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2016 NFL Fantasy Football Week 3: Start Em’ or Sit Em

Time for some tough decisions in Week 3.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Week 3 of the 2016 NFL season!

Every week, I will pick some players who I think will overachieve and underachieve based on ESPN’s weekly rankings. Please feel free to ask any lineup questions here or on Twitter.

Last week, I went 10-2 with my Overachievers and 10-2 with the Underachievers. Not bad!


  • New York Giants QB Eli Manning - QB 10: The Washington defense is still pathetic. Eli has the weapons to have a strong day.
  • Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill - QB 11: This is as good as it gets playing the Cleveland Browns. Perfect streamer.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston - QB 17: The Rams have been blown out after each of their last Seattle wins. I expect a very flat defense.
  • Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore - RB 17: This is a gut call that they try to run more this week with Andrew Luck struggling a bit.
  • Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick - RB 21: I think they have to pass a a ton in Green Bay to keep up with the Packers’ offense.
  • Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman - RB 25: He is putting up better stats than RB Deconta Freeman. Against the lowly Saints defense, the Falcons could put up big numbers on the ground.
  • New York Jets WR Eric Decker - WR 18: He is on a run of more than 15 games with either 80 yards+ or a touchdown,. He is an every week starter.
  • Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones - WR 20: He is putting up WR1 numbers and only missing touchdowns. They will come.
  • New Orleans Saints WR Willie Snead - WR 24: I have no idea why he is so underrated. All he does is put up numbers week in and week out.
  • Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta - TE 12: He had ten catches last week and is always a favorite of QB Joe Flacco.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers K Chris Boswell - K 13: Last year, he was the second-best kicker in the league. He is a bargain down this low.
  • Baltimore Ravens - D/ST 13: The Jaguars are a turnover machine. This is a nice streamer.


  • Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck - QB 4: This isn’t about faith in the Chargers’ defense. Something is wrong with the Colts’ offense.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger - QB 7: He has been much worse on the road and they are not clicking on all cylinders right now in the pass game.
  • Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson - QB 9: I see a run-heavy blowout with his bad ankle.
  • Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley - RB 7: It has been a long time since he has had a good game. That likely lasts another week as the Bucs give up less than 3 yards per carry.
  • New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram - RB 10: I have no idea how he is ranked as a RB1. I see him as barely startable with the amount of touches he is currently getting.
  • Tampa Buccaneers RB Charles Sims - RB 16: I am not buying him as an every down back in Doug Martin’s absence.
  • Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins - WR 3: The Patriots always take the best player away from their opponent.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson - WR 5: I have some doubts in this offense until I see more in a first half.
  • New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall - WR 14: I do not think he is close to healthy.


  • Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten - TE 7: I do not see him as a starting tight end anymore.


  • Seattle Seahawks K Steven Hauschka - K 3: I just do not see a ton of field goals with the expected running touchdowns.


  • New York Jets - D/ST 9: They are on the road, and the Chiefs will probably bounce back after their awful performance last week.

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