Fantasy Football Projections: Start, Sit, Hail Mary
QB Jay Cutler (Chi) vs Panthers
Cutler had a big day against a poor Packers passing D in Week 3, and while the Panthers pass D is better, the Bears are barely running the ball and Cutler is throwing the ball an average of 38 times per game.
RB Frank Gore (SF) vs Eagles
WR Denarius Moore (Oak) vs Patriots
Moore was a Hail Mary last week. He has scored the past 2 weeks after sitting out Week 1. The Raiders play the Patriots who are terrible against the pass, the Raiders will likely be playing from behind and need the pass game. There is a chance that he loses some snaps if Jacoby Ford is healthy.
RB Chris Johnson (Ten) vs Browns
Last week’s sits that made us look Good: Romo, McNabb, Benson, R. Bush Bad: none Average: none
QB Joe Flacco (Balt) vs Jets
Flacco is coming off a 300+ yd, 3 TD week 3 and owners might be excited to put him in their lineup but the Jets are #5 against the pass. Look for the Ravens to focus more on the run where the Jets are ranked 31st.
QB Colt McCoy (Clev) vs Titans
Most people are not starting McCoy anyway, but if you are in a deep league or a 2 QB league you may be thinking about it. The Titans have the #1 overall D and are #2 against the pass allowing only 172 yds per game. Stop thinking about it.
WR Dez Bryant (Dal) vs Lions
The Cowboys are pretty banged up, Romo made it through Week 3, as did Bryant, but Dez just doesn’t look healthy. The Lions are the #3 passing D, I would not start Bryant until he can show he is healthy.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buf) vs Bengals
I know what you are thinking, Fitz has been carrying my team, well look at the teams he’s played; KC, Oak, NE. The Bengals are #5 in pass D, the first team the Bills have played not ranked in the bottom 10 pass Ds. Maybe you won’t sit him, but temper your expectations this week
Last week’s hail marys that made us look
Good: Fitzpatrick, Cutler, D. Moore, N. Washington Bad: can’t really look bad on a HM, but none this week Average: none
QB Donavan McNabb (Min) vs Chiefs
For McNabb this may be put up or shut up time, the Chiefs are looking like one of the worst teams in the NFL, this season. If McNabb fails against KC its gonna be Christian Ponder time.
QB Kyle Orton (Den) vs Packers
There is a lot of pressure on Orton, as the Denver fans are calling for Tim Tebow. Orton should be able to quiet the fans rage against the Packers 32nd ranked pass D. The Broncos should be playing from behind and that means garbage time points.
RB Mark Ingram (NO) vs Jaguars
Ingram finally scored last week, giving him some confidence. The Jags are #5 against the run, but I see the Saints having a commanding lead, running the ball, and I’m just going on a hunch here.
TE Greg Olson (Car) vs Bears
Olson goes up against his old team the Bears, who he feels wasted his talents. Olsen has connected with CamNewton and appears to be the #2 option behind Steve Smith. Olson scored last week, and had a TD called back in Week 2. I like the revenge factor.
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