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Starting Week 3 with the Thursday night game featuring the Steelers and Browns, we don't have a star-power quarterback showcase until Josh Allen and high-powered Bills face the Dolphins and six-touchdown Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins in the 1 p.m. window Sunday on CBS. Any more performances like last Sunday in Baltimore could make Tagovailoa a fixture in lineups regardless of matchups the way Allen is. 

For now, going against a challenging defense, Tua is no automatic start yet, but he could surprise us again.  It is our objective to help you find quarterbacks you'll want to move in and out of your lineups based on matchups every week. Playing matchups is key, and we're here to find you the perfect path to a winning 2022. 

START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Quarterbacks
QBs to Start
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LAR L.A. Rams • #9
Age: 34 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI LAR -3.5 O/U 49
OPP VS QB
32nd
PROJ PTS
22.9
QB RNK
7th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
512
RUYDS
2
TD
4
INT
5
FPTS/G
17.3
We had Stafford as our Start of the Week in Week 2, and he delivered with 24 Fantasy points against the Falcons. He should have another quality outing against the Cardinals in Week 3. Stafford has actually played the Cardinals five times over the past three seasons with the Lions and Rams, and he's averaging 284.8 passing yards per game over that span with 13 total touchdowns and one interception. He averaged 26.0 Fantasy points per game against Arizona in two meetings last year.
CIN Cincinnati • #9
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ CIN -4.5 O/U 45
OPP VS QB
21st
PROJ PTS
24.8
QB RNK
9th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
537
RUYDS
73
TD
3
INT
4
FPTS/G
20.4
Burrow was supposed to have better protection this season with a revamped offensive line, but so far he's once again taken plenty of hits while running for his life. He was sacked six times in Week 1 against Pittsburgh and seven times in Week 2 at Dallas. While that's unforgivable, those are two of the better pass-rushing teams in the NFL, and things should lighten up this week against the Jets, who have just three sacks in two games. Burrow should rebound as a top 10 Fantasy quarterback in all leagues with this matchup.
LV Las Vegas • #4
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN LV -2 O/U 45.5
OPP VS QB
28th
PROJ PTS
20.2
QB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
547
RUYDS
9
TD
4
INT
3
FPTS/G
20.4
Carr looked like the Fantasy quarterback I expect to see all season with his performance in Week 2 against Arizona. He passed for 252 yards and two touchdowns, and he scored 22 Fantasy points. That should be the floor most weeks, and he's a safe No. 1 Fantasy quarterback in Week 3 against the Titans. Tennessee has allowed six passing touchdowns in two games to Daniel Jones (two) and Josh Allen (four), and Carr should also follow suit with multiple touchdowns in this matchup as well.
WAS Washington • #11
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI PHI -6.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
10th
PROJ PTS
16.6
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
650
RUYDS
35
TD
7
INT
3
FPTS/G
34.7
Wentz has been a nice surprise for Fantasy managers through the first two games of the season, averaging 34.0 Fantasy points per game against Jacksonville and Detroit. He has a step up in competition this week against the Eagles, and hopefully he'll stay hot against his former team. It might not be pretty how Wentz is getting it done -- he has three interceptions already -- but this could be a game where garbage-time production comes into play. He already has 87 pass attempts on the season, so despite his inconsistent performance at times, the Commanders coaching staff is allowing him to make plays, which has worked well so far for his Fantasy production.
Sleepers (Start/Sit)
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ATL Atlanta • #1
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA SEA -2 O/U 42
OPP VS QB
18th
PROJ PTS
18.5
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
411
RUYDS
88
TD
3
INT
2
FPTS/G
18.6
Mariota is one of my favorite streaming quarterbacks this week with his matchup at Seattle. After facing the Saints and Rams to open the season, this is easily his best matchup to date. I hope he runs more like he did in Week 1 against New Orleans when he had 72 yards and a touchdown on the ground, and it would be great if he started to rely more on tight end Kyle Pitts. If you lost Dak Prescott (thumb) or Trey Lance (ankle) over the past two weeks, or you're frustrated with Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Tom Brady through two games, Mariota is a good pivot option against the Seahawks.
CHI Chicago • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU CHI -3 O/U 40.5
OPP VS QB
9th
PROJ PTS
16.6
QB RNK
19th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
191
RUYDS
48
TD
3
INT
2
FPTS/G
13.2
Fields has been bad in the first two games of the season, and it seems like the Bears coaching staff doesn't trust him. Despite trailing for most of the game in Week 2 at Green Bay, Fields attempted just 11 passes, and he only has 29 pass attempts on the season. He's also not running as much as I expected with just 48 yards in two games. But I expect him to play better against the Texans this week, and this is his easiest matchup to date. This is a prove-it game for Fields, and if he struggles again, he'll be waiver wire fodder moving forward.
DET Detroit • #16
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -6 O/U 53.5
OPP VS QB
19th
PROJ PTS
16.4
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
471
RUYDS
7
TD
6
INT
1
FPTS/G
26.9
We had Amon-Ra St. Brown on Fantasy Football Today on CBS Sports HQ on Wednesday, and he said "everything just clicked" for him starting in Week 13 against Minnesota when he caught the game-winning touchdown in a 29-27 victory. The same could be said for Goff. Including that game, he has scored at least 21 Fantasy points in four of his past six outings. I like him as a low-end starter against the Vikings this week.
QBs to Sit
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GB Green Bay • #12
Age: 39 • Experience: 18 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -1.5 O/U 42
OPP VS QB
2nd
PROJ PTS
17.2
QB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
429
RUYDS
9
TD
2
INT
1
FPTS/G
12.1
Rodgers has been a mediocre Fantasy quarterback so far through the first two games of the season with 23 Fantasy points combined against Minnesota and Chicago, and it will be hard to trust him in Week 3 at Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have looked dominant defensively against Dak Prescott and Jameis Winston, holding that duo to a combined 39-of-69 passing for 370 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Tampa Bay also has 10 sacks on the year. Rodgers is only worth starting in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues.
TB Tampa Bay • #12
Age: 45 • Experience: 23 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB TB -1.5 O/U 42
OPP VS QB
13th
PROJ PTS
19.3
QB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
402
RUYDS
-3
TD
2
INT
1
FPTS/G
12
Joe Flacco, Jacoby Brissett, Davis Mills, Mitch Trubisky, Geno Smith, Mac Jones and Justin Fields have more Fantasy points than Brady this year. That's staggering. Brady will turn things around, but it might not happen in Week 3 given the state of his receiving corps. Hopefully, one of Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) can return this week, but Mike Evans is suspended after getting ejected for his altercation with Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in Week 2 at New Orleans. With the Bucs having to rely on Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, Scott Miller and newly signed Cole Beasley, it could be ugly once again for Brady, who should be avoided in one-quarterback leagues.
JAC Jacksonville • #16
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -7 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
17th
PROJ PTS
18.6
QB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
510
RUYDS
15
TD
3
INT
1
FPTS/G
19
Lawrence had a solid game in Week 2 against the Colts with 22 Fantasy points, and hopefully he can build off that performance in Week 3 against the Chargers. But I expect this defense to be among the best in the NFL, and Lawrence could be in line for a letdown. The Chargers kept Patrick Mahomes in check in Week 2 and should have had multiple interceptions, and Derek Carr had three interceptions against Los Angeles in Week 1. The Chargers also have seven sacks in two games. Lawrence is only an option in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues.