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Fantasy Football Week 3: Better start - Charles Clay or Lamar Miller?

Who would you rather start for your fantasy football team this week, Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay or running back Lamar Miller?

Streeter Lecka

The Miami Dolphins have not been a fantasy juggernaut so far this year, though there have been a few fantasy scoring moments. This week, two players who could have good production are running back Lamar Miller and tight end Charles Clay, as the Dolphins host the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon. Who will have the better day?

Clay has had a slow start to the season this year, with just nine receptions for 58 yards through two games - a 5.2 fantasy points per game under FanDuel's scoring system . He has had a knee injury slowing him down all season, an injury that has him questionable for tomorrow's game. The Chiefs' defense has allowed a lot of fantasy points to tight ends so far this year, including last week where the Denver Broncos' Julius Thomas caught four passes for 39 yards and a touchdown and Jacob Tamme adding one reception for a four-yard touchdown.

In Week 1, the Chiefs allowed three receptions for 37 yards and a score to Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker and two receptions for 24 yards to Taylor Thompson. If Clay is healthy enough to play, he could have a big game. Is he worth taking that risk?

Or, should you bank on running back Lamar Miller? Miller is averaging 4.8 yards per carry this year, with 105 total yards on 22 carries. That average is up a half-yard on his career average, though he has not found the endzone on the ground yet. He has caught six passes for 26 yards and a score.  Miller will also be asked to be the primary running back this week, taking over for the injured Knowshon Moreno.

The Chiefs have the 22nd ranked rush defense so far this season, allowing 250 yard rushing and a 4.0-yards-per-carry average through two games - though they have not allowed a rushing touchdown. For comparison, Miami has allowed 202 yards rushing, 13th in the league, with a 3.0-yards-per-carry average. Miller could be in for a decent day, if you are willing to trust him.

Which of the two would you play if you had to slot one of them into your starting lineup? Vote in the poll below and discuss in the comments.