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September 25, 2009

Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Start/Sit Rankings (Week 3)

Here they are—Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 3 to help you decide who to start and who to sit on your fantasy football team.

1. Andre Johnson (HOU) – He was able to more than make up for a disappointing week 1 by toasting the Titans secondary for 149 receiving yards and 2 scores. While you probably can’t expect him to repeat week 2’s lofty fantasy effort, Johnson might just be in the neighborhood against a suspect Jacksonville pass defense. Start the man.

2. Marques Colston (NO) – It’s like 2007 all over again as the Brees to Colston connection appears to be back in full swing. Colston has already managed to find the end zone 3 times in his first 2 games. He should be able to continue the trend with a very favorable match up against a Buffalo pass defense that has been more than kind to wide outs through the first 2 weeks.

3. Reggie Wayne (IND) – Following a monster week 1, Wayne had high expectations heading into week 2 in what looked to be a cupcake match up against Miami. Unfortunately, the Colts barely had the ball on offense and when they did, the Dolphins threw everything but the kitchen sink at Wayne. It made for a nice evening for TE Dallas Clark, but Wayne never really had a chance. Look for him to rebound nicely against a generous Arizona secondary. He should have plenty of opportunities this week.

4. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) – He will have his work cut out for him in a tough week 3 match up against a solid Colts pass defense. The good news is that Indianapolis has yet to see a passing attack anywhere close to that of Arizona and they certainly haven’t faced a WR of Fitzgerald’s caliber this year. When it comes to Fitzgerald, we have never seen a match up we didn’t like and he may be the only receiver we can say that about. That said, he does need to improve his reception and yardage totals to get back to top shelf form, but we like that he’s finding pay dirt as usual.

5. Randy Moss (NE) – We were optimistic that Moss could overcome a bad week 2 match up against shut down corner Darrelle Revis and the Jets. It just wasn’t meant to be, but week 3 has rebound written all over it against an inexperienced Falcons pass defense. Look for Moss to get back on track with this match up. Hopefully, Wes Welker will be back this week to take the heat off. Check injury report: back

6. Steve Smith (CAR) – Let’s see, a stud receiver leading the NFL in targets against a Cowboy secondary that has been torched in each of their first 2 games. We like the odds. Start him.

7. Greg Jennings (GB) – Maybe it was his sore wrist or maybe the stars were just out of alignment, but something was definitely a miss for Jennings to get shut out in week 2. It just goes to show that even the best fantasy options can go AWOL from time to time. We wouldn’t bet a major organ that it can’t happen again, but so long as he is healthy, which he now appears to be, we will recommend him for your starting line up. Jennings should rebound nicely against a weak Rams secondary. Start him with confidence in week 3.


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