Fantasy Football 2015: Week 3 Start/Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 3
September 24, 2015
It’s Thursday, and that means the NFL’s Week 3 is upon us. It also means it’s time for our weekly Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em list in the world of fantasy football, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and matchups to see which guys will be affecting our lineups for better or worse.
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Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals: The secret is officially out on Palmer, who is now the hottest QB pickup in fantasy. He’s got seven touchdowns and 492 yards on the young season with just one pick to go along with them.
Palmer is now a must-own guy in just about all fantasy leagues and a must-start in many more. He will see the 49ers this week.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills: We’re going to double up on quarterbacks this week, since many of us are scrambling for replacements due to injuries. Taylor is a nice lower-end option, as he’s coming off a 3-touchdown (and 3-pick) effort against the Pats.
Taylor will see the worse-than-advertised Miami defense this week.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jags get a tough matchup against the Patriots in Week 3, but that works in Yeldon’s favor. The team will go run-heavy as they attempt to eat up clock, and that’s worked statistically for New England opponents so far this year.
Yeldon should see a hefty workload here and a fair amount of catches as well.
Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks: What in the world are the Seahawks doing with Graham? They went out and got the former Saints TE to much fanfare this off-season, and in Week 2 that amounted to a measly two targets, one catch and 11 yards.
This week it’s a Cutler-less Bears team coming to town, so expect an easy win for Seattle highlighted by their running game.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles running game has been pretty putrid so far. Murray put up two yards on 13 attempts in Week 2--and that averages to just 5.1 inches per carry.
Murray and company will travel to Jersey to face the Jets this week and may have trouble finding a rhythm against the defensive front.
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: Speaking of disappointing rushers, Miller fits that category. He’s got 67 yards on 23 carries so far this year and hasn’t found his way to the end zone yet.
Miller left Week 2 due to an ankle injury, so he’s not 100 percent. Assuming he’s even healthy for this week, he’s not a recommended start.
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