Per a follower’s request, I thought I’d take a look into DeShaun Watson’s splits with Will Fuller in the lineup and without Fuller, and it’s actually pretty interesting.
Before I show you guys the stats, I want to make something clear... this is a VERY small sample size so take it with a grain of salt. Watson has only played in 9 games, and started 8 of those games. Fuller has played in 5 of those 8 games, and has missed 3, so we’re going to be comparing those splits.
With Fuller playing, Watson is averaging 20/31 (64.5%) completions, 296 yards passing, 3.6 touchdowns, and 1.6 interceptions per game.
Without Fuller, Watson is averaging 18/30 (60%) completions, 201 Yards passing, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception a game.
Watson’s average QBR with Fuller is 116.96, without Fuller it’s 76.34.
In fantasy, and this stat is pretty crazy, with Fuller, Watson is averaging 32.02 fantasy points per game. Without Fuller, he’s averaging just 18.6!
That’s pretty shocking, not only for Watson, but for Fuller as well, who’s caught 8 touchdown passes in the 5 games he’s played with Watson.
These two guys just complement each other very well. Fuller is one of the best big play threats in the league, and Watson is anything but conservative. When both of them are out there together, you can expect some fireworks!
I think Devin Funchess has a great chance of surprising a lot of people this week, and at least has the floor of a solid WR3 in fantasy.
First main reason is the opponent, the Bengals, who have allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers through two games.
Funchess will likely be lined up against Dre Kirkpatrick for most of the game. Kirkpatrick is a good corner, but he hasn’t been a lockdown corner from a fantasy perspective at all. In fact, he’s allowed 15.1 and 16.4 fantasy points I’m the first two games.
Funchess has a great matchup this week, and I don’t think that it should be overlooked.
Funchess will also likely see some great volume this week. We saw last season without Greg Olsen in the lineup, Funchess was unlocked, but when Olsen played, he took away some opportunity.
Without any Olsen in Week 2, Funchess received 9 targets (3 of those in the red zone), and caught 7 of those passes.
There’s also a chance that Carolina could be playing behind in this game, especially after we saw Andy Dalton light up the Ravens in Week 2, which means more passing opportunities for Funchess.
We’re also talking about a 6’4”, 232 lbs MAN here that is a serious red zone threat. This guy has some touchdown upside too.
Overall, I love Funchess this week as a sneaky play. I haven’t really seen anything about him from anywhere else going into Sunday, but I’m much higher on him than consensus.
If you have him on your bench right now, I’d definitely consider putting him in your lineup!
League News: Cardinals GM Steve Keim says it’s “tough” to find the right time to play rookie QB Josh Rosen.
The Cardinals are last in total offense through two weeks of the regular season, averaging a mere 175 total yards per game.
Sam Bradford, who signed a one-year/$20M contract back in March, has struggled to find his rhythm early into the season, but Keim isn’t quite sure when he’ll turn to Rosen. “It’s a tough question,” Keim said during an appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7. “When the time is right, Josh will have his opportunity. “At the same time, you never know how a guy is going to be affected. Some guys have played too early and it has crippled their career. I’m not going to name names, but I think a lot of us can think of certain players. Then there are guys who have come in and had success right away. But usually it’s a rocky road.” Keim later deflected attention off of Bradford’s poor play and said that the entire offense needs to play better. “I don’t think it’s a secret it needs something,” Keim said. “More than anything, it needs some balance. We need to run the ball better. We need to protect better. We need to run crisper routes. We need to get more separation. “Quite frankly, a lot of guys need to play better.” Bradford will remain the team’s starting quarterback when the Cardinals take on the Chicago Bears this weekend.
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INJURY ALERT 🚨: Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) has been ruled OUT for Minnesota’s Week 3 matchup vs the Bills.
Latavius Murray should shoot up people’s rankings. In a game where Minnesota is likely going to have a ton of positive game script, Murray should see a good amount of volume.
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INJURY UPDATE 🚨: Both Eagles RBs Jay Ajayi (back) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) have been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against the Colts.
Corey Clement, who’s actually listed as Questionable himself, becomes an RB1 this week for me against Indy.