It’s going to get harder and harder to stream quarterbacks starting this week, as the injury plague is officially upon us.  Here’s hoping that Drew Brees is actually okay, so there’s one less owner looking for a quarterback play this week. Last week, we did well, at least with quarterbacks and tight ends (Alright, Vernon Davis wasn’t that great). Let’s get to it for streamers for Week 3 of the fantasy season…

 

Quarterbacks

Nick Foles (17%) vs. Pittsburgh — I’ll repeat what I said last week, the Steelers defense is absolutely horrible.  Maybe Brian Quick can get some run this week, but that would be expecting Jeff Fisher to do something that makes sense, and we all know how he is.  Foles is at home, against a bad defense that allowed Colin Kaepernick to put up major points, albeit it garbage time.

I would start Foles over: Tyrod Taylor, Sam Bradford, Matthew Stafford.

I would sit Foles for: Philip Rivers, Andy Dalton, Ryan Tannehill.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (9%) vs Philadelphia — There must be something about the Keystone State with pretty bad defenses.  At least the Steelers have an offense to make up for it.  Even before Vontae Davis went down with a concussion, Fitzpatrick looked good against the Colts.  I’d like him more if Eric Decker was playing, but I’m OK streaming him either way.

I would start Fitzpatrick over: Derek Carr, Blake Bortles, Colin Kaepernick

I would sit Fitzpatrick for: Tyrod Taylor, Teddy Bridgewater, Philip Rivers

How did I do last week?

Tyrod Taylor — 28.98 fantasy points (23-of-30, 4 TDs, 3 INT).

Colin Kaepernick — 26.50 fantasy points (33-of-46, 2 TD).

 

Tight Ends

Eric Ebron (33%) vs. Denver — Ebron was someone I was keeping my eye on coming into the season.  His touchdown Week 1 was flukey, as San Diego literally forgot to cover him.  Seeing him score in Week 2, though, was great to see.  I’ll roll him out again in his Sunday Night Football matchup against the Broncos.

I’d start Ebron over: Heath Miller, Crockett Gilmore, Ladarius Green.

I’d sit Ebron for: Kyle Rudolph, Martellus Bennett.

Crockett Gilmore (33%) vs. Cincinnati — My Week 1 call on Gilmore came a week early as he stood out last week against the Raiders for the Ravens.  He has a cool name, but he’s also looking like the No. 2 target in the offense for Joe Flacco.

I’d start Gilmore over: Heath Miller, Ladarius Green, Jason Witten.

I’d sit Gilmore for: Eric Ebron, Kyle Rudolph, Martellus Bennett.

How did I do last week?

Kyle Rudolph — 11.50 fantasy points (5 receptions, 30 yards, 1 TD).

Vernon Davis — 8.70 fantasy points (5 receptions, 62 yards).

 

Kicker

Matt Prater (68%) vs. Denver — REVENGE GAME! Kidding, but you could use the narrative if you wanted because it’s just a kicker.  The Broncos defense is good, but the Lions offense should at least be able to get into field goal ranger a few times.

I’d start Prater over: Nick Folk, Dan Carpenter, Cody Parkey.

I’d sit Prater for: Andrew Franks, Graham Gano, Dan Bailey.

How did I do last week?

Zach Hocker – 1 fantasy point.

 

Defense & Special Teams

Cincinnati (17%) vs. Baltimore — We saw last weekend what happens when you stream a bad defense just because its matchup.  IT GETS LIT UP.  Thankfully, the Bengals are actually a solid unit, and they face off against a less-than-potent offense in the Ravens.

I’d start the Bengals over: Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams.

I’d sit the Bengals for: Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins.

How did I do last week?

Tennessee Titans — 1 fantasy point

 

 

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  1. Jake says:
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    Would you start Steve Smith Sr or Doug Martin over Brandon Cooks. I feel like Cooks will have another bad week considering the matchup and the Brees injury.

    Thanks

    • @Jake: I would go with Martin this week. Don’t love any of them but avoiding Cooks if I have anything of value to play.

  2. Wood says:
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    Hey guys. Waiting for Foster to start playing and need a RB as Deangelo was killing it for me as a sub for the 1st 2 weeks. We can only roster 3 RB on our teams and Foster takes up one of those slots. I have Gore starting (I know – HE SUCKS). Do I throw D. Williams in there hoping for a few points or grab D. Freeman or R. Hillman. If i pick up the other guys I will have to drop R. Bush (in IR slot) and D. Williams.

    Thx

    • Rudacious says:
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      @Wood:

      Grab D. Freeman if you in a PPR league.

    • @Wood: You won’t say Gore sucks after this week. He had his two toughest matchups to start the season and had lanes to run last week. Grab Freeman and drop Bush. He’s worthless.

  3. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Which side is better in non ppr format?

    G Tate or D Adams?

  4. Nick says:
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    So from your TE section, I take it your starting M Bennett over L. Green? Even with Cutler out??

    Than at defense, I have STL in a 10-teamer…feel like I can’t drop em but Miami/Cincy/GB/Indy & Dallas all available…agreed on holding STL & hoping for the best against Pitt?

    • @Nick: Green isn’t going to play with a concussion. Bennett should see a lot of volume this weekend. I would, unless you have someone completely worthless and you can grab Miami or Cincy. If not, roll with St. Louis and say a prayer.

  5. Dave says:
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    Would I be crazy to start Powell over Cooks if Ivory is out? (PPR) So many bad things going on with Cooks right now.

    Thanks!

  6. Wendy says:
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    Need some advice:
    Have Bree’s and Bradford – with Bree’s out pick up foles but do I drop d Martin or d Woodhead?
    Other RB’s are Anderson, Forsett, gurley, Blount
    I know it’s a small 10 team league

    • @Wendy: Hey Wendy. Is it PPR or standard? Blount is the odd-man out. Or, you could hold all your people and just hope for the best with Bradford.

      • Wendy says:
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        @Michael Waterloo:
        Thanks , it’s standard. Yeah I was thinking I could just play Bradford and hope for the best

  7. Money Mike says:
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    Hey loo, who would you rather play for an RB2 in a PPR league Gio Bernard or D. Johnson? Also you really think Packers defense is a viable play against Jamal Charles and Co.? I have Bengals and Rams D but Packers are available also, any thoughts?

    • Money Mike says:
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      @Money Mike: also better FLEX play, Sammy Watkins or Stevie Johnson? Also PPR league

    • @Money Mike: Hey, Mike. Give me Gio over Johnson. In 2 weeks, it will be the other way. Packers could be fine, but I’ll take the Bengals over the Packers after thinking it over the past couple of days.

  8. G-man says:
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    Would you trade Alfred Morris for Greg Olsen? Or does Morris still have good RB 2 value?

    • @G-man: It would depend on your RB and TE situation. In a vacuum, I’m hitting accept and taking Olsen. Morris is nothing more than a low-end flex for me going forward. It’ll be weird when he’s the back that is vulturing scores instead of the other way around.

  9. Adam says:
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    Deeper +1 PPR league

    Who would be your 1 FLEX pick for this week?

    Ebron vs DEN
    Hankerson @ DAL
    Dobson vs JAX

  10. Braun Weasley's says:
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    Would you give up Allen Robinson and Doug Martin for Ty Hilton?

    I have leveon bell, Lamar Miller, Todd Hurley, duke Johnson, David Johnson at rb, no huge need for doug here

    Thanks!

  11. jeff says:
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    wanna get away?

    smh

    • @jeff: Far from my best day. It’s National Drink a Beer Day. I think I’ll partake.

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