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Week 3 Fantasy Football Start/Sit, DFS & Rankings



In this weekly article series, our Writer, Zach Zander (@ZTwiceFF), will help you make those tough decisions through Start-Sit picks, DFS Fades & Sleepers, along with Weekly Rankings! So far through 2 weeks, we have 14 correct picks, 2 that neither helped nor hurt your team and no misses!

 

Starts




Allen Robinson II @ ARI

I am choosing to ignore Week 1 against a stellar Bills Defense with the redemptive Week 2. Robinson received 5 targets for 4 catches, 53 yards, and a TD. He also has a TD called off on a penalty. I trust McVay and Stafford to get Robinson even more involved going forward, similarly to Woods and OBJ in 2021. His matchup this week is a juicy one, facing the in-division team out of Arizona. Last week against LV, the Cardinals doubled Davante Adams and made the Raiders try to beat them with the other weapons. We can expect a similar game plan against Cooper Kupp, leaving room for Robinson and Higbee to pick up more targets.


Tua Tagovailoa vs BUF

Wow. A historic Week 2 for the Dolphins with Tua throwing for 469 yards and 6 TDs (!!) finally showcased Tua's ceiling in this offense. Many will choose to sit Tua vs a top-tier defense from Buffalo. I am not one of those people, with there likely to be another shootout in Miami, Tua should throw a lot in Week 3. Even if Tua is slowed down, all it takes is one good play from the explosive duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to save his fantasy week.


Cordarrelle Patterson @ SEA

Patterson is a great start in Week 3 facing Seattle, who has allowed the 8th most rushing yards in 2022 (TeamRankings). Patterson popped in Week 1 scoring 22.6 PPR points and struggled last week in LA facing the Rams stout rush defense. I expect Patterson to be very involved in what looks like a good spot for the Atlanta offense to put up some points. Start him as an upside RB2 this week.


Logan Thomas vs PHI

At the TE position, all you can do is chase targets if you're not a Kelce/Andrews/Waller manager. Thomas has shown he is back healthy in 2022, receiving 11 targets through two games in a surprisingly explosive Washington Offense. Those targets should continue in Week 3 facing Philadelphia at home.

 

Sits




Cole Kmet vs HOU

I don't need to say much here other than that the Bears passing offense is at an all-time low volume, and no one has seen that more than Kmet. He has yet to catch a pass in 2022, receiving only 2 targets so far. The Bears offense should pass more going forward but until we see otherwise, Kmet shouldn't be considered a streaming option.


Daniel Jones vs DAL

Simply put, Daniel Jones has not looked great and the Dallas defense is a good unit. Unless you have no other option, fade Daniel Jones this week.


Devin Singeltary @ MIA

Whenever Singletary gets touches, he looks great. The problem is that he's only run the ball 14 times through 2 games. Both games had positive game scripts that seemed ideal for the Bills to run the ball and keep the clock moving but instead they keep the pedal to the medal and gave touches to Moss/Cook. In a likely high-scoring affair in Miami, I don't see Singletary getting much work.


Allen Lazard @ TB

Until I see it from Lazard, I can't play him. He missed Week 1 with an injury and scored in Week 2 but only received 3 targets. The Tampa Defense is elite and just shut down the New Orleans offense. In a likely grinder of a game, I'll pass on all Green Bay pass catchers.

 

DFS

 

Targets


Marcus Mariota ($5,500)

Miles Sanders ($5,500

Jakobi Meyers ($5,000)

Irv Smith ($3,100)

Baltimore D/ST ($3,000)



*All prices are from DraftKings

 

Fades


Tom Brady ($6,000)

James Conner ($6,200)

Adam Thielen ($5,900)

Mike Gesicki ($4,300)


*All prices are from DraftKings

 

Streaming Options


QB: Jimmy Garappolo @ DEN

TE: Irv Smith Jr vs DET

K: Wil Lutz @ CAR

D/ST: NYG vs DAL


 

Rankings

 

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Thanks for reading! Follow @ZTwiceFF, on Twitter for more Fantasy Football content throughout the season, and hit him up with any of your Start/Sit or Waiver questions.

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