John Brown, WR, Baltimore
Brown has started 2018 with touchdowns in both games and is looking like a breakout receiver this season. I know it’s hard to call him a breakout player as he does have a 1,000 yard season in his career, but he hasn’t been healthy or fantasy relevant for a few years now. Brown looks like he’s running on all cylinders now and has built great chemistry with Joe Flacco early on. He’s coming off a 10 target game where he had 92 yards and a score and makes for a solid WR3/FLEX play in Week 3.
Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee
There were many people who expected Henry to explode on the scene this year, but after two weeks, he hasn’t come close to reaching expectations. Tennessee has had a strange start to the season. Week 1 was the weather game that was delayed multiple times and Week 2 Marcus Mariota didn’t play. Let’s also add in the fact that the Titans’ top two offensive linemen have been hurt as well. I expect Henry to bounce back soon and start being an every week RB2, just not this week. He has a terrible matchup against the Jags and should be on the bench. The volume is there though and once his quarterback and line get healthy, look out!
Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland
With the Browns trading Josh Gordon, Callaway now steps in to a starting role and is on fantasy radars. He was very impressive last week against the Saints, posting 81 yards and a touchdown and now he will be playing almost the entire game. The ceiling on Callaway is through the roof and even though Jarvis Landry will still get a lot of targets, there is going to be a big role for him moving forward. He gets a great matchup at home against the Jets tonight and should be owned in all formats.
Rex Burkhead, RB, New England
Burkhead has been a little banged up, but he’s New England’s preferred choice for the ground game. Last week’s six carry performance was more of an anomaly due to game flow and a tough matchup and I expect him to see around 15 carries most weeks. Week 3 is one of those weeks as the Patriots travel to a very bad Detroit Lions team. Expect double-digit carries for Burkhead and if he can find the end zone then he could be a very good RB2 this week.
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Quincy Enunwa, WR, New York Jets
Enunwa has passed Robby Anderson as the top receiving option for the Jets. He’s healthy and clearly the favorite target for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. He’s had 21 targets through two weeks and should continue to see double-digit targets tonight at Cleveland. With a rookie quarterback, the possession receiver is always the preferred choice and that’s exactly what Enunwa is. He should have another solid game tonight and can be used as a WR2 due to his workload.