Fantasy Football Week Three: Starts, Sits, and Sleepers
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, 25 September @ 4:05 PM
Rawls’ return in jeopardy at home against Division Rival
START: RB, Christine Michael
After stopping 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley to 47 yards rushing on 17 carries the 49ers defense turned around and surrendered 100 on 16 carries to Carolina’s Fozzy Whitaker.
The average still has the San Francisco defense ranked among some of the top against the run, but those averages can be misleading sometimes.
Seattle will have a full arsenal of offensive weapons on hand looking to jump start an offense which hasn’t been overly impressive for long stretches.
Christine Michael has been individually impressive however, filling in for the injured Thomas Rawls who is looking like another scratch for Week 3.
If you haven’t picked this guy up, go out and do so.
SIT: QB, Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert has led his team to a 1-1 start which is probably one win more than anybody expected them to get in the first quarter of the season.
While he got the win he hasn’t gotten the stats totaling just 413 yards in two games. He’s also averaging an interception per game, which may increase following his contest against the Legion of Boom.
Seattle is also 1-1 and can purely point to their defense for getting them the one victory this season.
With the Seahawks looking to get their offense on track San Francisco could find themselves force to abandon the run which falls squarely into the strength of Richard Sherman and company.
This outcome could be disastrous for Gabbert who simply doesn’t look equipped to handle a defense of this caliber right now.
SLEEPER: San Francisco 49ers D/ST
The Seattle Seahawks first two games of the year came against the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams.
Neither team has an elite defense yet both opposing defense/special teams units finished in the Top-10 of fantasy football scoring when they faced this franchise.
Bottom line is the Seahawks offense has been disoriented and ineffective for the majority of both their games.
This has inflated the scoring output of the defenses facing them, and if this offense can’t get it together then the 49ers D/ST could be in for a good number.
Next: New York Jets @ Kansas City Chiefs