Fantasy: Who to Start; Who to Sit Week 3
Its Wednesday so here comes my advice to help you get your team the victory this week. After a pretty upsetting week for a lot of fantasy owners, there were some bright spots and players to look forward to this week.
Put Me in the Game Coach
Danny Amendola – This past week Amendola splashed on the fantasy scene with 15 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown. Don’t think this is just a fluke incident. Before his injury last season he was one of Sam Bradford’s favorite targets and looks to pick up right where he left off.
Darren Sproles – The Chiefs quite possibly could be the worst team in all of football. They have the privilege of facing an 0-2 Saints team. So far this season Sproles has almost 400 yards from scrimmage and a couple of scores. Look for those numbers to be even better against this aweful Chiefs defense that gave up 123 Yards and 2 scores to CJ Spiller.
Wes Welker – Many fantasy owners have been burned by Wes Welker so far this season. But fear not, with the injury to Aaron Hernandez look for Welker to have a bigger role within the Partiots offense this week.
Give These Guys the Loneliest Seat
Chris Johnson – Many people expected CJ2K to make a great comeback this season and return to form. So far he has 18 carries for 21 yards. I think eventually he will get it together, but facing off against that athletic Detroit front line don’t expect too much from him this week.
Willis Magahee – He played well against the Falcons and will be a good player going forward, but facing the Texans this week look for him to struggle a bit. The Texans in two weeks have given up just 17 total points and one offensive touchdown.
Adrian Peterson – I know, you hear that name and think he has to be an automatic start. I have learned my lesson in playing running backs against the 49ers defense. They made Cedric Benson look terrible, kept Kevin Smith at bay, and always make a concerted effort to take away the running game. It is AP so if anyone could do something against this defense it would be him, I just wouldn’t risk it.
Waiver Wire Warriors
Andre Brown RB New York Giants – Ahmad Bradshaw is resting a neck injury and this guy got a bulk of the carries when he went down and should be the starter this week. Good pick up if you have Bradshaw or weak at the RB position.
Kellen Winslow TE New England Patriots – One thing we know is the New England loves their Tight Ends. May not be worth the start this week, but he will be a key addition if you are weak at the Tight End position.
Andrew Hawkins WR Cincinnati Bengals – Hawkins has quickly become the second guy in this very deep Bengals recieving core. He has great speed and quickness and very good at creating on his own. The Bengals have the Redskins this week so he could be important in the slot finding space in this defense. Best two pass rushers for the Redskins are out so Andy Dalton should have plenty of time to find him.