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Last week’s lineup put up a forgettable 99.16 DraftKings points. We only saw two TDs scored, Alvin Kamara had an uneventful 60 total yards and only one reception, and Deshaun Watson ended up under 200 yards passing in what looked like a sweet spot at home. Cole Beasley and Matt Breida did their job as lower cost volume plays (29.50 combined points) but ultimately the stars didn’t give us enough for it to matter.
On to Week 3.
QB Jameis Winston vs. New York (Giants)
Ok, before you close your laptop just hear me out. Winston’s one-TD performance last week could have easily been a three-TD one, and he now gets to face Giants defense, which is allowing the 3rd highest QB rating so far this season. All his weapons have plus matchups across the board and Giants only have three sacks on the year. I know it feels a little gross. Three turnovers are just as high a probability as three touchdowns but come on, live a little.
DraftKings salary: 5,400
RB Dalvin Cook vs. Oakland
Tip of the cap to whoever bet on Dalvin Cook in their drafts. We knew he was going to be the focal point but he looks absolutely amazing in this zone scheme. The Raiders have held up well against the run this season but it came against the Broncos and Chiefs. One team whose running game doesn’t look great and another who’s more concerned with chasing chunk plays in the passing game. I’m going to bet on the Vikings taking control of this cross-country affair with defense and running game.
DraftKings salary: 7,800
RB Devonta Freeman @ Indianapolis
I know Freeman hasn’t looked great this year – well he doesn’t even look good – but at this price and in this matchup I’m willing to take the gamble. The Colts have given up the 3rd most points per game to RBs, allowing 5.5 yards per carry. They’ve also given up the 7th most receiving yards per game to the position. The Colts are top-5 defending wide receivers and we’ve previously their desire to eliminate the big play. This sets up well for the Freeman to have opportunity to make plays in both the pass game and the run game.
DraftKings salary: 4,900
WR Mike Evans vs. New York (Giants)
Evans has started a little slow but showed some positive signs in Week 2, including one of Winston’s near-TDs. Week 1 he was playing through illness and the Niners defensive front total wrecked the Bucs pass protection…something the Giants aren’t really capable of doing. Whether it be versus Janoris Jenkins or Deandre Baker lining up opposite him, Evans has a massive opportunity in this one.
DraftKings salary: 6,600
WR Kenny Golladay @ Philadelphia
Golladay is first in line for targets in Detroit and has cleared 140 air yards in each of the first two weeks of the season. Even if Matt Patricia wants no parts of it, the Eagles offense will force Stafford to drop back at least a moderate amount. The Eagles were ravaged at the CB and gave up a ton of WR production last season. They have proven to be similarly susceptible so far this year, giving up the 2nd most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Golladay should have a few opportunities for chunk plays this week.
DraftKings salary: 6,600
WR Tyler Lockett vs. New Orleans
Tyler Lockett’s weird Week 1 target share was rectified in Week 2 with 12 looks. Saints slot corner PJ Williams has long been a DFS target but so far this season the whole secondary looks exploitable. Even if this matchup doesn’t reach shootout levels sans Drew Brees, Lockett will get enough volume and high-quality opportunities to hit.
DraftKings salary: 6,200
TE Mark Andrews @ Kansas City
Andrews began the season on the fringe TE1/TE2 spectrum due partly to concerns about him being in a three-man committee from a snap standpoint. There were also concerns about just how much the Ravens would throw the football. None of it matters. Nobody can cover Andrews. No further analysis required.
DraftKings salary: 4,600
Flex Larry Fitzgerald vs. Carolina
Fitzgerald has established himself as the feature target in Kliff Kingsbury’s air raid attack. It feels like a near certainty that he reaches double digits for the 3rd straight game. Fitz is nearing matchup proof territory if he isn’t there already but facing 5’11’’ Javien Elliott in the slot certainly doesn’t inspire fear. Fitzgerald could be be looking at his 3rd straight 100-yard game.
DraftKings salary: 5,100
Defense Chargers vs. Houston
If fantasy defenses were gas prices, I’d be driving right by the Cowboys at 4,300 at home versus the Dolphins. I just can’t do it. What I can do is target the Texans offensive line in a matchup versus Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram and company. The Jaguars harassed Deshaun Watson and racked up four sacks, and the Chargers are in great position to do the same, especially if Philip Rivers and the offense can get going and force more drop backs.
DraftKings salary: 2,500