Week DFS Advice
It’s time to take a look at the week 3 main slate for DraftKings!
But first, a recap of last week. Julio Jones and Derrick Henry were in line for absolute smash spots, but they laid an egg, and thus, the death of all my lineups shortly followed. Now onto week 3!
Given all the injuries, huge names such as CMC, Barkley, and Michael Thomas are not playable, we are going to have to get somewhat creative. Not too many games jump off at me this week other than The Cowboys@Seahawks. We just watched the Patriots put up 30 points against this Seahawks defense who lost Bruce Irvin for the year. Old man Edelman went for damn near 200 yards. The Cowboys will be able to score on this Seattle defense, but the Seattle offense will also be able score on this Cowboys defense. I smell a shootout. I’m taking Russel Wilson, paired with Tyler Lockett to be somewhat contrarian since D.K. Metcalf is currently getting a lot of hype. I’m also plugging in Ceedee Lamb due to his cheap price, and his last game total (over 100 yards).
Onto the running back position. I’m targeting the Colts and Jets here. Jonathan Taylor received a ton of carries against the Vikings and returned good value. He’s going against the woeful Jets here, and I think he can absolutely smash in this spot.
For my second running back position, I’m targeting the Bengals at Eagles game. Miles Sanders returned to action last week and received a pretty healthy workload. The Bengals just got ran over, granted by what may be the best backfield in the NFL, but the Eagles are going to do everything they can to not go 0-3. Miles Sanders is arguably their best offensive player, and I expect a great game here from Miles.
A cheap boom or bust option to consider at RB is Joshua Kelly. He got more carries than Austin Ekeler last week, and so far, Carolina has been ran over by everyone.
To wrap up the rest of my wide receiver positions, I’m spending big for Deandre Hopkins. The lions seem to be pitiful as usual, and Hopkins and Murray seem like a match made in heaven. A 10+ reception, 100+ yard day seems like a good bet for Hopkins. On the cheaper side I’m looking at Golden Tate or Darius Slayton. Given the injury to Barkley, the Giants are going to have to throw. The 49ers defense is decimated, so I think given either Giants WR price, they can return nice value.
For Tight End, I’m not looking to spend up this week. Not only do I not like the expensive players matchup, but Hayden Hurst is 4700 dollars. Matt Ryan is giving him a healthy amount of targets, and Chicago’s defense is not as scary as it once was. Julio Jones is also dealing with a hamstring injury, so more targets may be in store for Hurst.
For my flex spot I’m going super cheap to alleviate my salary cap. Adam Humphries is 3900 dollars. He scored 15 points last week, so almost 3 times his cost. A.J. Brown is looking doubtful at this point, and the Vikings pass defense is horrid. Depending on what you end up going with, another WR to think about is Allen Robinson. The Falcons defense cannot stop anything at this point. If they go up on the Bears, they will have to throw themselves back in the game. Game flow could set up a big day for Robinson.
Ending my lineup, I’m taking the Steelers at defense. The Ravens defense scored a touchdown against the Texans last week, and while I might be a biased Ravens fan who thinks they have a better overall defense than the Steelers, but the Steelers definitely have a scarier pass rush, and that Texans O-line is BAD. Expect at least 5 sacks.
All these picks I’ve laid out are my optimal picks. I’ve attached a lineup trying to cram as many in as possible.