Week Three Start'em and Sit'em
Here we are, week three in the fantasy football world. Week two was slightly better to the Guru. We just have to hope that week three can be better. Although it is still early, each week can be a critical one. Especially when you are playing for some big money.
While there was some quality play last week, remember we do not chase points. Just because a player explodes on the scene, does not necessarily mean that we should run right out, grab him, and start him. Grab him maybe but wait to start him until we see some positive trends. Thus, in saying all of that let us take a look at who to play and who to not play in week three.
Daniel Jones - New York Giants
Why would I say start a guy that has turned the ball over some 40 times in his young NFL career? Well because they have a very favorable matchup against the Atlanta Falcons defense. You see, the Falcons have given up the most fantasy points to the position in the first two weeks of the season. That is why we are saying play Jones in week three.
Ty’Son Williams - Baltimore Ravens
Williams has grasped the starting role and Baltimore and taken off with it. He has looked very good for the 1-1 Ravens through two weeks. It makes sense to start him in week three against a defense like the Detroit Lions. They got gashed by the Green Bay Packers last week, Aaron Jones had 115 yards and four TDs against the Lions. Thus, making Williams a no-brainer.
Zach Pascal - Indianapolis Colts
Pascal has been the most solid receiver for Carson Wentz and the Colts this season. He has caught 82% of the passes thrown his way. He has a pretty good week three matchup against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are the leagues worst when it comes to fantasy wide receivers. Play Pascal!
Cole Kmet - Chicago Bears
Kmet has seen his role increase this season. The second-year tight end has played 74% of the Bears offense snaps through two weeks. The Bears face the Cleveland Browns this week. While the Browns are not the Browns of old, they are still friendly to the TEs, allowing 15 FPPG to the position.
The Broncos defense has been one of the best through two weeks. They have gone one the road and defeated The Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars pretty handily. Next up, the New York Jets. Plus, it is the Broncos home opener. Great defense for week three.
Tom Brady - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I know you all are saying “This guy is dumb as a box of rocks!” However, given his week three matchup Brady has more bust potential than boom. The Rams have one of the best pass rushes in the league. They also boast the best defensive player in the NFL, Aaron Donald. I think this is the week Brady settles down.
Mark Ingram - Houston Texans
You might be thinking that Ingram is a solid play with Tyrod Taylor being on the shelf. That is exactly why he is a sit. With a rookie QB in Davis Mills starting on Thursday Night, The Carolina Panthers are to stack the box and make the kid try and win the game for the Texans. A RB against 8 or 9 guys is no bueno.
Marquez Callaway - New Orleans Saints
Callaway was the preseason hype at the WR position. However, he has not lived up to that hype through two weeks of the regular season. Couple that with a road trip to New England and Callaway finds a seat on the bench.
Mike Gesicki - Miami Dolphins
Gesicki’s value will drop the longer that Tua Tagovailoa is out with his rib injury. After the action was done last week, He finished as the 18th ranked TE in PPR leagues. While Jacoby Brissett may be a veteran, he is not a solid passer. I look for Miami to try and establish Myles Gaskin more in week 3.
Washington Football Team
Stay away from the Washington Football Team in week three. They have to travel to Buffalo and take on the Bills. I am not confident in this team’s ability to get off the field on third down. The struggles for them are real. That and they are playing Josh Allen and a Bills offense that put up 35 last week. Do not play around with Washington in week three.
Rondale Moore - Arizona Cardinals
Moore is quickly becoming a quality target for Kyler Murray and the Cards offense. Last week he finished with 114 yards on seven catches. Week three brings another friendly opponent in the Jacksonville Jaguars. Moore could easily see his way into your flex spot.
The Panthers have the Thursday night game. I try to stay away from Thursday Night players/teams because if they choke you are down a player with minimal output. Nonetheless, the Panthers are a quality play against Davis Mills. Look for the Panthers to be all over Mills with multiple turnovers and sacks.
There you have your squad for week three. Can you continue your winning ways? Good Luck!
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