Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Week 3

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Week 3 of fantasy football is upon us! The NFL season is in full swing with a few weeks behind us and fantasy is getting more and more difficult with all the injuries in the first two weeks.

This is my weekly Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em article where I try to help readers make tough and bold lineup decisions by benching a player that they normally start, or start a player that normally misses the final roster cut.

Here are my picks from week 2:

Start ‘Em Picks

Terrance West. 5. player. 53. . RB. Cleveland Browns

West got the start for the injured Ben Tate in week 2, and he took advantage of the opportunity. He ended up with 21 touches that got him 14 points in standard fantasy leagues and 16 in PPR formats (exactly as I predicted).

player. 15. . WR. New Orleans Saints. Brandin Cooks. 4

Cooks had some opportunities, but didn’t capitalize in week 2. Cooks was targeted six times by QB Drew Brees, but nothing down the field really got going as he ended up with only 17 receiving yards and 4 total fantasy points.

Sit ‘Em Picks

. WR. San Diego Chargers. Keenan Allen. 3. player. 13

Keenan Allen was cursed with the matchups with arguably the best two cornerbacks in football, Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman in his first two weeks this season. He has struggled, ending up with 8 fantasy points over those two matchups combined.

51. . RB. St. Louis Rams. Zac Stacy. 2. player

Stacy did about as well as I anticipated other than him getting into the endzone, which I did not predict. He finished with 11 points in standard leagues, and probably would have been a decent start for most teams.

Sit of the Week

WR. Minnesota Vikings. Cordarrelle Patterson. 1. player. 60.

In last week’s article, I mentioned that I thought Darrelle Revis would shut down Patterson, and the Vikings would need to lean on Adrian Peterson to stay in the game. Well, as you know by now Peterson didn’t play because of off the field issues. This being said, Patterson still struggled.

The Vikings looked terrible on offense in week 2 and Bill Belicheck and the Pats were ready for Patterson. He ended up with 5 fantasy points in standard leagues.

So overall another decent week for yours truly in regards to these picks. Hopefully I can make a few more decent ones this week. So here are my Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em picks for week 3 of the 2014 NFL season.