Fantasy Football Sit/Start Advice Week 3: Fantasy football advice for Week 4's Miami Dolphins @ Arizona Cardinals & around the NFL.
Who would have thought that the Dolphins would be heading to Arizona in Week 4 to face an undefeated Cardinals team? The Dolphins have opened up the season by facing 2 of the 3 currently undefeated teams within the first 4 weeks- talk about a tough start!
From a fantasy standpoint, Arizona has played well and beaten 3 sound opponents using a QB who started the season on the bench. Kevin Kolb has a good match-up and should look to try and attack Miami by the air, where opposing offenses have had almost ALL of their success. He still is a bit shaky to trust as your starting QB, but he is definitely a "sleeper" this week. Ryan Tannehill, had a tough outing last week, and was stunted by the injury of Reggie Bush, which completely floored the entire Miami offense. The Cardinals do not have the secondary that the Jets had, however they have a great defense that can provide pressure to a rookie QB, as they proved in week 1 versus Russell Wilson. Look for Tannehill to have a performance ' somewhere between' his last two weeks- which is still not worth a look on your fantasy team.
Obviously the status of Reggie Bush and his knee injury may play a huge role in your fantasy roster (it does for mine!), and in Miami's offense in well. As of now, Reggie is questionable to suit up, and even if he does look for a heavy dose of Daniel Thomas. I see Miami using Thomas & even Lamar Miller on the ground, which could put up decent numbers, however I wouldn't expect much from either due to a solid Arizona line. With the injury of Beanie Wells, Arizona is expecting Ryan Williams to be their feature back. Normally Williams is a good runner, but Miami has done wonders in bottling up the rush, so look elsewhere for a RB this week.
As for receivers go; unfortunately the WR Start of the Week is facing off AGAINST us. I expect Larry Fitzgerald to have a huge day in the air, so make sure he is active in your roster, even if it hurts you when he puts up every single point. As for Miami, look for Brian Hartline to return to that possession role that Miami needs him to be. Davone Bess could also be a good option that may find himself open in the middle of the field. Both guys are decent flex options to substitute injured or bye-week replacements. I think Anthony Fasano could be a big sleeper this week as well; he will look to double his TD count this week. FAU alum, Rob Housler, could be a sleeper as well this week, just for the fact that he's very quick and Miami has shown us NOTHING that can prove they can cover TE's.
QB Kevin Kolb (QB 2/Sleeper)
RB Reggie Bush (RB2/if active)
RB Daniel Thomas (RB2)
RB Lamar Miller (Sleeper)
WR Larry Fitzgerald (WR/Start of the Week)
WR Brian Hartline (WR3/Flex)
WR Davone Bess (WR3/Flex)
TE Anthony Fasano (Sleeper)
TE Rob Housler (Sleeper)
As for the rest of the NFL and recap on Week 3 picks...
NFL Week 4 Starts of the Week:
QB- Aaron Rodgers (vs NO), Drew Brees (vs GB), Matt Ryan (vs CAR), Tom Brady (@ BUF), Robert Griffin III (@ TB)
RB- Arian Foster (vs TEN), Ray Rice (vs CLE), Jamaal Charles (vs SD), Maurice Jones-Drew (vs CIN), Marshawn Lynch (vs STL)
WR- Calvin Johnson (vs MIN), A.J. Green (@ JAC), Julio Jones (vs CAR), Larry Fitzgerald (vs MIA), Stevie Johnson (vs NE)
TE- Jimmy Graham (@ GB), Rob Gronkowski (@ BUF), Martellus Bennett (@ PHI), Vernon Davis (@ NYJ), Tony Gonzalez (vs CAR).
Week 4 Sleepers:
QB- Peyton Manning (vs OAK), Christian Ponder (vs DET), Kevin Kolb (vs MIA), Carson Palmer (@ DEN), Andy Dalton (@ JAC)
RB- Benjarvis Green-Ellis (@ JAC), Darren Sproles (@ GB), Andre Brown (@ PHI), Jacquizz Rodgers (vs CAR), Alfred Morris (@ TB)
WR- Vincent Jackson (vs WAS), Dwayne Bowe (vs SD), Steve Smith (@ ATL), Leonard Hankerson (vs TB), Santonio Holmes (vs SF)
TE- , Dennis Pitta (vs CLE), Owen Daniels (@ TEN), Jermaine Gresham (@ JAC), Mercedes Lewis (vs CIN), Anthony Fasano (@ ARI)
NFL Week 4 Sits of the Week:
QB- Jay Cutler (vs DAL), Matt Schaub (vs TEN), Jake Locker (@ HOU), Alex Smith (@ NYJ), Russel Wilson (@ STL)
RB- Frank Gore (@ NYJ), Michael Turner (vs CAR), Ahmad Bradshaw (vs PHI), Darren McFadden (vs DEN), Chris Johnson (vs HOU)
WR- Miles Austin (vs CHI), Torrey Smith (vs CLE), Brandon Lloyd (@ BUF), Sydney Rice (@ STL), Marques Colston (@ GB)
TE- Fred Davis (@ TB), Kyle Rudolph (@ DET), Jason Witten (vs CHI)
Week 3 Hits:
Start- Brees, Ryan, Rice, M. Bush, Mojo, Calvin, Green, Julio, Graham, V. Davis, Gonzalez
Sleepers- Flacco, Luck, Palmer, Dalton, Floyd, Hawkins, Pitta, Daniels,
Sit- Rivers, Cutler, Peyton, Ridley, K. Smith, CJ2K, Colston, Witten, Tamme
Week 3 Misses:
Start- Stafford (INJ), Vick, Spiller (INJ), Gronkowski, Celek
Sleepers- Alex Smith, D. Brown, Little, Chandler, Lewis
Sit- R. Wilson (on a fluke play!), McFadden, Decker, Miles, S. Johnson, Rudolph
Week 3 advice was alot better than the previous week, minus a few unpredictable injuries (Spiller, Bush, Stafford) and the advice to bench Russell Wilson which would have been a pretty decent decision up until that last play on MNF. Good luck to all your fantasy squads and Go Fins!