Well hindsight is 20/20 but let’s look back on some of the Playbook War Room’s fantasy hits and misses from Week 3.
Vernon Davis, San Francisco: The War Room thought Davis would be able to get down the field more against the Cincinnati defense that struggled defending Cleveland’s tight ends in Week 2. Davis was able to spread the field for the 49ers, catching eight passes for 114 yards with a long of 39.
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville: With injuries to Jon Beason and Thomas Davis, the Playbook guys didn’t like Carolina’s front seven against the Jaguars offensive line. The y thought Jones-Drew would have success on the ground and he did, rushing 24 times for 122 yards.
Fred Jackson, Buffalo: Jackson was very productive in the Bills upset win over New England. The War Room liked his elusiveness and ability to rack up yards after contact, and thought the Bills would use Jackson as the focal point of their offense. Jackson ran for 74 yards with a 6.2 yards per carry average and a touchdown on the ground. He also caught five passes for 87 yards through the air.
Steve Smith, Carolina: The weather certainly played a part in this one as miserable conditions grounded the Panthers’ passing game. Cam Newton had thrown for over 850 yards passing in his first two games and Smith was his main target, accumulating 334 yards receiving. Playbook thought that would continue in Week 3 against Jacksonville but Newton only threw for 158 yards and Smith caught just two passes for 15 yards.
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