Now is when the meat and potatoes of the Fantasy Football season begin.
People who had good drafts and found excellent depth are rewarded for the next seven weeks as the byes begin and owners have to replace their stars on their rest week.
Owners that are suffering with injuries and poor play will be challenged even more by a lack of depth.
We made a few more changes to the Cannot Sit List.
First, we took RB DeAngelo Williams off the list, (he has yet to rush for over 70 yards or score a touchdown) as the Panthers offense looks anemic with an awful quarterback situation. I would not cut him yet, but you cannot afford to blindly start him anymore.
We also added RB Darren McFadden to the list. He is third in the NFL with 345 yards rushing and has 10 receptions for 80 yards. Michael Bush, who was expected to be the starter in Week One, was active in Week Three and only had three carries to McFadden’s 25. McFadden is being paid on a huge contract and the Raiders have every financial incentive to want him to succeed. As long as McFadden is receiving the bulk of the carries and producing at this clip, he needs to be in your lineup every week.
Another name we added to the Cannot Sit List is Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte. Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz is not only using Forte to run the ball, but Forte is an excellent receiving threat as well. He is being used similar to St. Louis Rams legend Marshall Faulk and Forte is currently eighth among fantasy running backs and is going to be the focal point of the Bears offense going forward. He should be started going forward, regardless of matchup.
At quarterback, we also made an addition. Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is looking fantastic early in the season. The Week One backup is now starting and has six touchdowns, zero picks and a QB rating of 110.2. His last two starts came against Detroit and Jacksonville, but he also has two good matchups against Washington and San Francisco ahead. His solid play is making him a sure start.
Also making a push for the Cannot Sit List is New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez. The second-year quarterback has rebounded from a very poor opening week to have six touchdowns and no picks in his last two games. If he can keep up his string of solid games, he may also find his way on the list, something that seemed impossible after Week One. Speaking about the Jets, a player who has turned the clock back a few years grabs our “Start of the Week” honors.