Fantasy Football: 5 Potential Sleepers For Week 3 Of 2016 NFL Season

Timothy Downs

Identifying sleepers is paramount in fantasy football, as the NFL's premier players typically perform at a similar level each week. Thus, it's the guys who round out your roster who oftentimes decide whether you flounder, or bask in victorious glory.

Many fantasy football owners are in a tough spot as we head into Week 3 of the 2016 NFL season, as injuries have rendered them in need of finding value in unexpected places.

While it's undoubtedly difficult to overcome losing a starter, it's not impossible. With that in mind, here's a look at five potential fantasy football sleepers who could provide tremendous value in Week 3.

Quincy Enunwa, WR -- New York Jets

Third-year wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is quietly having a solid season for the New York Jets. In Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Enunwa tallied an impressive seven receptions for 54 yards and one TD, and followed his surprise showing with six receptions for 92 yards in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills.

Erick Decker was also limited at times during practice this week for the Jets. Even if Marshall ultimately gives it a go on Sunday, it's fair to assume Enunwa will see an increase in workload in Week 3 against a Chiefs defense that has been far from impressive this season.

Thus, don't be surprised if Quincy delivers a monster stat line.

Phillip Dorsett, WR -- Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts caught a tough break in Week 2.'s Chris Wesseling reported on Wednesday that Colts WR Donte Moncrief will be out four to six weeks with a fractured shoulder blade.

Phillip is primed for a big game, and I believe he will deliver.

Charles Sims, RB -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers

According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers will be without starting running back Doug Martin for the next three weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury suffered in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Auman expects Tampa Bay to rely on the combination of Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers.

"The Bucs will have to rely on a combination of Charles Sims, who had more than 1,000 total yards as their No. 2 back last season, and Jacquizz Rodgers, who was signed as a free agent last week and played for coach Dirk Koetter for three years in Atlanta."

Marcus Mariota, QB -- Tennessee Titans

Marcus Mariota is oftentimes overlooked by fantasy football players. This trend occurrs mainly because the Tennessee Titans don't have a national following and most NFL aficionados simply don't see enough of him in live game action.

But make no mistake: Mariota is off to a solid start to his young career. In Week 2 against the Detroit Lions, Marcus tallied a respectable 238 yards and two TDs, including one go-ahead, fourth quarter touchdown pass that ultimately proved to be the difference in the game.

Dennis Pitta, TE -- Baltimore Ravens

After missing the entire 2015 NFL season with a devastating hip injury, it appears as if Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta could be back as a regular contributor in fantasy football.

Most importantly, where fantasy football is concerned, Joe Flacco targeted Pitta a team high 12 times, further proving the importance of Dennis' role in Baltimore's offense.

In Week 3 against Jacksonville, you can expect Pitta to be targeted right around 10 times and finish with another impressive stat line.

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