Fantasy Week 3 QB & TE Start/Sit: Top Options Include Tua Tagovailoa, Kyle Pitts, and Others

The TE position saw many of the elite fantasy football options return to lineups in Week 2, but there are still a handful of great start/sit options at the QB and TE positions to consider for your starting lineup for Week 3 of NFL action. Let’s take a closer look.

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Which QBs and TEs Should You Start in Fantasy This Week?

Tua Tagavailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins

Getting the best of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the scoreboard is no easy task, but Tua Tagavailoa managed to make enough plays to get the Miami Dolphins to 2-0 on the season.

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Tua posted a modest stat line against a talented Patriots secondary but should have better success against the Denver Broncos, who gave up 299 yards and two scores to Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell.

Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots

Whether you’re a believer in Mac Jones or not, he certainly seems to have developed a real connection and chemistry with Hunter Henry through the first two weeks of the 2023 season.

Henry is currently TE2 overall in PPR formats and top five in every receiving category at the position. At tight end, where it is hard to find reliable options, you can make an argument that no player has been more reliable than Henry to start the season.

Start him with confidence until further notice.

Which QBs and TEs Should You Sit in Fantasy This Week?

Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants

The New York Giants offense failed to generate a single point through the first six quarters of the 2023 season. And while Daniel Jones and the offense managed to generate 31 points in the second half of Week 2, the explosion occurred against the Arizona Cardinals.

What makes matters even murkier for New York’s offense moving forward is the potential of RB Saquon Barkley missing time due to an ankle injury sustained on the final offensive possession against Arizona.

Unfortunately, the Giants have a short week with a Thursday Night Football matchup against the stout 49ers defense. I would fade Jones out of my lineup in Week 3.

Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons

Life is going to be frustrating for fantasy managers who invested in Kyle Pitts and Drake London in this Atlanta Falcons’ passing attack.

Pitts’ eight targets, four receptions, and 59 receiving yards are incredibly underwhelming for a player of his playmaking ability.

While the Lions’ defense isn’t a juggernaut by any stretch of the imagination, the Falcons’ run-heavy scheme combined with quarterback Desmond Ridder’s inconsistent play is a major cause for concern on a weekly basis for Pitts until we see this offense open up through the air and make it a point to get him involved.

Trending Searches for QB and TE Start/Sit

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It also allows us to see the most popular trending searches, and we’ve jotted some of them down here to help provide some clarity!

Should You Start Tua Tagovailoa or Dak Prescott?

It is really hard to sit a healthy Tagavailoa. Sure, his numbers weren’t great in Week 2, but Belichick tends to have that effect on opposing quarterbacks.

The Broncos offense has proved capable of playing in a shootout, producing 33 points against the Commanders. In addition, the Broncos gave up 299 passing yards against Howell.

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If Howell is capable of that type of stat line against the Broncos, then Tua should be capable of going for 300+ against this secondary.

Dak Prescott was far more productive in Week 2 against the Jets, but I’m just not sure the Cowboys are going to need to have their foot on the gas for that long against the Arizona Cardinals.

I’ll roll with a healthy Tua in Week 3.

Should You Start Kyle Pitts or Hunter Henry?

This one feels like a no-brainer when looking at their production, target share, and opportunities through the first two games of the season.

Kyle Pitts: Eight targets, four receptions, 59 yards, and zero touchdowns.

Hunter Henry: 13 targets, 11 receptions, 108 yards, and two touchdowns.

If you want to hold onto Pitts’ elite pass-catching skill set at the tight end position as justification for continuing to blindly insert him into your fantasy lineup on a weekly basis, then you choose to be ignorant of his current situation in a run-heavy offense.

Henry is the better play right now. It really is that simple.

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