With three weeks of NFL action having passed, we're getting a better feel for the fantasy football landscape. The pretenders are being exposed, while the stars are starting to shine bright enough for everyone to see their value. It's time for a look at who that applies to heading into Week 4.
While he played seemingly every offensive position in Week 3, Terrelle Pryor should just be labeled as an offensive weapon. With the Browns having injuries at wide receiver and quarterback, Pryor was forced to be essentially a Wildcat QB on Sunday, and he darn near carried Cleveland to their first win of 2016.
Pryor threw for 35 yards, ran for 21 more and racked up 144 yards on eight catches. It's unclear how Pryor will continue to be used in Hue Jackson's offense, especially with Josh Gordon coming off his four-game suspension soon.
Regardless, Pryor clearly has a role in this offense that’s big enough to keep him relevant in fantasy football this year.
Finding good tight ends on the waiver can prove very hard to do in a league with only 10-12 players producing consistently at this position. However, Cameron Brate could become someone who consistently shines in Tampa Bay.
With Austin Seferian-Jenkins gone, Brate is now the No. 1 tight end with no timeshare, and he thrived in that role in Week 3. Against the Rams, Brate caught five of 10 targets for 46 yards and two scores before the lightning delay with two minutes left.
Jameis Winston and Brate have developed some nice chemistry since last season, and it looks like it's reached a level that will have Brate producing like a TE1.
Oh, what a few weeks can do. In Week 1, the Rams looked like a dumpster fire that was closer to being the worst team in football than even a respectable club. Tavon Austin was part of that after totaling just 15 yards in the opener, but is starting to find a nice role in this offense now.
Over the past two games, Austin has caught 10 passes for 132 yards and one score on 10 targets. He's also rushed for 28 yards on four carries. While neither is much to get excited about, that's good production for the fourth/fifth receiver on your fantasy team.
The Chargers are once again enduring a season full of close losses and way too many injuries. The offense has already lost Danny Woodhead, Stevie Johnson and Keenan Allen to season-ending injuries, which is making Tyrell Williams a featured weapon in their offense.
Through three games, Williams has hauled in 11 passes for 201 yards and one score. That includes six grabs for 69 yards on nine targets in San Diego's Week 3 loss to the Colts. Add Williams before everyone else catches on to him.
The Bills offense had a resurgence in Week 3, but it was still without Charles Clay doing much of anything. He caught a combined seven passes for 67 yards over the first two games before failing to catch a pass in Week 3 against the Cardinals.
That was without Sammy Watkins playing and Buffalo having no clear-cut No. 2 or three options behind him. If Clay can't step up then, he probably never will for your fantasy team this year.
With Dion Lewis on PUP, there was some thought that James White could take a similar role in New England's offense, making him a decent PPR back. White got off to a good start with seven catches for 50 yards in the first two games, but caught just one pass for two yards vs the Texans in Week 3.
Even worse, White has just 35 rushing yards on eight carries through three games. With Lewis coming off PUP soon, White's role in this offense will only continue to diminish, so get rid of him and find another scat back for your team.
The Dolphins offense has finally found some rhythm over the past two games, but Jordan Cameron continues to fall out of favor. He managed to catch seven passes on 10 targets for 55 yards over the first two games, but caught just one pass for five yards on one target vs the Browns in Week 3.
Dion Sims actually got more work as Miami's top tight end, catching four balls for 46 yards on four targets. Neither tight end is worth rostering, but Cameron is the one many liked before this season. If you were among them, cut your losses now with Cameron.
Ted Ginn Jr.
The Panthers offense was a mess in Week 3 vs the Vikings, and Tedd Ginn Jr. has done nothing to help this offense in 2016. He was forced to be Carolina's No. 1 receiver last year while Kelvin Benjamin was out and Devin Funchess was a rookie. Benjamin is back now and Funchess has a year of experience under his belt, which has led to Ginn's role in this offense taking a big hit.
Through three games, Ginn has caught just six passes for 118 yards and no scores on 11 targets. His days of being a relevant fantasy receiver are probably over, so drop him and find a better option on the waiver wire this week.