Giants rookie quarterback electrifies the offense and Antonio Brown gets cut again. What players benefits from the Week 3 drama?


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WR Sterling Shepard

If by some chance Shepard is unowned in your league, you might want to add him. He is the #1 receiver with Tate being suspended, and showed it with rookie QB Jones as the starter. He rushed 2 times for 21 and caught 7 passes for 100 and a touchdown. If Jones is the starter in Week 4 (which he should be), he and Shepard will go against the Redskins, one of the worst secondaries in the league. So, expect Shepard to have a decent, if not big, game.

WR Phillip Dorsett II 

Not only for this week, but for most of the season, Dorsett is a great waiver-wire add. He had a big Week 1 with 4 catches for 95 yards and 2 touchdowns. In Week 2, he was overshadowed by newly acquired receiver Antonio Brown who was cut before Week 3 in which Dorsett had another excellent game. He caught 6 passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots will at the Bills, who are surprisingly off to a good start in Week 4, but that won’t stop Tom Brady from finding Dorsett.

RB Wayne Gallman

With Barkley suffering a high ankle sprain, Gallman appears to be the heir to the Giants top running back spot for at least 4 weeks. The Giants don’t have the best offensive-line in the league, and Gallman isn’t Barkley, but a starting job is a starting job. He should produce a good stat-line every week, and especially since they are playing the Redskins, who appear to be in somewhat of a rebuild, at home in Week 4.

RB Darrel Williams

Darrel Williams could be a great option to add for the week IF McCoy (ankle) and Damien Williams (knee) are ruled out for Week 4. Darrel saw a lot of usage, carrying the ball 9 times for 62 yards and 5 catches for 47 yards, with McCoy leaving the game with an ankle injury and Damien ruled out a few days before the game. If both Damien and McCoy are ruled out for Week 4, then Darrel will see a Lions defense who has been mediocre at defending the run.

TE Greg Olsen

After starting out iffy, Olsen has been on a roll the last couple of games, catching 12 passes for 185 yards for 2 touchdowns. This is making him a very attractive option as a starting TE even though he has an injury-filled past. Olsen and the Panthers take on the Texans who have allowed about 278 passing yards per game, good for 11th worst in the league.

Honorable Mention: QB Kyle Allen

Allen is only a temporary starter as he is filling in for Cam Newton, but he looked a heck of a lot better in his only start than Newton did in Weeks 1 and 2. He threw for 261 yards, completing about 73% of his passes, and 4 touchdowns. He’ll make another start in Week 4 against the Texans, who don’t have a great secondary this year.