23 Sep Daily Fantasy Must Plays for Week 3
Week 3 of the NFL season is upon us and as last week showed us, anything can happen. Whether it be a memorable performance or an awful injury that can cost us everything, the game changes with every play. With the arrival of Week 3 comes some intriguing matchups.
As a big daily fantasy player, I’m always looking to find the best value at each position to give myself the best chance of cashing in week to week, so I’m here to tell you which guys I love this week around the league. Here are my must play guys for week three.
Quarterback – Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals signal caller Kyler Murray has a very good matchup against the Detroit Lions for Week 3. Through two weeks, Murray has been carving up defenses with both his arm and his legs and has put himself right at the top with the very best fantasy QBs in the game. This week against Detroit I expect a shootout with each team airing it out all over the field.
The Cardinals are -230 favorites in a game with an Over/Under at 54.5.
Murray is averaging over 250 passing yards and over 75 yards a game rushing this year, but this week comes the QB1 performance. Murray is dropping 350+ yards and 4 touchdowns this week. Murray is a special talent and he’s put himself in a position to carry fantasy players to a championship, and daily fantasy players to pay days.
He may or may not carry me to a title at season’s end but for this week, Murray will get me where I want to be with the top daily fantasy performance by a quarterback, you can mark that down.
Running Back – Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Sanders is this week’s big winner as he faces the porous Cincinnati Bengals defense. The Bengals can very well end up being this season’s worst run defense. Last week against the Browns, the Bengals gave up over 200 yards on the ground to Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
Sanders looked healthy in his first game back against the Rams and I expect him to get plenty of volume throughout the game, helping the Eagles get into the win column. Sanders proved he can handle 20+ touches his first game back so do not be surprised if we see 30+ this week.
Volume and opportunities are my staple in picking my best possible lineup, so make sure Sanders will be in yours.
Wide Receiver – Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
Allen Robinson has not had the best of starts this season when it comes to production but he’s my pick for a breakout game this week. Chicago hits the road to Atlanta and faces a Falcons defense that boasts one of the worst secondaries in the NFL.
Atlanta is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Dallas and could not do anything in stopping the Cowboys passing attack. The Bears will pick up where the Cowboys left off and Mitchell Trubisky will find plenty of open passing lanes to get the ball to Robinson, where he will take advantage and do the rest.
Robinson will prove that’s he’s worth all the money he’s wanting to get paid and put up a monster 100-plus yard, two touchdown performance. I’m all in with Robinson this week and you should too.
Tight End – Evan Engram, New York Giants
Evan Engram is my spicy play of the week. They face the San Francisco 49ers, who are coming off some of the worst luck a team can have in one game. Last week they lost their two best players on defense (Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas) along with their starting running back Raheem Mostert, their backup running back Tevin Coleman, and possibly starting quarterback Jimmy Garropolo.
With the loss of RB Saquon Barkley l see Daniel Jones throwing it a lot more often, especially with Engram coming off a solid eight target, six reception game against the Bears last week. I see an even bigger target share for him in a very favorable matchup.
I expect Engram to find the end zone in this one and with such a depleted defense for the 49ers, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s the top scoring TE in the league this week.
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