Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is the ultimate look at the best and worst matches based on a PPR rating system in fantasy football. This column will not cover elite NFL players like Josh Allen, Jonathan Taylor or Cooper Kupp. Instead, I’ll look at the players you have questions about who might exceed or fall short of expectations at each position. For all of your final fantasy roster decisions, be sure to check out my weekly player rankings which will be updated daily throughout the NFL season.
Fabs Top 10 Wide Receivers
1. Cooper Kupp at Cardinals
2. Justin Jefferson against the Lions
3. Stefon Diggs in Dolphins
4. Ja’Marr Chase at Jets
5. Davante Adams at Titans
6. Tyreek Hill vs. Bills
7. Amon-Ra St. Brown at Vikings
8. AJ Brown at Lions
9. Deebo Samuel at the Broncos
10. Michael Pittman Jr. vs. Chiefs
Week 3 Start ’em, sit down: QUARTERBACKS | BACK RUNNING | WIDE RECEIVERS | TIGHT END | KICKERS & TEAM DEFENSES
Week 3 Start Them: Wide Receivers
Beginning of the week
Courtland Sutton vs. 49ers (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC): Sutton is coming off a big game against the Texans, posting a fantastic seven catches and 19.7 points. He should continue to see a lot of targets, especially with Jerry Jeudy hitting, and I like the game against the 49ers. Their defense has given up nine touchdowns and nearly 23 points per game to wide-field receivers since Week 13 2021.
Marquise Brown vs. Rams (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox): Brown recorded a fantastic 27.1 points in his first two games with Arizona, and I would keep him active in what could be a barnburner against the Rams. SI Sportsbook has the O/U at 50, and LA’s pass defense has allowed the third-most fantasy points to wide-field receivers in their last eight games. Brown has completed nearly 80% of its routes in 2022.
DJ Moore vs. Saints (1 p.m. ET, Fox): Moore has a tough game on paper this week, against a Saints defense that has allowed the fifth-fewest points for receivers fielded since Week 13, 2021. However, he’s also scored 15+ points in four of his last five. matches against them. , including three games with more than 20 points. He should remain in fantasy rosters as a No. 2 wide or flex starter.
Allen Robinson II to Cardinals (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS): Robinson bounced back from a Week 1 stink, scoring a fantastic 15.3 points in a win over the Falcons. He’ll be on the flexible starting radar again this week, as he faces a questionable Cardinals team that has allowed nine touchdowns and the seventh-most fantasy points to wide-field receivers in their last eight games since the season. last.
DK Metcalf vs. Falcons (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox): Metcalf has had a slow start to the 2022 campaign with Geno Smith under center, scoring just 16.1 points in his first two games. I would still have faith in the veteran though, as he has a positive game against Atlanta next. Their defense gave up a fantastic 30+ points per game to wide-field receivers in their first two games of the season.
• Christian Kirk at Chargers (4:05 p.m. ET, CBS)
• Mike Williams vs. Jaguars (4:05 p.m. ET, CBS)
• Jakobi Meyers vs. Ravens (1 p.m. ET, Fox)
DFS Good Deals
• Allen Robinson at Cardinals ($5,700)
• Curtis Samuel vs. Eagles ($5,100)
• Jakobi Meyers vs. Ravens ($5,000)
Week 3 Sit ‘Em: Wide Receivers
Seat of the week
Ju Ju Smith Schuster at Colts (1 p.m. ET, CBS): Smith-Schuster saw 11 targets in his first two games with the Chiefs, splitting time between wide runs and from the slot. This week’s game against the Colts isn’t great either, as their defense allowed the position 10th-fewest points. It’s also hard to predict the Chiefs’ spreads, so I’d view Smith-Schuster as a risk-reward flex.
Elijah Moore vs. the Bengals (1 p.m. ET, CBS): Moore has seen a lot of snaps in his first two games, but he’s passed by Garrett Wilson and is tied with Corey Davis. He is also third in fantasy points in this trio. I’m worried about Moore this week because the Bengals have allowed the fewest runs to fielded receivers after two weeks. This is where Moore performed most of his mountain pass routes.
Darnell Mooney vs. Texans (1 p.m. ET, CBS): This week’s game against the Texans is good on paper, as their defense gave up an average of almost a fantastic 40 points to fumbles in their first two games. The problem was usage, as Mooney saw five targets (two catches) in his first 89 offensive shots. At best, I would consider it a flexible risk-reward option in most PPR leagues.
Brandon Aïyuk at Broncos (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC): Aiyuk produced a respectable 11.3 fantastic points in last week’s win over the Seahawks, but I’d be wary of him when the Niners visit the Broncos. Their defense has been tough with wide-field receivers allowing the third-fewest points this season and the fourth-fewest points at the position since Week 13, 2021. I’d keep Aiyuk on the sidelines in fantasy football.
Robert Woods vs. Raiders (1 p.m. ET, Fox): Woods was considered Tennessee’s No. 1 wide receiver heading into the regular season, but that hasn’t been the case. Despite playing more snaps than any other wide, the veteran is third in targets and averaging just a fantastic 5.1 points. At this point, Treylon Burks looks like the only wide receiver in Tennessee worth a flyer in fantasy lineups.
• Chase Claypool at Browns (Thursday 8:20 p.m. ET, Prime Video)
• Jarvis Landry at Panthers (1 p.m. ET, Fox)
• Allen Lazard at Buccaneers (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox)
• Allen Lazard at Buccaneers ($6,000)
• JuJu Smith-Schuster at Colts ($5,500)
• Darnell Mooney vs. Texans ($5,300)
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