Who Should I Start? Jakobi Meyers or Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Week 5 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
11.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 47.5 0.4

Jakobi Meyers News

Jakobi Meyers Looking To Continue Success

Friday, September 29, 5:06 PM

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Jakobi Meyers had another outstanding performance, posting seven receptions for 85 yards on 12 targets against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Meyers missed Week 2 with a concussion but returned in Week 3 and picked up right where he left off in Week 1. Through two games, Meyers is averaging eight receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets per game. Meyers will follow up his strong performance with a matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 4. The Chargers defense has given up the most passing yards, third-most passing touchdowns, and third-highest yards per attempt. Despite being on a team with superstar Davante Adams, Meyers is commanding an over 30% target share on a team that will be in negative game scripts most weeks. Meyers is also a great fit for Garoppolo because he is an excellent receiver in the short to intermediate areas. Fantasy managers will want to watch Garoppolo's status for Sunday's game because the Raiders quarterback is still in the concussion protocol. If Garoppolo cannot start, Meyers must rely on veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer or rookie Aidan O'Connell in Sunday's contest. Meyers is a high-end WR2 regardless of who is behind center, but fantasy managers should temper expectations if Garoppolo cannot play.

Week 5 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
10.8 0.0 0.0 3.6 48.9 0.4

Jaxon Smith-Njigba News

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Still Looking For Breakout

Saturday, September 23, 4:56 AM

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba was targeted five times in Week 1 and six times in Week 2, but he is not yet threatening the workloads of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The 21-year-old has only been on the field for 58% of snaps and the targets he has seen are at an average depth of just 1.9 yards. In Week 3 against the Panthers, Smith-Njigba will line up against Jimmy Chinn or Troy Hill, who have managed most of the slot corner snaps for Carolina in the first two weeks of the season. Smith-Njigba is definitely worth holding but the only reason to start him in Week 3 is if Metcalf (ribs) is ruled out.

Jakobi Meyers vs. Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Still trying to decide between Meyers and Smith-Njigba? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Jakobi Meyers is projected to score 11.0 points this week while Jaxon Smith-Njigba is projected to score 10.8 points.