DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring a 52-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

2011 Fantasy Football Week 3: Eric Decker Still A Fantasy Start With Brandon Lloyd's Return

Fantasy football owners would be wise to still start Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker on Sunday. Brandon Lloyd returns, but he might need time to get back into things.

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Week 3 NFL Injury Report: Fantasy Football Owners Make Decisions On Denver Broncos

With the exception of Elvis Dumervil, the other three Denver Broncos who were injured in Week 1's game against the Oakland Raiders are listed as questionable or better for Week 3's game against the Tennessee Titans. But the only one likely to play is wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, the only player listed as probable.

Champ Bailey's hamstring, Knowshon Moreno's hamstring and D.J. Williams' elbow are likely to keep them out of this game. However, for fantasy purposes Moreno and Lloyd are the only ones that impact individual offensive positions on fantasy football teams.

Let's break down the positions once again:

QB: Kyle Orton is not a top-tier starter and if he is starting for a team it better be for a really deep league. He's not a bad option, but he's better as a backup.

RB: Even if Knowshon Moreno manages to get a few carries Willis McGahee should be a START after last week's 100-plus yard performance. He might not get as many carries this week, but Lance Ball isn't going to take away his opportunities in the end zone.

WR: Brandon Lloyd is probable for this game and he is Kyle Orton's favorite target. However, Eric Decker emerged last week as a solid option following his five-reception, 113-yard, two touchdown performance. START Decker and Lloyd, but look for Decker to be involved in the return game as well.

TE: Daniel Fells remains the starter and with rookie tight end Julius Thomas out he stands to gain a few more looks. However, that doesn't make him a great option. Could be a START at a flex position if needed.

K: Matt Prater is still going strong here.

DEF: Chris Johnson could run wild against this defensive line. Kenny Britt could take advantage of a secondary without Champ Bailey. SIT

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2011 Fantasy Football Week 3 Start/Sit Options: Eric Decker Could Be Hurt By Brandon Lloyd's Return

Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee and WR Eric Decker had breakout games last week, but Knowshon Moreno and Brandon Lloyd could cool them down if they return to the field.

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