Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 3

It’s Week 3 which usually means the injury monster has started to rear its ugly head (prayers up to Trey Lance, you’ll be back!). If you have older, injury-prone players on your roster like Derrick Henry, James Connor and Leonard Fournette to name a few, it would be in your best interest to get some younger insurance for them in case the inevitable happens. Injuries can be hard to predict, but there are ways to minimize their damage to your roster.

One way is to invest in the youth movement happening at the wide receiver position. So far through 2 weeks, this season is the year of the rookie wide receiver, with a handful making an immediate impact for their respective teams. First round wideouts Drake London, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Jahan Dotson and Treylon Burks have all shown flashes or have had very productive games early on. While Jameson Williams, coming off an injury in the national title game, is on the verge of making his highly anticipated debut in the high octane Lions offense any week now.

My advice is to grab one of these talented wideouts before they break out. This will greatly increase your odds of winning a championship at the end of the year without breaking the bank.

David Montgomery – Bears RB

Montgomery is coming off a solid performance in Week 2 against the Packers where he rushed 15 times for 122 yards, the only thing missing was a trip to the end zone. This week he will look to rectify that with multiple TD’s against a Texans defense that are ranked dead last against the run.

Montgomery has shown signs of burst with 6 runs of 10+ yards against the Packers along with 8 broken tackles. This does not bode well for the Texans who are one of the worst tackling teams in the NFL. Expect the Bears to go Full Monty and gash the Texans in Week 3 on the ground.

David Montgomery Week 3 Projections: 18 rushing attempts, 133 rushing yards, 3 receptions, 22 receiving yards, 2 rushing TD’s

QBs to Start

Tua Tagovailoa
Jimmy Garoppolo
Derek Carr
Kirk Cousins
Jared Goff

RBs to Start

Leonard Fournette
James Robinson
Kareem Hunt
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
AJ Dillon
Josh Jacobs
Ezekiel Elliott
Miles Sanders
Chase Edmonds
Antonio Gibson
Darrell Henderson
Breece Hall
Tony Pollard
JD McKissic
Cordarrelle Patterson
Jeff Wilson Jr
Rhamondre Stevenson
Jordan Mason
Darrel Williams

WRs to Start

Garrett Wilson
Christian Kirk
Mike Williams
Amari Cooper
Brandin Cooks
DK Metcalf
Rashod Bateman
Drake London
Jahan Dotson
Gabriel Davis
Allen Robinson
Diontae Johnson
Brandon Aiyuk
DeVonta Smith
Chris Olave
Russell Gage
Josh Palmer
Jakobi Meyers
Tyler Lockett
Noah Brown
Greg Dortch
Richie James
Corey Davis

TEs to Start

Kyle Pitts
Gerald Everett
Tyler Conklin
TJ Hockenson
Logan Thomas

Travis Etienne - Sit em Week 3 2022

Week 3 Sit ’em

Travis Etienne – Jaguars RB

Etienne has been a fantasy disappointment for many of his owners who feel burned after spending a 3rd round pick on the Jags RB1. James Robinson’s miraculous return from injury has ruined Etienne’s sophomore year coming out party, earning 25 touches to 12 while playing ahead against the Colts in Week 2. In Week 3 they will face an elite Chargers defense that didn’t allow any Chiefs RB to score in their TNF matchup. Fade Etienne this week and avoid another mediocre performance in your lineup.

Travis Etienne Week 3 Projections: 7 rushing attempts, 33 rushing yards, 3 receptions, 25 receiving yards, 0 TD’s

QBs to Sit

Russell Wilson
Mac Jones
Justin Fields
Davis Mills
Matt Ryan

RBs to Sit

James Connor
Damien Harris
Cam Akers
Rashaad Penny
Melvin Gordon
Nyheim Hines
Dameon Pierce
Mark Ingram
Ken Walker III
Michael Carter
Khalil Herbert
Devin Singletary
Tyler Allgeier
Rex Burkhead
Kenneth Gainwell
Eno Benjamin
Zach Moss
Boston Scott

WRs to Sit

Darnell Mooney
Allen Lazard
Jarvis Landry
Elijah Moore
Robert Woods
Treylon Burks
Chris Godwin
Robbie Anderson
Sterling Shepard
Chase Claypool
Devin Duvernay
Nico Collins
Kadarius Toney
Sammy Watkins
DeVante Parker
Christian Watson
George Pickens
DJ Chark

TEs to Sit

Dawson Knox
Robert Tonyan
Austin Hooper
David Njoku
Albert Okwuegbunam

If you have any questions about your lineup for this week, you can find me on our Facebook group, Fantasy Couch Fam. My name is Mike Mital on there, by the way.

Make sure to watch the Week 3 waiver wire video in case there are any players on waivers or free agency that you might have missed.

Also check out our podcast, Fantasy Couch Podcast (available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.)

Fantasy Couch Store