Week 3 Fantasy Football Players to Start and Sit


August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) rushes against the St. Louis Rams in the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Each week of the fantasy football season, I will go over my fantasy football players to plug into your starting lineup and to show the bench.  Here are my week 3 fantasy football players to start and sit:

 Guys to Start:

QB Tony Romo, DAL (vs. TB) – Eli Manning put up a staggering 510 yards against Tampa Bay last weekend, so expect Romo to easily eclipse the 300-yard mark against the Boys.

RB Jamaal Charles (@ NO) – Charles will finally have a breakout game this weekend, as he plays a Saints’ defense that is allowing an ungodly 186 rushing yards per game.

WR A. J. Green, CIN (@ WSH) – Green should have a career game against a Redskins’ secondary that allowed Danny Amendola to tear them apart last weekend.

TE Antonio Gates, SD (vs. ATL) – Gates practiced this week, and he is finally ready to make a fantasy impact.

IDP: DB Antoine Bethea, IND (vs. JAC) – Jacksonville loves to run the ball, so expect Bethea to rack up at least 8 tackles this weekend.

Guys to Sit:

QB Russell Wilson, SEA (vs. GB) – The Green Bay defense is looking much better then it did in 2011, so expect the rookie to go through some growing pains this Monday night.

RB Michael Turner, ATL (vs. SD) – Turner has looked like an aging running back this season, so it is hard to imagine him having a big game against a Chargers’ defense that is allowing a meager 41.5 rushing yards against per game.

WR Randy Moss, SF (@ MIN) – After catching a touchdown in week one, Moss has seen his role in the 49ers’ offense reduced each week.

TE Kyle Rudolph, MIN (vs. SF) – Rudolph will have a tough time finding separation from the best set of linebackers in the NFL.

IDP: DE Cliff Avril, DET (@ TEN) – Avril seems to be slipping into the background of the Lions’ pass rush and it may be time to look elsewhere.