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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fantasy Football Week 3

Thursday Night Football
September 20th, 2012
New York Giants @ Carolina Panthers
8:20pm EST on NFL Network

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Fav QB Matchup - Tony Romo vs Tampa Bay BuccaneersAfter Eli Manning just torched the Bucs for 500 passing yards, Romo and Co. must be salivating at the chance to line up against this defense.  They were contained by a really good Seahawks defense last week and should explode for a ton of points this week. 

Fav RB Matchup - Alfred Morris vs Cincinatti Bengals
The rookie has now rushed the ball 44 times for 185 yards and 2 TDs (both in wk1).  The Bengals defense comes to town this week after getting dominated by another rookie RB out in Cleveland, Trent Richardson.  The Redskins offense is much better than Cleveland and should move the ball down the field at will, while doing most of it on the ground. 

Fav WR Matchup -  Brandon LaFell vs New York Giants
The Giants secondary continues to get torched on big plays.  With so many injuries in the secondary and replacements filling in, opposing receivers have had back to back BIG games.  With Corey Webster likely to be matched up with Steve Smith all game, LaFell should be able to beat most of the other CBs deep down the field.  If you haven't heard of LaFell before, remember Kevin Ogletree on opening night?  Yeah no one knew who he was either.

Fav TE Matchup - Brandon Pettigrew @ Tennessee Titans
The Titans have allowed 20 catches and 5 touchdowns to opposing TEs in just 2 games!  And Dante Rosario scored 3 times last week!  If you own Pettigrew get him into your lineup ASAP!

Fav DEF Matchup - San Francisco 49ers @ Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson & Percy Harvin owners beware!  This is the worst possible matchup for any team and this week might be a good week to keep this guys out of your lineup!  They have allowed just 127 rushing yards after two weeks, and granted they were against the Packers and Lions, they also only allowed 41 points too 2 of the leagues premier offenses.  Good luck Minny.

Upset of the Week (1-1)
Rams @ Bears

Pick 6 (7-5)
Cowboys vs Bucs
Lions @ Titans
Colts vs Vikings
49ers @ Vikings
Steelers @ Raiders
Packers @ Seahawks

Things to look for:

Giants @ Panthers - Which Panthers WR will have a career day?  If Ahmad Bradshaw does not play, will David Wilson get a chance or does Andre Brown back up his week 2 performance?
  • The Panthers looked terrible on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.  Andre Brown was the guy with a career day. 

Rams @ Bears - Can Sam Bradford and Danny Amendola continue hooking up as often as they have over the first two games?
  • The Bears did a great job containing Amendola who caught just 5 passes for 66 yards.

Bills @ Browns - Does C.J. Spiller have a third 120+ yard game in him?  Which Brandon Weeden will we see?
  • Spiller was able to haul in a 32 yard TD catch before leaving the game with a shoulder injury.  He rushed for just 16 yards on 4 carries.

Jets @ Dolphins - Reggie Bush now has 660 rushing yards in his last 5 games dating back to Week 15 last year.  Has he figured things out?
  • Bush looked great again rushing for 61 yards on 10 carries before leaving with a knee injury. 

Chiefs @ Saints - If the Saints don't beat the Chiefs, who have allowed 75 points in 2 games, they can't beat anyone.
  • And that is exactly what happened.  The Saints were up 24-6 at one point and coughed up the lead and eventually lost in OT.  Jamaal Charles rushed for 233 yards!  Don't count on the Saints in Pick'em anymore.

Lions @ Titans - Mikel Leshoure is back in uniform for the Lions after serving his suspension.  What can he bring to the table and where does that leave Kevin Smith?
  • Leshoure rushed for 100 yards and caught 4 passes leaving Smith sidelined.  Looks like Smith is a useless fantasy player now with Jahvid Best returning in just 3 weeks.  Go grab Leshoure if still available.

Eagles @ Cardinals - Hard to imagine but this might be the best defensive battle of the early season!
  • The Cardinals defense proved they are the best D in the league shutting down the Eagles offense and limiting them to just 2 field goals, sacking Vick 5 times and recovering 3 fumbles!

Patriots @ Ravens - Aaron Hernandez is out, does that mean Wes Welker is back in?  It seemed that way last week.  This will be the final decision maker for Welker owners!
  • We saw the return of Wes Welker on Sunday night with 8 receptions, 142 yards and 10 targets.  If you still want to get rid of Welker, now is the time to sell high! 
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