NFL Week 3 is here. Every Sunday this season, I'm playing both an NFL DraftKings Pick'em Team and an NFL DraftKings Classic Team. Below is my NFL Week 3 Classic DFS Team. Check it out!
QB Alex Smith, $5,900, Kansas City at L.A. Chargers – There's a chance Alex Smith goes off versus the L.A. Chargers on Sunday. Smith didn't play badly in NFL Week 2 versus Philadelphia's decent defense. The Chargers' defense isn't horrible. But, there's a huge difference playing against Miami's offense led by Jay Cutler, and KC's offense led by Alex Smith. He should post over 300 passing yards along with at least 2 TD passes. That's not bad at all for a QB under $6,000.
RB Kareem Hunt, $8,000, Kansas City at L.A. Chargers – Hunt should continue his awesome fantasy production in Week 3. Sure, most fantasy football analysts believe Hunt's fantasy point production falls off a cliff. I don't think it does in Week 3. It might not for the entire season.
Let's never forget that Chiefs' coach Andy Reid loves scatbacks, like Jamal Charles, that his QB can throw the football too. Not only that, but the Chargers' defense allowed Jay Ajayi to rush for 122 yards. Ajayi's QB is Jay Cutler. Hunt's QB is Alex Smith.
RB Christian McCaffrey, $6,100, Carolina vs New Orleans – McCaffrey acquired around 12 fantasy points in Week 1. In Week 2, he acquired 8 fantasy points. Christian could double up those 12 fantasy points versus the Saints' defense.
Eventually, the Saints' D should gel. It won't be in Week 3. Not only that, but Cam Newton's security blanket, TE Greg Olsen, is out until Week 12. It's time for Cam to find a new security blanket. That should be Christian McCaffrey.
WR Mike Evans, $7,500, Tampa Bay at Minnesota – Evans caught 7 of 9 targets for 93 yards and a TD in the Bucs' first game of he season against Chicago in Week 1. Jameis Winston targeted DeSean Jackson 7 times. Jackson only caught 3 passes. Minnesota's defense concentrates on stopping the rush. That should leave Evans in plenty of one on one situations down the football field.
WR Tyrell Williams, $4,600, L.A. Chargers at Kansas City – Keenan Allen, no doubt, is Phillip Rivers favorite wide receiver. But, Williams could have a monster night. Why? The Bolts' D has virtually no shot of stopping KC's offense. Rivers will, once again, find himself in a shootout. Also, LAC can't rush the football.
WR Rashard Higgins, $4,000, Cleveland at Indianapolis – WR Corey Coleman is once again on IR. What it means is that Rashard Higgins becomes Cleveland's top WR. Higgins saw 11 targets in Week 2. He caught 7 of the 11 targets. For only $4,000, I like Higgins much more than some other WRs that are costing around $600 or more.
TE Zach Ertz, $5,000, Philadelphia vs NY Giants – Ertz is one of the best tight-ends in the NFL. Not only that, but he faces one of the worst defenses in the NFL versus tight ends. I think he offers excellent value at only $5,000.
FLEX Mike Gillislee, $5,700, New England vs Houston – Gillislee hasn't had a break out rushing game yet. He's racking up TDs, though. Just because of that he's a great addition to my NFL Week 3 DFS team. Houston has a reputation for having a lock down defense. That's not the case. The Texans are great at stopping the pass. They rank 25th in the NFL at stopping running backs. Could Week 3 be Gillislee's breakout game?
DST Buffalo Bills, $2,600, Buffalo vs Denver – Let's talk about Buffalo's defense. The Bills allow 57.5 rushing yards per game. Opponents average 177 passing yards per game versus Buffalo. Opponents average 10.4 points per game against the Bills.
Denver's offense has looked fantastic in the Broncos' first 2 games of the season. The games were versus teams that don't have great defenses. Scoring 24 against the Chargers and 42 versus Dallas is nothing compared to playing against the Buffalo Bills defense in Buffalo. Not only that, but Denver's starting left tackle, Garrett Boles, is listed as doubtful for Sunday.
I think Buffalo has a big shot of roughing up Denver's offense on Sep. 24.