For my list of 2018 Fantasy Football Week 3 wide receivers to watch, I focused on snap counts.
It’s not the only tool to use, but it helps find players who seeing the most playing time. The more they’re on the field, the more chances they could have to score Fantasy points.
And for the first player on the list, I was surprised about how involved he has been…
2018 Fantasy Football Week 3 Wide Receivers to Watch, No. 3: Josh Doctson
From the reports I was reading all summer, Jamison Crowder and Alex Smith had developed a solid rapport.
That’s why I added him to a chunk of my best ball leagues.
But with five catches for just 40 yards so far this season, it’s looking like he could be a bust.
Digging into the situation a little further, I was surprised to see Crowder’s playing time compared to how often Doctson was on the field.
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With Smith at quarterback, Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson are still the top targets in Washington.
But if Crowder keeps disappointing, I’d be willing to drop him for Doctson if he keeps staying on the field for most of the game.
The recent signings of Michael Floyd and Breshad Perriman don’t scare more. It’s just a move to add depth and try to get the other receivers on the roster to step up.
Doctson could answer the call.
2018 Fantasy Football Week 3 Wide Receivers to Watch, No. 2: Antonio Callaway
With Josh Gordon out of the way, Callaway saw his offensive snaps jump from 15 in Week 1 (17%), to 50 (81%) in Week 2.
Jarvis Landry is expected to suit up in Week 3, but he’s dealing with a knee injury.
That could mean Callaway sees extra targets.
Because he’s a deep threat and Tyrod Taylor is still the starting quarterback, he’s not going to offer weekly consistency.
When Baker Mayfield eventually takes over, I expect his Fantasy value to drastically increase. He’s currently only owned in 9.5% of ESPN leagues.
2018 Fantasy Football Week 3 Wide Receivers to Watch, No. 1: Tyler Lockett
With Doug Baldwin out, Lockett has seen a boost in weekly Fantasy production.
In Week 1, he posted a 3-59-1 stat line, and he followed that with a 5-60-1 stat line. For PPR leagues, the volume isn’t that exciting, but his playing time should give him a chance to be a consistent flex option until Baldwin returns.
In Week 1, Lockett was on the field for 98% of the offensive snaps.
In Week 2, he was on the field for 91% of the offensive snaps.