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Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice: Start or Sit Michael Carter & Breece Hall? (Week 3)

Sep 23, 2022
Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice: Start or Sit Michael Carter & Breece Hall? (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 Michael Carter and Breece Hall.

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Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice: Start or Sit Michael Carter & Breece Hall?

Week 1

Player % of Rushing attempts Target share Route Run % Red zone opportunities
Michael Carter 58.8% 15.8% 41.9% 2
Breece Hall 35.3% 15.8% 41.9% 2
Ty Johnson -0

Week 2

Player % of Rushing attempts Target share Route Run % Red zone opportunities
Michael Carter 36.8% 11.9% 53.2% 1
Breece Hall 36.8% 2.4% 14.9% 2
Ty Johnson 0% 7.1% 21.3% 0

 

Michael Carter: Carter remains the leader of this backfield as one of the most underrated backs in the NFL. He’s averaged 14.5 touches and 75 total yards. He’s a top-13 back in yards created per touch, breakaway run rate, and evaded tackles. While his percentage of the rushing attempts dipped that is likely a one week outlier than signal at this point. His pass game role remained. The Bengals are an atrocious matchup for the second-year back. They have surrendered the fifth-lowest rushing success rate, tenth-lowest rushing EPA, and 13th-fewest fantasy points per game. The good thing is they are only average in explosive run rate (15th) and DVOA (15th). Carter is a low-end RB3/high-end RB4.

Breece Hall: Hall has been rendered a middle-of-the-pack RB4. He’s averaged ten touches and 60.5 total yards. The problem for Hall is the two-way split in passing down work has now become a three-way committee, with Hall losing routes to Ty Johnson. While his early down role is unaffected, with a tough matchup on the ground and an offense that is anything but high-flying, Hall is a low-upside flex.


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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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