Week 3 DraftKings Line Up Suggestions and Stacking advice.
Welcome to Week 3 on DraftKings….
Note: Updated September 21, 2016
Now that we have a week of NFL fantasy under our belts, we can maybe see a couple of trends developing? We haven’t seen everything, but we can sorta notice (we’re still mostly guessing at this point) how some things are developing.
Vegas has set some very low scoring overs for week 3, they seem to think scoring will be low this week with many notable defensive games. In fact there are 8 games projected to have total scoring of 44 points or less.
Week 3 Game Lines:
Higher Scoring Games: ATL at NO -3 (54), SD at IND -3 (52), DET at GB -7.5 (48), WAS at NYG -4.5 (46), OAK at TEN -1.5 (47)
Low Scoring Games: CLE at MIA -9.5 (41.5), MIN at CAR -7 (43), SF at SEA -9.5 (40), DEN at CIN -3 (41)
A few thoughts about the Week Three players and match-ups:
Week 2 saw a lot of anticipated fantasy scoring fail to materialize. Who knew that Saints and Giants could actually play some defense? Who knew the rain/wet conditions in Pittsburgh would affect the aerial attacks of the Steelers and Bengals to the extent it did? Those 2 games alone severely hampered and disappointed many fantasy players.
Injuries also dotted the NFL landscape with several notable players going down in week 2.
Running back’s took the brunt of the mayhem with A Peterson MIN, A Foster MIA, D Martin TB, A Abdulah DET, J Stewart CAR and D Whitehead SD leading the list.
Injured Wide Receivers: D Moncrief IND and D Baldwin SEA.
Injured Quarterbacks: J Cutler CHI and J McCown CLE.
The Atlanta at New Orleans should be the game fantasy players key in on Monday Night. Make sure you have exposure in this one. Brees, Cooks, Snead, Ryan, Julio and Freeman all should be considered.
I’m also liking the Miami offense this week, namely R Tannehill QB, J Landry WR, D Parker WR and J Ajayi RB (monitor A Fosters status) all having a good days against the Cleveland Defense.
Start the MIA DEF against the Browns.
Matt Forte NYJ RB looks like he is 25 again, ride him again this week. Q Enunwa NYJ WR is also an interesting play, most defenses pay so much attention to B Marshall and E Decker he is often forgotten in coverage.
The SD at IND should also have a few nice fantasy plays. Play P Rivers SD QB and stack him with T Benjamin SD WR. A Gates SD TE should see even more targets with D Woodhead RB now on IR.
P Dorsett IND WR and D Allen IND TE will also be seeing more targets from A Luck IND QB with D Moncrief IND WR status still unknown at this time.
OAK at TEN should also be another battle of porous Defenses, make sure you get D Carr OAK QB, A Cooper OAK WR, L Murray OAK RB, M Mariota TEN QB, D Murray TEN RB, T Sharpe TEN WR and D Walker TEN TE added to your lineups wherever possible.
The Sunday night game features CHI at DAL. Chicago looked worse than Cleveland on Monday night. Start the DAL DEF (no J Cutler for CHI and B Hoyer is starting?) and this could be finally be the week that D Prescott and D Bryant finally hook up for a couple of long scores. E Elliott should have a excellent rushing game in the 2nd half with a big lead.
D Washington DET RB will be starting in A Abdulahs place.
F Whittaker CAR RB will start in J Stewarts place.
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Players and their salaries I am targeting this week on DraftKings.
QB’s: R Tannehill MIA 6200, R Fitzpatrick NYJ 5900, D Prescott DAL 5700
RB’s: F Whittaker CAR 3800, M Forte NYJ 7000, C Simms TB 4900, M Asiata MIN 3000, J Ajayi MIA 4000, M Gordon SD 5800
WR’s: J Landry MIA 6600, T Sharpe TEN 4700, Q Enunwa NYJ 4800, T Benjamin SD 5200
TE’s: D Walker TEN 5000, J James PIT 3500
DEF: MIA 3000, ARI 3600, TB 3100, DAL 2500
Top Stacks: Tannehill/Landry MIA 12800, Prescott/ Bryant DAL 14100
Injury updates: J Charles is expected to play this week in a limited manner. C Ivory JAX RB and T Eifort CIN TE returned to practice this week.
New Injuries to watch: A Foster MIA RB, R Jennings NYG RB, J Cutler CHI QB,
Out: C Coleman CLE WR, J Stewart CAR RB, A Peterson MIN RB, D Moncreif IND WR, D Martin TB RB, A Abdullah DET RB, J McCown CLE QB, D Woodhead SD RB, RG3 CLE QB, K Allen SD WR, T Romo DAL QB, D Lewis NE RB, B Watson BAL TE, T Bridgewater MIN QB
Suspensions of note: T Brady NE QB, L Bell PIT RB, J Gordon CLE WR, J Brown NYG K
Please Note: My advice includes players I will be using in my line ups but I also may use additional players not mentioned to complete my line ups within the salary cap restraints.