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FanDuel DFS Value Plays for Week 3

Here are a few guys you'll want to get in your FanDuel lineup this Sunday.

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Through 2 weeks of NFL football, we're left with injuries, suspensions, and upsets, oh my. I'll lay out a few FanDuel value plays at each position, and outline how these guys can help you win some cash.


I always like to start with my DST. Essentially, I am looking for a team that Vegas likes to win, going against an opponent expected to turn the ball over. There are a few plays I really like this week, outlined below.

Carolina Panthers - $4,600

The Panthers will face a struggling New Orleans lineup sans Drew Brees. While the Panthers DST is a little pricey, its not too hard to see how they can produce value against NO. Hop on Carolina this week, as I expect they will cause all kinds of problems for the New Orleans Saints.

Indianapolis Colts - $4,500

The Colts have struggled this year, getting off to an 0-2 start. I think their trip to Tennessee is just what the doctor ordered. I expect the Colts to come out firing on offense, putting the Titans offense in a bind. The Colts should get out to a lead early, and then force rookie QB Marcus Mariota to play catchup. Indy will use this as a get-right game, and the Titans are just not that good. We'll see Mariota take several sacks and throw a few picks in this game.


Brandon McManus - $4,900

The Broncos have struggled on offense, but McManus has proven a solid option in the kicking game. The Broncos showed real signs of life in the second half of their Thursday night matchup, and I expect coach Gary Kubiak is smart enough to see that Peyton Manning is not the play-action, bootleg quarterback he's used to. Manning still has enough to move the ball, and with Detroit's porous defense, we may see McManus post a great kicking day again for us.

Cairo Santos - $4,600

If you're looking to go bargain basement on kicker, Santos is your man. The Chiefs have a nice matchup against thePackers this weekend. I think Kansas does enough to hang in this game, and Santos will have a few opportunities to hit two or three times value.

The Stack

Andrew Luck - $9,000

I have a feeling about the Indianapolis Colts this week. So, while they have certainly been under-whelming so far in 2015, a game against the Titans is just what the doctor ordered to get Indy back on track. Luck is an elite quarterback, who, thusfar, has faced very solid defenses. This is the week that Luck breaks out against a weak AFC South opponent. While his pricetag is still high, Luck has a great potential in this game.

T.Y. Hilton - $7,600

Hilton hasn't really hit his stride this season. Again, with the faith that Andre Luck is amazing, and the Titans still being one of the worst teams In the league, I really like the Luck/Hilton stack. I expect ‘the public' will fade Luck and Hilton at their price-tag. But, I will take a chance on this pairing in GPPS.

Running Back

Bilal Powell - $5,200

Powell may end up being the lead back when the Jets square off against the Eagles this week. The Eagles have looked terrible so far in 2015, and the Jets have looked surprisingly good. Chris Ivory has a few injuries that may limit his workload, or keep him out of the game entirely. Powell has proven to be a solid, reliable option. I expect the Jets to continue scoring at a nice pace. At $5200, Powell has a lot of opportunity, and he can free up some capitol for you to get some studs elsewhere.

Jamaal Charles - 8,700

Charles has had a long time to think about his fumbles against Denver, and he gets a soft Packer's defense for his bounce back game. Even if the Chiefs are playing from behind, we know Charles will be on the field and a part of the game plan. He is pricey, the 3rd highest RB salary this week, but he's primed for a big performance.

Tight End

Jimmy Graham - $6,300

Graham has been in the news this week expressing his angst with his new role and lack of usage. I think Seattle absolutely creams Chicago this week, and Graham should see plenty of action. The Seahawks have struggled early, but they are a good team. This is the week that they get on track, and this is the week that Jimmy Graham shows up with a big two TD week.

Vernon Davis - $5,400

Davis has a nice middle of the road salary this week, and the Niners are going to have to score to keep up with the high-flying Arizona Cardinals. Davis has been used more this year with Kaepernick looking his direction more often. I expect the Cardinals to be out in front, and Davis to spend the day streaking down the field by himself. If Kap can hit him a few times, that could turn in to a big day.

Wide Receiver

Julio Jones - $9,000

The matchup this week for Jones is great. The Cowboys are reeling from injuries and their secondary is, I'll be polite and say it is suspect. Jones has lit it up early in the season, and I expect that to continue. He's pricey, but find a way to get Jones in your lineup.

John Brown - $6,000

Brown hasn't set the world on fire this year, yet, but he has looked great in his first two games. Brown has drawn some huge pass interference calls as he is just too hard to cover downfield. I think this is the week that Brown puts it all together and has a massive showing at home against the 49ers.

Good luck out there folks, should be another great week.