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Up From The Pit Fantasy Football: Week 3 Preview

September 18, 2014

Week three is already here, with Thursday Night Football pitting the pissed off Falcons against a Buccaneers team that looks like they gave a journeyman QB the starting job based on the best short stretch of football he is likely to ever have. Because they did, and payed good money for the privilege.

Our Bengals host the Tennessee Titans , hoping to move to 3-0 with arguably their best player, AJ Green still questionable with a toe injury. New OC Hue Jackson has shown some welcome creativity to compensate, finding a lot of interesting ways to get the ball in the hands of super speedster Gio Bernard. More focus on the running game will make Unaccompanied Minors happy, especially with Jamaal Charles out for multiple games with an ankle sprain.

Other interesting match ups on the schedule for this weekend. The struggling 49’ers will face a stiff defense against Arizona. However Carson Palmer will once again sit leaving Drew Stanton under center. This game could get ugly, but if the Cardinals pull off the win at home they will be will 3-0 and in 1st place. Which is nice.

The big afternoon game features the once again unstoppable Broncos vs the suddenly mortal World Champion Seahawks in a Super Bowl rematch. Oddly enough, the Chargers pulled off their upset of Seattle last week using ball control tactics that Denver will have trouble replicating. The normal advice to sit players against the Hawks D is void of course, never bench a Bronco. But you might have to get more points from other roster spots than usual.

Adrian Peterson has been essentially removed from the Vikings roster until the Commissioners Office is satisfied with the resolution of his legal issues. This is bad news for the team with his replacements looking hardly Jesus-y. This is probably the end of his career in Minnesota.

As always, check your lineups and the injury reports before kickoff. And good luck.

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