Week 1 at OwnersBox was a blast. The superflex salary cap contest was all we could have hoped for and more. We hope you all made use of the free entries and have some winnings to work with for the rest of the season. The superflex format always brings more variance and strategy, and OwnersBox delivered. The field size has shrunk from what we say in Week 1, and while that may mean a lower overall pot, it also means less competition. Week 2 was just as exhilarating as Week 1 at OwnersBox. Looking ahead to Week 3, there are some intriguing values across the board, four of which we will highlight below.
Trey Sermon (RB – SF): $4,200
Trey Sermon is in line to get the start on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. Elijah Mitchell is listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury, paving the way for the 49ers other rookie running back to get the nod. The 49ers are down to Jacques Patrick and Trenton Cannon as the only other healthy backs on the roster, so Sermon should be given all the work he can handle. He looked good in training camp and had a nice eight yard run on his only carry before getting knocked out of the Week 2’s game with a concussion. Sermon has some pop and is a good system fit in an offense that likes to run the ball. Volume is king in fantasy, and Sermon should see it in Week 3. He is a tremendous value at OwnersBox and should be a strong consideration for your lineup.
Michael Pittman (WR – IND): $4,400
Carson Wentz was back at practice on Friday and now has a legitimate shot to play this weekend vs. the Titans. Wentz being back under center after suffering dual ankle injuries would be nothing short of miraculous but would also serve to make Pittman a glaring value at OwnersBox. Pittman was having a breakout game before Wentz left the game with the injuries and will look to build on that performance against the Tennessee Titans. This season, the Titans have been lit up by wide receivers, relinquishing 18 receptions for 286 receiving yards per game to the position. They have allowed six different receivers to hit 53 or more receiving yards and have allowed six total touchdowns. The Titans are the passing defense to target through two weeks of the season, and with T.Y. Hilton still sidelined, that should mean another high-volume performance for Pittman. If Wentz can make it through the game, Pittman could finally have his true breakout game. Pittman is a tremendous option if his starting quarterback is active.
Rondale Moore (WR – ARI): $4,600
Rondale Moore had a breakout performance in Week 2, and there could be more excitement in store for Week 3. DeAndre Hopkins is banged up and could see a reduced workload even if he does play as ex[ected. Jacksonville has surrendered 13 receptions for 208 receiving yards to opposing wide receivers through two weeks of play, allowing two separate receivers to explode for 132 or more receiving yards. Moore is an obvious play if Hopkins decides to rest against the hapless Jaguars but is still a strong play if Hopkins is in the lineup. He went off for seven receptions, 114 receiving yards, and a touchdown against the Vikings and could have another excellent outing if the Cardinals decide to keep their foot on the pedal in the passing game. There is some positive gamescript risk here but not enough to dim Moore’s appeal as a strong Week 3 value.
Elijah Moore (WR – NYJ): $3,500
Elijah Moore had a slow start but looks to be heating up. He saw eight targets in Week 2, and while he did not do much with them, his breakout is coming. He is set to have another high-volume target game against the Denver Broncos in Week 3. Moore should remain a featured target in the passing game with Jamison Crowder listed as doubtful, and with the Jets projected to be trailing once again, they will be forced to air it out. Moore has been on the cusp of multiple big plays, and Wilson and his fellow rookie are bound to connect sooner or later. Moore leads the team in air yards, has a healthy 17.4 percent target share, and has an average depth of target 17.1 yards down the field. I’ll say it again, the breakout is coming. At a bargain salary of just $3,500, Moore is an excellent value option that will allow you to spend lavishly elsewhere.
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