NFL DraftKings Picks

I'll be posting NFL Draft Kings picks here. I cannot post lineups anymore, but I will list some players I like each week.

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Week 3: Panthers-Texans Showdown

I can no longer post any lineups, per DraftKings rules, but I will list some of my favorite players for this slate...

Top Captains: Christian McCaffrey (20100), D.J. Moore (15900), Robby Anderson (11700). One of the skill-position players makes for the best captain in this game. I'd list Brandin Cooks as well, but his upside is capped by Davis Mills.

Top Spend-Up FLEX (in addition to Top Captains): Sam Darnold (11200), Brandin Cooks (10000). Darnold doesn't make for a good captain, but he should be used as a flex. The same applies to Cooks.

Top Value: Terrace Marshall (4000), Pharaoh Brown (2600), Jordan Akins (2200), Chris Conley (1600), Andre Roberts (600). You're hoping for a touchdown from one of these guys.

Player to Avoid: Davis Mills (8400), Mark Ingram (6600). Mills is horrible, and Ingram is way overpriced.

Week 3: Main Slate and Packers-49ers Showdown

I can no longer post any lineups, per DraftKings rules, but I will list some of my favorite players for this slate (in price order)...

Quarterbacks: Kyler Murray (8300), Patrick Mahomes (8200), Lamar Jackson (7800), Russell Wilson (7600), Matthew Stafford (6400), Ryan Tannehill (6200), Justin Fields (5200). I'll be playing Mahomes or Murray in my primary lineup because their upside is through the roof. I also love Wilson. There are some good values as well, including Fields, whose rushing ability makes him very viable.

Running Backs: Derrick Henry (8600), Dalvin Cook (8400), Alvin Kamara (8200), Austin Ekeler (7200), Najee Harris (6600), Saquon Barkley (6500), Joe Mixon (6300), David Montgomery (6100), Antonio Gibson (5900), Damien Harris (5600), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (4800). Henry, Cook and Kamara are all great plays because their upside. Barkley is my favorite running back, however. He has a plus matchup and will play more snaps this week. Gibson, Harris and Edwards-Helaire all provide tremendous value, especially the latter, who will be looking to redeem himself from his game-losing fumble.

Wide Receivers: Tyreek Hill (8400), DeAndre Hopkins (8200), D.K. Metcalf (7300), Justin Jefferson (7200), Cooper Kupp (6800), Keenan Allen (6600), A.J. Brown (6500), Allen Robinson (6200), Chris Godwin (6100), Courtland Sutton (6000), Marquise Brown (5600), Antonio Brown (5200), K.J. Hamler (3600), K.J. Osborn (3500), Van Jefferson (3400). Play one of Hill or Hopkins, matching them with their respective quarterback. Metcalf is bound to explode any week after Tyler Lockett's big games in the first two weeks of the season. Kupp is still underpriced, and the same can be said of Allen, who is only $200 more than Mike Williams. Antonio Brown is a nice play if he passes his illness tests. Meanwhile, there are three receivers in the 3000s I love as values. Get one of them in your lineup so you can spend up elsewhere.

Tight Ends: Travis Kelce (8200), Darren Waller (7400), Rob Gronkowski (5500), T.J. Hockenson (5200), Mark Andrews (5000), Noah Fant (4800), Tyler Higbee (4000), Maxx Williams (3200). Hockenson is the best play when considering salary. The 5200 figure wasn't adjusted because he played Monday night, and we saw what Darren Waller did to Baltimore's defense in Week 1. If you want to pay way down, Williams is a fine choice at 3200.

Defenses: Broncos (4300), Browns (3200), Cardinals (3000), Dolphins (2700), Redskins (2600). The Broncos are the obvious spend-ups. The Cardinals, Dolphins and Redskins all provide good value.

Players to Avoid: Nick Chubb (7600), Calvin Ridley (7000), Terry McLaurin (6900), Jonathan Taylor (6700), Adam Thielen (6700), Chris Carson (6400), Joe Mixon (6300), Mike Evans (6300). Chubb has a tough matchup, so I'd rather play the other top backs. Ridley has a matchup versus James Bradberry, while McLaurin will be battling Tre'Davious White. Taylor, Carson and Mixon are overpriced for their matchups. Thielen is too expensive as well, while Evans got banged up at the end of last week's game.

Here are picks for the Packers-49ers Showdown:

Will be posted once the contest is available.

Week 3: Eagles-Cowboys Showdown

Will be posted once the contest is available.


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