2012 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 3

Sep 19, 2012


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Here’s a look at LestersLegends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the third week of the 2012 NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
Start:
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens:  There are so many QB1 possibilities in this pass-first league. Flacco looks to be one of them this week against New England. He threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns in the AFC title game last year. He nearly completed his third for a trip to the Super Bowl. In 2010, when they weren’t as bad in the secondary, he threw for 285 yards and a pair of scores.
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Sit:
Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears:  Yes, I’m turning on him after his abomination on Thursday night last week. He could bounce back against the Rams, but I don’t know how you have the guts to play him.
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Running Backs
Start:
Michael Bush, Chicago Bears:  With Forte down Bush gets to be the goal line back and the every down back. Against the Rams, he could borrow Beast Mode from Marshawn Lynch.  The Rams are yielding 5.5 yards per carry and have already allowed four rushing touchdowns.
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Sit:
Shonn Greene, New York Jets:  He may beat up on the Bills, although it was still 3.5 ypc, but Miami will be a tougher foe. He had 23 yards on 2.1 ypc against the Steelers. Miami is yielding just 2.2 ypc.
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Wide Receivers
Start:
Brandon LaFell, Carolina Panthers:  He has 155 yards and a TD in the first two games and locks horns with the Giants, who rank 23rd in pass defense. They have also given up five TD passes already. In the short week Steve Smith and Jonathan Stewart could be limited, meaning LaFell could have an even bigger role in the passing game.
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Sit:
Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins:  Maybe he’s worth using in PPR leagues, but I couldn’t see starting him in standard leagues against the Jets.
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Tight Ends
Start:
Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles:  Just as this has become a pass-happy league, the trend to utilize the tight end continues. With Maclin hurting, Celek, who leads all tight ends in receiving yards (fourth overall), should be a main focus in the Eagles’ passing attack against the Cardinals.
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Sit:
Fred Davis, Washington Redskins: Davis has not formed a rapport with RG3 yet. He has just four catches for 52 yards. He wouldn’t be my choice against Cincinnati.
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Defenses
Start:
Detroit Lions:  Chris Johnson is off to a horrendous start. The Titans are dead last with 11.5 points per game. Detroit has seven sacks already.
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Sit:
Denver Broncos:  I want no parts of a defense facing the Texans. They are rolling up 374.0 ypg and 28.5 ppg. They have yielded just two sacks.
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16 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. FalconsFan96
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Denver plays Houston this week, not Atlanta

  2. LestersLegends
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Thanks. I was living in the past I guess.

  3. Arnold
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    Should I dump the Giants DEF for the Lions? I’m starting to think I should stream.

    Cleveland, Washington, and Tampa Bay are the top 3 DEF that are available. Who’s better in the long run?

  4. LestersLegends
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    I like the Lions better this week. I don’t like any of the three you mentioned long term.

  5. Lofty
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Hey RL…

    I sort of got your answer from your sit/start above but just wanted to check your thought on my Flex play…

    RB CJ Spiller
    RB D Murray
    WR P Harvin
    WR D Thomas
    WR/RB B Lafell

    Bench: CJ2k, Torrey Smith, M Leshoure

    Thanks as always.

  6. LestersLegends
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I like Torrey a little better than LaFell, but it’s close.

  7. Lofty
    September 19th, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    You make a good point, as patience with Torrey is warranted…he had a tough match up last week, for sure. I think I’m just excited that I picked up Lafell with the 6th waiver position. :)

  8. Article of the Day: Week 3 Starts / Sits - LestersLegends.com | Fantasy Football Spin
    September 19th, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    [...] injury replacements or have difficult lineup decisions be sure to read today’s article from LestersLegends.com that takes a look at each position, analyzes the week 3 matchups and identifies a few players that could lapse into beast mode as well as a few that are destined to [...]

  9. LestersLegends
    September 19th, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Nicely done Lofty.

  10. GRO
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    10 team PPR, league rules have ruled out my top receiver, so for my flex I’m left with one of the following:

    Peyton Hillis, Donald Brown, Donnie Avery, A. Hawkins. Not pretty. Who would you roll with this week?

    Also, I’ve managed to pick the lowest scoring defense two weekends running. Would love to change that this week. I see that you like Detroit. Would you fault me for starting Arizona?

  11. LestersLegends
    September 20th, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    I wouldn’t want to roll AZ out against Philly, but that’s me. If your gut is telling you something I wouldn’t fault you.

    In your flex I like D. Brown and then Hawkins.

  12. Anon
    September 22nd, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    8 team, ESPN standard
    QB: Eli (wish i didn’t start him)
    RB: Lesean
    RB: MJD
    WR: Cruz (again, bad game)
    WR: undecided
    Flex: undecided
    Who should i use to fill up the spots: Larry Fitz, Michael Bush, Ryan Mathews, or Miles Austin?

  13. LestersLegends
    September 22nd, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    I’d use Bush and Miles. Fitz can’t be trusted yet and I’d take it slow with Mathews.

  14. Anon
    September 22nd, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Thanks man

  15. Brian
    September 22nd, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    im having injury problems so should i start hankerson, santana moss, or jacob tamme at my flex

  16. LestersLegends
    September 22nd, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    I think Hankerson is looking like a decent bet.

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