NFL Week 3 Sit/Start Report

DeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray is getting stuffed behind the Eagles pitiful offensive line

SIT – DeMarco Murray:  For those of you who spent a first round draft pick on the former NFL rushing leader, you may not have any other options. Murray has 21 carries for 11 rushing yards. Yikes. To put in perspective his fall from grace, Murray rushed 51 times for 285 yards through two weeks in 2014. The situation is even bleaker due to a hamstring injury suffered in practice on Wednesday. As an owner, you’re hoping Murray plays and dominates the number one defense in the NFL because with each passing week, Murray’s trade value plummets.

SIT – Drew Brees:  Ranked outside the top five quarterbacks to draft before the season, Brees has struggled early barely scratching the top 20. The veteran QB had a tough go against divisional foe, Tampa Bay, whom got lit up by a rookie signal-caller just the week before. Furthermore, Brees was diagnosed with a bruised rotator cuff following week two. Even though Brees believes there is a “reasonable possibility” he plays in Week 3, it’s best to look elsewhere as the Saints travel on the road to face the Carolina Panthers.

SIT – Andre Johnson:  Father time is undefeated. At age 34, Johnson isn’t quite thriving in the preseason favorite, potent Colts’ offense. He’s failed to create separation, doesn’t have the speed to burn defenders, and seemingly lacks chemistry with quarterback Andrew Luck. Johnson recorded two catches in week one and two for a whopping combined total of 51 yards and no scores. In that same time frame, third man on the depth chart, Donte Moncrief, hauled in 13 balls for 168 yards and two scores. The younger, more explosive Moncrief may be stealing targets away from Johnson putting the wideout in the WR 4 range.

START – Brandon Marshall:  Public Service Announcement: Brandon Marshall is a really good receiver. Two weeks into the 2015 season and Marshall already notched 13 receptions for 163 yards and a score in both weeks. The pot will sweeten in week 3, as the battered Eagles will travel to face the Jets in Metlife Stadium. The Eagles have allowed the most points to opposing wide receivers since the start of last season. With a growing chemistry between Fitzpatrick and a chance Eric Decker doesn’t play due to a knee injury, Marshall will be in line for a huge week.

START – Tom Brady:  Well this is a no-brainer. If you have Tom Brady, you should start him every week: especially in the week when he faces the Jacksonville Jaguars. On average, the Jaguars have allowed 15.5 points to opposing QBs in the past 18 games. It’s scary to think, Brady may just have his best game of the season.

 

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