Fantasy Football is all about match-ups and choosing the right players to sit or start each week. Week 3 brings some high risk, high reward opportunities for fantasy owners deciding on whether or not to bench Andrew Luck and Tom Brady for widely available quarterbacks with more favorable match-ups such as Sam Bradford and Philip Rivers.
Andrew Luck doesn’t particularly play well on the road and is traveling to San Francisco for a very tough match-up against the 49er’s. Tom Brady is coming off one of his worst starts in recent memory and will be taking on a much improved Tampa Bay defense.
His primary weapons will be former college quarterback (Julian Edelman) and two rookie receivers Kembrell Thompkins & Aaron Dobson who had major issues holding on to the ball last week against the Jets.
Luck could struggle in San Francisco and Brady owners should be wary if Rob Gronkowski doesn’t end up playing on Sunday. Sam Bradford and Philip Rivers have intriguing match-ups and have outperformed both Luck and Brady so far this season.
The Rams have faced early deficits in their first two games this year and Bradford has been forced to throw early and often. Don’t expect anything different this week as the Rams head to Dallas to take on a Cowboys defense that has already allowed six passing touchdowns in two weeks.
The Rams could find themselves in a shootout in Dallas and Bradford could have a field day with his young and speedy receivers. Grab Bradford if he’s available because he might be a top 12 quarterback from here on out.
Philip Rivers is off to a great start through the first two weeks of the season. He’s thrown 7 touchdowns and has only one interception thus far.
Rivers appears to have regained his confidence working under new head coach, Mike McCoy. Fantasy owners were really down on Rivers coming into the season, but he has done nothing but perform at a high level so far. Rivers doesn’t have as favorable of a match-up as Bradford, does but he might just have another big game if his offensive-line can continue to give him time to operate.