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Start Em' or Bench Em' Fantasy Football Week 3

Did you get killed by injuries and not sure who to start? Have some tough lineup decisions to make? Ask our fantasy expert, Mike D!

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Welcome to the 3rd installment of Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em, 2014 version.

I try and not call out obvious decisions and make this productive for the possible decisions that fantasy owner have to make. We've been doing it this way for a few years with good results and great feedback.

Hopefully, you somehow avoided the injury/suspension carnage last week. Last week, we went back to earth a bit  going 5-5 in the Start ‘Em and crushed it in the Sit 'Em going 11-0.

Please feel free to direct any questions to me either below or on Twitter. Let’s get to this week’s list;

Start ‘Em

· Ryan Tannehill -  He has not been impressive but at home versus a pretty awful Chiefs defense, this should be his week.

· Colin Kaepernick -  While the Crds have had a good start, Kap has always killed them in their building for almost 20 points a game in fantasy world.

· Kirk Cousins -  He is in an offense which fits his game perfectly and with his weapons, start him confidently.

· Jay Cutler -  The Jets may have the worst secondary in the NFL and expect Cutler to continue his hot hand and looking ahead has a great schedule moving forward.

· Ahmad Bradshaw -   Its easy to see him being the more talented RB,  start him before he breaks down from the heavy usage.

· Matt Asiata – He is not pretty but he is productive and is a great blocker and is well ahead of Mckinnon at this point plus he gets the Saints who are pretty awful.

· Chris Ivory- He is also the better back on the Jets and against a weak Bears defense should have a good day.

· Bobby Rainey – He has been announced the starter, ripped up the Rams and may get a worse run defense in the Falcons this week.

· Michael Crabtree -  He has played well in the past vs the Cards and last week’s break out should continue.

· DeSean Jackson -  This is a revenge game versus the Eagles and should take advantage of his new QB.

· Marques Colston -  He was shut out last week so I would expect Brees to overcompensate and get him the ball early and often.

· Delanie Walker -  He does play a tough Bengals defense but is near the lead in targets and is Locker’s favorite target.

· Charles Clay -  He got 8 targets last week and is a sneaky play against the Chiefs who have issues defending the tight end.

Bench ‘Em

· Tom Brady -  He does have a nice matchup but he does not look right and if they get a large lead early, I would not expect much production

· Tony Romo -  He is another who does not look healthy and on the road against a defense that should break out in the Rams, there are much better options this week.

· Reggie Bush -  He is barely a flex play in losing many touches to Bell,  no confidence in him week in or week out.

· Doug Martin -  He looks to be either inactive or will have a very small role, the new staff favors Rainey.

· Trent Richardson -  Even though last week was his best game, he should not be in any lineup.

· Reggie Wayne -  He had a slow game last week and looks to be the 3rd option in the Colts offense.

· Michael Floyd -  I am worried about Drew Stanton, if he starts, Floyd should be on the bench.

· Sammy Watkins -  He had a huge game last week but get a tough Chargers defense and should come back to earth.

· Jordan Cameron -  He is banged up and may or may not play,  make other plans.

· Heath Miller -  Carolina is again a very tough defense, I would start a Niles Paul instead.

I wish everyone luck this year and let’s all have a great week and let me know if you have any questions.