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Week 3: Start 'Em

Though these players might normally be on your fantasy bench, they might be worth starting this week. This week's picks include Andre Brown, Daryl Richardson, Donnie Avery, Brandon LaFell, and Anthony McCoy.

The Raiders' offense has been pathetic over the first two games of the season and that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Using the west coast offense, they barely go downfield and when they do, the receivers have difficulty getting open and catching the ball. They have mostly used short passes to the RBs and TEs, with their lack of faith in their receiving corps. Through the first two games, the most reliable receiver has been their 4th year TE, Brandon Myers. While his stats won't jump out at you, he has put up solid numbers in his first two games, especially if you're in a PPR league. Myers has caught all 11 of his targets for 151 yards. With QB Carson Palmer's lack of faith in his receivers, look for him to continuously look for his TE. If you're in a TE league and didn't draft one of the top guys or have Aaron Hernandez or Fred Davis (both injured), take a look at Myers. (That goes double if you're in a PPR league)

Going into this season, there wasn't much talk about Dennis Pitta in the fantasy world. After two weeks into the season his ears are starting to heat up as people keep talking about him. He's on the verge of a must start in TE leagues and with a few more weeks like the last two, he will be worthy of starting in non TE leagues. Over the first two weeks of the season, Pitta leads the Ravens in all receiving categories. He has been targeted 23 times, catching 13 of them for 138 yards and a TD. Everyone around the Ravens had been raving about him all training camp; it just took the rest of the league a few weeks to listen. If you need help at TE or flex, give Pitta a start.

Injury Status: Out - Hip

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings