Fantasy football season is in full gear, and if you’re struggling in your league, you might want to consider playing daily games on DraftKings.
Here’s our Week 3 DraftKings lineup.
Quarterback: Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans ($5,900)
Mariota has completed 67 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and two interceptions through two games, and he’ll next face an Oakland Raiders defense that has allowed the most yards per play in the NFL. Expect a high-scoring game between these teams, thus big stats from Mariota.
Running Backs: Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers ($5,800); DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans ($6,800)
Gordon has become a key part of an explosive Chargers offense, and he’ll go up against an Indianapolis Colts defense that has given up 4.5 yards per carry and three rushing touchdowns (tied for second-most).
Murray is off to a great start with more than 200 total yards and two touchdowns through two games, and his Week 3 matchup against a Raiders run defense allowing 4.5 yards per carry is a favorable one.
Wide Receivers: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals ($6,800); Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions ($6,200); Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings ($5,100)
Fitzgerald has been incredible despite his age, with 13 receptions for 162 yards and three touchdowns, and he has a good Week 3 matchup against a Buffalo Bills defense that gave up more than 30 points and a ton of passing yards to the New York Jets last Thursday.
Jones has averaged more than 10 targets and 100 receiving yards this season, and he’s always a good play based on the high amount of passes Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford attempts each game.
Diggs has a tough matchup against the Panthers, but he’s way too cheap not to play in DraftKings, and he leads the league in receiving yards.
Tight End: Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers ($5,800)
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s favorite target has 12 catches for 195 yards and one touchdown through two games. Olsen is as consistent as they come among tight ends in fantasy football.
Flex: Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens ($5,000)
Wallace normally isn’t fantasy relevant without the big play, but he has been one of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s favorite targets this season, and he’ll play a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that has allowed more than 70 points in two games.
Defense: Miami Dolphins ($3,000)
The Dolphins’ defense got destroyed by the New England Patriots last week, but they return to Miami for their home opener against a really bad Cleveland Browns team starting its third different quarterback of the season in rookie Cody Kessler. Take a gamble on the Dolphins this Sunday.
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