Fantasy Football 2014: Week 3 Start/Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 3
September 18, 2014
Week 3 will be getting started in the NFL tonight, and that means it’s time for our latest edition of Start/Sit in the world of fantasy football. We’ve got the usual round of noteworthy players who should be on your radar this morning, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and matchups to see who you should be starting and benching.
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Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: We’re drinking the Kirk Cousins Kool-Aid just like everyone else this week, and he looks like a solid option heading into a big game against the Eagles. Cousins is coming off a 250-yard, two-touchdown performance and should eclipse those totals here. He’s a definite consideration for the QB-strapped in fantasy.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Bradshaw is quickly overtaking Trent Richardson as the RB of choice in the Colts backfield, and that’s great news for his fantasy owners. Bradshaw has been a red-zone fixture and is a highly useful tool in the passing game. With Indy needing a win in Jacksonville, expect him to come up big.
Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins: Wallace entered this fantasy season as a borderline WR2 or flex and has emerged into a definite starting lineup candidate. He’s got touchdowns in both games thus far, and more importantly has remained a steady fixture of the Miami passing game. He’ll see Kansas City this weekend and you should absolutely have him active for that one.
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots: So far this season, Brady has looked very, well, un-Brady-like. He’s got just two touchdowns and 398 yards passing in two games thus far, and he probably won’t be doing much against Oakland this weekend. If you have the luxury of another option, you might look that way.
Chris Johnson, RB, New York Jets: We don’t like the way the Monday night matchup between the Bears and Jets is shaping up. Johnson is coming off a woeful outing in Week 2 and will try to bounce back here. That said, with Eric Decker ailing, the Jets will have no passing attack to speak of. That means Chicago will key in on Johnson and fellow RB Chris Ivory, probably with disastrous results for fantasy owners.
Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens: It’s been a disappearing act for Smith so far in Baltimore, and it’s hurting his fantasy owners big-time. He’s lost out on targets to another Smith--Steve--and the rest of the now-healthy Ravens aerial attack. Smith will also be going up against Joe Haden of the Browns this week, who is one of the best corners out there.
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