Fantasy football start sit and add drop advice for Week 3 of the NFL season with a sharp focus on wide receivers, specifically Ravens WR Mike Wallace, Titans WR Rishard Matthews and Rams WR Robert Woods.
Mike Wallace, WR, Ravens
Ravens WR Mike Wallace said this week that he “wants the rock” and that he doesn’t play football to block. In other words, look for QB Joe Flacco to try and appease Wallace this week against the Jaguars.
Getting Wallace the ball won’t be easy for Flacco, however, as the Jaguars have given up just 160.5 passing yards per game through two outings this fantasy football season. That’s the fourth best mark in the NFL.
Fantasy football advice: Add/start only if you’re wholly desperate
Rishard Matthews, WR, Titans
Through two fantasy football weeks, Rishard Matthews is the Titans’ most consistently targeted receiver. A big fantasy week is coming for Matthews, we’re just not sure when. Last season he had his three biggest fantasy days after Halloween but the season prior, he had his best games in September.
Matthews will get a tough test against the Seahawks this week, but the Packers proved in Week 1 that a good offense can move the ball against them. Reaching the end zone will be tough, but Randall Cobb (9 catches, 85 yards) and Jordy Nelson (7 catches, 79 yards, 1 TD) showed against Seattle that it’s not impossible to get up and down the field.
Fantasy football advice: Start as a WR3
Robert Woods, WR, Rams
Robert Woods is the guy at the top of your waiver wire each and every week that no one adds. This will not be the week to add him either, as he and the Rams face a surprisingly stout 49ers defense. San Francisco allowed an average of just 176.0 yards through the air against Seattle and Carolina in its first two weeks. Of note, the only touchdown Woods had last season came against the 49ers – a note that should be taken with a Darren Sproles-sized grain of salt.
Fantasy football advice: Stay away