Fantasy Football: Week 3 Daily League Picks


Jeff Glauser: FanDuel


Spent: $3

Won: $0

Last Week:

Entry: $1

Place: 2,064 out of 4,597

Winnings: $0

QB – Sam Bradford – 9.86

RB – Ameer Abdullah – 2.3

RB – Carlos Hyde – 8.1

WR – Odell Beckham Jr. – 24.1

WR – Julio Jones – 20

WR – Jordan Matthews – 17

TE – Jason Witten – 9.1

K – Josh Brown – 9

D – Redskins – 5

Lower stakes, better finish, but still out of the money. However, I choose to see the change in my pocket as half full and there was certainly progress made. For example, once someone creates an all-wide receiver fantasy football league, I should be rolling in the dough!

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Best Pick – WR Odell Beckham Jr.

That’s more like it! After an uncharacteristically quiet Week 1, ODB returned to his old-young self with a monster outing and another highlight reel catch.

Worst Pick – QB Sam Bradford

The obvious answer, points-wise, would be Abdullah, but until the Lions commit to giving him more touches, he could be a feast or famine pick for a while. Meanwhile, Bradford looks completely lost out there with his new team, with eyes more wide open than some of the targets he missed!

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Week 3:

$100K Sun NFL Safety $2 Entry

QB Russell Wilson (vs. Chicago) $8400

RB Adrain Peterson (vs. San Diego) $8900

RB Jonas Gray (vs. Bills) $4800

WR Travis Benjamin (vs. Oakland) $5600

WR Julio Jones (@ Dallas) $9000

WR Antonio Brown (@ St. Louis) $9300

TE Zach Ertz (@ NY Jets) $5200

K Jason Myers (@ New England) $4500

D Atlanta Falcons (@ Dallas) $4300

The Bears’ defense should be the perfect remedy for Wilson and his Seahawks teammates to finally get off the schneid. Statistically, he actually hasn’t been bad so far, but I expect those numbers to improve in a likely win against Chicago.

Minnesota and fantasy owners alike welcomed back vintage AP after a quiet first week. As long as the touches keep coming, so should the production against the Chargers.

Gray is my sleeper. It wasn’t that long ago when he broke free for 201 yards and four touchdowns in a game for the Patriots. Activated by the Dolphins for the first time this week, he could get his chance again – this time to spell a banged-up and struggling Lamar Miller.

Jones and Brown remain Jones and Brown. So there’s that.

I love a good bargain. After a second consecutive monster week with a knack for the big play, Benjamin officially caught my attention. And at just a $5600 salary, it was simply too tempting to bypass!

I’m not ready to give up on Ertz just yet. Considering that he has 14 targets through the first two games, apparently neither are the Eagles. If the Birds intend on bouncing back this week, figure on their top tight end to be a major contributor.

Any time there is a question mark on how often a team may get into the endzone, I think more highly of its field goal kicker. Hence, the Jags’ Myers against the Pats. The kid also showed he had a strong leg with a 58-yarder last week.

With the Cowboys now likely without their top three offensive weapons and the Falcons feasting on NFC East opponents, picking their defense seems like a smart play.

Clayton Martino: DraftKings 


Spent: $23

Won: $50

Last Week

Entry: $20

Place: 171985

Won: $0

QB Tony Romo – 8

RB Ameer Abdullah – 2.8

RB Justin Forsett – 12

WR Antonio Brown – 39.5

WR Brandon Coleman – 6.3

WR Terrance Williams – 18.4

TE Jason Witten – 12.6

FLEX Rob Gronkowski – 27.3

DST St. Louis Rams – 4

Well, back to reality for me. The injury to Romo hurt, but that doesn’t excuse my other terrible picks, such as Ameer Abdullah and the Rams defense.  I made a couple of good picks, but not enough to get me into the money this week.

Best Pick – TE Rob Gronkowski

Brown had a huge game, but I was a little nervous picking Gronkowski against Rex Ryan’s defense, especially with all the talk leading up to the game. Gronk proved he is the most dominant player in the league on the offensive side of the football, however, and even the “defensive mastermind” that is Ryan couldn’t find an answer for him. At this point, he’s going to be on my team almost every single week. He’s that good.

Worst Pick – RB Ameer Abdullah

After watching Carlos Hyde gash the Vikings defense, I got a little overzealous and jumped on Abdullah. He came back to earth in a hurry, picking up a pitiful nine yards on six carries. The Ram defense was also a major dud – how can a team that gives Seattle so much trouble play so poorly against the Redskins? St. Louis continues to be maddeningly inconsistent, something I need to consider for the rest of the season.

Week 3:

NFL $1M Play-Action $3 Entry

QB Carson Palmer (vs San Francisco) – $6,600

RB Le’Veon Bell (at Oakland) – $7,500

RB Danny Woodhead (at Minnesota) – $4,400

WR Larry Fitzgerald (vs San Francisco) – $5,800

WR James Jones (vs Kansas City) – $4,800

WR Donte Moncrief (at Tennessee) – $4,800

TE Rob Gronkowski (vs Jacksonville) – $7,400

FLEX Allen Robinson (at New England) – $5,200

DST Seahawks (vs Chicago) – $3,400

I’m a believer in Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald, so hopefully they don’t prove me wrong. Palmer has thrown for seven touchdowns against just one interception this year, and goes up against a 49ers defense that was torched by Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. With the game in Arizona, I’m hoping for three touchdown passes, and hopefully at least one to Fitz.

I feel like the biggest risk I’m taking is on Bell – Oakland has been gashed on the ground so far, and Mike Tomlin has said he wants Bell to be a big part of the offense. While he may only get around 20 overall touches, he should be able to turn these into big plays and, hopefully, scores. Both he and Woodhead are excellent PPR picks which is an added bonus.

Like I said before, Gronk is almost a lock for my team every week until he gets hurt or someone figures out how to slow him down. At this point, I can count on him for over 20 points every week. Robinson is a playmaker and should have a chance to make some big plays against an average Patriots secondary, especially if the Jaguars fall behind. Lastly, the Seahawks, at 0-2 and finally at home, should be ready to pounce. I think they will destroy Jimmy Clausen and the Bears.

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