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The 3 worst values at running back in Week 3 DFS

Injuries to quarterbacks hurt more than just the wide receivers.

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The NFL regular season is underway, and with the NFL season comes the season for daily fantasy football lineups. If you’re a daily fantasy player, you know that a successful lineup has to have a solid combination of big-name star power players that are known commodities with a few high-upside players that provide a little more bang for your buck.

If you pay up for a big name in your daily fantasy lineup, you definitely cannot afford for that player to put up a dud of a game in your lineup.

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So here are three running backs that will likely provide some of the worst value for Week 3. (Values from DraftKings.)

Alvin Kamara (NO) - $8,000

The injury to Drew Brees hurts Kamara just as much as any other Saints pass-catcher. If opposing defenses, including the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3, don’t fear Teddy Bridgewater as a passer, then they’re going to stack the box for Kamara and he could struggle to find running lanes. Kamara rushed 13 times for only 45 yards in Week 2 against the Rams and it could be a similar story this week.

Le’Veon Bell (NYJ) - $7,000

The New England Patriots look absolutely unstoppable right now. If the Patriots get out ahead early, the Jets could be forced to abandon the run to chase points. While Bell is an excellent pass-catching back, his ceiling is still limited when the game script likely dictates forcing the ball down field instead of taking the short checkdown routes to the running back.

James Conner (PIT) - $6,400

Like with Kamara, the injury to Conner’s future hall of fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hurt’s Conner’s fantasy production in Week 3. Look for opposing defenses, including a San Francisco defense in Week 3 that just manhandled Joe Mixon of the Bengals, to focus in on Conner without Big Ben’s arm threatening them deep outside. Add in the fact that Conner is suffering from a minor injury, and all signs point to “stay away” in Week 3.

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