Matchup Analysis - Week 3

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Last week was a fantasy owners dream if you had any players in the Seahawks-49ers, Broncos-Chargers, Eagles-Cowboy games.

They lit up the scoreboard like it was the Fourth of the July and I'm sure there were some very high point totals in leagues of every format.

But week 3 may not be the same.

Today we'll take a look at each game on this week's schedule to give you our initial impressions of whom we think might shine and who might struggle based upon the matchups.

Tomorrow we'll still have our Start or Sit column, but this helps out just as much because not everyone we like makes it onto that list.

And don't forget, each week we'll field your questions regarding lineups, trades, start or sit, waiver wire and everything else you could possibly come up with that has to do with fantasy football.

If you'd like to submit a question, shoot us an email at and we'll do our best to get back to you even if it doesn't make it onto the site as apart of the column.

Chiefs at Falcons

Who to like

Chiefs: Larry Johnson (Don't want to write that, but ugh), Dwayne Bowe.

Falcons: Michael Turner, Roddy White.

Who not to like
Chiefs: Tyler Thigpen, Damon Huard, Kolby Smith .

Falcons: Matt Ryan, Michael Jenkins.

Bucs at Bears

Who to like

Bucs: Earnest Graham, Bucs DEF.

Bears: Matt Forte, Bears DEF.

Who not to like

Bucs: Brian Griese, Antonio Bryant, Warrick Dunn.

Bears: Everyone else on the team.

Raiders at Bills

Who to like

Raiders: Darren McFadden.

Bills: Trent Edwards, Marshawn Lynch, Lee Evans, Robert Royal, Bills DEF.

Who not to like

Raiders: JaMarcus Russel, any WR, Michael Bush.

Bills: James Hardy, Josh Reed.

Bengals at Giants

Who to like

Bengals: T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Giants: Eli Manning, Plaxico Burress, Brandon Jacobs, Giants DEF.

Who not to like

Bengals: Carson Palmer, Chad ______, Chris Perry.

Panthers at Vikings

Who to like

Panthers: Jake Delhomme, Steve Smith, Jonathan Stewart.

Vikings: Adrian Peterson, Ryan Longwell.

Who not to like

Panthers: Muhsin Muhammad, DeAngelo Williams, Dante Rosario.

Vikings: Tavaris Jackson, Chester Taylor, Vikings DEF.

Texans at Titans

Who to like

Texans: Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels.

Titans: Chris Johnson, Justin Gage (Did I just write that?), .

Who not to like

Texans: Matt Schaub, Steve Slaton, Kevin Walter.

Titans: Bo Scaife, Alge Crumpler.

Cardinals at Redskins

Who to like

Cardinals: Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Tim Hightower.

Redskins: Santana Moss, Clinton Portis, Chris Cooley.

Who not to like

Cardinals: Edgerrin James, Ben Patrick.

Redskins: Antwaan Randle El, Jason Campbell (not convinced yet), Shaun Suisham.

Dolphins at Patriots

Who to like

Dolphins : Anthony Fasano.

Patriots: Randy Moss, Matt Cassel, Wes Welker, Stephen Gostkowski, Pats DEF.

Who not to like

Patriots: Laurence Maroney, Jabar Gaffney, Ben Watson.

Dolphins: Everyone else.

Saints at Broncos

Who to like

Saints: Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, David Patten.

Broncos: Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Michael Pittman, Tony Scheffler, Eddie Royal.

Who not to like

Saints: Jeremy Shockey, Saints DEF, Robert Meachem.

Broncos: Selvin Young, Andre Hall, Broncos DEF.

Lions at 49ers

Who to like

Lions: Calvin Johnson, Jon Kitna, Roy Williams.

49ers: Frank Gore, J.T. O'Sullivan, Bryant Johnson.

Who not to like

Lions: Kevin Smith, Shaun McDonald, Rudi Johnson.

49ers: Vernon Davis, Isaac Bruce, 49ers DEF.

Rams at Seahawks

Who to like

Rams: Steven Jackson, Torry Holt, Josh Brown.

Seahawks: Julius Jones, Keary Colbert, John Carlson.

Who not to like

Rams: Marc Bulger, Randy McMichael, everyone else.

Seahawks: Koren Robinson, T.J. Duckett, Billy McMullen.

Jaguars at Colts

Who to like

Jaguars: Matt Jones, Fred Taylor.

Colts: Reggie Wayne, Peyton Manning, Anthony Gonzalez.

Who not to like

Jaguars: David Garrard, Maurice Jones-Drew, Jerry Porter.

Colts: Joeseph Addai, Marvin Harrison, Colts DEF, Dallas Clark.

Steelers at Eagles

Who to like

Steelers: Hines Ward, Ben Roethlisberger, Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes.

Eagles: Brian Westbrook, Donovan McNabb, LJ Smith, DeSean Jackson, Greg Lewis.

Who not to like

Steelers: Rashard Mendenahall, Steelers DEF, Heath Miller.

Eagles: Eagles DEF, Jason Avant, Reggie Brown, Lorenzo Booker.

Browns at Ravens

Who to like

Browns: Kellen Winslow Jr., Braylon Edwards (can't give up).

Ravens: Willis McGahee, Ravens DEF, Matt Stover.

Who not to like

Browns: Derek Anderson, Browns DEF, Jamal Lewis, Donte Stallworth, Syndric Steptoe.

Ravens: Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Derrick Mason, Todd Heap.

Cowboys at Packers

Who to like

Cowboys: Tony Romo, T.O., Marion Barber III, Felix Jones, Jason Witten.

Packers: Aaron Rogers, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver.

Who not to like

Cowboys: None.

Packers: Ryan Grant, Packers DEF, Donald Lee, James Jones.

Jets at Chargers

Who to like

Jets: Thomas Jones, Jerricho Cotchery, Brett Favre, Laveranues Coles.

Chargers: Phillip Rivers, Chris Chambers, Vincent Jackson, .

Who not to like

Jets: Chansi Stuckey, Leon Washington, Bubba Franks.

Chargers: LaDanian Tomlinson, Antonio Gates, Chargers DEF.

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