Week two was very much like week one with our start, sit in the respect that the candidates for sit were very worthy of the title, while our start players chimed in another good week.
But in each start, sit column, there is always one or two players that throw a wrench into things whether it be due to injury, just poor play, or just not a lot of action. Well not this week!
This is the part of the season where things turn around, and return to normal for many NFL players and fantasy owners. From here on out, barring any injuries of course, the players we all thought were going to have great seasons will begin turning things up a bit, which means you can begin to relax a bit more.
This week, it’s time for the veterans to take over and lead the way in our week three start, sit as they do in fact have the best matchups. So let us take a look at this week’s list, and see what I’ve come up with.
Must Start Of The Week: DeSean Jackson – Eagles
Dare I do it, but I am going to list DeSean Jackson as our Must Start of the Week for a second straight week in a row, so congratulations to him for achieving such a feat.
This is almost a no-brainer. Mike Vick is now the new starter in Philadelphia—or until he screws it up—and Jackson, meanwhile, torched Detroit for 135 yards on four grabs and a single TD…and they’re just as bad as Jacksonville against the pass.
And that’s pretty bad!
Jacksonville ranks 29th against the pass and have given up 300 yards in two games. They allow 69.4% of attempts to be completed against them (can someone say PPR wet dream?) and they’ve given up four TDs which is second only to New England and Carolina.
I’ll be shocked if Jackson doesn’t come in as the top receiver out of Week Three.
Two Through Ten
|2. Andre Johnson – HOU: I feel a good ol’ fashion shootout coming in Texas, and that means good things for Johnson owners…..|
|3. Miles Austin – DAL: …it also means good things for Austin owners too.|
|4. Anquan Boldin – BAL: Look for Flacco and Boldin to finally get it together against the Browns in Week 3.|
|5. Roddy White – ATL: White leads the NFL with a whopping 35 targets clearly making him one of the best fantasy WRs in 2010. The Saints will have all sorts of trouble against him with their 20th ranked pass D.|
|6. Marques Colston – NO: Another shootout in the making? With Bush being out Brees will be leaning on his number one receiver a lot more. You can bet on that.|
|7. Reggie Wayne – IND: Through two games Wayne has 195 yards and two scores as the Colts get ready to face a Denver team that has given up 395 yards and just over 64% of the pass attempts against them.|
|8. OchoCinco – CIN: He ensures that his cracked rib is “all good” and the Panthers couldn’t stop a QB throwing a whiffle ball. He’s all day in my opinion.|
|9. Randy Moss – NE: The Bills are a good coverage team but Moss is a Buffalo hunter. Through nine career games, Moss has 784 yards and 10 TDs against the Bills.|
|10. Greg Jennings – GB: Chicago is playing rather well offensively, and the Packers are going to have to matchup to their intensity which means a big day for Aaron Rodgers’ number one receiver. Winner of this one takes first…remember that.|
Honorable mentions: These are a short list of players who may have a good day, but not as good as the above mentioned.
Wes Welker - NE vs. BUF Austin Collie - IND vs. DNV
Malcom Floyd - SD vs. SEA Stephen Williams - ARI vs. OAK
Josh Morgan - SF vs. KC Donald Driver GB vs. CHI
Steve Smith - CAR vs. CIN Hines Ward - PIT vs. TB
M. Sims-Walker - JAC vs. PHI Jeremy Maclin - PHI vs. JAC
Must Sit of the Week - Michael Crabtree - SF
There’s something to be said about missing practice time before a season begins and we have already seen what it can do to not only a player’s psyche, but also the overall team (Minnesota Vikings anyone?)
Michael Crabtree is simply not ready yet, and it has shown in his play, as well as Alex Smith’s willingness to target him more than three times a game.
But to make matters worse, the Kansas City Chiefs will ultimately deploy Brandon Flowers as the primary cover man against Crabtree who seems to be healthier than previously thought (knee and shoulder).
In the end, until Crabtree gets up to speed, the offense will rely on TE Vernon Davis, RB Frank Gore, and WR Josh Morgan as their primary fronts of attack making Crabtree nearly non-existent this week.
Two Through Ten:
|2. Hakeem Nicks – NYG: It’s not that I don’t think Nicks isn’t a good receiver, it’s just that the Titans are just that good against the pass and getting to the QB.|
|3. Bernard Berrian – MIN: He stinks! Worst WR in football. I would trade him to be honest because it’s shocking that he has a 45% ownership as it is.|
|4. Louis Murphy – OAK: The QB situation doesn’t bode well for Murphy owners this week against Arizona, who will be playing at home with a chip on their shoulder.|
|5. Jerricho Cotchery – NYJ: I believe this game is going to be ground vs. ground with little passing. Cotchery will be overshadowed by Dustin Keller when Sanchez does throw the ball.|
|6. The Tampa Bay Receiving Corp. Pittsburgh is playing too well, Polamalu is playing like he’s a kid again, and Freeman will get his first significant loss of the year. I’ll be surprised if Tampa even scores in this one.|
|7. Jacoby Jones – HOU: I know some of you picked him up off of waivers this week, but keep him benched against Dallas, you’ll thank me later.|
|8. Laurent Robinson – STL: Robinson has to hold onto the ball better, and Bradford has to show he is willing to go downfield more. For now, stash Robinson until all of this happens.|
|9. Devin Hester – CHI: Hester isn’t getting nearly as many targets as everyone thought he was going to get this year, and the Packers are a terrible matchup for him this week.|
|10. Lee Evans – BUF: A lot of people are saying that Fitzpatrick will get the ball to Evans a lot more, but I’m not buying into the hype until Buffalo learns to protect their QB better.|
As always, leave your questions below if you have one, and good luck this week!