Fantasy Football Week 3: Who to Start and Sit
Week 2 did not exist! It was officially the “bizzarro week.” The Patriots not only had trouble with but lost to the Cardinals. THE CARDINALS! That had to be the biggest surprise for week 2. Just goes to show you that anything can happen in the NFL.
With a less than stellar prediction last week, I think I’ll rebound for week 3. Like I said, last week was bizzare indeed! Here’s you week 3 start/sit:
Luck got his first win as an NFL QB on the road in Minnesota last week. For a rookie, he seems very poised and comfortable. So why should his progress slow down against Jacksonville? That’s right…it won’t! I think Luck has a solid 280 passing with 2 TD’s.
Matt Cassel, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
In two games against the Falcons and Bills, Cassel Has thrown for 559 yards and three TD’s. Not too shabby. New Orleans is in shambles on defense and Cassel to Bowe and McCluster should be very effective. Cassel gets 278 passing with 2 TD’s
Brandon LaFell, WR, Carloina Panthers
He’s probably still available in your league. Go get him! The Giants’ secondary is depleted, deflated, confused and young. Steve Smith will get a lot of attention leaving LaFell more targets and opportunity. LaFell has 6 receptions for 110 yards and a TD.
Dexter McCluster, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
As Matt Cassel should have a good day against the struggling Saints’ defense, so should McCluster. Dwayne Bowe demands double coverage and McCluster is quick in open space. I think he gets some quick hits and has 35 rushing yards, 5 receptions for 86 yards and a TD.
Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints
The Saints will get the ball to Sproles in the open field. He’s extremely dynamic when he touches the ball out of the backfield. He had 14 targets last week and 13 receptions. If it aint broke don’t fix it. Sproles keeps going with 45 yards rushing, 9 receptions for 90 yards and 2 TD’s against Kansas City.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts
This week against the Jaguars, Brown should get a good amount of touches. I think the Colts get the lead from the start and keep it. That means running the clock and more touches for Brown. I see him getting 95 yards rushing, 3 receptions for 38 yards and a TD.
Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo found another weapon aside from Stevie Johnson with David Nelson out. Chandler had 2 receptions for 53 yards and a TD on 5 targets. With this weeks opponent being Cleveland, everyone should be open while all eyes will be on RB C.J. Spiller. Chandler has 4 receptions for 65 yards and a TD.
Somehow, the Eagles are 2-0, while Michael Vick has been shaky. He put up stats but threw 2 picks last week against Baltimore. Arizona just beat the Patriots at home. I think Arizona carries the momentum through and limits Vick. If Phili wins, it’ll be on the ground with LeSean McCoy.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
But he’s playing Oakland, you say? Oakland is 8th in the league right now against the pass. Pittsburgh should get the lead and be content to run, limiting Big Ben’s pass attempts.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Fitzgerald has 67 yards receiving in two games. Not so hot for a WR1. I don’t think things will be any more open for Fitzgerald against the Eagles. Philadelphia is 4th against the pass.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
The Houston Texans are first in the league in team passing defense. I know Denver has Peyton Manning but Atlanta just exploited him on Monday Night Football. It certainly won’t be easier this week and Thomas should feel the affects.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings
I know I know…..How do you take Peterson out on a given week? Well, the answer is the 49ers defense. The 49ers will be keyed on Peterson all game…even when he’s on the sidelines. Peterson only had 60 yards against Indianapolis last week. The 49ers will shut him down.
Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Celek had a great game last week. Don’t think Arizona didn’t take notice. With WR Jeremy Maclin possibly out, Celek will have more attention on him.