W2Mnet Fantasy Football Week Three Starts and Sits
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Philip Rivers SD @ IND
Rivers has kept his offense moving strong for the last two weeks. He has five touchdowns under his belt already and I expect at least a few more in this match-up against the Indianapolis Colts. We should see him pick apart a Colts defensive backfield that has very few healthy bodies to go around.
Ben Roethlisberger PIT @ PHI
Big Ben has been on fire so far this season. Over the last 2 games he has passed for over 500 yards and six touchdowns. I expect another great day for Roethlisberger as he plays a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has not been tested against a high powered offense like the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Eli Manning NYG vs WAS
He may not be a touchdown leader yet, but he is racking up passing yards with 575 yards of them in two games. The Washington Redskins has had a difficult time, opposite Josh Norman, defending the pass. Manning should have a great day through the air with all his big play talents on offense.
A FEW GOOD MEN
Drew Brees NO, Marcus Mariota TEN, Andrew Luck IND
Dak Prescott DAL, Ryan Tannehill MIA, Jay Cutler CHI
Tyrod Taylor BUF vs ARI
We have seen Taylor have some success against a strong defense, like last week’s match-up with the New York Jets. My biggest worry is that we may have seen a mirage last week against a familiar division rival. If you have a better match-up with another quarterback take it, cause I see too many negatives in taking a risk against a solid Arizona Cardinals defense.
Carson Wentz PHI vs PIT
Wentz has looked very good against two subpar defenses. This is his first real test of the season. If he can make the Steelers defense look as bad as the Bears and Browns did, perhaps he’s for real. If he’s your best option you obviously have to play him. However, I’d say look elsewhere if possible.
Sam Bradford MIN @ CAR
Last Sunday night, Bradford shined in his first start as a Minnesota Vikings. It will be hard to match that performance against a hard nosed Panthers defense. Adrian Peterson’s injury will make life harder on him, as that situation just puts a bigger target on Sam Bradford.
Jacoby Brissett NE vs HOU
Fantasy owners are considering adding Brissett, if nothing more than to just help for one week. Do not buy into his success following Garoppolo’s injury. He may not flop in his first start, but we do know J. J. Watt and the Houston Texans will make life hard for him.
Andy Dalton CIN, Blaine Gabbert SF, Alex Smith KC
DeMarco Murray TEN vs OAK
Murray had a solid game last week against the Detroit Lions. He should have a bigger game against a deplorable Oakland Raiders defense. Derrick Henry may steal some carries, but Murray will make it up in receptions.
Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs CHI
I get it, Elliott fumbled twice last week, but he still nabbed a touchdown and close to 100 yards. This week he faces a Chicago Bears defense that is not the best at stopping the run. This could be the rookie’s breakout game.
DeAngelo Williams PIT @ PHI
Week in and week out Williams proves to be valuable for fantasy owners. This week could be a big game for him stats wise. He will be facing an untested Eagles defense that has yet to see an offense the caliber of the Steelers.
Melvin Gordon SD @ IND
Gordon has been proving all his critics wrong the first two games of the season. I expect he will make it three weeks in a row. The Indianapolis Colts defense has some serious injury issues and the San Diego Chargers should be able to utilize Gordon on the ground or air.
A FEW GOOD MEN
Todd Gurley LA, Eddie Lacy GB, Jeremy Langford CHI
Theo Riddick DET, Charles Sims TB, TJ Yeldon JAX
LeGarrette Blount NE vs HOU
Houston will probably focus on shutting down Blount with the New England Patriots starting an inexperienced Brissett at quarterback. Blount will get plenty of carries, but his success might be stifled by the Texans. He is a big risk or reward option this week.
Jerick McKinnon MIN @ CAR
With Adrian Peterson sidelined, McKinnon is having to shoulder a majority of the carries for the Vikings. His walked into one of the toughest tasks any running back in the league could be asked to overcome. The Panthers will make life hard on him all day long.
Matt Jones WAS @ NYG
This might be a no brainer, but avoid Jones. Some fantasy owners are holding on to hope that he might break out. Down the line he just might do that, but it most likely will not be against the front the New York Giants have.
Isaiah Crowell CLE, Carlos Hyde SF, LeSean McCoy BUF
Jordy Nelson GB vs DET
One of Aaron Rodgers favorite targets, Jordy Nelson has eased back into his groove. We should see him shine against the division rival Lions. If nothing else, I know Nelson will get plenty off receptions for PPR owners.
Dez Bryant DAL @ CHI
Bryant has been a sink or swim fantasy player for a while. Though, it seems as if Dak Prescott has a great connection with him. This could mean good things for Dez Bryant owners, as Bryant faces a less than great Bears defense.
Allen Robinson JAX vs BAL
Blake Bortles has had his struggles this year, but has managed to get his wide receiving corps the ball. Allen Robinson should be one of Bortles biggest targets. The Jacksonville Jaguars face a Baltimore Ravens defense that is not exactly keeping teams out of the red zone.
Sterling Shepard NYG vs WAS
Shepard has had as good of a start to the season, as any of his teammate receivers. Odell Beckham will be getting plenty of attention from Josh Norman. That will open things up for Shepard to have a big game.
A FEW GOOD MEN
Antonio Brown PIT, Pierre Garcon WAS, Travis Benjamin SD
Quincy Enunwa NYJ, Phillip Dorsett IND, Devante Parker MIA
Stefon Diggs MIN @ CAR
I know the waiver wire lit up with fantasy owners scrambling to add him after his big game Sunday night. The Panthers are going to stress out Sam Bradford, which in turn will cause Diggs to slump in production.. I think Diggs will be fine later, but this a bad match-up for him.
Jeremy Maclin KC vs NYJ
The Chiefs have had their share of offensive woes. Things will not get any better against the Jets defense that packs a bunch. Beware of Jeremy Maclin in this match-up and see if you have any better options.
Tavon Austin LA @ TB
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a rough Week two as they were blown out. This could be bad news for Tavon Austin. He could have a few big plays, but I think it could mean very little points wise for your team.
Torrey Smith SF @ SEA
The Seattle Seahawks have struggled early, but defense is the one area where they are still strong. Torrey Smith is going to have to fight to get open all game. I would avoid him at all costs.
Robert Woods BUF, Emmanuel Sanders DEN, Eric Decker NYJ
Dennis Pitta BAL @ JAX
Joe Flacco has rekindled his connection with Dennis Pitta. If you play in a PPR, Pitta is a must start. He should continue to have success against a struggling Jaguars defense.
Jared Cook GB vs DET
Cook has yet to break out, but this could be his chance. I like divisional match-ups, because those teams know each other. The Lions will be focused on many of the Packers’ weapons, which could open up things for Cook.
Jordan Reed WAS @ NYG
Reed could have a treat in front of him. The Giants have a great front four on defense, but their linebackers are not so great. It would not surprise me to see a big game from him.
A FEW GOOD MEN
Antonio Gates SD, Jacob Tamme ATL, Jason Witten DAL
Larry Donnell NYG, Zach Ertz PHI, Delanie Walker TEN
Gary Barnidge CLE @ MIA
Last week Josh McCown was injured and is ruled out against the Miami Dolphins. This does not give me confidence he will do that much with a young quarterback. Cody Kessler may find him, but it may be for very minimal yards.
CJ Uzomah CIN vs DEN
Andy Dalton is not focusing on his tight ends. That is a big reason why you need to bench him. The bigger reason is that Uzomah will be facing the Broncos defense.
Travis Kelce KC vs NYJ
Kelce is usually a must start, but this week will be a different story. The Jets will be rushing Alex Smith all day and Kelce may get stuck pass blocking. Just be aware he may not be his normal fantasy stud self.
Charles Clay BUF vs ARI
Tyrod Taylor will be having to make quick decisions in this match-up. You might think that works in Clay’s favor. If you ask me, nothing is in your favor against the Cardinals defense.
Martellus Bennett NE, Garrett Celek SF, Kyle Rudolph MIN
Dan Bailey DAL
Matt Prater DET
Dustin Hopkins WAS
Roberto Aguayo TB
Nick Folk NYG
Mason Crosby GB
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