Fantasy Football Minute: Week 3
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Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford has been on fire to start the season. Amazingly, his 635 yards and 4 TDs is only good for the 11th best fantasy QB this season. This week's opponents, the Washington Redskins, have been giving up passing yards like they're going out of style. Stafford should again be over 300 passing yards and toss multiple scores. Don't worry about Reggie Bush possibly being out; Joique Bell is a more than capable replacement that will catch a ton of balls out of the backfield. Solid Starts: Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell (if Bush sits) Good Starts: Bell (if Bush plays), Nate Burleson
Seattle Seahawks: The Jags just gave up 200+ rushing yards to (of all teams) the Oakland Raiders last week. What do you think a powerhouse like Seattle will do? Here's something to keep in mind, though: word out of Seattle is that the team won't want to stick it to their former DC, Gus Bradley, who now coaches the Jags. That said, many local pundits are saying this could have a preseason flavor to it, with Robert Turbin and Christine Michael getting plenty of work. It might be worth it to start any of these three if you're so inclined. Solid Start: Marshawn Lynch Sleeper Starts: Turbin, Michael
Denver Broncos: If Knowshon Moreno wants to get a stranglehold on the starting RB gig, this is the week he can prove he deserves it. Oakland did stop the Jags last week, but... it was the Jags. The week prior, the Raiders let the Colts run free against them. This time it's a horse of a different color, the Broncos. And Moreno looks to become the workhorse yet again. If he doesn't top 100 yards we'd be shocked. Solid Start: Moreno Sleeper Start: Montee Ball
Carson Palmer (QB - ARI): What's not to like about Palmer's matchup this week? We hate picking on the Saints but most games they're involved in are shootouts and their pass D hasn't been great for over a season's worth of games. Palmer's looked good in his first contests as a Cardinal and even without Larry Fitzgerald healthy, he should top 300 yards in this duel against Drew Brees.
Chris Ogbonnaya (RB - CLE): Yes, Willis McGahee is supposedly in Cleveland ready to take the spot of the departed Trent Richardson, but there's very little chance McGahee will matter this week. Ogbonnaya had serviceable outings as a Ram a couple years back and could put up good numbers against a poor MIN rush D. Hey, someone has to carry the ball for the Browns, right? Worth a shot.
Aaron Dobson (WR - NE): We saw some flashes last week in the mud and slop, and with Tampa's D likely to key on Julian Edelman, it may be the rookie's time to shine. Dobson was overshadowed by fellow rookie Kenbrell Thompkins in preseason but Dobson is the more refined WR and has an excellent opportunity this week.