Week Three’s Top 5 Fantasy Football Headlines
Each week presents it’s own sets of challenges and moves than must be made when it comes to fantasy football. Let’s see what’s going down for this week.
#1 Ben Tate Is A Not-So-Secret-Secret Weapon
It’s hard to trust a number two running back. It may seem even harder to trust the guy that backs up Arian Foster.
However, in leagues that are 10 teams or deeper Ben Tate is a flex option that is pretty familiar with outings where he generates better numbers than 60-percent of the league’s number one backs.
Last week’s 20-plus point game won’t happen every week but as matchups being what they are, putting Tate out there on the right days can reap big rewards.
#2 Kenny Britt’s Coming Out Party
Kenny Britt was a hot add this week because let’s face it, before his devastating knee injury in 2011 he was carving up defensive backs all over the league.
The Titans have stated that they are pushing the button on his availability this week which means he will see plenty of targets.
After multiple run-ins with the law and his physical issues, Britt has an opportunity to make people forget his troubles.
That being said, he’s a wait-and-see option unless you absolutely, positively need a shot-in-the-arm at wideout.
You could end up banging your head against the wall if he posts a big day but you’ll feel a whole lot worse if screws-the-pooch and he costs you a game.
Kick the tires first before you put him on the road.
#3 Jamaal Charles
Charles flat-out deep-sixed plenty of games last week after he was removed from the game with what the Chiefs are calling a knee bruise.
This week, his drops increased and if you have a chance to add him, do so and stash him.
A bigger problem with Charles is not his split carries with Peyton Hillis or any potential injury concerns, it’s the fact that the Chiefs are getting blown out which is forcing them to play-from-behind.
This good news for Dwayne Bowe owners as the Chiefs are forced to air-it-out to try and stay competitive.
For Charles? Not so much.
Don’t drop him, bench him and wait for the Chiefs to either play a soft defense or get their overall act together.
#4 Titus Young’s Miserable Start
One of the bigger disappointments through two weeks is Titus Young. The speedy second-year man was a shoe-in as a potential draft steal that would crown many managers king.
Along with the rest of his offense, he’s look sloppy and undisciplined. During last Sunday’s game against the 49ers, there were several routes that Young flat out did not finish.
Less than four points in two weeks? Titus has a lot of people looking stupid. Kick him to the curb.
#5 Don’t Trust The Tight Ends in San Diego
Just don’t do it. Antonio Gates was a big part of my personal war chest for years but that ship has sailed. The future Hall-of-Famer is an asset to his team but not yours.
As for handcuffing him with backups, do you really want to waste multiple roster spots on tight ends?
Fight the temptation.