Welcome to Week 3 of the 2022 Footballguys Roundtable. Our intrepid panel of fantasy pundits discusses and debates four topics every week. From this point forward, we're splitting the topics into separate features.
This week's roundtable features these four topics:
- For Real or Fool's Gold
- Tackling the Subscriber Contest
- Running Back Tandems
- Panic or Relax (see below)
Panic or Relax?
Matt Waldman: Which pick three players from this list whose performances are freaking you out, and which three players you're not concerned about their slow starts?
- Najee Harris
- Kenny Golladay
- Kadarius Toney
- Marquez Callaway
- Derrick Henry
- Matt Ryan
- Tom Brady
- DJ Moore
- Hunter Renfrow
- JuJu Smith-Schuster
- T.J. Hockenson
- Kyle Pitts
Where do you stand?
Craig Lakins: I'm not concerned about Pitts's talent, but his role has been perplexing. After back-to-back games of 2 receptions for 19 yards, head coach Arthur Smith was blasé about getting him more involved. With the lack of talent at wide receiver behind Drake London, leaning on Pitts seems like a lay-up.
I don't see Callaway being a threat going forward. Chris Olave has taken over the role Callaway played in the offense. His flash-in-the-pan 2021 preseason burned bright, but he's unlikely to become someone that starts in your fantasy lineup again.
Two snaps for Golladay last week? With the amount that he's getting paid, that is truly wild. Whether it's his talent that has faded or his trust within the organization, it's going to be hard for him to bounce back when he hasn't been productive in so long.
Renfrow had a quiet Week 1 and then a pair of costly fumbles in Week 2. It's a rough patch, but it's not something he can't bounce back from. The Raiders will need him to stay involved in the short-to-intermediate passing game as opponents key in on Davante Adams and Darren Waller.
Adam Wilde: Golladay saw what had to be the most expensive two snaps in NFL history in Week 2. The Giants can’t cut him, but they feel as though they can’t play him either. He can’t be rostered in fantasy.
Toney is undoubtedly the most talented receiver for the Giants, yet he struggles to see the field. He demonstrated as much on his lone touch in Week 1. We understand he should be getting opportunities by any means necessary, but does Brian Daboll?
Waldman: Do we? If a player is a great talent but isn't working to the staff's standard, it sets an example to the team's younger players that practicing to learn the details doesn't matter. That leads to losses and an eventual breakdown of trust in the coaching staff's leadership.
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