Fantasy Football Week 3 Sit 'Em & Start 'Em!
Henne goes up against Gang Green without Revis Island, while red-hot Cutler may finally prove human against a tough Green Bay D. Can Darren McFadden keep it up for another week and is Heath Miller doomed until Big Ben comes back? This and more in Week 3's Sit Em, Start Em...
QB Start - Chad Henne, Miami Dolphins
In the opening two weeks Henne hasn't been counted on to produce much yardage through the air (148 yards per). That will change on Sunday. As everyone is now aware, "Revis Island" will be closed for the week, meaning all sections of the gridiron will be open to attack. This is the optimal spot to open up the offense and get Brandon Marshall rolling. The Jets' defense has completely eliminated the run game thus far, and Marshall abused Cromartie for 18 receptions (and forced four penalties) in a 2008 matchup. Henne had great success against the Jets (with Revis) last year in Miami, completing 20 of 26 passes for 241 yards, two TD and zero interceptions.
QB Sit - Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Sitting a quarterback performing at an extremely high level is not an easy decision. Cutler has been lights out through two weeks, boasting a 121.2 QB rating, 649 passing yards and five touchdowns. Only Peyton Manning has more fantasy points at the position. Nevertheless, it's critical to look at the big picture. Cutler and consistency have never gone hand in hand, and neither have Cutler and success versus Green Bay. He threw six picks in two meetings against the Packers last season, mostly as a result of hounding pressure. He should see much of the same this week against a front that's already amassed ten sacks. He's capable of fitting in breathtaking throws and slinging the ball over the field, but start Cutler at your own risk Monday night.
RB Start - Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
Has McFadden finally flipped the switch in year three? I'm not overly comfortable backing a player at his highest value, but it seems like the prudent play here. "Run DMC" plowed for 30 carries last week, earning the hard yards and getting stronger as his workload increased. His PPR potential, and subsequent yardage off those receptions, make him an even more intriguing option. The Arizona defense should step up its level this week in the home opener, but they've been shredded on the ground early on. The Cards rank 31st against the run and made Jason Snelling look like a Pro Bowler last week. The Raiders likely won't be able to grind it out like they did in week two, but McFadden should be a safe bet for a handful of explosive runs. Note: Michael Bush is practicing fully and could be activated.
RB Sit - Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts
The Colts ran roughshod all over the Giants Sunday night, finishing with 160 yards on 43 rushes....
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