Week two saw some high scoring fantasy points from Austin Pettis (13.8), Tavon Austin (17.3) and Sam Bradford (26.6). It was a shame that the St. Louis Rams couldn’t get the most important stat, a win. This week see’s the Rams up against a very similar team to the Atlanta Falcons…the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have a dangerous passing offense, yet also struggle on defense. This is my advice to you when approaching week three….
Jared Cook (Tight End) - is a fantasy nightmare. One week he can score up to 30 points, while the next week he can score you only one point (week 2). Despite his inconsistencies, he will break out again this week against a rather vulnerable Cowboys secondary. He seriously struggled against the Falcons, as he was heavily chipped at the line of scrimmage. One thing that the Cowboys will realize after studying the Rams film is that if Cook doesn’t perform, others will. Expect other receivers to gain more attention, which will result in more points for Cook.
Prediction: 20+ points
Daryl Richardson (Running back) - is due for a breakout week. Richardson has been highly productive for the Rams, due to the lack of depth behind him. So wait no longer! This week will be huge week for Richardson, not for rushing yards, but rather for receiving yards. He will score his first touchdown receiving this week.
Prediction: 18 points
Sam Bradford (Quarterback) – is a top five fantasy quarterback this year. Last week he scored 26 points and can very well exceed that number against the Dallas Cowboys.
Prediction: 28 points
St. Louis Rams Defense - hasn’t been very convincing this year, especially the Rams secondary. Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and Miles Austin may be too much for the Rams defense to handle. Cortland Finnegan has looked lost at times and always seems to be a step behind the wide receivers. This is why Jeff Fisher has been playing Finnegan in the slot as the third cornerback. Over the past two weeks the Rams have given up 52 percent (32nd) of third down conversions. That number has to go down in order to be a playoff contender.
Prediction: less than 8 points