2021 Fantasy Football Week 3 Vampire League Starters

by Travis Argo
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Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 3 Vampire League Starters article!

I hope everyone was successful in Week 2 and snagged themselves a new player from their victim.

Thanks to the excellent performance from James White and the underperformance from my opponent’s players (Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kenny Golladay, and George Kittle), I now have Austin Ekeler on my team. So my running backs should be set for the rest of the season with Ezekiel Elliott and Ekeler.

If you didn’t get a victory in Week Two, let’s try to change your luck in Week Three.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 3 Vampire League Starters

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Daniel Jones, New York Giants

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Daniel Jones is currently the QB5 and has a fantastic matchup against the Falcons.

The Falcons allowed the most points to quarterbacks this season. So even if you barely watched Atlanta’s game, you saw enough to know that the secondary is completely lost on every snap.

I know Jones turns over the ball a lot, but Jones’ legs make a significant threat and solid play for vampires. He is currently the Giants’ main threat in the running game since the coaching staff is easing Saquon Barkley back.

Remember vampires, dual-threat QBs are extremely valuable because of the rushing. For example, last week, Jalen Hurts had 20 points and didn’t throw a touchdown.

Justin Fields, Chicago Bears

It’s finally happening; Justin Fields is going to have his first career start. He’s probably not going to get his first win on Sunday, but he has the chance to have a decent game against the Cleveland Browns.

The Browns are allowing 28.4 points per game to quarterbacks this season.

As a Bears fan, I have watched every Fields snap and know he had one of the worst interceptions ever, but he is accurate; he had two drop balls to Allen Robinson that would have changed his relief stat line. I believe Robinson will correct that this week and help Fields thrive.

Running Backs

Ty’Son Williams, Baltimore Ravens

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Fire up Williams again because he has a matchup against the Lions, who allow the most fantasy points per game to running backs (32.9 points).

Plus, he is still leading the team in snaps among all the running backs and has performed well enough to keep that workload.

Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles

Gainwell had a poor performance in Week Two after a solid Week One, but the Dallas Cowboys matchup could be fruitful for Gainwell.

The over/under for this game is 51.5 points, one of the higher games of the week. I’ve gut feeling that Gainwell will either break off a catch or run for a touchdown because this game’s game script could turn into a blowout.

Wide Receivers

Quintez Cephus, Detroit Lions

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Quintez Cephus has a connection with Jared Goff. He had six targets in Week One and seven targets in Week Two. Plus, he has two touchdowns, so based on this early production, I think Cephus is Goff’s new Cooper Kupp.

The Ravens have surprisingly been bad at stopping wide receivers. As a result, Baltimore has allowed 31.4 fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season.

So, Cephus could quickly become this year’s DJ Chark, an excellent wide receiver on a bad team.

Zach Pascal, Indianapolis Colts

I keep wondering if Pascal will keep this touchdown streak going, but it will probably continue in Week Three against the Titans.

The Titans allow the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season (46.9 points). Unfortunately, that secondary hasn’t shown any sign of improvement. So, vampires can be confident in starting Pascal in Week Three.

Tight End

Dan Arnold, Carolina Panthers

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I’ll admit Dan Arnold is a start and pray, but he has a matchup against the Texans that could benefit vampires who take the risk and start him.

The Texans allow sixth-most fantasy points (11.9) per game to tight ends this season.

Tight end is the biggest headache for vampires, so take a chance and hope for the best.


Sterling Shepard, New York Giants

Amazingly, Shepard went undrafted in so many leagues. A player of his caliber should not be available for vampires, but he is, so let’s use him against our league mates.

Shepard has been a target machine; nine targets Week One and ten targets in Week Two. Shepard should have a massive game against the Falcons with his current target share.

Atlanta allows 30.1 fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season.

Those of you starting Daniel Jones should also begin to Shepard because that stack could pay off big time, which will result in you getting a player from our opponent.

Defense/Special Teams

Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders face off against the Dolphins, who will be without Tau Tagovailoa, and play Jacoby Brissett. If you were forced to watch any second of that game, you saw that Brissett is bad.

The Raiders defense has played tough against some good offenses and has been getting consistent pressure on quarterbacks.

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