The Washington Commanders are 2-0 to begin the season, and they’ll host the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Commanders are 6.5-point home underdogs with an over/under of 44 total points.
Below, we’ll examine Sam Howell’s fantasy prospects within this matchup. Should you start or sit him in Week 3?
Fantasy Football analysis: Commanders QB Sam Howell
Howell, like his team, has had an unexpectedly strong start to the 2023 season. The second-year quarterback earned 16 fantasy points in the opening week against the Arizona Cardinals, largely due to a late-game rushing touchdown.
He elevated his performance in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos, throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns, which translated to a total of 21 fantasy points.
Start or sit in Week 3?
Sit. Even though Howell has been decent up to this point, he has a tough home matchup against the Bills on tap.
Since there are no teams on a bye this week, finding a more promising fantasy quarterback should be easy, regardless if you are in an 8 or 14-team league. The only scenario where you’d consider starting Howell in Week 3 is if you’re in a two-quarterback league. In such cases, Howell serves as a decent QB2 option if you’re in need of a last-minute fill-in, but that’s about it.