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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to win at FanDuel Fantasy Football - Week 3 Strategy Guide - Daily Fantasy Football

Week three of the 2013 Fantasy Football season is here and it's amazing how things change from week to week in the NFL. Weeks one and two were defined by some extremely undervalued players. Those of you that followed my advice here last week took advantage and hopefully won as much money as I did. Last week guys like Desean Jackson ($5700) and Ahmad Bradshaw ($5700) and Mike Vick ($8100) were incredibly undervalued and those of us that went all in on those players reaped the benefits! If you haven't already, check out our week 2 recap. I wound up placing top ten in 4 tournaments last week three of which I ended up in the top two. If only Cincinnati Defense had put up 12 instead of just 10 on Monday Night a couple of those would have bounced to #1. In short it was a fantastic week for me and hopefully for our readers. These types of weeks are not going to happen all the time so don't get your expectations that high. Remember the strategy guide for Fanduel. We are playing 60 to 70% of our bets on easy odds 50/50 and Head to Head matchup's. The key is to break even on mediocre weeks and hit it big when your "ALL IN" players work out. Last week going all in on Shady, DeSean, and Vick really worked out well. The tournament winning lineups generally included Jimmy Graham and either Vick, Rodgers or Rivers at QB.

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Week 3 RB's To Target

For week 3 of the season the name of the game is injury replacements. As of this writing (Wednesday) the injury status of a number of star players is still unclear. If Ray Rice does not play (I think he may not) Bernard Pierce ($5900) becomes a must start. If Reggie Bush is held out Joique Bell ($6500) becomes the all in play of the week. I like James Starks ($5600) this week as well as an "ALL IN" play simply because the cost is so low and he is locked in as Green Bay's starter for this week. Keep an eye on Jacquizz Rodgers ($5600) as well subbing in for the injured Steven Jackson. Quizz's situation is more murky then the others because he will be sharing touches. The reset of player costs this week means you will need to pepper a couple of these low cost high value players. At the upper end of the spectrum some of the attractive matchups are:

#1 Jamal Charles $9200 @ Phi
#2 Doug Martin $8900 vs KC
#3 Fred Morris $8200 vs Detroit
#4 Lynch $8300 vs Jacksonville

It's up to you to figure out how to pepper these players in to your lineups. I will mix up lineups and include one value guy and one high cost guy, I'll also do some with 2 value guys, 2 high priced RB's mixed with a low cost QB etc. Try and mix it up as much as possible. Remember that Starks and especially Bell have the highest upside of the value replacements. If its clear that Bush is out I can see going in 95% on Bell.

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Week 3 WR's to Target:

The WR situation for week 3 is interesting as well. Gone are the cheap price points for DJax and Garcon. I still like both players this week but at $7400 and $7000 respectively they are more fairly valued then they'd been the past couple of weeks. Andre Johnson left last week's game with concussion syptoms. If he is held out then DeAndre Hopkins ($5700) becomes a nice value play. I also like Kenbrell Tompkins ($5400) this week coming off a long 10 days of practice with Tom Brady and with Revis likely covering Edelman. Another player to take a shot on is Eddie Royal ($4500). Royal isn't great but the Chargers offense is clicking right now and he's cheap. He also appears to be their #1 WR.

At the high end of the WR I like most of the players equal to their value. Pepper in Megatron, Julio Jones, AJ Green, DeSean, Welker, Demaryus, Fitzgerald (if healthy) Garcon, Cobb, Cruz, Bolden etc to your lineups in equal weighting.

Week 3 Defense To Target

When Jacksonville is traveling to Seattle ($5700) for an ass whoopin there isn't much more that needs to be said. I will be trying to find a way to get Seattle D on all of my lineups. Some cheaper alternatives if you need those extra dollars: Minnesota D ($5000) taking on a Cleveland Team without Weeden at QB. I also like Buffalo D and New York Jets D.

Week 3 TE to Target:

This is another tricky area this week. TE's are inconsistent so I try to pepper them in to my lineups without grabbing too many shares of any one particular one. Guys I like this week:

Jared Cook ($6000) @ Dallas
Greg Olsen ($6300) @ Giants
Jason Witten ($6500) Vs St Louis
Vernon Davis ($7100) Vs Indy if healthy
Jimmy Graham ($8000) Vs Arizona - Graham is always a good play but it will be tricky to get him in a lineup at that price.

Week 3 QB's With Great Matchups:

This is where the money is often made or lost. Each week I try to mix in a few QB's and let the lineups come to me based off that. For week three some guys I like are:

Colin Kaepernick ($9200) vs Indy
Mike Vick ($8900) vs KC
RG3 ($8600) vs Det
Stafford ($8500) @ WAS
Russell Wilson ($8100) vs JAC
Value Play:
Carson Palmer ($6900) @ NO

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