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Week 3 Streaming Picks

By Matt Schauf 11:09am EDT 9/18/19

Week 2 brought us better results from the QB and TE streamers. And I’ll go ahead and credit myself with the reverse jinx on the Buccaneers offense by selecting the Panthers’ defense. Let’s see if we can get them all working together this week.

As always, if my pick here isn't available in your league, check our weekly rankings for other options.

QB: Josh Allen, Bills (30% owned in ESPN leagues)

I did not enter 2019 as an Allen buyer at cost. I’m ready to admit that I should have been higher on him than he was. I clearly wasn’t alone, though, as he hits Week 3 available in 70% of ESPN fantasy football leagues. Kirk Cousins and Mitchell Trubisky carry higher owned rates (and shouldn’t).

Allen has finished QB15 and QB8 so far this season, and now comes his best matchup yet. The Bengals finished 2018 as the NFL’s 2nd-friendliest defense to fantasy QBs. So far this season, they’re allowing a whopping 11.1% passing-TD rate and 10.9 yards per pass attempt.

The Bills QB has continued his red-zone rushing success from last year, running in TDs from inside the 10 in each game so far. He struggled passing through most of Week 1 before rebounding for a game-winning downfield score to John Brown and has topped 250 yards in each game.

Allen remains an inconsistent passer, which adds risk. But this week’s matchup lightens that risk. I doubt I’ll play Allen in Week 4 against the Patriots, but it’s now easier to see more starting spots pop into view later in the schedule.

If Allen’s not available in your league, then grab Matthew Stafford (26% owned on ESPN) ahead of a high-ceiling matchup at Philly.

Last week’s pick: Andy Dalton (QB10 finish)

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