Daily Fantasy Football FanDuel Value Plays: Week 3

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So, you rostered Saquon Barkley. Or Christian McCaffrey, or Raheem Mostert, or Courtland Sutton, or DJ Chark, or… Okay, I’ll stop. Let’s just say that your season-long team isn’t exactly where you want to focus right now. That’s where daily fantasy football comes in. Last week, I whiffed again on the top guys, and slam dunked the additional options (except Jonnu Smith). So maybe just, once again, fade my opinions and stare directly at the additional daily fantasy football value play additional options.

FanDuel Value Play Quarterback: Jeff Driskel versus Tampa Bay ($6,500—min price)

Jeff Driskel came in last week against the Steelers, on the road, and threw for 256 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick. The Steelers are extremely good, and Driskel didn’t know he would get the start. Now, he has a whole week to prepare and he gets a good Tampa Bay team, but one not as good on defense as the Steelers.

Driskel also has a non-passing option in his rather large back pockets. He started three games last season, and in these three games, he rushed for 37 yards, 51 yards (and a touchdown) and 63 yards. He’s a big boy, so it’s likely the Broncos turn him loose a little bit this week to pick up some extra yardage on the ground.

Additional Options: Nick Mullens at N.Y. Giants ($6,500), Daniel Jones versus San Francisco ($6,900)
FanDuel Value Play Running Back: Jeff Wilson Jr at N.Y. Giants ($5,200)

The San Francisco 49ers are down to the mat in the running back room. Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert won’t play this weekend, and injury-in-a-bottle Jerick McKinnon & Jeff Wilson Jr are left to carry the load. Wilson doesn’t get much run, as the fourth running back on the 49ers. He’s played over 40% of snaps three times in his career, and he’s gone over 95 yards in two of those three games. He’s a shoo-in to get 40% of snaps this weekend against a woeful Giants team.

Additional Options: Antonio Gibson at Cleveland ($5,500), D’Andre Swift at Arizona ($5,300)
FanDuel Value Play Wide Receiver: CeeDee Lamb at Seattle ($5,600)

The Seattle Seahawks are one of the funniest things happening in football right now. Traditionally, you think of the Pete Carroll Seahawks as being the Legion of Boom (the West Coast No Fly Zone). Through two games, teams are pretty much just doing whatever against them through the air. The Falcons had three guys hit triple digits in week one, and six different wide receivers have at least six catches for 72 yards against them through two weeks. Consider that CDL’s floor.

Lamb has been great with his 12 targets this season, turning them into 11 catches for 165 yards, which ranks him fifteenth and twelfth among wide receiver, respectively. He is only WR25 in half-PPR leagues, but that is because he has zero touchdowns.  Expect that to change this weekend.

Additional Options: Corey Davis at Minnesota ($5,300), N’Keal Harry versus Las Vegas ($5,300), Brandon Aiyuk at N.Y. Giants ($4,800)
FanDuel Value Play Tight End: Mo Alie-Cox versus N.Y. Jets ($5,000)

The 2020 Jets might just be the worst football team of all time, and they gave up 50 and two scores to Jordan Reed last week. Jack Doyle probably isn’t going to play again, and Mo Alie-Cox took advantage of that last week, turning six targets into five catches, 111 yards, and a touchdown. He’s a cheap(ish) punt play at a position that is extraordinarily touchdown-dependent. He could hit, he could miss, but he won’t break your pocketbook.

Additional Options: Dalton Schultz at Seattle ($4,900), Drew Sample at Philadelphia ($4,800)


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