Fantasy Football Week 3: Start’em / Sit’em

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Wide Receiver

Brandin Cooks, @CAR (77%, 12) – It’s hard to bench Cooks after using a high pick on him, but QB Drew Brees is questionable this week and the Panthers have some of the best underneath coverage in the league. That’s where Cooks does most of his damage and he could have a hard time finding room to operate this week. If Bress can’t play, Cooks becomes even more of a risky start.

James Jones, KC (57%, 10) – He lit up the Bears in week 1, but only had one catch last week against Seattle. To Jones’ credit, that catch did go for a TD. I just don’t see Jones, who was cut by the Raiders this year, being consistent enough to start every week.

Mike Wallace, SD (33%, 9) – He’s one of the fastest WRs in the league, but QB Teddy Bridgewater hasn’t been throwing the ball deep much. As long as that continues, you can expect more middling fantasy lines from Wallace.

Roddy White, ATL (27%, 8) – Had only one target last week and was thoroughly outplayed by Leonard Hankerson. White is old and Hankerson has always had potential but just couldn’t stay healthy. He was healthy last week and could end up beating out White for snaps again this week.

Travis Benjamin, OAK (26%, 8) – Despite three TDs in two games, Benjamin has only 6 catches this season. The switch from the aggressive Johnny Football to Josh McCown hurts the chances that Benjamin catches a deep ball this week. There is always a chance he could return a kick or punt for a TD, but he’s probably not going to get enough targets or catches most weeks to be worth starting in fantasy.

Tight End

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Jordan Cameron, BUF (55%, 8) – The Bills are giving up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing TEs this year, but don’t let that number fool you. Rob Gronkowski had a 24 point fantasy game against Buffalo last week to skew the stats. The Bills defense is solid and I think they shut Cameron down this week.

Owen Daniels, @DET (18%, 7) – Is averaging 12 receiving yards per game so far this season and should soon be losing snaps to promising TE Virgil Green. Daniels looks washed up to me and his QB isn’t looking much better either.

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