I am adding a new article to our weekly DFS breakdowns that could help you win some money. This week I will start discussing my top play at every position. I will give one QB, two RBs, two WRs, one TE and a D/ST. These players are necessarily the players who I think are a part of a winning lineup, rather these are the players I think will score the most points at their positions this week.
QB: Derek Carr, Raiders ($6,800)
The Raiders vs. Redskins game is the highest total of the week. Derek Carr has looked very good so far in this young season and I think he builds off that this week. The Redskins are 26th in the league in terms of passing yards allowed per game through the first two weeks. They faced Carson Wentz in week one and Jared Goff in week two. I think Carr and the Raiders’ offense is significantly better than both of the opponents the Redskins have already faced. It is going to be a long day for Washington’s defense against Carr and this dynamic offense.
RB: Le’Veon Bell, Steelers ($8,800)
Le’Veon Bell went from 10 rushing attempts in week one to 27 rushing attempts in week two. So, why didn’t he have a big game last week? Well, he faced a very good Vikings defense. The Bears have been decent against the run so far, but they have yet to face Le’Veon Bell. I think he will see around the same amount of touches as the Steelers should be winning this game and Ben Roethlisberger is not very good on the road. This is the week the real Le’Veon Bell stands up.
RB: Jay Ajayi, Dolphins ($7,700)
The Dolphins featured Jay Ajayi a whole lot last week against the Chargers. He carried the ball 28 times and went for 122 rushing yards, while adding two receptions. The Chargers have been bad against the run early in the season, but do you know who has been worse? Yup, the Dolphins week 3 opponents, the New York Jets. I expect Ajayi to be featured a lot once again and I think he will score a touchdown this week against a team who has given up the most rushing touchdowns in the league thus far.
WR: Julio Jones, Falcons ($9,300)
The Lions have given up the 10th most receiving yards so far this season. People are saying, “Well, Darius Slay shut down Odell Beckham last week. He could do it again against Julio Jones.” No, Slay did not shut down Beckham last week. Beckham is not 100% and the Giants were only throwing him short routes. He caught 4 of his 5 targets, while the one he did not haul in he dropped. I expect a healthy Julio Jones to feast in this high scoring game.
WR: Keenan Allen, Chargers ($7,200)
How dare I go against the Chiefs defense, right? As Donald Trump once said, “WRONG!”. The Chiefs have been getting torched so far this season, as they have allowed the fourth most receiving yards in the league. Keenan Allen and Philip Rivers looked to be on the same page last week and I expect more of that this week. The Chargers and Chiefs always seem to play close, high-scoring games. I expect more of that this week.
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots ($6,800)
Oh, so close to Gronk being priced at $6,900! The jokes that could have been made. Anyway, Rob Gronkowski had a very good game last week and looked to regain his form after a tough week one. He also went up against Chiefs’ Eric Berry in week one, who has been a top safety in the league when healthy. Tom Brady looks mad and I think the Patriots will come out on fire once again. With all of the injuries to the Patriots’ receivers and Brandin Cooks not looking comfortable just yet, I think Gronk will have another big game.
D/ST: Denver Broncos ($3,600)
Did you see what the Broncos did to the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott last week? If you did not, then you do not understand why I am going with them as my top pick this week. The Bills, like the Cowboys, love to run the ball. However, they do not have even close to the same rushing attack as the Cowboys do. LeSean McCoy is very good, but he is not Zeke and the Bills’ offensive line is not as good as the Cowboys’ O-Line. On top of that, Dak Prescott is a much better QB than Tyrod Taylor and the Bills do not have a receiver even close to the caliber as Dez Bryant is. The Bills will be luck to break 10 points in this one.
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