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2018 Fantasy Football Week 3 Start-Sit

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Well, what a great start to the 2018 NFL season. The Chiefs‘ offense looks to be match-up proof, “Elite Running Backs”, such as David Johnson, are struggling behind terrible offensive lines, and our bench players are continuing to outscore our starting lineup.

Week 3 will present tough roster decisions. To help with those questions here is the 2018 Fantasy Football Week 3 Start-Sit article.

2018 Fantasy Football Week 3 Start-Sit

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Starts

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs

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Coming off of a decent outing in which he threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns, with zero turnovers, Garoppolo has yet to live up to his preseason hype as a Fantasy Football asset. This should change in Week 3 as he goes up against the Chiefs who allow the most Fantasy points (34 PPG) to opposing quarterbacks.

Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots vs Detroit Lions

Michel saw is first action of the year against a stout Jaguars defense. The good news is he touched the ball 11 times in an explosive Patriots’ offense. Now he goes up against the Lions who allow the second most Fantasy points (31 PPG) to opposing running backs. Look for Michel to have a solid outing this week.

Start of the Week: Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans

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Cole made the catch of the year already in Week 2 with a one handed, Beckham Jr. like, catch and run. He managed to finish the day with 116 yards and a touchdown. Now he gets the Titans who allow the fourth most Fantasy Points (36 PPG) to opposing wide receivers. Start him with confidence.

George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs

Kittle and Garoppolo have done their best Gronk and Brady impression to start the year. After starting the year with 90 yards, Kittle only managed 22 in Week 2. Look for Kittle to rebound in Week 3 against the Chiefs who allow the second most Fantasy Points (14 PPG) to opposing tight ends. Start Kittle as a better option in a shallow tight end position.

Sits

Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles Chargers vs Los Angeles Rams

Rivers has been great to start the year averaging 25 Fantasy points. This week it might be worth streaming another quarterback as Rivers goes up against arguably the best defense in the NFL. The Rams allow the fewest Fantasy points (4 PPG) to opposing quarterbacks. This is a downgrade for Rivers and his pass catching options.

Sit of the Week: Royce Freeman/Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos vs Baltimore Ravens

It looks like a true RBBC in Denver as Lindsay managed to out touch Freeman again, this time 15 to 8. Lindsay totaled over 100 yards and Freeman managed less than 30 but scored a touchdown. This is going to be a frustrating backfield for Fantasy owners. Up next, they get the Ravens who allow the second fewest Fantasy Points (9.2 PPG) to opposing running backs. Sit this backfield.

Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers vs Washington Redskins

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Cobb followed up his 142 yard and one touchdown performance against the Bears with a Week 2 30-yard dud. Now he gets the Redskins with a tough secondary that allows the fourth fewest Fantasy Points (13.5 PPG) to opposing wide receivers. Look elsewhere this week.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans

Seferian-Jenkins had a touchdown called back in Week 1 and then had a touchdown in Week 2. Looks like the Jaguars are going to use him heavily in the redzone. But, as a touchdown dependent tight end, look elsewhere this week as he goes up against the Titans who only allow less than three Fantasy PPG to opposing tight ends.


Check out the rest of our 2018 Fantasy Football content from our great team of writers.

About Alex Hamrick

Alex is an avid fantasy football enthusiast and writer for Fantasy Six Pack. With a background in quantitative methods and analysis, Alex enjoys using statistics and data analytics to develop detailed fantasy football analysis. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AlexBHamrick

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