Fantasy Football Sleepers: trust in the ‘Human Joystick’

Cameron Jourdan

Sports Blogger

@CJourdan81

Here’s how the sleepers for last week scored. Scoring is based off ESPN Fantasy standard scoring.

Jimmy Garoppolo: 27 points

Danny Woodhead: 2 points

Kelvin Benjamin: 22 points

Julius Thomas: 7 points

Josh Brown: 10 points

Kansas City Chiefs: 5 points

Week 3 Picks

Quarterback: Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

Last week’s points: 27, This week’s projected: 21

Tannehill threw for almost 400 yards last week in a loss at New England. This week, he goes up against a Cleveland defense that has huge holes in it that not even the Cavaliers’ NBA championship could fill. Tannehill should have another great week.

Running Back: Theo Riddick, ‘Human Joystick,’ Detroit Lions

Expect Lions running back Theo Riddick to live up to his nickname, the 'Human Joystick,' this week. (Nathan James Sharrock, Flickr)
Expect Lions running back Theo Riddick to live up to his nickname, the ‘Human Joystick,’ this week.
(Nathan James Sharrock, Flickr)

Last week’s points: 5, This week’s projected: 10

Riddick and the Lions face a Green Bay defense that is looking for answers following a loss to the Vikings. The Vikings were successful throwing to a running back out of the backfield, so Riddick will have an opportunity for plenty of passes to be thrown his way.

Wide Receiver: Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs

Last week’s points: 7, This week’s projected: 15

Maclin is going against Darrelle Revis this week, an island that’s become a tour destination for receivers in the first two weeks. Don’t expect that to change for Maclin when the Chiefs host the Jets.

Tight End: Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Last week’s points: 5, This week’s projected: 10

Witten is one of the most sure-handed guys in the league, and that’s why he’ll be in Canton soon after retirement. Going against a bad Bears secondary, look for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott to find Witten multiple times Sunday night.

Kicker: Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Last week’s points: 0, This week’s projected: 9

Aguayo had a bad week against the Cardinals last week. On Sunday, he faces a Rams defense that has had ups and downs throughout their first two games games, so Aguayo will have an opportunity to put points on the scoreboard.

Defense: New York Giants

Last week’s points: 15, This week’s projected: 7

New York is facing the Washington Redskins this week, a team with a struggling quarterback and offense. It’s a lock for the Giants to succeed this week, right? You like that, Kirk Cousins?

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