Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Sammy Watkins or Austin Ekeler

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. BAL, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 6# 26-
Best Rank# 2# 14-
Worst Rank# 15# 36-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. HOU vs. BAL-
Matchup Rank1818-
Matchup Rating-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total50.742.7-
Avg Game25.421.4-
Week 217.34.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather84 F, Partly Cloudy70 F, Rain-
    
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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
12 rush, 58 yds, 1 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 96 yds, 2 td
at JAC
11 tar, 9 rec, 198 yds, 3 td
Week 2 at DET
17 rush, 66 yds, 1 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 67 yds, 0 td
at OAK
13 tar, 6 rec, 49 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. BAL
Week 4 at MIA at DET
Week 5 vs. DEN vs. IND
Week 6 vs. PIT vs. HOU
Week 7 at TEN at DEN
Week 8 at CHI vs. GB
Week 9 vs. GB vs. MIN
Week 10 at OAK at TEN
Week 11 vs. KC at LAC
Week 12BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 13 at DEN vs. OAK
Week 14 at JAC at NE
Week 15 vs. MIN vs. DEN
Week 16 vs. OAK at CHI
Week 17 at KC vs. LAC
  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
2019 Points 
Week 133.437.8
Week 217.34.9
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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
2019 Targets 
Week 1711
Week 2613
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  Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Austin Ekeler
vs. HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. BAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Texans are 19th against fantasy running backs this year, Ekeler will continue to be a RB1 in RB Melvin Gordon's absence.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.
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Ekeler enters Week 3 as the highest-scoring running back in fantasy football, thanks in large part to his prolific role in the Chargers' passing game. This week he'll face off with the Texans, who gave up 40 receiving yards to Leonard Fournette last week and 72 receiving yards to Alvin Kamara in Week 1. Ekeler deserves to be treated as an elite, top-5 fantasy RB for this matchup.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.
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.