Week three fantasy football tips

Week three fantasy football tips

Carson Field, Sports Editor

Players to start this week:

QB Eli Manning (New York Giants)

Eli Manning threw for 368 yards in the week two win against the Saints. I expect him to have another good fantasy game this week against the Redskins. The Redskins have had trouble stopping the pass in their first two games, and that will not change in week two. Also, this will be an entertaining game to watch. It is the rematch of the epic Odell Beckham Jr. vs. Josh Norman feud in week 15 of last season. Expect Beckham Jr. to win this matchup. Norman has looked sluggish so far this season.

RB Mark Ingram (New Orleans Saints)

The former Heisman winner has had a relatively disappointing season, but he will have a great game this week when they host the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have not been able to stop the run in the first two weeks, and they will have trouble stopping Ingram and the Falcons’ offense. Expect Ingram to rush for more than 60 yards and score at least one touchdown.

RB DeMarco Murray (Tennessee Titans)

DeMarco Murray was a big offseason addition for the Titans, and I expect him to be a big producer on Sunday. He has only rushed for a total of 131 yards this season, but he also has 91 receiving yards and two receiving TDs. I expect Murray to have success on the ground and in the air this week, as the Titans face the Raiders, who have struggled defensively this year. Murray will likely score his first rushing touchdown of the year this week.

WR Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals)

Veteran receiver Larry Fitzgerald played well in his first two games, and he will continue his production this week against the Bills. The Bills’ defense looked horrible on Thursday night, when they were defeated by the Jets 37-31. Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick torched the Buffalo defense, throwing for 374 yards and a touchdown in the win. I also expect Carson Palmer to torch the weak Buffalo defense and for Fitzgerald to get several receptions.

Buccaneers’ Defense

The Bucs got burned in week two against the Cardinals, but this week will be a good turnaround for the Tampa Bay defense. Tampa Bay hosts the Rams this weekend, which sets up for a good fantasy game for their defense. The Rams’ offense has been horrible in their first two games. Former Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley has struggled to find success running the ball and quarterback Case Keenum just isn’t very good. The Buccaneers will force multiple turnovers in Sunday’s game.

Players to sit this week:

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (New York Jets)

Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had great success throwing the ball in the week two win vs. the Bills, but week three could be a struggle for him. The Jets face the Kansas City Chiefs, who have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL. Fitzpatrick has a chance to accumulate a solid amount of yards against the Chiefs, but he will likely end up with multiple turnovers, possibly at the expense of star cornerback Marcus Peters.

RB LeSean McCoy (Buffalo Bills)

Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy has had a rough start to the season, only accumulating a total of 20 fantasy points, and his fortune will not change in week three when the Bills face the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have one of the best run defenses in the NFL, and have allowing the sixth-least amount of fantasy points to running backs this year. The Bills will revert to the passing game because the Cardinals’ stout run defense.

RB Latavius Murray (Oakland Raiders)

Oakland running back Latavius Murray had a good game in week two, scoring 15 fantasy points. However, I expect his production to go down this week when the Raiders travel to Tennessee. The Titans have allowed the least amount of fantasy points to running backs this year, and they haven’t allowed a touchdown to a running back. Murray is usually a good pick, but not this week.

WR A.J. Green (Cincinnati Bengals)

Bengals receiver A.J. Green has been one of the best receivers in the past few NFL seasons, but he will have a quiet game on Sunday. The Bengals face the Broncos, who have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL. Green will have trouble breaking 60 yards and finding the end zone.