Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Sammy Watkins or Emmanuel Sanders

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
at ARI, Thu 8pm EDT
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. CIN, Sun 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18# 30-
Best Rank# 12# 23-
Worst Rank# 25# 52-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ARI vs. CIN-
Matchup Rank3015-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec20.923.9
Rec Yds226.1259.7
Rec TD0.91.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total73.438.2-
Avg Game12.26.4-
Avg Projection10.06.8-
Week 617.51.7-
    
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  Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SEA
11 tar, 10 rec, 135 yds, 1 td
at LAC
5 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. OAK
4 tar, 4 rec, 96 yds, 0 td
at PIT
7 tar, 6 rec, 100 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at BAL
8 tar, 5 rec, 38 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 35 yds, 1 td
vs. SF
8 tar, 5 rec, 55 yds, 1 td
2 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. KC
7 tar, 5 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
at DEN
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYJ
14 tar, 9 rec, 72 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
8 tar, 6 rec, 78 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. LAR
10 tar, 7 rec, 115 yds, 1 td
at NE
4 tar, 2 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at ARI vs. CIN
Week 8 at KC vs. DEN
Week 9 vs. HOU at CLE
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. ARI
Week 11 at LAC at LAR
Week 12 vs. PITBYE WEEK
Week 13 at CIN at OAK
Week 14 at SF vs. BAL
Week 15 vs. CLE vs. LAC
Week 16 at OAK at SEA
Week 17 vs. LAC vs. OAK
  Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
at ARI, Thu 8pm EDT
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. CIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions5.83.8
Rec Yards71.149.0
Rec TDs0.40.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.30.4
Rush Yards2.62.9
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.06.8
   
  Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
2018 Points 
Week 119.52.1
Week 29.613.1
Week 313.313.5
Week 46.30.0
Week 57.27.8
Week 617.51.7
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
2018 Targets 
Week 1115
Week 247
Week 388
Week 471
Week 5148
Week 6104
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Emmanuel Sanders
WR - DEN
Emmanuel Sanders
at ARI, Thu 8pm EDT
Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. CIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Expert 
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.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you're looking for a matchup the Broncos should exploit this week, it's the one Sanders has. He'll match-up with Budda Baker, the converted safety who's attempting to cover the slot and failing miserably at it. It's not something that just started this season, either, as he struggled in coverage his rookie season as well. On 72 career targets in coverage, he's allowed 56 receptions for 617 yards and three touchdowns. Of the 34 passes that have gone his direction this year, just five of them have hit the ground. When targeting Sanders, Keenum has a 108.2 QB Rating, so there's little reason to think he'll stop targeting him when his job is on the line. Sanders has at least seven targets in 5-of-6 games, which means he should have at least six receptions in this matchup, right? Put him into lineups as a WR2 and expect results. 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.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Sanders has a tough matchup against the Cardinals second ranked wide receiver defense. He is a WR3 that does not have a ton of upside this week. Watkins has WR3 appeal against a Bengals secondary that is just 16th against fantasy receivers.