FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 3 Sunday Night (49ers at Broncos)
In a unique fantasy format, single-game slates feature five flex spots with identical scoring to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests, and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.
Our Brandon Gdula has done a deep dive on single-game strategy, and we have projections for the single-game slate if you select the game from the slate tab. It's worth checking out both of those things before you make your lineups.
Russell Wilson ($16,000): Despite his slow start with his new team mostly due to red zone struggles, Wilson ranks as Sunday night's top rated option with a 18.0 FanDuel point projection including 22.5 completions for 1.7 touchdowns and 257.7 yards. In a familiar matchup against his old division rivals, the 33-year old is averaging 18.5 completions for 1.8 touchdowns and 208.5 yards and a 6.3% touchdown rate.
Jimmy Garoppolo ($15,500): In a tough matchup against numberFire's third ranked pass defense allowing 12.7 FanDuel points per game to quarterbacks, San Francisco's reliable veteran ranks second overall with a 15.6 fantasy projection including 19.9 completions for 1.5 touchdowns and 241.2 yards.
Deebo Samuel ($15,000): With 8.5 touches for a slate-high 90.4 scrimmage yards and 0.58 total touchdowns, San Francisco's all-purpose star has been utilized all over the field including 17.4% in the backfield, 16.5% in the slot, and 66.1% out wide. In six career games without Elijah Mitchell, Samuel has accounted for 5.3 receptions for 81.0 yards on 7.8 targets and 4.3 rushing attempts for 32.3 yards.
Javonte Williams ($13,500): In a committee role with pass catching responsibilities, Williams leads his team with 15.4 touches (including 3.6 receptions) for 76.0 scrimmage yards and 0.48 touchdowns. After logging a 57.3% offensive snap percentage in Week One, the second-year back saw a 7.7% increase in Denver's second week while logging a 90.3% and a 71.4% route participation rate.
Jeff Wilson ($13,000): Ranking first among the slate in total touches (16.9) and rushing yards (66.1), Wilson will likely operate as San Francisco's lead running back with Tyrion Davis-Price sidelined with an ankle injury. In four games last season with extended work, the veteran averaged 18.0 rushing attempts for 72.3 yards and 2.0 receptions for 12.0 yards.
Courtland Sutton ($12,500): Among Denver's receiving options, Sutton ranks first among his team in receptions (5.2), yardage (72.3), touchdowns (0.44), and targets (8.6). In Week One with Jerry Jeudy active the entire game, Sutton played 80.4% out of his snaps out wide and 19.6% in the slot while commanding seven targets.
Jerry Jeudy ($11,000): After registering a limited practice on Friday, Jeudy is on track to play against a San Francisco unit ranked fourth (22.9) in FanDuel points allowed per game to wide receivers. With a position high 1.13 value rating, the 23-year old is an underrated option with 4.9 receptions for 73.1 yards on 8.1 targets.
Melvin Gordon ($10,500): Despite seeing four less snaps in Week Two, Denver's veteran remains a key part of their rushing attack with 22 total attempts for the season. With a team-high 0.35 projected rushing touchdowns, Gordon ranks eighth among Sunday night's slate with a 9.0 FanDuel point projection and tenth in value with a 0.86 rating.
George Kittle ($10,000): In his first game this season versus a Broncos' defense allowing an eye-popping 16.3 FanDuel points (30th) per game to tight ends, Kittle is second among his team in receiving with 4.4 receptions for 54.2 yards on 6.1 targets.
Brandon Aiyuk ($9,500): San Francisco's former first round pick has been utilized in a medium-to-short route role with five of his targets coming within nine yards and three from 10-to-19. With 5.4 projected targets, Aiyuk ranks third among 49ers with 3.4 receptions for 45.4 yards and 0.26 touchdowns.
Robbie Gould ($8,500) / Brandon McManus ($9,000) : With today's third highest value rating at 1.03. Gould is a viable value option with 2.0 field goal conversions on 2.3 attempts and 2.0 extra point successes while McManus is averaging 1.4 field goal conversions on 1.7 attempts and 2.3 extra points made in ten home games since last season.