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Fantasy Football Stock Watch Week 3: De’Von Achane, Derrick Henry, Joe Burrow

Jack Purpura gives an update on the biggest movers in a constantly changing fantasy football landscape.

As another week of the NFL season has passed, let’s look at which players had their stocks rise or fall the most based on their performances.

Stock Up: RB De’Von Achane, Miami Dolphins

Achane exploded for 233 total yards and four total touchdowns on Sunday against the Broncos in a performance that saw him score over 50 PPR points. While this performance will be nearly impossible to replicate, the rookie running back is a must-add in all formats and should be a solid flex play at worst this week against the Bills.

Wondering whether to start Achane in your Week 4 lineup? Check out our Weekly Fantasy Football Rankings, updated daily by Chris Kennedy, one of FantasyPros’ Top 15 Football Rankers!

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Stock Up: TE Sam LaPorta, Detroit Lions

LaPorta had a strong game on Sunday against the Falcons, catching eight of his 11 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown. The rookie has increased his targets and yardage totals every week so far this season and has quickly become a go-to option behind Amon-Ra St. Brown in the Lions’ passing attack. LaPorta continues to impress and is well on his way toward becoming one of the top fantasy tight ends as a rookie.

Stock Up: WR Keenan Allen, Wide Reciever, Los Angeles Chargers

Allen had a monster game on Sunday against the Vikings, catching 18 of his 20 targets for 215 yards while also throwing a 49-yard touchdown pass. Allen has been on fire through the first three weeks of the season. With Mike Williams now set to miss the remainder of the season due to injury, Allen is even more of a locked-in starter moving forward.

Stock Up: QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins’ offense could do basically anything they wanted on Sunday against the Broncos. Tagovailoa finished Sunday’s contest with 309 passing yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Tua should remain a strong QB1 option going forward, even this week in a tough matchup against the Bills.

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Stock Up: RB Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings

Mattison carried the ball 20 times for 93 yards and added an additional five catches for 32 yards on Sunday against the Chargers. This was Mattison’s best performance of the season so far, but it remains to be seen how the Vikings will include the newly acquired Cam Akers in their offense. Still, Mattison should see a large enough role to remain fantasy-relevant as a flex play.

Stock Down: RB A.J. Dillon, Green Bay Packers

Dillon has been underwhelming to start the 2023 season despite Aaron Jones being out the past two weeks with an injury. He rushed for just 33 yards on 11 carries last week against the Saints and is an easy fade this week against a Lions defense on a short week with Jones returning.

Stock Down: QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals’ offense has been off to a very slow start this season. Burrow was able to play Monday night against the Rams after re-aggravating a calf injury that sidelined him for most of training camp. On Monday, Burrow completed 26 of his 49 passes for 259 yards and an interception. Until the Bengals’ offense gets out of its slump and/or he recovers from his calf injury, Burrow remains a risky play.

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Stock Down: RB Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

While White has received encouraging volume this season, he struggled on the ground once again on Monday against the Eagles. White carried the ball 14 times for just 38 yards, failing to find the end zone while also losing a fumble. White remains a risky flex play until he proves he can be more efficient as a rusher.

Stock Down: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, New England Patriots

Smith-Schuster continues to struggle to find a role in the Patriots’ offense. He was held to three targets and just one catch for five yards on Sunday against the Jets. Smith-Schuster has combined for just 10 catches for 66 yards through three games. He can be comfortable benched or dropped ahead of a tough Week 4 matchup against the Cowboys.

Stock Down: RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

Henry carried the ball 11 times for just 20 yards in a blowout loss to the Browns on Sunday. Part of his lack of usage was due to the Titans playing from behind most of the game, but Henry has still been struggling to find running room through three weeks. With Tyjae Spears beginning to dip into his workload, Henry becomes a risky play if the Titans’ offense continues to struggle.

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