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.
Trevor Siemian v OAK
Oakland gave up 365 passing yards to Kirk Cousins last week and I expect to see Siemian have his season high passing total this week against a tepid Raiders defence. Trev played much better than expected through the first two weeks and despite having a poor game last week, he's set to bounce back as he returns to home turf in Week 4.
Cam Newton v NE
It's easy to get sucked into matchups and a see that the Patriots give up the most points to opposing QB's but don't let that fool you into thinking the Cam will have an easy day in Foxborough. Newton hasn't looked right so far this year following his offseason shoulder surgery and until I see him looking healthier, I'm keeping Cam out of my lineup no matter who he's playing.
Joe Mixon v CLE
I know it was only one game but Mixon is finally trending upwards and getting close to the number of carries he deserves. The talent is unquestionable and I'm predicting a break out week for the rookie against a Browns team that looks to be heading to yet another awful season.
Marshawn Lynch v DEN
The Denver run defence looks almost as good as their pass defence this year and even managed to hold Zeke Elliott to under 10 yards rushing just a few weeks ago. To make a long story short, Beast Mode is going to struggle this week, refrain from starting him.
Adam Thielen v DET
While Diggs gets all the headlines due to his touchdowns, Thielen actually has more receptions AND more yards than his teammate and with a relatively good matchup against the Lions, Thielen is a PPR must start this week.
T.Y. Hilton v SEA
As tempting as it will be to play Hilton this week after he finally put up good numbers in Week 3, but you have to remember that it was against Cleveland. I know the Seahawks haven't looked as good as expected so far this season but they're still a huge step up from the Browns and I can't see T.Y. making you happy this week.
Jason Witten v LAR
Tight end has been the hardest position to predict so far this year, which is often the case, and this week is no different. However I do expect Witten to have a solid game against the Rams and hopefully pick up a touchdown.
Marcedes Lewis v NYJ
Last week was an anomaly, don't do it.
Mowlem is a young sports writer from Reading, United Kingdom. All articles are written by Reece Mowlem (unless stated otherwise).