Start ’em, sit ’em has been pretty rough so far in the early goings of Week 3. Those who bet online and started Christian McCaffrey in fantasy were bummed to see him leave early with a hamstring injury. Let’s see fantasy owner can have better luck come Sunday.
Start ’em: Daniel Jones
It’s probably not a popular pick but Daniel Jones is in line for a nice performance. He put up nearly 30 fantasy points against the tough Washington Football Team last week and now faces the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta has allowed over 28 points to opposing quarterbacks in each of its first two games. With Jones being a threat to run the football, he could end up stuffing the stat sheet. And maybe the Giants are a good option for NFL game betting.
Sit ’em: Zach Wilson
A lot of people are still holding out hope that Zach Wilson can turn it around and become a solid fantasy quarterback option in the future. However, that just isn’t going to be the case this week yet again. He threw four interceptions last week and was under constant duress in the pocket. Now he lines up against a Denver Broncos defense that has been causing problems in both games.
Start ’em: Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor hasn’t been the explosive, touchdown fiend that everybody has expected heading into the year. This may finally be the week that he turns it around though when he gets a soft Tennessee Titans defense. He does, in fact, lead the league in carries inside the 5-yard line. Eventually, Taylor will get over the hump and put together a multi-touchdown game.
Sit ’em: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Clyde Edwards-Helaire shouldn’t be started this weekend and not just because he fumbled the game away last weekend, but because he is the 46th overall back this season in terms of points. Many expected him to be heavily involved in the passing game but through two games, he has just three receptions to show for it. Andy Reid has been good in the past about giving his running backs second chances, but there is doubt that Clyde may see his workload drop even more.
Start ’em: Cooper Kupp
Cooper Kupp was phenomenal last weekend once again. The chemistry between him and Matthew Stafford is incredible and has turned him into a must-start player at the position. While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may look like a bad matchup, they have allowed the second-most points to opposing receivers. It is crazy to think he won’t have another successful game being his quarterback’s favorite target.
Sit ’em: Marquez Callaway
There is still some potential when it comes to Marquez Callaway, but he shouldn’t be in starting lineups until he proves he deserves it (in the regular season). Despite being so hyped, he has just 22 receiving yards and Jameis Winston barely looks his way. Plus, he is playing the New England Patriots this week who have a defense that just completely dominated the New York Jets. Again, there’s potential, but he isn’t worth the risk right now. Avoid the Saints for NFL predictions for now too.
Start ’em: Noah Fant
We mentioned Noah Fant in our article last week and while he didn’t have a tremendous game, he put together four catches for 33 yards and a touchdown. This week, he gets an equally great matchup with the Jets. Fant is one of the best fantasy tight ends in the league and has good chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater. He should get a lot of looks throughout this game.
Sit ’em: Eric Ebron
So much for Eric Ebron proving everybody wrong. He has been virtually invisible this year in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense. In two games, he has just 19 yards on one reception. He got two targets in his second game but didn’t connect on either. On top of that, Ben Roethlisberger is banged up.
Start’em: Matt Prater
The Jacksonville Jaguars are playing the Arizona Cardinals, which makes Matt Prater a beautiful play in fantasy. Jacksonville has allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing kickers this year because its defense has been atrocious. Arizona also has one of the best offenses in the league with Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins leading the charge. There will be opportunities aplenty or Prater.
Sit ’em: Evan McPherson
Evan McPherson hasn’t been a bad kicker for the Cincinnati Bengals. The problem is his matchup against the Steelers. Their offense turned it on late in their last game but had far too many horrible drives and turnovers to get McPherson in field goal range. It’ll be tough again versus the Steelers.
Start ’em: Denver Broncos
Last week, we put the Patriots in this spot for the sole reason of them playing the Jets. This week, we have the Broncos here for the same reason. Denver has some incredible playmakers on this side of the football and gets to play a confused and flustered offense. The sacks and the turnovers should be here for Denver this week.
Sit ’em: Minnesota Vikings
Opposing fantasy defenses against the Seattle Seahawks have scored a total of three points. The Minnesota Vikings aren’t going to be the team to change that pattern. They have allowed over 24 points in both of their games this season and face such a talented Seattle offense. If Minnesota wants to win this game, they are going to have to put up a lot of points.