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Week 3 Sleepers
Jay Cutler, QB/MIA at NYJ: You can rest assured that at least one player each week who faces the woeful Jets will be listed here. This week, it’s Cutler’s turn as he has the opportunity to pile on the stats against a bad Jets team.
Jacoby Brissett, QB/IND vs. CLE: With Andrew Luck still out, Brissett will have the opportunity to build upon his start last week with a favorable matchup against the Browns.
James White, RB/NE vs. HOU: White is clearly the PPR back to have and when the Patriots face the intense pressure the Texans intend to bring, Tom Brady should be looking White’s way.
Javorius Allen, RB/BAL at JAX: Allen was the hot waiver wire pickup these first couple weeks and he ought to immediately pay dividends against a Jaguars run defense ranked fourth-worst in the NFL.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR/HOU at NE: With a rookie quarterback on the road facing the defending champions, you can bet Deshaun Watson looks for his comfort zone in the form of Hopkins. The two have already developed a rapport.
Kelvin Benjamin (Q) and Devin Funchess, WR/CAR vs. NO: Benjamin is listed as questionable which is why both receivers are listed, but the Saints have allowed nearly 400 passing yards per game through the first couple weeks and that could mean plenty of targets this week, especially with Greg Olsen out.
Kyle Rudolph, TE/MIN vs. TB: The Bucs showed just how dominant their pass rush can be and the Vikings might be without Sam Bradford. Either way, the Vikings will look to get rid of the ball quickly and that’ll be in Rudolph’s wheelhouse.
Zach Miller, TE/CHI vs. PIT: With the Bears likely to be facing a big deficit at some point this weekend, and without any better options at their disposal, Miller’s targets ought to shoot through the roof.