Draftster Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 3
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Draftster Optimal Lineup for Week 3
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Week 3 is headlined by a Super Bowl rematch between the Seahawks and Broncos. So is our optimal lineup.
Russell Wilson has been spectacular so far this season, completing 67.9% of his passes for 393 yards while adding four touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's also rushed nine times for 47 yards. Wilson ranks sixth among all quarterbacks in Total Net Expected Points (NEP) - a measure of how effective a player is in terms of real-life points added or subtracted - at 17.54 on the season.
The Broncos have had trouble shutting down opposing signal-callers, giving up the fourth most fantasy points to quarterbacks so far this season. With the Seahawks playing at home in a game that is expected to be high scoring (Vegas has set the over/under at 48.5), Wilson makes an excellent start this week, especially considering his price tag.
McCoy has been very productive so far this season, carrying the ball 41 times for 153 yards and a touchdown. He's also caught 10 passes for 64 yards. The Eagles' star is averaging 25.5 touches a game, and that trend should continue against a Redskins defense which gave up the third-most fantasy points to opposing running backs last season. The Eagles will be at home in a game that should be a high scoring affair with an over/under of 50.5. McCoy may be the most expensive running back on the board but he is certainly worth the price.
Despite the Panthers' elite run defense, our algorithms still recommend Bell as a play this week. Bell has been the focal point of the Steelers offense, carrying the ball 32 times - 25 more than anyone else on the team - at an impressive 5.3 yards per carry all while catching 11 passes for 136 yards. Antonio Brown is the only player on the Steelers with more receptions and receiving yards than Bell's 12 and 136. Additionally, Bell currently ranks third among all running backs in Total NEP at 12.60. The Panthers have been a little softer on the run so far this season than they were last year, ranking outside of the top 10 in fantasy points to opposing running backs. Don't hesitate to plug the Steelers running back into your lineups.
With Ryan Mathews on the shelf with a knee injury, Woodhead makes an excellent value play this week. Although he will still be splitting time with Donald Brown, the former Patriot should be featured much more heavily in the offense than he was in the first two weeks of the season. Woodhead will be a matchup nightmare against a Bills' defense which allowed Matt Forte to catch eight balls for 87 yards in Week 1 and is allowing opposing running backs to rush for 4.3 yards per carry so far this season. Woodhead is a steal at just $4,500.
The Jets are currently giving up the most fantasy points in the league to opposing wide receivers, and have allowed five receiving touchdowns in two games, which is tied for the most in the league. Alshon Jeffery struggled through a hamstring issue last week, but made it through Sunday night with no setbacks. His value is as low as it has been all season after he only caught three balls for 47 yards last week, and he's primed for a monster performance against a struggling Jets' secondary.
Contrarily, Martellus Bennett has started the season red hot. He's logged a touchdown in each of his first two games and already has 15 receptions for 107 yards. He should make an outstanding play against the Jets who can't seem to keep opposing receivers out of the end zone.