Who Should I Start? - Week 3

JuJu Smith-Schuster or Sammy Watkins

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. BAL, Sun 1pm EDT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 9# 11-
Best Rank# 4# 8-
Worst Rank# 14# 28-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. BAL at SF-
Matchup Rank1820-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec13.315.3
Rec Yds179.7168.3
Rec TD0.31
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total42.716.2-
Avg Game21.48.1-
Avg Projection12.810.9-
Week 24.98.4-
    
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Weather70 F, Rain84 F, Clear-
    
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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
11 tar, 9 rec, 198 yds, 3 td
at NE
8 tar, 6 rec, 78 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at OAK
13 tar, 6 rec, 49 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
8 tar, 5 rec, 84 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. BAL at SF
Week 4 at DET vs. CIN
Week 5 vs. IND vs. BAL
Week 6 vs. HOU at LAC
Week 7 at DENBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. GB vs. MIA
Week 9 vs. MIN vs. IND
Week 10 at TEN vs. LAR
Week 11 at LAC at CLE
Week 12BYE WEEK at CIN
Week 13 vs. OAK vs. CLE
Week 14 at NE at ARI
Week 15 vs. DEN vs. BUF
Week 16 at CHI at NYJ
Week 17 vs. LAC at BAL
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. BAL, Sun 1pm EDT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.75.8
Rec Yards83.380.6
Rec TDs0.80.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.20.0
Rush Yards1.20.5
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points12.810.9
   
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
2019 Points 
Week 137.87.8
Week 24.98.4
Week 3
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Week 17
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
2019 Targets 
Week 1118
Week 2138
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
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Week 17
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. BAL, Sun 1pm EDT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR - PIT
JuJu Smith-Schuster
at SF, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Watkins is still the lead wide receiver in this offense, but they have a tough matchup at home against Baltimore. He is a boom / bust WR2 this week.The 49ers are 16th against fantasy wide receivers, Smith-Schuster is a boom / bust WR2 on the road playing without Big Ben at quarterback.
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Watkins had a fairly disappointing stat line last week, but he did see 13 targets. When you see that many targets from Patrick Mahomes, you're going to have a huge week more often than not. The Ravens aren't the easiest opponent, but they did give up over 100 yards to both Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk last week. Stick with Watkins as a WR1.JuJu's season-long outlook unquestionably took a hit with the news than Ben Roethlisberger was lost for the season, but he did show a decent rapport with Mason Rudolph. The Steelers may be more run-heavy with Rudolph under center, but inexperienced QBs often heavily rely on their number one receiver, so JuJu should still see plenty of volume. You're likely starting JuJu if you own him, but he's more of a boom-or-bust WR2 for Rudolph's first start, especially considering it's on the west coast against an improved 49ers D.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you were to know that Patrick Mahomes would throw for 443 yards and four touchdowns in Week 2, and that Tyreek Hill was out, you'd have to figure that Watkins had a massive game, right? What about if I told you he had 13 targets? His 10.9 PPR points was obviously a letdown, but there will be better days for him. The Ravens have one of the more talented cornerback groups in the league, but they're likely going to be missing two starters (at least one) at the position. They were without Jimmy Smith last week, and it let to the Cardinals throwing for 349 yards, though there were no touchdowns. Watkins will see a mixture of Brandon Carr, Marlon Humphrey, and Anthony Averett in coverage, so there's no one matchup we can look at. What we do know is that Watkins has played 69 percent of his snaps in the slot, and we just saw the slot duo of Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk tally a combined 11 receptions for 218 yards on 19 targets last week. You'll want to keep Watkins in lineups, especially with the way Mahomes is throwing the ball right now. He may not be a locked-in WR1 but he's a solid upside WR2.