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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 3

Bold Predictions

Devonta Freeman puts up 20 fantasy points.

Freeman hasn’t come close to living up to his RB1 standards thus far in fantasy. He’s been in a timeshare with Tevin Coleman and even though he’s getting more carries, he’s been losing a lot of receptions out of the backfield. Week 3 will be different for Freeman as he has a dream matchup Monday night against New Orleans. Expect Freeman to out-touch Coleman and finally find pay dirt. He will go over 20 fantasy points and be the savior for fantasy owners during the last game of Week 3. He’s a must start!

Tyrell Williams will have himself a day.

In Williams’ first game since Keenan Allen‘s injury, he showed promise with a dazzling 44-yard touchdown, but didn’t do much more than that. He finished the day with three catches for 61 yards and a score. This week, I expect much more out of Williams. He will solidify himself as the clear No. 1 option for the Chargers and have a big day against the Colts horrible secondary. Wide receiver is a deep position this year, but Williams should be owned in all formats at this point. If you own him, start him in Week 3!

 

Shark Sleepers

Dennis Pitta, TE, Baltimore

In a position as scarce as tight end, Pitta has been very solid through the first two weeks of the season. He’s coming off a nine-catch, 102-yard performance last week where he was targeted 12 times. Pitta has been a hot waiver add this week and should deliver TE1 numbers. He doesn’t have the greatest matchup on paper as the Jaguars have done a good job limiting tight end production, but I see Pitta as a great option this week.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami

Even though Miami is off to an 0-2 start, Tannehill has been solid for fantasy. He’s averaging close to 19 fantasy points per game despite dealing with some easy drops from his receivers. After two tough road games to start the season against Seattle and New England, the Dolphins finally get a home game against an easy opponent. Look for QB1 numbers in Week 3 out of Tannehill as he picks apart the lowly Browns.

 

Lock of the Week

Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee

I’m really going out on a limb here with my lock this week, but I think Sharpe has a big day. After having a solid debut with seven grabs for 76 yards in Week1, Sharpe’s production dropped a bit last week, catching four balls for 33 yards. The rookie is finally going to hit the end zone this week in a salivating matchup with the Raiders. So far in 2016, Oakland has allowed the most yards to wide receivers of any team in the league so I see Sharpe getting double-digit targets and scoring his first NFL touchdown.

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Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.