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2020 NFL DFS Week 3 FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to the 2020 NFL DFS Week 3 FanDuel Picks! What a wild Week 2 it was. I don’t think I can recall a Sunday in which we saw so many key players come down with an injury.

If you managed to dodge all the injuries last week, then you probably ended up above the cash line. Let’s hope for everyone’s sake that we never see a week like that again.

In my articles, it is mostly based on cash game and single entry plays as that is what I typically play.

I will throw a few low owned GPP plays out there and some stacks that I will be targeting in the few GPP entries that I do like.

I am away for the weekend, but I will do my best to update this page if there is any breaking news, injuries, etc. so be sure to check back between now and game time.

2020 NFL DFS Week 3 FanDuel Picks

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Quarterback

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys – $8,500

Dak is fresh off a 450-yard performance and now gets to face the Seahawks defense.

This is a secondary that just let Cam Newton throw for almost 400 yards last week. They are also giving up the 2nd most FanDuel points (30.24) to quarterbacks through the first two weeks.

This one is expected to be a shootout as it currently has the highest Vegas total on the board at 57.

Dak has plenty of weapons as his disposal and should be one of the highest-scoring quarterbacks again this week.

Honorable Mentions: Russell Wilson ($8,700), Kyler Murray ($8,400), Mitch Trubisky ($7,500)

Running Back

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles – $7,400

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Sanders made his season debut last week after sitting out Week 1. He looked just fine, producing 20-95-1 and adding in three receptions for 36 receiving yards on seven targets.

He was on the field early and often, seeing 77.5% of the offensive snaps.

Sanders gets a juicy matchup against the Bengals this week who give up the 2nd most FD points (35.5) to running backs. They got run all over by Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt last Thursday, surrendering 210 rushing yards, 24 receiving yards, and four total TD’s.

I expect the Eagle’s to lean on Sanders all day and have him projected as my highest scorer at running back. The F6P Wisdom of the Crowd DFS Projections has him as a top-five RB.

Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts – $6,700

I’m kicking myself for staying away from Taylor last week. I thought it would be a closer game, but the Colts stuck it to the Vikings and ran out the clock with JT.

Head Coach Frank Reich showed he is very confident that Taylor can be a workhorse, giving him 28 touches in only his second NFL game.

He has a softer matchup against the Jets (8th most FDP given up vs RB) this week in a game I think we see play out somewhat similar to last weeks’ game.

The Jets, like the Vikings, are just not a very good team right now and their offense is riddled with injuries. I don’t see them being able to stay with the Colts and I think we see another 25+ touch game for JT.

I won’t pass up on him again this week.

Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco 49ers – $5,700

Of all of the injuries this past Sunday, look who made it through unscathed. We saw the other two 49ers running backs succumb to injury, and it looks like they will miss this week leaving McKinnon to be the lead back.

The Giants are not a scary matchup and just gave up 119 rushing yards, 60 receiving yards, and one TD to the Bears backfield.

McKinnon has looked healthy and fresh early on in the season and he looks to see the majority of the snaps this week.

I think it would be a mistake not to have McKinnon in your cash game lineups this week.

Honorable Mentions: Austin Ekeler ($7,500), David Montgomery ($6,100)

Wide Receiver

Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons – $8,000

This may be the first time that Ridley is priced higher than Julio, but it’s not going to stop me from rostering him. He currently leads all receivers in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, first downs, and yards after the catch.

His matchup against the Bears is not as scary as it may seem on the surface. Their two outside corners, Kyler Fuller and Jaylon Johnson have combined to give up the 13th-most fantasy points to outside receivers which is where Ridley lines up over 90% of the time.

Fire him up with confidence and expect even more targets if Julio ends up missing the game.

DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals – $8,500

This matchup can’t get much better for the leader in targets (25) and target share (36%). The Lions secondary is young and riddled with injuries. They will have no answer for one of, if not THE, best in the league.

I don’t think I need to go on and on as to why D-Hop is a great play this week. As long as the connection between him and Kyler Murray continues, this is setting up for a big day for Hopkins.

CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys – $5,600

I wish I had a few more shares of Lamb last week. However, I am going right back to him again this week and think is a very viable cash option.

He posted his first 100-yard game last week against the Falcons and will look to build on that this week against the Seahawks. Obviously, if I like Dak, then I have to like some of his pass-catchers and I believe Lamb is in the best spot of them all.

The middle of the Seahawk defense was just torched by Julian Edelman for 179 receiving yards on eight catches. Oh and the week before? Russell Gage got them for 114 yards on nine catches. I expect this trend to continue and am excited to see what the rookie does on Sunday.

Honorable Mentions: Mike Evans ($7,700), Cooper Kupp ($7,100), Allen Robinson ($6,900), DK Metcalf ($6,500)

Tight End

Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team – $4,900

I’m going back to the well here with Thomas. If you just looked at the box score, the final numbers weren’t there for Thomas last week. However, Haskins targeted him nine times and just overthrew him a few times (once in the endzone).

He gets another tight-end friendly matchup against the Browns who give up the most FDP (20.9) to tight-ends. I’m willing to give Thomas another chance at this price and hope that Haskins can improve on his accuracy.

Honorable Mentions: Jonnu Smith ($5,600)

Defense

Pittsburgh Steelers – $4,700

I’m going with the best defense in the league with the Steelers this week. The soft pricing everywhere else makes it easy to fit them in.

Pittsburgh gets a nice matchup against the Texans who have had a very tough opening to their schedule. After losses to both the Chiefs and Ravens, they now have to travel to Pittsburgh.

They’ll have a tough time protecting Deshaun Watson and I think the Steelers add on to his league-leading sack number and create a couple of turnovers.

Honorable Mentions: Titans ($4,300), Bucs ($3,800), Cardinals ($3,700)

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Core Four – Sanders, McKinnon, Hopkins, Lamb

Favorite Game Stacks – DAL/SEA, DET/ARI, CIN/PHI

GPP QB – Ryan Tannehill ($7,400)
GPP RB – Joshua Kelley ($5,900)
GPP WR – Tyler Boyd ($5,800)
GPP TE – Hayden Hurst ($5,700)


Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

About Kyle Salamido

Kyle is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fans and sports betting degenerate. His love of fantasy football started when his Dad let him co-own one of his teams when he was 10. He’d spend every Sunday at his neighbor’s house watching every game with his DirecTv Sunday Ticket. To this day, he still watches every game and doesn’t miss a play. Kyle has 15+ seasons of fantasy football under his belt and has found success in DFS since its’ inception.

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