Fantasy Football Week 4: Start’em / Sit’em

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Sit ‘ em:


Colin Kaepernick STL (81%,21): This is a good matchup for Kapernick, as  the Rams have the 26th ranked defense. So why am I sitting Kaepernick? It could be his 10 points combined the last two weeks or the fact that he’s 2-14 on throws of more than 10 yards, or 0-9 on throws of 15+. It is tempting to start him since he has as much talent as any QB in the league, but he’s got a serious case of the yips right now and I can’t afford another single digit fantasy game from my QB.

Eli Manning (29%, 17) @KC: If you watched last Sunday’s 38-0 loss to the Panthers, then you have already decided to sit Eli on your own. He’s a mess right now and KC’s defense is 5th in the league against the pass despite playing solid offenses like Dallas & Philly. I think this is going to be another rough week for the Giants.


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Bilal Powell @TEN (38%, 14): The Titans defense is underrated (7th overall) and the Jets offense is overrated after an impressive performance against  a bad Bills defense (28th overall, 30th vs run). I’m far from sold on Powell as a weekly fantasy play regardless of whether Ivory is hurt.

Reggie Bush CHI (58%, 13): Lions coaches already stated they are going to be cautious with Bush until he is 100% healed. If that wasn’t bad enough they face a touch Bears D on Sunday (8th vs run) and Joique Bell has been effective in Bush’s place. I’m keeping Reggie on the bench until I have some clarity on his health and the snap distribution between Bell & Bush.

Daryl Richardson (Rams) SF (30%, 11): He’s healthy this week, but he was also healthy in week 2 when the Rams had Isaiah Pead on the field for just under half the total snaps. It’s clear to me that the Rams aren’t sold on Richardson as their primary back and I don’t blame them since Richardson hasn’t done much with the opportunity (3.3 YPC). If the uncertain playing time wasn’t enough of a deterrent for you, the Niners defense is coming off an embarrassing home loss to the Colts and I have a hunch they will be fired up and back to their normal stingy ways. I’m staying away from both Rams’ backs this week.

Knowshon Moreno PHI (54%, 10): Like everyone else, I was on the Moreno bandwagon after week 2’ s two TD performance. It looked like Moreno has secured the lead back spot in a high powered offense. Then week 3 happened and Denver went back to a 3-RB committee. Moreno didn’t too much to further his cause as his 3.3 YPC was by far the lowest among the three backs. At this point I have no idea what Denver’s RB strategy is and it’s too risky of a situation for me to trust Moreno as a fantasy starter.