Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Sammy Watkins or Russell Wilson

 
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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. CIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 102-
Best Rank# 74-
Worst Rank# 133-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. CIN-
Matchup Rank151-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total38.2100.5-
Avg Game6.416.8-
Week 61.720.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather72 F, Clear-
    
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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAC
5 tar, 3 rec, 21 yds, 0 td
at DEN
19/33, 298 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PIT
7 tar, 6 rec, 100 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
at CHI
22/36, 226 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. SF
8 tar, 5 rec, 55 yds, 1 td
2 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
16/26, 192 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DEN
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at ARI
19/26, 172 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
4 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. JAC
8 tar, 6 rec, 78 yds, 0 td
vs. LAR
13/21, 198 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
Week 6 at NE
4 tar, 2 rec, 18 yds, 0 td
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at OAK
17/23, 222 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
6 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. CINBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. DEN at DET
Week 9 at CLE vs. LAC
Week 10 vs. ARI at LAR
Week 11 at LAR vs. GB
Week 12BYE WEEK at CAR
Week 13 at OAK vs. SF
Week 14 vs. BAL vs. MIN
Week 15 vs. LAC at SF
Week 16 at SEA vs. KC
Week 17 vs. OAK vs. ARI
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
2018 Points 
Week 12.120.4
Week 213.114.7
Week 313.515.6
Week 40.09.0
Week 57.819.9
Week 61.720.9
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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
vs. CIN, Sun 8pm EDT
Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
BYE WEEK
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. 
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
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
Watkins has WR3 appeal against a Bengals secondary that is just 16th against fantasy receivers.