NFL Week 3 Fantasy Football: Buy Low & Sell High Targets Based on High-Value Opportunities | Fantasy Football News, Rankings and Projections | PFF

Fantasy News & Analysis

Premium Content Sign Up

NFL Week 3 Fantasy Football: Buy Low & Sell High Targets Based on High-Value Opportunities

Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown (5) runs with the ball during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Volume reigns supreme in fantasy football. We want players who generate the most targets and touches — opportunities lead to fantasy points. But not all opportunities are created equal.


Click here for more PFF tools:

Rankings & ProjectionsWR/CB Matchup ChartNFL & NCAA Betting DashboardsNFL Player Props toolNFL & NCAA Power Rankings


End-zone targets, deep targets (20 yards or more), air yards and carries inside the 5-yard line are prime examples of high-value opportunities. We want players who have a command of their team’s high-value touches, as this maximizes their fantasy upside.

In PPR formats, an end-zone target is worth nearly twice a normal target. Deep targets net 1.3 times as much. A carry inside the 5-yard line more than quadruples the rate of fantasy points on a normal carry. 

Identifying players with high-usage roles is critical to gaining an edge over the competition. The high-value opportunities report is here to unearth buy-low trade targets, inform start/sit decisions and pinpoint DFS options based on high-value touches and targets.

As a special treat, raw target shares are filed at the bottom for your convenience.

CARRIES NEAR THE GOAL LINE

Most carries inside the 5-yard line | Week 2
Player Goal-line carries Touchdowns
Jonathan Taylor 5 0
Lamar Jackson 3 2
Mark Ingram II 2 0
Christian McCaffrey 2 0
Chris Carson 2 2
Damien Harris 2 0
Jalen Hurts 2 1

Buy Jonathan Taylor. The Indianapolis Colts running back went 0-for-5 on his rushing attempts inside the 5-yard line, which tends to point toward touchdowns coming in the near future. The same can be said for his 41.0 expected fantasy points — the third-highest total at the running back position. 

With Carson Wentz dealing with injuries to both of his ankles, Indy has every excuse to make JT the linchpin of their offense. 

Subscribe to PFF Edge to continue reading

Already have a subscription? Sign In

Tackle Lifes financial Challenges. Western Southern Financial Group.
Sponsor

Fantasy Featured Tools

  • Sort projected player stats and fantasy points by position, week, and category.

    Available with

    Edge
  • Available with

    Edge
  • PFF's Fantasy Football Expected Points tool is primarily used for identifying potential over and undervalued players.

    Available with

    Elite
  • Research past fantasy performance with sortable player stats including PFF-exclusives like aDOT and fantasy points per opportunity.

    Available with

    Edge
  • PFF’s Fantasy Strength of Schedule (SoS) metric provides a league-wide, season-long view of opponent matchups for each fantasy position.

    Available with

    Edge
Pro Subscriptions

Unlock NFL Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft

$9.99 / mo
$39.99 / yr

Unlock Premium Stats, PFF Greenline & DFS

$34.99 / mo
$199.99 / yr