2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 Stock Up/Stock Down

by Dennis Sosic
2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 Stock Up/Stock Down

Welcome Fantasy friends and foes to the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 Stock Up/Stock Down article.

How does your fantasy team look so far? While we are only two weeks into the season, fantasy managers still need to pinpoint the trends and how those trends can improve your rosters.

The two weeks have identified players that fantasy managers should keep a close eye but whose Stock has moved up? Which players are you worried about already? Find out whose Stock has gone up and which ones have their stock sinking in the latest Stock Up/Stock Down.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 3 Stock Up/Stock Down

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Stock Up

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins

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The much-maligned Tua Tagovailoa had his best game as a pro when down 28-7 at halftime to the Baltimore Ravens. He led a ferocious comeback for his most significant win as a Miami Dolphin. . Tagovailoa tied a Dolphins single-game record with six passing touchdowns and finished with 469 passing yards.

Tua made a huge step as far as his teammates trusting him and maybe even some fantasy managers.

James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

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James Robinson is a great story. He displays what hard work looks like. After tearing his Achilles late last season, the Jaguars feared they would not see Robinson until midseason. However, Robinson has other plans and worked his butt off to prepare for Week 1 of this season.

The Jaguars were already holding their breath for the return of Travis Etienne, and while he made a full recovery from foot surgery, Robinson has outplayed Etienne and is now the lead back for the Jaguars. Robinson has rushed for over 60 yards in each game this season, scoring three total touchdowns. Hopefully, fantasy managers had faith in Robinson entering their drafts this season.

Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons

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The Atlanta Falcons needed another weapon to help their ultra-talented tight end Kyle Pitts. They believe they found that weapon with their 2022 first-round selection Drake London. London was the first wide receiver selected with the eighth pick and has lived up to his draft capital.

London has developed chemistry with quarterback Marcus Mariota and has established himself as the go-to guy in the Falcons' offense through two games. The former Trojan has produced 13 catches on 19 targets for 160 yards and one score across two games.

His stock continues to rise, and once the Falcons figure out how to get the ball to Kyle Pitts more often, London will become an even more significant threat.

Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets

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We witnessed the coming-out party of former Buckeye Garrett Wilson in the New York Jets come from behind win against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2. After catching four passes for 52 yards in their blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1, Wilson exploded onto the fantasy scene in Week 2 and has developed quite a chemistry with veteran signal-caller Joe Flacco.

Wilson produced eight catches on 14 targets for 102 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner on Sunday. The Jets have weapons in the offense with sophomore wideout Elijah Moore, veteran wide receiver Corey Davis, and the running back duo Michael Carter and rookie Breece Hall. However, Wilson stood out head and shoulders above them on his way to establishing himself as the WR1 in the Jets' offense.

Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Commanders

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Logan Thomas was questionable to start the season after suffering a torn ACL late last season. However, Thomas did return in Week 1 with modest results, but Thomas was able to score in Week 2 and record his second consecutive three-catch outing.

Thomas is a good streaming option for fantasy managers, especially considering how quarterback Carson Wentz is playing right now. Combine that with the weapons in the Commander's offense, and you have fantasy potential that should not be ignored.

Stock Down

Matt Ryan, QB, Indianapolis Colts

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Preseason projections were excited to see the Indianapolis Colts bring in veteran Matt Ryan to lead the Colts offense. This was supposed to be an upgrade over Carson Wentz, who played well at times but killed the team's playoff chances with some offensive play at the end of the season. So are we sure that Matt Ryan is an upgrade over Carson Wentz?

Hard to answer yes to that question when Wentz has thrown for 300 yards in each game and seven passing touchdowns this season. On the other hand, Ryan produced an 83.1 passing rating in their 20-20 tie with the Houston Texans in Week 1, then completed only 53 percent of his passes on the way to getting shut out by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Not sure which NFL quarterback's stock is lower right now?

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans

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The writing was on the wall when the Tennessee Titans selected quarterback Malik Wills in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. However, the clock is ticking for Tannehill to remain under center for the Titans. On Monday night, Tannehill was removed late in their blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills. A sight that fantasy managers and Titans fans should get used to.

Tannehill will play well against the bottom dweller teams, but good defenses make him nervous. His latest escapade, combined with his downward spiral last season, makes it pretty evident that Willis is the future, and we will see the rookie leading the Titan's offense before the end of this season.

Chase Edmonds, RB, Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins running back Chase Edmonds was one of the most popular sleepers picks this season. His pass-catching skills and wide zone running style fit in perfectly with the new head coach Mike McDaniel. However, it has not turned that into fantasy production.

Edmonds is averaging 3.4 yards per carry across two games while catching five passes for 48 yards. His starting role has been taken over by the former 49er Raheem Mostert, who has a relationship with Mike McDaniel. That familiarity has led to Mostert taking over the lead role with 11 carries in Week 2 and Edmonds taking a back seat even with the Dolphins trailing 28-7 at halftime.

Fantasy managers should consider benching Edmonds until the inevitable Mostert injury.

Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears

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To say Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney is off to a slow start is a vast understatement. So—how do two catches for four yards across two games sound? Mooney was a highly sought-after sleeper option this season, and the Bears' woes in the passing game have killed those sleeper ideas.

The Bears' passing offense is offensive, with a league-low 28 passes attempted in two games, especially considering that the Bears trailed throughout both games. Hard to imagine that this type of infertility will move forward to these lows, but the offense has a huge hill to climb, and Justin Fields can only do so much when the Bears' offensive coaches handcuff him.

Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons

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Kyle Pitts arrived last season with so much helium that it would be almost impossible to live up to the hype. However, Pitts certainly did give it a shot. Pitts became only the second tight end to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in his rookie season and proved to be a matchup nightmare. The only negative was that he scored only one touchdown. A point of emphasis made Pitts a positive regression candidate for fantasy managers.

Unfortunately, Pitts has been quite a disappointment already this season. He currently ranks 15th among tight ends in targets after two games. Not sure how the Atlanta Falcons coaches can justify that, but we have to believe the ultra-talented Pitts will break out this season.

Although, consider this: now his stock is down enough that astute fantasy managers are making trade offers for him now.


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