Greetings FFB Lifers!Â My name is Chris Dale and Iâ€™ll be bringing you the fantasy slant on the matchups each week, with both player and team projections.Â I can get a bit wordy, so if you want the quick and dirty version, at the bottom of each matchup Iâ€™ll have a ranking next to each noteworthy fantasy player (1-5 stars, 5 being the best) based on their matchup.Â Iâ€™ll also include my prediction for who will win the game.Â I donâ€™t have to help you with your pickâ€˜em leagues too, but I do.Â Isnâ€™t that nice?Â (This is my first week writing this piece, but I was 10/16 week 1 and 15/16 week 2 for pickâ€™em).Â I figured it was about time for me to put all my research to good use.Â Iâ€™m from Atlanta, GA and am a firm Falcons fan.Â Every writer has a bias, and now you know mine.Â Use the information as you see fit.Â Without further ado, here are your week 3 predictions!
Week 3 Matchups
Miami at Cleveland
Well, the Reggie Bush farce didnâ€™t last long.Â After hearing Miami coach Tony Sparano talk about a 70/30 split between Bush and rookie Daniel Thomas, one wonders who taught him about fractions.Â Bush looks like he may not be valuable even in PPR leagues after last week.Â Pick up Thomas, and cut your losses.Â Its ok, youâ€™re not the only person who believed the Dolphins lie.Â The rookie should have another solid game this week, and hopefully pick up a touchdown while heâ€™s at it.Â Chad Henne has played better than expected, giving some hope to fans who were calling for a trade for Kyle Orton.Â Fantasy owners probably shouldnâ€™t get too excited, as he wonâ€™t be involved in a shootout like the New England game very often.Â However, Henne is playing well, and should lead his team to a victory this week.Â Brandon Marshall is a must-start, making him the only player on the Dolphins I would give that title.Â Davone Bess could be a spot play if you are really hurting for WRs.Â Anthony Fasano had 5 catches for 82 yards against NE, but was held without a catch in game 2, so I would avoid that crapshoot unless youâ€™re feeling really lucky.
As far as Cleveland goes, Peyton Hillis seems to be immune to the Madden Curse, and is also the only must-start on the Browns.Â Colt McCoy has been solid, but definitely not a QB1 in any fantasy format.Â He also spreads the ball around too much for any WR to be worth your time.Â If you absolutely have to pick up a Browns receiver for some strange reason, take Mohamed Massaquoi, since the preseason hype over Greg Little seems to be nothing more than that: hype.
Winner - Miami
***** Peyton Hillis
**** Brandon Marshall
*** Chad Henne, Daniel Thomas
** Colt McCoy, Davone Bess
*Reggie Bush, Mohamed Massaquoi, Montario Hardesty, Anthony Fasano