Thursday, September 21, 2017

DFS Round Table: Favorite DraftKings Plays for Week 3

Every week of the 2017 NFL season, our contributors will provide their favorite DraftKings play of the week and share their thoughts in our weekly DFS Round Table post.

In some cases, the play is intended for tournaments (i.e., Guaranteed Prize Pools or GPPs); in other cases, it's for cash games (e.g., head-to-heads and 50-50's). Or both.

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Who is your favorite DraftKings play for Week 3?

Kevin Hanson: Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns ($4,800)

Not only did the Browns improve their offensive line this offseason, but coach Hue Jackson talked about getting Crowell the ball more consistently. Facing a couple of tough run defenses to open the season, Crowell has managed only 2.6 YPC (27 attempts for 70 yards), but it's possible that Crowell could get a larger workload this week.

While he hasn't been efficient on a per-touch basis, the Browns are small road favorites this week. (Yes, the Browns are actually ROAD FAVORITES). Crowell could get 20 or so touches and be relatively low-owned given his lack of production thus far. With 21 running backs priced ahead of him, Crowell has the upside to finish as a top-12 running back this week.

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John Trifone: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans ($6,200)

Hopkins looks like a high-floor, high-upside guy this week. He hasn't had a real monster game yet, but has had two games above 14 DK points, averaging over 16 per game. Hopkins has seen an insane 29 targets so far (Antonio Brown, by contrast, has 22 targets), and he is clearly Deshaun Watson's favorite receiver. Houston will likely be playing from behind the majority of the game this week at New England, so all the variables are lining up for DeAndre to have a pretty massive fantasy game.

Brendan Donahue: Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles ($5,000)

Ertz has been targeted 18 times through two games already and has a plus matchup vs. the Giants this week. Ertz has 13 catches for 190 yards, but is still without a TD which he should be able to get against the 30th-ranked defense vs. tight ends this year. Between the injuries and inconsistencies at the tight end position, I will have Ertz in almost all of my lineups this week at a very fair price at $5K.

Sean Beazley: A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals ($8,100)

One of my favorite DK plays this week is a player on a team who has not scored an offensive touchdown this season. I love A.J. Green at $8,100. Green always sees a bunch of targets, but in a game vs. the Packers where they should be trailing, Green should see even more work. Baltimore and Houston have good defenses; the Packers do not. I think Green could be the top WR on the week.

Dan Yanotchko: James White, RB, New England Patriots ($5,400)

I like James White of the Patriots this week, as he has a great matchup against Houston. Last week, White had eight catches for 85 yards and with the mounting receiver injuries, he is in line for a lot of snaps. Combine that with Houston giving up 118 yards per game rushing, White will have a high volume day.

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