3 To Start In Fantasy Football: Alex Smith, Keenan Allen, Kyle Rudolph

By Matthew Wood
Alex Smith
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This might be the worst week of the season in fantasy football in terms of bye weeks, injuries and just plain lousy matchups. Just about every owner will have to make some tough decisions about who to start, who to sit and may end up scrambling just to find players who are actually going to be on the field this week.

That said, there are some great plays that should have big weeks. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs: After three-straight touchdown-less games, Big Al broke out in a big way with 225 yards passing and two touchdowns last week. The secret: He kept the ball spread around, targeting 10 different receivers. With a juicy matchup against the lowly Buffalo Bills defense, he should throw for multiple scores and even run for some yards,as well.

Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: The rookie had a rather quiet game before the bye in which he only had 67 yards on three catches. Expect him to get back to the century mark in receiving that he hit the two previous weeks, as he has led the team in targets for most of the season. Philip Rivers loves him and you should too, especially against a Washington Redskins D that is giving up the third-most yards to receivers this season.

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Sure, he’s put up rather average stats so far this season. But can you blame him with the quarterback carousel that’s been going around in the Twin Cities? Christian Ponder is back under center this week, and Rudolph has seen the most of his success with the starter coming into the season. He leads the team in targets, yards and catches this year, and gets a Dallas Cowboys squad that has been getting absolutely torched lately in the passing game.

Matthew Wood is a fantasy football writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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