Let’s go back to Week #2. Sometimes Fantasy Football can be a CrapShoot. Looking back at my picks for Fantasy Start Ems and Sit Ems from last week….one would probably say WTF does this guy have any business playing Fantasy. In fact, My own Team Da Birds in the Echo Beach Fantasy League (CBS SPORTS) is 0-2. No problem here…I have been in this spot many a years prior and ended up finishing on top. Alright…Enough Bullshit….let’s get to the gist of this Blog. Here is my breakdown of Must Start/ Must Sit by position for Week #3:
QB- RJ3 ( Washington plays Cincinnati and they are at home for this contest. Teams have been able to throw the ball against the Bengals. Look for RJ3 to have a huge day), Matthew Stafford (Detroit is playing Tennessee and they are due for a breakout game all around on offense….Stafford will shine today on the road), Drew Brees (Brees has been a disappointment thus far so I am expecting a big passing day against a weak Kansas City Secondary. Both of these teams struggle to play Defense, so expect Brees to put up some solid numbers on the day), Tony Romo (Dallas is at home against Tampa Bay, who just gave up over 500 yards through the air last Sunday…look for Romo to attack their mistake prone secondary early and often), Matt Cassel (Kansas City should be able to exploit the New Orleans Defense, which has been non existent the first 2 Weeks).
RB- CJ Spiller (As I stated in my previous post…I am expecting a career day from Spiller who is seeing the majority of carries for Buffalo, while Fred Jackson slowly mends on the sideline. Spiller is a 2 Dimensional back and will put up huge numbers today…book it), Demarco Murray (Another Fantasy new comer that should have NJ problem against Tampa Bay and their last ranked defense), LeSean McCoy ( As I said…I refuse to be a homer…last week I had McCoy sitting against a usual tough Baltimore Run Defense. However, McCoy proved why he was taken First in many leagues this year with another solid game. Never pick this guy to sit again this year!), Maurice Jones-Drew (After missing the entire pre-season, MJD is due for a breakout game…he always performs well against rivals so what better rival than Indy…He will be featured on the ground and will also do some damage with the screen play today), Alfred Morris (Morris has quickly become the Redskins starting running back and should be able to tear up a very weak Cincy run defense.)
WR- Miles Austin (Miles has 2 100 yard game weeks in a row while nursing a groin injury. Look what Giants receivers did last week to Tampa Bay and Austin owners should be salivating this week. The entire Dallas Offense is a Must Start today), Dwayne Bowe (Throwing the ball on New Orleans should be a priority today as Kansas City tries to upset the Saints on the road…expect Bowe to have at least 100 yards and a touchdown in this matchup), Marques Colston (Any receiver in this game should be starting today, at least as a Flex Option), Calvin Johnson (Megatron has been injured so far…but expect him to have a stellar day today and finally earn his spot as the Number 1 Fantasy Receiver in the Game), Larry Fitzgerald ( He always plays big against Philly and this contest will be no different. Arizona is at home and should be playing from behind so they will throw the ball quite often.)
TE- Vernon Davis (Going into week #3 Davis is the number one point scorer at Tight End and he should continue his stellar season against a very weak Vikings Secondary), Jason Witten (As stated start all Cowboys today), Grontkowski ( With Hernandez out with an injury for a few weeks…look for the Patriots to feature Gronk early and often…Baltimore showed a weakness against the pass against Philly so Tom Brady should be able to utilize his Tight End), Brent Celek ( Celek is looking like he did a few years back when he was a Fantasy Stud…With both Eagles receivers having some injury problems…look for Vick to use his Tight End as his number 1 Weapon on Sunday in Tempe), Tony Gonzalez ( Gonzalez is like the Energizer Bunny…he should do well against a porous Chargers Pass Defense.)
K- David Akers ( The Eagles must be kicking themselves today for letting Akers walk as he has been resurgent for the Upstart 49ers), Jason Hanson (Detroit will put up a decent amount of points and sometimes struggles in the Red Zone, so there should be some Field Goals in this one), Adam Vinnatieri (He may be a lock for the Hall of Fame and Indy always has exciting games against their rival Jacksonville…he should put up decent numbers on Sunday), Alex Henry (The Eagles will score often but will struggle in the Red Zone as always so Henry should have a very busy day today), Mason Crosby (Seattle has a very underrated Secondary so they should bend but not break in this contest. I actually have them as my upset team over the Packers so Crosby should be very busy as Green Bay will settle for multiple Field Goals.)
D- San Francisco (Number 1 and won’t change), Philadelphia (They should be able to wreak havoc against their former QB Kevin Kolb), Pittsburgh ( They have their Mojo back so expect them to punish the Raiders weak passing game), Miami (Their Defense is playing solid in all facets of the game and should have Sanchez running for his life), (Chicago-At home I think they put a hurting on St. Louis an their young offense.)
QB- Mark Sanchez (He will be on his ass guaranteed), Carson Palmer ( Probably the biggest disappointment this year), Jake Locker ( Detroit has a Great pass rush and should be in the youngster’s face all day), Kevin Kolb ( The Eagles should limit Kolb who may get some garbage points at the end of the game), Sam Bradford (Chicago’s Offense may be inconsistent but they are still Fantasy Studs against the Pass…Although Btadford had a career day last week look for him to come back down to earth this week…look what the Bears did to Aaron Rodgers.)
RB- Adrian Peterson (He is not the same back and he is facing the League’s toughest Defense), Michael Turner (A disappointment and going against a much improved Chargers Defense), Shonn Greene (You just cannot run against the Dolphins Defense…that seems to be a given every year), Cedric Benson (I have the Seahawks upsetting Green Bay on their home turf and a big part of that will be the ability to shut down the run…they held Murray of the Cowboys to 44 all purpose yards last week), Ben Tate ( The Broncos are 5th against the run, so Tate should come back to reality.)
WR- Vincent Jackson (The Cowboys have not given up a passing Touchdown in 2 weeks), Santonio Holmes ( He is embarrassing in his past 5 games against Miami…don’t chance him this week to break that trend), Greg Jennings (Seattle will give the Packers fits and Jennings has been an underachiever so far this year…wait another week), Eric Decker (Houston is playing stellar on both sides of the ball and Decker has not shown his worth thus far), Wes Welker (He has not faired well against Baltimore…they may be the only team to limit him under 100 yard receiving consistently and today will be no different.
TE- Jacob Tamme, Marcedes Lewis, Fred Davis, Jermichah Finley ( I would stay away from Green Bay this week against the Seahawks dominant Defense…holding Tight Ends hostage), Scott Chandler (Buffalo will pound the ball with it’s fierce rushing attack).
K- Sebastian Janikowski, Justin Tucker, Matt Prater, Greg Zurlein, Nick Folk.
Defense-Broncos, Bengals, St. Louis, Arizona, Baltimore.
Ok so these are my Week #3 Fantasy Studs and Duds. Should be an exciting week. In other sports news…Roy Halladay may have had his worst start of his career at the most inauspicious time of the year. Meanwhile, Dickey got Win #19 and Gio Gonzalez got Win #20. Dickey is my CY YOUNG pick hands down. Gonzalez has been great but he is not the only reason the Nats are going to make the postseason. Without Dickey, the Mets could have lost 100 games this year. He is a pimp. Hockey still in the toilet and they are slowly making themselves look foolish.