If you are 3-0 so far this year congrats! Truth is most people are not, but as they say “slow and steady wins the race” and that’s the theme for this week’s stock report.
Week Three is here, and hopefully you aren’t 0-2. Don’t worry, it’s still not panic time…but it very well could be time to shake some things up. As always, let’s recap last week’s predictions before looking ahead.
Because we at MSF try our best to get you our Start Em, Sit Em picks before everyone else, we have to take a few chances. One of the downsides to coming out with these picks on Tuesday is that we won’t know all of the injury updates that come out later in the week. We answer your questions and update our predictions accordingly as more information comes out.
However, a few predictions didn’t pan out this week because of injuries (either during the game, or because guys with nagging injuries didn’t end up suiting up on Sunday)…so out of fairness to me, we are going to throw out Michael Vick, Felix Jones, and Dez Bryant.
So besides those guys who caught the injury bug, I went 29 out of 46 overall…a little under 65%. I improved from week one…and that’s exactly what you should try to do from week to week in fantasy.
In case you’re a bit dissatisfied with one or more of your starters at a particular position, and trolling the waiver wire in search of a guy who could be a Week 3 boon, this post is for you.
I’ll provide a few names at each position that are owned in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues who might be able to provide more of an immediate impact than someone else on your roster.
The Week 17 start em, sit em lineup advice post is up.
Looking back at my Week 3 Start Em, Sit Em post as I begin Week 4’s, and it was a pretty solid week.
The definite hits: Derrick Mason (start), Brent Celek (start), Denver D (start), Carson Palmer (sit), Ben Watson (sit), Donnie Avery (sit).
The definite misses: Trent Edwards (start), Dallas D (sit).
The ones I predicted relatively well but touchdowns (or lack thereof) skewed value: Steve Slaton (start), Cedric Benson (sit).
All in all, a pretty solid week, and hopefully most of the 157 comments on that post led to sound fantasy decision making for everyone.
And now, it’s time to do it all over again.
As we pointed out in our recently posted NFL Week 4 TV schedule, odds, and picks post, the following teams all have byes this weekend: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles. Obviously keep that in mind when you’re setting your lineups.
And remember: I’m trying to avoid the obvious choices here and instead pinpoint guys that folks might be on the fence about. And as we do every week, I will do my absolute best to answer every question that comes through in the comment section.
[Editor’s Note: At some point in the not-to-distant future, MSF will be holding special, “members-only” Sunday morning live chats to help you out with all of your last minute fantasy football decision making. We are going to be hosting these sessions at our new MSF community at Explodium.com.
I’ll be writing a post at some point soon telling you about Explodium, but it’s pretty badass. When you click on the link, you do have to sign up, but it’s free…and trust me, the benefits are there well beyond our Sunday morning fantasy help.]
Now, onto the Week 4 start ’em, sit ’em picks: