Fantasy Week 3 Starts and Sits

Week 3 Starts and sits
Sep 16, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) warms up before a game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

It is time to reveal our week 3 starts and sits for the week! Know for our week 3 starts and sits we go through every position at every game. These are based on our projections and they may not directly correlate with your specific start and sits for your team. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us or follow us on Instagram @the_football_therapist. There you will also find our starts and sits for Thursday games. (Note for all week 3 starts and sits they are based on PPR formats) 

Criteria Based on FantasyPros

Quarterbacks: 18.5 points

RBs/WRs: 10.5 ppr points

TEs: Potential Top 12 outlook

Panthers at Texans


QB: Darnold

RB: McCaffrey

WR: Moore, Anderson, Cooks

TE: None


QB: Mills

RB: Ingram, Johnson, Lindsay

WR: Marshall, Amedola, Conley

TE: Arnold, P. Brown

Washington at Bills


QB: Josh Allen

RB: Antonio Gibson

WR: Terry McLaurin, Stefon Diggs, Emmanuel Sanders

TE: Logan Thomas


QB: Taylor Heinicke 

RB: JD McKissic, Zack Moss, Devin Singletary

WR: Adam Humphries, Dyami Brown, Cole Beasley, Gabriel Davis

TE: Dawson Knox

Bears at Browns


QB: None

RB: Nick Chubb

WR: Allen Robinson

TE:  Harrison Bryant* Deep streamer


QB: Justin Fields, Baker Mayfield

RB: David Montgomery, Kareem Hunt

WR: Darnell Mooney, Odell Beckham Jr, Rashard Higgins, Anthony Schwartz

TE: Cole Kmet, David Njoku, Austin Hooper

Fields will make his first NFL start in Cleveland this week.

Ravens at Lions


QB: Lamar Jackson, Jared Goff* (Look at your options) 

RB: Ty’Son Williams, Latavius Murray, D’Andre Swift* potentially out

WR: Hollywood Brown, Quintez Cephus

TE: Mark Andrews, TJ Hockenson


QB: None

RB: Devonta Freeman, Jamaal Williams

WR: Sammy Watkins, Amon-Ra St Brown

TE: None

Colts at Titans


QB: Carson Wentz* if he plays, Ryan Tannehill 

RB: Jonathan Taylor, Derrick Henry

WR: Michael Pittman Jr* if Wentz plays, AJ Brown, Julio Jones

TE: None


QB: Jacob Eason* if he plays

RB: Nyheim Hines

WR: Zach Pascal, Chester Rodgers

TE: Jack Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox

Carson Wentz’s injury could impact the Colts this Sunday.

Chargers at Chiefs


QB: Justin Herbert, Patrick Mahomes

RB: Austin Ekeler

WR: Mike Williams, Keenan Allen, Tyreek Hill

TE: Jared Cook, Travis Kelce


QB: None

RB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrell Williams

WR: Mecole Hardmon, Bryon Pringle, Demarcus Robinson

TE: None

Saints at Patriots


QB: None

RB: Alvin Kamara, Damien Harris, James White

WR: Jakobi Meyers

TE: Jonnu Smith


QB: Jameis Winston, Mac Jones

RB: Tony Jones, Rhamondre Stevenson

WR: Marquez Calloway, Nelson Agholor

TE: Juwan Johnson, Hunter Henry

Falcons at Giants


QB: Matt Ryan, Daniel Jones

RB: Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson, Saquon Barkley

WR: Calvin Ridley, Sterling Shepard, Kenny Golladay

TE: Kyle Pitts


QB: None

RB: Devontae Booker

WR: Olamide Zaccheaus* potential deep flex play, Darius Slayton

TE: Evan Engram

Bengals at Steelers


QB: None

RB: Joe Mixon, Najee Harris

WR: Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, Chase Claypool, Juju Smith-Schuster

TE: Pat Freiermuth


QB: Joe Burrow, Ben Roethlisberger

RB: None

WR: Tee Higgins* probably wont play

TE: C.J. Ozomah

Najee Harris could be set for a breakout game in week 3.

Cardinals at Jaguars


QB: Kyler Murray

RB: Chase Edmonds, James Robinson

WR: D’Andre Hopkins*game time decision, Rondale Moore, Marvin Jones

TE: None


QB: Trevor Lawrence

RB: James Conner, Carlos Hyde

WR: AJ Green, Christian Kirk, DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault

TE: Max Williams, James O’Shaughnessy

Jets at Broncos


QB: Teddy Bridgewater

RB: Melvin Gordon, Javonte Williams

WR: Elijah Moore, Courtland Sutton

TE: Noah Fant


QB: Zach Wilson

RB: Ty Johnson,  Michael Carter

WR: Corey Davis, Braxton Berrior, KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick

TE: Ryan Griffin

Dolphins at Raiders


QB: None

RB: Kenyan Drake

WR: None

TE: Darren Waller


QB: Jacoby Brisett, Derek Carr

RB: Myles Gaskin, Malcolm Brown, Josh Jacobs* Read injury report

WR: DeVante Parker, Jaylen Waddle, Henry Ruggs, Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards

TE: Mike Gesicki

Bucs at Rams


QB: Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford

RB: Darrell Henderson

WR: Chris Godwin, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods

TE: Rob Gronkowski, Tyler Higbee


QB: None

RB: Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones, Gio Bernard, Sony Michel

WR: Mike Evans, Scotty Miller*potential deep play, 

TE: None

Brady leads the Bucs to a great match up against the Rams.

Seahawks at Vikings


QB: Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins 

RB: Chris Carson, Dalvin Cook* may be out

WR: Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, KJ Osborn*flex play

TE: None


QB: None

RB: Alexander Mattison* play if Cook is out

WR: None

TE: Gerald Everett, Tyler Conklin

Packers at 49ers


QB: Aaron Rodgers

RB: Aaron Jones, Trey Sermon* read injury report

WR: Davante Adams, Deebo Samuel

TE: Robert Tonyan, George Kittle


QB: Jimmy G

RB: AJ Dillon, Elijah Mitchell* might not play

WR: Marquez Valdez Scantling, Brandon Aiyuk

TE: None

Eagles at Cowboys


QB: Jalen Hurts, Dak Prescott

RB: Miles Sanders, Ezekiel Elliot, Tony Pollard

WR: DeVonta Smith, Ceedee Lamb, Amari Cooper* check injury status

TE: Dallas Goedert


QB: None

RB: Kenneth Gainwell

WR: Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins, Cedrick Wilson* play if Cooper is out

TE: Blake Jarwin, Dalton Shultz

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