Players we're nuts about: Thielen, Johnson

Fantasy experts Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don look to these players for Week 3 excitement.

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MATT HARMON: Just like Planters is the go-to snack you crave, Yahoo Fantasy is the go-to destination to dominate your fantasy football league. And it's time to pick the players we are most nuts about this week. Dalton, tell me who's first.

DALTON DEL DON: Oh, give me Adam Thielen. I know he's coming off a very poor week 2, but he leads the NFL in air yards target share. The Vikings have ran 20 fewer plays in the next lowest team. They cannot be this bad. Minnesota's defense and run game are problems, so it's this going to lead to a ton of more looks for Thielen at home against the titans. I'm going to go out on a limb and say I'm so nuts about Thielen, he will finish as the number 1 fantasy wide receiver in week 3.

MATT HARMON: Hey, man, I don't hate that one bit. Love a good wide receiver pick. I'm also going to go wide receiver here. Diontae Johnson leads the Steelers in targets. He's one of the few guys who has double digit targets in back to back games-- 14 catches so far.

And look, I know there's a few people out there like, but his yards per target is a little low. You know, he's made some mistakes. No one cares because the Steelers don't care. They continue to feed this guy the ball.

Ben Roethlisberger's been treating him as the number 1 receiver. And this week, he gets a Houston Texans pass defense that has-- look, I realize that they face Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, and that's not great. But they still seed the third highest passer rating so far this year. Not really great when it comes to covering on the back end. I think this is the week Diontae Johnson turns some of those targets into big plays, not just short, chain moving after-the-catch sort of receptions.

So that's the players we are most nuts about this week. Make sure you get those guys in your daily fantasy team, in your regular season long fantasy team, and go out there and win. Don't forget to dominate your league with Yahoo Fantasy, and celebrate game day with uniquely satisfying Planters snacks.