Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Chiefs vs Ravens

Max Staley
Monday Night Football fantasy picks for Kansas City Chiefs vs Baltimore Ravens.
Monday Night Football fantasy picks for Kansas City Chiefs vs Baltimore Ravens. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

NFL fans are eagerly anticipating what might be the best matchup of the season. The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3, with Lamar Jackson's team being 3.5-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Of course, a game of this magnitude has ton of fantasy football implications as well. With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 3 Monday Night Football game.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: This pick has an important caveat because Sammy Watkins is questionable due to a concussion suffered in Week 2. If he's active, though, Watkins could be a sneaky-good start. He's established himself as the clear-cut No. 3 option in this passing game so far, racking up 12 targets through two weeks despite playing just 58 percent of the snaps in Week 2. In an offense as explosive as Kansas City's, that volume is going to make Watkins a compelling target on a weekly basis.

Start Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens: On the other hand, Mark Ingram's lack of volume has caused some panic among his fantasy managers. He has yet to play more than 42 percent of the team's snaps, and has yet to see more than 12 opportunities (carries plus targets) on the year. He's still the team's No. 1 option, though, seeing more carries than any other Baltimore RB. Kansas City was a bottom-seven team in Football Outsiders' run defense DVOA metrics, making this a nice spot for Ingram.

Sit Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Though many expected a breakout campaign from Mecole Hardman this season, that doesn't seem to be in the cards. He's only seen 4 targets on the season. Even a player as explosive as Hardman won't be fantasy relevant if he keeps seeing that little volume.

Sit JK Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Similarly, JK Dobbins isn't seeing enough opportunity to be worth starting quite yet. He's seen just 9 carries and 1 target on the year. He's been remarkably efficient with those opportunities, averaging 8.3 yards per touch, but he's not going to be worth using until the team ups his volume. There will be better days ahead for Dobbins, but don't expect things to turn around in Week 3.

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