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Kremenjas: NFL Week 3 fantasy football start ’em or sit ’em

The first two weeks of the NFL season have come and gone, and fantasy football roster adjustments are as frequent as ever with all the injuries we’ve seen thus far. Now that we have legitimate evidence for usage and opportunities, we’ll be able to more accurately project which players are slated for big weeks and which might be best to avoid for the week.

This weekly article will help guide you through the toughest decisions when deciding which players to start and sit for the week. All scoring is based on standard 12-team leagues in a full-point PPR format.

Let’s get into it.

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QUARTERBACKS

START: Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears

Trubisky was not a highly owned or highly targeted quarterback option entering this season, but he ranks as the current QB14 and now has a great matchup in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, who allow the most points per game to opposing quarterbacks.

Trubisky has yet to top 300 yards passing in a game this season, but he’s already totaled five passing touchdowns in addition to another 42 yards on the ground as a runner. The entirety of the Bears’ passing offense has a legitimate shot to produce a strong performance in Week 3 in this ideal matchup.

START: Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars

There is much more to Minshew than his incredible off-field bravado and pristine mustache. Minshew currently ranks as a QB1 with his current QB8 ranking (46.3 fantasy points). There are plenty of questions surrounding the Jaguars as a team and as an offense, but Minshew continues to produce strong results, regardless of the surrounding circumstances.

Sep 20, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

This week, Minshew opposes the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. The Dolphins have allowed the second-most points to opposing quarterbacks this season. With such a good matchup ahead, PFF’s fantasy projections anticipate a QB11 finish for Minshew in Week 3.

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