Reed's Fantasy Football Corner

Welcome to the first week of “Reed’s Fantasy Football Corner!” I will be giving you my thoughts and opinions on the matchups that I like for fantasy football. I will give my “Starts” and “Sits” of the week for each position. Each will be based on projections and opponents that each player will face that week. Most of my observations will most likely be players you might be on the edge with starting.

Quarterback

Start: Gardner Minshew (vs MIA) Minshew will face the 0-2 Dolphins on Thursday night. Last week, the Miami gave up 417 passing yards against Josh Allen. Expect Minshew to continue a hot trend against a mediocre Dolphin pass defense.

Sit: Kirk Cousins (vs TEN) The Vikings will take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. After a bad showing in both Weeks 1 and 2, try to find another option at QB this week. Even though the Titans gave up a significant number of yards in Week 2 against the Jaguars, do not expect Cousins to find the same success.

Running Back

Start: Chris Carson (@ DAL) Carson has shown the ability to excel in this Seahawk offense. Carson and the Seahawks will be going up against a Cowboy defense which is giving up many yards and big plays so far this season.

Sit: Zack Moss (vs LAR) Moss only had eight carry attempts in Week 2. With the Rams coming to town, Moss will have to deal with a superior run defense and also Devin Singletary stealing rush attempts.

Wide Receiver

Start: Jerry Jeudy (vs TB) With Denver’s WR1, Courtland Sutton, out for the year with an injury, expect Juedy to gain a significant number of targets. The only worry about starting Juedy is his quarterback play with starter Drew Lock is out.

Sit: Emmanuel Sanders (vs GB) After a bad Week 2 against the Raiders, Sanders is a sit. Even with Michael Thomas out, it was quite clear that the Saint offense is looking in different directions to fill that void.

Tight End

Start: Mike Gesicki (@ JAX) One reason that Gesicki is a popular pick to start is that he leads the Dolphins in “Slot” opportunities. So, that means that Gesicki - a tight end - is playing a receiver position. Going up against the Jaguar defense, which gave up many yards last week to tight ends, expect Gesicki to have a good night.

Sit: Chris Herndon (@ IND) In Week 2, Herndon only had one catch for five yards against a depleted 49ers defense. Against the Colts stellar linebacker core, look for another option at tight end in Week 3.

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