AFC East Fantasy Breakdown Wk3



As we head into week three of our shared obsession, The AFC east is setting the world on fire.   Multiple players on every team in the division dot the top twenty fantasy landscape and many of them have amazing match-ups this week that you could exploit to continue to move you up in the standing and even put some cash in your pockets – so lets Breakdown week three.



Dolphins: The Dolphins stay in the division this week and take on Rex Ryan and his pissed off Bills.   The thing is, the Dolphins are pissed off at themselves after losing to the Jags in week two – the issue with Miami is that they are banged up after their short road trip.


Ryan Tannehill, QB1:   after a week one let down, Tannehill bounced back with a great day. If you took my advice and started him in week 2, you got him putting up 359 yards and a pair of TD passes. Look for him to keep up the tempo this week and again give you a 20 plus point effort.


Lamar Miller, Sit: Miller is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry. Add an ankle injury to this pathetic output and you can see why I’m recommending you sit Mr. Miller for Week 3. The fact that the Bills have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing backs since the start of last season may have something to do with my recommendation.


Jarvis Landry, WR2:   Landry had a great day last week posting the first 100 yard game of his career. But again, he didn’t find the end zone. With a banged up Miller, the Dolphins will be throwing often and most of that will go Landry’s way – 12 points.


Devante Parker, Sit: I’d like to. I really would, but he’s still just a guy to stash.


Jordan Cameron, Sit:   Well that didn’t take long, did it. Cameron is no stranger to the tubs and with a banged up groin, I’m not trusting him to be a part of the plan this week.



Bills: Rex had his Bills so geared up for their week 2 match with the Patriots they stumbled, bumbled and fumbled their way out of any hope by halftime. Lets see if he can rein them in this week and help you out.


Tyrod Taylor, QB2: Taylor is the 6th ranked QB in fantasy and I’m still not trusting this man – not yet. Most of his numbers last week were garbage time. If you drafted Romo, Matt Ryan, Jameis Winston or Matt Stafford stash Taylor on your bench and play wait and see – 16 points.


LeSean McCoy, RB1:   McCoy gave us double-digit numbers last week facing off against the Pats.   While Miami has a much better rush D than New England, I see Shady being used more in the passing game as weeks go along (keep an eye on his Hammy) – 10 points.


Carlos Williams, Sit: I know you’re tempted, but don’t. He isn’t seeing the ball enough and while he has two scores in Buffalo’s first 2  games, its not enough. to trust.


Bills WR3 – yes Harvin, Woods and Watkins are all WR threes this week. This run first, ground and pound game of Rex’s just hasn’t shown me that they are more than 3’s or deep Flexes this or any week yet.



Jets: the Jets are off to a great start – both in the standings and for Fantasy owners. They have another match-up that works to their advantage Sunday when the Eagles come to town.


Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB2:   Fitzy has been nothing if not consistent this year. Game one – 2 TD 1 INT. Game two – 2 TD 1 INT. If you need to stream a QB this week Fitzpatrick is your man.


Chris Ivory, RB2:   Ivory may be a top ten back at the moment, but he is a game-time decision. This week, add in the fact that Bilal Powell is taking snaps from him at the rate he is. It’s touchy – by the way, pick up Powell if you have the space – 10 points.


Eric Decker, WR2:   When I’m wrong, I’m wrong – and last week, I was so wrong about Decker. If Decker is healthy this week and on the field, you can plug him in as a WR 2 – 8 points.


Brandon Marshall, WR1: Marshal has rejuvenated himself (again), and while he is still interested in playing football, you need to ride the wave. The Eagle’s secondary is a train wreck – 15 points.



Patriots: After laying waste to the Bills in week two, Tom Brady’s revenge tour comes home to face the Jags. If you own Patriots (and since your reading this, I assume you do) get them into your lineup.


Tom Brady, QB1: Brady has literally torn apart the opposition in the first two weeks of the season. This week won’t be any different. If you showed Tom the respect of drafting him late he is going to keep paying you back and taking revenge on all your opponents for passing him by – 29 points, and that’s conservative.


LeGarrette Blount, Flex: Blount barely saw the field in week two, but Belichick game-plans from week to week. While LeGarrette didn’t see the field last week that’s no reason to think he won’t Sunday.


Dion Lewis, RB Flex: while Blount has been on the sidelines watching the games, Dion Lewis has been chewing up and spitting out the competition. As I said above, the Hoodie is someone who is tough to judge when it comes to RB usage but how can you sit the number 5 back in fantasy- 10 points.


Julian Edelman, WR1: Edelman may not be the prototype WR1 in the league, but he has sure been doing a great impression of one. Twenty-two receptions, close to 200 yards and 2 scores already this season. Enjoy people enjoy.


Aaron Dobson, WR3: I’m not ready to flex Dobson at this point, but he showed last week that he can be one of Brady’s go to guys. If you’re in a 3-WR league, he may pay off for you Sunday.


Ron Gronkowski, TE1:   besides QB’s there are only 2 position players who have more fantasy points than Rob Gronkowski – we could be witnessing something epic this season between Brady and Gronk – 20 points.



That’s it People. Remember, if I didn’t mention them they shouldn’t be in your lineups. And no Kickers and D/st are on you, as always take my advice to heart or pass it by. I won’t take it personally.



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