Fantasy Football: Week 3 Start & Sit Recap

Here's a recap of how Athlon Sports Week 3 Start or Sit suggestions worked out.

This is how I work out fantasy football scoring in my mind: I want to average 16 points from my QBs, RBs, WRs and Flex and average 10 points from my TEs, Ks and DSTs. It rarely works that way, but if you could get the skill spots to average 16 and the other three to average 10, that's 132 points in a 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLX, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DST setup; it's a score that should win you most weeks.

So if a player scored at least 16 or 10, I consider it a good start; if he scored less than that, it's a good sit.

Week 3 Accuracy
(according to the 16 & 10 average theory)
Starts called correctly: 7 of 21
Sits called correctly: 15 of 19
Total correct: 22 of 40 (55 percent)
Season Total: 65 of 116 (56 percent)

Sneaky Start of the Week
Nate Washington, WR, Tennessee vs. Denver — 8 catches, 92 yards, 1 TD (19.4 fantasy points)

Unexpected Sit of the Week
Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants at Philadelphia — 3 catches, 25 yards (4.0)

Quarterbacks
START

Cam Newton (CAR) vs. Jacksonville — 158 yards, 1 TD, 27 rushing yards, 2-point conversion (17.02)
Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF) vs. New England — 369 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs (22.76)
Kevin Kolb (ARI) at Seattle — 252 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 16 yards rushing (13.68)

SIT
Jay Cutler (CHI) vs. Green Bay — 302 yards, 2 TDs (23.24)
Eli Manning (NYG) at Philadelphia — 254 yards, 4 TDs (33.86)
Jason Campbell (OAK) vs. NYJ — 156 yards, 10 yards rushing (7.24)

Running Backs
START
Ryan Mathews & Mike Tolbert (SD) vs. Kansas City — Mathews 98 yards rushing, 2 TDs, 4 catches, 51 yards receiving (28.9), Tolbert 19 yards, 3 catches, 24 yards receiving (5.8)
Ben Tate (HOU) at New Orleans — 82 rushing yards, 1 catch, 8 receiving yards (9.50)
Daniel Thomas (MIA) at Cleveland — 95 yards, 3 catches, 27 receiving yards, 1 TD (19.7)

SIT
Joseph Addai (IND) vs. Pittsburgh — 86 yards, 1 TD, 1 catch, 2 receiving yards (15.3)
Mark Ingram (NO) vs. Houston — 38 yards, 1 TD, 2 catches (10.5)
Willis McGahee (DEN) at Tennessee — 52 yards, 3 catches, 2 receiving yards, 1 TD (12.9)

Wide Receivers
Start

Jabar Gaffney (WAS) at Dallas — 5 catches, 60 yards (8.5)
A.J. Green (CIN) vs. San Francisco — 4 catches, 29 yards (4.9)
Deion Branch (NE) at Buffalo — Zero catches (0.0)

SIT
Dwayne Bowe (KC) at San Diego — 4 catches, 67 yards, 1 TD (14.7)
Devin Hester (CHI) vs. Green Bay — 3 catches, 62 yards receiving, 45 return yards (8.83)
Mario Manningham (NYG) at Philadelphia — Did Not Play (concussion)

Tight Ends
START

Fred Davis (WAS) at Dallas — 1 catch, 23 yards (2.8)
Tony Gonzalez (ATL) at Tampa Bay — 2 catches, 18 yards, 1 TD (8.8)
Evan Moore and Benjamin Watson (CLE) vs. Miami — Moore 2 catches, 19 yards (2.9) Watson 5 catches, 64 yards (8.9)

SIT
Jermaine Gresham (CIN) vs. San Francisco — 4 catches 51 yards (7.1)
Jeff King (ARI) at Seattle — 0 catches (0.0)
Lance Kendricks (STL) vs. Baltimore — 2 catches, 25 yards (2.7)

Kickers
START

John Kasay (NO) vs. Houston — 6 fantasy points (Ranked T-20th)
Jason Hanson (DET) at Minnesota — 17 fantasy points (Ranked 2nd)
Nick Novak (SD) vs. Kansas City — 9 fantasy points (Ranked T-14th)

SIT
David Akers (SF) at Cincinnati — 9 fantasy points (Ranked T-14th)
Shaun Suisham (PIT) at Indianapolis — 13.5 fantasy points (Ranked 4th)
Mike Nugent (CIN) vs. San Francisco — 6 fantasy points (Ranked T-20th)

Defense/Special Teams
START

Arizona at Seattle — 12 fantasy points (Ranked T-8th)
San Diego vs. Kansas City — 6 fantasy points (Ranked T-22nd)
Tennessee vs. Denver — 8 fantasy points (Ranked T-18th)

SIT
Chicago vs. Green Bay — 7 fantasy points (Ranked T-20)
Houston at New Orleans — 4 fantasy points (Ranked T-26th)
New Orleans vs. Houston — 4 fantasy points (Ranked T-26th)

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