There were quite a few surprises in Week 3 of the NFL season. For one, the Bills upset the New England Patriots and remained unbeaten. The Green Bay Packers are also proving that they are not suffering from the notorious Super Bowl hangover. It appears that the lockout has benefited the offensive side of the ball much more this season, as evidenced by big-time numbers by several offenses.
The biggest story of the weekend is perhaps the play of the Philadelphia Eagles. With yet another injury to Michael Vick (contusion on non-throwing hand), the city of "Brotherly Love” will be desperately searching for answers in Week 4.
Fantasy owners will search for answers, or a waiver wire gem, as well this week. We have a couple of WR options we recommend if your team has been hit with injures too.
Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz’s play last week was absolutely fantastic. He exploded in Week 3, scoring two TDs while leading the team in receiving yards, with 110.
The Giants' receiving corps is ravaged by injuries. In Week 2, they lost Domenik Hixon for the season and Mario Manningham suffered a concussion. Cruz is owned by just six percent of teams according to Yahoo! Sports, and he will be a very solid second WR, or flex position. In Week 4, the Giants play the Arizona Cardinals, who are ranked 25th in the league in pass defense, which will be a favorable matchup for the Giants' passing attack.
Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
This rookie out of Maryland exploded onto the scene in Week 3 at St. Louis, catching five balls for 152 yards and three TDs, with 133 yards and all three scores just in the first quarter alone. After just one game in which he saw a significant amount of playing time, Smith became the team leader in TDs, with three. Moving forward, it will be interesting to see how the coaching staff uses this explosive rookie.