Fantasy Football Update 9/21/16: Week 3 Start/Sit Picks
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy This Week
September 21, 2016
It’s Wednesday, and around here that means it’s time to check out our Start ‘Em/ Sit ‘Em picks in the world of fantasy football. This is the Week 3 edition, and before you get your lineup cemented in let’s check out some of those borderline matchup plays and sleeper calls.
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Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens: Flacco works as a streaming QB this week, even though he’s had a pretty flimsy couple of games to kick things off. He’s scored a total of just 28 points so far.
Flacco gets a good matchup this weekend against the Jaguars, though, as Jacksonville gave up four touchdowns and 23 points to the Chargers’ Philip Rivers in Week 2.
Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions: Ebron is a nice matchup play this week as well, even though he’s been somewhat unpredictable over the first two games.
Ebron will get the Packers this week, and Green Bay has allowed a TE to score in each game this year. Even better, Ebron grabbed 10 balls with a touchdown in his two games against the Pack in 2015.
Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Diggs has been a revelation so far this year, and he’s officially in must-start territory—especially after that Packers game in Week 2 with nine grabs, 182 yards and a TD.
Diggs gets an intimidating matchup on paper (Carolina) but the Panthers haven’t quite been the dominant force on defense this year that everyone thought they’d be.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins: Jackson should have had a big game in Week 2, but Redskins QB Kirk Cousins missed him on a sure-fire touchdown. That left Jackson with just four points on the day.
Jackson relies mostly on the big plays to get points, and he probably won’t have any of those against the Giants this week. New York is a lot better on defense these days.
Tyron Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills: Taylor is facing an uphill battle this week. He’s got an ugly matchup against the Cardinals on the road, and you saw what Arizona did to Jameis Winston in Week 2.
Furthermore, Taylor’s most talented target Sammy Watkins is banged up pretty badly and Buffalo really isn’t much of a passing team. There are better options out there.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots: Blount has been pretty successful thus far through two weeks, but he runs into a buzzsaw on Thursday in the Texans defense.
Look for Houston to stack the box and force the Pats (meaning third-stringer Jacoby Brissett) to throw. Blount probably won’t get anywhere.
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