Daily Fantasy Football Week 3 Starts
It’s time to set those Week 3 Daily Fantasy Football lineups. In doing so for DraftKings, note the following eight budget-smart players, who possess tons of upside entering Week 3.
Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle $7,200
Prescott’s $7,200 price tag is the largest one here. However, he is $600 less than Lamar Jackson and primed to be the highest scoring QB in Week 3. He’s going to clean up against the Seahawks that have given away 446.5 passing yards per game on average this season.
Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals @ Philadelphia $6,200
For those who want to spend cheaper at QB, Burrow is your guy. The Bengals will be on the road and fighting for their first win. Burrow will be chucking the ball a ton against a defense that has yet to manage one interception.
Melvin Gordon, RB, Denver Broncos v Tampa Bay $5,800
Gordon has a sweet matchup against the Bucs that have allowed the fifth-most RB fantasy points. Look for him to be heavily involved now that Denver has lost its No. 1 WR.
Joshua Kelley, RB, Los Angeles Chargers v Carolina $5,000
Carolina’s defense is horrible against the run. It’s given up 186 total yards on average per game to opposing RBs and six touchdowns. Kelley is an excellent DFS Week 3 bargain play even with Austin Ekeler sharing touches.
Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team @ Cleveland $5,900
McLaurin has a very favorable opponent against a Browns defense that has yielded 190.5 WR yards per game on average. This young WR is hot and coming fresh off of a (10/7/125/1) game in Week 2.
Robby Anderson, WR, Carolina Panthers @ Los Angeles Chargers $5,200
Speaking of hot, Anderson has been scorching his opponents. He’ll be sure to keep racking up the points as a Panthers’ team minus Christian McCaffrey tries to get its first victory.
Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams @ Buffalo $5,900
Coming off of a three-score game, Higbee should feast against Buffalo that has allowed 171 yards (third-most) to its opposing TEs over two games.
Hayden Hurst, TE, Atlanta Falcons v Chicago $4,700
If your budget is tight, Hurst who had a (8/5/72/1) game last week, makes a great play in Week 3. With Julio Jones hobbled and the Falcons looking to improve on their 0-2 record, Hurst will be busy.
For what it’s worth, I played a DraftKings lineup using everyone above except Dak Prescott. I had enough money leftover to insert CeeDee Lamb in as my WR3, Travis Kelce in at Flex and played the Cardinals Defense.
Happy Week 3 all!