Who to Start and Sit in Week 3 of Fantasy Football

By 09.20.12

If you’re curious about guys you don’t see listed here, you can always find me on Twitter (@MrT_BroBible) to ask questions, but remember to mention league specifics like PPR.

You Know Who You Should Start?

Ben Roethlisberger (QB – Pittsburgh)
The Raiders are missing two cornerbacks. They’re picking guys up off the street to fill the gaps. Look for Mike Wallace & Antonio Brown to help Ben cut up the Raiders.

Michael Bush (RB – Chicago)
Matt Forte looks likely to sit with an ankle injury. The Bears will get a big lead and Bush won’t be fighting anyone for carries when the Bears are running out the clock.

Donald Brown (RB – Indianapolis)
The Jaguars allow the most points to fantasy RBs through two games. Look for Indianapolis to focus on the run after Andrew Luck threw three interceptions in his first road game.

Greg Little (WR – Cleveland)
The Bills have been giving up points all over the place. WRs are killing them and Little emerged last week to give Brandon Weeden confidence in him.

Brandon LaFell (WR – Carolina)
LaFell was a sleeper pick before the season and he’s living up to the hype. Even though Prince Amukamara is back for the Giants, he won’t be at 100% and could easily re-injure his ankle. LaFell has scored over 10 points in back-to-back weeks and will look to do so again.

Dennis Pitta (TE – Baltimore)
Pitta has had two strong games in a row. Roll with him as long as he’s getting heavy targets.

You Know Who You Should Sit?

Michael Vick (QB – Philadelphia)
The Cardinals defense is better than you think. They shut down Russell Wilson and limited Tom Brady. Vick’s the next man up.

Michael Turner (RB – Atlanta)
He was terrible last week, but somehow mustered a touchdown to save his fantasy day. He’ll be terrible again this week.

Cedric Benson (RB – Green Bay)
The Seahawks are good defending fantasy RBs. Last week the opposing defense caused Green Bay to give Benson more carries than they normally would. Things change this week.

Sidney Rice (WR – Seattle)
The Packers have done a great job rushing the passer so far this season. Without time, Russell Wilson will have to check down to RBs and TEs and not be able to look down the field for Rice.

Santonio Holmes (WR – N.Y. Jets)
He hasn’t had a 100-yard receiving game since November of 2010. 2010!!! Other WRs have reached that mark 228 times since Holmes did it last.

Brent Celek (TE – Phiadelphia)
Last week’s game was a fluke. Baltimore focused on the Philadelphia WRs and left the seams wide open for Celek. With Jeremy Maclin banged up, look for Arizona to focus more attention on Celek.

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