Each week we will make predictions on who we think will potentially outperform and underperform their weekly fantasy projections. (These projections are provided by Sit or Start Fantasy Football using standard PPR scoring.) We make these predictions to help you figure out who can help you win your matchup and to nudge you in the right direction to assist in that lineup decision you’ve been sitting on all week. Let’s see who’s going to be this week’s heroes and zeroes.


First, full disclosure from our Week 2 selections:


Heroes:

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers          

Projected - 15 pts                              

Actual - 23 pts                                  


Devin Singletary, RB, Bills

Projected – 9 pts

Actual – 12 pts


Zeroes:

TJ Hockenson, TE, Lions                      

Projected -  11 pts                                  

Actual - 2 pts              


Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs

Projected - 18 pts

Actual – 11 pts


So we hit on all four of our predictions last week. Not bad but that’s only one week, so let’s see if we can repeat with our predictions for week three’s heroes and zeroes.


Heroes


Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals

Week 3 Projection: 15 pts


This week Boyd goes up against the stout Bills defense who have surrendered the sixth fewest passing yards through two weeks. With A.J. Green still out, Boyd has been a favorite of quarterback Andy Dalton. John Ross has been a big-play receiver for the Bengals so far, but per RotoBaller, Boyd’s catch percentage of 85.7% is much better than Ross’s catch percentage of 54%. Boyd will outperform this week especially with his quarterback, Andy Dalton, leading the NFL in pass completions.


Mitch Trubisky, QB, Bears

Week 3 Projection: 15 pts


After a snooze fest on the NFL’s opening night and a subpar performance last week against the Broncos where he only threw for 120 yards and zero touchdowns, Trubisky will turn it around this week against the Redskins. The Redskins defense has allowed the fourth most fantasy points to quarterbacks this year. With a date with their division opponent Vikings next week, look for the Bears and Trubisky to make a statement and finally play up to their potential this week. Trubisky will also get rid of that goose egg in the touchdown pass column this Monday night and will outperform his fantasy projection.


Zeroes


Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings

Week 3 Projection: 14 pts


Week 1 Diggs had two targets, two catches, and 37 yards. Last week against the Packers he had seven targets and only one catch, but it went for a 49-yard touchdown. This week the Vikings take on the Raiders at home. The Raiders have given up the most passing yards this season, so why will Diggs underperform? Gareon Conley. The Raiders' top cornerback has shown he can play. In Week 1, he shut down Emmanuel Sanders before getting knocked out with an injury. Last week against the Chiefs he shut down Sammy Watkins who was coming off of a 9 catch, 198 yard, and 3 touchdown performance in Week 1. Conley should be matched up on Diggs all day, and with Dalvin Cook being highly effective this year, I would not imagine Diggs getting a lot of volume this week.


Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens

Week 3 Projection: 14 pts


The number one tight end in most standard leagues, Andrews has been a beast this year. Expectations were low heading into the year with Lamar Jackson not being known as a throwing quarterback but he has surprised this year. This week the Ravens play the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, definitely not an easy task. Per TeamRankings.com, in 2018 the Chiefs allowed 35 points on the road and only 17 at home. Andrews and Marquise Brown have accounted for 66% of the Ravens’ receiving yards. Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnulo will key in on both of those players since it’s obvious the offense runs through them. Expect Andrews to underperform in what should be a shootout in KC.