We are through three weeks of the NFL season, and trends are beginning to feel a bit more substantial. The Chargers have allowed 510 rushing yards and 5.8 yards per attempt this season on defense, both the worst in the NFL. Of course, they have allowed the seventh-fewest passing yards despite facing the Chiefs and Cowboys already, so this is a trade-off worth making every time, and it fits with Brandon Staley’s defensive philosophy. Speaking of passing yards, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have allowed a league-leading 1,015 passing yards on a league-high 144 attempts, fitting with their pass-funnel tendencies of having the league’s best run defense.
At the individual level, this is Cooper Kupp‘s world, and we are just living in it. See the wide receiver rankings for more details, but let’s just say that every conceivable statistic backs up his performance. While Robert Woods‘ managers wait patiently for their turn, you can likely check the team at the top of your league’s standings for the Kupp manager.
Check out my rankings for last-minute help with your waiver rankings, and you can listen to our podcast as well for more information on FAAB percentages and potential players to drop. And keep an eye out for Thursday’s Sit/Start podcast, where you can find more of my thoughts on my rankings.
Hit me up in the comments or on Twitter with any questions, and best of luck in Week 4!
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