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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 3

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Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia

Ertz has yet to find the end zone in 2019, but is coming off a game where he saw 16 targets. This was largely in part to injuries suffered by both DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery. It’s looking like both receivers will be out for Week 3 so Ertz is in line for another busy day. The Lions give up touchdowns to opposing tight ends so expect Ertz to involved early and often for the Eagles. He should easily see double digit targets once again and there’s a great chance he finds pay dirt for the first time this season.

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Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay

Evans has struggled in the first two weeks of the year, catching only six passes total for 89 yards. He does have 13 targets, but the chemistry with Jameis Winston has been terrible. There were multiple plays in Week 2 where the two players weren’t on the same page and I don’t see this changing any time soon as Winston is simply not the franchise quarterback the Bucs thought he was. Evans is still a must start every week, but he’s more of a WR2 than WR1 these days.

Shark Sleepers

Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo

The second year play caller has had two productive games to begin 2019 and has a great matchup in Week 3 at home against the Bengals. Allen did have four turnovers against the Jets in Week 1, but has run for a score in each game this season. He’s built a great rapport with John Brown and seems to be taking a step forward as long as he can limit the turnovers. He’s a streamer special in Week 3 and should have no problem scoring 20 fantasy points for those who spot start him.

Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco

It appears that Samuel has leap frogged Dante Pettis for a starting receiver role in San Francisco after his Week 2 performance. Samuel snagged five passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. He also saw seven targets and seemed to be the go-to option for the 49ers for much of the game. This weekend Samuel lines up against a Steelers defense who has allowed 33 and 28 points to start the season so this is a great spot for him. At worst he’s a WR3, but due to the matchup, Samuel has WR2 potential.

Lock of the Week

David Montgomery, RB, Chicago

Montgomery was drafted to be the starting running back in Chicago this season and based on his workload last week, I’d say that’s the case. He’s coming off an 18 carry day which is a lot for a running back these days. He put up 62 yards and scored the first touchdown of his career. Montgomery hasn’t seen many targets in the passing game, but as long as he’s getting the majority of the carries and goal line work, then he’s going to be very solid for fantasy purposes moving forward. He gets the Redskins on Monday Night Football so expect 20 touches and another trip to the end zone. He’s a must start.

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