When playing in a Fantasy Football league that uses a PPR (points per reception) scoring system, then it is crucial to play wide receivers who receive volume. That sentiment continued to hold true in Week 2 of the 2019 season.
After Sammy Watkins led the way for the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 with a whopping 46.8 fantasy points. It was more of the same for the Chiefs in Week 2 but this time it was Demarcus Robinson who was the main beneficiary in the offense.
Everyone expected rookie Mecole Hardman to replace Tyreek Hill but it was Robinson who had six receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday. Considering that, is Hardman up next to have a 100-yard, two-touchdown game?
It’s possible but let’s dive into the wide receivers that you want to place in your starting lineups in Week 3. The decisions in this article are based on PPR scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues.
Without further ado, here are the wide receivers you should start and sit in fantasy football in Week 3.
WRs to Start in Week 3
Buccaneers’ Chris Godwin (vs. Giants)
Everyone was labeling Chris Godwin as their sleeper pick in 2019 and he hasn’t disappointed so far. Through two weeks, Godwin has combined for 40.4 fantasy points for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Heading into Week 3, the third-year wideout has a juicy matchup against a New York Giants defense that hasn’t looked like an NFL defense this year. Furthermore, the Giants have allowed 550 yards to WRs this season (most in NFL).
Lions’ Kenny Golladay (vs. Eagles)
Kenny Golladay is coming into his first season as the go-to option in the Detroit Lions offense. The Northern Illinois product has looked the part as Matthew Stafford’s number one option through two weeks.
Golladay has caught a touchdown in both games this season and that shouldn’t stop in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have surrendered five touchdowns to WRs in 2019 (tied for most in NFL).
Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett (vs. Saints)
The Seattle Seahawks don’t throw the ball often but when they do, Russell Wilson loves to target Tyler Lockett. Lockett led Seattle with 10 receptions for 79 yards in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The speedy wide receiver will be taking on a New Orleans Saints defense that has struggled with slot receivers this season (Cooper Kupp, Will Fuller, Kenny Stills). Along with that, the Saints have also given up the sixth-most fantasy points to WRs this year.
Other WRs to Start: Bears’ Allen Robinson (vs. Redskins), Ravens’ Marquise Brown (vs. Chiefs), Deebo Samuel (vs. Steelers)
WRs to Sit in Week 3
Browns’ Jarvis Landry (vs. Rams)
With two weeks of the season being completed, the assumption that Jarvis Landry would benefit with Odell Beckham Jr. alongside him has proven itself to be false. Up to this point, Landry has just seven receptions for 99 yards.
The Browns wide receiver will have a tough time getting back on track in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams defense has yet to allow a passing touchdown this season.
Redskins’ Terry McLaurin (vs. Bears)
One of the surprising performers in the first two weeks of the season is Terry McLaurin of the Washington Redskins. The rookie wideout out of Ohio State has corraled 10 receptions for 187 yards and two scores in the first two weeks.
As good as he’s been, you’re just expecting the Redskins offense to collapse at any moment. This week may be one of those moments when they take on a Chicago Bears defense that allows just 30.4 fantasy points per game to WRs (ninth-least in the NFL).
Any New York Jets receiver
The New York Jets are a complete mess with Sam Darnold missing time with mono; plus Trevor Siemian is ruled out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury. With those two being sidelined, in comes Luke Falk as the starter.
Falk received some playing time against the Cleveland Browns on Monday but he will face a whole different monster in Week 3. The young signal-caller will face the New England Patriots defense in Week 3. Remarkably, the Patriots haven’t given up a touchdown since last year’s AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.