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2 QBs to start, 2 to fade in Week 3 fantasy football

Russell Wilson should continue his string of impressive games against the Cowboys in Week 3.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throws a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field.  Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries ran rampant in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season, and two starting quarterbacks will find themselves watching from the sidelines in Week 3. Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock will miss time with a shoulder sprain while the San Francisco 49ersJimmy Garoppolo is sitting out with a high ankle sprain. While these two won’t be able to suit up, there are plenty of other viable options in fantasy football. We’ll go over some of the top targets and fades for Week 3.

Quarterback Starts

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys

Wilson rebounded from throwing a pick-six in the first quarter against the New England Patriots in Week 2 to finish with 288 passing yards and five passing touchdowns. He’s thrown for a league-leading nine touchdowns in 2020. The Cowboys forked up 39 points to the Falcons in Week 2 and have had their secondary drastically weakened by the departure of Byron Jones. The NFL’s most prolific deep ball passer should pick Dallas apart.

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals vs. Detroit Lions

While the Lions did a solid job containing Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams in Week 2, I don’t trust them to buckle down and stop the battery of Murray and DeAndre Hopkins. While Murray hasn’t had any monster games throwing the football, he’s already rushed for three scores. Keeping Murray’s speed in check while covering one of the NFL’s best wideouts isn’t a task Detroit is up for.

Quarterback Sits

Dwayne Haskins Jr., Washington Football Team vs. Cleveland Browns

Haskins ranks 27th in passing yards and 32nd in completion percentage (56.3) this season. While the Browns don’t have the best pass defense, but Haskins’ numbers so far this season give no indication that he can take over games with his arm. The Browns will likely stuff Washington on the ground, and Haskins’ inaccurate passing could lead to a few turnovers.

Daniel Jones, New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers

Jones put up an abysmal 9.74 DKP in Week 2 and has lost some key weapons ahead of his Week 3 matchup against the 49ers. Saquon Barkley is out for the year with a torn ACL and won’t be able to give Jones easy screen passes out of the backfield. Sterling Shepard is on the IR for at least three weeks with a toe injury. While Golden Tate is set to make his season debut in Week 3, Jones is missing too many weapons to put up impressive numbers against a 49ers defense that’s still solid following the loss of Nick Bosa.