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Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice: Start or Sit DK Metcalf? (Week 3)

Sep 23, 2022
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice: Start or Sit DK Metcalf? (Week 3)

Start or sit decisions can be excruciating. While it feels great to make the right call and cruise to fantasy glory, it hurts just as much when you have someone erupt while on your bench. You can use our Who Should I Start? tool to gauge advice from fantasy football experts as you make your lineup decisions. And you can also sync your fantasy football league for free using our My Playbook tool for custom advice, rankings, and analysis.

Let’s take a look at a few polarizing players for Week 3 of fantasy football and what the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) advise. Here is our Week 3 fantasy football start/sit advice for DK Metcalf.

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Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice: Start or Sit DK Metcalf?

Metcalf has been reduced to an oversized possession receiver. His 5.5 aDOT (88th) is laughable for a player of his talents. He’s seen a 22.8% target share with zero deep targets, and zero red zone looks. Until something changes, Metcalf is a PPR league WR4. His matchup is actually juicy this week as corners A.J. Terrell and Casey Hayward are both struggling. Metcalf will run about 84% of his routes against them. Terrell allows a 90.9% catch rate and 141.9 passer rating in coverage. Hayward isn’t quite as bad, giving up a 62.5% catch rate and a 106.3 passer rating.
– Derek Brown

Metcalf is still a big, dominant receiver with the ability to outmuscle any cornerback for a jump ball downfield.

Unfortunately, he’s surrounded by incompetence. But maybe this will be the week he gets his mojo back: The Falcons defense is No. 3 in most FPPG allowed to wide receivers (42.2).
– Matthew Freedman

DK Metcalf – WR64 in back-to-back weeks. Woof. Bench him and bet the under on his 52.5 receiving yards prop. Hasn’t crested 40 receiving yards yet this season with Geno at QB. He has 80 air yards through two weeks. Less than Darnell Mooney (86). Mooney has 5 targets this season.
– Andrew Erickson

D.K. Metcalf’s slow start (11-71-0) is disconcerting to his investors, but they should remember that Metcalf caught four TD passes from Geno Smith in the 3.5 games they played together last season. The numbers will come for Metcalf.
– Pat Fitzmaurice


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If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant, which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

 

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