Bottom 5 Passing Matchups Week 3

Footballguys Staff takes you through the Bottom 5 Passing Matchups for Week 3


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Buffalo vs LA Rams

The Bills stunned the fantasy world in Week 2, winning a second straight game on the back of a potent downfield attack. Knocked constantly for his raw passing skills, Josh Allen has opened his third season on a tear, throwing for 312 and 417 yards, with 6 touchdowns, through 2 weeks. Allen is a fearless downfield passer, always looking downfield for the big play, and he’s showing subtle developments in his footwork and timing when he does. It helps, of course, that he throws to two gifted wideouts in Stefon Diggs and John Brown - and that he’s opened the year against the ultra-soft secondaries of the Jets and Dolphins.

The Rams boast a star-studded pass defense, and they’ve unsurprisingly opened the year in dominant fashion. They’ve stifled both Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz, allowing just 6.2 yards per attempt and a single touchdown. The Rams’ big names have yet to be contained; Aaron Donald demands constant double-teams but still causes havoc, while Jalen Ramsey continues to lock down big plays from each opponent’s top wideout. Donald posted one of the most dominant individual defensive games in recent memory in Week 1, knocking Prescott down four times, then tied up double- and triple-teams from the Eagles’ front line. He frees up teammates like Michael Brockers and Leonard Floyd to help push the pocket and force ugly downfield throws. Since Ramsey joined the Rams in mid-2019, only a single opposing No. 1 receiver (Julio Jones, in Ramsey’s first game) has cracked 90 yards. He’ll likely spend much of Week 3 trailing Diggs across the field, capping Allen’s big-play upside noticeably in the process. That should push most of Allen’s action into the slot, making another 300-yard eruption seem unlikely.

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