AFC East Fantasy Breakdown


Well my friend’s, week three is a distant memory. Week four, if you’re not careful, could make for a weak lineup. Injuries abound and confound not just across the AFC but the entire NFL landscape so the wires will be hot and I am still trying to wrap my head around this. The Patriots are on a bye this week and while that makes my day job a bit easier, it’s left me doing overtime here for you all, so lets see who we can find to help you get that W on Sunday.


The Jets and The Dolphins square off in the Miami suburb of London on Sunday so what do you say we just kill two birds with one stone here, and I run down who to start who to sit and who to pick up for this early dance…9:30 AM? Unreal!



Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB2:   Yes it took him a ton of attempts to almost get to 300 yards passing. Yes he tossed three more INT’s last week. But you may be in need of a desperation play and Miami has given up bigger and bigger numbers to opposing QB’s as the season has moved along. If you’re desperate you could do worse this week than Fitz.


Brandon Marshall, WR1: Back-to-back 100-yard games for the first time since maybe high school.   Marshall is not so quietly banging on the top 10 WR door. The Dolphins have given up three scores in the last two games to opposing wide outs.


Chris Ivory, RB2:   Notice all those goose eggs next to Ivory’s name in last weeks box? Well, he didn’t make it to the field. He was active, but not a touch was given to him. That won’t happen this week – the JETS don’t want to drop a second game in a row and certainly not to a div team.   Ivory will be active and in the game plan for Sunday.


Chris Decker, WR2:   I’d move Decker up to a one if he had practiced more this week, but he has been limited at best. Keep close eyes on the in actives before putting him in this week, but if he’s on the field he should be in your line up


Bilal Powell: PPR only people…PPR Only.


Ryan Tannehill, QB2: I just don’t like what I’m seeing from Tannehill the first three weeks. Three picks in the home opener last Sunday just one 300 + yard game to this point. Now add that in with the match up with this top rated JETS D. I just can’t recommend trusting Tannehill.


Richard Mathews, WR2:   Who Murph? Richard Mathews, that’s who people. Mathews now trails only Tannehill in fantasy points in the Miami offense. He has 3 scores on the season and back to back 100 yard games. Need a third WR or flex option Sunday Mathews is the WR you want right now off the Dolphins Roster.


Jarvis Landry, Flex:   Landry gets the targets and makes the grabs, so he moves up to a WR 2 in PPR but he doesn’t always grab the YAC and he hasn’t found the end zone yet.


Lamar Miller, Sit: Miller has been a huge disappointment for his owners, I realize he was dealing with an ankle issue last week but the production just hasn’t been there. Just 2.9 yards per attempt.


Tyrod Taylor, WR1:   I’m not sure how he does it, but he does it. Taylor is the number 5 QB in fantasy and he has a great match up this week. If you’ve been let down by the man you drafted play Taylor Sunday and thank me later.


LeSean McCoy, Sit: McCoy is dealing with a hammy and may be held out Sunday, even if he is active I would look elsewhere.


Karlos Williams, RB1: Williams isn’t just a RB1, he may be a top 10 back this week. A soft match up (Giants) and nose for the end zone (3 scores in his fist 3 games), Williams could be your and my key to winning for weeks to come.


Sammy Watkins, Sit: Watkins is nursing a bad calf. And when he has been healthy his game just hasn’t translated into points. With just one score and one big catch this season Sammy needs to show me something before getting back into WR 3 range.


Percy Harvin, Flex: Harvin leads the Bills in targets and could do some real damage across the middle this week when the Giants come to visit.


Charles Clay, TE1:   People, the Bills included, are starting to wake up to Mr. Clay’s talents and the Giants are giving up real estate to TE’s like the Government did during the Oklahoma land grab. Right now Clay is owned in just over 50% of most leagues, go grab him.


That’s it folks.   Sure, the Patriots are off, but week four has some nice prospects not only in daily but in season long formats as well. Taylor, Clay, Mathews and Karlos Williams are all pickups you should hang onto for the rest of the year. As always take my advise to heart or with a grain of salt – hell, even if you come here to do the exact opposite of what I have to offer. Thanks for reading anyway.

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