“Shore Thing Sleepers” isn’t your ordinary fantasy football Week 3 start/sit article. Instead, our analyst duo of Seth Woolcock and Eric Romoff highlight lower-valued players that can provide starting-caliber production for a specific week. These are usually players near the end of your bench or even on the waiver wire/free agency. You can catch an additional sleeper pick live at the end of our weekly in-season Friday podcast episode.
Rostership percentages are based on ESPN Points Per Reception (PPR) redraft fantasy football leagues.
Week 3 Start/Sit Consideration: Shore Thing Sleepers
Robert Woods (WR, Houston Texans) | 20.0% Rostered
The Houston Texans have embraced an exciting brand of football, making them a team to watch in Week 3. Quarterback C.J. Stroud, currently ranking fourth in passing attempts, is poised to continue their high-octane approach.
This week, the Texans face the Jacksonville Jaguars, and it’s a matchup that could lead to fireworks. The Jaguars’ defense is far from elite, and with several injuries impacting the Texans’ secondary, including cornerbacks Derek Stingley Sr. and Tavierre Thomas being doubtful and free safety Jalen Pitre questionable, it’s expected that Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars will find it easier to score. This, in turn, forces the Texans to rely on their passing game.
Robert Woods is an integral part of the Texans’ offense. He leads the team in snaps played and boasts the second-highest number of targets (19). Additionally, Woods has emerged as a primary red-zone target with three red-zone looks. As the Texans may find themselves chasing points in garbage time, Woods is positioned for a potentially substantial performance. He should be considered in your Week 3 start/sit decisions, specifically for your FLEX. – Woolcock
Elijah Moore (WR, Cleveland Browns) | 20.0% Rostered
Elijah Moore may not have delivered explosive fantasy points so far this season, but he has become a target magnet for the Cleveland Browns. With 16 targets to his name, he ranks second on the team, just behind Amari Cooper (17).
The Browns face a challenge with the loss of Nick Chubb for the season. This loss could force adjustments in the game plan, potentially leading to more opportunities for Moore in the passing game.
In Week 3, the Browns confront the Tennessee Titans, a defense that has been formidable against the run but generous to wide receivers. The Titans have allowed the third-most PPR points, the fourth-most yards (476) and the fifth-most touchdowns to receivers (three) this season. – Romoff
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