Week 3 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Jets vs Broncos
By Larry Rupp
The Denver Broncos will look to stay undefeated on the season when they host the winless New York Jets in Week 3 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Broncos slated as heavy 10.5-point favorites in what is expected to be another blowout loss for the Jets.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 3 AFC showdown.
Elijah Moore Fantasy
Start Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets: There isn't much to like about this New York Jets' offense right now, but wide receiver Elijah Moore's role is increasing. The rookie saw 8 targets in Week 2 and has now played in at least 78% of the offensive snaps in each of the first two games. The Jets are a double-digit underdog this week, which means they may be forced to throw the ball throughout the entire game. That benefits Moore from a fantasy football perspective. Denver may not be a great matchup on paper, but the volume Moore is in line to see gives him some FLEX upside this week.
Noah Fant Fantasy
Start Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos: Tight end Noah Fant has acted as quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's security blanket and it has worked out so far. The young pass-catcher is currently the No. 5 fantasy scoring TE in PPR scoring and has hauled in a touchdown in each of the first two weeks. In fact, Fant leads all Broncos' receivers with 4 red zone targets this year. He seems to be a lock to see 5-plus targets a game and that volume is top-tier for a tight end. The Jets have covered opposing TEs well so far, but look for Fant to keep his momentum going in Week 3.
Michael Carter Fantasy
Sit Michael Cater, RB, New York Jets: This is a nightmare matchup for the Jets' backfield. The Broncos have posted the eighth-best rush defense DVOA rating this season and have given up the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs. Rookie Michael Carter is the best bet to break out as a starter for this team, but the position remains up for grabs right now. Tevin Coleman and Ty Johnson are also expected to see some reps on Sunday. There is no reason any fantasy manager should be starting a Jets RB for the time being.
KJ Hamler Fantasy
Sit KJ Hamler, WR, Denver Broncos: KJ Hamler was expected to take on a larger role after Jerry Jeudy went down with an injury. However, he hauled in just 1 of 3 targets for 5 yards in Week 2. It doesn't get any easier for Hamler as the Jets have played surprisingly well against the pass. They are giving up the third-least fantasy points to opposing WRs and have posted the 13th-best pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL. This game could get out of hand quickly, which means the Broncos could turn to the rushing attack in the second half. All of this adds up to Hamler staying on the bench.
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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.