Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

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Wyatt Cushman, Staff Writer |

Start ‘em: Bilal Powell Running Back, New York Jets — So far this season Powell has been second fiddle to Matt Forte in New York. However, Forte exited last Sunday’s game with an injury, paving the way for Powell the rest of the game. He was given 15 carries and found the end zone against Miami and that increased workload should continue, even if Forte plays. Powell is put into consideration this week against the Jaguars.

Start ‘em: Davante Adams Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers — Adams and the Packers squeaked out a win last week against the Bengals, and this week they will stay at home to face the division rival Bears. Green Bay’s offense hasn’t clicked on all cylinders this year, but Aaron Rodgers is still one of the best quarterbacks to ever do it and when he’s on your side there’s always a reason to be optimistic. Adams has a shot to find the end zone a few times Thursday night against the Bears.

Start ‘em: Any New England Patriots Wide Receiver — The Patriots have put up huge numbers this season and are on pace to score over 60 touchdowns. A week ago, Tom Brady and Co. scored over 40 points and this week they will look to exploit a Panthers secondary who just gave up three touchdowns to Drew Brees. If you have a Patriots skill player, you may want to have him in your lineup this week.

Sit ‘em: Cam Newton Quarterback, Carolina Panthers — Contrary to Tom Brady, this season Newton has struggled through three games. The 2015 MVP hasn’t finished anywhere close to the top 10 for quarterbacks in any game so far, even after an amazing opportunity a week ago against the Saints. As the Panthers head to New England this week, I would consider other options at quarterback.

Sit ‘em: Michael Crabtree Wide Receiver, Oakland Raiders —  Crabtree had one of the best games of his career in Week Two against the Jets, scoring three touchdowns and racking up 80 yards. However, he and the rest of his team struggled in Week Three in Washington. To make matters worse, Crabtree is questionable this week with a chest injury. A trip to Denver with a body that isn’t 100 percent makes Crabtree an undesirable player this week in fantasy.

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