After going 8/16 in Week 1, Week 2 treated us better with an 8/12 performance. That brings the start/sit series to 16/28 (57%) on the season. Let’s keep it rolling with a successful Week 3, shall we?
QB START OF THE WEEK: Russell Wilson, DEN @ MIA (ECR: 16, my rank: 9)
Russ looks like he’s cooking again, folks. He is a top-five quarterback on the season thus far! Plus, Denver will have to throw to keep up with the explosive Miami offense. I expect a solid, startable performance from Wilson.
QB SIT OF THE WEEK: Justin Fields, CHI @ KC (ECR: 9, my rank: 15)
I cannot in good conscience play Justin Fields in this matchup. Road game, strong defense, quarterback with no confidence? No, thank you. I’m taking a wait-and-see approach with Fields for the time being. I’d play the aforementioned Wilson, Jared Goff, and even Deshaun Watson over him.
OTHER QB SITS:
Dak Prescott, DAL @ ARI (ECR: 10, my rank: 13)
RB START OF THE WEEK: Javonte Williams, DEN @ MIA (ECR: 24, my rank: 16)
Okay, yes, I had to fudge the numbers a little on this one. So you get another Bronco and you’ll like it! Williams is likely to get goal-line touches and valuable targets in a game against Miami that projects to be high-scoring.
RB SIT OF THE WEEK: Rachaad White, TB @ PHI (ECR: 17, my rank: 27)
White was productive last week because he played a terrible Chicago defense. Do not fall for this again. He’s not a good player and he will not produce against a much better Eagles unit.
WR START OF THE WEEK: Garrett Wilson, NYJ vs. NE (ECR: 26, my rank: 20)
Start. Your. Studs. And yes, Garrett Wilson is absolutely a stud. He’s surviving Zach Wilson again and still making huge plays on a game-to-game basis. He should not be benched even in a tough matchup against the Patriots.
WR SIT OF THE WEEK: Nico Collins, HOU @ JAX (ECR: 24, my rank: 29)
Collins has the target share you want from a WR2. I’m still not convinced he’s getting the quality of targets necessary to sustain WR2 production against better opponents. He’s still a great flex play on volume alone, but expectations should be tempered for the third-year player.
OTHER WR SITS:
Tyler Lockett (can’t believe I’m doing this again), SEA vs. CAR (ECR: 19, my rank: 27)
TE START OF THE WEEK: Cole Kmet, CHI @ KC (ECR: 17, my rank: 6)
If Justin Fields throws a touchdown this weekend, it will be to Cole Kmet, the most consistent and boring option in Chicago’s offense. DJ Moore is being used incorrectly, the other WRs are inconsistent, and Kmet is the security blanket for a rattled quarterback.
OTHER TE STARTS:
Dalton Kincaid (sorry Jeff), BUF @ WAS (ECR: 16, my rank: 12)
TE SIT OF THE WEEK: Pat Freiermuth, PIT @ LV (ECR: 9, my rank: 24)
This man has two catches for five yards this season! What are we doing here? The offensive line in Pittsburgh is awful, so Freiermuth is being asked to block more and therefore is running fewer routes. He is unlikely to be productive for the foreseeable future.