Fantasy Football Today: Heath Cummings' Week 3 position previews plus Dave Richard's start/sit calls – CBS Sports

  • September 23, 2022

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We sent you Jamey Eisenberg’s Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em picks for Week 3 last night, and today’s newsletter has Dave Richard’s start and sit picks and Heath Cummings’ previews for each position for Week 3. If you need more help, that’s OK — I’ll be live on the Fantasy Football Today YouTube channel with Adam Aizer at 2 p.m. ET for our start/sit live stream. We’ll be discussing all of the latest news and answering your toughest lineup questions, and we’ll be there every week to make sure you’re ready for the first lineup lock of the week. 
In tomorrow’s newsletter, I’ll have previews of every game on the Week 3 schedule, including the latest injury updates for everyone you need to know about, plus all of the key takeaways from the Steelers-Browns matchup.
Get ready for Week 3 with all of our preview content here:  
Here’s what else today’s newsletter will cover:
There are the obvious calls, and then there are the ones you need help with. Dave Richard goes through each game to identify the most interesting matchups and biggest lineup dilemmas for Week 3. Here are some of his top picks for this week. You can find the rest of his advice for Week 3 here:

Every week, Heath Cummings previews each position, providing injury insights, key stats to know, the best waiver-wire adds, DFS targets, and more for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end. Here’s a brief rundown of each position, along with all of the injuries you need to know about for each position:
“Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson should all enter the Hall of Fame on their first try. Brady and Rodgers are completely deserving of being a part of the GOAT discussion at the quarterback position. But you won’t find any of them in my top-12 quarterbacks in Week 3, and the rest of their Fantasy seasons is at least questionable at this time.”
“It only took two weeks for the running back situations in the NFC West to look like an absolute disaster. But that doesn’t mean they’re without upside.
The 49ers have already placed Elijah Mitchell on injured reserve and now they’ll be without Tyrion Davis-Price for the next few weeks as well. That leaves their situation as the most clear, with Jeff Wilson as a feature back for as long as he can stay healthy. But Wilson has had plenty of injuries in the past himself and has never proven able to hold up to the type of workload that’s coming. Expect an extended role for Deebo Samuel and add Jordan Mason just in case things go wrong with Wilson.”
“If you don’t have Garrett Wilson on your Fantasy roster yet, you may have missed your opportunity. As of Wednesday morning, he’s rostered in 76% of leagues and I would expect that number will be over 90% by Thursday morning. As it should be.

If you do have Wilson on your roster, you may be wondering if he’s an automatic start, or if you should just hold for a few weeks to see where he goes from here. After looking at those 30 Fantasy points on my bench in Week 2, I’ll likely be starting him everywhere, and it’s not just FOMO that’s causing me to make that choice.”
“No tight end has caused as much panic to Fantasy managers the first two weeks of the season as Kyle Pitts. In fact, I’m not sure any player at any position has.
Pitts has 38 yards on the season and is getting out-targeted and out-produced by rookie teammate Drake London. Considering he was a third- or fourth-round pick in most leagues, Fantasy managers are rightly concerned about Pitts. In fact, I’ve even gotten a few questions about sitting him for Tyler Higbee. For now, I still see too much upside to even consider sitting Pitts in a weekly league, and that we’ll remain the case until at least Week 5. ”
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