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Start/Bench: Week 3

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Hello everyone, hope you've had a great first two weeks of the season. Although, it's been fun it's now time to make some hard decisions. Based on the first two weeks of the season I've had to release some players from the 'Studs' list. It's possible that others should have also been let go, or that others should have been added, but I needed at least another week of evidence before making any other moves.

Now on to Week 3's Start/Bench.

 

QUARTERBACKS

STUDS

Aaron Rodgers
Drew Brees
Tom Brady
Cam Newton
Matthew Stafford
Eli Manning
Matt Ryan
Tony Romo
Philip Rivers
Ben Roethlisberger


DROPPED FROM STUDS LIST:

Jay Cutler, Peyton Manning


START


Andy Dalton, Cincinnati at Washington: The Redskins have given up over 300 yards passing and three touchdowns in each of the first two games. And when one of the quarterbacks feasting on the Washington defense is named Sam Bradford, you have to feel pretty good about your chances. The emergence of Andrew Hawkins and the steady ground game of BenJarvus Green-Ellis have taken some of the pressure off of young stud, A.J. Green, and should allow 
Dalton a chance to keep up with RG3 in what should be a high-scoring affair.


Robert Griffin III, Washington vs. Cincinnati: One good turn deserves another, as the Bengals have given up over 300 yards passing and two touchdowns in each of their first two games. And when one of the quarterbacks feasting on the Cincinnati defense is named Brandon Weeden, you have to feel pretty good about your chances. RG3 has been simply fantastic and regardless of the defense you have ride the rookie until he shows us otherwise. Also, not only are the Bengals weak against the pass but they are also very generous in the running game. Just an FYI for when 
Griffin turns into a running back.

Brandon Weeden, Cleveland vs. Buffalo: Wow, talk about a quick turnaround! Who would have thought that Weeden would throw for 322 yards and two 
touchdowns without an interception after his 118-yard, four interception performance in Week 1? This week he'll get to face a Buffalo defense that has given up 567 yards and five passing touchdowns in the first two weeks. As you'll see below, Trent Richardson is going to force the Bills defense to respect the run giving Weeden the time he needs to be effective. 

 

BENCH


Kevin Kolb, Arizona vs. Philadelphia: Andy Reid is not going to allow Kevin Kolb the opportunity to embarrass him. Besides, that mustache has 
already beat him to it. The Eagles defense has only allowed 350 passing yards and one touchdown while picking off five passes in its first two games. Don't let last week's upset of the Patriots cloud your judgment.


Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville: The Jaguars are so bad versus the run, having given up 321 yards and five rushing touchdowns in the first 
two weeks, that teams don't really have to pass to beat them. But then again, maybe there's a reason that opposing teams choose to run on the Jags as they've yet to give up a passing touchdown despite having allowed 465 yards passing in the first two games. Either way, Luck is still a match-up play and I think I'd rather just wait for a better one.


Peyton Manning, Denver vs. Houston: Oh, Peyton, what happened? Three picks in the first quarter! Were you actually trying to out-do brother 
Eli by digging a deeper hole in order to make a more dramatic comeback? Well listen up, you're no Eli. Especially after being dropped from the 'Studs' list. You've earned a benching this week especially against the No. 1 defense in fantasy versus quarterbacks. The Texans have only allowed 295 yards passing and one touchdown while picking off three passes. If you really have any Pixie dust now's the time to use it.



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