MCM Fantasy Football Focus - Week 3

Last weeks post had some good suggestions, and also some that did not exactly work out the way I was hoping.

If some of you took my advice to sit DeSean Jackson, it didn't take long to bite you in the ass, as Jackson took an 80 yard reception to the house in the first quarter.

Don't fret, there were also some great calls such as starting Trent Edwards, Fred Jackson and the trio suggestion at TE of Dallas Clark, Todd Heap, and Dustin Keller.

If you payed attention to the "Waiver Wire Watch" you may have picked up some gems WR's like Steve Smith, Mario Manningham, Percy Harvin, Nate Washington, Laurent Robinson.

Check out this weeks start em, sit em after the jump. Also, use the comments section to post your own fantasy dilemma's and give each other advice.

Start Em

QB – Trent Edwards (vs. NO) – Sticking with my boy Edwards again here. He has impressed thus far this season and faces what is sure to be another shootout with the offensive juggernaut that is the Saints. Look for big numbers this week from Edwards.

Runners Up:  Eli Manning, David Gerrard

RB – LeSean McCoy (vs. KC) – Facing a bad defence in KC, i see big things for McCoy this week. Westbrook is hurt but even if he plays McCoy will get enough touches to produce this week. If Westbrook is not able to go than McCoy becomes a MUST START in all league formats.

Runner Up: Fred Jackson, Felix Jones

WR – Mario Manningham and Steve Smith (vs. TB) – I love me some Giants this week, with a great match-up against the Bucs both starting receivers will produce good numbers. The giants are having trouble running the ball this season and have let Eli Manning's arm loose which has done nothing but put smiles on the owners of these Giants receivers.

Runners Up: Jerrico Cotchery, Braylon Edwards

TE – Dustin Keller (vs. TEN) – The Titans pass defence has looked very suspect this year, and rookie QB Mark Sanchez has seemed to develop a nice chemistry with his young tight end. If the Titans decide to bring the heat and pressure Sanchez he may be looking for his safety blanket early and often. Oh, and i really hope im wrong about this prediction.

Runners Up: Jermichael Finley, Jeremy Shokey

D – Broncos – Wow... never thought I would actually be writing this but the Broncos D has impressed thus far and face a great Match-up this week with the Raiders. Jemarcus Russel has been terrible this season with a remarkably terrible 35% completion percentage.

Runners Up: Bengals


QB – Joe Flacco – We all know that the Ravens like to run, and even though they have been putting up points with the best of em this year, they have still been committed to the run. Baltimore once again is up near the top in rushing attempts per game and face a terrible run D this week with the Browns. I look for the Ravens to run the ball, run it again, and run it some more this week and don't think Flacco will have to do much in the air in a lopsided victory for the Ravens. Not so Wacko for Flacco this week.

Runner Up: Matt Cassel

RB – Thomas Jones – We all know that the Titans Run D has been stellar this season with opponents averaging under 2 YPC. I don't see Thomas Jones being a problem for the Titans this week. Leon Washington will be a much more effective back facing the Titans and may even see more touches in this game than Thomas Jones will. I'd keep Jones on fantasy benched this week.

Runner Up: Willie Parker

WR – Brandon Marshall – Remember when this guy was putting up massive numbers? Well those days seem to be over, at least until he leaves town. For a multitude of reasons I just don't see Marshall putting up productive fantasy numbers in Denver anytime soon.

Runner Up: TJ Houshmandzadeh, Roy Williams

TE – Ben Watson – Watson had a huge game in week one but I don't foresee him being a long term solution at tight end for any fantasy roster. The WR corps in New England is just too talented and Tom Brady has never been such a good friend to his tight ends.

D – Miami Dolphins – This defence did not look good last week getting picked apart by Peyton Manning, and it wont get much easier. Phillip Rivers and the Chargers are on the sched this week and they have showed explosivness on offence all year. Look for a big day from Rivers, Jackson, Sproles and co.

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