Week 3 Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cowboys vs Giants
Week 3 of the NFL season features an exciting Monday Night Football battle between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds show the Giants as slight 1-point home favorites in what should be a scrappy affair between two NFC East rivals.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's our start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 3 showdown between the Cowboys and Giants.
Noah Brown Fantasy
Start Noah Brown, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Between Amari Cooper blowing up for the Cleveland Browns and CeeDee Lamb's struggles, it's been a tough year for the Cowboys' wide receiver situation. That said, it hasn't been all bad as fifth-year veteran Noah Brown has emerged as a trustworthy weapon for Dallas. The former 2017 seventh-rounder enters Week 3 as the WR18 in PPR formats after averaging 16.0 fantasy points per game. Is Brown's play sustainable? Only time will tell, but he has a great opportunity to continue the trend in what should be a back-and-forth affair with the Giants. After racking up 91 yards and a touchdown last week, Brown is worth FLEX consideration at the very least.
Sterling Shepard Fantasy
Start Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants: After a few injury-filled seasons, Sterling Shepard has looked like his old self through two games. He's the WR36 so far and while that doesn't paint him as a must-start, the fact that he led his team with 10 targets and 6 receptions last week can't be ignored. The Cowboys already yield the 12th-most fantasy points to wideouts and I don't expect that to change overnight. It also helps that fellow WR Kadarius Toney is doubtful while Kenny Golladay's role in the offense is all but non-existent. In the end, Shepard is a solid WR3/FLEX candidate with some WR2 upside.
Cooper Rush Fantasy
Sit Cooper Rush, QB, Dallas Cowboys: If you're streaming quarterbacks in a deeper league, you may have considered starting Cooper Rush. After all, the Giants haven't exactly had a great defense in past years. This year seems different, however, as New York has surrendered the 14th-fewest points to QBs this season. Rush only had 13.6 points in his Week 2 start (QB20) and didn't look extraordinary whatsoever. There's a good chance that there's someone better than Rush on your waiver wires, so consider one of them rather than siding with what'll likely be a mediocre fantasy performance.
Daniel Bellinger Fantasy
Sit Daniel Bellinger, TE, New York Giants: Gone are the days when the Giants had a fantasy-viable tight end like Evan Engram. 2022 fourth-round pick Daniel Bellinger had hype surrounding him coming out of the draft, but he's failed to produce fantasy results. Yes, he did haul in a 16-yard touchdown last week, but that was his only catch on his only target of the day. In fact, it was his only target this season despite playing 53.8% of snaps — the most of any Giants TE. The Cowboys have only given up 30 receiving yards on 8 catches to tight ends this year, which doesn't bode well for anyone thinking about Bellinger as a streaming option.
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