Michael Crabtree - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Crabtree finished with seven catches and 61 yards on 10 targets in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Crabtree has amassed 10 targets in back-to-back games, although his 117 yards on the 12 receptions he has made over that time isn't exactly the stuff of legend. Nevertheless, he appears to have earned complete trust in Joe Flacco in the short passing game, and his volume - assuming it continues - is going to keep firmly on the WR3 radar. Keep him in lineups - especially PPR - in Week 4 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
John Brown - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown turned nine targets into five receptions for 86 yards in Week 3 versus the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Brown was advertised as the Ravens' top receiver during camp and has lived up to the hype through three weeks, scoring at least 13 points in PPR leagues in each game. Durability has been his biggest obstacle throughout his career, so this kind of production should be much more the rule than the exception going forward. Brown should be started as a solid WR3 option in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught five of his eight targets for 38 yards and added one run for a 35-yard touchdown in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Sanders' activity has slowed down mightily since he hauled in 10 of his 11 targets in Week 1, but he's still finding ways to get it done despite some mediocre play from Case Keenum. The rushing score was the first of his career on an end-around play much like the one he scored on during the preseason. Sanders has led the team in targets and two of Denver's three games and should find the going much easier and be a solid WR2 option in Week 4 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
Javorius Allen - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Javorius Allen managed only seven yards on six carries and 19 yards on three catches, but he scored one rushing and one receiving touchdown in Week 3 versus the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Allen has been about as pedestrian as a running back can be the season, averaging exactly two yards per carry and 5.4 yards per reception, yet Baltimore continues to use him in high-leverage fantasy situations like passing downs and near the goal line. He has scored at least once in every game and has four total, nearly half of his production over the first three years of the career combined. Once regression finds him, he will quickly go from being a flex play to mere bench depth in most leagues.
Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 13 times for 53 yards and a touchdown while also adding one reception for five yards in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Following a blocked punt on Baltimore's first series of the game, Freeman cashed in with his third touchdown in as many games this season on the very next play. He got a boost later in the game when fellow rookie Philip Lindsay was ejected following a second-quarter Case Keenum fumble, leaving him as the clear lead back. Freeman's scoring prowess makes him flex-worthy in most leagues, including in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Alex Collins - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Alex Collins ran for 68 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and added three catches for six yards in Week 3 versus the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Collins had himself a reasonably productive fantasy day, but Baltimore's insistence on giving Javorius Allen meaningful work in the passing game and near the goal line is keeping him from enjoying RB1 production. Owners should stay the course with Collins, however, as he is clearly the lead back for a team that should be able to remain in positive game scripts more often than not. Keep him in lineups as an RB2 in Week 4 when Baltimore visits the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed turned seven targets into four catches for 65 yards in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Owners can take solace in the fact Reed commanded a 35 percent target share, as Alex Smith attempted 20 passes in a game the Redskins dominated. The 28-year-old has been a pretty consistent player at a weak fantasy position so far, finishing with at least four catches and 48 yards in all three games. Durability will continue to be a question for him all season long, but he needs to be in lineups whenever he plays - including in Week 5 versus the New Orleans Saints after Washington's bye in Week 4.
Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed for 17 yards on six carries and hauled in only one pass for no gain in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Thompson was a top-10 fantasy back in PPR leagues through two weeks, so this performance was not expected. Mainly a passing-game weapon out of the backfield, he will have occasional games like this when game script remains in Washington's favor all day. And this was one of those days, as Washington held a double-digit lead for the final 47:14 of the game. Thompson figures to be much more involved in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints after the Redskins come off their Week 4 bye.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson rushed 19 times for a game-high 120 yards and two scores in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Seeing that Packer Gold got Peterson moving, as he has always had great games against the Pack. In 18 career games against the Packers he has 1,919 total yards. He'll get a week off in Week 4 with the bye, so make alternate plans in fantasy.
Alex Smith - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith completed 12-of-20 passes for 220 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Smith did a good job in this one, and he had great protection. The quarterback wasn't sacked once, and he had plenty of time and a great run game to take the pressure off. He remains a decent low-end QB1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. However, the Redskins are off in Week 4 for their bye, so make other plans.
Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb finished with just four receptions for 23 yards on a game-high 11 targets in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Aaron Rodgers was looking to Cobb frequently but the two just couldn't get together on a regular basis. It's a good sign for his fantasy value going forward, however. He'll look to absorb more of those targets in Week 4 when the Bills come calling.
Jimmy Graham - TE - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham finished with five receptions for 45 yards on seven targets in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Graham appears to be getting comfortable in the offense and he has jelled well with Aaron Rodgers over the past two games. While he is still searching for his first TD of 2018, he has 11 grabs for 140 yards on 15 targets across the past two. He remains a legit TE1 in all fantasy leagues. The Packers host the Bills in Week 4.
Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams posted seven catches for 52 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins on nine targets.
Huddle Up: Adams is the top option in the pass game and Rodgers looked to him early and often. While his average per catch wasn't great, he turned in a strong line for PPR fantasy owners. The Packers will welcome the Bills to Lambeau Field in Week 4.
Geronimo Allison - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison posted two receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: The highlight of the day was a 64-yard scoring connection with Aaron Rodgers. Allison has plenty of downfield ability, but he'll need more targets before he is worth using as anything more than a WR5 in most fantasy leagues. The Packers host the Bills in Week 4.
Jamaal Williams - RB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams rushed five times for 29 yards in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins and he added two grabs for 16 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Williams and Aaron Jones posted 71 rushing yards on just 11 combined carries, so the run game could be in good shape going forward if they can stay healthy. The Packers host the Bills in Week 4.
Aaron Jones - RB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed six times for 42 yards in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins and he added one catch for five yards.
Huddle Up: Jones led the team in rushing, averaging 7.0 yards per tote. He and Jamaal Williams could be a nice one-two punch going forward if they can stay healthy. If Jones is available off the waiver wire, now is a good time to squirrel him away. The Packers host the Bills in Week 4.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 27-of-44 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: The bad news is that Rodgers and the Packers suffered the loss. The good news is that while he was sacked four times, his knee held up and he made it through another full game without any setbacks. The Packers host the Bills in Week 4.
Phillip Dorsett - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) left the Week 3 game against the Detroit Lions due to an ankle injury. He returned on the final drive, but ended the night with no catches on five targets.
Huddle Up: Dorsett had a golden chance to do something with just three receivers active for the game, but he couldn't get on the board. Now, Josh Gordon is waiting in the wings and Julian Edelman will return soon from a suspension. Dorsett never had a better chance to be fantasy relevant and now he'll be back toiling in obscurity.
Kerryon Johnson - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed for 101 yards in Week 3 game against the New England Patriots to snap a 70-game drought for the franchise record without a rusher to go over 100 yards.
Huddle Up: The rookie was sharp, showing tremendous elusiveness, vision and speed against the defending AFC champs. Johnson is the first running back in Honolulu Blue and Silver to top the century mark in a single game since Reggie Bush turned the trick on Thanksgiving 2013. The rookie Johnson will try to make it two in a row when the Lions hit the road to meet the Cowboys in Week 4.
Jordan Matthews - WR - New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews posted two catches for 21 yards on two targets in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Matthews just isn't doing enough to warrant fantasy consideration outside of the deepest of leagues. The Eagles travel to meet the Titans in Week 4.