We’ve hit the last week of September, and by the time Week 4 has concluded the 2016 fantasy season will be a quarter of the way home. It would be great if that meant we had the fantasy landscape figured out.
Far from it.
There have been surprises galore at every position. Through three games, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian has more fantasy points than Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals and Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Oh yeah. Totally saw that coming.
At running back, injuries continue to ravage the position, with Shane Vereen of the New York Giants joining a growing list of tailbacks out for the season. LeGarrette Blount of the New England Patriots ranks inside the top five. Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams ranks outside the top 20.
Yep. Absolutely knew that would happen.
The No. 1 fantasy wideout through three games isn’t Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons or Odell Beckham of the Giants — it’s Marvin Jones of the Detroit Lions. In fact, of the three superstars who were the first three picks in many fantasy drafts, only Brown ranks inside the top 20.
The top-scoring fantasy tight end three games in (Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers) isn’t a huge stunner. But two more members of the top five (Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings and Dennis Pitta of the Baltimore Ravens) weren’t even drafted in most leagues. Meanwhile, the next fantasy points Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots scores will be the first this season.
Madness reigns in 2016. And on Thursday, September 29th at 7 PM ET, Fantasy Sharks Staff Writers Gary Davenport, Todd Latzke and Walton Spurlin will do their best to get you ready for the next week at the asylum.
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