Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Drew Brees or Kelvin Benjamin

 
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  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
at CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Kelvin BenjaminK. Benjamin
WR - CAR
Kelvin Benjamin
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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ECR# 7# 52-
Best Rank# 3# 8-
Worst Rank# 30# 80-
    
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Opponent at CAR vs. NO-
Matchup Rank311-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total37.810.2-
Avg Game18.95.1-
Avg Projection16.99.2-
Week 222.27.7-
    
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  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Kelvin BenjaminK. Benjamin
WR - CAR
Kelvin Benjamin
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIN
27/37, 291 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
at SF
5 tar, 1 rec, 25 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NE
27/45, 356 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
vs. BUF
8 tar, 6 rec, 77 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at CAR vs. NO
Week 4 at MIA at NE
Week 5BYE WEEK at DET
Week 6 vs. DET vs. PHI
Week 7 at GB at CHI
Week 8 vs. CHI at TB
Week 9 vs. TB vs. ATL
Week 10 at BUF vs. MIA
Week 11 vs. WASBYE WEEK
Week 12 at LAR at NYJ
Week 13 vs. CAR at NO
Week 14 at ATL vs. MIN
Week 15 vs. NYJ vs. GB
Week 16 vs. ATL vs. TB
Week 17 at TB at ATL
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Kelvin BenjaminK. Benjamin
WR - CAR
Kelvin Benjamin
2017 Points 
Week 115.62.5
Week 222.27.7
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  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
at CAR, Sun 1pm EDT
Kelvin BenjaminK. Benjamin
WR - CAR
Kelvin Benjamin
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Brees is off to an impressive start by mere mortal standards, but a disappointing one by his standards, as he's thrown for 647 yards and three touchdowns without turning the ball over in his first two contests. He now gets a Carolina defense that he knows well, and against which he threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns last season in the teams' matchup in Carolina. It's difficult to gauge the Panthers defense, as they've played the offensively-challenged 49ers and Bills so far, so we shouldn't read much into the fact that they have yet to allow a touchdown pass yet. But on the road in a divisional game, it's unlikely that this will be on of Brees' best efforts. He's still an obvious start, but expectations should be tempered.Benjamin bounced back from a sub-par effort in Week 1 against the 49ers (one catch for 25 yards on five targets) with a solid effort in Week 2 against the Bills (six catches on eight targets for 77 yards). Things should continue to trend upward for Benjamin in Week 3 when the Panthers take on the Saints at home. New Orleans is already without Delvin Breaux, and it's possible they'll be without Marshon Lattimore, too. With Benjamin already set to see an uptick in targets without Greg Olsen, and with an already struggling Saints defense banged up in the secondary, Benjamin should have a big game in this one.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 Kelvin Benjamin has always been a target monster, but he'll see increased usage now with Olsen out. He should be considered a solid WR2 in this matchup, as the Saints are already lacking talent, but may be without first-round rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore who is going through the concussion protocol. Don't forget they are already without Delvin Breaux, their top cornerback.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Brees on the road against one of the toughest defenses in the league is not the best, but it's still Brees and a what will be a pass-heavy attack.Benjamin should be in line for a touchdown this week, especially with Greg Olsen out. Don't overthink this one.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Carolina has the best defense against fantasy quarterbacks this year, but that ranking is a little hollow with the QBs being Brian Hoyer and Tyrod Taylor. Brees should still be a QB1 this week.The Saints give up 32.4 points per game to fantasy receivers and TE Greg Olsen is going to be out for the next couple months. Benjamin has WR1 upside in a great matchup.