NFL Week 3 Start Em’ Sit Em’ 2018-2019
Another week of Football is finally here and Matt Bachota and I are here to give you our start em’ and sit em’s for the week. Credit to Matt Bachota for coming up with the players for the start emand sit em’.
Start: Kirk Cousins and Ryan Fitzpatrick
First, Vikings Quarterback, Kirk Cousins, plays the current worst team in the league in the Buffalo Bills who have gaven up huge amounts of fantasy points to Quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Phillip Rivers. Second, Ryan Fitzpatrick, or Fitzmagic(if you will), has two 30+ point fantasy games against the Saints and a top 10 defense in the Eagles.
Sit: Dak Prescott and Case Keenum
Dak Prescott faces a decent Seattle defense far away from home and is prone to have fantasy games with under 20 points, and look for the Cowboys to pound the rock with Ezekiel Elliott at least 20 times today. Case Keenum faces off against a top tier Ravens defense who have given up little to no points at home to Fantasy Quarterbacks, as they have the likes of Marlon Humphrey and Eric Weddle shutting the Wide Recievers down.
Start: Jordan Howard and Matt Breida
Although Howard has yet to have a breakout game, he faces a Cardinals defense that surrendered 18.80 standard points to Chris Thompson and a whopping 29.30 points to Todd Gurley. Expect Howard to get a large portion of carries and for Tarik Cohen to be involved on passing downs. Matt Brieda faces a weak Chiefs defense who gave up 14.50 non PPR points to James Connor last week. Brieda has produced over 26 points through just two weeks of Football(5.10 in Week 1, 21.90 in Week 2).
Sit: LeSean McCoy and Adrian Peterson
Being one of the biggest fantasy busts this season, LeSean McCoy faces yet another tough defense in the Minnesota Vikings, making him an automatic sit. Although he has caught fire, Adrian Peterson will most likely share the workload with Chris Thompson who provides much more to the Redskins offense as a receiving back.
Start: JuJu Smith-Schuster and Nelson Agholor
Juju Smith-Schuster faces a Tampa Bay defense which has given up the most fantasy points to Wide Recievers this season, making him a solid start as a WR2. Agholor is also a solid start, as he matches up against an awful Colts defense, so expect him to get lots of touches as he did last week with 13 receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Sit: Corey Davis and Randall Cobb
Corey Davis will most likely be guarded by Jalen Ramsey, who is a top 3 Cornerback in the league already, and Davis has yet to produce an impressive game. Davis produced 6.20 points in Week 1, and 5.50 points in Week 2 against Houston. Randall Cobb is the clear number 2 option for Aaron Rodgers, however, he will be fighting for targets even more, as Aaron Jones returns today against the Redskins.
Start: Trey Burton and Kyle Rudolph
First, Trey Burton scored over 8 points last week against the Seahawks, including a touchdown, and provided solid production for the Bears. Next, Rudolph has been consistent with over 7 PPG, and has 8 receptions on the season, proving that he is one of Kirk Cousins’ top targets.
Sit: Tyler Eifert and David Njoku
First, Tyler Eifert matches up against a great core of Panthers Linebackers, so he is a sit for this week. Next, David Njoku has slowly been one of Tyrod Taylor’s least targeted pass catchers, so he is a sit for the week as well.
Kickers: Robbie Gould and Dan Bailey
First, expect Robbie Gould to be involved in a shootout as the Chiefs and 49ers are statistically great on offense. Next, new signed Vikings Kicker, Dan Bailey, is the 2nd most accurate kicker in NFL history and has proven to be one of the best Kickers in the league despite dealing with injuries in recent memory.
Sit: Chris Boswell and Caleb Sturgis
First, Boswell has missed several kicks through the first two weeks of the season, making him a sit. Next, Caleb Sturgis isn’t known to be a great kicker and will not get many opportunities as he faces off against the Rams.
Start: Vikings and Bears
The Vikings defense will matchup against a Bills team that has scored just 23 points this season, making them a start. The Bears defense matches up against a terrible Cardinals offense with only having David Johnson, they should be shutdown with the likes of Khalil Mack.
Sit: Broncos and Chargers
The Broncos defense are a sit due to the Ravens offense scoring 70 points through the first two weeks of the season, and will most likely not be able to cover the likes of Michael Crabtree and John Brown. The Chargers face off against an elite offense in the Rams who have Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, and Robert Woods who will most likely light up the Chargers defense, making them a sit.
Credit to Matt Bachota(@mbhershey2 on Twitter), myself(@Asuchdeve on twitter), and Perched on the Gridiron for contributing to this article.