Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder caught all four of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown while adding one carry for six yards in Week 3 versus the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Crowder has attracted exactly four targets in each of his first three games, making him something of a disappointment for fantasy purposes considering how his well his ability to win on shorter routes complements Alex Smith's conservative ways. After Washington comes off its bye in Week 4, he'll be on the low-end flex radar in Week 5 versus the New Orleans Saints.
Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 27-of-36 for 262 yards and two touchdowns to go along with one interception in Week 3 against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Stafford took a bit of a backseat to the rushing attack in this one, as Detroit piled up 159 yards on the ground. And despite the fact that he completed 75 percent of his passes, he overshot Marvin Jones on a potential touchdown and threw a bad interception early in the second half. Nevertheless, his last two games have got a long way in removing the stench of his Week 1 stinker. He'll be a low-end fantasy QB1 in Week 4, however, as the Dallas Cowboys have played good pass defense so far this season.
Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran 14 times for 50 yards and lost a yard on his only catch in Week 3 versus the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Michel finished with 14 of the team's 18 carries coming from the backfield, but it is still hard to read too much into his usage, as Rex Burkhead only played a few snaps before leaving due to injury. The rookie showed the ability that made him an attractive draft pick this spring when he got the opportunity to do so, but New England really struggled to block the Lions' defensive line for most of the night. If Burkhead is forced to sit in Week 4, Michel could be a serviceable flex option versus Miami Dolphins.
Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught four of his five targets for 51 yards in Week 3 versus the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Detroit sold out to stop him in critical situations throughout, including using the kind of jam at the line usually reserved for gunners on punt coverage on at least one play late in the game. Owners probably aren't going to be overly thrilled with six catches and 66 scoreless yards combined over the last two weeks, but life is going to get better as soon as defenses have to start accounting for Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman. Gronkowski remains an elite TE1 play in fantasy in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.
Kerryon Johnson - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson rushed 16 times for 101 yards and added two receptions for nine yards in Week 3 versus the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Johnson became the first Detroit running back to rush for over 100 yards since Reggie Bush did so in Week 13 of the 2013 season. Much as was the case at Auburn and over his first two games as a pro, the second-round pick looked light on his feet and is a smooth runner who doesn't turn in many negative runs. The Lions seem to want to keep him in a committee for now, but it is clear he is the best all-around back they have. He's very much in the flex discussion entering Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Tyler Lockett - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett logged four receptions, 77 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3. Lockett also carried once for five yards.
Huddle Up: Without Doug Baldwin around Lockett is the best of an uninspiring bunch in the Emerald City. With bye weeks already beginning Lockett might hold some appeal next Sunday against a winless Arizona squad.
Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan converted three of his four targets into 31 scoreless yards in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Hogan has been completely unpredictable from a fantasy standpoint so far, doing next to nothing in two favorable matchups and scoring twice against a Jacksonville Jaguars secondary that is as stingy as they come. While it's possible Josh Gordon's integration in the offense could open up some looks for Hogan, it's just as likely his value will bottom out once Julian Edelman returns. Hogan has quickly descended into WR3 territory entering Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.
Brandon Marshall - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Brandon Marshall caught two passes for 30 yards on Sunday, Sept. 23, against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Taken in combination with his performance in the second half of the Chicago game, Marshall has now caught two passes in the last six quarters of game action. Even with Doug Baldwin out Marshall isn't posting fantasy-relevant numbers. At best he's someone to stash at the back end of your roster in the hope he's got something left in the tank.
Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 16 of 26 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: While 192 yards was a season-low for Wilson, he kept a clean sheet on the turnover front for the first time this season and passed for his sixth and seventh scores on the year. Probably the bigger story, however, is that Wilson simply isn't running any more -- he's on pace for 112 rushing yards in 2018 after averaging 546 in his first six seasons. Without the added value, Wilson is more of a high-end backup than a weekly fantasy starter.
Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady finished 14-of-26 for 133 yards and a touchdown to go along with an interception in Week 3 versus the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: The Patriots only had three receivers active, which obviously did little to help his cause. Detroit also enjoyed nearly a 2-to-1 advantage in time of possession in this contest, so Brady was hardly ever on the field either. Better days are likely ahead if and when Josh Gordon works his way into Brady's circle of trust, but it's also a bit concerning it has come to that for New England. Brady should bounce back with a better effort in Week 4 versus the Miami Dolphins.
Rashaad Penny - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny gained five yards on three carries against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3.
Huddle Up: After gaining 43 and 30 yards, respectively, in his first two games, Penny was invisible in Week 3 and has done nothing thus far to reward Seattle's faith of investing a first-round pick on him. It's too early to cast Penny aside, but keep him out of your lineup until further notice.
Allen Robinson - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson turned seven targets into three receptions for 50 yards in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Taylor Gabriel actually led Chicago receivers with 10 targets. Robinson has yet to find the end zone through three weeks despite seeing 28 targets, although Mitch Trubisky's uninspiring play thus far is to blame for most of that. As long as that continues, Robinson figures to be on the WR2/WR3 borderline, although he'll get a favorable matchup next week versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson carried the ball 32 times for 102 yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 23. Carson added a pair of receptions for 22 yards.
Huddle Up: After logging just six touches due to "fatigue" in Week 2, Carson looked fresh and ready to go against Dallas, burying rookie first-rounder Rashaad Penny in the process. While Carson isn't the most reliable of options at the moment he does hold RB3 value.
Sam Bradford - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford went 13-of-19 for 157 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears, but he also threw two interceptions. He was replaced by rookie Josh Rosen for the final two drives after committing a fourth-quarter fumble.
Huddle Up: At this point, it's hard to know for sure if Bradford or offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is to blame for the mess that has become Arizona's offense, but Rosen's insertion into the game late in the fourth quarter with the game still on the line would seem to suggest Bradford may not get another chance anytime soon to prove he's not the one at fault. Neither Bradford nor Rosen are worth using in fantasy for the foreseeable future.
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott registered 16 carries for 127 yards (7.9 YPC) in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott added three catches on eight targets for 11 yards.
Huddle Up: While Elliott's 127 rushing yards were nice, you'd be hard pressed to say he played a good game. First, he inexplicably stepped out of bounds before catching what would've been an easy touchdown (resulting in a penalty) and later was stripped of the football as Dallas was driving. When Dallas loses they tend to get back to basics, which consists of handing the ball to Elliott. Make sure he's in your starting lineup next week.
Trey Burton - TE - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton finished with 55 yards on four catches in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Burton's production thus far has been underwhelming, although he saved his fantasy day last week with a touchdown and set a season high in receiving yards in this one. Given the current landscape at tight end, owners likely have little choice but to hope Mitch Trubisky can start showing some signs of improvement soon. Burton figures to be a low-end TE1 option in Week 4 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Dak Prescott - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went 19-for-34 for 168 yards, 1 TD and 2 interceptions during Dallas' loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sept. 23. Prescott ran twice for 21 yards.
Huddle Up: Through three games this season Prescott has failed to reach 175 yards passing or account for multiple scores. He's typically safe with the football, but Earl Thomas picked him off twice today. At this point it's hard to advocate having Prescott in your lineup unless he's needed to cover a bye or injury.
Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught both of his targets for nine yards in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: It's going to be easy for owners to blame the hamstring injury that limited him in practice all week for this performance, but Fitzgerald didn't appear to be very involved in the game plan. How Arizona has managed to render ineffective one of the best receivers of all-time when he has virtually no competition for targets is one of this season's great mysteries. Perhaps Josh Rosen's likely promotion will help, but Fitzgerald has already fallen into fantasy WR3 territory entering Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Keenan Allen - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen had three receptions for 44 yards in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: Sunday marked the first time since Oct. 22, 2017, that Allen was held to less than 50 yards receiving. It was doubly disappointing when you consider both of the Rams' starting DBs finished the game in street clothes. Look for him to bounce back against the 49ers in Week 4.
Mike Williams - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams had four receptions for 81 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.
Huddle Up: After basically red-shirting his rookie campaign, Williams is starting to emerge as a weapon for Rivers. He has three touchdowns in the last two games and should be owned in most setups. If he's still available in your league, go get him.