Night net Starting a bust is the most frustrating part of fantasy football. Sometimes, it's easy to see who is going to put up a dud performance in a tough
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Week 3 Fantasy Busts: Aaron Jones, Chris Carson among risky 'starts' in committee situations


Week 3 Fantasy Busts: Aaron Jones, Chris Carson among risky 'starts' in committee situations

Night net Starting a bust is the most frustrating part of fantasy football. Sometimes, it's easy to see who is going to put up a dud performance in a tough matchup. Other times, it comes out of nowhere and players just fail to live up to expectations (like Antonio Brown and his 67 yards last week). Either way, it's important to know potential busts for weekly fantasy football rankings so you can have a strategy planned out to help you win.Our bust picks actually exceeded expectations last week, as we were banking on a regression from the Bucs, and in particular, Ryan Fitzpatrick and DeSean Jackson, were able to prove us wrong. At RB, Carlos Hyde and Marshawn Lynch each put up TDs, so they weren't busts either. But now with another week of data under our belts, we should have a better chance to predict the top busts for this week. Week 3 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerThis week, it's going to be best to go with high-volume guys who are going to have chances to produce. If you rely on the guys in this list as they deal with frustrating timeshares or nagging injuries, you could find yourself on our "How You'll Lose" list for Week 3. If possible, you're better served to target our potential sleepers for this week, but if you can't, still try to avoid these potential busts. Week 3 fantasy football busts: Running backsChris Carson, Seahawks vs. Cowboys (Jacob Camenker). Carson was the best RB for the Seahawks on Monday night, yet the team didn't give him a carry for the better half of two and a half quarters. Pete Carroll said he was "gassed" from playing special teams, which makes no sense. As long as Carroll continues to use a frustrating split, Carson can't be trusted.Phil

lip Lindsay, Broncos @ Ravens (Vinnie Iyer). The rookie will be stood up by the Ravens' defense.Aaron Jones, Packers vs. Redskins (Matt Lutovsky). Jones has plenty of long-term value, but we’re guessing he’ll split touches (at best) with Jamaal Williams this week. The Redskins have been solid against the run, too (4.0 yards per carry).Full Week 3 RB rankings​WEEK 3 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWeek 3 fantasy football busts: QuarterbacksMarcus Mariota, Titans @ Jaguars (Camenker).  Mariota is dealing with a nerve issue in his elbow. He didn't play last week and even if he comes back in Week 3, he'll be squaring off against one of the league's toughest defenses. Definitely sit Mariota this week unless you have no other option at QB.Andy Dalton, Bengals @ Panthers (Iyer). Don't go chasing his hot start because the Panthers will scratch him down.Andrew Luck, Colts @ Eagles (Lutovsky). Luck hasn’t looked particularly rusty – and the Eagles just got roasted by Ryan Fitzpatrick – but a road matchup against a tough defense is still a bit of a worry. T.Y. Hilton will probably break a big play, but Luck’s overall ceiling isn’t particularly high.Full Week 3 QB rankingsWEEK 3 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWeek 3 fantasy football busts: Wide receiversLarry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Bears (Camenker). The Bears have allowed 34 fantasy points per game (FPPG) to receivers, which is fourth worst in the league, but don't be fooled. They've played two of the league's best QBs, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson, so far. Sam Bradford is one of the worst starting QBs in the Night net, and he's had trouble getting the ball to a banged-up Fitzgerald this season. That should continue against a tough defense.Keelan Cole, Jaguars vs. Titans (Iyer). They won't be throwing much this one ,and Malcolm Butler is built to play well against him.Corey Davis, Titans @ Jaguars (Lutovsky). It’s cliched and easy to say any No. 1 receiver facing the Jaguars (read: Jalen Ramsay) will struggle, but there’s just too much uncertainty with the Titans’ QB situation to trust Davis here even though he’s getting a good amount of targets.Full Week 3 WR rankingsWeek 3 fantasy football busts: Tight endsJesse James, Steelers @ Buccaneers (Camenker). James had 138 yards and a TD last week. He won't repeat that production even against a weak Bucs defense. The Steelers simply have too many weapons to feed for James to be a top play two weeks in a row.Austin Hooper, Falcons vs. Saints (Iyer). The Saints are containing the middle of the field well early in coverage.Eric Ebron, Colts @ Eagles (Lutovsky). The Eagles were just torched by O.J. Howard on a big play, but Ebron is simply due to have a bad day. Come on, you really think he’s scoring three times in a row? No way.Full Week 3 TE rankingsMORE WEEK 3 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 3 fantasy football busts: DefensesBaltimore Ravens vs. Broncos (Camenker). Without C.J. Mosley, the Ravens looked lost against the Bengals. Case Keenum could have similar success if Mosley misses the Week 3 matchup, so the Ravens may not be as good as people are anticipating.Los Angeles Chargers at Rams (Iyer). Bench all your defenses against the Rams!Full Week 3 D/ST rankingsCincinnati Bengals @ Panthers (Lutovsky). A sloppy Thursday performance by the Ravens raised Cincinnati’s profile, but going on the road against a ball-control offense isn’t going to do anything for its fantasy value.

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