Published: October 2, 2015
Fantasy Football continues to heat up up after week three. To all you sad C.J. Anderson owners and excited Julio Jones owners, here is some advice to get you on your way to the playoffs.
Start: Cam Newton. Cam has had back-to-back weekends with 25+ points and is looking to continue that streak into week four.
The Panthers head to Tampa Bay for a divisional matchup against a weak defense that gave up four touchdowns to mobile quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Start: Joseph Randle. The Cowboys’ running back had a huge week three, scoring three touchdowns and gaining 87 rushing yards. This week he faces off against a Drew Brees-less Saints team that is having trouble on both sides of the ball. Also, Dez Bryant and Tony Romo aren’t projected to come back for about eight weeks, so Randle will continue to see a lot of carries.
Start: T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. The Indianapolis receiving duo, along with the rest of their team, gained tons of momentum in week three after grinding out a win against the Titans. They play the Jaguars this week, who have yet to give up less than 20 points in a game. Look for Andrew Luck to continue his winning streak, and expect his receivers to reap the benefits.
Sit: Ameer Abdullah. The Lions rookie has shown that he is an electric runner in the open field, but until Detroit gives him a bigger workload, his fantasy value is low. Abdullah heads into Seattle to play the Seahawks in week four, and with Kam Chancellor’s recent return to the Seahawks’ defensive backfield, there is a very small chance Abdullah can get the big runs he needs to start in Fantasy Football.
Sit: Brandin Cooks. Cooks is a promising young wide receiver who has shown flashes of great playmaking ability, but he has yet to score a touchdown on the season, and it is difficult to see him breaking that streak with Luke McCown filling in for Drew Brees.
Waiver Wire Pickups:
If you are in need of an extra player, whether it because of injuries or bye-weeks, look to these guys to get the job done.
Derek Carr: The Raiders’ quarterback is often looked over because of his age and the Raiders’ failures over the last decade.
With Amari Cooper quickly learning the ropes of the NFL and Michael Crabtree showing some flashes of 2013, Derek Carr will spend lots of time throwing to them when they face a Bears team that can’t keep its offense on the field.
Lance Dunbar: Lance Dunbar had 10 catches for 100 yards for the Cowboys in Week 3, and he will continue to play a Darren Sproles-like role until the Cowboys’ deep passing game returns with Dez Bryant. In point-per-reception leagues, Dunbar has ridiculous potential.
Ted Ginn: For those of you in deep leagues with a dry well of receivers, be sure to pick up Ted Ginn. After Kelvin Benjamin was lost for the season, Ginn became Carolina’s only deep threat and has high upside because of that, especially when they play the New Orleans Saints’ defense in week four.