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Start Em’ or Bench Em’ Fantasy Football Week 3

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Welcome to our 3rd installment of Start ‘em and Sit ‘em.  I try and not call out obvious decisions and make this productive for possible decisions that fantasy owner have to make.  We have done with for a few years with good results and great feedback.  Hopefully you somehow avoided the injury/suspension carnage last week.  Last week we went back to earth a bit  going 5-5 in the Start ‘Em  and crushed it in the Sit “em going 11-0.  Please feel free to direct any questions to me either below or on Twitter.   Let’s get to this week’s list;

Start ‘Em

  • Ryan Tannehill – He has not been impressive but at home versus a pretty awful Chiefs defense, this should be his week.
  • Colin Kaepernick – While the Crds have had a good start, Kap has always killed them in their building for almost 20 points a game in fantasy world.
  • Kirk Cousins – He is in an offense which fits his game perfectly and with his weapons, start him confidently.
  • Jay Cutler – The Jets may have the worst secondary in the NFL and expect Cutler to continue his hot hand and looking ahead has a great schedule moving forward.
  • Ahmad Bradshaw – Its easy to see him being the more talented RB,  start him before he breaks down from the heavy usage.
  • Matt Asiata – He is not pretty but he is productive and is a great blocker and is well ahead of Mckinnon at this point plus he gets the Saints who are pretty awful.
  • Chris Ivory- He is also the better back on the Jets and against a weak Bears defense should have a good day.
  • Bobby Rainey – He has been announced the starter, ripped up the Rams and may get a worse run defense in the Falcons this week.
  • Michael Crabtree – He has played well in the past vs the Cards and last week’s break out should continue.
  • DeSean Jackson – This is a revenge game versus the Eagles and should take advantage of his new QB.
  • Marques Colston – He was shut out last week so I would expect Brees to overcompensate and get him the ball early and often.
  • Delanie Walker – He does play a tough Bengals defense but is near the lead in targets and is Locker’s favorite target.
  • Charles Clay – He got 8 targets last week and is a sneaky play against the Chiefs who have issues defending the tight end.


Bench ‘Em

  • Tom Brady – He does have a nice matchup but he does not look right and if they get a large lead early, I would not expect much production
  • Tony Romo – He is another who does not look healthy and on the road against a defense that should break out in the Rams, there are much better options this week.
  • Reggie Bush – He is barely a flex play in losing many touches to Bell,  no confidence in him week in or week out.
  • Doug Martin – He looks to be either inactive or will have a very small role, the new staff favors Rainey.
  • Trent Richardson – Even though last week was his best game, he should not be in any lineup.
  • Reggie Wayne – He had a slow game last week and looks to be the 3rd option in the Colts offense.
  • Michael Floyd – I am worried about Drew Stanton, if he starts, Floyd should be on the bench.
  • Sammy Watkins – He had a huge game last week but get a tough Chargers defense and should come back to earth.
  • Jordan Cameron – He is banged up and may or may not play,  make other plans.
  • Heath Miller – Carolina is again a very tough defense, I would start a Niles Paul instead.


I wish everyone luck this year and let’s all have a great week and let me know if you have any questions.

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Mike Dietrich
Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.

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Mike Dietrich

Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.


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