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2023 Steelers Week 3 Fantasy Football Recap: Wallace and Boswell Make Big Moves






For veteran cornerback Levi Wallace, Sunday night's game against the Raiders is one that he soon won't forget.


Despite having his fair share of struggles covering All-Pro receiver Davante Adams, Wallace still managed to come up big, recording four pass deflections, two interceptions (including the game winner), and six tackles. For a big-time performance, Wallace made big-time moves up the fantasy football charts. As it stands, he is currently ranked 31st among defensive backs with 34.8 fantasy points, according to FantasyPros.com.


Underneath him is All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick at 47th with 30.1 fantasy points, and veteran Patrick Peterson, who recorded his first interception of the season, currently sits 88th with 22.3 fantasy points.


Another big mover was kicker Chris Boswell, who remains perfect this season in field goal percentage. Against the Raiders, he accounted for 10 of the team's 23 points and earned a bump up to No. 15 among kickers with 28 solid fantasy points.


On the defensive line, rookie Keeanu Benton recorded his first career NFL sack and continues to impress. Though he stands 109th with 12.5 fantasy points, expect him to make big moves in the upcoming weeks. All-Pro linebacker T.J. Watt continues to show why he is a force on defense, as he recorded his second multi-sack game of the season and currently leads the NFL in the category with six. It just so happens that Watt also leads all linebackers in fantasy points with 76.5. His partner-in-crime, Alex Highsmith, failed to replicate his performance from Week 2 and moved down to No. 17 with 42.8 fantasy points.


On offense, it was a much better showing for quarterback Kenny Pickett, who finished the game with 235 passing yards, two touchdowns, and a passer rating of 108.5. Even with an improved effort, Pickett fell four spots to No. 24 with 41.5 fantasy points. His favorite target, George Pickens, fell to 21st among receivers with 29.8 fantasy points. Second-year receiver Calvin Austin III, who was on the receiving end of

a 72-yard touchdown, rose to the 48th spot with 17.7 fantasy points.


Tight end Pat Freiermuth recorded his second touchdown of the season against the Raiders and moved up an impressive 17 spots to No. 7 with 16.6 fantasy points after recording 41 passng yards with 13.7 yards per reception. Lastly, running back Jaylen Warren, who continues to show his versatility as a runner and receiver, moved past fellow running back Najee Harris to the 43rd spot with 15.6 fantasy points.

 

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