Every Sunday someone from the fringe takes a seat among the elite, posting unforeseen extraordinary numbers for fantasy owners. To make sure you’re not leaving boatloads of points on your bench, here are three under-started commodities that deserve the nod:
Philip Rivers, SD, QB (at Ten) – Tennessee’s secondary is mediocre at best, coming off allowing 298 yards and three TDs to Matt Schaub last week. Rivers, currently a top-five QB, has thrived in all facets under Mike McCoy’s direction. His 614 yards and seven touchdowns has shocked everyone. Expect another 275-plus yards and three scores in Week 3.
Joique Bell, Det, RB (at Was) – The pride of Wayne State was the hottest pickup after Week 1. Now, he’s entered must-start material. Reggie Bush returned to practice Friday, but remains questionable for Sunday’s tilt in the nation’s capital. Even if the incumbent is active, Bell will play a prominent role. Roughly 85-95 total yards with a touchdown or two are very possible. Slot him into your lineup at RB2 or FLEX in 12-team leagues.
Chris Givens, StL, WR (at Dal) – The wideout is another likely road warrior this week. ‘Boys corner Morris Claiborne has surrendered a 70.0 catch rate and 21.3 yards per catch to his assignments. When matched up against him, Givens will be the apple of Sam Bradford’s eye. Another triple-digit effort is in the offing for the Rams long-bomber.