Fantasy football owners have some tough decisions for Week 3, especially at quarterback and wide receiver. Injuries and under-performing veterans are only making those choices more difficult.
We asked for your fantasy football questions using the NESN Twitter and Facebook pages, and selected some of the best for this week’s mailbag. Check it out below.
Marcus Mariota has had a phenomenal start in fantasy football. The Tennessee Titans quarterback was flawless in his first ever start in Week 1. He came back down a bit in Week 2, but he still put up solid stats for fantasy owners.
Peyton Manning, on the other hand, couldn’t have done much worse in fantasy despite the Denver Broncos’ win in Week 1. He started off slow against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2, but he finished strong, as fans caught a glimpse of vintage Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter.
Something tells me Manning will satisfy fantasy owners this week. Mariota is the future, but Manning is the better option for your lineup this week.
For you two, disregard the answer to the previous question. You both should start Carson Palmer at quarterback.
Did you see what Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers did to the San Francisco 49ers last week? Expect more of the same from Palmer in Week 3. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, the 49ers are allowing 273 passing yards per game, which is 26th in the NFL.
Erik’s choice is harder with Roethlisberger. However, he is going up against St. Louis Rams, who rank in the top 10 in pass defense.
Teddy Bridgewater. Matthew Stafford has to go up against the Broncos, who have the best pass defense in the league. The San Diego Chargers are pretty good against the pass, too, but it would be hard to take any QB against the Broncos right now.
James Jones is a very attractive pick. With Jordy Nelson sidelined, Jones has emerged as a viable target for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. You shouldn’t expect numbers like he had in Week 1 every game, but he does have one of the best QBs in the league throwing to him. Also, the Chiefs rank 23rd in the NFL in pass defense.
Meanwhile, Johnson has had a rough start to the season, to say the least. Feel confident with Jones at wide receiver this week.
You really can’t go wrong here, as long as all three are fully healthy. You will want to monitor Mike Evans’ status, but he practiced Wednesday. If he does play, expect Jameis Winston to go to him often.
John Brown has a chance for some big numbers going up against the 49ers, and Amari Cooper provides you with a good, healthy option. So I would start those two for now and wait to see if Evans’ status changes before Sunday.
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