To change it up this week, I decided to highlight a few players from last week that far exceeded their expectations and became my fantasy studs. These are the guys that should be, well most of them, in your starting lineup already but just haven’t quite given you that boost you expected. Hopefully, you didn’t lose faith too soon, and if you did, I feel sorry for you.
Fantasy points are based on Yahoo! PPR League scoring systems.
Marvin Jones (WR – Detroit Lions)
With 6 catches for 205 yards and 2 TDs, Marvin Jones made the Green Bay secondary look foolish all day with big play after big play. This guy simply could not be contained. After three solid games thus far Jones is clearly taking over the role of WR1 in Detroit and should be started in every league. All the proof you need is to watch his 73 yard TD catch late in the fourth, poor Josh Hawkins. Look for him to have another big game against the Bears on Sunday. (wk. 3 – 38.5 pts.)
Christine Michael (RB – Seattle Seahawks)
While SF’s D has been really good against the run this year, I called BS on it. They were simply playing way above their actual skill level and Christine made sure to prove that. With Russell Wilson getting hurt in the 3rd quarter they fell back on Christine even more. As long as Thomas Rawls stays hurt, and even if he does come back, Seattle has to give this guy a bigger role in the offense. I mean 106 yards and 2 TDs, how do you not give this guy the rock. (wk. 3 – 25.10 pts.)
Devonta Freeman (RB – Atlanta Falcons)
This dirty bird soared more like a majestic Phoenix rising from the ashes of his previous week’s poor performances to grace all fantasy owners with his presence, on Monday night. Freeman had a monster game of 152 yards on the ground and 55 yards through the air capping it all off with a TD. This was the performance every owner was waiting for and knew eventually was going to happen. With three hard weeks ahead for him, Carolina, Denver, and Seattle, look for Freeman to put up okay numbers. Until he can prove that this week was not just a fluke, against a terrible Saints defense, I would be cautious relying on Freeman to lead my team to victory. (wk. 3 – 31.70 pts)
Zach Miller (TE – Chicago Bears)
It was yet again another rough game for the Bears but not all was lost because there was a glimpse of shimmering light. That light was Zach Miller. With 8 catches for 78 yards and the only two TDs for the Bears, Miller seemed to be the only option QB Brian Hoyer looked for in the red zone. As long as Hoyer is in the game I like Miller as a week to week TE2 with the ability to get into that TE1 tier depending on TDs. (wk. 3 – 27.80 pts)
Trevor Siemian (QB – Denver Broncos)
What can I say? This guy just played flat out impressive week 3 against Cincinnati, making you almost forget that this was only his third start of his career. With 312 yards passing and 4 TDs, yes I said that correctly 4, Siemian put together a game that even seasoned vets would hope for. All stats aside Siemian just looks comfortable on the field and in control of the offense 97% of the time, which for a rookie QB is something you can only dream of. Look for this guy to continue having a big year, especially with all the weapons he has to choose from. (wk. 3 – 36.98 pts)
Jeremy Hill – 21.70
Kyle Rudolph – 20.00
Charles Sims – 24.40
Penned By – Ryan Drown