Fabiano’s Fantasy Focus: Week 3, Volume II

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Every week during the season NFL Network and NFL.com Senior Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano joins Sports360AZ.com’s Brad Cesmat to share his insight on building and developing your fantasy team for success.

Here are some hi-lights from our most recent conversation (September 23rd) with the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Hall of Famer.

I’m getting a little nervous about Andrew Luck…what do you suggest I do? “Keep starting him. It’s going to turn around. He’s had two tough match-ups in Buffalo and against the Jets. Things will turn around as soon as this week against Tennessee.”

Things have gone from bad to worse in Dallas—best to just ride this out? “Well, there’s not much you can do. If you have [Tony] Romo you go out and pick up somebody like Tyrod Taylor for example. You’re not replacing Dez Bryant. Terrance Williams still has wide receiver three/four value although Brandon Weeden will certainly hurt his appeal. [Jason] Witten might play this week. We’re not sure yet. If he doesn’t, Gavin Escobar becomes a sleeper at a tight end position that’s got a few injuries with some guys banged up after this past week.”

After what we saw last week in Chicago are you high on Larry Fitzgerald heading into Week 3?  “He’s certainly up there at wide receiver. I still love John Brown. I’m a big fan of John Brown. I think he’s going to have a pretty big game this week as well against the Niners.”

Who do you like/want to stay away from at running back this weekend? “I like Latavius Murray against the Browns. Isaiah Crowell. Joseph Randle against Atlanta. I like Danny Woodhead as a nice flex starter. Guys I’m sitting down; Doug Martin, Giovani Bernard who played more last week because Jeremy Hill was benched because of two fumbles. Not a big fan of Joique Bell either. He’s going to be in my sit list for a long time with Ameer Abdullah there.”

How about at the wide receiver? “I like Jarvis Landry, Allen Robinson—who will be on ’NFL Fantasy Live’ on Thursday. Start Steve Smith. Sitting Golden Tate, Mike Wallace and Vincent Jackson against the Texans.”

What quarterbacks do like in Week 3? “If we’re talking starts and sits at quarterback we’re talking Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Carson [Palmer], [Marcus] Mariota who I like. Players I’m sitting: [Matthew] Stafford. I don’t like [Colin] Kaepernick against the Cardinals. I was wrong about [Sam] Bradford last week and I don’t like him this week against the Jets. There’s not many players I’m going to start against the Jets defense. They are that good this year outside of elite players.”

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