Cash Game Stack
Taylor Heinicke ($5,900) / Logan Thomas ($4,900)
Taylor Heinicke has put up some respectable numbers vs. quality defenses in the Buffalo Bills & the L.A. Chargers. He isn’t a household name type of quarterback that's typically on people’s radars, but this week he could get reach his ceiling/potential by facing a lowly defense in Atlanta. Terry McLaurin will be the go-to guy for most looking at Washington stacks here, but I’m instead going to pivot to Logan Thomas and Heinicke in a low-owned stack. The Falcons are ranked 27th in the league vs. the tight end position and "LT3" is clearly Heinicke’s #2 guy in this passing offense. Antonio Gibson isn’t 100% either, and you have to wonder if he will get a high number of touches due to his questionable tag throughout the week. That could put Heinicke in a situation to throw the ball even more than most might expect in Week 4. McLaurin might draw some coverage from Falcons' CB AJ Terrell as well, who has showed some promise yet many might not know how good he is. After 3 full weeks, WFT's passing attack is going through two main guys.
Sneaky GPP Running Back
Miles Sanders ($6,400)
Miles Sanders left Week 3 disappointing fantasy owners with only 2 carries and 27 yards. Throughout this past week the Philadelphia media has put the flame to Nick Siranni for his poor play calling management and even if the Eagles find themselves behind here, Siranni could make it a point to get Sanders very close to 15 touches in this game to make up for last week's anomaly. Kansas City is at the bottom of the league in rush defense, ranking second to last, and this should give Siranni the motivation and opportunity to right his wrongs. We could end up with Sanders being relatively low-owned and under the radar with a high ceiling for GPP tourneys. His passing game usage is also still solid despite Kenneth Gainwell's presence.
High Ceiling Defense
New Orleans Saints ($3,800)
The Saints should have very low ownership this week. They're back at home and are tied for tops in the league in turnover differential in the NFL. The New York Giants, on the other hand, are hurt at wide receiver right now putting Daniel Jones in a tough spot. Jones hasn’t thrown an interception all season long, but he will still find it difficult to find open receivers with Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard both out. In Week 1 the Saints showed just how strong they can be defensively by shutting out/shutting down Aaron Rodgers, and now they get an actual home game with a crowd against a far inferior QB/offense. Last week the Saints very quietly put up 20 fantasy points on the road in Foxboro, and even despite their pick six they still exceeded expectations as New England isn’t an easy place to achieve good defensive stats. The Saints got to Mac Jones for 3 Interceptions and 2 sacks along with a defensive/special teams touchdown, and the fact we're projecting possible sub-1% ownership means they're a viable in cash games AND tournaments.