Week 3 Start’em Or Sit’em

QB

Start Em

Eli Manning- Russell Wilson put up 300 passing yards against the Panthers.  Should translate to a little over 400 for Eli.  Plus his receiving core and TE are the strongest he’s ever had.

Andy Dalton- Dalton should have to put the ball in the air a whole lot Sunday against Green Bay.  You know his counterpart Aaron Rodgers will be, should be a good day for both QBs.

Matt Stafford- Stafford will enjoy Washington’s poor excuse for a defense this week.  He’s just about a must start for any owner who drafted him but I wanted to place emphasis on the points you can expect from him this week anyway.

Sit Em

Tom Brady- I’m waiting for Rob Gronkowski to get healthy before I put Brady back in my lineup.  If you have someone like Eli, Vick or Dalton backing him up I highly recommend going in that direction.

Ben Roethlisberger- That offensive line is horrid, 5 new starters after Pouncey went down.  Heath Miller’s return should help a little but bottom line is Ben’s in for a tough year.

RB

Start Em

Knowshon Moreno- Moreno’s coming off a statement game, he’s the guy for now in Denver.  He’ll get the lion share of touches against Oakland and while the Raiders defense has been formidable there’s a good chance Moreno will find the endzone.

Bernard Pierce- The Ravens big bruising backup RB is starting with Rice hurt, even if Rice is active I still like Pierce more.  The Ravens need him this week.

Joique Bell- If Reggie Bush is inactive look out.  Bell is a top 10 play, top 20 even with Bush active.

Giovani Bernard- Bernard came alive last week and in a game with the Packers the passing down RB should see the field a lot.

Sit Em

Maurice Jones-Drew- First off he’s hurt.  Adding to that Jacksonville is playing in Seattle.  Don’t play a single Jaguar this week.

Ray Rice- Rice may be active, but I doubt he gets the time he usually sees battling a hip injury.

Reggie Bush- Reggie may also be active but he’s nursing 3 separate injuries at the moment and I’d advise against playing him.

Fred Jackson- Jackson has scored some points early this year, but CJ Spiller woke up last week and I think he’ll see the majority of touches from here on out.  Plus it’s  a tough matchup against the Jets.

WR

Start Em

Anquan Boldin- Boldin needs a bounce back game after a tough one in Seattle.  Vernon Davis is hurt and will likely not play however even if he does he won’t be 100% making Anquan the 49ers’ number one target.

Julian Edelman- Edelman is a must start as long as Amendola is out and he’ll still be starter quality when he’s back.  He’s a sure bet for 7-8 receptions and most likely 10+.

DeAndre Hopkins- This rookie’s the real deal.  Shaub already in rhythm with the young WR, I expect good production from Hopkins moving forward, especially this week with Andre Johnson active, but banged up.

Michael Floyd- I like Michale Floyd this week.  He’s been so close to big weeks the past 2 so it’s onlyright he gets on the same page with Carson in week 3.  He’ll score.

Sit Em

Antonio Brown- Brown has a tough matchup this week against Chicago.  Whether Tillman or Jennings covers him it’s still a mismatch in the defense’s favor.

Cecil Shorts- Once again don’t start any Jaguars, Shorts is a name many will think about.  In Seattle, I’d go in another direction.

Josh Gordon- This one is tough.  They will be behind and passing a lot.  But it’s his first game back from suspension and Brian Hoyer is his QB.  Who?

Eddie Royal- 5 TDs in his first 2 games had fantasy owners hit the waiver wire like never before.  I don’t see how the Titans let Royal beat them this week, the jury’s out on this guy.

 

TE

Start Em

Jason Witten- Witten was needed to help with pass protection for most of last week’s game.  I expect he bounces back in a big way.

Greg Olsen- Greg Olsen is Newton’s favorite target even over Steve Smith the speedy WR.  Giants always get killed by TEs this week will be no different.

Sit Em

Fred Davis- Davis is disappearing this year.  It looks as though his job has been won over by rookie Jordan Reed.

Brandon Pettigrew- This is another talented TE who has virtually disappeared this year.  In a pass heavy offense he looked to catch about 70 balls coming into this year.  He’d be lucky to catch 40 at this point.

 

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