Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Larry Fitzgerald or Sammy Watkins

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. CIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
vs. DEN, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 34# 53-
Best Rank# 21# 38-
Worst Rank# 51# 67-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CIN vs. DEN-
Matchup Rank1523-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec23.917.9
Rec Yds259.7223.7
Rec TD1.61.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total38.221.5-
Avg Game6.43.6-
Avg Projection6.85.5-
Week 61.73.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather72 F, ClearIndoor-
    
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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAC
5 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
10 tar, 7 rec, 76 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
7 tar, 6 rec, 100 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
at LAR
5 tar, 3 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. SF
8 tar, 5 rec, 55 yds, 1 td
2 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DEN
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
7 tar, 3 rec, 28 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. JAC
8 tar, 6 rec, 78 yds, 0 td
at SF
3 tar, 2 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at NE
4 tar, 2 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at MIN
8 tar, 5 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. CIN vs. DEN
Week 8 vs. DEN vs. SF
Week 9 at CLEBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. ARI at KC
Week 11 at LAR vs. OAK
Week 12BYE WEEK at LAC
Week 13 at OAK at GB
Week 14 vs. BAL vs. DET
Week 15 vs. LAC at ATL
Week 16 at SEA vs. LAR
Week 17 vs. OAK at SEA
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. CIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
vs. DEN, Thu 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions3.84.0
Rec Yards49.044.3
Rec TDs0.30.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.40.0
Rush Yards2.90.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points6.85.5
   
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
2018 Points 
Week 12.17.6
Week 213.12.8
Week 313.50.9
Week 40.02.8
Week 57.83.5
Week 61.73.9
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
2018 Targets 
Week 1510
Week 275
Week 382
Week 417
Week 583
Week 648
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. CIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Larry Fitzgerald
WR - ARI
Larry Fitzgerald
vs. DEN, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Watkins is going to have some bad weeks, of course, but that is the case for almost every other WR3 as well. The matter of the fact is that the big game is always right around the corner so he ought to be started most weeks including this one versus the Bengals' lackluster secondary.While it isn't yet known whether Fitzgerald has hit that wall at the end of his career, we are still better off keeping him on the bench until we can be sure he is healthy enough to provide a decent return most weeks.
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
As the third option in the KC passing attack, Watkins is somewhat of a boom-or-bust proposition each week. This is a good week to fire him up as a WR3/flex, as he faces off with a beatable Bengals secondary in a projected shootout. 
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Fitzgerald is scoreless on the year and has not reached 40 yards since Week 1. As an 80% slot receiver, Fitz draws Arizona's toughest pass-catcher matchup against Broncos shutdown slot CB Chris Harris.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
In the two games that Hill has completely gone off, Watkins has averaged just 2.5 receptions for 19.5 yards, clearly taking a backseat to the show. In the other three full games he's played, he's averaged 5.7 receptions for 77.7 yards. The Bengals aren't shadowing anyone, so just like Hill, he'll see a mixture of all three cornerbacks. Both William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick have played average football at best, but slot cornerback Darqueze Dennard is almost surely out this week, meaning they'll turn to 2016 undrafted free agent Tony McRae in the slot, a cornerback who's played exactly 70 snaps in the NFL. Watkins and Hill both run roughly 40 percent of their routes from the slot, so it's tough to say which player will benefit most. Watkins should continue to be plugged-in as an upside WR3. The Cardinals removed Fitzgerald off the injury report last week which is a positive sign. He also saw eight targets, though they didn't amount to anything against the Vikings. While those are two positive factors, he's drawing the worst matchup on the field this week. Chris Harris Jr. will be glued to his hip throughout the game, and that's an issue for a player who's failed to record 40 yards or a touchdown in the last five weeks. Harris himself hasn't allowed more than 43 yards to a single slot receiver this year. There's going to be better weeks for Fitzgerald, but this isn't one where you should expect a resurgence.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
 Fitzgerald collected his most receptions (five) and targets (eight) since Week 1, so that's kind of progress. Too bad it came with just 39 yards, which is sadly also his highest tally since the opening weekend. It's going to take much more before anyone can trust him again.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Watkins has WR3 appeal against a Bengals secondary that is just 16th against fantasy receivers.