Week 3: Fantasy Football Add/Drop

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Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots

A new season means a new Patriots running back, and this year it appears Dion Lewis has emerged in New England. He was the Patriots’ starter in Week 1 during LeGarrette Blount’s suspension, and continued to see field when Blount came back; Lewis was on the field for 70 snaps last weekend against the Buffalo Bills. Lewis is especially valuable in points per reception leagues, as he has caught 10 out of the 14 throws that have come his way. Bill Belichick can never be relied on for giving one running back consistent touches, but if Lewis continues to produce, it will be hard for the coach to stop giving him the ball.

Matt Jones, RB, Washington

Matt Jones has been a hot name among many NFL commentators since he was drafted back in March. ESPN’s Louis Riddick even called him better than incumbent Washington running back Alfred Morris. The talking heads may have been right, as Jones had a fantastic week against one of the better defenses in the St. Louis Rams. Jones received 19 carries and ran for 123 yards along with 2 touchdowns.



Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals

It appears that Floyd has recovered fully from his broken fingers, but his fantasy value may never come back. Floyd has been replaced as the second wide receiver in Arizona by John Brown, and failed to catch a pass against the Bears. Floyd will always be a hot name among fantasy owners, and he has the size and speed to dominate as an outside receiver, but he still has not quite put it together. Let Floyd disappoint another fantasy owner this season. Let him go.

Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans

When Arian Foster tore his groin in the preseason, many people expected big things from backup running back Blue. Unfortunately, Alfred has not been worth a penny for fantasy owners this season, as he has struggled to find space behind an injured Texans’ offensive line. He only received five carries last week against the Carolina Panthers, and ran for a total of six yards. He also did not produce much last season when Foster went down, leaving questions about the talent of the second-year running back. With Foster coming back soon anyway, there is no real reason to keep Blue on your team.


Buy Low:

C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos

This season has been rough for Anderson owners. Touted as a first-round pick before the season, Anderson has been limited by good defenses, and, for some reason, backup running back Ronnie Hillman. At this rate, he may never fulfill his first round promise, but should be better than what we have seen. See if a C.J. owner in your league has had enough of the talented running back, giving you the opportunity to get him on the cheap.


Sell High:

Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald had an incredible day on Sunday, catching 8 passes for 112 yards and 3 touchdowns. Those numbers are incredibly unsustainable, especially considering he did it against the woeful Chicago Bears. Fitzgerald looks better than he has in years past, as he appears to finally be fully healthy, but this production will not continue. See if you can get good value for him before he comes back down to earth.