Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. Pit)
23% owned in Yahoo! Leagues, 31.4% owned in ESPN Leagues
Ryan Fitzpatrick needs to be owned in all leagues—and needs to be the Bucs starting quarterback for the rest of 2018. As recently as yesterday, HC Dirk Koetter would not publicly commit to Jameis Winston being reinstated as the starter upon his suspension’s conclusion at the end of this week. Fitzpatrick is the QB1 through two weeks and he’s got a reasonable shot to retain that standing against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh has allowed monster performances from both Tyrod Taylor and Patrick Mahomes. OC Todd Monken is a game-changer and his name should be at the top of head coaching lists at the end of this season. Fire up Ryan Fitzpatrick as a shoe-in Top 10 QB this week. Fitzmagic has a decent matchup in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears as well.
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. Ten)
28% owned in Yahoo! Leagues, 10.1% owned in ESPN Leagues
Blake Bortles went off against New England last week. He’s got a low floor with his propensity for throwing picks, but his ceiling is as high as anyone’s. He’s being utilized as a rusher more and more and which is seriously beginning to boost his value. Bortles comes in at 4th in the league in QB rushing with 77 yards through 2 contests -- that’s effectively two extra passing TDs. Tennessee let Deshaun Watson rush for 44 yards last week and while I don’t expect Bortles to hit that number, 30 yards on the ground isn’t out of the question. Their secondary is burnable too as free agent acquisition Malcolm Butler has struggled mightily this year. Bortles has a tough matchup with the New York Jets next week but gets defensive bottom-dwellers Kansas City and Dallas in Weeks 5 and 6.
Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears (@ Ari)
17% owned in Yahoo! Leagues, and 25.6% owned in ESPN Leagues
I continue to be impressed by Mitchell Trubisky. He hasn’t had a dominant week thus far but I think he’ll put up career numbers against the flailing Arizona Cardinals. Arizona has allowed both Alex Smith and Jared Goff to post 19+ points in both games and I think Trubisky could hit that mark this week too. He looks dynamic as a rusher and showed improved decision-making in last night’s drubbing of the Seahawks, on primetime no less. Trubisky gets a paper towel matchup against the Tampa Bay secondary in Week 4, a bye in Week 5, then another great matchup in Miami in Week 6.
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