To standardize some, I rate based on ESPN standard scoring, which is rather close to all standard scoring, namely: 4pt/TD passing, 6pt/TD Rushing, Receiving, D/ST; 1pt/25 YD passing, 1pt/10 yards Rushing & Receiving. 2pt/2pt Conversion, Passing, Rushing, or Receiving. -2pt/INT & FL. D/ST scoring should be found on the ESPN website; this article is already going to get PLENTY long. mnn
Week 3 Review
Quarterback: Top 12: Big Ben, Matt Schaub, Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, RGIII, Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer! No Rodgers, Stafford, Newton, Vick, Eli Manning, Romo, Cutler, etc worth #1 spots this week. 5 of the top 8 were 1st or 2nd year QBs.
Running Back: Charles, MJD, Andre Brown, Rice, LeShoure, McFadden, Foster, Turner, Alfred Morris, Bush, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Benson round out RB1 scoring. Spiller, Daniel Thomas, Peterson, Murray, Richardson, Lynch, Tashard Choice, Woodhead, Ronnie Brown, Ryan Williams, DeAngelo Williams, and BenJarvus Ellis-Green round out RB2 performances.
Wide Receiver: Green, Torrey Smith, C. Johnson, Wallace, Golden Tate, Fitzgerald, Washington, TY Hilton, Burleson, Welker, Holmes, and Cecil Shorts give us the WR1 this week. Stokley, Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Lance Moore, Ramses Barden, Decker, Andre Hawkins, Titus Young, Jeremy Kerley, Steve Johnson, Julio Jones, Antonio Brown and Armon Binns round out the WR2 group. Lots of no-name guys in there, showing the boom or bust factor of the WR position, especially in non-PPR formats.
Tight End: Heath Miller, Gonzalez, Kyle Rudolph, Martellus Bennett, Cook, Gresham, V. Davis, Dennis Pitta, Joel Dreessen, Olsen, Fred Davis, and Owen Daniels got TE1 this week.
This Weeks Match-ups
Quarterback: Matt Schaub, Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco and Peyton Manning all have very favorable match-ups this week...If you are looking for a less "I start him anyway" option, Mark Sanchez and Christian Ponder have favorable looks.
Running Back: You'll start who you'll start, but also consider Cedric Benson, BenJarvus Ellis-Green, Michael Turner, Ben Tate, Ryan Matthews, and Ryan Williams.
Wide Receiver: Obviously you have some must start guys, but others with favorable match-ups include: Vincent Jackson & Mike Williams get a great matchup, Anquan Boldin, Brandon Lloyd, Wes Welker, Malcolm Floyd, and Kevin Walters.
Tight End: Owen Daniels, Kyle Rudolph, Brandon Myers if healthy, Dustin Keller if he is back...This is neglecting all of your obvious top 10 tight ends.
D/ST: The Giants and sadly Cowboys both face very favorable fantasy match-ups this week, to help those limping through a Pittsburgh selection now facing a bye week. The Chargers aren't a bad pick up this week either, if only for this week. Start your top 10 D/ST units based on your scoring systems as expected.
Long Haul Projections (QB & RB this week, WR & TE next week)
|QB1||Ryan||Brees||RGIII||Brady||Big Ben||Rodgers||E. Manning||Flacco||P. Manning||Luck||Schaub||Rivers|
|RB3||D. Brown||Tate||M. Bush
||DeAngelo Williams||A. Brown||S. Jackson||Mendenhall||Ingram||D. Thomas||P. Thomas||Benson||Bradshaw|
My Fantasy Performance This Season:
WCG Pick Em: 28-20 (came into week in 2nd Place, not sure on standings till Dane's Article)
Yahoo Pick Em: 26-22 (2nd Place)
RB CJ Spiller, RB Matt Forte and RB Reggie Bush are likely to miss this week.TE Aaron Hernandez is still out.
Watch QB Matt Schaub & Matthew Stafford.
Watch RB Willis McGahee, Ahmad Bradshaw, Jonathan Stewart, Beanie Wells and Peyton Hillis.
Watch WR Hakeem Nicks, Pierre Garcon, Jeremy Maclin, Leonard Hankerson, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Mohamed Massaquoi, Julian Edelman, Dexter McCluster...
Watch Jared Cook and Brandon Myers.
Check your defensive/special teams squads and kickers on your own :)
Bye Week Reminder: Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts - This means no QB Ben Roethlisberger or Andrew Luck; no WR Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, Donnie Avery or TY Hilton; no RB Rashad Mendenhall yet either, nor his backups, and no Donald Brown; no TE Coby Fleener or Heath Miller, no Pittsburgh D/ST; no K Shaun Suisham or Adam Viniateri.