Week 3 Start Em Sit Em: Smart Matchup Plays, Sleepers and More

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Week 3 Start Em Sit Em: Smart Matchup Plays, Sleepers and More
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Week 2 is in the books, so now it's time to take an early look at this week's fantasy football "Start 'em and Sit 'em" picks.

Before we do that, though, let's take a look back at how things went last week.



Carson Palmer: 248 yards passing, 1 TD, 1 INT

Mike Vick: 428 yards passing, 2 TD, 23 yards rushing, 1 TD

LeSean McCoy: 53 yards rushing, 5 catches, 114 yards receiving

DeSean Jackson: 9 catches, 193 yards receiving, 1 TD

Jerome Simpson: 2 catches, 49 yards receiving



C.J. Spiller: 103 yards rushing, 4 catches, 26 yards receiving

James Jones: 11 catches, 178 yards receiving



Wes Welker: 3 catches, 39 yards receiving, 1 TD

Alex Smith: 223 yards passing, 2 TD

Andy Dalton: 280 yards passing, 1 TD


You can count the "50/50" category however you want. They ended up being middling starts—not great, not bad (depending on scoring). 

I was close on the Spiller call—one 46-yard run away from being right. Then again, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, so that's a miss. On the other hand, LeSean McCoy's unexpected receiving performance helped round out a perfect trifecta on last week's Eagles predictions.

So, it evens out.

This week, we've got another full slate of selections. Let me know whom you are definitely starting and certainly avoiding in the comments.


*All gamebook statistics are via NFL.com and ESPN.com.

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