Set My Lineup – Week 3 (Segment 2 of 2)


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#1) Email your entire roster and league rules & scoring to

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#2) That’s it! It is that simple.

***Please note that we can only set a maximum of one line up per person.***

Suggested starters are in bold font.

#1) W. A.

League Settings: PPR with Low Bonus

QB: Derek Carr, Sam Bradford

RB: Devonta Freeman, Jay Ajayi, Ezekiel Elliott, CJ Prosise

WR: Doug Baldwin, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Crabtree, Brandon Marshall, Chris Hogan, Eric Decker, Marquise Lee

TE: Martellus Bennett, Jared Cook

DEF: Bucs

K: Chris Boswell

Matt’s Take: This was a pretty easy lineup for me to set this week. Sam Bradford is out for week 3, so starting Derek Carr is the easy choice. You have 3 of my top 7 RBs this season so I’d roll with DeVonta Freeman, Jay Ajayi and Ezekiel Elliott playing one in your FLEX spot. Your WR’s are a little tougher, Michael Crabtree looks like a legitimate WR1 again this year and having him to double dip with Carr throwing him touchdowns is a nice boost to your lineup. Michael Bennett had 11 targets in week one and Jordy Nelson is trending towards not playing, I think Bennett is the beneficiary of that. Easy starts of Bucs D and Chris Boswell at DEF and Kicker.

#2) Ed

League Settings: None Specified

QB: Matthew Stafford, Alex Smith

RB: Dalvin Cook, Carlos Hyde (Already Started), Ameer Abduhlla

WR: Antonio Brown, Dez Bryant, DeVante Parker, Larry Fitzgerald, Kenny Golladay,

TE: Jason Witten, Evan Engram

DEF: Baltimore

K: Matt Bryant

Matt’s Take: Ed, how excited are you that Hyde finally put up some big numbers!? I’m starting Matthew Stafford this week and think he continues his crusade to be a top 5 fantasy QB this year. Dalvin Cook is an easy start for your second RB position as he’s locked into the bellcow back position for Minnesota. As much as I love Kenny Golladay, you’ve got to start Antonio Brown, Dez Bryant and DeVante Parker this week. Parker gets to take on the 30th ranked Jets Defense, Antonio Brown is my number one overall WR this week and Dez Bryant has the second most targets in the league behind DeAndre Hopkins, so I’m rolling with your big three wide receivers. I know Jason Witten has been putting up some solid and surprising numbers, but I’m rolling with Evan Engram this week with the struggles that Brandon Marshall has had and his budding relationship with Eli Manning.

#3) Chris

League Settings: .5 PPR

QB: Marcus Mariota

RB: Le’Veon Bell, Lamar Miller, Joe Mixon, Jamaal Charles, Chris Carson, James White

WR: Keenan Allen, DeVante Parker, J.J. Nelson, Jamison Crowder, Corey Davis, Kenny Golladay,

TE: Delanie Walker, Charles Clay

DEF: Steelers

K: Graham Gano

Matt’s Take: Well Chris, picking your QB, DEF and Kicker are easy this week so let’s jump into the more difficult choices at WR and RB. At RB Le’Veon is the easy call but then picking between Lamar Miller and Chris Carson is difficult. I’m going to go with the rookie who seems to be the lead back in Seattle. Your wide reciver plays are also pretty easy for me, Keenan Allen is producing like the top ten WR he is, DeVante Parker gets to take on a very weak Jets pass defense and J.J. Nelson looks like the WR1 in Arizona. I trust Delanie Walker more than Charles Clay and he’s proven to be a better tight end the last few seasons and weeks. Plus, Corey Davis is out with an injury so there are more targets for Walker to get.  

#4) Michael

League Settings: .5 PPR, 2 FLEX

QB: Tom Brady

RB: Mike Gillislee, Tarik Cohen, Carlos Hyde (Already Started), Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles, DeAndre Washington

WR: Emmanuel Sanders, Devante Adams, DeVante Parker, Adam Thielen, Willie Snead, Mike Wallace

TE: Coby Fleener, Greg Olsen

DEF: Seahawks

Matt’s Take: Since you only have one option at QB, TE and DEF let’s just say those positions speak for themselves. When it comes to RB you got a great night out of Carlos Hyde on Thursday. Tarik Cohen is a sneaky start this week, but I think he’s going to out touch Howard this week, the Steelers give up a lot of receptions to running backs this year so far and I think the trend continues on Sunday. Mike Gillislee has the goal line role in New England and he has rewarded fantasy owners, keep riding him. Willie Snead and Mike Wallace aren’t real options to me, and without Bradford I don’t like Theilen so the WR starts for me are Emmanuel Sanders, Devante Adams and DeVante Parker.

#5) Frank

League settings : Full PPR

QB: Jameis Winston, Jay Cutler

RB: Jay Ajayi, Isaiah Crowell, Derrick Henry, Tarik Cohen, Duke Johnson, Doug Martin

WR: Mike Evans, Davante Adams, DeVante Parker, Rishard Matthews

TE: Ben Watson, Evan Engram

DST : Arizona Cardinals

K : Matt Prater

Matt’s Take: This is probably the most shocking lineup of the entire write up starting Jay Cutler over Jameis Winston, but Cutler takes on a weak Jets defense and Winston takes on a tough Vikings defense so I lean toward Cutler. Jay Ajayi is a top RB option for a reason and you always start your studs. Isaiah Crowell gets to take on a Colts defense that looks like it has a lot of holes in it and he’s been catching passes out of the backfield. I think this is the week Crow has a breakout. I don’t trust Rishard Matthews so I’d start Mike Evans, Davante Adams and DeVante Parker pretty easily with this lineup. Like I mentioned earlier, I like what I’m seeing between Evan Engram and Eli Manning so fire him up with confidence.