A massive part of succeeding in fantasy football is playing the match-ups and setting the right lineup. Obviously there are some players, like Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, that should never be left on your bench no matter their opponent, but for most this is not the case. Below are my picks for who you should start and who you should sit this week at each position.
Jay Cutler v NYJ
I never thought I'd be telling people to start Cutler but it looks like I just might be. Okay, maybe don't start him over Derek Carr or Matt Ryan, but I think Jay could have a solid game against a weak Jets team, making him a great streaming option this week.
Andy Dalton v GB
After his first two weeks it should be a given that Dalton shouldn't be in your lineup, however some people might be hoping for a bounce back. Well I can tell you that it won't be happening this week. Green Bay's defensive front destroyed the less than impressive Seahawks O-Line in Week 1 and I can see Mike Daniel's and the gang causing big problems to a similarly bad Bengals offensive line this week. Leave Andy alone until further notice.
Ty Montgomery v CIN
Montgomery was my must start running back last week and I will happily give him that title again in Week 3. The game script is likely to be positive for Ty coming up against a Bengals team in turmoil and I have no doubts that he'll be an RB1 this week.
Ameer Abdullah v ATL
I have a feeling Atlanta are going to get a good lead early in this contest, forcing Stafford and the Lions to quickly abandon a run game they don't have much confidence in in the first place. This will leave Abdullah starved of touches as Riddick continues to see the bulk of the passing work. Abdullah is a flex option at best.
Doug Baldwin v TEN
This is going to be the breakout week for angry Doug, it has to be. Baldwin has has suffered massively from the lack of quality on the Seahawks offensive line as it's forced Russell Wilson to spend most of his time scrambling around the field instead of looking for his number one target. With a matchup against the Titans, a team without a particularly special pass rush or secondary, I can see Baldwin putting up WR1 numbers and hopefully pull in a touchdown.
Larry Fitzgerald v DAL
I know the matchup looks good on paper but Carson Palmer targeted both Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson more than Larry Fitzgerald against the Colts last week and until I see anything change in Arizona, Fitz won't be gracing my lineup.
Eric Ebron v ATL
I can't really explain this one, I just have a strange feeling Ebron's going to get a touchdown or two this week.
Evan Engram v PHI
The rookie tight end has been Eli's most reliable target through the first two weeks but I expect that to change against the Eagles. The Philly front seven will have Manning on the ground before he even has a chance to look up and throw the perfect seam pass to Engram, so leave him on your bench this week.
Mowlem is a sports writer from Reading, United Kingdom. All articles are written by Reece Mowlem (unless stated otherwise).