Week 3 of the NFL season provided a good reminder to fantasy football players—certainly one that’s good for me to have every now and again: don’t overthink it.
1) “Should I sit Russell Wilson this week? The Seahawks should run all over Jacksonville.”
I dropped Wilson in my rankings based on just that premise, and his yardage was a good indication that Seattle didn’t need to pass much. But four touchdowns later, it should be noted that just because something should happen doesn’t mean it will.
2) “Should I start Sam Bradford over ?”
Yes, Bradford had two good games. And yes, his completion percentage and quarterback ratings are both career bests thus far. But he hasn’t proven anything over the long term yet, and should be used with caution until he shows that back-to-back decent fantasy performances are more than blips on the radar.
3) Not just anyone can be Peyton Manning.
I never could’ve predicted seven touchdowns in Week 1, but I did note that Manning wa