Preseason Notables Week 3
Author: Jair Oglivie
Welcome to the Preseason Notables! It is how it sounds, after every week of preseason games, I will write up a short guide of who showed out and determine whether or not their performances mean anything for your fantasy team this season. Week 3 of the preseason is traditionally the week where we see the most playing time from the starters compared to any other week. Who stood out and who should you be after this weekend when most of you have your drafts? Find out here.
Panthers v Patriots
Jakobi Meyers (NE WR): 7 receptions, 74 yards
Recognize this name yet? Meyers is crushing this preseason and making a name for himself without a doubt. If the Josh Gordon experiment fails once again he may find himself a way into this offense. It’s important to remember that Julian Edelman, Demaryius Thomas, and Phillip Dorsett are all in front of him at the moment but Meyers is certainly making it difficult to leave him out of the picture. Dorsett has been disappointing so far in his career as a former first round pick and Thomas isn’t getting any younger following his achilles injury a season ago. It’s easy to talk yourself into stashing Meyers and seeing what happens. In fact, I recommend it. Also, take a look at this graphic from PFF:
Cardinals v Vikings
KeeSean Johnson (ARI WR): 7 receptions, 85 yards
Johnson is in a group of exciting rookie receivers the Cardinals have added this offseason. However, with Hakeem Butler on the shelf this season, there’s one less wide out competing with Johnson for targets. Johnson seems to have been impressing this summer and he’s someone to can essentially get for free (along with Andy Isabella) in redraft. This offense is gonna be exciting to watch, and the weapons in it are potentially high reward and NO risk. Take a piece of the pie while you still can.
Mike Boone (MIN RB): 11 touches, 47 yards, TD
If you’re a Cook owner and missed out on Mattison, take Boone and put him on the end of your bench. It can’t hurt and might work out nicely if Boone ends up beating out Mattison for the #2 role. Outside of that, he has no value.
Bears v Colts
Deon Cain (IND WR): 3 receptions, 74 yards, TD
The Luck retirement was stunning to say the least, and it creates a lot of questions in Indianapolis. Brissett has shown flashes in the past so maybe they’ll be okay. The Colts added to their receiver room since last season with the free agent signing of former Panther Devin Funchess and second round draft pick Parris Campbell, so we’ll see how this offense looks with a lot of new faces. Cain looks to be a bit buried on the list for targets this season but he is an intriguing add in dynasty leagues. It’s certainly possible for him to force his way into the action with moves like this: