Fantasy Football: One QB, RB, WR, and TE primed for huge Week 3 performances

After a lower-scoring Week 1, offenses came to play in Week 2 of the 2023 NFL season. 10 teams scored 30 or more points last week, which provided fantasy football managers with a lot of signature performances. We hope that the same can be said for a Week 3 NFL slate that offers plenty of exciting matchups.

Cleveland Browns v Pittsburgh Steelers
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Several high-profile players are injured and their status merits watching as we approach Sunday. For example, the Cincinnati Bengals' franchise quarterback Joe Burrow is dealing with calf soreness from the injury he suffered during training camp, and his status for the team's game on ESPN’s Monday Night Football is in jeopardy.

Regardless, we must be able to maneuver our way through these injuries and make the right start/sit decisions to overcome any injuries.

Be sure to have this QB, RB, WR, and TE in your lineups because they’re primed for huge fantasy football performances in Week 3.

QB: Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns

It has been an ugly start to the 2023 campaign for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, but now he has a welcomed matchup against the Tennessee Titans. They’re a bottom-five defense in terms of opponent passing yards per game through two weeks, and are the best run defense in the NFL. Dating back to last season, only three running backs (Saquon Barkley, Samaje Perine, and Josh Jacobs) have eclipsed 80 yards from scrimmage against the Titans.

With Nick Chubb now out for the year with a season-ending knee injury, the Browns are going to have to rely on their $230 million quarterback to score points and give them a chance to win every week. His mobility and dual-threat ability give him a boost and should ensure he remains a big part of the Browns gameplan, even if they continue their run-heavy approach. Watson has recorded at least five carries in both games this season, adding 33.5 yards per game and scoring a touchdown with his legs.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski and the Browns' offensive plan of attack this week should be trying to expose the Titans secondary, especially since they should expect to have difficulty running the ball against this stout run defense.