Week 3 Sit ‘Em & Start ‘Em for the 2012-2013 Fantasy Football season by Koopafantasy.

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Start ‘Em:

(CIN) Andy Dalton – The ‘Skins haven’t been a very good team against the pass so far this season, and that was on display in week two when they allowed Sam Bradford and the Rams to come back for the win. This week Dalton should be able to take advantage for another 300-yard game.

(IND) Andrew Luck – Luck has a great matchup this week against the Jaguars. I think its possible he has his first three-touchdown day of the year. I don’t think much of Donald Brown, who also has a great matchup here, so I am betting on Luck to do most of the work and get Indy there second win in a row.

(KC) Jamaal Charles – Charles has been a bit of a disappoint thus far in 2012, and was held out of large portions of last week’s game due to discomfort is his knee. However, he practiced fully on Wednesday and should be good to go against the Saints. The Saints are allowing a league high 186 rushing yards per game. This is an excellent opportunity for Charles to break out of the funk.

(NYG) Andre Brown – Brown has a great matchup this Thursday with Ahmad Bradshaw out. The big concern at the moment is that David Wilson steals carries, but Brown had 71 yards with a TD on 13 carries last week while Wilson only saw three carries. Andre could be the Giants starter for a week or two and starts it off with a great matchup against Carolina. I am hoping Brown has the game that DeAngelo Williams was supposed to have in week one.

(CAR) Brandon LaFell – It has been a nice start to the season with 155 yards and a TD over the first two weeks for LaFell, and another nice matchup on Thursday night against the Giants. The Giants haven’t been very good at defending the pass so far this year, and while they will have CB Prince Amukamara available, it will be his first action of the season; the rest of the Giants secondary is also playing hurt or struggling.

(CIN) Andrew Hawkins – Hawkins has put together a nice pair of games as well through two weeks with 10 catches for 142 yards and a TD. The Bengals need a second WR to A.J. Green and Hawkins has a unique skill set that could see him earn the role. He had a great TD run last week where he caught a short pass and maneuvered his way through the defense for a score.

(DET) Brandon Pettigrew – Pettigrew seems to be a guy that people are just aching to see break out as elite, but keeps coming up with 7 catch, 70 yard games almost every week. This week could be an elite status week for him though. He is playing the Titans, who have allowed 5 TDs to TEs over the first two weeks, a pair to Gronkowski and Hernandez in week one, then a trio to backup Dante Rosario last week. Pettigrew better have a good game.

Sit ‘Em:

(STL) Sam Bradford – Bradford had an excellent performance in week two against the Redskins, but is going to have a much, much harder time against the Bears this coming Sunday. The Bears defense has looked great this year and is coming off a stellar performance against the Packers (despite the loss). I am expecting only about 200 yards and only one TD from Sam in week three.

(SEA) Russell Wilson – Wilson has continued to looked good since his explosive preseason, and helped his Seahawks dominate the Cowboys this past weekend. On a Monday Night however, under the lights against a volatile defense like the Packers, I would not want to be counting on Wilson for a win.

(TB) Doug Martin – Something tells me that the Cowboys are going to come out pissed off and hungry for a win this week in their home opener against the Buccaneers. Doug Martin has been pretty productive this year so far, but I don’t think he crosses the goal line against the ‘Boys.

(NYJ) Shonn Greene – If you read my posts then you know I have no love for Shonn Greene and will toss him on my Sit ‘Em list whenever I can and it usually pays off; the guy sucks. This week against my Dolphins, I would wager that he does not scorer a touchdown or have 100 yards.

(TB) Vincent Jackson – Jackson is a player that is notorious for having great weeks as well as terrible weeks. Similar to his RB teammate Martin, I don’t think this is a great matchup for Vincent.

(DEN) Eric Decker – After two weeks of football the Texans are the top ranked pass defense, which does not bode well for the incoming Broncos, who have been using Peyton Manning perhaps just a little to much (three INTs in 8 minutes anyone). Decker has been quiet so far in 2012 and I think that continues in week three.


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