Who should you start and who should you bench in Week 3?  Read on to find out.

Good Starts:
Tom Brady- always a good start, averages 228/2 vs. BUF
Kyle Orton- may have to throw a lot, gets good yardage, good vs. TEN
Matthew Stafford- close matchup will keep him throwing
Drew Brees- could be a shoot out with Brees winning it
Matt Schaub- could be a shoot out, high yds and TD’s
Michael Vick- will play, destroyed NYG last year, big rushes against them
Eli Manning- plays well vs PHI always has lots of TD’s
Cam Newton- JAC can’t stop anything, throws lots and runs
Phillip Rivers- will light KC up, won’t have to throw in 2nd half though
Ben Roethlisberger- IND has played him tough but this will be diff, will throw TD’s early

Decent Starts:
Ryan Fitzpatrick- NE gives him trouble, team will be down, 200/1 avg vs NE
Andy Dalton- team throws a lot, tough defense this week, rookies are risky
Colt McCoy- has looked decent, MIA gives up passing yds
Chad Henne- bad vs CLE last time, will get decent rushing yds
Donovan McNabb- good vs DET over career, hasn’t looked good this year, risky
Blaine Gabbert- don’t know what to expect in first start but not a tough matchup
Mark Sanchez- not the best matchup, struggled vs them last time, been on a roll though
Joe Flacco- mediocre, never puts up great fantasy #s
Sam Bradford- don’t think he will do much against BAL but talented
Aaron Rodgers- CHI plays him tough, averages 232/1 against them, tough on the road
Kevin Kolb- has looked good, SEA actually tough to play in, will still produce
Tavaris Jackson- threw for 4 td against them last time, team is always down
Josh Freeman- not the best matchup but should be close, 198/2/1 avg vs ATL
Matt Ryan- TB plays him tough, 205/2/2 last time against them
Tony Romo- banged up, WAS plays him tough, throws lots of INT against them
Rex Grossman- high pressure monday night, 322/4/2 against them last game

Bad Starts:
Alex Smith- always a bad start, season avg is 150/1
Matt Hasselbeck- awful #s vs. Den, averages 165 yds 1 int
Jason Campbell- wouldn’t touch him against NYJ defense
Matt Cassel- only 68 yds against them last time, looks bad this yr
Jay Cutler- bad vs. GB, averages 227/1/2 vs them
Kerry Collins- very bad situation for him, 149/1/1 vs. PIT last game



Wide Receivers
Good Starts:
Chad Ochocinco- his turn to finally score, targets are increasing
Kenny Britt- been a monster this yr, scored against them last time, roll with him
Brandon Lloyd- will come back strong after missing a game
Calvin Johnson- great option every week this entire season, will score a whole lot
Nate Burleson- gets lots of targets with CalJohn doubled, good #s vs MIN
Percy Harvin- due to score, pretty good vs DET, good yardage last week
Devery Henderson- on a roll, scored last time vs HOU
Robert Meachem- really their #1 WR right now, shoot out matchup
Andre Johnson- 120/1 last time vs NO, and he’s great
Jeremy Maclin- good #s vs NYG, TD/game, broke out last week
Mario Manningham- 113/2 last time vs PHI, Nicks questionable
Steve Smith- playing unreal, just start him again, chance to score
Santonio Holmes- questionable but should play, good #s vs OAK
Anquan Boldin- averages 88 yd/gm against STL, chance to score
Malcolm Floyd- his game to perform, 51/2 last time vs KC, 6 career TD’s against them
Greg Jennings- should get the yardage, TD is shaky
Larry Fitzgerald- will gets lots of yds, always a threat to score
Mike Williams- has scored in both games he’s played against them with decent yds
Mike Wallace- can’t ever think of a reason to bench him
Santana Moss- DAL killer, 72/2 last game, avg of 88 yd/gm

Decent Starts:
Wes Welker- bad vs. BUF, 50 yd avg against, no career TD’s
Deion Branch- same as Welker, 50 yd avg against, only 1 career TD against
Stevie Johnson- struggles vs. NE, banged up, tough to bench though
David Nelson- should get catches while johnson is double covered, good #s last 2
AJ Green- Has performed so far so throw him out there, too hard to predict each week
Andre Caldwell- #2 WR by default, could reap benefits if Green is doubled
Michael Crabtree- looking to make impact in his first full game, risky though
Mohamed Massaquoi- decent vs MIA, yds to be had
Brandon Marshall- 50 yd avg vs CLE, no lock to score
Davone Bess- could see him reaching 70 yds
Nate Washington- gets lots of targets and yds
Eric Decker- should get at least 50 yds
Jacoby Jones- should get at least 50 yds
DeSean Jackson- decent vs NYG, shut down last week, looks to bounce back
Hakeem Nicks- questionable, not sure what his load will be, good vs PHI
Brandon LaFell- has produced both weeks, not a tough matchup
Plaxico Burress- too risky until he plays consistently, good #s vs OAK
Danario Alexander- broke out last week, tough matchup but big enough to score
Vincent Jackson- KC usually shuts him down, but too good to sit
Dwayne Bowe- risky, tough matchup, hasn’t played well against SD in awhile
Jordy Nelson- tough matchup, 50-60 yds expected
Johnny Knox- decent vs GB, 60 yds expected, possible TD
Early Doucet- decent vs. SEA in career
Roddy White- rarely scores TD vs. TB, decent yardage this week
Julio Jones- inconsistent rookie, hard to tell what he will do
Hines Ward- averages 72/1 against them, hasn’t looked great this year though
Antonio Brown- ready to break out any week with long TD
Reggie Wayne- tough matchup with no QB but plays well against PIT
Dez Bryant- questionable, good start if he plays
Kevin Ogletree- could end up being DAL #1 WR

Bad Starts:
Josh Morgan- bad player, bad QB, bad situation
Greg Little- needs to do something before you can trust him
Brian Hartline- doesn’t get enough yds
Eddie Royal- can’t touch him yet
Bernard Berrian- bad vs DET, weak QB
Lance Moore- banged up, 1 catch last week, 0 catches last time vs HOU
Mike Thomas- hard to know who Gabbert will have chemistry with, risky
Darrius Heyward-Bey- NYJ defense, revis
Denarius Moore- NYJ defense
Lee Evans- may not play again
Brandon Gibson- start him if you want 50 yards or less with no TD
Steve Breaston- bad matchup, hasn’t played well
Donald Driver- don’t expect much
James Jones- don’t expect much
Roy Williams- questionable
Devin Hester- averages 20 yd/gm vs GB
Sidney Rice- out…again
Mike Williams- not a good option this year
Arrelious Benn- not enough yds, bad vs. ATL
Emmanuel Sanders- too inconsistent and too many weapons
Austin Collie- hard to ever play without Manning
Pierre Garcon- hard to ever play without Manning
Miles Austin- out this week
Jabar Gaffney- risky, you never know when he will score



Running Backs
Good Starts:
BenJarvus Green-Ellis- good career #s vs BUF, averages 100 yd/gm, will run a lot
Fred Jackson- Gets lots of carries and receiving yds, performs each week
Peyton Hillis- gets plenty of combined yds, looked good last week, easy matchup
Chris Johnson- due for a big game, weak opponent, big combined yds
Jahvid Best- combined yds are enough to keep starting him
Adrian Peterson- averages 117 combined yards per game vs DET
LeSean McCoy- not the best matchup but always gets combined yards
Ahmad Bradshaw- combined yards make him good start every week
Maurice Jones-Drew- will have to run all day and a lot, plus combined yds
Shonn Greene- will have to run a lot, 144/2 against them last time
Ray Rice- always performs, good matchup, will run a lot, plus receptions
Ryan Mathews- looking great, great matchup, plenty of combined yards
Mike Tolbert- scores TD’s, good #s vs KC, team will run a lot
Matt Forte- will run a whole lot, huge #s vs. GB, good at home
Beanie Wells- averages 50/1 vs. SEA, I see bigger #s than that coming
LaGarrette Blount- broke out last week, 103/1 against them last time
Michael Turner- averages 84/1 against them, will run a good bit
Rashard Mendenhall- should run a lot, especially late
Felix Jones- averages 80 combined yds against them, has never scored TD vs WAS

Decent Starts:
Danny Woodhead- should get combined yds, NE will dominate time of possession
Frank Gore- combined yds, not very impressive anymore, struggled vs CIN last time
Reggie Bush- role is uncertain, will get receptions to go with rushes, good vs CLE
Daniel Thomas- role is uncertain, looked good last week
Mark Ingram- hasn’t performed yet, could see him scoring this week, team doesn’t run
Arian Foster- questionable right now
Ben Tate- Foster’s role unknown, looks good
DeAngelo Williams- good matchup, hasn’t been relied on, risky
Darren McFadden- struggled vs NYJ last time, team will be behind and throwing
Dexter McCluster- sneaky play, should get rushes and receptions
Ryan Grant- team will run more than normal, 137/2 vs CHI last time, splits carries
James Starks- team will run more than normal, splits carries, gets receptions
Marshawn Lynch- don’t expect much, not too good vs ARI, should run a lot early though
Tim Hightower- struggles vs DAL, Helu will take some carries, no lock this week
Roy Helu- 10 carries last week, could see him scoring this week, low yardage

Bad Starts:
CJ Spiller- Tough matchup, can’t trust him yet despite decent #s, team will be down
Cedric Benson- bad #s vs SF, tough run def, doesn’t look impressive anymore
Knowshon Moreno- questionable, will get light load
Willis McGahee- will lose carries to moreno, not strong enough to perform on light load
Pierre Thomas- not getting a big enough work load
Brandon Jabobs- small work load, bad vs. PHI
Jonathan Stewart- need to see something first
LaDainian Tomlinson- not fantasy worthy this year
Steven Jackson- game time decision, bad matchup
Cadillac Williams- no thanks against BAL
Thomas Jones- shouldn’t be starting, bad vs SD in career
Marion Barber- doubtful
Joseph Addai- bad matchup, bad vs PIT, has never scored against them



Tight Ends
Good Starts:
Rob Gronkowski- getting yds and TD’s, 3 TD in 2 career games vs BUF
Vernon Davis- if anyone scores a receiving TD it will be him
Jimmy Graham- will get high yardage if nothing else
Owen Daniels- will go over 70 yds or score in shoot out
Antonio Gates- should play, huge #s vs. KC, averages 67/1 per game, redemption
Jermichael Finley- 115 yds against CHI last time, due to score TD
Tony Gonzalez- should get you 60-70 yds, probably no TD
Jason Witten- DAL only receiving weapon if Bryant is out

Decent Starts:
Scott Chandler- has performed both weeks, much better opponent this week
Benjamin Watson- has a chance to score, 100 yds against MIA last time
Brandon Pettigrew- don’t like the matchup but there are worse options
Brent Celek- chance to score
Jeremy Shockey- gets yards
Ed Dickson- inconsistent, chance for yards and td
Zach Miller- sneaky play this week, 64/1 against them last time
Kellen Winslow- averages 56/0 against ATL
Heath Miller- shaky matchup but better than “bad starts” options
Dallas Clark- risky, could score or could be shut down for 1 catch
Chris Cooley- plays well vs DAL but unknown role with Davis
Fred Davis- produced first 2 weeks but unknown role with Cooley

Bad Starts:

Aaron Hernandez- Out
Jermaine Gresham- can’t trust him after 2 catches for 8 yds last week
Anthony Fasano- no catches last week, can’t be trusted
Jared Cook- can’t trust him yet
Daniel Felis- under par TE
Visanthe Shiancoe- not good
Jake Ballard- untrustable, not performing
Mercedes Lewis- doubtful this week
Dustin Keller- very bad #s vs OAK
Kevin Boss- hasn’t played yet, questionable
Billy Bajema- no way
Leonard Pope- of course not
Kellen Davis- why would you?
Todd Heap- not this week, not a good matchup



Good Starts:
Stephen Gostkowski- lots of points will be scored
David Akers- could be all him
Phil Dawson- lots of chances
Dan Carpenter- big kicker, could kick multiple FG’s
Rob Bironas- talented, at home
Neil Rackers- good matchup, lots of points scored
Alex Henery- will be active, lots of chances
Nick Folk- seems like a great matchup
Billy Cundiff- always active
Mason Crosby- lots of FG’s coming
Robbie Gould- see Mason Crosby
Connor Barth- some XP’s and FG’s, good day
Matt Bryant- kicker friendly matchup

Decent Starts:
Mike Nugent- could be low scoring, will be some FG chances
Matt Prater- mediocre matchup
Jason Hanson- gets mostly XP’s
Ryan Longwell- better matchups out there
John Kasay- old man, lots of XP’s
Lawrence Tynes- will put up mediocre #s
Olindo Mare- old man, never an ideal kicker
Josh Scobee- may get some chances, not the best option
Sebastian Janikowski- most points will come from him
Nick Novak- good matchup but he could miss
Jay Feely- mostly XP’s coming
Shaun Suisham- good matchup but misses FG’s a lot
Graham Gano- good matchup but good for 1 miss

Bad Starts:
Rian Lindell- not a very good matchup, may not get many chances
Josh Brown- don’t like his chances
Ryan Succop- KC has trouble scoring
Steven Hauschka- bad kicker, bad offense, bad team
Adam Vinatieri- may not ever get a chance to kick
Dan Bailey- can’t touch the DAL kicking situation
David Buehler- can’t touch the DAL kicking situation



Good Starts:
San Francisco- good matchup vs rookie QB and weak offense
Detroit- McNabb doesn’t look good, chance for TD
Philadelphia- NYG and Manning has struggled
New York Jets- weak opponent, bad QB
Baltimore- good matchup, due for TD
San Diego- everyone vs KC is a good matchup
Chicago- can see them scoring TD in close game at home
Arizona- good matchup vs weak SEA offense
Pittsbrugh- great situation

Decent Starts:
New England- decent def, risky against offense that looked good last 2 weeks
Cincinnati- not very talented but facing a bad QB
Cleveland- decent matchup at home
Miami- mediocre defense, mediocre matchup vs young QB
Tennessee- mediocre defense, mediocre matchup
Denver- mediocre matchup against QB who struggles against them
Carolina- playing weak JAC offense
Green Bay- tough matchup, still a solid defense
Tampa Bay- matchup isn’t really favorable to either team
Atlanta- matchup isn’t really favorable to either team
Dallas- both defenses play each other well, TD possible
Washington- both defenses play each other well, TD possible

Bad Starts:
Buffalo- not a good def to begin with, tough opponent, brady doesn’t get picked
Minnesota- DET has a powerful offense
New Orleans- shoot out
Houston- shoot out
New York Giants- PHI will score a lot as usual, defense banged up
Jacksonville- do they have a defense?
Oakland- NYJ can score points
St. Louis- not a good situation
Kansas City- playing strong offense
Seattle- bad defense, ARI can score
Indianapolis- probably the last defense you should start

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