Start Em Sit Em Week 3

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Here I’ll give you my top  Starts / Sits for each position, as well as a few, “Going Deep” , players who are more risky but who I feel could end up with a big game.



Rex Grossman

Rex Grossman has played well this season. He is facing a depleted Dallas secondary on Monday Night Football, and I think Grossman could have a top 10 QB day.

Cam Newton

Believe it! Cam Newton is legit. Facing off at home against a weak Jaguars team, Newton will have lots of possessions, and should have a nice game.

Matthew Stafford

Until we ( God forbid ) hear about an injury, you’re starting Matthew Stafford.


Eli Manning

Eli hasn’t looked great this season, Mario Manningham will probably be out, and he is up against the Eagles Defense. Pass.

Going Deep: Matt Hasselbeck is an interesting option against the Broncos, especially for Romo owners who don’t want to risk it with him. Also, in a “garbage time still counts” category, Tavaris Jackson in Seattle, who has the ability to rush for a lot of yards or even a score, could have an interesting day if he picks up some rushing yardage and especially a score.



Mike Tolbert

Mike Tolbert didn’t look great last week, coughing up a key fumble as well as coming short on fourth and goal. However, the Chargers are probably going to blow out the Chiefs, ensuring that Tolbert should get his fair share of goal line carries, passing down looks, as well as potential garbage time carries.

Daniel Thomas

Thomas came out of nowhere to rush for 107 yards ( 117 total ) against the Texans. Cleveland has a weaker defense than Houston, and it figures that Miami is more likely to be in the lead or at least keep it close against Cleveland, which could see Thomas get even more carries than last week. Throw in the decent chance that he scores at the goal line, and Thomas could suprise yet again in Week 2.


Joseph Addai

Addai will probably not have much success running against the Steelers. The anemic Colts offense will probably ensure Pittsburgh always has a healthy lead, so the Colts will probably be passing for most of the game.

Chiefs Running Backs

In light of Jamal Charles’ injury, Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster became waiver wire sensations. Don’t look for either of them to see much success against the Chargers, especially in a game that figures to see the Chiefs down early and throwing often.

Going Deep: I feel like Marshawn Lynch could be decent in Seattle’s first home game. Also, look for Ricky Williams to get a lot of garbage time work against the Rams, with a touchdown not that far out of the question.



A.J. Green

The kid looks good, and Jerome Simpson’s status may be in question in light of his recent arrest.

Erick Decker

The Broncos say Brandon Lloyd will play, but Eddie Royal is out. There’s a chance this game could turn into a bit of a shoot out, and Erick Decker as Kyle Orton’s only healthy receiver and number two option is a matchup bursting with potential.


Bears Receivers

Roy Williams looks likely to return for Sunday’s game. Knox couldn’t do much last week, while Sanzenbacher has looked impressive for a rookie. There’s a good chance that one of these guys could end up with 70 yards and/or a touch down, but good luck predicting it.

Hakeem Nicks

The only Giants receiver healthy (essentially), Nicks will surely be up against Nnamdi Asomugha.

Going Deep: Anthony Armstrong, Redskins’ deep threat, up against Dallas with the rocket armed Rex Grossman at quarterback.


Rob Gronkowski: Hernandez is out.

Scott Chandler: Chandler has 3 touch downs so far this season, and I saw 2 other plays last week where he barely missed coming down with a touchdown. This guy is going to be a serious fantasy asset.


Antonio Gates

If you have a decent enough back up. Gates will be a game time decision, and it may be time to start worrying about Gates.

Going Deep: Evan Moore against Miami is an interesting play.



Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals


Chicago Bears