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#FantasyFootball Start Sit – Week 3

Two birds with one stone, a twofer, let’s get a two for one, two in the hand, or something of that effect. Sure this is a start/sit column, but let’s make sure we touch on the news about Trent Richardson. As we all clearly know, clearly, NFL trades never happen during the regular season. The Clinton Portis-Champ Bailey one is the trade everyone remembers and points to and if you don’t remember it, that just goes to show you how rare it is. But it happened! So let’s dive into this a bit. The Colts “want” to be a power running team. Check. The Colts have a franchise quarterback who threatens defenses with his arm on every play. Check. Trent Richardson is an elite talent. Check. Yeah, the match sounds good to me!

Look, a lot of people might point to Richardson’s small YPC behind a solid Browns o-line but let’s be honest; the team around his was less than stellar. If you bring up Adrian Peterson as a comparison please pinch your left arm, roll your ankle, and give yourself a noogy because you deserve a little somethin something for that comment. The Colts offensive line might not be great but the scheme and quarterback will at least allow Trent to achieve his numbers from last year. His touchdowns will go up, and his potential is rekindled in Andrew Luck’s offense. If you are a Richardson owner, you should be happy. I believe the all other Colts offensive owners should be happy as well. Luck will now have a running game to take some pressure off, and Reggie Wayne and especially T.Y. Hilton will enjoy the single coverages that come with the play action pass.

As for the Browns, well…. Jordan Cameron should still be good. So much for those who thought the Browns could be a sleeper.

1st bird done. On to the next one…. Who we got?!?




Andy Dalton vs GB: So far the Packers have given up 400+ to Colin Kaepernick and nearly 400 against a still hobbled RG3. Granted, these two quarterbacks aren’t exactly chumps but they also aren’t going to challenge for 5000 yards passing which is what Green Bay set them on pace for. Andy Dalton has been solid but not spectacular so far this season and has to play against the Bears in Chicago and the Steelers. Not exactly two cake walks for fantasy performances. This week will be the week Dalton hits the 300 yard mark with multiple touchdowns. Start away.

Sam Bradford @DAL: Dallas has been very opportunistic this season and could force the Rams and Bradford into a few turnovers seeing as the game is in Dallas. But they have given up a ton through the air at the same time. So far this season Bradford has thrown for 651 yards and 5 touchdowns and Coach Jeff Fisher said they are considering going no huddle even more frequently. Bradford was primed to breakout with all of his new weapons and the clear coat is drying folks.

Others to feel good about: Michael Vick vs KC, Carson Palmer at NO, Jake Locker vs SD