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Fantasy Feud Week 3 Optimal Lineup
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This week, our optimal lineup features two quarterbacks from the infamous 2012 draft class - Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson. Luck has been insanely productive through the first two weeks of the season. He has already thrown the ball 87 times, tied for second most in the league, and has completed 63.2% of his passes for 271 yards per game and 5 touchdowns. He has also added 39 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. This week, the Colts' star gets a matchup with a Jaguars defense who has allowed the eighth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. He is a spectacular play this week.
Wilson has also been great so far this season. He has completed 67.9% of his passes for 393 yards while adding four touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's also rushed nine times for 47 yards. Wilson ranks sixth among all quarterbacks in Total Net Expected Points (NEP) - a measure of how effective a player is in terms of real-life points added or subtracted - at 17.54 on the season.
His opponent this week, the Broncos, have had trouble shutting down opposing signal-callers, giving up the fourth most fantasy points to quarterbacks so far this season. Considering the is game being played in Seattle and is expected to be very high scoring with an over/under of 48.5, Wilson makes an excellent start this week, especially at just $127,800.
McCoy has had a strong start to the season, rushing for 153 yards and a touchdown while adding 10 catches for 64 yards. The Eagles' star is averaging 108.5 yards from scrimmage on 25.5 touches per game through two games and that trend should continue against the Redskins this week. Washington allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing running backs last season and are traveling to Philadelphia to face the Eagles this week. Additionally, this game has the second highest over/under of any game this week at 50.5. Shady may come with a hefty price tag but he is worth paying for this week.
Foster has actually been even more productive so far this season than McCoy has. The Texans' running back has carried the ball a league leading 55 times for 241 yards - second most in the league - and a touchdown, rushing for more than 100 yards in each of the first two games of the season. His week 3 opponent, the Giants, have allowed the 11th most fantasy points to opposing running backs so far this season and have yet to face a running back of the same caliber as Foster.
Unlike McCoy and Foster, Woodhead's value comes mostly from an increased opportunity due to and injury to Ryan Mathews. Although he will still be splitting carries with Donald Brown, with Mathews on the shelf, Woodhead makes an excellent play this week, especially considering his price tag. The former Patriot should be featured much more heavily in the offense than he was in the first two weeks of the season and will be a matchup nightmare against a Bills' defense which allowed Matt Forte to catch eight balls for 87 yards in Week 1. Woodhead is a steal at just $72,200.
The Jets secondary was torched by the Packers' wide receivers and have a similar matchup with two elite pass-catchers with the Bears coming to town this week. New York is currently giving up the most fantasy points in the league to opposing wide receivers, and have allowed five receiving touchdowns in two games, which is tied for the most in the league. Alshon Jeffery struggled through a hamstring issue last week, but made it through Sunday night with no setbacks. His value is as low as it has been all season after he only caught three balls for 47 yards last week, and he's primed for a monster performance against a struggling Jets' secondary.
Our algorithms also like Browns' wide receiver Andrew Hawkins against the Ravens this week. Baby Hawk already has 14 receptions for 157 yards this season and has seen a team high 22 targets through two games, 9 more than Miles Austin at second. The Ravens have not been able to slow down opposing number one receivers at all this season, giving up six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown to A.J. Green in Week 1 and seven catches for 90 yards to Antonio Brown last week. Considering his minuscule $50,900 price, I would not hesitate to add Hawkins into your lineup this week.