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Cash’s All In/Fold Week 3

Cash’s All In/Fold Week 3

Quarterback – All In

Jimmy Garoppolo49ers (@ Chiefs)

The Chiefs defense has often been referred to as having a “swiss cheese secondary.” They have given up a ton of yards and touchdowns through 2 games this season. Jimmy G and company should benefit in yet another high scoring game involving Kansas City. News flash – I also love me some Patrick Mahomes in this game. But, that seems obvious.

Kirk CousinsVikings (Vs. Bills)

Is there anything that can stop Cousins from posting similar numbers as he did last week in Green Bay? Yes, this game could get out of hand early. Leaving the Vikings with little reason to sling the ball around in the 2nd half. That being said. You should feel confident in Cousins as a QB1 again this weekend.

Matthew StaffordLions (Vs. Patriots, Sunday Night)

Stafford started the season out pretty rough vs. the Jets in week 1. But, he bounced back in a big way last week in San Francisco. I’d expect a similar performance at home against the Patriots this Sunday night. Tom Brady and company rarely lose 2 games in a roll. The Lions will likely be trying to “keep up” most of this game.

The Not So Obvious Guy

Alex SmithRedskins (Vs. Packers)

Coming off a no passing touchdown game last week against the Colts. I see Alex Smith and the rest of the Redskins putting together a solid fantasy line at home vs. the Packers. This will likely be a high scoring game. Assuming Aaron Rodgers can play.

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Quarterback – Fold

Andrew LuckColts (@ Philly)

I know I know. Fitzmagic just lit up the Eagles last week. A magician never reveals his tricks. So, I honestly can’t tell you how the guy is doing it. I can tell you, that, it’s very unlikely that Luck and the Colts will find similar success.

Marcus MariotaTitans (@ Jacksonville)

Banged up. On the road. Jaguars defense. No thank you. Even if Mariota is able to suit up this weekend. There is absolutely no reason you should consider starting him.

Case KeenumBroncos (@ Ravens)

Quarterbacks have not faired well in Baltimore the past couple of seasons. If you are a Keenum owner, you likely have a better option on your roster.

The Not So Obvious Guy

Philip Rivers – Chargers (@ Rams)

It’s going to be hard to sit a guy who has started off so well this season. However, the Rams have a nasty defense. I could see Rivers posting a decent stat line while the Chargers try to keep up. But, I would consider other options this week.

Running Back – All In

Jordan HowardBears (@ Cardinals)

Give this guy the damn ball. This matchup screams for a breakout game for Howard. The Cardinals are bad. How bad? Their kicker, Phil Dawson, hasn’t even ATTEMPTED a field goal or an extra point in the first 2 games combined. Let that sink in. The Bears come to down with a legit defense that may just make that a 3rd consecutive game. Once they have a comfortable lead, expect Howard to see a lot of action.

Tevin ColemanFalcons (Vs. Saints)

Coleman got the start last week due to Freeman being inactive. He did not disappoint. His day could have been even better if Matt Ryan’s 2 touchdown runs went to him. But, hey, that’s fantasy. He’ll get the nod again this week and should have plenty of touches to put up a solid day.

Giovani BernardBengals (@ Panthers)

Similar to Tevin Coleman. Bernard is getting an opportunity due to an injury from the guy ahead of him on the depth chart. Gio has shown in the past that he can produce when given the chance. He should be pretty active on the ground and in the air in this one.

The Not So Obvious Guy

Matt Breida49ers (@ Chiefs)

Starting a guy who is leading the league in rushing is usually pretty obvious. But, we aren’t talking about Todd Gurley or Ezekiel Elliott here. Alfred Morris has seen more carries. But he hasn’t done a whole lot with them. It’s looking more and more like Breida is taking the job. In what should be a high scoring game in Kansas City, Breida is a good bet to keep his hot hand going.

Running Back – Fold

LeSean McCoyBills (@ Vikings)

In my Fold section for the 3rd consecutive week. Just in case you are tempted to start him. There’s very little reason to. The Vikings have very few flaws on defense and McCoy is unlikely to exploit whatever ones they do have. Keep him on the bench.

Seattle Seahawks (Vs. Dallas)

Until the Seahawks figure out how they want to use Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny, how can we? Currently, it is a situation to completely avoid. They are both roster stashes for the time being.

Indianapolis Colts (@ Eagles)

Copy and paste from Seahawks running back. While there is a trio of intriguing names in Indy. I wouldn’t feel good about starting any of them. Roster stash until it plays out.

The Not So Obvious Guy

David JohnsonCardinals (Vs. Bears)

This is a bold one. I know. A high first-round pick in startups. Healthy. Probably can’t afford to sit him. I get it. It’s hard to strongly consider it. It’s not the talent of David Johnson I am worried about. As I mentioned earlier. The Cardinals offense is bad. They have 1 touchdown and 0 field goals. They haven’t even attempted at field goal. It’s getting ugly. I would start someone like Gio Bernard over him. If Jay Ajayi is ruled out, I would strongly consider starting Corey Clement over him as well.

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Wide Receiver – All In

Will FullerTexans (Vs. Giants)

When Fuller is healthy and on the field with a healthy Deshaun Watson. He is a must-start. And I am not sure how you could argue against that. Problem is that Fuller can’t seem to stay healthy. Time will tell. It is a week by week situation. This week, start.

Allen RobinsonBears (@ Cardinals)

Coming off a 10 catch game. I expect more of the same. Trubisky should look his way often again this weekend. My call of the week (I have a call of the week?) is that ARob finds the end zone at least once.

Chris HoganPatriots (@ Lions)

Hogan saved his fantasy day last week with 2 touchdowns at Jacksonville. Otherwise, his stat line through 2 games is 4 catches for 53 yards. Ouch. Things should change this Sunday night in Detroit. I believe the Patriots are going to score a lot of points in this one.

The Not So Obvious Guy

Pierre Garcon49ers (@ Chiefs)

I considered both Garcon and Marquise Goodwin in this spot. I like them both this week. Garcon should benefit from a healthy target share.

Wide Receiver – Fold

Kelvin BenjaminBills (@ Vikings)

The only hope for some fantasy production here is in garbage time. You can do better. Easily.

Jordy NelsonRaiders (@ Dolphins)

Nelson has seen the field plenty. Derek Carr simply isn’t looking his way. It could be because Nelson isn’t the same guy as he used to be. Or, maybe the chemistry simply isn’t there. Either way. Avoid.

Corey DavisTitans (@ Jaguars)

A very popular pick in startups this year. Davis has a very bright future. The problem is. The Titans offense doesn’t have a very bright today. With Mariota banged up. You likely have a better option this week.

The Not So Obvious Guy

Larry FitzgeraldCardinals (Vs. Bears)

Cleary, I don’t like any fantasy options for the Cardinals this week. Fitzgerald also left the game last week with a hamstring injury. It doesn’t sound to be serious. Still, he is a bench this week.

Tight End – All In

Evan EngramGiants (@ Texans)

Engram scored a good chunk of garbage points in last weeks game vs. the Cowboys. Fantasy points are fantasy points. The Giants, on paper, have a loaded offense. However, Eli Manning isn’t the same QB he used to be. That being said. I expect Engram to be heavily involved in Houston.

Jordan ReedRedskins (Vs. Packers)

Reed has shown to be one of the best tight ends in the league when healthy. Cleary, that is the issue. He has constantly shown up on the injury report since he came into the league. He’s healthy now though. And he’s been one of Alex Smiths favorite targets. He’s a TE1 in week 3.

O.J. HowardBuccaneers (Vs. Steelers, Monday Night)

One of my favorite picks to have a breakout season. He’s had a couple big plays to produce solid fantasy numbers. You can’t count on big plays every week, though. What intrigues me is that his teammate Cameron Brate has yet to receive a catch. And hasn’t been on the field much in general. Howard should continue to see more and more usage. And the Steelers secondary has been very generous.

The Not So Obvious Choice

Charles ClayBills (@ Vikings)

If you punted on the tight end position and are desperate this week. Consider Charles Clay. Over the first 2 games of the season the Vikings stout defense has shown to be vulnerable to the tight end position. I see Clay being very involved as Josh Allen’s safety net.

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Tight End – Fold

Jonnu SmithTitans (@ Jaguars)

I was very high on Jonnu as a sleeper this season. With Delanie Walker’s season-ending injury you would expect an opportunity to open. Eventually, it will. But it’s going to take some time. Jonnu is a great player to stash. But not worth starting yet.

Eric EbronColts (@ Eagles)

Scoring a touchdown in each game this season will make Ebron a tempting start. I say he’s better off on your bench. Despite giving up a huge play to O.J. Howard last week. The Eagles will likely shut down the tight end this week.

Tyler EifertBengals (@ Panthers)

Perhaps someday Eifert can get back to his old self. That day is not today. Quarterback Andy Dalton simply does not look his way often enough to rely on as a consistent fantasy option.

The Not So Obvious Guy

Jesse James – Steelers (@ Buccaneers)

An extremely popular waiver add this week. Understand that James stat line last week was a, for lack of a better word, fluke. We have seen him have a decent game here and there over the past couple seasons. But he is not consistent enough to rely on. 


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About The Author

David Cash

I started playing fantasy football when I was 13. I joined a league with my dad and a bunch of his buddies. The rest is history, as I have been addicted ever since. I joined my first dynasty league in 2010 and the addiction got even stronger. There are very few things I am as passionate about as I am for fantasy football. Currently, I am in 6 dynasty leagues and 3 redraft league. As well as being very active in DFS.