Fantasy football sit, start, and sleepers: Divisional picks for 2017 Week 3
Perhaps my least favorite division when it comes to fantasy football options.
Buffalo hosts the Broncos while New England hosts Houston. Miami and the Jets face off in New York. All of this Division’s action happens this Sunday in the early games.
SIT – Quarterback, Jay Cutler – Miami Dolphins
There may be some temptation to start the Dolphins’ new and undefeated quarterback against the dumpster fire New York defense.
However, this game probably won’t be close for very long, so unless smokin’ Jay gets you a couple touchdowns early he may come in a bit under what you’d want.
START – Running Back, Jay Ajayi – Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins running back ran for 122-yards in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers defense.
LAC may not have the best defense in the NFL, but they’re better than the Jets’ which has given up a league worst 370-yards on the ground through two games.
They’ve also allowed four touchdowns rushing. There are some injury concerns here, so pay attention to that.
SLEEPER – Running back, LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills
I’d never tell you to flat out sit McCoy, but man this is a tough match-up, which puts him into sleeper status.
Why? Because he’s so good he could still be effective against the Broncos’ third-best rushing defense up to this point. The same one which bottled up Ezekiel Elliott all day last week.
Or, he could be the latest snuff film produced by Denver, and make losers of all who have him on their roster. Including me.
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So far, the Giants have been the worst team in this division, and the worst source of fantasy football options.
They hope to get back on track in Philadelphia this weekend. Meanwhile, Washington hosts the Raiders Sunday night, and the Cowboys travel to Arizona for Monday Night Football.
SIT – New York Giants Defense
This defense hasn’t been very good. Statistically, they’re better against the pass than the run, but with the Giants playing from behind so much, opponents get to lean on their run early and late into the game.
The Eagles offense has been clicking with Carson Wentz starting the year with two straight 300-yard games. It won’t stop now.
START – Tight End, Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles
For those keeping score, this is two weeks in a row I’m calling for you to start Zach Ertz.
The Eagles tight end is in the better half of the league, and playing with a quarterback who is airing it out now.
He was a Top-10 fantasy football tight end with no touchdowns in Week 2. He’s been targeted at least eight times in the first two weeks, and Wentz really seems to like this target.
Going against the Giants, Ertz should get at least one touchdown.
SLEEPER – Quarterback, Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins
Cousins is at home, in primetime, against a team many fans are interested in. This all means more eyes on him than even just the ones a primetime game will bring.
If he’s going to finally get that long-term deal he’s been after, a big game here will go a long way.