The NFL wrapped up Week 2 on Monday, and it’s time to start plotting out your Week 3 DFS lineups. A lot of the usual suspects dominated, but we had some under-the-radar names step up in a big way to key folks to victory.
Obviously, you would love to fill your daily lineup with Pro Bowlers from top to bottom, but spending money on a top-tier player in one spot, leaves you potentially scraping the barrel to fill out the rest of your roster.
So here are three wide receivers that could provide the best value for Week 3. (Values from DraftKings.)
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Marquise Brown (BAL) - $5,900
The Baltimore Ravens vs. the Kansas City Chiefs has all the makings to produce daily fantasy superstars all over the field, Brown is a home run hitter-type wide receiver, and in a game that has all the makings of a high-scoring affair, it only takes one big play for Brown to return huge value at his cost. It’s boom-or-bust this week, but the potential for “boom” makes Brown an intriguing daily fantasy option in Week 3.
Sterling Shepard (NYG) - $4,900
The only question for Shepard will be “who is throwing him the ball?” There is no reason to think Shepard will be forced to miss another game due to his concussion, and he has an incredibly favorable matchup against a Tampa Bay secondary that afforded Cam Newton plenty of open receivers in Week 2. Newton might have missed the intermediate throws, but that’s at least one thing Eli Manning can still do.
Kenny Golladay (DET) - $6,600
The Lions are facing the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3 who were just torched by Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2. Golladay is far from the caliber wide receiver Julio is, but he’s still shown himself to be Matthew Stafford’s primary read in the offense, so Golladay should still see plenty of targets. If Stafford and Golladay can turn the targets into receptions and points, look out.
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