Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Sammy Watkins or Emmanuel Sanders

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
at SF, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 24# 33-
Best Rank# 12# 18-
Worst Rank# 40# 58-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at BUF at SF-
Matchup Rank2714-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec15.312.3
Rec Yds138.3123
Rec TD01
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total20.88.8-
Avg Game10.44.4-
Avg Projection9.27.4-
Week 218.23.0-
    
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Injury AlertQuestionable-
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  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC
6 tar, 3 rec, 26 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
5 tar, 5 rec, 58 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. DAL
8 tar, 6 rec, 62 yds, 2 td
vs. WAS
2 tar, 2 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at BUF at SF
Week 4 vs. OAK at DAL
Week 5BYE WEEK vs. SEA
Week 6 vs. NYG at JAC
Week 7 at LAC vs. ARI
Week 8 at KCBYE WEEK
Week 9 at PHI at NYG
Week 10 vs. NE vs. HOU
Week 11 vs. CIN at MIN
Week 12 at OAK vs. NO
Week 13 at MIA at ARI
Week 14 vs. NYJ vs. PHI
Week 15 at IND at SEA
Week 16 at WAS at TEN
Week 17 vs. KC vs. SF
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
at SF, Thu 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.13.9
Rec Yards68.658.1
Rec TDs0.40.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.20.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.27.4
   
  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
2017 Points 
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  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
2017 Targets 
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  Emmanuel SandersE. Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
at BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
at SF, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 If you own Sammy Watkins and aren't going to play him in this matchup, cut him now. But seriously, the 49ers secondary was already lacking and will now be without starting safety Eric Reid for this week's game. There's been much made about Watkins' lack of targets through two games, so look for the squeaky wheel to get the grease.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Watkins has caught every target he's received this season, but there have been only seven total (just fourth highest on the team), as Jared Goff looks more often to Cooper Kupp. The matchup against the 49ers presents a mixed bag for Watkins. San Francisco got pressure consistently on both Cam Newton and Russell Wilson in the first two games, forcing the quarterbacks to make quick throws and preventing them from allowing big plays to develop. In turn, they've been solid and holding in check outside receivers so far. But Watkins can beat either Rashard Robinson or Dontae Johnson, and Sean McVay will certainly encourage Goff to include Watkins more. He's a WR3 here, but he's far from a safe play.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
 Fantasy owners have come to expect even less from Watkins than is reasonable after the trade to a "bad offense", the limited targets in the first two weeks and all oft he injuries, but we are talking about one of the most talented receivers in football against one of the worst defenses. He is a surefire start.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Bills have been tough against bad competition early in the year, but Sanders should have WR3 appeal this week on a hot offense.