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Daily Fantasy Football Week 3: Picks, Advice and Value Plays for FanDuel and DraftKings



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DraftKings and Fandeul Daily Fantasy Football Lineup Picks (Week 3)

Fanduel Daily Fantasy Football Lineup Picks and NFL DFS Advice



Matt Ryan – Ryan and the Falcon travel to Detroit to take on the Lions in what will likely turn into a shootout.  Ryan has been pedestrian in the first two weeks of 2017 generating only two touchdowns.  That changes this week.  Fire Ryan, Julio and Freeman up as elite plays against a beatable Detroit secondary.

Derek Carr –  Carr is off to a fantastic start this year displaying an obvious rapport with Michael Crabtree.  He is also looking at TE Jared Cook with regularity.  Fire Carr up as a sure-fire QB1 this week against a Redskins defense that has been one of the worst teams in the league against the pass over the first two weeks of the season.

Cam Newton – You know our rule here are…play QBs against the Saints.  That doesn’t change this week as Cam Newton is firmly in play this week at home against the Saints.  Cam is off to a slow start, but has shown flashes of what makes him one of fantasy’s most dominate players.  Fire up the entire Panthers offense this week, including all the receivers, McCaffrey in PPR formats, Stewart in standard formats.




Phillip Rivers – The Chiefs defense was dealt a major blow with the loss of Eric Berry for the season in week 1.  Rivers and the Chargers are at home against their division rival this weekend.  Look for Rivers to exploit the gaps in the now beatable Chiefs secondary.

Alex Smith – On the other side of the same game, look for Smith to exploit the hole left by Chargers CB Jason Verrett, lost for the year with a knee injury.  Smith has the ability to generate offense with his legs as well as his arms and the Chiefs have elite weapons at all levels of their offense.  Fire up the Chiefs offense against a beatable Chargers defense.

DeShone Kizer – 2 words:  Indianapolis Colts.

Running Back


Le’Veon Bell – The home/road splits for Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger are a real thing.  He’s so much better at home than he is on the road.  This week, it’s the Le’Veon Bell show.  He should now be back in football shape after sitting out all of camp with a contract dispute.  Lock him in for RB1 numbers against the Bears in Chicago.

Devonta Freeman – It’s going to be a shootout in Detroit between the Falcons and Lions.  Load up on both sides of this contest.

Jay Ajayi – Ajayi is a candidate to produce the most fantasy points of any player this week.  The Dolphins travel to New York to take on the Jets.  Ajayi has the potential to go off against the league’s worst rushing defense.



CJ Anderson – Anderson is clearly the backbone of the Broncos offense.  He’s had at least 20 carries in the first two weeks of the season.  He’s also active in the suddenly productive Broncos passing attack with at least three targets in each and a receiving TD last week.  The Bills defense is tough, but Anderson’s share of the touches provides enough value to lock him in.

Christian McCaffrey – The Saints are arguably the worst defense in the league.  Lock McCaffrey, and the entire Panthers offense, in to your DFS and season-long lineups.

Isaiah Crowell – Crowell is off to rough start to his 2017 failing to surpass 40 rushing yards in each of the first two weeks.  The Browns travel to Indy this week to take on the Colts.  Fire up any and all Browns this week against one of the league’s worst defenses.

Derek Henry – With Titans running back Demarco Murray sidelines with a hamstring issue, Henry stepped in and dominated with a 14-92-1 line against a tough Jacksonville defense.  Murray is still dealing with what could be a lingering issue, so fire Henry this week and look for him to hang on to the number 1 RB spot moving forward.


Wide Receiver


Julio Jones – Julio will likely draw Darious Slay this week in the shootout in Detroit.  Regardless, he’s matchup-proof and is likely to have a field day against a beatable Lions secondary.

Antonio Brown – Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes is known for shutting down number-1 wide receivers, and he certainly contained Steelers superstar Antonio Brown.  The Bears don’t have anyone capable of slowing Brown down.  Expect a big day for AB.

Odell Beckham Jr – OBJ is expected to see a major increase in usage as he is recovering from an ankle issue.  He looked ok in his season debut against the Lions, but he was clearly slowed.  OC Ben MacAdoo has committed to increasing Beckham’s targets, which will need to happen if the Giants offense ever wants to get going.



Tyreek Hill – Andy Reid is lining up Hill in the backfield, in the slot and at receiver.  He’s utilizing him in the run game, the pass game and special teams.  Hill’s usage rate alone warrants strong consideration, but his elite speed separates him from the pack.  Lock him in for WR1 numbers this week against the Chargers.

Terrelle Pryor Sr. – With 15 targets through the first two weeks, Pryor is primed for a breakout performance.   It could happen as soon as this Sunday against the beatable Raiders secondary.

Devin Funchess – Three words:  New Orleans Saints

Taywan Taylor – With Corey Davis down with a hamstring issue, Taylor is primed for a heavy workload Sunday for the Titans against the Seahawks.  Taylor is relatively unknown, but possesses elite speed and could potentially slip behind the Seahawks elite secondary.



Tight End


Travis Kelce – Slim pickings in the TE department this week as most of the elite options are dealing with injuries.  Kelce, however, is hyper-active in the Chiefs offense and Andy Reid is even giving Kelce rushing opportunities to get the ball in his hands.

Rob Gronkowski – Gronk is an easy TE1 any week he suits up.  He’s dealing with a groin issue and is still considered questionable for Sundays matchup against the Texans.  If he plays, fire him up with confidence.



Delanie Walker – Walker has been so solid through the first two weeks of the year and that trend will continue Sunday afternoon against the Seahawks.  He’s a solid GPP option as the “Legion of Boom” effect will driver ownership down, but he’s easily Mariota’s favorite target in the Titans offense.

Coby Fleener – Fleener is obviously a big part of the Saints 2017 offense as he has scored in each of the first two games.  He’s seen at least 4 targets in each and is Drew Brees’ security blanket.  Fire him up in what could become a shootout in Carolina against the Panthers.




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