Isaac’s Fantasy Football Corner — Week 3

Isaac Hunt

Week three tip: Save the emotions for Facebook. The biggest mistake a fantasy football competitor can make is starting his favorite player over someone who obviously has a better matchup. 

En fuego: Both the Ravens and Patriots need wins. Expect Baltimore to use its signature smash-mouth style of football and give Ray Rice a bounty of carries to help relieve pressure off the passing game.

Heated: Cam Newton. Tony Romo and Josh Freeman had performances that led the Giants’ passing defense to the 22nd rank. Newton is a much bigger threat than New York’s previous two opponents.

Chilled: Redskins D/ST will suffer greatly the rest of the season with the loss of Brian Orakpo. The first test will come against Cincinnati whose offense has proven itself with Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and BenJarvis Green-Ellis.

Frigid: Carson Palmer will suffer greatly if Darren McFadden (averaging 2.1 yards per carry) can’t get the ball rolling against the Steelers’ feared defense, currently ranked fifth against the pass.

Week Three Random Fact: Tom Crabtree’s fake field goal touchdown did not count towards the Packers’ special teams points because it was a forward pass and not a return.