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Fantasy Sports Fix: Bargains in the bin

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Chris Gingrich

Wow, it’s almost Week 4 in the NFL. A whole quarter of the season has almost effortlessly come and gone. Three weeks in the books and there have been some sleepers, some surprises and some “Where Did This Guy Come From?” comments.

This week, I’m focusing on several guys who have proven to have some value this season and are worth adding if you’re looking for help at this point in the fantasy footballs season.

Derek Carr

Owned by only 19.8 percent of fantasy players, Carr has had 300+ yards passing in the last two games. He also has five touchdowns in his last two games. He has a couple weapons down the field, including Amari Cooper, whom he targeted 11 times in Week 3.

Karlos Williams

Just 23.6 percent owned, Williams busted out with 110 yards on just 12 carries in Week 3. He has one rushing touchdown inside the red zone each of the first three weeks. Even while on a run-heavy offense, Williams’ 14 touches through the first two games, excluding Week 3, suggest that he is merely an insurance policy for LeSean McCoy. That said, Williams is still a safe bet to get some run every week, so he’s a good add if you’re looking for help at running back.

Rishard Matthews

He has over 100 yards receiving his last two games and three touchdowns in his first three games. He has played the second most snaps among Miami receivers this season but is still considered just a deep league add right now. If you’re in a Point Per Reception league, where you get a point for every reception, then he is a hot commodity due to his five to six targets every game.

Chris Johnson

His value changes to close to nothing if Andre Ellington plays next Sunday. Although, if Ellington is not available due to his sprained knee, Chris Johnson’s workload will be similar to what it was in Week 3, when Johnson racked up 110 yards on 22 carries and added two touchdowns to the box score. Johnson is a volume rusher who needs a lot of carries to produce, so if he’s only backing up Ellington, his value is very limited.

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Devonta Freeman

Freeman was a beast in his breakout game in Week 3 with 141 rushing yards, three touchdowns, and 52 receiving yards on five catches. Freeman was splitting carries with rookie Tevin Coleman up until Coleman’s rib fracture. Freeman carried the ball 30 times in Week 3, so look for his workload to continue to be heavy with Tevin Coleman out of the lineup.

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