdown. There is nothing to not like here and Ridley should have a great game

Mike Williams vs. Mike Hughes

I talk about volume a lot in this article, and right now it is impossible to argue with what Williams is getting. As of now, his 22 targets place him third in the NFL behind CeeDee Lamb and Darren Waller. What I’m really liking about Williams is that he hasn’t been used as a deep threat or bust. In fact, his aDOT of 9.3 is suggesting that he is being used more on plays that have a high probability of success, and not 30-yard bombs like in the past. This game has one of the highest point totals for Week 3 and we should see plenty of points and offense here. Look for Williams to dominate for a third straight week.


Allen Robinson vs. Denzel Ward

The Browns secondary was supposed to be a strength coming into the season, but it has been anything but so far as they have allowed five passing touchdowns to the Texans and Chiefs. Ward has been as