Week 3 is upon us, and once again I’m here with GLSP data from Dave Caban to identify quarterbacks who could be in line for a big week, as well as three instances where you should steer clear.
Keep in mind that the relative lack of information will make the projections less accurate for rookies and veterans returning from long-term injury. After Week 4, a quarter of the way through the season, we should have solid numbers for all.
The Big Guns
The hottest QB in the NFL right now, Ryan Fitzpatrick holds incredibly favorably projections heading into Week 3. The Steelers defense has been one to attack in the early stages of the fantasy season, and Fitzpatrick’s ceiling is sky high.
After a lackluster Week 1 outing, Matthew Stafford was much closer to his usual self in Week 2. The Lions take on the Patriots in Week 3, and the numbers for Stafford are encouraging. He has the highest floor and the fifth-highest ceiling.
Everyone loves Patrick Mahomes, and the GLSP is no exception. His floor projection is nothing to get too excited about, but his median and high results more than make up for that.
The Pea Shooters
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Eli Manning is a QB to avoid. The gap between his floor and his ceiling is small, but the projections themselves are so poor that no one should be the least bit interested.
Matt Ryan has yo-yo’d between pretty ordinary and downright prolific through two weeks of the season. He projects as a mid-range QB2 at his floor, but his ceiling is one of the lowest in the NFL. Of course, the projections assume the Saints defense is closer to what we saw last season and in Week 2, and less like the unit that imploded against Fitzpatrick.
The second-year breakout many hoped for Mitch Trubisky hasn’t happened yet, and the GLSP doesn’t anticipate it starting in Week 3. The Cardinals have been pathetic so far in 2018, but that doesn’t mean you can trust Trubisky against them.