Fantasy Football: Week 3 hits and misses

What went right and what didn't this week.

Miami Dolphins v Jacksonville Jaguars
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So how did everyone do this weekend?

If you had the number one drafted players for each position you would have had on your roster Patrick Mahomes (25.7), Christian McCaffrey (22.9), Justin Jefferson (27.9), and Travis Kelce (19.9). They would have scored 96.4 points for your team.

If you had Justin Herbert (29.3). De’Von Achane (51.3), Keenan Allen (45.5), and Sam LaPorta (22.4), you would have 148.5 points. This is what we love about Fantasy Football.

Biggest Hit of the Weekend: Even though Kelce came in second to LaPorta on the field, he still had a pretty good weekend.

Let’s look at some of my hits and misses.



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1) The Jets won’t make the playoffs but the Packers will. The Jets are 1-2 scoring 42 points and giving up 61. The Packers are just the opposite at 2-1 with 80 points scored and only giving up one more point than the very good Jets defense.

2) Justin Jefferson and Tyreek Hill both have a chance to break the all-time receiving record. In 2023 Calvin Johnson locked down the single-season receiving record with 1,964 yards. Last year Jefferson led the league with 1,809 yards and Hill was right behind him with 1,710. The record is 1,964 yards which means they have to average 115 yards per game. Hill after three games has 412 yards (137/game) and Jefferson has 458 (152/game).

3) Patrick Mahomes breaks the passing record – He needs 5,477 yards or 322 a game. After three games he hasn’t hit 322 yet. At 803 passing yards, he is at 267. Not to worry though because last year after three games he was at 857, so only 18 yards a game off last year’s pace.

4)Mark Andrews - Andrews will not end the season as a top-10 fantasy tight end. - Even though he only had 35 yards receiving he still managed to end up as the TE8 for the year so far. He only has 80 yards in two games so his ranking is not more about the weakness of the position than about how good Andrews is.

5) Cooper Kupp - With a first-round draft pick you will get 5th-round - production- DNP

Matchups I liked for Week 3

PLAYER

TEAM

POSITION

PROJECTED

ACTUAL

Baker Mayfield

Buccaneers

QB

15.60

11.00

Matthew Stafford

Rams

QB

15.90

13.50

Issiah Pacheco

Chiefs

RB

11.50

15.80

Kendre Miller

Saints

RB

8.60

4.40

Jordan Addison

Vikings

WR

11.40

11.20

Christian Kirk

Jaguars

WR

12.70

15.40

Cade Otton

Buccaneers

TE

7.50

2.60

Jake Ferguson

Cowboys

TE

7.50

9.80

TOTAL

90.7

83.70

Notes: Not really my finest week. Miller was the most disappointing member of this list. It could be just because of being a rookie who has missed time with a hamstring injury but he didn’t ever really get it going. After three weeks: Projected points 265.4, Actual points 296.5

HITS - Players that performed much better than expected.

PLAYER

TEAM

POSITION

PROJECTED

ACTUAL

Justin Herbert

C hargers

QB

21.24

39.30

Andy Dalton

Panthers

QB

10.10

29.54

De'Von Achane

Dolphins

RB

8.33

51.30

Raheem Mostert

Dolphins

RB

11.93

38.20

Keenan Allen

Chargers

WR

11.93

38.20

Davante Adams

Raiders

WR

13.13

33.20

Pharaoh Brown

Patriots

TE

.91

13.10

Brevin Jordan

Texans

TE

1.31

7.30

NOTES: When your team scores 70 points you expect to see a couple of your players here. What I didn’t expect was to see the name Andy Dalton.

MISSES - Players that performed much worse than expected.

PLAYER

TEAM

POSITION

PROJECTED

ACTUAL

Daniel Jones

Giants

QB

18.63

3.98

Joe Burrow

Bengals

QB

19.62

8.16

Breece Hall

Jets

RB

9.77

2.70

Bijan Robinson

Falcons

RB

12.80

6.00

Devonta Smtih

Eagles

WR

9.06

2.80

Calvin Ridley

Jaguars

WR

9.22

4.00

Mark Andrews

Ravens

TE

7.10

3.50

Cole Kmet

Bears

TE

4.57

2.20

Even though these players had off weeks I can’t see any here that I would bench next week.

NOTES: The points I used were from Yahoo.

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