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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31325583 Start 'em - Law Firm vs WAS Start+%27em+-+Law+Firm+vs+WAS Fantasy Football

The Redskins lost two big pieces of their defensive unit with Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker out for the season due to injury. This presents an opportunity for the definitive number one back in Cincinnati. BenJarvus Green-Ellis has run the ball 39 times with Cedric Peerman picking up four carries in two games. It’s the “Law Firm’s” backfield. If he can create a dent in the Redskins front line, Andy Dalton can go to work on one of the worst pass defenses in the league. BGE is a must-start. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31324783 Start 'em - RG3 vs CIN Start+%27em+-+RG3+vs+CIN Fantasy Football

When Brandon Weeden goes from a 5.1 QB rating to 114.9 in one week, your pass defense is suspect. Cincinnati allowed the rookie QB to throw for 322 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions six days after they allowed Joe Flacco to pass for 299 yards in Week 1. Now it’s RG3’s turn. Something all owners who consider starting RG this week should monitor is the health of Pierre Garcon. He missed Week 2 with a mysterious foot injury. Still, I think with Griffin’s mobility (124 rush yards on 20 carries) and the Bengals’ soft pass coverage, you’d have a tough time benching him in Week 3. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31324759 Start 'em - Chris Johnson vs DET Start+%27em+-+Chris+Johnson+vs+DET Fantasy Football

I know. I know. I’ve received the emails, Twitter questions and can feel the disgust emitting off of owners across the country. He gets one more shot. CJ{needs to earn back the next two characters) has faced the first- and fifth-ranked rush defenses the first two weeks in the Patriots and Chargers. Plus, his grandma passed away on Sunday hours before his Week 2 contest against San Diego. One more chance. Detroit’s rush defense just got punished by San Francisco. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31324758 Sit 'em - MIchael Turner Sit+%27em+-+MIchael+Turner Fantasy Football

The plan was to sit Turner in Week 3 prior to his early Tuesday morning DUI arrest. I think the off-the-field incident solidified my decision. Turner is bummed out with the way his season has started. As much of a competitor and major cog in the Falcons offense as Turner has been over the last few seasons, for the running back to fail to reach 50 rush yards in back-to-back games has to be frustrating. Atlanta has turned to a pass-happy, Packers-esque offense in 2012 and, at least for now, Turner in the fourth fiddle when the Dirty Birds have the ball. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31324754 Sit 'em - Larry Fitzgerald vs PHI Sit+%27em+-+Larry+Fitzgerald+vs+PHI Fantasy Football

I felt better about Larry Fitz’s 2012 fantasy outlook when John Skelton was upright and starting for the Cardinals. It may not be saying much, but Kevin Kolb can go into New England and pull out the upset win, but for Arizona to continue to succeed, Fitzgerald needs more than five receptions and 15 targets two weeks into the season, especially with the way the offensive line has impeded any major rushing attack. The Eagles posses the fourth-best pass defense at this juncture. I don’t like the matchup for Kolb and Fitz. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31325582 Start 'em - Lance Moore vs KC Start+%27em+-+Lance+Moore+vs+KC Fantasy Football

Kansas City (235 pass yards allowed per game) is free falling as we head into Week 3 and New Orleans is desperate for a win. This is good news for Moore owners. I was shocked to learn that Lance Moore is ahead of Marques Colston in targets through the first two games. Moore remains one of Drew Brees’ favorite targets on the other side of the 50-yard line and leads the team in average yards per reception at 18.8. I believe the Saints blow off some steam and blow out the Chiefs in Week 3. Moore is a solid WR2/FLEX option. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31324752 Sit 'em - Adrian Peterson vs SF Sit+%27em+-+Adrian+Peterson+vs+SF Fantasy Football

Kudos to Adrian Peterson on his return to the Minnesota backfield well ahead of schedule following major knee surgery. All-Day has rushed for 144 yards on 33 carries (4.4 yards per rush) with two touchdowns in two games. I expect him to continue to carry the rock between 15-20 times each week as he continues to rehabilitate on the fly. With that said, to expect major production from ADP this week against the Niners may be asking a bit much all things considered. It’s well-documented that San Francisco shutdown opposing rush offenses in 2011 and have produced similar results the first two weeks of 2012 allowing 63.5 team rush yards per game against the Packers and Lions. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31324762 Start 'em - Doug Martin Start+%27em+-+Doug+Martin Fantasy Football

After two weeks, Dallas’ defense is 23rd against the rush and hasn’t been able to slow down RB1s. The Cowboys had difficulty stopping Ahmad Bradshaw who ran for 78 yards (keep in mind he only rushed for 75 yards or more twice all of last season) and Marshawn Lynch who rushed for 122 yards. Doug Martin is one of a few definitive number one backs with 44 carries the first two weeks. The next closest is D.J. Ware with three rushes. Martin is a fantasy football RB2 vs Dallas. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31325586 Sit 'em - Darren McFadden vs PIT Sit+%27em+-+Darren+McFadden+vs+PIT Fantasy Football

The Raiders’ offensive line can’t be trusted and when Pittsburgh shows up Sunday, the season could get uglier for Raider Nation. Through the first two games, Darren McFadden has rushed 26 times for 54 yards (2.1). Unless I’m missing something, I don’t see DMC breaking out against one of the best rush defenses (ranked 11th, 92.0 rush yards per game in 2012) in the league. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31324757 Start 'em - Jamaal Charles Start+%27em+-+Jamaal+Charles Fantasy Football

Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel admitted Charles’ surgically-repaired knee flared up during the game Sunday in Buffalo and decided not to throw him back into the fire. Concerning? Yes. Reason to bail on him after two weeks? Absolutely not. In fact, I predict Charles racks up over 100 yards of offense and scores his first touchdown of 2012 against New Orleans in Week 3. The Saints’ defense has been horrific against the Redskins and Panthers. The unit allowed Washington to rush for 153 yards and Carolina to post 219. Charles is, as he should be, a RB1 for me this week. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 3 fantasy football starts and sits 31324750 Week 3 Starts and Sits Week+3+Starts+and+Sits Fantasy Football

So, while we may have helped hundreds (thousands?) of owners with their weekly lineups over the past 14 or so days, my own Swedish Chefs and Timbuk Suhs have both recorded back-to-back losses to start 2012. As Matt Ryan found Tony Gonzalez in the back of the end zone Monday Night, another proverbial nail in the coffin was pounded home. Sigh.


However, my head has not drooped; my chin is held high as Week 3 draws near. Chalk it up to working for the same company as Erin Andrews and/or retweeting a random joke, but last night my sports spirits received a lift. Now, I planned to play it cool and avoid the humblebrag (which is one of my new favorite words), but let’s be honest, Victor Cruz is happy in that photo for a reason. I, too, was stoked to learn Chrissy Teigen joined my group of Tweeps last night. I don’t know if she or husband John Legend even participate in fantasy football, but I do know one thing: Legend already won. Respect. – Ryan Fowler

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