Fantasy Football Pitfalls – Week 3

Sep 15, 2008

I’m going to look at the matchups each week and pick five fantasy starters that could be in for a tough week.  Here’s who could have trouble out of the gates.

Quarterback
Derek Anderson
- DA gets to face a Baltimore D that had an extra week to rest.  Plus he’s going on the road.  Not to mention Braylon Edwards has yet to show up.  If the Ravens can upset Cleveland, the Quinn whispers could begin.
Stat Line:  14 of 37 for 125 yards, TD, 3 INTs

Running Backs
Jonathan Stewart
-  He looked great this week, but has to face the tough Vikings Run Defense this week.  The Vikings are going to be fired up at home and looking to avoid an 0-3 start.  Steve Smith will be back so he’ll get plenty of the attention on offense.
Stat Line:  7 carries for 15 yards, TD

Earnest Graham - The Bears are going to be fired up at home this week vs. Tampa Bay so that D could be the nasty one that shut down Indy.  I wouldn’t expect a terrific game from Graham.
Stat Line:  12 carries for 16 yards

Wide Receiver
Chad Ocho Cinco/T.J. Housmandzadeh 
- I’m sorry, but until the Bengals show they can do something…anything, I am doubting them.  They’ve been terrible.  Poor Carson Palmer has to face the Giants pass rush.
Stat Lines:  3 catches for 29 yards/12 catches for 146 yards, TD

Braylon Edwards - Just like the other Ohio wideouts, I’m not trusting Braylon yet.  He hasn’t been in rhythm with DA and could have a miserable week vs. Batlimore.
Stat Line:  3 catches for 27 yards

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Stan "MadMan"
    September 15th, 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    Derk Anderson Pitfall?? Ya mean he can get lower??

  2. LestersLegends
    September 15th, 2008 at 12:08 pm #

    He could find himself out of a job soon.

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