This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
Welcome to the Week 3 edition of Start vs. Sit. We may be lacking in ranked matchups but there are still some exciting games on tap with Iowa taking on Iowa State, Florida heading to Kentucky and USC going to BYU. Oh, and the Washington State-Houston game will hold all of the fantasy community's attention Friday night as well. Let's dive into this week's toughest start- sit decisions heading into Week 3.
D'Eriq King, QB, Houston (vs. Washington State)
Two weeks in and I'm already sensing some panic in the Twitterverse about King's slow start. It's fair to an extent — you'd want your No. 1 overall pick to have a little bit better than 51.5 fantasy points through two weeks. If this is giving your flashbacks of having your Khalil Tate shares from last season go up in smoke, I can't fully blame you. Below are the game logs from King's first two games from 2019 and Tate's first two outings from 2018 when he was getting acclimated to coach Kevin Sumlin's system.
What's concerning with King's early start to the season is his ineffectiveness as a passer in this new system. King was completing nearly 64 percent of his passes, a sample of 487 attempts, with an 8.8 YPA before this season. This year, he's down to 54.7 percent with a 5.8 YPA. With all of his top receivers from 2018 still in the fold, what gives? It's hard to say one way or the