Stripe Hype Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: Week 3

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Sep 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) breaks away from Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Kyle Bosworth (56) for a 20 yard run at the Metrodome to make him the all time rushing leader for the Vikings . Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Adrian Peterson– Sit ‘Em

Bench just about every Viking you got in this game not named Percy Harvin as the Vikings will be down early in this one which will just about render A.P. useless unless he makes a big play in the passing game. If you have a better option at RB, sit Peterson this week.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints- Start ‘Em if you Got ‘Em.

In another high scoring game this weekend the only player I would bench in this one is either team’s defense. Which I doubt anybody owns.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Redskins- Again, Start ‘Em if you Got ‘Em.

The one thing both of these teams have proven this year is that they both have mediocre defenses. So that being said if you own an offensive starter on either one of these teams, start them. That includes the Red Rifle, Andy Dalton.

Maurice Jones-Drew– Start ‘Em

Donald Brown– Start ‘Em

I expect both of these Running Backs to have a big day in what should be an evenly matched game and somewhat low scoring.

Michael Vick– Sit ‘Em

Expect Michael Vick to struggle this week against the Cardinals and for LeSean McCoy to pick up the slack.

Julio Jones and Roddy White– Start ‘Em

I expect the Falcons to be 3-0 after this week and either one of these WR’s to be the reason why.

Ryan Matthews– Sit ‘Em

I don’t think Ryan Matthews will be a significant part of the Charger’s gameplan until next week. I expect that he and Ronnie Brown will split carries his first game back, decreasing any fantasy value either RB would have.

Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos- Sit ‘Em if you Got ‘Em

In what might be the most disapointing game of the week, I am looking at Arian Foster or Ben Tate being the only players in this one with any fantasy value. I would also start the Texans defense and special teams.

Darren McFadden– Start ‘Em

Look for the Raiders to mix up the play calling against the Steelers and find all kinds of ways to get their star RB the ball.

Ray Rice– Sit ‘Em

Now this is contingent on you having depth at the RB position because you never know what’s going to happen with Rice on the field but as any other week, I think the Patriots defense will try to take Rice out of the game and force Joe Flacco to take over the game. Bench Rice this week for a more favorable matchup if you have one.

Monday Night Football- Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

In what should be a primarily defensive ballgame, expect the usual suspects Marshawn Lynch for the Seahawks and Aaron Rodgers for the Packers to put up big numbers in this one.

That will be all for this week. Make sure you keep up with Stripe Hype for all the latest NFL, fantasy football, and Bengals news there is. Have a great fantasy weekend! WhoDey!

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