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Tyler’s DFS Tips – NFL Week 3

Tyler’s DFS Tips – NFL Week 3 by Tyler Arthur


My Tips This Week

Quarter Back

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Been better, been worse!

Dak Prescott

When in doubt, target the Dolphins. 

There is a simple phenomenon in effect this season, and it’s honestly having a huge impact on fantasy football. Every week, whoever can use the most players who faced the Dolphins that week wins – whether it’s DFS or you’re streaming in your redraft league. This week it just happens to be one of the most powerful offenses in the league – headed up by Dak Prescott. Surprisingly, he is actually only $6,500 even with the likely domination of Miami upcoming. The only thing that would stop Prescott having a great game is if they get so far ahead without him doing much that he doesn’t have to try that hard.  


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Been better, been worse!

Josh Allen

Keep doing it until he gets expensive. 

If you want to look at the ultimate player to show why fantasy football isn’t directly linked to the NFL, it’s Josh Allen. He is practically the perfect late-round quarterback: cheap to draft or invest; he rushes the ball and loves to run for the end zone; and he loves throwing the ball deep. His DraftKings price is still $5,900 even though he’s actually one of the more reliable fantasy quarterbacks, and he is facing the Cincinnati defense who gave up 41 points to the 49ers last week. The Bills look like they are conscious of the health of Devin Singletary which adds even more upside, if he misses.  


Running Back

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Good Tip!

Dalvin Cook

Man on fire.  

The Oakland defense has actually looked strong against the run so far this season, but this week they are traveling to Minnesota, a team who has been dominant in the run. There is really something special about Dalvin Cook in that zone scheme, particularly when they have the lead, which is likely if the Raiders look like they did for three quarters last week. The Vikings offense is very run-heavy even when they aren’t winning, and he will continue to have so much volume that he is one of the safest plays in fantasy every week. The highest price RB’s are so much more expensive, and the only one I’d be willing to buy is Zeke. If you are interested in saving a bit, you can still have Cook for $7,800 and he’s the closest to the top guys you’re going to get with his huge workload.  


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Been better, been worse!

Austin Ekeler

Incredible value, incredible player.  

This is yet another dominant player who doesn’t cost the same amount as those crazy guys up top. Ekeler will be a startable player every week that Melvin Gordon is out, and in DFS he is still great value. On Draft Kings it tells you that the Texans, who travel to the Chargers this week, are the 13th ranked opponent against running backs – the lack of that green number can make people keep scrolling. The Texans defense is solid, but the key with Austin Ekeler is that he is so involved in the offense, and he will likely look more like Alvin Kamara did in week one (23.9 points), than Leonard Fournette (12.7). The pass catching work from Ekeler will elevate him to yet another solid week, and his price of just $7,200 is another great second-tier option.  


Wide Receiver

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What was I thinking…

Devin Smith

Budget option with extreme upside.  

This is a player that I’m sneaking into my lineups, for just $3,400. Devin Smith scored a Touchdown last week and is going to be on the field more often in the absence of Michael Gallup, which gives him a chance to continue to find his role in the offense. And then there’s the main reason, he’s playing against the Dolphins. If you are making multiple lineups, you have to put him in at least one, just for the upside at such a low price. If he has a big game all year, this is it. Take this as a shoutout to Amari Cooper, but if you want to attack that Dolphins defense, I would go cheaper and try to hit with the value.  


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Awesome Tip!

Mike Evans

Major discount, good matchup.  

It’s finally happened. Mike Evans is cheaper on DraftKings than Chris Godwin. Jameis Winston loves throwing the ball to Godwin, and Bruce Arians is building him into the centre of the offense. It has become incredibly fashionable to love Godwin – who admittedly has stepped up against two respectable defenses. This uptick in price, however comes just as the Buccaneers go to visit the New York Giants. While everyone else is getting super excited by the rising star, I’m going to catch the falling Evans value, who is now just $6,600, $300 dollars less than the more popular (and therefore more owned) Godwin. If Evans hits big when he’s this cheap, you can get an elite production from a mid-tier price.  


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What was I thinking…

Stefon Diggs

Price is down, ceiling is high.  

If you own Stefon Diggs in fantasy league, you have had a pretty difficult first two weeks. The Vikings don’t pass the ball that often, and it’s incredibly frustrating to watch. The offense is very much running through Dalvin Cook, the facts are that way. There is however, the Oakland Raiders defense – fresh off of a spanking by the Chiefs – that has experienced issues with communication and lost one of their biggest playmakers. A lot of people like Adam Thielen, but he costs $700 more than Diggs, who is an extremely reasonable $6,000. This week is do or die for Diggs, in my opinion – if he can’t beat the Oakland defense at least once, I will be looking elsewhere for the rest of the season.  


Tight End

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What was I thinking…

Mark Andrews

Good volume, still affordable.  

The Oakland Raiders love for their tight end to get involved and it has been great for fantasy. Darren Waller is getting some volume, and as if I haven’t made it clear, you want volume at the TE position. He has 15 catches through his first two games. The difference between Waller and Andrews is that unfortunately the Raiders haven’t been able to score so many touchdowns. If Waller was to score, while also putting up the floor of 9+ points you can expect, he will be an amazing play at a fair $4,100 price point.  


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Good Tip!

Darren Waller

Good volume, still affordable.  

The Oakland Raiders love for their tight end to get involved and it has been great for fantasy. Darren Waller is getting some volume, and as if I haven’t made it clear, you want volume at the TE position. He has 15 catches through his first two games. The difference between Waller and Andrews is that unfortunately the Raiders haven’t been able to score so many touchdowns. If Waller was to score, while also putting up the floor of 9+ points you can expect, he will be an amazing play at a fair $4,100 price point.  


Defence

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Been better, been worse!

San Francisco 49ers

If you’re not going obvious, go here.  

That weird phenomenon that I described earlier effects defenses more than anything else. Yeah people will use Dak, yes Cooper will be a fan favourite – but the defense that’s against the Dolphins is everybody’s favourite. If you want to do it, cough up that $4,300 for Dallas, I understand – but I need to give you an option that’s cheaper than that. I’m going with the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco are having an incredible start to the year, they have 4 interceptions and 7 sacks, plus they scored twice in week one. This defense could be forgotten because everyone wants either the Cowboys or the Patriots, and so I’m going to back the Niners to see if they can pick on (and pick off) Mason Rudolph at home this weekend for $3,200.  


Honourable Mentions

Honourable Mentions

QB – Carson Wentz vs Detroit – $5,600

RB – Frank Gore vs Cincinnati – $4,400

RB – Chris Carson vs New Orleans – $5,900

WR – Sammy Watkins vs Baltimore – $6,800

WR – Allen Robinson @ Washington – $5,600

TE – Austin Hooper @ Indianapolis – $3,600




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