Thursday, September 23, 2010

Week 3 Moves and Matchups

Going into week 3 of the NFL season there are a lot teams who find themselves in either “must win” situations even though we’re only two games into the season, and that’s not just the 0-2 teams as many of the 1-1 teams realize they can’t fall too far behind the leaders if they want the chance to host a playoff game. All of this equates to the “go to guys” needing to show up big. So with that in mind try to find some matchups where a team will leave no doubt about the outcome of the game and the players that will benefit from it.
Adrian Peterson – matched up against Minnesota at home should be a good combination for a big day, and Favre with a dearth of quality receivers they could suddenly become a one-dimensional team and that bodes well for AP holders.
Darren McFadden – Going up against an Arizona defense that is ranked 31st against the run and is struggling to keep teams out of the end zone (17 v Rams, 41 v Falcons) even the Raiders should be able to get into the end zone at least twice and with a shaky QB situation look for Oakland to keep the ball on the ground.
Tom Brady – The Pats offense looked like the unbeaten team of 07’ for the first two possessions of last week’s game but then couldn’t do anything else for the rest of the afternoon. Word out of New England is that they are going to try to pump up the volume (in regards to yards, points, and speed) and that should set up well for a home game against the Bills in which the Pats realize if they lose they could find themselves 2 full games back of the Fish in the AFC East.
Malcom Floyd – The Chrargers take a trip to Seattle to face the Sea Hawks, potentially bad weather, and their 26th ranked pass defense. On the non-statistical side all of the talk about how much the Chargers miss Vincent Jackson has got to be motivational for Floyd to step up as the new top guy. Normally a number 2 or 3 receiver on most fantasy teams, move him up this week and you won’t be sorry.
Next up tomorrow, players who might not get their average tomorrow.
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