Does your fantasy team need help? Have you lost a key player to injury? Every Wednesday, I will bring you the top sleeper picks for the upcoming week in fantasy football that could positively influence your matchup. Here are my finds for Week 3 of the NFL season.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Tight End -Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Seferian-Jenkins was highly touted coming out of college and has yet to live up to the hype. However, with quarterback Jameis Winston in his second year and needing a strong red zone target, Seferian-Jenkins figures to put up numbers closer to what was expected of him coming out of the University of Washington.
Tajae Sharpe (Wide Receiver – Tennessee Titans): Listed in last week’s fantasy finds, he is now teetering on the edge of being a sleeper. He posted 7.6 points (NFL.com Fantasy Standard Scoring) in his first career start and put up only 3.3 in Week 2. Despite these low scores, I still urge owners to act on Tajae Sharpe now or you will soon regret it. Add him to your lineup, but know it may take until about Week 6 or 7 for him to finally break out.
Steve Smith Sr. (Wide Receiver – Baltimore Ravens): If you are a lifelong football fan, it’s hard to imagine Steve Smith listed as a sleeper. However, after dealing with an Achilles injury at 37-years-old, the five-time Pro Bowler remains unowned in most leagues. The Ravens have a favorable matchup against the Jaguars, and I look forward to this week marking Smith’s return to fantasy relevance.
Carson Wentz (Quarterback – Philadelphia Eagles): I’m running with rookies for my sleeper quarterbacks. Carson had a very impressive first couple of weeks and I see Week 3 versus the Steelers as his week to make some real noise. Unowned in 86 percent of leagues, he will likely be available for your taking.
Terrance West (Running Back – Baltimore Ravens): This is another player featured on last week’s list and he’s another player I expect to perform well. Still unowned in 26 percent of leagues, he is a running back that can be picked up and played immediately if you are in true need of a running back. West will be a major factor in the red zone offense of the Ravens.