Double your fantasy points with dynamic duos

Adam and Eve. Orville and Wilbur Wright. Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Batman and Robin.

The history of the world has featured an endless array of significant duos.

Last night, as I perused the highlights from around the sports world, a pair of New York Yankees stood out to me. With all due respect to Derek Jeter, the relationship between future Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera and longtime teammate Andy Pettitte jumped off of my television screen.

These two players who came up through the minor leagues together, made their Major League debuts in 1995, won five World Series titles in New York and combined to win and save 72 games as teammates were each calling it quits after this weekend. The emotional embrace between the men on the Yankee Stadium mound they knew so well was a fitting way for the pinstripe clad twosome to go out. Together one last time on that field, but forever linked in the annals of Yankees history.

But enough baseball. Let’s get to what you’re here for, fantasy football. This week has the potential to feature some pretty dynamic NFL duos, too. So, in lieu of the typical one player per position recommendations, I give you some couples to consider:

* Joe Flacco and Torrey Smith – The Bills have given up at least two touchdown passes to every team they have played this season and they rank third worst this week in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers. All of which sets up nicely for the Ravens combo. With Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton on bye, Flacco should be a slam dunk Top 10 QB while Smith has the look of a WR1 in virtually all leagues.

* Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw – The Colts now have the power running backfield they have longed for since hiring new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton from Stanford. As we saw last week versus the stout 49ers defense, these two gentlemen can both be effective fantasy starters on this team. The tandem each scored a touchdown, leading Indy to victory in Week 3, and things set up for possibly a bigger game from them this Sunday at Jacksonville. Richardson is a must-start moving forward for his TD potential and Bradshaw is a solid flex play. As long as Bradshaw stays healthy, he should still receive around 15 touches per game.

* Ben Roethlisberger and Heath Miller – Do you hear that? It’s the sound of the drum I’m beating for Heath Miller this week. Miller — even at less than 100% health — is a very solid plug-and-play starter this week against a Vikings D fresh off surrendering three touchdowns to Browns tight end Jordan Cameron in Week 3. Minnesota also gives up close to 19 points a game to opposing fantasy quarterbacks, and that should make Big Ben a ringer this weekend in London. I’d play Roethlisberger over Andrew Luck, Eli Manning and potentially Tom Brady (if Rob Gronkowski is inactive Sunday night).

* Darren McFadden and Denarius Moore – You were waiting for it. Here it is. The weekly portion of our program in which I remind you that the Washington Redskins defense is historically porous and you should start every reasonable fantasy option you have against them. Run DMC is a perpetual low-end RB2/flex, but could provide RB1 production versus the ‘Skins. Moore, on the other hand, has not been regarded as a reliable gamble until now. He posted 124 yards and a TD on Monday Night Football and gets the single worst defense against fantasy wide receivers served up on a silver (and black) platter this week. Moore should be a nice WR3 and outperform guys like Dwayne Bowe, Andre Johnson, Mike Williams and Greg Jennings.

Finally, the New York Jets defense should be a solid play this weekend if you’re streaming that position. They face a Tennessee offense that I have difficulty believing in two weeks in a row. The Jets defensive front is really coming together and makes them a potential Top 5 D?ST in Week 4.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@FantasyBuddha) and check back on Monday for my Week 5 waiver recommendations.

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