Let’s quickly analyze the results of my recommendations from last week.
While Benjamin Watson was far from spectacular, he did haul in a touchdown, thus making him a satisfactory, albeit not great, week three start. He should continue to see targets throughout the season.
Samaje Perine hurt his hand in the fourth quarter, but he got the start and they were feeding him before that. He only managed 49 yards on 19 carries this week, but the number of carries is the focal point here. As long as Rob Kelley is out, Perine has plenty of upside.
My top pick-up recommendation from last week, Rashard Higgins, caught just two passes for ten yards, but he did play 52 of the team’s 77 snaps, and will likely have opportunities for big games all year with Corey Coleman out, but probably won’t be super consistent.
As far as my sports betting locks of the week are concerned, I was two for three. Notre Dame and SMU were easy, but I had too much faith in LSU to bounce back big from the previous week’s loss, and they failed to cover the large spread against ‘Cuse. I’m feeling three for three this week though.
Fantasy Football Must-Ads this week:
3: WR Travis Benjamin, LA Chargers – Benjamin hauled in five balls for a team-leading 105 yards against a tough Chiefs defense on Sunday, and he has a friendly matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles’ awful secondary this weekend. Benjamin is a deep-threat who will lack consistency week-to-week but will have some gems throughout the season.
2: TE Ryan Griffin, Houston – With usual starter C.J. Fiedorowicz on the IR, Griffin caught five of six passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. Rookie quarterbacks love tight ends, and Watson is starting to look pretty good. Griffin should start as long as Fiedorowicz remains on the IR.
1: WR Geronimo Allison, Green Bay – Allison caught six for 122 yards against Cincinnati, and he has an easy matchup Thursday against the Bears. Randall Cobb is hurt and may not be ready, which will help.
Sports Betting Locks this week:
Kentucky -14 vs. Eastern Michigan
Oklahoma State -9 @ Texas Tech
NC State – 14 vs. Syracuse