Here’s a look at LestersLegends' sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the third week of the 2012 NFL season.
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 threw his third for a trip to the Super Bowl. In 2010, when the Patriots weren’t as bad in the secondary, he threw for 285 yards and a pair of scores.
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.
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.
Shonn Greene, New York Jets
He may have beaten 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.
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.
Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
Maybe he’s worth using in points-per-reception leagues, but I couldn’t see starting him in standard leagues against the Jets.
Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles
Just as this has become a pass-happy league, the trend to utilize the tight end continues.
With Jeremy 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.
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.
Chris Johnson is off to a horrendous start. The Titans are dead last with 11.5 points per game. Detroit has seven sacks already.
I want no part 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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