When it comes to DFS, everyone looks for those slate-breaking players (and if you are not, then you should be!), players who can win you the big bucks if they have a day and lower ownership, even better! This especially matters in tournaments, where you are looking to differentiate from your competition and sometimes even yourself and your other lineups, as opposed to cash games, where you would be after more ‘safer’ lineups to secure a more likely pot of cash.
These articles will highlight those players who I feel can break the week’s slate and players you should be, at the very least, considering, going for position-by-position.
Week Three Review
Well, after a difficult first two weeks, Week Three, we had a bit of a bounceback!
A 2.5x return on stakes is something that I will take every day of the week and continues my steady climb into this season now we have started to figure out some teams.
I played a team heavily as my main stack was Buffalo against what I thought was an overrated Washington defense, which worked out.
As an example above, TB-LAR has a popular second stack for me, and in some cases, my primary stack without a bring back as I knew the volume of plays would subside any bring back being necessary.
In both of these cases, I was one player going off a big win, so I knew my process was not the issue, and I ultimately switched to different games from where I was initially thinking. That’s the thing with DFS. The players I write in these articles are not my gospel, and they are just my early thoughts looking at the slate throughout the week. I still play these players. For example, I had Kyler Murray stacks do terribly in some contests, but please don’t think I only play these guys cause that is far from the truth.
Anyway, on to the selections!
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Studs (3x plus return): 2
Average Joes (2.1 – 2.9x return): 7
Scrubs (2x or lower return): 4
Russell Wilson ($7,100)
Wilson feels like a solid play every week at the moment, doesn’t he? Despite the points not quite being there in Week Three, this offense is humming overall, with big performances from all their star names this season.
There are zero reasons why Russ cannot keep cooking against divisional rivals San Fransisco either this week. San Fran is hurt in the secondary in particular, with several key players out, and they rank 7th highest when it comes to points allowed to QBs this season.
There is a good chance that Wilson comes in under-owned this week with people’s attention being diverted elsewhere. Capitalise on that and play the Seattle man.
Jalen Hurts ($6,900)
The opposing sides of Kansas City games seem to be an easy play at the moment, and certainly, the best play from a Philidelphia point of view is Hurts.
What I saw against Dallas was enough for me to throw in here, perhaps not on the outcome, but the game script should be reasonably similar, leading to points-scoring opportunities. Although I would hope Hurts and Co can keep it closer than in Monday Night Football.
There are calls for Miles Sanders to step up and ‘get his’, but I do not think this takes away from Hurts upside this week. If anything, it probably helps Hurts. Another thriving weapon in an exciting offense cannot be bad for the sophomore QB.
Plus, Hurts has given us his word that Philidelphia will be better this week, and we have to take him on that, right?
Taylor Heinicke ($5,900)
Targetting Atlanta like last season feels like it will be a season-long activity, and that does not stop with Heinicke here.
It is no doubt that Heinicke had a tough Week Three. Buffalo came out firing, and the recently labelled game-manager Heinicke could not keep up. I would be surprised if Atlanta came out with that same fire, especially on the defensive side of the ball, with Atlanta’s defense ranking in the bottom three for points allowed to QBs this season.