Week Three - Fine or Pine, written by Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24).
right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about your fantasy
football lineups. Some choices are obvious but others aren't. Which
players will help you maximize your points and get the win this week?
Read on for help with your week three lineups.
Fine- Colin Kaepernick- After last week's abysmal performance in Seattle
where he had three interceptions, look for the San Francisco signal
caller to have a bounce back game. The Colts defense isn't anywhere near
as stingy as the Seahawks defense and the 49ers are playing at home. We
will see the Colin Kaepernick we are used to seeing.
Pine- Ben Roethlisberger- Big Ben gets a tough Chicago defense on Sunday
night and I don't expect him to fare any better than he did versus the
Cincinnati defense last week. There's a good chance he ends up with more
picks than scores being that the Bears D has a penchant for turning
quarterbacks over and with the Steelers shaky O-line being what it is,
the Bears defense could have a field day.
Fine- DeAndre Hopkins- Even if Andre Johnson does play (and indications
are he will play), Hopkins has earned the right to be in fantasy
football lineups this week. He's coming off a breakout game against the
Titans and gets the Ravens this week whose defense isn't impressing
anyone at this point. With most of the attention being on Andre Johnson
and stopping the run, DeAndre Hopkins could run all over the defending
Pine- Roddy White. It pains me to say this but at this point owners may
have no choice but to bench Roddy White. He's not healthy and his 6
total fantasy points the last two weeks are a cause for concern. If you
have a better option at wideout, leave White out of your lineup. Julio
Jones and Tony Gonzalez will pick up the slack this week.
Fine- Marshawn Lynch- Lynch is an obvious play this week. He gets the
Jaguars who are the worst team in the NFL. After what Beast Mode did to
the 49ers defense in week two, he should have no trouble tearing up the
Jaguars for serious fantasy points this week.
Pine- Stevan Ridley- Between the fumbling issues that get him benched
and the fact the Patriots play a tough Buccaneers defense that can stop
the run, this is a good week to sit Ridley. He couldn't get much going
versus the Jets and the Buccaneers are tougher to run on so Brady may
have to do most of the work through the air.
Fine- Martellus Bennett- After his seven reception game netted him
seventy two yards and two scores, Bennett needs to be the tight end to
play this week. Add to that the Bears get the Steelers and Pittsburgh's
Ike Taylor will shadow Brandon Marshall, Martellus Bennett should be
left to make some big plays this week.
Pine- Brandon Myers- For starters, the Giants get a banged up Carolina
secondary this week which should bode well for New York receivers.
Second, Myers is dealing with a rib injury from last week that should
allow him to play but being the Panthers defensive backs are hurting,
Eli could throw deep to Nicks and Randle or slant passes to Cruz to give
Myers a little time to heal.
Fine- Minnesota- I was going to say Minnesota even before the Browns
traded away arguably their best player but now I like the Vikings D even
more. The Browns are starting Brian Hoyer and they know how to get to
the quarterback. They've already forced an interception and three
fumbles while scoring a touchdown as well. The Vikings should have a
dominant week against a much weaker opponent.
Pine- Tennessee- The Titans D has been good up until this point but they
have the Chargers offense to contend with. Mike McCoy seems to have
fixed whatever was ailing Philip Rivers and the Bolts offense has been
rolling the first two weeks. Coming off a week where Rivers threw for
over four hundred yards, the Titans defense could be in for a long day.