FanDuel: $1,500,000 Week 3 Fantasy Football League
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Enter the $1,500,000 Week 3 Fantasy Football League
- Starts Sunday 1pm ET, ends Monday
- $1,500,000 cash prize pool
- First place wins $100,000
- Top 66,000 teams paid, only $5 entry
- Pick anyone you want - stay under the salary cap
Welcome to week 3 of our FanDuel cash game advice. Can we just forget about the Saints picks from last week? That was brutal. In what looked like a great matchup, ended with them just not performing. Hopefully those were the guys you skipped over in my analysis, as the other guys did well. Maybe you listened to the Carson Palmer, Antonio Brown, Rob Gronkowski picks, but I did pump up Brees and Cooks more than any other guys last week. Just remember to have a short memory in these circumstances. Shake off the bad ones, and see what you can do to change your luck the next week. That is what I will be doing this week, getting prepared to dominate all cash games with some of the picks below.
I will give you a few options at positions, and then at the end say who I am going with for my main cash game lineup. Now let us jump into th,e picks. Players are listed by position, and then ordered by the ones I like most.
Tom Brady ($8,700) - Do you want to bet against Brady right now? I certainly don't and he gets to face a weak Jaguars defense. Expect him to continue his great stretch in this game, easily earning his salary. Maybe the Patriots involve Blount into the offense a little more this week, but that won't matter to Brady's ending statline. He will still throw for over 300 yards, and can score 3 TD's in the process.
Alex Smith ($6,500) - If you want to go cheaper here and pay up at a different position, then Smith s your guy. Coming in at a crisp $6,500 makes it easy for him to get two times his value. The Packers defense has been okay this year, but does allow enough to get Smith his points. Considering the QB's that have faced the Packers so far, it isn't hard to envision Smith putting up the best game so far, as the Chiefs look to work Kelce and Maclin more into the gameplan to take a little bit of a load off of Charles.
Adrian Peterson ($8,900) - Hard to fit in if going with Brady, but if you are starting Smith instead, he makes a great play. Last week the Vikings had a mission to give Peterson the ball. Now he did have some problems with fumbling last week, but let's call that an anomaly. 100 Yards seem like a given here, and he will score his first, if not second, TD of the season this week. Also look for some dump off passes as well, since getting him in space is scary for a defense.
Latavius Murray ($7,000) - I didn't expect the Browns run defense to look like this before the season, but they are allowing Running Backs to run all over them. Murray has the skill set that is good for DFS. He has been used as a pass catcher more than anticipated, and looked sharp running the ball. Now pit him against that Browns run defense at a reasonable salary and he makes a great play.
Jonathan Stewart ($6,500) - I said it in week one, and I will say it again now. The Saints defense just isn't very good. They have allowed 4.4. yards per carry to Running Backs. Even though Stewart is currently listed as questionable, but he is going to play, and I don't think the injury will effect him. This Panthers offense should find scoring to be easy this week, so Stewart getting in the endzone seems likely.
Danny Woodhead ($6,400) - Until he starts getting priced higher, or stops putting up number, Woodhead will be featured here. Week in, week out, he is a nice cheap option currently. You can't go wrong with a guy who is going to get the redzone looks, and get targeted frequently. The fact that he is only $6,400 just makes it all the better.
Antonio Brown ($9,300) - He is the best receiver in the game, and scores like it. Over 100 yards, at least 7 receptions and a TD is what you can expect. Find a way to fit him in your lineup, even if he is the most expensive receiver, as he is worth it.
Allen Robinson ($6,600) - Listen the Jaguars are going to be down in this game. What that means is plenty of opportunities to throw the ball and targets going towards Robinson. The Patriots defense is decent, however junk time still counts towards a receivers stats. Only needs 13 points for him to bring value, something that should come easy for him in this matchup.
Julian Edelman ($7,700) - Just like your starting Brady, you start Edelman. He has been gld this year, but his salary doesn't reflect that. He is being priced outside of the elite guys, yet he is performing like one. Going up against the Jaguars, an expectation of 100 yards and at least 8 receptions. Add in he could score and makes for a nice safe floor, with a little bit of upside.
Stevie Johnson ($5,900) - If you need to cut some costs here because you are going Brady, Brown, and Gronk, Johnson is a nice filler. He brings a nice floor for you, even if the upside is limited. Sure the upside is capped at 100 yards, but why can't he score a TD to go with 80 yards here? Johnson has a TD in each of the first two games, so why not extended the streak to three?
Rob Gronkowski ($8,400) - If you have the space to fit him in, do it. Always going to be the best TE play, it is just a matter of whether you can fit him in or not.
Eric Ebron ($5,100) - The non-Gronk option for the week. Ebron is the guy for those who can't squeeze Gronkowski in your lineup. A solid alternative this week, as he has scored a TD in both of the games so far this year. Not only that, but has been targeted 15 times this year, with 10 of those coming last week. With Brandon Pettigrew injured last week, Ebron was on the field for 92% of the teams snaps. Pettigrew will probably be out again this week, allowing Ebron another chance to be on the field the entire game. Sheer attrition can get you points in fantasy sometimes. While the matchup isn't ideal, the Broncos have been susceptible to the TE's so far this year.
Denver Broncos ($4,600) - There defense has been great so far on FanDuel. They provide premium points per dollar, and don't see that changing this week. Stafford has been known to be turnover prone, and this Denver defense will make you pay for it. While most people may be looking to take advantage of Jimmy Clauson with the Seattle defense, this defense just isn't scoring like the Broncos so far, so saving 700 dollars to spend elsewhere makes the Broncos the top pick.
Andrew Franks ($4.500) - Your minimum priced Kicker of the week. The Dolphins should score this week, giving Franks a good opportunity for double digit points. That is all you need out of him, so anything above 10 points is gravy for a minimum priced kicker.
My Cash Lineup:
QB: Tom Brady ($8,700)
RB: Latavius Murray ($7,000)
RB: Jonathan Stewart ($6,500)
WR: Antonio Brown ($9,300)
WR: Julian Edelman ($7,700)
WR: Allen Robinson ($6,600)
TE: Eric Ebron ($5,100)
DEF: Denver Broncos ($4,600)
K: Andrew Franks ($4,500)