I may have said this before but it’s ok to set boundaries. Keeps our mind in the right place which leads to better decisions and helps support our mental well-being. Do not feel upset or bad about supporting yourself. Taking on too much can lead to resentment while fully draining us of all ambition. Making the next right decision leads to confidence and before you know it we have some positive momentum going!
With sports gambling at our fingertips and the wide array of availability, we need to practice patience and self-control. In turn, sports writers are popping up from the woodwork. Meaning, there are more than enough folks using the terms, “so fun” or even, “your life depends on it” as sensationalism in their work. Truth be told it is harmless.
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However, do not get in over your head with betting and playing daily fantasy sports. That’s the best way to enjoy the weekend and the upcoming Monday Night Football doubleheader!
Bottom of the Barrel 2023 NFL DFS Week 3 WR
Justin Jefferson Vikings vs. Chargers(32nd)
That fumble in Week 2 is ancient history. Especially when you're the best wide receiver in the game. A safe projection for JJ this week is around 11-12 targets, 9-10 receptions, 100+ yards, and a touchdown. Just insanity but that how good this kid is! I am just happy to watch him play!
Nico Collins Texans @Jaguars(16th)
Back on the Nico train! Why wouldn't we be? Last week he caught seven of nine targets for 146 yards and a touchdown. There has clearly been a connection between him and rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud. Most folks say it's too early to call Nico the standout wide-out number one in Texas. Okay, if not, then who is? Robert Woods? Tank Dell? John Metchie III? A case could be made for Tank but he's just not there yet.
In Week 3 let's expect 7-8 targets, 5-6 receptions, and around 100 yards. If he catches exactly 6 passes and his average per reception(17.4) holds true then that would equal 104.4.
Jordan Addison Vikings vs. Chargers(32nd)
Jordan caught 3-of-5 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 as the Vikings lost to the Eagles. This kid has quickly become a reliable target for Kirk Cousins in the Minnesota offense. I read a smaller article last night that said we should expect a similar stat line for Addison this week against the Chargers but you should still look around on waivers for something better.
In what world does that make sense? Expect 70+ receiving yards and a touchdown but nah let's throw Jordan to the side and add someone else on waivers instead. Unless you're playing in an 8-team league I suggest you keep Addison right where he is. In DFS formats I would also start my build with him and Nico Collins!
Michael Pittman Jr. Colts @ Ravens(26th)
Fun fact about Indianapolis last week. Eight different Colts had a catch last week, but Pittman Jr. led the charge in targets, receptions, and receiving yards. While the Raven's defense is no slouch Pittman belongs in our lineups based on volume alone.
We should expect 10-11 targets, 7-8 receptions, 85-90 yards, and a touchdown.
Gabe Davis Bills @ Commanders(27th)
Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen has struggled to start this season. He's turning the ball over more than ever before and his average depth of target is sinking fast. That hurts a guy like Gabe Davis! A player whose best move is a go route. I imagine Bill's huddle goes something like this, Josh walks up and says, "Ok boys, Digg you run that quick out and Gabe just go. just run and I'll find you!"
The Bills are 1-1 and will get it together quickly. I have no concerns about that. Washington has struggled in deep coverage so far this year. Making Gabe Davis a beautiful play in multi-entry GPPs. I am expecting 5-6 targets, 4-5 receptions, and another 75 yards. I also have this odd feeling I cannot shake. It's this 45+ yard touchdown reception from Gabe on Sunday.
Drake London Falcons @ Lions(23rd)
Drake caught six of seven targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 as Atlanta beat the Packers. London is, by far, the Falcons' No. 1 wide receiver. That has never been in doubt. What is a point of contention is the fact that Atlanta seemingly prefers to lean on their running backs more than anything else.
How could you blame them though for that? The Falcons have two stud RBs and I bet their offensive coordinator is constantly licking his chops play-to-play on ways to use Bijan and Tyler Allgeier. Not the best way to start a blurb where I am trying to sell you on Drake London. Well, the Lion's secondary is all kinds of banged up already. There is a clear path for Drake London to terrorize the Lions DBs all day.
If the Falcons choose to lean on their RBs in Week 3 then so be it. That could be the edge and/or leverage we need while adding Drake to our DFS entries. Let's expect 7-8 targets, 4-5 receptions, and 55-60 yards.
Zay Flowers Ravens vs. Colts(31st)
Zay has continued to play well and turn heads as a rookie. Last week he caught four passes for 62 yards. Still, a long way to go until we talk about Zay as a set-it-and-forget-it kind of kid. As far as Week 3 is concerned Flowers should easily take another huge leap forward in his development and in the box score.
With the Ravens now down Dobbins and Justice Hill it would make sense for them to trust Lamar to make his own decisions and/or play calls on a per-play basis based on how he sees the Colts defense lined up. If that is to happen I am confident Zay Flowers will be peppered with targets and produce just fine!
How do 6-7 targets, 4-5 receptions, 55-60 yards, and a touchdown sound? Good right? That's what I thought!
Elijah Moore Browns vs. Titans(30th)
Such a weird thing here with Elijah Moore. Way back when he was drafted we were promised this fast-stud kind of wide-out, even endorsed by A.J. Brown! Yet here we are, on the verge of Week 3 still waiting on the breakout. Elijah Moore has yet to materialize into anything special but I do still have hope. The Tennessee Titans have allowed a ton of catches to the WR position but can Watson and Moore make it happen?
If ever there was a time for a breakout game to happen it is this one. I'd prefer to pay a few bucks to have him in my DFS entries when it does.
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