DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 3 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

DraftKings (Main slate)




Mason Rudolph @ 49ers ($4,800)
Mason Rudolph looked comfortable right off the bat as Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement week 2 completing 12-of-19 passing attempts with a couple touchdown tosses. The Steelers threw more than anyone in 2018 and are on pace to be pass heavy as well this season. James Conner appears to be ready to go and JuJu Smith-Schuster is on the verge of a monster game. Also, don’t sleep on his rapport with James Washington. He’s a fine cash game play based on his price and the amount he’ll throw.

Kyle Allen @ Cardinals ($4,000)
It does NOT appear that Cam Newton will be starting week three on the road at Arizona. That opens up the door for youngster Kyle Allen who will get to face a Cardinals defense that is giving up over 309 yards passing per game. Curtis Samuel, D.J. Moore, and Christian McCaffrey are all viable upper echelon weapons at his disposal. Ironically Kyle Allen once beat out Kyler Murray at Texas A&M for the starting QB position. He’s a no brainer in cash games.

Bonus:Derek Carr





Running backs

Royce Freeman @ Packers ($4,400)
At what point are the keys going to be handed to Royce Freeman? He’s easily the most complete running back in Denver, and week 3 he’ll get a Packers defense that is giving up over 122 yards on the ground per game.” His receptions are going up and his involvement in the passing game has stunted his lion share of the work. Freeman is a sneaky tournament play this week. He could have 20 touches.

Devonta Freeman @ Colts ($4,900)
The Falcons are averaging 65 rushing yards per game (28th in NFL) in two games so far this season. Devonta Freeman is averaging only 2.2 yards per carry in a back field that has just not gotten cranking. Freeman and the potent Falcons offense will face a Colts defense that is allowing 124 yards on the ground per game. He caught 3-of-4 passes for 42 yards showing us he’ll still be a factor in the receiving game. His price is too low considering his ceiling. I can’t trust him in cash games, but he’ll be extremely under owned in GPP’s.

Bonus: Rex Burkhead





Wide receivers

Nelson Agholor vs. Lions ($3,600)
DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery will NOT be suiting up week three, leaving Nelson Agholor the wide receiver one by default. Agholor caught 8-of-11 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in their absence against the Falcons week three. This is a smash spot by way of volume and opportunity. Had he not dropped a couple passes his stat line would have been enormous. Water under the bridge. He’ll face a bottom ten lions secondary at home. Sign me up with Agholor for cash games and tournaments.

Damiere Byrd vs. Panthers ($3,000)
The Kliff Kingsbury approach has been nothing short of pass happy through the first two weeks and Damiere Bird has gotten seven targets in back to back weeks. He’s minimum salary in a game that may be a shoot out. Byrd has played 93% of the Cardinals offensive snaps so far with ample opportunity to be a part of the Cards offense. He has yet to score a touchdown, which has capped his upside. This could be the week. Use him in cash games as a salary saver if your build is based around locking in Barkley, Elliott and McCaffrey.

Bonus: Devin Smith





Tight End

Greg Olsen @ Cardinals ($3,700)
Greg Olsen is back and it’s been like he never left. The Cardinals are notoriously terrible at covering tight ends and Olsen has 18 targets over the first two weeks of the season. I’m a believer that young quarterbacks tend to lean on options such as Olsen as a source of security in the middle of the field. T. J. Hockenson and Mark Andrews have both gone bananas against the Cardinals so far this season and Olsen can too. Fire him up in cash games and tournaments. He brings stability and upside.

Darren Waller @ Vikings ($4,100)
Darren Waller has been a fantastic story both on and off the field so far. The Raiders are desperate for offense between injuries and departure (s). He’s caught 13-of-15 targets this season and has become a dependable valve for Derek Carr. The Raiders point total is embarrassing low week three but waller’s PPR production is all we care about. Fire him up in cash games and tournaments. He should have no issue making value.

Bonus: Vance McDonald






Defense/Special teams

Buccaneers vs. Giants ($2,900)
The Bucs defense has been spectacular in 2019 with the seventh best defense in fantasy and the eighth best total defense in the NFL. They will be all over the rookie Daniel Jones at home week 3.