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FanDuel Picks for Daily Fantasy Football Week 3: DFS Lineup Advice and Sleepers


The NFL continues to surprise each week. Players like Jeremy Hill barely score, while Matt Jones popped off for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns. There were also a few more injuries that may set up some backups for success.

In this article, my FanDuel DFS lineup targets, I will be headlining a few of my top plays on FanDuel for Week 3 of the daily fantasy football season.

These DFS lineup picks can range from the elite tier of players, to a few guys that I feel are a bit overpriced on FanDuel. Let's get to it!

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FanDuel DFS Quarterbacks for Week 3

Ben Roethlisberger - QB, PIT (at STL, $8,500)

 The Steelers are playing at an extremely fast pace, which gives Roethlisberger a great floor and ceiling combination. Last week, he recorded 369 yards and three touchdowns on only 27 attempts. He’ll be playing a much tougher defense this week, but that means this game will likely stay competitive, allowing Big Ben to throw the ball as much as he pleases. He’ll also have a full arsenal of weapons, as Le’Veon Bell is set to return from his suspension. Roethlisberger is one of the more consistent quarterbacks in fantasy, but he could also be the highest scorer of the week.

Tyrod Taylor - QB, BUF (at MIA, $7,000)

Taylor is coming off a great 29-pt game against the Patriots, and he flashed great upside when the Bills really allowed him to throw the ball. That may be the case again this week, as the Dolphins are -2.5 point favorites against Buffalo. Miami recently allowed 273 yards and two touchdowns to Blake Bortles, and Taylor seems to be a bit more disciplined of a quarterback than Bortles. He can also add fantasy points on the ground, as he has rushed 14 times for 84 yards and a touchdown in two games this season. Taylor is a high upside GPP play this week.

 

FanDuel DFS Running Backs for Week 3

Jamaal Charles - RB, KC (at GB, $8,700)

Andy Reid has made it evident this season that the Chiefs will give Charles the ball early and often in their games. He has a combined 46 touches on the ground and in the air through the first two games. Green Bay bottled up Marshawn Lynch last week, but they were much less successful against Matt Forte, who is a receiving back like Jamaal Charles. At $8,700, Charles may even end up a bit contrarian, as people will likely pay the extra $100 for Le’Veon Bell. Charles is one of the highest-upside players in the NFL because of his ability to contribute through running and receiving, which makes him one of the best plays this week.

Joseph Randle - RB, DAL (vs ATL, $6,500)

 I recommended Randle last week, and he didn’t pay off his price tag. He’s slightly cheaper this week, and I’m going back to him once more. He recorded 19 total touches for the second week in a row last week. Tony Romo suffered a broken collarbone, and the Cowboys will likely run a bit more of a ground-and-pound offense with Brandon Weeden at quarterback. Randle is the most talented Cowboys running back, and he’ll benefit from playing behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Atlanta has struggled against the run at times this season, and Randle makes a great play in all leagues for his price.

 

FanDuel DFS Wide Receivers for Week 3

Antonio Brown - WR, PIT (at STL, $9,300)

Brown is the most expensive wide receiver on the slate, but that’s because he is the most consistent receiver, as well. In two games this season, he has caught 18 passes for 328 yards and two touchdowns. He gets a matchup against the Rams, who have struggled as a defense this season. Antonio Brown is the best floor/ceiling fantasy player in the NFL and it’s really that simple. He’s a great option in any lineup you can fit him in.

Allen Robinson - WR, JAC (at NE, $6,600)

Robinson was held in check Week 1, recording only one catch for 27 yards. He then popped off for six receptions, 155 yards, and two touchdowns against the Dolphins in Week 2. He’ll get another great matchup this week against the Patriots, who have really struggled to contain wide receivers this season. The Jaguars are also +14 underdogs according to Vegas, which means they will likely be throwing the ball from the start of the game until the clock runs out. Robinson’s Week 1 performance is a bit worrying, but he’s cheap and has displayed great upside.

 

FanDuel DFS Tight Ends for Week 3

Rob Gronkowski - TE, NE (va JAC, 8,400)

 It feels like recommending Gronk is a bit too easy, but he needs to be in fantasy lineups. On the season, he has 12 receptions for 207 yards and four touchdowns. He’s the clear red zone option for the Patriots, and Brady looks like he’s out to make a statement this season. Gronk is the most consistent tight end in the NFL, and he also has as much upside as anyone. Sure, this pick seems a bit obvious, but I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to use Gronk in your cash games.

Gavin Escobar - TE, DAL (vs ATL, $4,500) – Escobar’s value will be determined by the availability of Jason Witten. If Witten suits up this week, Escobar because a much riskier play, while he’ll be one of the safer options on the slate if Witten sits out. Escobar is a touchdown machine, and the Cowboys are often looking to him in the red zone with Dez Bryant out. Inexperienced quarterbacks, like Weeden, also tend to use the tight end as their safety blanket, which will give Escobar a high floor if Witten happens to miss this game.

 

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