The Carolina Panthers will hit the road to face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 of the NFL season. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Seattle checks in as a 6.5-point home favorite with an over/under of 41.5.
Within this matchup, we’ll take a look at the fantasy prospects of Panthers TE Hayden Hurst. Should you start or sit him in Week 3?
Fantasy Football analysis: Panthers TE Hayden Hurst
Hurst had a solid game in the opener at the Atlanta Falcons, making five receptions on seven targets for 41 yards and a touchdown. However, it was tough sledding in Week 2 vs. the New Orleans Saints, as Hurst caught all three targets for only 20 yards.
Carolina’s QB, Bryce Young, isn’t expected to play in Sunday’s upcoming game. As a result, veteran backup Andy Dalton will step in as the Panthers’ starting quarterback.
Start or sit in Week 3 PPR leagues?
Sit. Hurst has a low fantasy floor, and you can probably find a better tight end option — even in larger leagues.
It would be nice to think that his Week 1 performance could happen on a somewhat regular basis, but this Carolina offense is struggling to move the ball, and Hurst’s fantasy upside seems capped because of it.
Start or sit in Week 3 standard leagues?
Sit. Even though the tight end position is pretty shallow for fantasy purposes, Hurst is not a reliable option in Week 3.
There are at least a dozen or more tight ends with higher fantasy floors and ceilings than Hurst in Week 3. Some of those options are listed below.