Week 3 Fantasy Football: Who to start and who to sit

Ryan Disdier
Sports Correspondent

START: Andrew Luck vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Andrew Luck and the Colts have so much offensive firepower that I don’t think the Jaguars will put up any sort of fight. This Jacksonville unit let up 35 points against the Redskins last week.

START: DeMarco Murray vs. St. Louis Rams
Murray has been healthy so far this season, and he’s rushed for 285 yards. St. Louis is the 30th ranked rush defense, so Murray is a great option as a starting back.

START: Brandon Marshall vs. New York Jets
Brandon Marshall caught three touchdowns against the 49ers last week, and the Jets let Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson record 200 receiving yards. Jay Cutler loves Marshall in the red zone, and he will prove to be a great option for a second straight week.

START: Patriots defense vs. Oakland Raiders
The Patriots will play against what appears to be a broken Oakland offense. A week after holding Minnesota to 7 points, don’t be surprised to see a similar outcome.

SIT: Colin Kaepernick vs. Arizona Cardinals

Kaepernick had an awful game against Chicago, as he threw three interceptions. The Arizona defense is much better than advertised, and the stifling unit will be tough for Kaepernick to overcome.

SIT: Le’Veon Bell vs. Carolina Panthers
Although Bell is incredibly dynamic, he is playing against an incredibly stingy Panthers defense. Playing Bell is a major risk this week.

SIT: Victor Cruz vs. Houston Texans
Cruz has been plagued with drops all season, and a ferocious Houston pass rush will limit Eli Manning’s opportunities to find his receivers. Cruz has not scored a touchdown since week 4 of last year.

SIT: Ravens defense vs. Cleveland Browns.
The Browns have actually had some stability on offense (no, that is not a typo). While the Ravens defense has looked okay, I think there are better options in week 3.

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