Looking at week 3, I see a difficult (in my world) decision based on match-ups and YTD performance. I know I could probably go on for another 1000 words evoking my thoughts on the pros and cons of each - but I will try yo keep it shorter than that.
Here is the choice for week 3:
Tony Romo vs Carolina
Eli Manning @ Tampa Bay
My personal feeling is to play Manning in this scenario putting most of the basis on how the defenses they are facing have performed and the looks of each teams offensive scheme so far this year.
My reason for choosing Eli is:
Tampa and Carolina have been a wash YTD on rushing yards with both averaging about 168 yds per game. The biggest difference I see is that the Panther secondary has only given up 302 yards (151 avg per game) to Tampa's 564 - nearly 130 yards per game more.
Carolina has faced teams that can both pass and run (Eagles/Falcons) which Dallas has proven it can do.
Tampa has faced Dallas (1st in rushing yds NFL) and Buffalo (6th in the NFL). Both of these teams (Dallas/Buffalo) have only 100 yds more thru the air than on the ground.
The New york Giants have 578 yds passing and 200 yds rushing YTD. They are a passing team.
I look to see Eli and the Giants exploit the Tampa Bay weak secondary on Sunday.
Your reply, input and thoughts are welcome and encouraged. I hope you all have a great week IRL and Fantasy Football.