DAILY FANTASY PLAYERS WILL BENEFIT FROM A SHOOTOUT IN CHARLOTTE
It's Week 3, and if you're a glass half-empty kind of person, you'll realize that the regular season is 17.6 percent completed after this weekend's games. However, if you're a glass half-full kind of a person, you know there is still a ton of football to go.
Let's get started on where to watch the games:
Houston at Baltimore (1pm CBS), N.Y. Giants at Carolina (1pm FOX), Detroit at Washington (1pm FOX), San Diego at Tennessee (1pm CBS), Arizona at New Orleans (1pm FOX), Tampa Bay at New England (1pm FOX), Green Bay at Cincinnati (1pm FOX), St. Louis at Dallas (1pm FOX), Cleveland at Minnesota (1pm CBS)
Atlanta at Miami (405pm FOX), Buffalo at N.Y. Jets (425pm ET CBS), Indianapolis at San Francisco (425pm ET CBS), Jacksonville at San Francisco (425pm CBS)
Chicago at Pittsburgh (8:30pm NBC) (* ALL TIMES EASTERN)
SURVIVOR POOL PICK - Minnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland Browns
GUARANTEED BET OF THE WEEK - Minnesota Vikings (-6.5) vs. Cleveland Browns
(DraftKings.com salaries in parantheses)
THESE 10 WILL BE PERFECT
Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland ($5000 at Minnesota): The Browns offense will be ugly, and expecting much from Hoyer is silly. However, at this price level, he is worth a look if you want to basically assure yourself of loading up with top-notch talent at every other position. If you don't trust Hoyer, read on.
Eli Manning, QB, N.Y. Giants ($8100 at Carolina): Manning has turned the ball over frequently, but he has still posted some big-time stat lines. He will have another big game in Charlotte, as the Panthers are banged up. Safeties Charles Godfrey and Quintin Mikell are both OUT due to injury, and things are so bad that practice squad recall Robert Lester will start at safety. That will have Manning and company licking their chops.
Joique Bell, RB, Detroit ($4600 at Washington): The Lions might elect to sit RB Reggie Bush (knee) in Sunday's game in Washington which would clear the way for Bell to see a ton of touches. Check the inactives around 11:30am ET. Even if Bush does play, his touches might be limited, making Bell a solid low-priced option.
Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Cleveland ($3000 at Minnesota): Everyone is on board the Willis McGahee ($3000) train, but he will have limited knowledge of the Cleveland playbook after just signing a few days ago. Ogbonnaya has a deep knowledge of what is going on, and he should post a solid stat line to far exceed his salary expectations. His inclusion to your lineup will also help you to load up elsewhere.
Bernard Pierce, RB, Baltimore ($4500 vs Houston): Pierce is in line to get the start with RB Ray Rice (hip) doubtful to play against the Texans. Pierce should see plenty of touches not only in the ground game, also through the air.
Marlon Brown, WR, Baltimore ($5000 vs Houston): The rookie has found the end zone in each of the first two regular season games, and four straight games if you count the final two preseason contests. He also has four grabs in each of the first two games this season, drawing the eye of QB Joe Flacco ($7000).
Tony Gonzalez, TE, Atlanta ($5600 at Miami): Gonzalez has been licking his lips thinking about the double coverages the Dolphins might employ against WR Julio Jones ($9100). If so, that would leave one-on-one coverage for Gonzo, and plenty of targets. The Dolphins have struggled to contain opposing TEs this season, making Gonzalez a very attractive play.
Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco ($3000 vs Indianapolis): McDonald might be a very valuable, and low-priced Fantasy option, if TE Vernon Davis (hamstring) is deemed inactive. If so, McDonald could produce a surprising stat line.
Graham Gano, PK, Carolina ($3000 vs N.Y. Giants): This game figures to be a track meet, and scoring opportunities should be aplenty.
Vikings DST ($4200 vs Cleveland): The Vikings will be facing a backup QB and a slew of mish-mash running backs. A single-digit point total by the Browns wouldn't be surprising to say the least.
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