DFS Bargains: Week 3


It’s time to win some money! We are here to help you win your DFS tournaments, head-to-head matchups, and featured contests. Each position will feature one bargain player that you can stash into your lineups. There is a great deal of them, but to make things quick and easy, one player will be analyzed, and a few will follow under the “other notables” section. We will use DraftKings and FanDuel, as they are America’s top-two most popular sports betting apps. All players below will feature in Sunday’s games only. Good luck, and happy fantasying. 


QB) Daniel Jones – New York Giants (vs ATL)

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DraftKings: $5,800

FanDuel: $7,400


DFS Outlook: Jones finds himself at a cheap price for someone who’s on pace to finish as the QB5 in fantasy football. Through two games this season, his team is (0-2), but he has produced impressive numbers. Jones has topped 500 passing yards, along with two passing touchdowns. He’s also leading his team in rushing yards (122) and rushing touchdowns (2). Throw him in your DFS lineups if you want to go with a cheap QB with an enticing matchup. Atlanta has given up the MOST fantasy points to QBs this season. 


Other Notables: 

  • Teddy Bridgewater (vs NYJ) – $5,800 DK, $7,300 FD
  • Justin Fields (at CLE) – $5,200 DK, $6,500 FD
  • Jacoby Brissett (at LV) – $4,900 DK, $6,700 FD


RB) Ty’Son Williams (at DET)

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DraftKings: $5,800

FanDuel: $6,400


DFS Outlook: Williams has been a solid play in DFS lineups through two weeks. Although he’s only received 22 total carries, the Ravens’ RB1 has turned that into 142 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry. He’s also serving as the team’s lead receiving back with five receptions for 45 yards. Don’t hesitate to slide him into your lineup this week against an abysmal Lions defense. Aaron Jones found the endzone four times against them last week. Why not start the RB facing off against them this week as well? 


Other Notables: 

  • Kenyan Drake (vs MIA) – $5,500 DK, $5,700 FD
  • Myles Gaskin (at LV) – $5,400 DK, $5,900 FD
  • Mike Davis (at NYG) – $5,100 DK, $5,700 FD


WR) JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers (vs CIN)

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DraftKings: $6,000

FanDuel: $6,100


DFS Outlook: Diontae Johnson is officially out against the Bengals, and the stocks for Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool should go up tremendously. Now that the target hog (Johnson has 22 targets in two games) will miss Week 3, expect Smith-Schuster to fill in his “target machine” role. He should lead the team in targets and receptions. In two games against Cincinnati last season, the fifth-year pro hauled in 12 of his 19 targets for 92 yards and one touchdown. Now that he should be the go-to guy this week, he could see numbers close to that mark in this one game alone. 


Other Notables: 

  • Sterling Shepard (vs ATL) – $5,900 DK, $6,400 FD
  • Marquise Brown (at DET) – $5,600 DK, $6,600 FD
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones (vs CHI) – $3,000 DK, $5,500 FD


TE) Kyle Pitts – Atlanta Falcons (at NYG) 

Giants face unusual task in slowing down Kyle Pitts

DraftKings: $4,900

FanDuel: $6,200


DFS Outlook: The rookie first-round pick looks like a true pro two games into his NFL career. Against a good Tampa Bay defense last week, he hauled in five of his six targets for 76 yards. This effort landed him as the TE8 on the week, and he could finish even higher this week against a Giants defense that struggles against TEs. New York has given up the fifth-most fantasy points to Pitts’ position this season, and for his price, he’s a surefire DFS bargain TE. Noah Fant almost brings as much value for the price, but you have to think, Pitts is easily Matt Ryan’s top pass-catcher outside of Calvin Ridley. 


Other Notables: 

  • Noah Fant (vs NYJ) – $4,800 DK, $6,100 FD
  • Logan Thomas (at BUF) – $4,700 DK, $5,700 FD
  • Jared Cook (at KC) – $3,900 DK, $5,300


D/ST) Baltimore Ravens (at DET)

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DraftKings: $3,600

FanDuel: $4,400


DFS Outlook: Baltimore’s defense has looked a little rough so far to start the season. But they’ve had two tough matchups against an improved Raiders team and a Chiefs squad that’s nearly impossible to slow down. This should be their bounce-back week, as they take on a struggling Detroit Lions team. There are better defenses with better matchups (Broncos against the Jets, Patriots against the Saints, and Steelers against the Bengals), but for the price, you can’t find a better value at the D/ST spot. Take the bargain price, and I guarantee you won’t regret it. 


Other Notables: 

  • New York Giants (vs ATL) – $3,300 DK, $3,900 FD
  • Chicago Bears (at CLE) – $3,000 DK, $4,100 FD
  • Tennessee Titans (vs IND) – $2,400 DK, $4,500 FD


Bargain of the Week: Chase Edmonds (at JAX) 

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DraftKings: $5,700

FanDuel: $6,600


DFS Outlook: Let’s see if I can go the entire season without botching my “bargain of the week” players (knock on wood). Last week, Teddy Bridgewater found himself in this section, and he finished as the QB11. Edmonds has a great matchup against a struggling Jaguars defense. Jacksonville has given up the 10th-most fantasy points to RBs this season, and they have lost 17 straight games. Expect Edmonds to lead his team in rushing, and don’t be surprised if he produces a good amount in the receiving game as well. Last week, Jacksonville allowed Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon to combine for 95 rushing yards, three receptions, and 48 receiving yards. With James Conner struggling to find opportunities in Arizona’s offense, Edmonds could find himself tasked with a huge role this week. 

Did you enjoy this article and want more fantasy content? Make sure to check out my recent posts, and stay tuned for other positional rankings in the future. You can also follow me on Twitter @dirrim23, where I love talking about all things fantasy football!



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